The awards recognise the achievements of the very best digital marketing agencies and providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Approximately 2 000 Partners were eligible for the EMEA awards this year
iLEAD et al, which offers online marketing services to South African medium- to large-sized companies, based its award submission around recent campaigns it created for two of its clients, Joy Furniture and Makro.
iLEAD et al is part of a select group of digital specialists called Google Partners. This is a programme set up by Google specifically to help small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) get online and find new customers. To qualify, digital marketing agencies or professionals must first pass a series of exams, and prove their expertise in using and applying Google’s advertising products. “Becoming a Google Partner shows prospective clients you have what it takes to help them grow online,” explains Helene Ambiana, Head of Google Partners. “For small businesses that have just started out, or even larger firms yet to take their first step online, it’s reassuring to know they’re working with a reputable provider that’s approved by Google.”
The six winners from EMEA will be announced at Google’s award ceremony in Dublin, Ireland, this September.