This year’s Wirehive 100 Awards consists of 14 Categories including the League Table.
Entries have now closed for 2014. The Winners will be announced at our fabulous awards evening on 16th October at Denbies Wine Estate.
Wirehive 100 League Table
It's FREE to enter for your chance to feature in the Wirehive 100 League Table. This will be a showcase of the top digital agencies in the South, outside the M25. You will need to provide your digital turnover for 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014 and signed accounts to enter. No figures will be made public. They will purely be used for judging purposes.
As you'd expect, and tempting though it may be, you can't enter this one yourself. This is a peer-nominated category, so you can name the digital agency that's most impressed you over the last year (even if they are a competitor!). After you've paid for your entry you will be given the opportunity to nominate (for free) your most respected Southern agency.
Calling all number-crunchers. How's your CAGR been in the last few years? Maybe it's time to pick up an award for being the fastest growing digital agency in the South East. You'll be judged on your year on year financial results, so show us your track record.
Best Use of Search
This award acknowledges outstanding results in natural or paid-for search for those who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the medium as well as creativity, sound strategy and tangible ROI for clients.
Best Use of Social Media
This is one for those who have truly mastered the depth and breadth of social media marketing in terms of platforms and understanding customer behaviours to formulate a campaign that demonstrates best in class community building, engagement strategies and of course, great results.
Best Content Creation
In a world overwhelmed by digital noise and information we’re looking for an individual piece of original content that has achieved real cut through for one of your clients. Points will be awarded for originality, execution excellence and tangible brand or business benefits.
Best Mobile Project
This category is for any kind of application (apart from web) including augmented reality, mobile games or bespoke e-commerce apps. Judging will be based on how well the platform is bonded to the user need, functionality and user experience, as well as great results.
Best Use of Tech
This is the category for those working on the projects at the bleeding edge of this industry. Its concern is not with commercial success but with pure technological innovation that stands head and shoulders above the competition or perhaps even the industry standard!
E-commerce Website of the Year
A new category for 2014 in recognition of the phenomenal success of the internet as a medium to shop. This is for those agencies who have been able to create a super slick online environment in which beautiful design, superb UX and technical brilliance allow businesses to trade either without the need for a high street presence or execute a multi-channel retail strategy.
Agency Website of the Year
This is for those agencies who have a digital shop window that is made with just as much care and attention as any site they’d deliver to a client The site should demonstrate outstanding quality in content, structure, navigation, design, interactivity, functionality, performance and overall experience within a recognisable and cohesive brand identity.
Client Website of the Year
This is the award for *the* site your agency has poured heart and soul into this year. It should be the piece of work that showcases the broad spectrum of digital skills in your agency, combining leading edge tech and beautiful design. Most importantly it should have left one very happy customer. If this sounds like something you're team have built submit your entries today. NB: this is for sites that have no e-commerce elements.
Account Handler of the Year
Often the unsung heroes of the agency, the Account Managers, Account Directors and Project Managers are long overdue some recognition for their part in ensuring agencies retain and grow those hard won accounts. You can enter yourself or nominate one of your team; so long as you're in a client facing role, you're eligible. Entries should be formed of a 300 word essay and up to 300 words of client testimonials.
Techie of the Year
Affectionately known as the ‘Super Geek’ award this is an individual award for those wizards of the web who literally function in code. You can enter yourself or nominate one of your team; so long as you're in a technical role, you're eligible. Entries are a 500 word essay on why a person deserves this accolade – we're looking for sharp, lively and off centre stories.
Creative of the Year
Fans of Comic Sans need not apply. This is another individual award, this time for those digital artists who can take the dullest brief and give it life, colour and that extra spark of fairy dust. You can enter yourself or nominate one of your team; so long as you're in a creative role, you're eligible. Entries are a 500 word essays and pictures are actively encouraged!