ESSEX: EDA17 Winners Announced

Progressive charities, schools and businesses across Essex have been celebrated for their online work at the fourth annual Digital Awards.

Accolades across 18 categories including “Website”, “Mobile App” and “Use of Social Media for Business” were presented to outstanding organisations at Boreham House, near Chelmsford, on May 18.

Former BBC broadcaster Robin Bailey hosted EDA17 and handed Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes to a host of worthy winners.

Special guests included Tim Dunton, from Headline Sponsor Nimbus Hosting, Danielle Haley from Associate Sponsor Freelance SEO Essex, Paul Coffey from the Essex Employment and Skills Board, David Wilde from Superfast Essex, Peter Laight of Barclays and Katy Flower from Broadcast Media Partner Heart Essex, all of whom presented awards.

The Essex Digital Awards was set up in 2014 solely to showcase online work from across the county.

Leading the way on stage with double gold was Hockley-based Miru 3D who clinched the top awards in “Website: Small Business” and “Website: B2B”.

Taking gold in the flagship “Website” classification was premium kitchen appliance importer Euroline, from Colchester, while Prime Creative, in Leigh-on-Sea, landed the “Use of Social Media for Business” title for their work on behalf of Amateur Photographer magazine.

Colchester-based design agency Creative Quills picked up the main prize in the “Blog: Business” category and “Online Retailer” Gold went to Yumchaa by Graphic Evidence from Loughton.

Plume Maldon’s Community Academy came out on top in the “Mobile App” classification and Utilize by MC+Co Marketing from Ongar won out in “Responsive Website”.

Food writer Michelle Minnaar, won Gold in the “Blog: Entertainment” category for GreedyGourmet.com and the top “Use of Video for Business” gong was won by aQ2 for their film about Harry Flashman’s Tattoo Parlour in Chelmsford.

The independent EDA judges chose Felsted School by School Website in “Website: School, Education or Charity” and 193 year-old master millers Marriage’s Flour – based in Chelmsford – topped the podium in “Website: Lifestyle & Culture”.

Polar Creative, from Great Baddow, took the plaudits in “Website: Marketing and Creative” and Chelmsford City Racecourse were victorious in “Website: Sports & Entertainment”.

Winning the gold award in “Website: Tourism & Hospitality” was Compleat Caterers by Skyblue Creations from Coggeshall.

For the first time in Essex Digital Award’s history, a People’s Choice Award – voted by the public for finalists in all website categories – was won by The Green Apron, a cookery school in Coggeshall.

There was also a special “Spirit of Essex” award, which is given to one organisation chosen for attracting significantly positive exposure to the county and this was presented to the Wilkin & Sons for their digital work around the Tiptree Jam estate.

 There was also presentation of a ‘Future of Essex Award’ in collaboration with the Essex Education & Industry STEM Programme which went to talented teenager Nathan Banks from The Gilberd School.

Runners Up awards were presented to Rebecca Jilks of The Boswells School and Ross Aylen, Tendring Technology College.

The Essex Digital Awards 2017 is sponsored by Nimbus Hosting, Freelance SEO Essex, Essex Chambers of Commerce, Heart Essex, Superfast Essex, Essex Employment & Skills Board and Barclays.

It is also supported by the Department for International Trade, Essex Chronicle, Clare Reeves Voiceovers, Capricorn Media, Noise PR, designsixtyfour.com, Basildon Council, Brentwood Borough Council, Rochford District Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Maldon District Council.

 


 

Essex Digital Awards 2017 – The Winners

Blog: Business
BRONZE – Fireplace Products
SILVER – Darkworld Gaming
GOLD – Creative Quills

Blog: Entertainment
BRONZE – Project: Wanderlust by Langley Media
SILVER – All Things Spliced
GOLD – Greedy Gourmet

Mobile App
BRONZE – Maths Test by Andrew Suttle
SILVER – My Eye Spy by Morris Projects
GOLD – Plume Maldon’s Community Academy

Online Retailer
BRONZE – Fireplace Products
SILVER – Love Pleasure
GOLD – Yumchaa by Graphic Evidence

Responsive Website
BRONZE – Invest Southend on Sea
SILVER – Felsted School by School Website
GOLD – Utilize by MC+Co Marketing

Use of Social Media for Business
BRONZE – Wedding Day Angel
SILVER – The Good Vet & Pet Guide
GOLD – Amateur Photographer by Prime Creative

Use of Video for Business
BRONZE – The Robin Cancer Trust
SILVER – KPMG by Main Media
GOLD – Harry Flashman’s Tattoo Parlour by aQ2

Website
BRONZE – Lumen Archaeology
SILVER – MC+Co Marketing
GOLD – Euroline

Website: B2B
BRONZE – Inntel by Valiant Design
SILVER – Euroline
GOLD – Miru 3D

Website: Lifestyle & Culture
BRONZE – The Green Apron
SILVER – Katie Murphy Permanent Make-Up by Digital Reflow
GOLD – Marriage’s Flour

Website: Marketing & Creative
BRONZE – Photographer Liam Gillan
SILVER – MC+Co Marketing
GOLD – Polar Creative

Website: School, Education or Charity
BRONZE – The Linnean Society of London by Enovate Design
SILVER – Seymour House Day Nursery by Twist Interactive Design
GOLD – Felsted School by School Website

Website: Small Business
BRONZE – The Lampshade Company
SILVER – The Green Apron
GOLD – Miru 3D

Website: Sports & Entertainment
BRONZE – Colchester Leisure World by Colchester Borough Council
SILVER – JP Tackle by Twist Interactive Design
GOLD – Chelmsford City Racecourse

Website: Tourism & Hospitality
BRONZE – Orsett Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
SILVER – Wild Essex
GOLD – Compleat Caterers by Skyblue Creations

Spirit of Essex
GOLD – Wilkin & Sons

People’s Choice Award
GOLD – The Green Apron

Future of Essex
SILVER – Rebecca Jilks, The Boswells School
SILVER – Ross Aylen, Tendring Technology College
GOLD – Nathan Banks, The Gilberd School

HERTS: New Category Sponsorship For Just £749+ VAT

A new package offering sponsorship of a category at the Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2017 for just £749+VAT is now available.

The breakthrough offer – which is marketed on a first-come-first-served basis – includes substantial advertising opportunities online and huge branding exposure at the HDA17 Presentation Evening at Knebworth House on September 21.

The categories on offer include:-

“Use of Social Media for Business”
“Mobile App”
“Use of Video for Business”
“Online Retailer”
“Website: B2B”
“Blog”
“Website: Small Business”
“Website: School, Education or Charity”

Also wrapped up within the package are five tickets to the event, the opportunity to be interviewed during a live social media broadcast on the night and the chance to present an award on stage.

The Hertfordshire Digital Awards launched in 2015 and has sold out in the past two years.

In 2016, it welcomed close to 450 entries from businesses, charities and schools across the county and entry closes this year on July 21.

The HDAs is open to businesses from every industry sector, not just web designers and agencies.

The Headline Sponsor of the Kent Digital Awards 2017 is Nimbus Hosting and it is also supported by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, UK Government’s Department For International Trade, Hertfordshire Mercury, Welwyn & Hatfield Borough Council and Clare Reeves Voiceovers.

To find out more about the HDA Category Sponsorship Package Offer for £749+VAT, call the HDA team on 01277 356200 or email [email protected]

KENT: Sponsor Kent Digital Awards Category For £749+VAT

A new package offering sponsorship of a category at the Kent Digital Awards 2017 for just £749+VAT is now available.

The breakthrough offer – which is marketed on a first-come-first-served basis – includes substantial advertising opportunities online and huge branding exposure at the KDA17 Presentation Evening at Ashford International Hotel on June 1.

The categories on offer include:-

“Use of Social Media for Business”
“Mobile App”
“Use of Video for Business”
“Online Retailer”
“Website: B2B”
“Blog”
“Website: Small Business”
“Website: School, Education or Charity”

Also wrapped up within the package are five tickets to the event, the opportunity to be interviewed during a live social media broadcast on the night and the chance to present an award on stage.

The Kent Digital Awards launched in 2015 and has sold out in the past two years.

In 2017, it welcomed more than 650 entries from businesses, charities and schools across the county and finalists were announced on April 25.

The KDAs is open to businesses from every industry sector, not just web designers and agencies.

The Headline Sponsor of the Kent Digital Awards 2017 is Cripps and it is also supported by Kent County Council, West Kent Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kent Connects, The Kent Foundation, Sleeping Giant Media, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and Clare Reeves Voiceovers.

To find out more about the KDA Category Sponsorship Package Offer for £749+VAT, call the KDA team on 01277 356200 or email [email protected]

ESSEX: Barclays Sponsors EDA17 “Social Media” Category

The Essex Digital Awards is proud to announce Barclays is to sponsor an award at EDA17.

The multi-national bank will sponsor the “Use of Social Media for Business” category and attend the Presentation Evening on May 18 at Boreham House, Chelmsford.

Barclays has a long history of event sponsorship and supporting the business community.

From 2001-2016 Barclays was Title Sponsor of the English Premier League and will continue as its Banking Partner until at least 2019.

Under the Barclaycard brand it also sponsors the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London, the O2, The Donmar Warehouse, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham and the Barclays Center – a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue in New York City and home to the professional basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

In 2014 the bank launched Barclays Digital Eagles, an initiative to support people and businesses in achieving digital literacy.

Last year it also set-up Eagle Labs, a rollout of fully resourced, community-based, workspaces across the UK to help businesses grow and to enable collaborative innovation and digital empowerment for all.

Eagle Labs is a “a space to create, innovate and grow”, according to labs.uk.barclays

Peter Laight, Relationship Director, Essex and North East London SME, at Barclays explained why the bank chose to get involved.

He said: “We are proud to support the Essex Digital Awards and welcome new technology and the opportunities they offer for business and our society”

The Essex Digital Awards is the first and only scheme to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

It is one of six separate Digital Awards schemes alongside those in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent Digital Awards Judging Panel, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Barclays to the Essex Digital Awards.

“Barclays has pioneered many successful new digital services and continues to support the small business sector and wider community by offering free training during this ‘digital revolution.

“Barclays is the perfect fit for the Essex Digital Awards and we are proud to be working with them.”

For more information about Digital Eagles click here

 

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KENT: KDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Kent Digital Awards 2017 have been announced and tickets for the Presentation Evening are now available.

The remaining entrants in each category are now in with a chance of clinching Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the third KDA dinner ceremony on June 1, at Ashford International Hotel, Ashford.

Tickets are on sale now and are expected to go quickly, following last year’s sell-out event.

The KDA team claim the event will be a “an amazing celebration”, with networking and entertainment lined up alongside the awards presentation.

Presenting awards at the Presentation Evening will be Headline Sponsor Cripps alongside a number of influential organisations across the county.

KDA17 is also supported by Kent County Council, West Kent Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kent Connects, The Kent Foundation, Sleeping Giant Media, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and Clare Reeves Voiceovers.

The Kent Digital Awards 2017 Presentation Evening will include an arrival drink, two-course meal and a complimentary third of a bottle of wine person.

The event will be hosted by the former BBC presenter Robin Bailey.

Tickets are priced at £62.50+VAT with a special 10% discount on tables for ten click

The KDAs is the first and only scheme within the county dedicated to celebrating the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities.


Kent Digital Awards 2017 Finalists

BLOG
Infinity Group
Inside Martyn’s Thoughts
ionCube
Muddy Stilettos Kent
Talk Stagey To Me
The Hideout
THP Accountants by Whitefish Marketing

MOBILE APP
50 50 – The Addictive Slicing Game by App Design Dot Company
My Fitness Times by ChilliApple
PLA Tidal Thames by mso
Punditto by Ether Creative
Whympr by Ether Creative

ONLINE RETAILER
Airberg by Larrytech
Cocoapod by ifour
Compare and Recycle
Maidenhead Aquatics by Ether Creative
Questor Insurance
The Essex Group by The Creation Lab
Titan Grass by Brave Little Tank

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
Cancer Research Winter Run Series by Red Bullet
ChilliApple
Get in the Mood by Ether Creative
Lounge Hair Boutique by YmeriHart
Supersonic Playground
Team Bridle Racing by Signature Image Consultants
The Funeral Planning Authority by The Hideout

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
Diggerland UK
EVision Supercars
ifour
Questor Insurance
Swale Young People
Tru-Lawn by Brave Little Tank
Visit Thanet by Thanet District Council

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
ASG Designs
Ashford Borough Council by Pillory Barn
Curve Interactive
HOPS360° by Digitom
Hospitality Finder
Ruxley by The Creation Lab
The Drummer Agency

WEBSITE
Falcon
Jones Britain by ifour
Kent Sport by Red Bullet
Maidstone Museum by The Hideout
Northfleet School For Girls by Open Water
Project 64
Sunways Leisure Travel by mso

WEBSITE: B2B
Bizbutterflies
CC Studio Architects by Brave Little Tank
ITL Group by Pillory Barn
Itris by ifour
Kent and Medway Growth Hub by Pillory Barn
McBrides by Larrytech
Testudo by Interactive Red

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Chord Electronics by 6-2 Design
Jordan Acoustics by Ether Creative
Kent Connected by Red Bullet
Radiance by Helena
RetroLab by ecce.
Urban Truffle by Squiders
V-Tex by ifour

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE
Brave Little Tank
Falcon
Larrytech
Maxim
Project 64
Röff & Co.
Supersonic Playground

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
Christ’s Hospital by mso
Fosse Bank School by The Hideout
Heritage Watch (Kent) by Ether Creative
Lola’s Journey by YmeriHart
Northfleet School For Girls by Open Water
PassPilot by Falcon
Rugby School by mso
Swale Young People

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS
Beverly Landais by Larrytech
Falcon
Flying Fish Properties
GeoMedia
Loud Monkey by The Hideout
Reco Surfaces by Fly Marketing
The Piano Shop Kent by Larrytech

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Avenue Tennis by ifour
Cancer Research Winter Run Series by Red Bullet
Gravesham Borough Council – The Woodville by Seatlive
Kennington Cricket Club by YmeriHart
Kent Sport by Red Bullet
Miloco Studios by Ether Creative
Team Bridle Racing by Signature Image Consultants

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
Elite Pubs by Squiders
Kent Life by Red Bullet
Love it Here Holidays by The Hideout
Maidstone Museum by The Hideout
Root 1066 by ifour
Sunways Leisure Travel by mso
The Aspinall Foundation

KENT: A Few Minutes With Pete Kenyon of Cripps

At the Kent Digital Awards, we are very proud to be working with the law firm Cripps, our Headline Sponsor.

It may be fair to say that overall the legal professional has not enjoyed the easiest transition to digital, but Cripps is among those bucking the trend.

Indeed the team at Cripps is rolling out a digital strategy, a move that it sees as “fundamental” to maintaining its long history of success as one of the region’s leading law firms.

We spoke to Pete Kenyon, the head of the Advertising, Technology and Media team at Cripps, about the firm and its emphasis on embracing digital technology.

Could you describe your organisation and its services?

Cripps is a key regional firm and is also ranked as a Top 100 UK law firm. We have around 350 people offering a combination of expertise to corporates and to individuals advising them on the full range of legal issues which face them.

We advise on a broad range of matters including corporate transactions, commercial contracts, employment law, IT, IP and dispute resolution. Families and individuals come to us for assistance in relation to property, inheritance issues, estate planning, matrimonial and family law matters.

The firm adopts a sector focus, with one of our key sectors being Advertising, Technology and Media.

What made you want to become involved with the Digital Awards?

For us, getting involved with the Kent Digital Awards presents a great opportunity to support local businesses that, like us, have a keen interest in digital technology.

As head of the Advertising, Technology and Media team at Cripps, I get to work with businesses that place digital innovation at the very heart of what they do. So, we understand that for many organisations, utilising digital media effectively is essential if they are to remain competitive.

I believe it’s important that these businesses are recognised and rewarded for the way in which they are using digital technology to drive growth and revenue; the Digital Awards do this.

Cripps has always been a great supporter and active member of the Kent business community. Supporting the KDAs provides us with an opportunity to underline our commitment to Kent business and help create a platform for celebrating success and sharing ideas and best practice.

How would you describe your organisation’s relationship with digital technology?

The legal profession is undergoing a massive transformation – we know that to remain a key player our digital strategy is fundamental to that.

As a business, we always put our clients first. We rely heavily on digital technology to help us do this. It allows us to deliver services to our clients more efficiently and cost effectively.

Investing in technology to improve our client service is a critical component of our strategy, enabling agile working and the ability to serve clients wherever we or they are. In late 2016 we moved to cloud based technology, virtual desktops and cloud telephony. Earlier in 2016, we introduced an e-learning platform to complement our award winning intranet.

Our client first approach is also reflected in the structure of our website, which has been designed to echo how people want to access legal advice, rather than how we structure ourselves internally.

How has your relationship with your customers/clients changed with the dawn of digital technology?  

Advances in digital technology have provided us with a wide variety of ways to interact with our clients and of course this can only be a good thing. We are able to engage with different audiences through our focused social media campaigns and the potential reach of these campaigns is far larger than through the use of traditional communication tools. However, as a business that strives to treat everyone as an individual and to deliver a bespoke service, we know that even the best digital communications can never replace a face to face meeting.

Our aim is to constantly keep an eye on tomorrow in order to ensure that we embrace all of the technological changes which can benefit the clients’ Cripps experience. This will often mean providing a multi faceted user experience which we embrace. Our philosophy is that through a great understanding of the tech on offer, the opportunities for us are endless – this is a very exciting time to be offering legal services.

Which social media campaigns or accounts have really caught your eye recently?

The “live there” campaign from Airbnb was really interesting – a great way to bring to life the power of their offering to access real life experiences was very clever – whilst maintaining clarity and simplicity, something not always characteristic of campaigns…

What have you found to be the most positive and negative aspects of using social media for your business?

We always look to engage with our clients and contacts in the easiest way possible for them. Social media channels offer another way for people to get in touch and start a conversation. Social media also allows us to share information and comment on topical issues faster than ever, allowing us to demonstrate that we are on top of the important issues impacting our audience. We share regular updates, insight and links on Twitter through @CrippsLaw, LinkedIn and host a number of blogs. Having Twitter accounts and blogs dedicated to key sectors and areas of law (technology, employment, food and drink, healthcare etc) allows us to deliver more targeted and meaningful messages.

But of course, there are downsides – as lawyers – we are always acutely aware of these.

Once something is shared on social media, it is out there for all to see. Any control of how that information is managed and disseminated is lost. This can be challenging if you want to control how information is shared, so we always have to be mindful of this when we interact with social media.

The other challenge is that, in allowing freedom to speak, we need to consider the wider implications to our brand. We are of course a law firm, but we also believe strongly in individual thought and creativity. It is so important to strike the right balance, as failure to do so can cut the life blood of social media which is the energy and passion of individuals to communicate.

What advice would you give to businesses looking to improve their online activity?

As a technology lawyer, I spend much of my time working with clients whose business models rely on the use of technology. So often, when a business wants to increase online activity, they launch into it without too much thought. What can possibly go wrong? Like any other big investment, proper planning is required and having a meaningful and structured digital strategy in place is essential. This can help to get a handle on costs from the start, identify required expertise and reduce inherent risks. It is far easier to destroy a brand now than ever before because the reach of campaigns is so vast. Equally, when handled properly and with the right planning, a campaign can revolutionise your business. For me, the biggest mistake that is made is businesses thinking they can do it all themselves. My advice is to stick to what you know and get the experts in to help you with what you don’t.

 

SUSSEX: SDA17 Winners Announced

THE online achievements of some of the most progressive organisations across Sussex have been honoured at the first annual Digital Awards.

Accolades across 14 categories including “Website”, “Use of Video for Business”, “Mobile App” and “Use of Social Media for Business” were presented to businesses, charities and schools at Pelham House in Lewes, on April 13.

Hosting SDA17 was former BBC broadcaster Robin Bailey who handed Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes to a group of worthy winners.

Special guests included Ana Christie from Sussex Chambers of Commerce, Lee Mansfield of Sussex Business Times and Dan Wallman of Sussex Council of Training Providers, all of whom presented awards.

The Sussex Digital Awards was launched last year solely to showcase online work from across Brighton, East Sussex and West Sussex.

Walking away with the Gold award in the flagship “Website” category was Brighton-based digital agency Boz Boz, who won for their work on behalf of TV presenter Jeremy Paxman.

The Disabilities Trust, an autism charity in Burgess Hill, scooped the top prize in the “Use of Social Media for Business” and East Grinstead agency, Magnify Creative, won “Online Retailer” on behalf of Campania Food and Wine.

Also on stage, claiming Gold in the “Use of Video for Business”, were Midnight Communications for BRITA Vivreau and Advantage Air Systems from Horsham were victorious in “Website: Small Business”.

The top award in “Mobile App” was picked up by Carousel for Curing Perfect, an online graphic novel.

Gold in the “Blog” classification went to full-time digital writer Tom Briggs for “Diary of the Dad” and “Responsive Website” went to 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions from East Grinstead.

The “Website: Marketing & Creative” Gold went to Brighton branding studio Made By Spoken and “Website: B2B” to 4D Data Centres in West Byfleet.

Also on top of the podium were The Cookshelf by Superlative Design in “Website: Lifestyle & Culture” and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, from Brighton, in “Website: School, Education or Charity”.

“Website: Tourism & Hospitality” Gold was landed by Brighton’s Pragmatic Agency for their project on behalf of luxury hotel business Condé Nast Johansens.

There was also a special “Spirit of Sussex” award, which is given to one organisation chosen for attracting significantly positive exposure to the county and this was presented to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the annual motor racing event on the Goodwood Estate which attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year.

They were recognised for their use of digital platforms in promoting the county of Sussex as a destination.


Sussex Digital Awards 2017 – The Winners

 

BLOG
Gold – Diary of the Dad
Silver – Denyse Whillier
Bronze – Muddy Stilettos Sussex

 

MOBILE APP
Gold – Curing Perfect by Carousel
Silver – MyTeamSafe by Hillingar
Bronze – M-Tickets by Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus

 

ONLINE RETAILER
Gold – Campania Food and Wine by Magnify Creative
Silver – Cowdray Estates by 247 Creative
Bronze – Vinscovery by Nik Hannay Ltd & Ollie Hyde

 

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
Gold – 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Silver – Focus Digital Media
Bronze – Turner & Hoskins by Magnify Creative

 

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS in association with Sussex Business Times
Gold – The Disabilities Trust
Silver – Barfoots by Kitch Media
Bronze – Arundel Castle by Midnight Communications

 

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
Gold – BRITA Vivreau by Midnight Communications
Silver – Egg Media
Bronze – IBDrelief

 

WEBSITE in association with Sussex Chamber of Commerce
Gold – Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Silver – Internet Matters by Pragmatic
Bronze – 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions

 

WEBSITE: B2B
Gold – 4D Data Centres
Silver – Infigo Software
Bronze – Ticketmedia by Made By Spoken

 

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Gold – The Cookshelf by Superlative Design
Silver – Woman Alive by CPO
Bronze – SixtySix Productions by ifour

 

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE
Gold – Made By Spoken
Silver – Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Bronze – 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions

 

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
Gold – Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
Silver – TeamUp Bexhill by Rother Voluntary Action
Bronze – Internet Matters by Pragmatic

 

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS in association with Sussex Council of Training Providers
Gold – Advantage Air Systems
Silver – Brighton Digital Women
Bronze – Matthew Page Photography by Dan Gorham Creative Design

 

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
Gold – Condé Nast Johansens by Pragmatic
Silver – Cowdray Estate by 247 Creative
Bronze – Coast B&B by Studio Polpetto

 

SPIRIT OF SUSSEX
Gold – Goodwood Festival of Speed

ESSEX: People’s Choice Award Launched For EDA17

The Essex Digital Awards will present a People’s Choice Award at EDA17 for the first time.

Finalists for the Awards were announced on March 24, across 15 categories, and winners of each will be chosen by a panel of independent judges.

But for the first time in Essex Digital Award’s history, a new award will be presented to one of the 2017 finalists, and this time it will be voted for by the public.

Each of the finalists in the following website categories will automatically be entered into the People’s Choice Award and voting is NOW OPEN.

Entry will close at 5pm on Wednesday, April 12.

Click here to open the People’s Choice Award voting page.

“Website” – in association with Nimbus Hosting
“Website: Marketing & Creative”
“Website: Small Business” – in association with Essex Employment & Skills Board
“Website: B2B”
“Website: Tourism & Hospitality”
“Website: Sports & Entertainment”
“Website: Lifestyle & Culture”
Responsive Website
Online Retailer – in association with Superfast Essex

The Essex Digital Awards 2017 Presentation Evening will take place at Boreham House, Chelmsford, on May 18.

Tickets are on sale here

Voting closes on February 10, 2017 at 5pm.

SUSSEX: Two Weeks Until Inaugural SDAs

The first ever Sussex Digital Awards is just two weeks away.

In a fortnight’s time winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards across 13 categories will be crowned at Pelham House, in Lewes.

Following a huge number of entries into SDA classifications including “Use of Social Media for Business”, “Mobile App” and the flagship “Website”, judges have made their decisions and winners are set to be announced to a sell-out crowd.

On the night finalists will be encouraged to share on social channels as events until using the hashtag #SDA17.

The event is supported by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Sussex Council of Training Providers and will be covered by the Sussex Business Times.

Former BBC presenter, Robin Bailey, who is hosting the event said: “Preparations are going extremely well for what promises to be a fantastic evening of celebration for some of the most progressive businesses in Sussex.

“Be prepared for plenty of Twitter action and warm up those vocal chords, it’s going to be one big big night.”

The Sussex Digital Awards takes place on April 13, starting with a drinks reception at 7pm.

The event is also supported by Clare Reeves Voiceovers, Noise PR and designsixtyfour.com.

 

ESSEX: EDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Essex Digital Awards 2017 have been announced, following a record-breaking number of entries.

Entrants across 14 categories will now compete for the Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades at the Presentation Evening on May 18.

For the first time at the EDAs there will also be a “People’s Choice” award, where finalists across all website categories will go head-to-head in a public vote.

Further details of the People’s Choice Award will be announced on March 31, when voting for that will open.

Winners across all other categories will be chosen by an independent judging panel.

The EDA17 Presentation Evening will take place at Boreham House and tickets are expected to be snapped up quickly following last year’s sell-out event.

The event will include a complimentary welcome drink, two-course meal, 1/3 bottle of wine per person, live entertainment and the ceremony.

It will be hosted by former BBC broadcaster Robin Bailey.

To book tickets click here

The Essex Digital Awards 2017 is sponsored and supported by Nimbus Hosting, Freelance SEO Essex, Heart Essex, Essex Chamber of Commerce, Essex Employment & Skills Board, Superfast Essex, Department For International Trade, Essex Chronicle, Brentwood Borough Council, Basildon Council, Rochford District Council, Maldon District Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Clare Reeves Voiceovers, Noise PR and Capricorn Media.

Essex Digital Awards 2017 – The Finalists

BLOG: BUSINESS in association with Freelance SEO Essex
Changing Course by Spinnaker Global
Creative Quills
Darkworld Gaming
Fireplace Products
Keep It Mum
Local Business Domination
TwoFeetMarketing

BLOG: ENTERTAINMENT
All Things Spliced
Carousel Diary
Club Forty
Crafty Arts
Dreamwave Events
Greedy Gourmet
Project: Wanderlust by Langley Media

MOBILE APP
Dagenham Sunday Market by Chris Woodman Designs
Landmark Place by Pelican Media
Maths Test by Andrew Suttle
My Eye Spy by Morris Projects
Plume Maldon’s Community Academy

ONLINE RETAILER in association with Superfast Essex
Colchester Events Company by Colchester Borough Council
Fireplace Products
Love Pleasure
Premier Print & Promotions
Roof Lantern Solutions by Essex Web Design Studio
So Gorgeous Beauty
Yumchaa by Graphic Evidence

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
Creative Quills
Felsted School by School Website
Invest Southend on Sea
Next Chapter Homes
Silkstream
Utilize by MC+Co Marketing
Zentura by Graphic Evidence

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
Amateur Photographer by Prime Creative
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Essex Baby
Secret Hamper
The Good Vet & Pet Guide
The Social Geeks
Wedding Day Angel

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
Harry Flashmans Tattoo Parlour by aQ2
KPMG by Main Media
Ozone by Main Media
Polar Creative
Shout Design
The Robin Cancer Trust
WeBelieve Media

WEBSITE in association with Nimbus Hosting
Colchester + Ipswich Museums by Colchester Borough Council
Euroline
Felsted School by School Website
Finest Bed Linen by Website Design
Lumen Archaeology
Marriage’s Flour
MC+Co

WEBSITE: B2B in association of Essex Chamber of Commerce
Euroline
Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
Haul In One
Inntel by Valiant Design
Lucentum by Bright Lights Creative
Miru 3D
Oakpark Security

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Colchester + Ipswich Museums by Colchester Borough Council
Essex Baby
Katie Murphy Permanent Makeup by Digital Reflow
Lumen Archaeology
Marriage’s Flour
Miss Woo by Ryde Digital
The Green Apron

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE
Bright Lights Creative
Brown Owl Creative
MC+Co
Photographer Liam Gillan
Polar Creative
Resourceful Marketing by Blue Serif
Sony Freelance and Corporate Video Production by Blue Serif

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
Coggeshall Montessori by Skyblue Creations
Felsted School by School Website
Seymour House Day Nursery by Twist Interactive Design
Sir Charles Kao
The Linnean Society of London by Enovate Design
The SEAX Trust by Twist Interactive Design
The Worrinots

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS in association with Essex Employment & Skills Board
A Box by Twist Interactive Design
Bright Lights Creative
GreenSpur Renewables by Ryde Digital
Miru 3D
The Conneely Group by Brown Owl Creative
The Green Apron
The Lampshade Company

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Branded Teamwear by Skyblue Creations
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Colchester Leisure World by Colchester Borough Council
Gym Fit Clacton by Switched On Marketing
Horsemat by Skyblue Creations
JP Tackle by Twist Interactive Design
Wass’s Fishing Tackle by Studio Link 11

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
Compleat Caterers by Skyblue Creations
Love Southend
Lunch Colchester
Orsett Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Rossi Ice Cream by Revive Digital Media
Visit Essex
Wild Essex