Julia Linehan

CEO and Founder , The Digital Voice

I founded The Digital Voice™ in 2012 and I have built up a well loved adtech specialist PR agency and team who live and breathe all things PR, communications, multimedia, events, social media and digital marketing. In my role as Founder and CEO of The Digital Voice™, I manage an expert team of 31 brilliant people who deliver PR, communications, social media, content and events for our incredible 15 long term B2B adtech clients. We cover UK, EMEA, US, LATAM, APAC and MENA and have PR experts in each region who know all there is to know about adtech and digital advertising! Known for my boundless energy, I started my career in digital advertising at Dennis Publishing 28 years ago and I have been at the heart of the changing digital media landscape ever since. I have held major commercial roles both agency and media side including Associated Newspapers, 614 Group, The Mirror Group Newspapers, Dennis Publishing, IAB, Nexus Business Media and UPC Media. I am also a co-founder of numerous industry groups that sit at the beating heart of many of the communities within the digital advertising industry. One of these groups is SPILL, an industry group of like-minded people who've said no to alcohol or who are sober curious. I'm proud to be 4 years alcohol free and will continue to encourage the ad industry to be more inclusive of non-drinkers. Referred to as 'The Voice' (or 'mouth of media'!), I am a regular industry commentator and speaker and I have a raft of award wins and shortlist to my name. I was nominated for the Greatest Individual Contribution Award at the New Media Age Awards 2010. In 2016, I was voted top 5 Digital Trading Leaders 2016 at The Drum Digital Trading Awards. I was nominated for Global Ad Tech Personality at The Wires 2020 and SheHasNoLimits Community Maker 2020 award. In 2021, I was awarded IAA 21 women in 2021 plus was a winner in the 40OverForty list for 2021. In 2022 and again in 2023, I was shortlisted for The Wires Adtech Personality of the Year and also this year, I won Female Executive of the Year at TITAN Women in Business Awards, followed by Campaign 40 over 40 2023 winner!