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Scotland Talent Forum


Simon Watson (Forum Chair) - Head of Digital at Republic of Media

Simon is Head of Digital at Edinburgh and Manchester based independent media agency, Republic of Media. Having previously held communications planning and digital roles at Dentsu Aegis and GroupM agencies, he is a well-rounded individual and experienced digital marketer. With first-hand knowledge across a wide variety of business sectors, he is familiar and skilled in both brand and response led digital marketing campaigns. He heavily values teamwork, innovation, hard work and excellent service to bring the very best he can to the table. Outside work, you can find him watching sport, catching up with family and friends or hopping on a flight for a quick city break across Europe.

Lynsey Thomson - Account Director at Story

Lynsey began her career in advertising after graduating with BA (Hons) in Media Communications in 2011. Since then, she has built a wide range of knowledge working across multiple accounts with Story, starting as a Graduate and has now reached Account Director level.Throughout her career, she has contributed to a number of award winning campaigns for various sectors, marketing in above and below the line as well as in the digital environment. A testament to her development came in 2014 when Lynsey was nominated for The Marketing Society Scotland’s Agency Rising Star of the Year. Lynsey continues to enhance her experience in fostering talent within Story as part of the Management Group and has now set up a Graduate recruitment programme within the Agency. In 2016, she became part of the IPA community and now actively contributes to the Talent Forum.

Margarita Hadjimarcou - Associate Director Head of Client Services at iProspect

Margarita is currently Head of Client Services at iProspect in Edinburgh after moving on from DigitasLBi in London. She has been working in media and communications for 12 years with the last 5 years focusing on Digital Marketing.  Margarita has worked with a wide range of clients such as Bupa Global, Windows Phone, Bacardi, Martini, Bombay Sapphire, Grey Goose, Royal Mail, Branston, DairyCrest.


Caroline Cairns - The Union

Biography coming soon


Fiona Mills - The Media Shop

Biography coming soon


Lynsey Pritchard -The Leith Agency

Biography coming soon

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