Krista Madden

Managing Director

Her first business was a style agency, representing hair and make-up artists working in the beauty, fashion and entertainment industry. With an insider’s knowledge Krista started beauty and lifestyle website www.beautyandthedirt.com in 2000. Combining her 20 years of experience working with beauty and fashion clients and 13 years of being online as an independent publisher, she then started ‘hand-picking’ sites that went well together and formed Handpicked Media in 2009. An early adopter of social media in the UK, with a unique understanding from both the client and a blogger’s perspective. Also consults for brands for their online strategy. With a growing client list including P&G, L’Oreal, D&G, and various FMCG clients the collective is now 600+ sites strong.


Debbie Djordjevic

Planning Director

A cross-platform digital expert with in-depth knowledge and activity in user engagement, creative planning and campaign execution, content and strategy. Also active in blogger and website recruitment and quality across collective and community. Previously Editor of several national magazines and as Editorial Director for high profile online launches and site management including www.handbag.com, www.allaboutyou.com and www.cosmopolitan.com.
Founder/editor of ‘The Life Edit’.

 


Chris Pollitt

Operations Manager

With over 9 years of online experience, Chris manages all ad operations, and trafficking . Previously, Chris has worked with a range of digital agencies including w00t! Media, Starcom (Sydney) and MEC Manchester.


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Colette Gilbert

Finance Manager

Responsible for all our financial matters including invoicing and billings.
Founder of ‘Me and Mine’.

 


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Stephanie Hind

  

Campaign and Community Manager

With extensive knowledge of social media and community management over a broad range of industries, from start-ups to FMCG’s she is responsible for managing the Handpicked Community, publisher relations and handling Collective and Community campaigns.