Into the West Blogger Network was a finalist in the 2016 Accenture Digital Media Awards. The Accenture Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious Digital Awards in Ireland. They recognise creativity and innovation across multiple areas of an ever-evolving sector, which includes digital content creation, advertising and marketing, social networking, web design and development.
As you may know by now I am founder of Into The West Blogger Network and responsible for the overall concept of Into The West Blogger Network as well as the strategy, execution of content and PR. Saibh Egan Creative Director, is responsible for producing the design and branding of Into The West Blogger Network as well as overseeing the media content, planning and blogging for ITWBN.
We were over the moon that a brand we created was chosen as a finalist in the ‘Best Company using Digital‘ category. Into The West Blogger Network were up there with some huge, well known business names including Danone Aptaclub, Jameson, Permanent TSB, Fáilte Ireland and Twin Strangers. The black-tie event was held in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Friday 19th February and both Saibh and I were only too delighted to attend the glamorous award ceremony.
Even though we didn’t win, we had a super night hanging out with the guys from An Pucán who won Bronze in Best Start Up Using Social Media category, Matt Healy winning Bronze for his blog Potstilled and the beautiful Tara from Maximum Media, an exciting night for them as they won Media Brand of the Year. As it was a late night we also checked into the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin. We were very impressed with the warm cookies on arrival and the food was delicious. 10/10 for the chicken wings and of course the bubbly.
No black-tie event would be complete without going all out on the style stakes…I was thrilled with my ball gown…Thank you Martina at Ellie & Dal, Galway for helping me choose my beautiful dress. I loved the stunning back detail and a favourite feature of mine, long-sleeved. There are so many amazing dresses available to hire at Ellie & Dal so never be stuck for something to wear to a ball, debs, wedding or black-tie event ever again. The shop is so pretty and is located in Woodquay, Galway City…follow on Facebook & Instagram for lots of style inspo. And thank you Elaine (my little sister) owner and stylist at Hairwaves for doing an amazing job on my hair.