You may not have noticed mention of it on our website or email signatures yet, we’ve kept it pretty subtle so we can understand if you’ve missed it; Selesti were chosen as the Stand-Out Agency of 2013 at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards in October.
The glitzy awards event in Manchester saw digital industry leaders decide on their favourite agencies for a number of different categories, three of which we were shortlisted for. However, it was when it came around to the most special of commendations, the Stand-Out Agency award, that we were chosen to come forward and collect our 26th award in our 8th year.
What’s that you say? What else have you won awards for? Well, we don’t like to boast, so instead we’ll just gently nudge you towards our other awards and accolades pages.
It’s been a great year for Selesti, packed with successful projects flying out the studio such as Barenaked Foods for (invested in by Peter Jones off of Dragons’ Den) and an educational app for the NHS. In fact, it was in part the user experience and design of Barenaked Foods’ E-commerce platform that earned it a shortlisting at the 2103 DEA Awards for the category of E-commerce Business Of The Year. So, how about some protein noodles from Santa this year? Or even for a new diet in 2014?
A longstanding client close to our heart, Support Adoption For Pets, were also shortlisted at the awards. Our work for the animal charity was nominated for Web Development Project Of The Year. A new website is on the way for them, and we recently delivered a Winter Wonderland theme for them, just in time for Christmas!
Got an idea to speed up Christmas post? Or to make a real flying sleigh for Father Christmas? Find out if it captures the nations imagination at 7BillionIdeas.com. Funny we mention that really because this was another shortlisted project at the DEA Awards. Entered in the Best Use Of Mobile category, the unique social media platform that we launched in 2012 (when it also received a commendation at the DADI Awards) and its Selesti-built companion mobile apps are a great way for us to demonstrate our integrated digital prowess.
The Stand-Out Agency award was the one we were really hoping to get all along though (we’re not just saying that). Why? Because you cannot enter for this category. We were chosen from all of the agencies that entered by big cheeses like Mike Little, Co-founder of Wordpress, Pauline Jacquey, Managing Director at Ubisoft, and Lawrence Jones, the CEO of UKFast..... Now you’re getting it.
So it’s going to be a very Merry Christmas here at Selesti, not least for this award but also for our recent listing in the EDP’s Future50. Chosen as a small business that has real potential to grow and have an impact on the region as a whole, we’re pleased as Christmas to be part of the Class of 2013. What’s best about this achievement is the benefits it will have moving on into 2014, so we’re looking forward to a Happy New Year too!
If you want to hear more about our fantastic year, we’re starting a twelve step programme for you to really learn to manage your addiction to all things Selesti. We’ve affectionately named it “The 12 Days Of Selesti Christmas”, so keep your eyes peeled on our blog for more!