Independant Digital Consultant
Freelance

Julia Smith is an Independent Digital Consultant specialising in brand safety, fraud prevention, ethicial trading, piracy, programmatic trading, ad operations, PR, sales training, motivational speaking, ad trading and digital strategy. Her long term clients include Impact, Tug, Improve Digital & The 614 Group. Her other clients have included whiteBULLET, Philip Lee Lawyers, Grapeshot, Lexteq, Inskin Media, Admonsters and IFPI. 

She started her career in digital advertising at Dennis Publishing 23 years ago and has been at the heart of the changing digital media landscape ever since. Julia has held major commercial roles both agency and media side including Associated Newspapers, The Mirror Group Newspapers, Dennis Publishing, Harvest Digital, IAB, Nexus Business Media and UPC Media. 

Julia was Head of IASH, the largest council within the IAB representing digital networks and sales houses. It was in this role that Julia was nominated for the Greatest Individual Contribution Award at the New Media Age Awards 2010. In 2016, Julia was voted by the industry as being in the top 5 Digital Trading Leaders 2016 at The Drum Digital Trading Awards.

Her extensive market insight and understanding of the digital advertising value chain makes her an empathetic advisor across the board.

Known as 'The Voice' Julia is a regular media commentator and often invited to speak at major conferences on issues surrounding brand safety and ad trading. 

Julia also works with The 614 Group team on the Brand Safety Summit Series in London and New York. The 614 Group has become an authoritative source within the digital community around issues of brand safety, fraud, viewability, ad operations, and yield management. Their team of industry leaders tackle important issues head-on in the fight to better our industry.

 

Judging panel

David Goddard

Global Head of Programmatic Trading
BBC

Nigel Gilbert

VP of strategic development
AppNexus

Paul Gubbins

Programmatic Lead
Unruly

Fern Potter

Managing Partner
Neo@Ogilvy

Julia Smith

Independant Digital Consultant
Freelance

Niki Stoker

Consultant & Founder
Rabbit & Hare

Lloyd Greenfield

Client Partner
The Programmatic Advisory

Jessica Barrett

Global Head of Programmatic
Financial Times