founder
Media Sherpas

Nancy founded Media Sherpas in October of 2017 to focus on the organizational and strategic issues that advertising agencies and their marketing partners face in a modern marketing ecosystem. Well versed in agency and marketing organizational culture, talent, finances, and revenue growth, Nancy helps her clients to make the tough decisions necessary to position themselves for growth and opportunity without sacrificing a positive culture. She likens herself to a personal trainer, someone who will push you without barking at you.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of the 4A’s from 2008-June of 2017, Nancy guided the 100 year-old association’s transformation to provide leadership, advocacy and guidance to the advertising community on issues such as patent trolling, online privacy and interest-based advertising, compensation and talent. She personally led the 4A’s work on diversity and cultural inclusion that included recruitment, talent development and media buying guidelines.

Currently she serves as Chairman of the Board for We Are Rosie and as a non-Executive Director of tag.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Miami Ad School and The 3% Movement. In addition she is a Trustee of the University of Mount Union in Ohio and is an active member of the Board of People Helping People, an organization that builds schools and sponsors children for further education in Otavalo, Ecuador, where she has had a home for several years.

Judging panel

Nicky Bullard Chair of the judges

chairwoman & chief creative officer
MRM

Tobias Wilson

vice president of growth
Media Monks

Derek Walker

owner
Brown and Browner

Pat Law

founder
GOODSTUPH

Jackie Stevenson

Founding partner & CEO
The Brooklyn Brothers

Nancy Hill

founder
Media Sherpas

Jean Paul Burge

chairman and chief executive officer
BBDO Asia

Kenny Powar

co-founder & chief executive officer
Rebel Owl

Rowena Bhagchandani

chief executive officer & co-founder
BLKJ

Pip Hulbert

chief executive officer
Wunderman Thompson

Deadra Rahaman

founder & lead consultant
Society Redefined Consulting

Oriel Davis-Lyons

creative director
Spotify

patou nuytemans

chief executive, MENA
Ogilvy

Olivia Clarkson

managing director
Wildfire

Christopher Kenna

chief executive officer & founder
Brand Advance

Kate Rowlinson

chief executive officer
MediaCom UK

Gellan Watt

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

Shanice Mears

co-founder & head of talent
The Elephant Room

Aaron Kwittken

founder & chief executive officer
KWT Global

Ian Armstrong

director
Topaz One

Frances Webster

chief executive officer
Walrus

Esther *ET* Franklin

president, global strategy
Spark Foundry

Dino Myers-Lamptey

founder
The Barber Shop

Jill Byrne

head of marketing
Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive

Asad Dhunna

founder
The Unmistakables

Katie Lee

chief executive officer
Lucky Generals

Rumble Romagnoli

founder & chief executive officer
Relevance

Dion McKenzie

chairman
Colorintech

Margaret Johnson

group chief executive officer
Leagas Delaney

Rabeth Khan

chief executive officer
MACOMM/Dentsu