Digital DNA 2017
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Recognising excellence for over 5 years. #DareToBeDifferent

The Digital DNA Awards provides a launch pad for showcasing creativity, innovation and success. Recognition from “The Jury” will recognise, amongst peers, clients, competitors and communities, the phenomenal achievements of Northern Ireland.

Bringing together individuals and companies at the forefront of the digital community, these awards provide the perfect opportunity for those entering to prove and showcase how good they are.

We know how to celebrate excellence. We know how to throw a party. But more importantly we know how to give great companies the recognition they deserve.

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INDIVIDUAL

BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

This award will recognise an individual who makes a positive impact on the local business community. Demonstrating strong leadership skills, creating a culture that excites, motivates and engages staff at all levels and encourages innovation and ambition.

YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR

Recognising an individual under the age of 30, who is really disrupting the market through their radical innovation, energy and endless creativity. The Jury will look to award the best & brightest young people. This young person will have not only recognized but also seized a gap in the market, using their intelligence, bravery and relationships to turn that idea into something real and profitable.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

This award is in recognition of an outstanding individual who has made a huge contribution to their sector in Northern Ireland or beyond. This could be through establishing a market leading business. It could also included having an impact as an investor and mentor to some of the sector’s fastest growing firms.

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

Our Developer of the Year will be a clever coder who has produced ingenious work with real impact over the last 12 months.

PROJECT

E-COMMERCE PROJECT OF THE YEAR

A company or organisation that can show itself to be a true vanguard of digital commerce. This could range from an online based retail business to a sports club using online to build its core business. Firms of all sizes can be considered, from small new companies up to major organisation driving change. Businesses which have fresh ideas for selling products online will be looked favourably on and creative thinking will be rewarded.

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Recognition of a campaign demonstrating best use of social media towards its results and success. The jury will be looking for campaigns not only with excellent metrics but also for those that are forward thinking and set it apart from the competition.

DIGITAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises individual departments or teams. You may not work in a digital industry but your team must be working on digital or technology-related projects that are impacting on the wider business. You could be made up of marketers, techies and or developers. Perhaps you’ve developed an internal system you now can’t live without or maybe even an ethos for digital across the business.

APP OF THE YEAR

Recognition of an app demonstrating excellence either on the IOS or Android operating systems. The app could be either practical or a game that has produced great results for yourself or a client.

COMPANY

STARTUP OF THE YEAR

A company or organisation that has launched in the last 3 years and has already found a strong and loyal digital following, customer base or audience. This award can recognise success in a wide range of fields, from online retail to web development or marketing & beyond. The winner will have bold ambitions and clear evidence their growth plans have got off to a solid start.

MOST IMPACTFUL TECH MULTINATIONAL

This award will recognise how a global business can demonstrate the impact to their industry through investment in Northern Ireland and at the same time making a significant contribution to the local economy.

DIGITAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR

The jury want to see a clear indication of success. This award is not about an individual piece of work but a consistency throughout the year and a collective entrepreneurial approach to business. It is as much about the the company’s relationship with digital as it is the successful projects themselves. What’s your business doing above and beyoned the rest and how can you prove what your business has done to make you the Digital DNA Company of the Year 2017?

COMPANY WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

A website that epitomises fantastic design, great user experience and most of all has helped the business it serves. The website could be a brand new build or work that a company has done to improve an existing site and should demonstrate the impact it has had.