Trevor Robinson OBE is one of the most high profile and highly regarded people in advertising, despite being told at the age of 11 by his school careers advisor he’d have more chance of being a bus driver. A background that has enabled him to keep his feet firmly on the ground and to create populist ideas, loved by real people.

He has been responsible for some of the most famous and talked about advertising of his era, from the iconic and multi-award winning You’ve Been Tango-ed Orange Slap to the more recent Haribo Kids Voices campaign.

In 1995 he set up Quiet Storm, the first agency to write, direct and produce its own work. To this day we are still one of the few agencies where creatives direct their own work. Trevor has also been recognised in influencer lists including Debretts 500, Campaign’s A List and The Drum Top 100 Adverati. He is a regular main stage speaker at Cannes Lions on creativity and craft. And this year he was president of the craft jury, and the festivals ambassador for the craft category.

Trevor is renowned for his contribution to society and for encouraging future talent from marginalised backgrounds. He’s chaired the IPA’s Ethnic Diversity Forum and set up “Create Not Hate” to tackle gun & knife crime by getting disenfranchised youths from his old community into creative projects. He was awarded an OBE in 2009 for his services to charity and advertising.

Judging panel

Phil Lloyd

chief marketing officer

michelle marks

head of creative strategy EMEA
Facebook & Instagram

Morten Grubak

executive creative director

Vince Lawson

Global Brand Director
Fever Tree

Trevor Robinson OBE


Kirsten Stagg

head of marketing

Vicki Maguire

chief creative officer
Grey London

Tariq Khan

Vice President of Consumer Experience
Coty Inc

Jason Romeyko

worldwide executive creative director

Graham Daldry

creative director
Specsavers Creative

john treacy

Executive Creative Director
Proximity London

Abbie Walsh

managing director
Fjord | Accenture Interactive

Ash Tailor

Global Brand & Marketing Director

Caroline Gregory

global brand director

Ash Tailor

Brand & Marketing Director

Sue Higgs

executive creative director

Beryl Chung

senior creative