The biggest radio station in the county has tuned into the Essex Digital Awards 2017.
Heart Essex has signed up as “Broadcast Media Partner” for EDA17 following a successful tie up between the Digital Awards and its sister station in Milton Keynes.
Heart Essex – which boasts a weekly audience of 415,000 (RAJAR Q.3 2016) – is part of Global, the media and entertainment group, which is home to a host of other household names including Smooth Radio Classic FM, LBC and Capital.
The station is home to long-running breakfast show presenters Martin and Su along with Essex favourite Mark Wright and Emma Bunton.
The EDAs is the first and only awards solely to recognise the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities and now has the largest following of any awards in the county.
Entry for EDA17 closes on February 17, 2017.
In recent years, Heart Essex has grown its multi-platform business with a popular website as well as establishing an influential presence on social media platforms.
Every day Heart Essex delivers breaking news, travel, showbiz and competitions to more than 32,000 followers on Twitter and more than 110,000 fans on Facebook.
As broadcast media partner, Heart Essex will share news on the Awards through social media and www.heart.co.uk/essex
The EDA17 Presentation Evening will take place at Boreham House on May 18, 2017, and members of the Heart Essex team will attend.
Robin Bailey, Head of the EDA Judging Panel, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Heart Essex for EDA17.
“Their migration across to digital platforms over the past few years has been executed with great energy and imagination, they have a substantial online reach and we are delighted to be getting involved with them.”
Katy Flower, Commercial Director at Heart Essex, added: “We are thrilled to be working with EDA17.
“Essex is a vibrant county with so many digital entrepreneurs and it’s great that we’re able to help celebrate this culture of innovation.”