head of marketing
Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive

Jill Byrne is Head of Marketing at Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive, Ireland's leading creative communications agency. When Jill joined Rothco in 2014, her brief was to grow the international profile of the agency. In the first 3 years, the agency increased its international press coverage by 177%.

Jill continues to grow and develop the Rothco brand, now as part of a global family. Her endeavours include engaging the agency and their clients in everything from international judging opportunities; to publishing thought pieces; and speaking on expert stages, including the Cannes Lions stages - 5 times in 5 years, as well as SXSW & Advertising Week. She has also helped the agency to overhaul its awards process leading them to receiving the coveted Cannes Lions Grand Prix in the Creative Data category.

Judging panel

Gellan Watt

creative director, global brand & growth strategy
Gellan Watt & Associates

Kate Rowlinson

chief executive officer
MediaCom UK

Shanice Mears

co-founder & head of talent
The Elephant Room

Ian Armstrong

Topaz One

Esther (E.T) Franklin

president, global strategy
Spark Foundry

Dino Myers-Lamptey

The Barber Shop

Jill Byrne

head of marketing
Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive

Asad Dhunna

The Unmistakables

Katie Lee

chief executive officer
Lucky Generals

Rumble Romagnoli

founder & chief executive officer

Dion McKenzie


Margaret Johnson

group chief executive officer
Leagas Delaney

Rabeth Khan

chief executive officer

Oriel Davis-Lyons

creative director

Pip Hulbert

chief executive officer
Wunderman Thompson

Patou Nuytemans

chief executive, MENA

Olivia Clarkson

managing director