Local Kildare Business Wins Big at Irish Social Media Awards


Posted: 19 June 2018

LocalDigitally Strong, a digital agency from County Kildare, has won Best Travel & Tourism category at the 2018 Irish Social Media Awards (Sockies), for their campaign with tour company Irlanda en Espanol.

Digitally Strong, a digital agency from County Kildare, has won Best Travel & Tourism category at the 2018 Irish Social Media Awards (Sockies), for their campaign with tour company Irlanda en Espanol

This year, 360 nominations were submitted by Irish companies across 35 categories. Digitally Strong and Irlanda en Espanol were selected as the winners in a competitive category whose nominees also included Adare Manor and the Maxol group. Their work was also shortlisted in two other categories – Best Business Twitter Account (Agency Run) and Best Use of Instagram (Business / Organisation).

The prize was presented by RTE presenter Rick O’Shea to Jenny Armstrong, Founder of Digitally Strong, and Margarita Gruber, Managing Director of Irlanda en Espanol, at the awards ceremony in the RDS Dublin on June 14th. 

“We are absolutely delighted to have won this award”, says Margarita Gruber, Director of Irlanda en Espanol. “Digitally Strong has revitalised our digital and marketing strategies. Under their guidance, our website traffic has increased by 62%, our online sales have increased by 55% and our social media following has grown significantly”. 

Jenny Armstrong, founder of Digitally Strong, says “This campaign was a huge success, driving a significant uplift in online sales for Irlanda en Espanol. By working closely with Tourism Ireland, the government agency responsible for marketing Ireland overseas, we were able to achieve incredibly cost-efficient results for Irlanda en Espanol.”

The full list of services provided by Digitally Strong can be found at www.digitallystrong.ie. They work with destinations, touring and transport companies, hotels, attractions and festivals to help them to optimise their online presence, attract new business, and engage, convert and retain their customers. 

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