Beettoo is a B2B agency built on a foundation of experience, knowledge and expertise spanning decades. Each member of the senior leadership team possesses a strong understanding of the global B2B market at all levels, across media, content, demand generation, creative strategy, and brand amplification.
Founder & CEO
After spending more than 30 years building, acquiring and leading global, full-service B2B agencies, Stuart Giddings founded Beettoo in February 2021.
Prior to launching Beettoo, Stuart successfully built four specialist media agencies. He has lived and worked in both Europe and the US, and also has extensive experience in APAC. His client experience ranges from global brands to small start-ups, with deep understanding of the technology and financial services sectors. He has overseen countless campaigns, both B2B and B2C across more than 40 countries.
In 2010 Stuart joined Aegis Media (latterly Dentsu), where he led the development of the group’s global, full service B2B offering, originally under Carat Enterprise. He also led several global acquisitions, which he integrated to create the world’s largest and most awarded B2B agency network – gyro – for which he served as global president. Stuart was an Aegis UK executive board member, as well as a member of Dentsu’s global leadership team and Merkle’s EMEA leadership team.
Stuart is passionate about all areas of marketing. He believes in the power of an integrated approach and that advances in marketing technology, along with the power of data, work best when combined with creativity.
When not working, Stuart is a reluctant runner and car nut. He is also kept very busy by his large and expanding family
Chief Content Officer
After spending many years working in the high-performance computing sector, Riyad made the move to journalism, writing for and editing many of the UK’s IT magazines.
In 2003 he launched the online technology publication TrustedReviews, building it into a market leading brand and eventually selling the business to Time Warner in 2007.
Leaving TrustedReviews in 2009, Riyad carved out a niche as a content and publishing strategist, working as a consultant for myriad brands and businesses. During this time he worked with Dennis Publishing, tasked with developing a content marketing strategy for the publisher’s B2B and B2C technology portfolio.
In 2013 Riyad joined Dennis full time, heading up the content marketing division, and working with a diverse array of clients from Intel, HP and Microsoft, to Lombard, Barclays and Warner Brothers. Despite working across so many brands and sectors – technology, finance, automotive, entertainment, etc. – within Dennis, Riyad’s extensive B2B experience was key to Dennis’ content marketing success, with many B2B clients choosing to run always-on content partnerships spanning years.
Riyad believes that the key to customer engagement is creating a strong narrative that resonates with a target audience, while combining that narrative strategy with data-insight will deliver effective ROI.
When Riyad is not working on engaging content, you’ll often find him driving his favourite racing circuits, both physically and virtually, chasing down lap times.
Julian Lloyd Evans
Executive Director & Chair
Over the past 27 years Julian has developed market-leading media client solutions across multiple international markets, positioning him as one of media’s most successful CROs.
Julian has worked across myriad market sectors, including technology, finance, automotive, luxury, fitness and FMCG, equating to nearly 30 years of experience in both B2B and B2C. As an executive director and chair, he specialises in transformation and has developed a number of fast-growing tech and media companies.
Before joining Beettoo in July 2022, Julian was integral to building Dennis Publishing into one of the most successful international media organisations. Starting in the technology market in 1996 on PC Pro magazine, Julian developed a deep love of technology, leading him to launch IT Pro in 2006, which has grown into one of the most successful B2B brands of the last 20 years. He also has a passion for finance, overseeing key brands such as MoneyWeek and Kiplinger.
Julian is always focusing on building authentic campaigns that can be scaled internationally, mixing the best of what media brands have to offer with market-leading content. He is also obsessed with helping companies achieve positive transformation and overall success.
With his extensive experience as a successful CRO, client and investor, Julian will ensure that Beettoo delivers the very best solutions for its clients, and he is thrilled to be chairing such an exciting new agency that’s set to redefine the expectations of an already demanding market.
Julian is also passionate about social enterprise and developing a fair and accessible media industry. He chairs The Big Issue media board as well as Advertising Week Europe.
When he’s not building media empires, Julian has two children who keep him on his toes and enjoys the outdoors and travel.