Global Editor-in-Chief
August Media

Helen Bazuaye is Global Editor-in-Chief at August Media, the content marketing and publishing arm of Publicis UK. In her day-to-day, Helen leads the team behind IKEA’s award-winning international customer loyalty title. She and her team have successfully steered the title from print-only to an effective and engaging multi-channel proposition. 

Helen came to IKEA via editorships of teen titles like J17 and more! and the People newspaper’s features desk. For IKEA she has led a talented editorial team through evolution – and sometimes revolution – instilling in them the importance of getting a brand under the skin while keeping their creativity and outlook independent and fresh. Why? So, the content they create is always better than imagined.

‘Creativity turns an idea from OK to exceptional. It isn’t easy to define but it’s easy to spot. I’m looking forward to rewarding work driven by creativity. And work with its feet planted firmly in today’s world, boldly (and sincerely) reflecting the role brands have to engage with, represent and change the conversation around society’s diverse and rich mix of peoples and perspectives.’

Judging panel

Lizzie Dewhurst

Head of Communications and PR
Publicis Group

Martin Loraine

Deputy ECD

Steve Jones

Deputy ECD

Laura Jordan-Bambach

Chief Creative Officer
Mr President

Helen Bazuaye

Global Editor-in-Chief
August Media

Mick Mahoney

Partner & CCO
Soon to be announced

Nishma Robb

Marketing Director

Matt Finch

Creative Director

Frederico Roberto

EMEA Senior Creative Director

Helen Bazuaye

Global Editor-in-Chief
August Media

Karina Wilsher

Partner, Global COO

Elizabeth Valleau

Global Creative Strategist, AR Specialist
Facebook London

Laurence Thomson

Co President & CCO
McCann London

Robert Doubal

Co-President and ECD 
McCann London

Vicki Maguire

chief creative officer
Grey London

Bilge Ciftci

Brand Director
Vodafone UK

David Wheldon


Jo Wallace

Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson London

Maya Bogle


Richard Denney

Executive Creative Director
St Luke's