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Shortlist for 2014 eircom Spider Awards announced

By Business & Finance
04 November 2014
Chairman of the judging panel, eircom's Gary Disley pictured with the 2014 eircom Spider Award hosts, TV personalities Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O'Shea.
Chairman of the judging panel, eircom’s Gary Disley pictured with the 2014 eircom Spider Award hosts, TV personalities Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea.

The 2014 eircom Spider Awards shortlist was announced today and this year the competition is stronger than ever across each of the award categories.

The categories at this year’s eircom Spider Awards are designed to acknowledge and promote businesses and communities who are making their mark through technological advancements, innovation and e-commerce. Similar to previous years, the awards will highlight digital achievements across a range of categories including: financial services, tourism, charity, retail, news, education, entertainment, web design, user experience, social media and sports.

This year, in recognition of the evolving digital landscape three new categories were added: Web Analytics and Optimisation, Rich Media and Best Digital Game.

Chairman of the judging panel and marketing director, eircom Business Solutions, Gary Disley commented: “The competition in each category is really strong this year and it will be interesting to see who the winners will be on the night. We are delighted with the response to the awards, particularly from small and medium business owners, many of whom are entering the awards for the first time. This reflects the growing number of Irish businesses who realise the importance and potential of reaching their customer base online and who are seeking out new and innovative ways to do this.

“The very high standard of entries this year made our job on the judging panel more difficult than ever. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who submitted a nomination this year. There is some very creative and interesting work being carried out in the digital space. Best of luck to everyone who has been shortlisted.”

This year’s awards will take place on Thursday, November 20th at The Convention Centre Dublin and will be hosted by well-known personalities Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea.

The full shortlist is as follows:

  1. eLearning and education
    CLiC News
    INTO Learning
    Logicearth/ Vodafone Ireland
    Medical Exam Tutor
    Shane Bergin
  2. Digital Game
    Game Sparks
    Gum Litter Task Force- Bin IT
    Life After Us: Fading Light
    Source Control
  3. Agency of the Year (Small)
    Framework Design
    Hidden Depth
    Lightbox Digital
    Willow Consulting
  4.  Agency of the Year (Large)
    Armour Interactive
    Software Design
    Web Together
  5. Sport
    Athletics Ireland
    Disability Sport NI
    Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show
    Dublin GAA
    Pledge Sports
    We Wear More
  6. Financial Services
    Bank of Ireland APP
    Eagle Alpha
    EY Financial Services
    Irish Stock Exchange
  7. Business to Business (B2B)
    Entity Business Brokers
    Hidden Depth
    IDA Ireland
    PwC- Fund Jurisdictions
    Reep Rewards
    Stefox IT Recruitment
  8. Digital Retail Excellence
    Appleberry Press
    Dubarry of Ireland
    Funked Up Fixies
    Jack Murphy Outdoors
    Jurys Inn
    Reep Rewards
    The Butlers Pantry
  9. News and Entertainment
    Aer TV
    Century Ireland (Mobile site)
    RTE Player
  10. Charitable and Non-Profit Organisations
    Alzheimer’s Ireland
    Christopher McAlorum-Mission Rabies
    Fleischmann Diaries Online
    Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
    Temple Street Childrens Hosp.
    We Wear More
    Weee Pledge
  11. Listings
    Man on Bridge
    Morgan McKinley
    Prosperity Recruitment
    Sherry Fitzgerald
    Weddings Online
  12. Travel and Leisure
    Aqua Restaurant
    Castle Leslie Estate
    Fota Wildlife Park
    Jurys Inn
    Lough Boora
    The CCD
    The Malton Hotel
  13. Social Media
    Dublin Bus- Network Noel
    Electric Ireland
    HSE You Can Quit
    Liberty Insurance
    One Consumer, One Samsung
    The Organic Supermarket
  14. Campaign
    AIB GAA- The Toughest
    BirdsEye Golden Eleven
    Coors Light- Anytime is Playtime
    Dublin Bus- Network Noel
    Electric Ireland- Power Ballads
    Heineken- The Kick
    HSE You Can Quit
    Samsung, #GALAXYAlphaStyle
  15. User Experience
    Appleberry Press
    IDA Ireland
    James Whelan Butchers
    Man On Bridge
    Medical Council- Education
    The Organic Supermarket
  16. Best App
    Aer TV
    Arnotts Wonder card
    Reep Rewards
    RTE News Now
  17. Digital Geography/ Location Based Services
    All-Island Research Observatory
    Christopher McAlorum
    Cycle Planner
    Jurys Inn
    Top Attractions Ireland
  18. Innovative Use of Technology in Digital Marketing
    Gum Litter Task Force – Bin IT
    Lift & Learn
    RTE Digital Ads
    The Worlds First internet powered Moustache
    Whole World Band
  19. Web Analytics & Optimisation
    GlowMetrics, Web analytics for ESB
    IDA Ireland
    Irish Life
    SuperValu Online Shopping
    Vidiro- Ad Radar
  20. Rich Media
    Heineken Stage Fright
    Mini Irish Road Trip
    RTE Digital Ads
  21. Irish Language
    App – Buntus Cainte Irish Course/LearnGaelic Begin
    Conradh na Gaeilge
    Meon Eile
    Military Archives