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What Are The Native Advertising Awards?

The Native Advertising Awards aim to acknowledge and reward the greatest players in our field. We wish to promote inspiring, effective, and creative work that helps organizations worldwide tell great brand stories in a non-disruptive way.

The Native Advertising Awards include 33 categories under the themes: Organization, strategy, channels, and format. We honor both print and digital campaigns and we are proud to be the largest international award program dedicated to native advertising.

Traditionally, Native Advertising Awards Winners are honored at the annual Native Advertising DAYS conference held in November. Winners do not need to attend in person to receive their awards, however, most of the winners do this to get the full package of what is considered THE conference for the native advertising industry.

Eligibility

The Native Advertising Awards are open to all media companies, brands, organizations, companies, agencies, and studios engaged in producing native advertising. All entries must include work created and/or published from July 2018 – July 2019.

We accept entries and content from all over the world.

NB. Please note that sponsors of the Native Advertising Awards are not eligible in categories they sponsor.

 

Why You Should Enter Your Work

Entering the Native Advertising Awards Program:

  • Puts your company’s best work in the spotlight.
  • Motivates your staff and infuse organizational pride throughout the organization.
  • Earns recognition, respect, and prestige among your external stakeholders.
  • Benchmark your best work against your peers’ best work.

Award Categories

Organisation

Native Advertising Agency/Studio of the Year (under 20)

Awarded to the small native ad agency/studio that has done a prestigious job creating great native advertising projects – projects that can serve as an inspiration for the entire industry.

The jury looks at the agency’s projects and overall performance over the past year, the creativity that went into the campaigns and the innovation that can act as a beacon of inspiration.

To be eligible for this award, the Agency/Studio has to submit work in at least one more category.

The winner will be picked by the Chairman of the Jury and 4 jury members based on entries and numbers of nominations.

Native Advertising Agency/Studio of the Year (over 20)

Awarded to the large native ad agency/studio that has done a prestigious job creating great native advertising projects – projects that can serve as an inspiration for the entire industry.

The jury look at the agency’s projects and overall performance over the past year, the creativity that went into the campaigns and the innovation that can act as a beacon of inspiration.

To be eligible for this award, the Agency/Studio has to submit work in at least one more category.

The winner will be picked by the Chairman of the Jury and 4 jury members based on entries and numbers of nominations.

Native Advertising Marketer of the Year

We’re looking for the no.1 native advertising professional out there right now.

The one marketer who has proven that native advertising is here to stay, who has a rare set of skills that illuminates the potential in native advertising discipline, and has delivered results to brag about.

This person is the one to watch and the one to beat, when it comes to creating native advertising like no other.

The winner will be picked by the Chairman of the Jury and 4 members of the jury.

Brand of the Year

Did your brand shine brightly by means of native advertising this year?
We’re looking for a brand that has understood the importance of being non-disruptive and relevant in their marketing efforts on paid platforms.

The jury looks at the brand’s overall performance over the past year, the creativity that went into the branding as well as the relevancy of the efforts – and it takes an even closer look at the business results that came from your native advertising activities.

The winner will be picked by the Chairman of the Jury and 4 members of the jury.

Native Advertising Platform/Network of the Year

Not all platforms are built equally. And some may be more accessible, more service-minded, more data-oriented, and more easily-integrated than others.

The jury looks at who has done an extra good job this year, bringing customers on board and keeping them happy by delivering results that are reflected in an exponential increase when it comes to marketing monetization.

The winner will be picked by the Chairman of the Jury and 4 jury members based on entries and numbers of nominations.

Channel

Best Use of Programmatic

Are you the proud owner of a programmatic campaign that not only stood out in terms of creative content, but also excelled in terms of scalability and ROI?

If you are, your campaign could be a few clicks away from earning this prestigious title.

Best Use of Influencer

Some people have had great success building an audience on earned and owned media. And their audience could be leveraged by the right match of brand without seeming disruptive. You are that brand, and your influencer strategy was so successful that it calls for a nomination.

Best Use of LinkedIn

Did you choose to use LinkedIn as a prominent part of your native advertising strategy? And did your choice of channel turn out to be a great success?

Tell us what you did, how you went about it, and the outcome.

Best Use of Facebook

Share your best Facebook campaign with us – the campaign that was so creative, so innovative, so beautiful and so engaging that it left you AND your Facebook audience with your arms raised in triumph.

Best Use of Instagram

Have you run a campaign on Instagram that was so creative, so picture-perfect and so engaging that it is worth premiering with more than a high five?

Your tasteful use of Instagram could be what’s earning you an award as this year’s best use of Instagram.

Best Use of YouTube

Was YouTube your preferred channel of choice for native advertising in one of your recent campaigns and did you have success with killer content on this channel that added value to the brand in question? Natively speaking of course!

Let’s dive into your choice of channel, creative execution and ROI and see if that will earn you the award as the best use of YouTube this year.

Best Use of Print Media

Did you rock print media with your native advertising this year? Did you produce a piece so brilliant that the readers applauded it in a way that led to a closer brand-customer relationship? A piece so original, innovative and relevant that it may earn you the title as true print native ad pioneer.

You got the piece to brag about – we got the jury. Bring it on!

Best Use of AFP Broadcast

Moving pictures… and stories on screen. You brought your content ideas to broadcast and told stories so engaging that the viewer numbers and business results left no doubt about your success.

To be eligible in this category, your content should have been aired with a television station (international/national/local)

Best Use of AFP Web TV

Are you rocking web TV like no other with AFP content so relevant, informative and innovative that the audience kept coming back for more and maybe even subscribed to the channel because of you?

And did you succeed in leveraging your native advertising efforts to meet important KPIs for the marketing strategy in question?

If you are nodding away, you should submit your work and have the chance to win the award for the best use AFP Web TV.

NB. This category is not for stand-alone video content, but for advertiser funded programs such as conceptual online series/web tv shows.

Best Use of Online Media

To click or not to click, that is the question.

Is your online native advertising strong enough to intrigue online media users, relevant enough to get them hooked, and informative enough to even make them consume it through-and-through and share it around to their own peers?

If your native ad case encompasses an extraordinary audience experience, our jury is eager to take a closer look at it.

Best Use of Podcast

Have you taken on native advertising in the podcast medium and did you live to tell about it? I loved the disruptive listening experience… said no one ever!

So if you are the proud owner of a case of smooth native ad integration in a podcast that proved both relevant and effective, you should apply for this category.

Best in-app/in-game Native Advertising

In an effort to get visibility in the mobile arena your team has chosen native advertising via in-app or in-game and have received great feedback and results. The native value proposition was so well received that people couldn’t resist engaging with your ad unit. Through testing and/or optimization you’ve earned maximum results and return on your investment.

Best Use of Native Advertising in Virtual or Augmented Reality

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been all the rage the last few years. With it, a limited number of brands have been brave enough to launch native advertising campaigns in VR/AR environments. If you’ve braved this new frontier and had success, we want to hear your story. How was it successful and what were the challenges you overcame?

Best Use of Native Advertising in Email

Did you do an exceptional one-off long form email or a programmatic native email campaign this year containing a sophisticated example of native advertising at its best?

Was your email a textbook example of how native advertising should be done, so it does not disrupt the receiver or make them hit the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘complaint’ button in pure frustration of being targeted with pushy sales messages they did not sign up for?

Then this category is most definitely worth a shot if you want to hold the title as native advertising email champion of 2018.

Strategy

Best Native Advertising Strategy

The award will go to the bullet proof native advertising strategy that excels on all parameters. From the creative and innovative production to the execution, distribution and promotion of the whole shebang. Not to forget the ROI – a pretty strategy is not enough, you have to be able to show that it was worth the investment.

Most effective Native Advertising Campaign

WARNING: Math ahead!
This award goes to a native advertising campaign with a business case so smoking hot and ROI numbers so enviable that the effectiveness holds true legacy potential.

Most creative Native Advertising Campaign

This is a call for all the wonderful native creatives and their best work.

We’re looking for sophisticated commercial beauty, innovation to die for and mad creative mindsets brought to life in a one-of-a-kind campaign that makes everything else fade away compared to this master stroke.

Best integrated Program (Omni-channel integration)

Were you courageous enough to integrate more than one channel in your native advertising mix? And did you manage to leverage your omni-channel program with a great result?

We’re looking for the best and boldest program out there that managed to make it all come together.

Best Mobile Strategy

Are you the proud owner of a non-intrusive mobile first strategy that has resulted in high performance and an elegant adaptation of the opportunities of mobile.

If so, you should own this category.

Best Native Advertising Program B2C

Show us your most fierce program across platforms that managed to engage and excite an audience while promoting a brand, product or service in a relevant, informative or entertaining way.

And lets stress that we are talking native advertising here and not ‘business as usual’ advertising.

Best Native Advertising Program B2B

Show us your most fierce program across platforms that managed to engage and excite an audience while promoting a brand, product or service in a relevant, informative or entertaining way.

And lets stress that we are talking native advertising here and not ‘business as usual’ advertising.

Best use of Native Advertising on a Small Budget

Not all great native advertising requires big budgets – and not all brands are able to afford spending big bucks on an advertising campaign. This category acknowledges the professionals who manage to do so much with very little. Your effort is a proof that behind every great result lies a great idea.

Small budget = €40.000 / $50.000 or lower.

Best Native Advertising User Activation Campaign

If you’ve gone above and beyond to make a campaign that did more than just encourage readers/users to consume, like, comment and share the content then this category is for you.

This category embraces fun formats and gamification elements – still with a focus on non-disruptiveness, great content and added value to readers/users who engage in the campaign.

Format

Best Use of Infographic

Often, infographics make stats, facts and figures go down more smoothly and it can be a helpful choice of format to make complex and abstract topics more digestible and concrete.

And you managed to do just that this year. You made an infographic that did the trick – made complex matters seem more simple, and brought a better general understanding of an abstract matter to more people through beautiful graphic art.

Best use of video

Did you manage to produce and distribute video content that was so good that you are still riding the waves from your paid media efforts? Tell us how you managed to engage users and pulled off a great success story for future native ad playbooks.

Best use of text

Sometimes carefully chosen words, sentences and storylines are all it takes to win over an audience. And copywriting is an art in itself.

If your pen worked wonders in a published article in a print and/or digital media and you managed to captivate, engage and excite your readers with your story, your work deserves to be honoured.

Best series of sponsored articles

You made not one… but several articles that took the reader on a journey of amazing storytelling built on topics and themes with a commercial destination in mind – yet you delivered content so informative, so relevant and so entertaining that the reader did not mind reading your content as a part of their consumption of editorial content.

Best Series of Sponsored Videos

You made not one but an entire series of great native ad videos. You took the viewer on a journey of amazing storytelling built on topics and themes with a commercial destination in mind. Moreover, you delivered content so informative, so relevant, and so entertaining that the viewer did not mind viewing your content as a part of their consumption of their daily dose of online content.

The Native Advertising AWARDS Jury 2019

Stephanie Losee
Head of Content at Visa

Stephanie Losee is the Head of Content for VISA. Previously she was the Executive Director of Branded Content at POLITICO, and before that, she was Managing Editor of Dell, directing Dell’s editorial content strategy and formalizing Dell’s role as a brand publisher. Among other projects, she led the launch of Dell’s Paid Posts as the inaugural brand on The New York Times’ native advertising platform and spearheaded the launch of Dell’s news site, Tech Page One, which was recently expanded to become the brand front door for all of Dell. She is a former writer at Fortune and editor at PC Magazine.

Stephanie is the Head of the Native Advertising Award Board.

Sailesh Jani
Mananging Partner

Sail is a Managing Partner and Global Business Lead at McCann London. With over 14 years’ experience in integrated advertising, Sail has been instrumental in driving innovative solutions across brands and sectors alike, such as Nokia, EasyJet, Hugo Boss, SEGA, EA and eBay. Most famously known for helping bring home the metal for numerous Microsoft Xbox campaigns, Sail has helped his clients’ win over 250 international creative awards including a remarkable 30 Cannes Lions. Engaging and no stranger to industry events, Sail has featured at conferences including Figaro Digital, Adtech and Creative Summit. Dedicated and passionate about creative, there’s nothing Sail enjoys more than delivering a ground-breaking engagement programme. That’s when he’s not busy taking photographs from obscure angles and trekking through jungles.

Jesper Laursen
Founder and CEO of the Native Advertising Institute

In addition to founding the Native Advertising Institute, Jesper Laursen is the CEO of Brand Movers and Media Movers. The companies work with content marketing and journalism, respectively.

Jesper, a passionate content marketing and native advertising entrepreneur and speaker, believes that native advertising done right, holds a great potential for getting your message across to the right people, at the right time, and in the right manner.

Currently, his company Brand Movers is hosting the biggest content marketing conference in Scandinavia called Clever Content, they publish the largest magazine in Northern Europe on the subject called Content Marketing Magazine and work they with various brands and media on native advertising projects.

Susan Borst
VP, Mobile - IAB

At IAB, Susan leads the Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and all mobile-dominant initiatives including Native/Content/Social, B2B and Games. She works with hundreds of digital publisher/technology providers to set guidelines and industry thought leadership. Susan was named one of “15 People in NYC that are Changing Advertising That You Need to Know About” by Alley Watch, a “Top 50 Content Marketing Influencer at CM World 2016” by TopRank, and a “Top 50 Marketing Leaders Over 50” by Brand Watch for two years running. She is on the jury for the Native Advertising Institute Awards, The Content Marketing Institute Awards and the Shorty Awards and is a frequent speaker at SXSW, iMedia Connect, Business Insider Ignition, Social Media Week and more.

Stuart Feil
Custom Publishing Director at Adweek

Stuart manages Adweek’s content studio, crafting content-driven campaigns for brands that want to reach its audience of marketing decision makers. He also oversees Adweek’s sponsored research and webinar programs. Prior to Adweek, he was Editorial Director of Forbes Insights, the sponsored research group at Forbes.

Clare Carr
VP of Marketing at Parse.ly

Clare leads marketing, communications, and brand at Parse.ly. She’s translated a background in start-ups, renewable energy, and digital media into a passion for discovering what makes something worthy of audience attention. In 2017, Clare led an effort that resulted in a 200% increase in lead generation and a 1000% ROI (yes, you read that right!) through a program that combined original research with in-house data and analysis. Using native advertising and branded content as the primary distribution method, the campaign not only hit all revenue goals, but also increased the company’s share of voice, drove speaking opportunities and allowed the team at Parse.ly to invest further in content creation.

Clare also wants to help publishers understand how to make their case for native advertising stronger to potential advertisers and marketers. A contributor to The Drum, Native Ad Institute, and Digital Content Next, Clare speaks across the world on how analytics and data can unleash creative potential. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Clare lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Markus Frank
Managing Director at Verizon Media, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Markus Frank is Managing Director of Verizon Media (formerly Oath) in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is responsible for the direction of the
business. Within these markets, the 46-year-old is in charge of Verizon
Media’s display, mobile and video inventory offering, the ad tech portfolio for
advertisers and publishers.
Markus Frank has more than 15 years of experience in the digital marketing
industry. Prior to the strategic merger of AOL and Yahoo to Verizon Media
(formerly Oath), he was Managing Director of AOL for Germany, Austria and
Switzerland. Previous to this role and before AOL’s global partnership with
Microsoft, Markus was Director of Sales & Trade Marketing for Microsoft
Advertising for over ten years. Here he was responsible for the Advertising
and Online (A&O) business unit as well as being a member of Microsoft
Germany’s executive management team. Before joining Microsoft, he worked
at Yahoo as Head of Agency & Regional Sales, where he was responsible for
the agency business. Prior to this, he held numerous roles including one at
Stock-World-Media AG.
Since 2010, Markus Frank has been on the board of the
Online-Vermarkterkreis (OVK – Circle of Online Marketers) of the
Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW). Since 2014, he has also been a
member of the advisory board at the leading industry conference dmexco.

Bettina von Schlippe
President at RSVP

Having graduated from Munich University with a Diploma in Political Science,
History and Philosophy, Bettina’s first professional experiences were in vocational training during the exciting period after the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany’s reunification. What followed were a first stint in publishing with Gruner+Jahr and media agency MMM in Hamburg, then a move to the rapidly ascending boomtown of Moscow in 1997, where Bettina continued her career in PR, media relations and event management with BBDO and Conde Nast Russia, followed by a decision in 2003 to start out on her own.

As the founder of R.S.V.P. – PR & Lifestyle Agency, Bettina has ventured into new markets, setting up offices in Singapore and Malaysia, and taken up the role of Publisher for Buro 24/7 in both these markets.

Today, Buro247.sg and its Malaysian sister-site Buro247.my are the leading online offerings for international lifestyle and luxury brands looking to promote products and services in the digital space. Native advertising, KOL management and influencer campaigns, social media marketing and new technologies have become the pivot for the creative minds that form R.S.V.P.’s teams in Moscow’s HQ as well as the SE Asian subsidiaries.

R.S.V.P. is a member of the Sermo network of international boutique agencies and the winner of the Sermo Award for the best native campaign for Hermes’ Cape Cod Collection in 2016.

Buro 24/7 won international acclaim for its Prada Dollhouse native campaign in 2017. Bettina invests all her energy and expertise into the development of a 360 signature approach merging the best of two worlds – the narrative power of editorials and the marketing expertise of the agency — in order to create new formats of engaging storytelling.

Ben Benrubi
Director of Partnerships at VaynerMedia

Ben Benrubi is Director of Partnerships at VaynerMedia, a full-service, global digital creative and media agency. Based in London, he specializes in platform partnerships, business development, creative strategy and emerging media consulting. Before joining the Partnerships team three years ago, Ben was an account strategist at VaynerMedia servicing the General Electric (GE) account.

Prior to working at VaynerMedia, Ben developed and launched the social media presence for Bodega Catena Zapata, a leading global winery in Mendoza, Argentina.

Ben graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Broadcast Production & Media Communications.

Fara Warner
Co-Founder at A Picture's Worth.

Fara Warner has worked in every storytelling medium from traditional print, books, and digital publishing to virtual reality films throughout her three-decade career. She is an award-winning author and journalist who speaks on the art and science of storytelling in a digital age, trends in digital publishing as well as the critical need for diversity in the creative teams and women’s growing economic and social power.

In the past decade, she has led diverse teams of developers, designers, writers, and editors to create compelling and creative custom content programs for the world’s largest brands, including Ford Motor Co., Morgan Stanley, MINI USA and Netflix.
Her focus on creativity, journalism-forward storytelling and production excellence can be seen in the work she has created for WSJ. Custom Studios, the custom content unit of The Wall Street Journal, where the team’s work has been awarded the Cannes Lion for Effectiveness,  two D&AD Pencils for design and development as well as more than 70 other awards for editing, design and development.

Chad Pollitt
Native advertising expert, CMO influencer, and key note speaker

Chad Pollitt, a decorated veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and former US Army Commander, is an Adjunct Professor of Internet Marketing at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an Adjunct Instructor of Content Marketing at the Rutgers University Business School. He’s also a co-founder of Relevance.com, an award winning digital publication.

A member of a Forbes Top 100 list, Chad authored “The Native Advertising Manifesto,” “The Content Promotion Manifesto”, and “51 Things Your Mother Taught You About Inbound Marketing.” He is a regular contributor to industry media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Guardian, and Social Media Today.

He has been creating profitable online campaigns for over 16 years for some of the World’s most recognizable brands. All while delivering tens of millions of dollars of tracked return on SEO alone.

Named a top five content marketing thought leader and top 20 CMO influencer, he continues to innovate by leading the emerging industry of online content promotion and distribution.

Elli Mäkilä
CEO and Founder of Storybound Oy

Elli Mäkilä founded content marketing agency Storybound Oy in 2018 after working in the field of media and advertising for over 20 years. Her CV includes several editor-in-chief positions, TV screenwriting and producing and position of the Head of Native Advertising for a major Finnish publishing house. She is the Chair of IAB Finland’s Content Marketing Committee. She is also one of the ”100 Significant Women in Native Advertising 2018” by Native Advertising Institute.

She connects internationally to develop more ethical native advertising policies and international quality recommendations, as well as from a corporate social responsibility point of view. Furthermore, Mäkilä is currently developing a structured model for native advertising and content marketing for performing art companies.

Mäkilä is known as an early bird, waking up at 05 am and hating lazy attitudes. She is a networker who loves to share ideas and connect experts from different areas. In 2013, she founded Private Business Women’s Society Occúrsus Club to gather like-minded women in leadership to promote good codes of conduct and ethical business.

Melanie Deziel
Founder of the Overlap League

Melanie Deziel is an award-winning branded-content strategist, consultant, and speaker who travels the world educating marketing, sales, and editorial teams on branded-content best practices.
Deziel started The Overlap League native ad newsletter, writes the New Media Navigator column for Inc, teaches social media for Syracuse University’s online Master’s program, and is on the board of the Native Advertising Institute. She is the former director of creative strategy for Time Inc. and was the first editor of branded content at The New York Times, where she wrote the sponsored content pieces that won the 2014 and 2015 Best Native Advertising Execution OMMA Award, including the acclaimed “Women Inmates” piece for Netflix.Melanie Deziel is an award-winning branded-content strategist, consultant, and speaker who travels the world educating marketing, sales, and editorial teams on branded-content best practices.
Deziel started The Overlap League native ad newsletter, writes the New Media Navigator column for Inc, teaches social media for Syracuse University’s online Master’s program, and is on the board of the Native Advertising Institute. She is the former director of creative strategy for Time Inc. and was the first editor of branded content at The New York Times, where she wrote the sponsored content pieces that won the 2014 and 2015 Best Native Advertising Execution OMMA Award, including the acclaimed “Women Inmates” piece for Netflix.

Tom Jenen
Director, Advisor at Threepwood Ltd.

Tom consults with large media companies and tech startups on revenue and product strategies, and runs commercial operations for Oriel Ventures, whose platform unblocks content, ads and analytics for publishers in alignment with the Coalition for Better Ads. Until recently, Tom was Chief Commercial Officer for Polar, the branded content technology partner to some of the world’s largest premium publishers, helping them strengthen and build their direct-sold branded content business and align the technology stack around content revenue.

Irina Pashina
Senior Director, Content Marketing at SAP

Irina is a global content strategy expert and speaker with extensive experience in the technology and nonprofit sectors. Leading a content strategy function at SAP, she feels fortunate to shape superior customer experiences with a focus on digital transformation. Irina has driven large content marketing projects, and guided co-workers and teams in her various roles. Her ability to connect with people across cultures and functional areas has been a key factor for success in multiple fields of marketing and communications. Irina’s passion for mentoring, great customer experience, and content as a connector and differentiator is what makes her run.

Morten Saxnaes
Head of Brand Activation and Social at & Co.

Morten is an award-winning online marketing and communications professional, working with digital strategy, new media and product innovation. A prominent profile in the Danish new media and digital marketing industry. Morten is also a vigorous speaker and he is often used as a new media expert on national television.

Nina Noergaard Jacobsen
CEO & Founder at Biites

Nina recently founded biites.com, a new film-platform dedicated to collecting and displaying the best in advertiser funded long form film and series. She currently works with both brands and tv-production companies to help create the next generation of AFP programs and to take sponsored film and series to the next level.
She is dedicated to connecting business value to content marketing. As previous head of Business Development and Marketing at one of Denmark’s largest law-firms Nina was at the forefront in integrating innovative content marketing with measurable business KPI’s in an otherwise largely conservative industry. Prior to this, Nina lead the development of one of the largest Danish entrepreneurial fairs in Copenhagen. During her work with founders and start-up’s Nina focused on creating a content strategy for the event based on the entrepreneurs stories, dreams and aspirations.

Carol Matta
Native Advertising Director at DMS (Digital Media Arm of Choueiri Group)

With over 13 years experience in the communication, PR and media industry on the agency, client and publisher’s side, Carol’s career included working across an array of renowned brands from different industries with her latest role being behind developing and leading the regional communication department of an international beauty brand, where she succeeded in bringing the brand’s media share of voice to rank #1 in the region. Today, Carol heads the Native Advertising product offering at DMS, the digital media arm of Choueiri Group, and her role focuses on making sure a state of the art solution is offered to the market.

David Landes
Content Director at Tale

David Landes is Content Director at Tale, a newly-started content agency within Diplomat Group, a strategic communications advisory firm based in Stockholm.

David is former Head of Commercial Content at The Local, Europe’s leading network of English language news sites. He joined The Local as a journalist in 2008, serving as editor of The Local Sweden from 2010 to 2014 before launching The Local Client Studio.

In addition to earlier journalistic stints with the Financial Times and the PBS NewsHour, David has also worked in commercial and public diplomacy at the US Embassy in Stockholm and the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC. He holds an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Elina Mansner
Marketing Director (B2B) at DNA Oyj

Elina Mansner is a passionate B2B-marketer who is specialized in content marketing and native advertising. She works as a Marketing Director at DNA Plc. She has a solid background in developing native advertising in Finland and encouraging media houses to offer new solutions to brands. During the past few years she has focused on developing data-driven, agile marketing processes. Her goal is to show, how high quality content and personalised customer experiences generate new business opportunities and create customer value.

David Osman
Co-Founder & CEO at Storygize

David Osman is Co-founder and CEO of Storygize, a native advertising technology that was built to enable marketers to drive better performance and ROI at every stage of the marketing funnel. After more than a decade leading one of the largest performance marketing networks in the world, David and an experienced team of content marketers and media buying professionals have develop a native 2.0 solution that has quickly captured the growing attention of experienced brand and performance marketers.

Stevie Antonioni
Commercial Director at Avid Global Media

Stevie Antonioni is a Digital Media and Communications Expert whose determination, innovative problem-solving, and extensive knowledge have all earned her the reputation as an industry leader. Over the course of 14 years, she has garnered in-depth digital media experience across numerous prominent blue-chip companies including ITV, Trinity Mirror and Hearst Magazines. Within that time, she has effectively spearheaded small and larger teams and executed countless short- and long-term strategies. 

Presently, Stevie serves as the Commercial Director at Avid Media, which is a part of the Dentsu Aegis Network. Continually dedicated to creating positive change within her community, she also strives to champion workplace equality and provide mentorship to up-and-coming female professionals.

Björn Owen Glad
Marketing Manager at Spoon Publishing

Björn Owen Glad works as Nordic CMO at the content marketing agency Spoon. He is an internationally accalaimed speaker and has been in the content marketing industry for almost a decade, dedicated to help brands and marketers tell better stories, challenge best practice, and get better results.

Claire Austin
Content Marketing Evangelist, LinkedIn

Claire Austin is Content Marketing Evangelist at LinkedIn. She is a Content Marketing, a Digital Strategist, a Public Speaker and a mentor with over 10 years of experience in the marketing industry, working both in the UK and Australia.

She is former Head of Audience at King Content and was the first social media employee. She has been at the forefront of building King Content’s social media and native advertising product offering, and team in Australia as well as globally.

Through her expertise and experience, Claire has helped brands to understand the power of social media and native ads to achieve business results. She has worked on local and global strategies for various B2B and B2C brands including Lenovo, Intuit, Telstra, Hans Small Goods, Flight Centre, Canon and NRMA.

Mark Brown
Director at Engage Content

Bio coming soon