Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Galway’s Digital Marketing Awards have reached over €25,000 in Prize Fund and are delighted to announce a Bonus Award for Start Up Companies

Galway’s Digital Marketing Awards are stepping up a gear with now over €25,000 in the prize fund up for grabs. The Awards are set to take place at the Town Hall Theatre on April 22nd and have attracted over 50 businesses in the city and county to register so far for its’ lucrative prize pool.

A bonus Start Up Award to the value of €6,300 has been added for start up companies that have been operating for less than 3 years or for budding entrepreneurs who have a business idea that they wish to develop. The founder Maricka Burke Keogh and her fellow volunteers, all working professionals in the digital industry, have joined forces to create a super prize for one lucky business. This bumper prize will go to helping one start up business with their overall online presence including web design, digital and social media marketing, photography, graphic design and event management. It is an amazing opportunity to gain expert guidance and mentorship from some of the leading professionals in the industry in Galway.

It includes;

Patrick Hladun (Cityweb) - €2,000 Website Design

Robin Chedgey, Eve McInerney and Maricka Burke Keogh - €2,100 Digital Marketing

Gary Mullin (iON Connect) - €1000- Digital and Social Media Marketing

Julia Dunin Photography - €750- Commercial Photography

Alan Conway - €300- Graphic Design

Emma Connor - €150- Event Management

If you have a company or know a business that should enter the Awards, simply go to www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards-registration-form/ to register or make a nomination. There are five main categories; Best Website, Best Social Media Campaign, Best Email Campaign, Online Marketing Leadership Award and Best Blog. There are now two Bonus Awards, a People’s Choice Award and a Start Up Award. Please note registration closes on March 7th at 5pm. For more details, please contact info@galwaymarketing.ie or call (091) 442908.

The event is kindly sponsored by the Connacht Tribune and The Galway City Enterprise Board and is in aid of the Galway Hospice. Tickets for the event are €5 and can be purchased at www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards. All proceeds go to the Galway Hospice. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our sponsors and the volunteers who have given up their invaluable time to make the Awards and continuous free monthly seminars possible.