On the 3rd May we attended the much anticipated, Essex Digital Awards at Hylands House, Chelmsford. The awards have seen thousands of entries since they were created in 2013 to reward innovation and progressive thinking in the use of digital media for business. With 12 gold awards up for grabs and having been shortlisted in two categories, we were eager to hear the results – and thankfully we didn’t have to wait long.
Much to our delight, Garda scooped Gold in the first category of the night – winning ‘Best Blog’ – which looks for organisations who are underpinning their core activities with frequently updated, well composed, content marketing posts. Cited as a ‘must read’ for small businesses and start-ups, the judges also praised our ‘call to action copy’ and ‘imaginative content’.
Speaking after the event, Garda MD Tony Burrows said:
“We are over the moon to receive this award, which epitomises the Garda approach of adding real value wherever possible, to small businesses. With our Blog we set out to support organisations in Essex and beyond, by offering accessible bite-sized marketing advice and tips on where to pick up the quick wins, and how to tackle longer term strategy.
This award has inspired us to carry on creating a variety of relatable content that demystifies marketing and helps SMEs make those incremental changes that undoubtedly contribute to overall business success.”
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