Creative Director

As creative director, Ryan is the creative lead for digital agency VaynerMedia’s London office. He started his design career in school using paper and glue - way before the internet. After working in magazines and books, Ryan moved to Madison Avenue and spent a decade working at DDB. He worked there from the peak of TV through the great recession to the current rise of 360 campaigns. Ryan joined VaynerMedia in 2014 to go deep with social media.

He’s worked on everything from birth control to beer but has a soft spot for classic brands that are down on their luck.


"I’m excited to be a part of the Social Buzz Awards judging panel because I love what I do. I love social media (obviously, based on my snapchat–ryanlmurphy) so I want to see the best in the business. I want to be surprised, inspired and mad I didn’t think of those things. I want to see social media work that drives business results and makes people really love a brand."

Judging panel

Sonia Carter


Hollie Bennett

UK Digital and Community Manager
Sony Computer Entertainment

Chris Bailes

Head of Trading

Wayne Bickerton

Agency Partner

Peter Biven

Global Head of Digital Marketing
Jaguar Land Rover

Kat Brown

Social Media Editor
Glamour UK


Co-Founder and Director
Social Life

Jerry Daykin

Head of Global Media Partnerships

Teague Emery

Director of Social Media
Think Jam

Lucie Kerley

Founder, Creative Digital Strategist & Social Media Consultant
Agent K

Anthony Leung

Social Media Manager
Pret A Manger

Kristian Lorenzon

Head of Social Media
O2 UK Telefonica UK Limited

Ryan Murphy

Creative Director

Laurier “Lo” Nicas Alder

Head of Social
TMW Unlimited

Akhil Suchak

Head of Digital
Huawei (UK)

Jeremy Waite


Jack Wallington

Community Director
The Student Room Group