Archie Williams of Audience Store receives The Drum Digital Advertising Rising Star Award
Archie Williams, aged 23, who works at Audience Store – an agnostic programmatic advertising agency based in Soho, London, has been presented with the Drum 2019 Digital Advertising Rising Star Award for his role in achieving outstanding results for the company’s client base.
The Drum Advertising Awards celebrate and gather the best of the ad-tech industry and are one of the most sought-after accolades, which were presented at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.
The judging panel, chaired by Phillipa Snare, EMEA Head of Global Business Marketing at Facebook, included VP of Global Programmatic Strategy at the BBC, David Goddard, Global Head of Programmatic at the Financial Times, Jessica Barrett and Marco Bertozzi, VP Europe at Spotify.
Archie joined Audience Store having come straight out of the University of Edinburgh, where he studied Italian and History. In this time, he has worked with a range of brands including Solmar Villas, MG and the Royal Opera House.
He commented, “I joined Audience Store just under two years ago and to be recognised at an awards event such as this is an incredible feeling. A huge thank you to the team for all their support and to my colleagues and clients for going to the effort to put forward the nomination.”
Chris Phillips, Managing Director of Audience Store, commented, “This award is a testament to all of the brilliant work Archie has produced over the last two years. He has played a key role in a growing team at Audience Store in the last 12 months, taking responsibility for account management and trading, whilst driving strong performance for some of our most ambitious and innovative media activations.
Danny Haynes, Operations Director at Audience Store, added, “From joining us as a graduate in 2017, Archie has gone from strength to strength, learning the principles of media trading and ad tech and now acting as a leader within a growing trading team. He has even earnt the nickname of “fact-checker” as if there’s a question regarding a campaign, chances are that Archie will solve it! We’re all extremely pleased for him.”
Jonathan Palmer, Digital Account Manager at AKA, commented, “Archie’s account management over the past year has been great in helping us both improve Royal Opera House performance and activate multiple geo-targeted programmatic campaigns for individual productions across London. He is always helpful when setting up new campaigns and in providing campaign feedback and audience insights.”
This news comes at an exciting time for Audience Store as it has just secured membership with the Internet Advertising Bureau, the trade association for UK digital advertising.