The judging panel for the Vuelio Blog Awards has been announced for 2018.
The Vuelio Blog Awards pride themselves on their independence – we don’t ask for nominations, we don’t make people ask for votes and we don’t require people to promote their participation. Our judging panel is a core to this independence – the judges each come from a different background, with different experiences, to choose winners who know they truly deserve their prizes.
The Vuelio Blog Awards are taking place on 30 November 2018 – tickets are still available on a first come first serve basis. Find out more here.
We are delighted to announce this year’s judging panel:
Bella Angelova, Head of Brand & PR, Decathlon
Bella is currently in charge of the Brand and PR activities at Decathlon UK. She has over seven years of marketing experience across the sport, fashion and lifestyle industries. She is working with influencers on daily basis and is the creator of the first Bloggers community within the Decathlon brand. The main objective of this community is to raise awareness around how important sport is and to spread Decathlon’s main mission of making sports accessible to the many.
Bella is also the Yoga and Pilates market leader for Decathlon UK. Her next goal is to start her own blog focusing on the benefits of sport and healthy lifestyle.
Anna Doble, Digital Editor, BBC World Service English
Anna Doble is Digital Editor at BBC World Service English, steering the team’s web, video, podcast and social presence, while developing digital strategy with partner stations around the world.
She was formerly Digital Editor at Radio 1 Newsbeat, the UK’s biggest radio news service for under-25s. Before that, Anna was Head of Online at Channel 4 News.
Holly Hodges, Senior Media Researcher, Vuelio
Holly Hodges is a senior media researcher at Vuelio. Specialising in bloggers and traditional media, Holly manages the influencer database and has been directly involved with the shortlisting process for this year’s Vuelio Blog Awards. Also responsible for Vuelio’s Top 10 rankings, Holly’s knowledge of the UK blogosphere is second to none.
Kate Hunter, Head of B2B, UK, Hotwire Global
Overseeing Hotwire’s B2B practices, Kate has over 15 years of B2B tech PR experience. She is passionate about integrated comms campaigns that deliver measurable business outcomes for clients. She has been with Hotwire for nearly 12 years.
Craig Landale, editor-in-chief, MenswearStyle
Craig Landale recently topped the Men’s Lifestyle and Men’s Fashion rankings and last year won two awards at the Vuelio Blog Awards – Best Men’s Lifestyle Blog and Best UK Blog. In addition to Craig Landale’s passion and love for menswear, he is an experienced online marketing consultant, member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and qualified in Post Compulsory Education and Training. Craig has successfully collaborated with a range of brands such as Mulberry, Harrods, Jaguar and Lacoste.
For more information about the Vuelio Blog Awards, including how you can get involved, please contact Jake O’Neill.