CEO
AllTogetherNow

Anything that rewards the efforts of brilliant content creators is something to support. I’m looking forward to seeing work that shows it really understands its audience and is finding innovative ways to serve them.

Conor is a multi-award-winning content creative and strategist. He served as Editor of music magazine NME for seven years in the noughties where he won both BSME and PPA awards and was voted one of the 1,000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. Conor took the NME multi-platform, launching NME TV, NME Radio, six national tours a year, The Big Gig at The O2, ticketing and merchandising operations, and even launched and hosted the NME Awards USA in LA. He served as Chair of the BSME in 2009.
He went on to be Editor of TopGear Magazine at the BBC where he relaunched both the magazine and website. After delivering a launch project for News UK he went on to join content marketing agency Redwood as Executive Content Director, producing strategies and solutions for clients including Barclays, Virgin Media, The Co-op and The National Lottery. 
He now leads AllTogetherNow, the innovative multi-service digital engagement agency he established at The & Partnership working with (among others) Adidas, Virgin Money, Lexus, Ibiza Rocks and Argos. 
He still writes as Motors Editor of luxury lifestyle magazine Tempus. 
However, he’s also been sued by Morrissey, featured in Russell Brand’s autobiography and been held personally responsible for The Kaiser Chiefs, so it’s not all been fabulous.

Judging panel

Anna Bassi

Editor, The Week Junior
 

Anna Watkins

Chief Executive
MoFilm

Ashley Highfield

CEO
Johnston Press

Bill Hagerty

Co-Chairman
British Journalism Review

Chris Russell

 
 

Conor McNicholas

CEO
AllTogetherNow

Dietmar Schantin

Founder/CEO
Institute for Media Strategies

Esra Doğramacı

Senior Editor, Digital
Deutsche Welle

Ian Burrell

Media journalist and consultant.
 

Iain Hepburn

Development journalist
BBC Sport Online

James Martin

Executive editor
The Huffington Post UK

Jo Morrell

COO/Commercial Director
The Pool

Jon Snow

Anchor
Channel 4 News

Kate Ward

Vice President of International
Refinery29

Keith Walker

Digital Director, Innovation
Time Inc. UK

Kevin O'Byrne

Creative Solutions Director
Time Out

Laura Swinton

Global editor
Little Black Book

Liz Vercoe

Editor and journalist
 

Maggie Hitchins

Digital editor-in-chief
Stylist

Megan Lucero

Director of the Local Data Lab
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Neil Hunter

Assistant Digital Editor (Operations)
Standard.co.uk

Nick Creed

Co-Founder & Digital Director
The Drum

Patrick Falconer

Managing Director -United Kingdom
The New York Times

Paul Hood

Head of Digital – Technology Division
Dennis

Peter Clifton

Editor-in-Chief
Press Association

Sarah Jones

Journalist
Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Seb Joseph

News Editor
The Drum

Yasir Khan

Senior Editor, Digital Video
Al Jazeera English