Kevin Godley, WholeWorldBand; Gary Disley, eircom Business Solutions; Mark Little, Storyful.
The eircom Spider Awards, the longest standing and most prestigious digital awards in Ireland, took place last night with an innovative music app, WholeWorldBand taking top honours.
As well as scooping an award for Best App and Innovative Use of Technology in Digital Marketing, WholeWorldBand was also named the Grand Prix winner at the event, which saw over 600 of Ireland’s leading tech professionals attend a gala awards ceremony at The Convention Centre Dublin
Based in Dublin, WholeWorldBand (WWB) is a free iPhone and iPad app that allows anyone to easily make music and videos that can be shared and enjoyed worldwide. The app already has users ranging from music industry heavyweights, such as Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones) and Stewart Copeland (The Police), as well as thousands of beginners and up-and-coming musicians collaborating together.
Other awards presented on the night include the Rising Star award – which this year went to Clara Kelleher of digital agency eightytwenty – and Internet Hero Award which was awarded to Storyful founder and journalist, Mark Little.
Chairman of the judging panel and marketing director, eircom Business Solutions, Gary Disley commented: “It’s really fantastic to see such talent, innovation and creativity – tonight’s winners are not just keeping pace but they are blazing a trail across many sectors of Irish business. Our winners demonstrate that being truly digital, is about much more than a nicely designed website, it’s about delivering a rich digital experience using the latest technology and maximising digital tools to further enhance our day to day experiences. I would like to thank everyone who entered the awards and thanks also to the judges who did tremendous work this year.”