Not so long ago it was announced, to huge excitement, that SearchStar had, once again, received multiple nominations in The Drum Recommends Digital Awards. In fact, our nomination count totalled 14, a full 6 more than at the same event in 2018!
It was, therefore, with vague confidence that we headed to London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square in search of our client-voted accolades. The competition was, as always, incredibly stiff with the cream of the UK digital agency crop in attendance - but surely 3 wins from 14 was achievable?
Happily, with more nominations came a greater number of victories - 5 in total. A fantastic way to cap off an excellent 2019; not only did we retain our Analytics crown for a third year (in the 40-99 category), we also received the Creativity/Innovation and Mobile gongs in the same category, and snagged the Optimisation/Conversion and Ecommerce awards in the prestigious combined category.
The nature of The Drum Recommends Digital Awards (voted for by clients) means this simply wouldn’t have happened without our clients taking the time to shout about our successes together. In our opinion, the RAR Digital Awards are as close to unbiased and independent as you can get.
Here's what a few of our clients have said about us:
"I am looking forward to continuing to work on the USA campaign with SearchStar and striving to achieve good results. Lucy and Will clearly know their stuff and are well-placed in their respective areas of digital advertising. Viewing data and actually understanding it are often different. SearchStar are great at helping us dig into the detail."
- Charlotte Hopes, UWE Bristol
"The introduction of the Amazon Attribution tool to our paid media activity has been really insightful and provided us with a lot more transparency on how our different media channels influence each other. As a result, we have been able to understand cross-channel performance and results, and therefore make more informed decisions about budgets and their allocation by channel."
- Stephanie Dilworth, Meyer Group
"What a difference three months can make! SearchStar and, in particular, our account manager Mike have been a complete joy to partner up and work with; words and actions have hit the mark, beating our agreed forecast, shifting our sales line upwards.
"We have experienced great communication, clear reporting and a ‘going the extra mile’ attitude at an extremely competitive price."
- Severine Thirion, Aspace
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