Award-winning Cork Beo (yeo!)
Our newest website in Ireland, Cork Beo, which launched in May, has already won an award and it’s only been live for five months!
(That's one big yeoooo from us!)
Cork Beo walked away with the award for Best Use of Facebook (New Business) at the Cork Chamber of Commerce Digital Marketing Awards on Friday, October 11th. In a room full of inspiring digital transformers, the Awards, which were presented by RTE's Sinead Kennedy, recognised the innovative and creative approaches that businesses in Cork are bringing to all digital platforms.
All facets of digital marketing were recognised, with awards including Best in Content Creation (we were shortlisted in that category too), Best Social Media Team and awards for individual channels from Website to Facebook (winner!)
Given how new the site is, to even be shortlisted was a significant piece of recognition but to go on and win an award is a huge achievement for the brand and the team behind it.
Since launching at the end of May this year, we've seen rapid audience growth on the site - in September, the site hit two million page views! And its social media following has also grown at a remarkable pace, with a following well over 25,000 across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - and counting.
Our brilliant Editor Joe O’Shea collected the award on behalf of the team at the ceremony in the Cork International Hotel.
He said: "Just to be nominated in these awards was a surprise and a big achievement, especially considering we didn't even exist when the awards were held last year.
"We have had a great start since we launched and the reaction of the readers has been fantastic. This award is testament to the commitment and hard work put in by the entire Cork Beo team and each and every one of them can feel justifiably proud to have been recognised in this way.
"This ringing endorsement from the Digital Cork judges is a great boost five months into our ambitious project to be a fresh, new voice for Cork in news terms.
"We are dedicated to breaking news, creating quirky content and accurately reflecting what is happening in Cork City and County."