Mobile Top 50

Mobile is the biggest game changer in the history of the marketing industry. It has changed human interaction and transformed the way brands interact with consumers thanks to the always-on nature of the smartphone.

The Drum Mobile Top 50 celebrates the most influential individuals making an impact in this exciting, ever-evolving space.

The Top 50 was decided following an online vote on 100 shortlisted individuals, all recognised for their influence and contribution to the industry.

The result is an interesting mix of individuals from across the mobile spectrum, all with one thing in common: their continued dedication and passion for mobile innovation.

Rank Name Job Title Company / Organisation
1 Carl Uminski COO Somo
2 Ilicco Elia head of mobile DigitasLBi
3 Ben Scott-Robinson head of interactive experience Ordnance Survey
4 Ian Carrington director of performance, solutions & innovation Google
5 David Sear CEO Weve
6 Milton Elias head of mobile and tech futures OMD
7 Rob Evans Founder & Director The App Business
7 Daniel Joseph Founder & Director The App Business
8 William Rusack business development director, EMEIA, iAd Apple
9 Naveen Tewari CEO & Founder InMobi
10 Jon Mew CEO Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)
11 Mark Brennan head of mobile Manning Gottlieb OMD
12 Erfan Djazmi head of planning and mobile Essence
13 James Chandler global mobile director Mindshare
14 Tamara Sword founder TRM&C
15 Simon Andrews founder Addictive
16 Justin Taylor MD, digital MEC
17 James Connelly founder and chief executive Fetch
18 Catherine Cherry Marketing Director Sony Mobile
19 Kim de Ruiter senior manager, music, video and games - Europe Samsung
20 James Hilton global chief executive M&C Saatchi Mobile
21 Thomas Malleschitz Marketing Director Three UK
22 Mandeep Mason Director of Strategy EMEA - Mobile and Windows Advertising Microsoft
23 Ross Sleight chief strategy officer Somo
24 Daniel Rosen Global CEO Joule Worldwide
25 Russ Lidstone CEO Havas Worldwide London
26 Guy Laurence CEO Vodafone
27 Paul Berney managing partner mCordis
28 Natalie Massenet founder and executive chairman NET-A-PORTER
29 Dale Gall CEO Profero
30 Paul Wright iAd director, EMEIA and APAC Apple
31 Olaf Swantee CEO EE.
32 Jay Altschuler director of global media Unilever
33 Jonathan Abraham Industry Head of Mobile Google
34 Holly Knill Product Design and Development Director BskyB
35 Alex Kozloff marketing director Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)
36 Russell Buckley partner Ballpark Ventures
37 Gavin Stirrat Global Managing Director StrikeAd
38 Mark Mason CEO & Founder Mubaloo
39 Alasdair Scott Interactive Director Images & Co
40 Andrew Coughlin Head of Mobile UK & Ireland LG
41 Sean Patterson Co-founder & Director WAI
42 Ryan Hall MD Nice Agency
43 Caroline van den Bergh Head of Business Development Golden Gekko
44 Lewis Clayton head of London Underground WiFi Virgin Media
45 Greg Isbister CEO & Founder Blis
46 Jason Spero Head of Global Mobile Sales and Strategy Google
47 Ramy Yared Co-founder & MD Adsmobi
48 Victor Malachard CEO & Co-founder Adfonic
49 Mark WÓ“chter Mobile Strategy Consultant MWC.mobi
50 Ronan Dunne CEO O2
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