Mike O’Brien F IDM, Jam Partnership
Mike O’Brien is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Jam Partnership, a channel agnostic digital consultancy specialising in digital transformation, marketing automation and human integration training. He is an IDM Tutor, an established keynote speaker, a contributor to best-selling marketing and digital strategy books, a passionate digital blogger, an award-winning copywriter and creative director, and a channel-agnostic, customer-centric futurologist. He is a founding partner in a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship start-up and one of a small number of marketers with extensive experience in brand, direct and digital marketing. As an IDM tutor, he has won Educator of the Year and has helped thousands of direct and digital marketers to gain professional qualifications. He is passionate about raising professional standards and using technology to enhance personal productivity. His client portfolio includes over 200 of the world’s top brands, including: HSBC, Barclays, Volvo, Jaguar, Sky Sports, VW, Amex, Barclaycard, Cancer Research, British Airways, Old Spice, Sony, Panasonic, Thomas Cook, NatWest, Legal & General, Unison, Royal Mail and the FT. Mike is also a member of the DMA Social Media and Customer Engagement Councils, and proud to be a Fellow of the IDM.
Steve Kemish F IDM, Managing Partner, JunctionAgency
Steve is a multi-award-winning marketer and has worked in digital marketing since 1997. He has worked client-side, helped grow a leading email service provider, consulted to numerous clients on digital strategy, and helped build one of the most respected and awarded B2B marketing agencies in the UK.
His passionate and insightful approach has gained him numerous industry awards. In recent years his work has seen wins at the B2B Marketing awards (five times) Database Marketing awards (twice), New Media Age awards, Revolution Digital Marketing awards, CRN awards, IDM Marketing awards, PPA and DMA awards.
He has worked on digital marketing and strategy with many global brands including Motorola, Cisco, ITV, Lego, Skype, British Airways and Oracle.
A highly regarded speaker, lecturer and writer, Steve has worked with the IDM since 2004 on various courses and events and has been invited to speak throughout the world on the subject of digital marketing. He was appointed a Fellow in 2009, making him one of their youngest ever appointments.
As well as his role at Junction he is an IDM tutor, a member of the IDM Digital Council, a guest lecturer at various British universities and a longstanding Superbrands judge.
Tim Hamill F IDM, Director, Data Ketchup
Tim is a founding partner of Data Ketchup, a data driven consultancy specialising in getting businesses better ROI through data driven insights and solutions. The company has recently added a powerful data driven SEO capability, and is now helping companies get fast, relevant and effective results.
He has held senior positions at Royal Mail, supporting the strategic development of the company pre and post privatisation, covering marketing, commercial development, Sales and partnership development.
He ran the Mail Media Centre where he significantly increased engagement with UK top 100 advertisers and their agencies through research, product development, marketing channels and new industry partnerships.
Recent highlights have been the successful launch of a brand new media and data planning division at Royal Mail which is successfully working on an ongoing basis with some of the UK’s biggest advertisers, and winning awards.
He is a member of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing Data Council, a member of their educational advisory board, and is also a tutor on IDM courses, and has been an awards judge for the DMA.
Julie Atherton F IDM, Managing Director, Small Wonder
A business and marketing consultant with significant experience in B2B, B2C, commercial and not-for-profit organisations, and a particular specialism in the education sector. A strategist and trainer delivering leadership, business transformation, integrated marketing, and brand development projects, Julie’s expertise includes content marketing, brand engagement, recruitment, fundraising, CRM, digital and data, and social media.