Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Adveda Brand Consulting

Monika has extensive experience in leading Brand and Marketing for rapidly growing startups, working across over 20 markets with leaders from various backgrounds: technology, business, design and finance.

She specialises in helping companies accelerate growth through Brand Strategy, Marketing and Communication Design, working with a powerful network of the most brilliant studios and freelancers across 20+ countries.

Her recent experience includes management of Global Brand at OYO, one of largest hotel chains in the world, backed by SoftBank, where she worked directly with the founder. Previously Monika has worked at BlaBlaCar, a French carpooling platform, where the most notable projects were global rebranding and multiple campaigns across Europe.

Alongside working in-house, she has been consulting for various startups, which is her current focus at Adveda. 

Judging panel

Monika Holod

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Adveda Brand Consulting

Adam Noel

Creative Partner

Vicki Maguire

Chief Creative Officer
Havas London

Dave Birss

author, consultant and educator

Morag Bruce


Laura Jordan Bambach

Chief Creative Officer
Grey London

Darren Giles

Creative Director

Dan Norris

Executive Creative Director
McCann London

Paul Normington

Director of Experience Design

Jon Gledstone

ECD and Partner
Mr President

Ben Golik

Chief Creative Officer
M&C Saatchi

Fiona Cole

Fiona Cole Creative

Amy Garrett

Managing Director
Beano Studios

Jade Tomlin

Creative Director
Tribal Worldwide London

Nick Entwistle

Creative Director and Founder
Bank of Creativity

joanne jenkins

Creative Director

Dipesh Mistry

Associate Creative Director

Alan Burles

Creative and Art Director
Alan Burles Photography

Jenna Adamson

Creative Director
Ogilvy Social.Lab

James Millers

Creative Director
Leo Burnett London

Katrina Howell

Creative Director

Kerry Roper

Head of Design
Saatchi & Saatchi LDN

Lucy Collier

Creative Director
Leagas Delaney

Neil Foster

Vice President – Creative Consultancy EMEA & APAC
Guinness World Records

Sam Stone

Creative Director
Coley Porter Bell

Ross Neil

Deputy Executive Creative Director

Jules Chalkley

Executive Creative Director
Ogilvy UK