Last week IMS Marketing attended Galway City and County’s first ever Online Marketing Awards.
The night celebrated excellence in Online Marketing, with an inspiring array of businesses, all from our very own Galway.
Local success stories, Pat Divilly Fitness and Goodness Cakes showed us how Social Media in particular can have such a positive impact on a new business.
Special guests on the night included; Zara Sheerin of NUIG, Anthony Quigley of the Digital Marketing Institute and Ciaran Quilty of Facebook.
In an informative discussion, we learned that Facebook’s focus in the near future is Mobile! Ciaran, their SMB regional director spoke at length about the growth in the smart phone and tablet markets, and the exciting marketing opportunity it presents. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile!! Hopefully this means there are some well needed improvements in their iPad and Android apps coming soon!
The award ceremony itself was very exciting, with loads happening in the Galway Online business community . The IMS Marketing team was just as nervous as the finalists on the night as one of our clients, Topform Ltd had reached the finals in the Best Email category. There was some tough competition, however we are pleased to say that Topform came out on top.
Other winners on the night included;
- Best Blog – Spellbinding Music
- Best Social Media – MyKidsTime.ie
- Best Website – Pocket Anatomy
- Best Start Up – Mindful Movements
- Peoples Choice – The Dough Bros
- Online Marketing Leadership – Kinlay Hostel
All in all it was a great evening and we aim to be part of it again this time next year. Once again we would like to congratulate our client Topform who won the Best Email category on the night.