Over 6,000 votes cast to select the 2021 40 Over Forty

40 Over Forty continues to give a platform for age positivity

The 2021 40 Over Forty selection is now live after 6,000 plus votes were cast to select the 40 men and women chosen from over 100 nominees.

The 2021 selection features CEOs and CMOs, Creatives and Brand Managers from agencies and businesses including Digitas, LinkedIn, The Uninvisability Project and Collabsco from the UK, Europe and America. The full list can be seen below.

Now in its second year, 40 Over Forty continues to give a platform for age positivity and to celebrate those who are 40 and over in the advertising, marketing, and media industry, both agency and brandside. 40 Over Forty is also actively part of the Advertising Association’s (AA) All In Census Inclusion Working Group, advising on recommendations to tackle ageism.

The AA’s Commercial Director and Inclusion Lead Sharon Lloyd Barnes commented: “Ageism is one of a number of priority areas that the AA is addressing with positive, actionable steps to help our industry evolve. It’s fantastic to see such a range of talent on this years’ 40 Over Forty list.”

Anna Dalziel, founder, 40 Over Forty said; “Tackling ageism is still high on the news agenda with brands such as Channel 4, L’Oréal and TFL choosing to highlight the issue and strive for greater inclusion and representation. Yet our industry, which represents a wide array of local and global brands, needs to do more. We need to make everyone feel welcome, valued, and included. We will continue to give a platform to those who are over forty and celebrate the amazing people within our industry. Congratulations everyone.”

40 Over Forty launched back in January 2020 to celebrate people over 40 who were being overlooked by traditional awards and ‘top lists’ due to their age.

2021 40 Over Forty (listed A-Z)

  • Alex Hedges / Founder / Curious Connections
  • Angel Gaskell / Co-Founder and Managing Director / HDY Agency
  • Beth Collier / Communication, Creativity & Leadership Development / Freelance
  • Brian C Herskowitz / President / Blockchain Media Concepts
  • Chris Brock / Editor / SCOOP & SPOON
  • Christine Mulcahy / Co-founder and CEO / The Odigo Group
  • Dan Jones / Commercial Director / Cavai
  • Dani Bassil / CEO / Digitas
  • Darren Low / CEO / Low&Behold
  • Delanie West / Creative Director and Founder / Be Super Creative
  • Florian Gramshammer / MD EMEA / Impact
  • Gemma Duffy / Associate Director / The Manual London
  • Georgie Bradbury / Founder / Stampede International
  • Jane Austin / Owner / Persuasion Communications
  • Jane Evans / Founder / The Uninvisibility Project
  • Jaye Cowle / Founder / Launch Online
  • Jennifer Bunting / Group Manager, Product Marketing, EMEA & LATAM / LinkedIn
  • Jo Stevens / Head of Marketing & Business Development / GL Law
  • Julia Smith / Founder and MD / The Digital Voice
  • Katie Dreke / Owner/Founder / DRKE
  • Lauren McMenemy / Brand journalist and content strategist / The Content Type
  • Lee Veitch / Co-founder and Global Head of Sales / SuperAwesome
  • Lynn Lester / Managing Director, Global Events / The Drum
  • Majid Kazmi / VP, Strategy & Marketing Communications / uGen Group
  • Mel Mack / Founder Mack Digital / Mack digital
  • Meredith Binder / Chief Marketing Officer / S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Michelle Edwards / VP of Human Resources / Heartbeat Ideas
  • Nancy Nina Hwang / Partner/Co-Founder / Jane
  • Nicolas Laborie / Commercial photographer / Nicolas Laborie Visuals
  • Peter Szyszko / Founder and CEO / White Bullet
  • Robin Raskin / Founder / The Virtual Events Group
  • Stef Brown / Owner / On Pointe Marketing
  • Stephen Lepitak / European Bureau Chief / Adweek
  • Susie McBeth / Senior Brand Manager / Raw Fury
  • Sweta Pathak / Creative Director / Freelance
  • Tom Jenen / CRO / Brand Metrics
  • Tracey Santilli / Chief Growth Officer / Tierney
  • Trenzio Turner / Lecturer / University of Texas
  • Valerie Vacante / Founder, Collabsco / Collabsco
  • Zoe Merchant / Managing Director / Bright

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