Founder and Managing Director
Julia Smith founded The Digital Voice in 2012 and specialises in digital communications, PR, event content creation, press distribution, thought leadership, industry event moderating, awards writing, digital PR strategy and corporate voice overs.
Julia has expert knowledge in PR, communications and event content creation for adtech and martech companies. In her role as Founder of The Digital Voice, Julia manages a team that deliver PR, communications and showcase experiences for long-term clients including Impact, Adnami, White Bullet, Adverty, Cavai, Picnic, IAA, BloomFest, Audience Store & tmwi.
She started her career in digital advertising at Dennis Publishing 25 years ago and has been at the heart of the changing digital media landscape ever since. Julia has held major commercial roles both agency and media side including Associated Newspapers, The Mirror Group Newspapers, Dennis Publishing, Harvest Digital, IAB, Nexus Business Media and UPC Media.
Julia was nominated for the Greatest Individual Contribution Award at the New Media Age Awards 2010. In 2016, Julia was voted by the industry as being in the top 5 Digital Trading Leaders 2016 at The Drum Digital Trading Awards.
Known as 'The Voice' Julia is a regular media commentator and often invited to speak at major conferences on issues surrounding brand safety and ad trading.
Julia is a committee member of women's network, dawn London and co-founder of Digital Leading Ladies which was created as an informal and inclusive group in 2018 and currently comprises 150+ of the most senior and entrepreneurial women in the digital advertising industry. Digital Leading Lads and Ladies was then set up in 2019 and has 170+ of the finest minds in UK ad tech who share information, expertise and connections with other media veterans. Julia is also co-founder of SPILL - Sober Party Industry Lads and Ladies which was set up for people who work in the digital ad industry who've said no to alcohol or wish to be a mindful drinker.
If you'd like to find out more about how The Digital Voice team can be your voice in the industry - through PR, comms, awards and experiences, do get in touch!
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