Verve Search named Best SEO Agency in the UK 2015!
We are delighted to announce that Team Verve came out on top once again, this time at the UK Search Awards.
At a ceremony held in London last week, the team took home two awards for their work on Idioms of the World with HotelClub including Best Use of Search in Travel/Leisure and Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign. Furthermore, we were also honoured with the highest accolade of the evening; Best SEO Agency (Small) of the Year.
The UK Search Awards, now in it’s 5th year, recognises the expertise, talent and achievements of the search industry and are regarded as the premiere celebration of SEO, PPC and content marketing in the UK. The awards, which attract hundreds of entries from the leading search and digital agencies from across Britain, are judged by an influential and respected panel from across the globe.
It’s been a fantastic year for the Verve Search team, with several awards under our belt already, but this is absolutely the cherry on the icing! The UK Search Awards are considered the most prestigious in the industry, so to receive this kind of recognition is overwhelming. I’m so incredibly proud of the entire Verve team and our awesome clients, they work very hard and deserve the plaudits.
Judith Lewis, Founder and CEO of deCabbit Consulting and UK Search Award Judge, says, “The judges really liked the way that Verve Search approached all of their client work, as well as the way they treat their staff and their attitude towards training and advancement of everyone. The look like a really great agency and are definitely one to watch!”
Winning Best Small SEO Agency
We have always considered ourselves pioneering, with a creative approach that makes us one of the most exciting agencies in the world to work with. This year, both the European Search Awards AND the UK Search awards agreed this is indeed the case! As an agency, we live and breath SEO and pride ourselves on quality above all else. Most importantly, we don’t just talk about what is coming next, we DO it! Check out this short video for a better understanding of why the judges decided our international and people-first agency deserved to win the Best Small SEO Agency award:
Hear from UK Search Award judge, Judith Lewis, to find out why the panel chose us to take home the award:
Idioms of the World with HotelClub: Best Use of Search in Travel/Leisure AND Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign
Did you know that in Russia they say ‘to travel like a hare’ to mean travelling without a ticket and, in Poland, they say ‘not my monkey, not my circus’ to mean ‘not my problem’? In this campaign, we illustrated some of the most amazing idioms from around the world – bringing to life the eccentricities of cultures globally. Working with a V&A featured artist and involving journalists in the creation of the piece, this campaign targeted huge, global coverage from the start.
It launched with a bang on Mashable and then soon went on to be covered by the likes of Buzzfeed, AOL and MSN. By the time it hit the front page of Reddit (and was viewed over 600k times in a matter of days) prominent offline coverage by the likes of the Observer were only days away. By the end of the campaign, Idioms of the World, received over 300 linking root domains, was viewed more than 2.2 million times and generated over 170k social signals. Read full case study here.
In the Best Use of Search in Travel/Leisure category, the feedback received for Idioms of the World was, “Judges felt this was an incredibly strong category with some exceptional campaigns, the winner however was a unanimous decision. The judges believed this entry had clear objectives and strong creativity which produced highly shareable visual content resulting in amazing results and securing coverage on Mashable, Huffington Post and the Guardian to name just a few. Truly outstanding results delivered on a relatively small budget.”
Judges of the Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign category said they were absolutely blown away by the number, quality and value of the links the Idioms of the World campaign achieved. It was highly creative, beautifully executed and featured in numerous major publications, achieving viral growth and creating debate.