Amazing news landed in our inbox this month, as we discovered that Cameo Digital – our little digital collective – has been named as one of 3 finalists in the Digital Technology Award category, in the Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside heat at the North East Business Awards. We’re beyond chuffed!
Cameo Digital launched officially at the end of 2016, so we’re a little over 3 years old, starting with Founder and Digital Consultant, the ‘Women in Marketing’ highly-commended Charlotte McMurray.
From then on, she’s added experienced digital, communications and marketing talent in the form of Gemma Neesham, a seasoned SEO and digital pro with over a decade of experience under her belt and an impressive back catalogue of past clients, and Lauren Archer, long-time communications and PR expert with 10 years’ experience both in-house and in agencies and a wide range of professional accolades. (Psst – you can find out more about us and our journey to independence here!)
It’s been a fantastic journey so far, with clients wins aplenty, allowing us to “do good work with good people”, which is what Cameo Digital is all about. We’ve done the in-house thing, we’ve done the agency thing, and now we’re about delivering fantastic results for clients independently, offering them more value and us more freedom to do our best work and find the right fit.
The North East Business Awards is a big celebration of business across three core ‘heats’: Tyneside & Northumberland, Teesside and Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside (ours, since we’re officially Jarrow-based), with the winners from each heat going to one big final in Spring.
We’ve already met our category sponsors, Sunderland College, to talk more about what Cameo Digital is about and why we’re so passionate about our offering and ways of working, and we’ll be heading to the big ‘do at Ramside Hall on 12th March. Very exciting times, as it’s the first award we’ve been shortlisted for as a collective, despite several instances of individual recognition for our consultants.
And sure, awards aren’t the be-all-and-end-all, as working with businesses like Orchard Information Systems, Saddle Skedaddle and Komodo Digital is reward enough, but it’s good to take time to celebrate success and how far we’ve come in quite a short timeframe.
So, let’s hope that come 12th March we take home the prestigious Digital Technology Award, but if not, it’s genuinely just a pleasure to be nominated and have our work to date celebrated on such a large platform.
Wishing all the best to finalists across each category and in all heats of the North East Business Awards!