Rebecca Mckinlay last night received an Advertising Week Europe Future is Female Award

The awards, which are presented to ten winners, recognise extraordinary women in Europe’s marketing and advertising industries. Recipients are also judged against their contributions to others’ careers and communities outside of the workplace. 

An experienced business leader and marketer, McKinlay joined Alpha Grid from The Economist Group in April 2022. She has also held senior global roles at WPP, founded and led Ambition Communications over a 12 year period and has worked client side in the technology, publishing and travel industries.

Part of the FT Group, Alpha Grid is a content studio that combines unique audience insights with journalistic rigour and the vision of their storytellers’ expert craftsmanship, to create memorable content and experiences for influential audiences. The FT bought a controlling stake in Alpha Grid in 2016 in order to accelerate its branded content offering on and brand owned channels, and the remaining stake at the beginning of 2020. 


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