Jon is a CEO, leader, creative director and writer. In 1996, he created other, the advertising agency and creative consultancy which has grown to become a £multimillion company with a shelf full of international awards: other won Advertising/Design Agency of the Year at the International Business Awards 2015 and People’s Choice Agency of the Year in 2016. Clients include Unilever, JLL, Godiva, Octopus Energy, Museum of London, National Youth Orchestra, Mansion, and Freedom from Torture.

He has a reputation as an expert in digital, particularly in video, and created Phosphorus, a pioneer of the future of interactive video and TV which has produced world-leading projects for clients such as Nestle, Nokia, Sony, and Procter & Gamble. He has won awards in digital media, TV, video, radio, press, print, direct, design and business.

As a recognised leader in the communications and creative sector, he has been a chair of Judges for the International Business Awards as well as judging awards such as D&AD, IMAA, DMA and more. He has lectured at Leeds University (advertising course), Falmouth University (advertising course) and Queen Mary College (MBA course). He has chaired major conferences on the future of digital media and television in London and New York, and helped shape the current EU Television Without Frontiers directive which controls TV regulation across the European Free Trade Area and the EU. 


“The DADI awards are the ones to win in digital and I’m delighted to be one of the judges in 2017. These awards inspire, guide, and motivate the industry, so they help to shape the way it develops. I’ll be looking for the work that makes me think, ‘I wish I’d done that’ – ideas that surprise and inspire, making us see the world in new ways or creating possibilities we’d never before considered. Judging not only means that you see some of the best work around, it’s a chance to make sure that it gets the recognition it deserves.”

Judging panel

Phil Jones

Founder & Organiser,
Podge Events

Lisa de Bonis

Executive Digital Director
Havas Media

Adam Boita

Head of Marketing
Pernod Ricard UK

Jon Dobinson


Flo Heiss

Studio of Art & Commerce

Andrew Holden

Global Digital Creative Director

Alan King

Executive Director, Head of Digital
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Claire Koryczan

Managing Partner

Candace Kuss

Director of Social Media
H+K Strategies

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

John Mathers

Director of the British Design Fund and Consultant

Adam Powers

Chief Experience Officer

Cheyney Robinson

Chief Experience Officer, EMEA and APAC

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy Officer

David Smith

Brand consultant

Tiffany St James


Lee Woodard

Global Chief Experience Officer
Crabtree & Evelyn