Since their inception in 2010, the DANI Awards have celebrated the best and brightest of the Northern Irish digital scene. In a previous life, when I was with Pierce Communications, we won two DANI Awards in 2012 for our campaigns for Emo Oil and Total Produce.
And in 2014, I achieved a great personal honour by winning Digital Industries Person of the Year at that year’s DANI Awards.
Pursuing awards is not something we actively engage in at Polemic Digital. Awards are a dime a dozen, and we have little faith in the majority of them. So far we have chosen to only enter the renowned UK Search Awards, with some measure of success.
This year we decided to also enter the DANI Awards, because we felt our client projects were achieving a level of success that warranted recognition. And that gamble has seemed to pay off, as all three of the client projects we’ve entered have been shortlisted! Our work is competing in the following categories:
- Best SEO Campaign for our work with TheSun.co.uk
- Best Campaign in Retail for our work with SkirtingsRUs.co.uk
- Best Campaign in Healthcare for our work with DocklandsDental.ie
All three of these websites have achieved considerable SEO success since we started working with them, and to be shortlisted for the 2018 DANI Awards shows that we’re at the forefront of the Northern Irish digital scene.
Hopefully on the night itself we’ll come away with some silverware. It’ll be a great event regardless, celebrating the awesome work that’s being done in our wee country.
I’m also very pleased to see people and companies we consider friends of Polemic Digital also shortlisted at this year’s awards. Good luck to the folks at The Tomorrow Lab, Digital 24, Loud Mouth Media, and Fathom, and especially to Emma Gribben who’s shortlisted for Best Young Digital Person!