Associate Director
Tangerine

Lisa Hale is Associate Director and Trustee Board Director at employee owned creative communications agency Tangerine.

Lisa won a CIPR Young Communicator of the Year Award back in 2013 and has since headed up a series of award winning social and PR campaigns, more recently including The Social Buzz Award’s Best Use of Instagram for Vimto and The DADI’s Best Use of Social Media for Pizza Hut Restaurants UK.

Lisa has over 12 years’ experience in PR & Social media, spanning public affairs and community engagement, B2B and B2C working with brands including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Bank, Vimto, Pizza Hut Restaurants and Specsavers.

Lisa has recently been working in-house with Specsavers UK, helping the UK marketing team shape its social campaigns and over-arching social media strategy.

“PR is a massively changing industry. Having come from a PR and community engagement background and now being part of an agency that’s been a part of pioneering its evolution – I was delighted to advise on the creation of The Drum PR Award’s categories. In a world where brands speak to consumers every second of every day, what remains at the heart of a good strategy and content is first class, storytelling and getting (the right) people to spend time with your brand. I will be looking for evidence of in-house teams and agencies who’ve fully embraced these industry changes.”

Judging panel

Michelle Lavipour

Global Head of Brand Communications
Diageo

Lisa Hale

Associate Director
Tangerine

Rich Leigh

Founder
Radioactive PR

Michael Murphy

Senior Counsellor
Michael Murphy & ltd

Sheelagh Doyle

Communications
Snap

Lani Lavin

Head of Sustainable Business & Communications
Unilever

Tom Berry

CEO
Chameleon

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director
Merlin Entertainments

Sedge Beswick

founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

Rebecca Blinston-Jones

managing director
MWWPR

Lisa Jeden

Global Head of Brand PR & Corporate Communications
Bacardi

Lizzie Dewhurst

Head of Communications and PR
Publicis Group

Fiona Magill

Group PR Director
VCCP

Sophie Rhatigan

Head of PR
Sky

Nina Joyce

PR Director, Europe
Refinery29

Justin Bates

Director of Communications, EMEA and LATAM
LinkedIn

Georgia Frost

Creative PR and Marketing Director
Camden Markets

Charmaine Huet

Vice President, Corporate Communications APAC
Viacom International Media Networks

Aisling Connaughton

Independant
Consultant

Chris Taylor

Deputy Director of Communications (FTC)
News UK

Dr Colin D'Silva

Head, Asia Pacific, Communications and Government Affairs
GSK

Rema Gouyez-Benalla

Head of Digital Content and Engagement
L'Oreal UK

Karen Yew

Head, Corporate Marketing and Communications
Mediacorp

Paul Fabretti

Director of Communications
Microsoft

Victoria Needs

Director of International Marketing
Sony Music Entertainment

Ken Hein

Chief Communications Officer US
Dentsu Aegis Network

Grant Mitchell

Corporate Communications Manager
Verizon

Paul Mallon

Head of Major Brand Activations
Paddy Power

Andy West

Chief Development Officer
Hotwire

Shakira Payne

Communications & Sustainability Manager
Sonos

Ruth Warder

General Manager
Edelman

Suzanne Blackburn

Global Communications & Public Affairs
Google

Anna Dalziel

Director of Brand, UK & Global
Momentum Worldwide

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director
Merlin Entertainments

Phil Wade

Chief Marketing Officer
Jetstar Airways

Ellie Graham

Senior Publicity Director
Think Jam

Lucy Puddefoot

Global Head of PR & Communications
Clear Channel Outdoor

Susie Penner

Senior Director of Corporate Communications
GoDaddy

Rory Mackin

Senior Manager | Public Relations
Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency

Laura Sutherland

Founder and Director
Aura PR

Stephen Waddington

Managing Director
Metia

Jenny Chan

Vice President, Head of Public Affairs, Asia 
WeWork

James Herring

MD
Taylor Herring Ltd

Su Min Sng

Head of Communications
Grab

Ross Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer
Ice Lolly

Arline Adeva

Assistant Vice President for Brand Communications, PR and Digital Marketing
Jollibee

Nicky Wang

Managing Director and Head of Strategy
WE Red Bridge

Nancy Maffucci

Senior Communications Planner
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Karen Tan

Senior Director
Ministry of Communications and Information

Eric Pooley

Senior Vice President
Environmental Defense Fund

Luisa Fernandez

Marketing Director
YO! Sushi