CEO
NOW

"I've always loved outdoor advertising. It has to have immediate impact with 6 words and/or an amazing visual. And it feels like a dying art. Long live outdoor."

Melissa started her career in advertising at Grey, where she worked on a range of brands including Pedigree Chum and ITV. In 1999 she moved to the new start up Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, where she stayed for the next 12 years, rising through the ranks to become MD and overseeing award-winning work for Travelocity, the Department of Health and Waitrose. In 2011, she left to join another start up, this time as one of the founders of Now with John Townshend and Kate Waters. 

Judging panel

Anto Chioccarelli

Lead of Creative Partnership
JCDecaux UK

Arran Javed

Head of OOH Trading
MediaCom UK

Bob Wootton

Executive Director
FEPE International

Claire Sadler

Group Brand Director
BT Group

David Vokes

Sales Director
Metro

Dino Burbidge

Director of Technology & Innovation
WCRS

Glenn Brawn

Joint Managing Director
Redbus Media Group

Jen Smith

Global Creative Director
Maxus

Jessica Roberts

Chief Development Client Officer
OMD UK

Katie Lee

Managing Director
Sunshine

Kym Frank

President
Geopath

Liliana Caro

Global Chief Marketing Officer
Kinetic Worldwide

Maya Bogle

Co-founder
Talenthouse

Rik Moore

Head Of Creative Strategy
Havas Media

Robin Garton

Executive Creative Director
Pulse Creative

Roy Shepherd

Head of Out-of-Home
Goodstuff