WHILE the Southern Star was shortlisted in the Digital Marketing Awards in Cork recently, the winner of the category was another West Cork business.
Jewellery firm Enibas scooped the Best Use of Facebook award for Small Business as Cork’s Digital Heroes were celebrated at the BiznetCork Skillnet, Cork Chamber Business School’s Digital Marketing Awards at Pairc Uí Chaoimh.
With over 260 of Cork’s best digital minds in the room, the event rewarded their creativity and innovative approaches to digital marketing across 18 categories. All forms of digital marketing were feted, including website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram while this year two new categories were added – Digital Superhero and Best Use of Digital Marketing to Showcase Cork, both aimed at displaying what makes Cork a great place to work, live and play.
This year saw Himalaya Yoga Valley Cork declared as the overall 2017 Cork Digital Marketing Champion, whilst also taking home the prize for Best Use of Video (30 or less employees) and Digital Superhero.
The Southern Star was nominated in the Best Use of Facebook (for small business) category alongside the likes of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, The Glucksman and Breakthrough Cancer Research.Schull-based jewellery company Enibas took the overall award.
This year Enibas raised over €12,000 for Cork charity Brú Columbanus with a pendant celebrating the life of singer songwriter Colin Vearncombe (aka Black) who died tragically in a traffic accident near Cork Airport last year.
The Southern Star’s Facebook page proved its popularity once more last week when a photograph of Jude aminiature Shetland pony, who was taking shelter in his owner’s house during Storm Ophelia, reached an audience of over 1.2m people.