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Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2018 #DigitalCork18

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You are 1 step closer to becoming a champion at the 2018 CDMAs. The Awards will be held on Friday September 28th in the Rochestown Park Hotel so save the date and the very best of luck!

 4 Categories can be entered, however for the category, use a second email address for this nomination. (There is a system issue we are working on that stops 4th categories from being accepted).

Entry Guidelines

You can jump to the category that you're interested in by clicking on the links below :

1.Best Website – New Business (Less than 3 years old)

2.Best Website – Small Business (10 employees or less)

3.Best Website – Medium Business (11-50 employees)

4.Best Website – Large Business (51+ employees)

5.Best E-Commerce Website

6.Best Use of Instagram – Small (30 or less employees)

7.Best Use of Instagram – Large (31+ employees)

8.Best Use of Twitter – 20 or less employees

9.Best Use of Twitter – 20+ employees

10.Best Use of Video – 30 or less employees

11.Best Use of Video – 31+ employees

12.Best Use of Facebook – New Business (less than 3 years)

13.Best Use of Facebook – Small Business (10 or less employees)

14.Best Use of Facebook – Medium Business (11-50 employees)

15.Best Use of Facebook – Large Business (51+ employees)

16.Best Digital Marketing Campaign

17.Best Use of Digital Marketing to Showcase Cork

18.Best Use of Digital Marketing for the Greater Good (CSR)









1. Best Website – New Business (Less than 3 years old)






This is for a website of a new business that was incorporated in the past 3 years. The business (not the website) must be 3 years or less as of June 1st 2018. To rate your website judges look at how quickly it loads using this tool https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/, they see how it looks on a mobile, they judge the design and how relevant the content is to what you do.

2. Best Website – Small Business (10 employees or less)






This is for the website of a business that has less than 10 employed staff. To rate your website judges look at how quickly it loads using this tool https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/, they see how it looks on a mobile, they judge the design and how relevant the content is to what you do. Please note we may move your entry to a different website category that suits it better.

3. Best Website – Medium Business (11-50 employees)






This is for the website of a business that has between 11 – 50 employees To rate your website judges look at how quickly it loads using this tool https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/, they see how it looks on a mobile, they judge the design and how relevant the content is to what you do. Please note we may move your entry to a different website category that suits it better.

4. Best Website – Large Business (51+ employees)






This is for the website of a business with 51+ employees. To rate your website judges look at how quickly it loads using this tool https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/, they see how it looks on a mobile, they judge the design and how relevant the content is to what you do. Please note we may move your entry to a different website category that suits it better.

5. Best E-Commerce Website






Best eCommerce Website We want to know why your eCommerce website is one of the best around. Judges will be looking at speed of the site, mobile readiness, whether the eCommerce system is easy to use and whether the site is written to be understood easily.

6. Best Use of Instagram – Small (30 or less employees)







This is for the use of Instagram for a business/organisation with 30 or less employees. To win in this category you need to regularly post good content, get good engagement and know why you are using Instagram and how it benefits your organisation. And you need to tell us this in the form.   *If you reference Instagram Stories then we require you to link to a publicly available website with screenshots/copies of these stories   Please note we may move your entry to a different Instagram category that suits it better.

7. Best Use of Instagram – Large (31+ employees)







This is for the use of Instagram for a business/organisation with 31+ employees. To win in this category you need to regularly post good content, get good engagement and know why you are using Instagram and how it benefits your organisation. And you need to tell us this in the form.   *If you reference Instagram Stories then we require you to link to a publicly available website with screenshots/copies of these stories   Please note we may move your entry to a different Instagram category that suits it better.

8. Best Use of Twitter – 20 or less employees








Best Use of Twitter by a business that has less than 20 employed staff. The nominated Twitter account must be regularly updated at time of nomination.   Please note we may move your entry to a different Twitter category that suits it better.

9. Best Use of Twitter – 20+ employees








Best Use of Twitter by a business/organisation with 20 or more employed staff. The Twitter account will need to be regularly updated at time of nomination.   Please note we may move your entry to a different Twitter category that suits it better.

10. Best Use of Video – 30 or less employees








Best use of Video – produced by and for the Cork office in the past 12 months. The number of employees in the whole organisation must be 30 or less.   This is for video that was produced and created for digital media/social media and to be used in these spaces exclusively. This is not for the spreading of videos made for TV.   Tell us about this video or campaign in the form. Our judges may have never heard of you before the open the nomination. You can submit one video or more if you have them. We gave you space for three videos. If there are more note it in application.   Please note we may move your entry to a different Video category that suits it better.

11. Best Use of Video – 31+ employees








Best use of Video – produced by and for the Cork office in the past 12 months. This business must have 31 or more employed staff.   This is for video that was produced and created for digital media/social media and to be used in these spaces exclusively. This is not for the spreading of videos made for TV.   Tell us about this video or campaign in the form. Our judges may have never heard of you before the open the nomination. You can submit one video or more if you have them. We gave you space for three videos. If there are more note it in application.   Please note we may move your entry to a different Video category that suits it better.

12. Best Use of Facebook – New Business (less than 3 years)








This is the for the Facebook Page of a Business that was incorporated in the past 3 years. The business (not the Facebook page) must be around for 3 years of less as of June 1st 2018. The Facebook page will need to be regularly updated at time of nomination. Design, consistency of updates, use of video, updates that look well and can be read on mobiles – are all things that we will rank your Facebook Page on.

13. Best Use of Facebook – Small Business (10 or less employees)








Best Use of Facebook of a business that has 10 or less employed staff. The Facebook Page will need to be updated on a regular basis at time of nomination. Design, consistency of updates, use of video, updates that look well and can be read on mobiles – are all things that we will rank your Facebook Page on. Please note we may move your entry to a different Facebook category that suits it better.

14. Best Use of Facebook – Medium Business (11-50 employees)








Business with 11 – 50 employees This is for the Facebook page of a business with 11 – 50 employees. This Facebook Page will need to be regularly updated at time of nomination.   Design, consistency of updates, use of video, updates that look well and can be read on mobiles – are all things that we will rank your Facebook Page on. Please note we may move your entry to a different Facebook category that suits it better.

15. Best Use of Facebook – Large Business (51+ employees)








Best Use of Facebook for a business with 51+ Employees. The Facebook Page will need to be regularly updated at time of nomination.   Design, consistency of updates, use of video, updates that look well and can be read on mobiles – are all things that we will rank your Facebook Page on. Please note we may move your entry to a different Facebook category that suits it better.

16. Best Digital Marketing Campaign













This is for a campaign planned and executed across multiple social media platforms. We want to see your strategy and how it was executed. Good examples will help the judges understand what your campaign was about and award marks. Detail supplied in a clear manner will also help the judges. You are marked on your submission, the examples and your metrics.

17. Best Use of Digital Marketing to Showcase Cork










This is the category for companies or organisations that have done work in digital that make the world see just how special Cork is. This can be via local community events, amazing videos or websites, initiatives to highlight the talent of workers in Cork.

18. Best Use of Digital Marketing for the Greater Good (CSR)







This is the category for businesses or organisations that are using their resources to do social good. From working with NGOs, to creating products that are better for the environment to working with others to make the world better. How have you used digital to make the world a little better?