On October 12th, 2019, We were delighted to host this year’s Cork Chamber Cork Digital Marketing Awards in Cork International Hotel, where Digital Champions were celebrated.
In a room full of inspiring digital transformers, the Awards, presented by MC Sinead Kennedy, recognised the innovative and creative approaches that businesses are bringing to all digital platforms in Cork.
All facets of digital marketing were recognised, with awards including Best in Content Creation, Best Social Media Team and awards for individual channels from Website to Instagram. We were delighted to take the home the award of Best use of Twitter ourselves, see the full list of award winners below.
Paula Cogan, Cork Chamber President who presented the awards to all the deserving winners said: “Digital marketing is an integral part of how companies communicate with their customers, suppliers and stakeholders across all industries. We are delighted to honour the skills and talent of such leaders in digital marketing. Tonight the awardees range from hoteliers to state agencies, start-ups to multinationals, traditional goods and services to fully online agencies. It is clear from these Awards that digital transformation is changing how we do business, locally, regionally and nationally.”
This year saw Visit Cork declared as Cork’s overall Digital Transformer 2019.
Commenting on the announcement of the award Head of Visit Cork, Seamus Heaney said “I am so proud to accept this award on behalf of the Board of Visit Cork and the executive team based in Elizabeth Fort, Anne, Evelyn and Jeremy along with our extended teams of both tourism teams at Cork City and County Councils.
Purecork.ie is the hub for tourism product and events in Cork and the website is very much a collective approach by both the City and County councils in relation to all tourism products in Cork. Many tourism websites have come and gone but PureCork is here to stay and getting more and more visitors by the day.”
Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2019 Winners:
Best Use of Digital by a Start-Up: Barrow and Fork. Sponsored by Velo Coffee Roasters
Best Website – Less than 20 Employees: Visit Cork. Sponsored by Morgan McKinley
Best Website – 20-50 employees: EazyCity Sponsored by Morgan McKinley
Best Website – 51+ employees: Teamwork Sponsored by Morgan McKinley
Best in Content Creation – Less than 20 Employees: Yay Cork. Sponsored by Babelfís
Best in Content Creation – 20 or more employees: Cork’s RedFM Sponsored by Babelfís
Best Use of Mobile: Kearys CarStore. Sponsored by Cork Chamber Skillnet
Best Use of Facebook – New Business: Cork Beo. Sponsored by ClickDimensions
Best Use of Facebook – Less than 20 Employees: Sigma Homes Sponsored by ClickDimensions
Best Use of Facebook – 20-50 employees: Cork English College Sponsored by ClickDimensions
Best Use of Facebook – 51+ employees: The Maryborough Hotel Sponsored by ClickDimensions
Best Use of Twitter – Less than 20 Employees: Visit Cork. Sponsored by Cork Chamber Skillnet
Best Use of Twitter – 20 or more employees: Cork International Hotel Sponsored by Cork Chamber Skillnet
Best Use of Instagram – Less than 20 Employees: Sigma Homes. Sponsored by Cork Chamber Skillnet
Best Use of Instagram – 20 or more employees: The Montenotte Hotel Sponsored by Cork Chamber Skillnet
Best Use of LinkedIn for Business: Ronan Daly Jermyn Sponsored by Grant Thornton
Best Use of Digital Marketing for the Greater Good: Oxfam Ireland. Sponsored by CIT
Best Social Media Team: Cork Airport. Sponsored by CIT
Best Social Media Campaign: Crawford Art Gallery. Sponsored by Velo Coffee Roasters
Best Digital Marketing Student: Jennifer Bryan, Cliq Media and Marketing. Sponsored by Cork Chamber Skillnet
Best Transformation – Traditional to Digital Marketing: Central Statistics Office. Sponsored by EchoLive.ie
Overall Digital Transformer 2019: Visit Cork
The Cork Digital Marketing Awards are organised by Cork Chamber to provide a platform for Cork businesses to showcase their recent digital successes and achievements. It is an opportunity to be recognised for the digital, social and online work carried out by businesses in our local digital community.
All entries are judged by members of the public, through an independent and confidential judging and allocation system.
A list of Nominations was released, followed by Semi-Finalists and Finalists.
Other Cork Chamber awards include the Cork Company of the Year. Details available on www.corkchamber.ie