On December 9, Dotdigital hosted the long-awaited Summer Shindig. The virtual event helped us reconnect and thank our customers and partners who’ve supported us throughout the years, and gave us the opportunity to announce the winners of the inaugural dotties APAC awards.
Partner Power Hour packs a punch
The glittering event kicked off with the Partner Power Hour, exclusive to our partner network, featuring fantastic presentations from Dotdigital Founder & President, Tink Taylor, Head of Partnerships in APAC, Ian Tilson, and Alex Bullock, Global VP of Partnerships. Alex took the opportunity to announce the winner of this year’s APAC Partner of the Year award. Overdose won the coveted award. Congratulations, very well deserved!
The Power Hour also featured last year’s APAC Partner of the Year award recipient – Jumpstart Commerce. They were joined by Singapore-based client, Sasha’s Fine Foods, for an insightful fireside chat, moderated by Emily Stannard, Senior Customer Success Manager.
A jam-packed Summer Shindig agenda
The Summer Shindig was officially kicked off by celebrated Australian stand-up comedian, television, and radio presenter, Dave Hughes who had us in splits throughout the awards ceremony with his comedic genius. Dave co-hosted the ceremony with myself, Graham Bell, Regional Sales Manager – ANZ, Ian Tilson, Head of Partnerships, APAC, and Rohan Lock, Regional Director, APAC.
The dot-trivia hosted by yours truly, had the audience test their knowledge and compete to win some exciting prizes! Congratulations to Pierre Picavet from WOOP for winning dot-trivia! Prue Krook from Signet was a worthy runner up!
The jam-packed afternoon featured fantastic presentations from Dotdigital thought-leaders across the globe – Milan Patel, CEO, Steve Shaw, Chief Technology Officer, Rohan Lock, Regional Director APAC, Murdo Wallace, Director of Operations APAC, Beatrice Ellefsen, Head of Customer Success APAC, and Matthew McClelland, Head of Growth SE Asia.
There were 12 client awards up for grabs. Our panel of distinguished judges cast their votes for customers exhibiting a whole host of marketing tactics, in a range of categories: from best use of data, to responsible marketing and not-for-profit campaigns, as well as B2C and B2B accolades. Judges had a hard time deciding on winners, because of the quality of all the entries.
We were looking for:
- Clearly defined marketing problem and goals
- Elements of creativity and imagination in the campaigns
- Innovative solution, with demonstrable results
After much deliberation, I’m happy to reveal the winners of the inaugural dotties APAC awards! Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for your amazing work.