This year’s 40 Over Forty named after 6,000 votes

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.

40 Over Forty

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. 

Moreover, 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 said: “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. 

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Oozing talent: The 2021 40 Over Forty in vision.

“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)

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