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SEMrush AU Search Awards 2019 Winners


About the SEMrush AU Search Awards 2019

SEMrush is a digital marketing tool created by Oleg Shchegolev and Dmitry Melnikov in 2008.  It’s used for SEO, advertising, content, social media, competitor research, and reporting. SEMrush visited Australia to celebrate the best digital marketing professionals in Australia.

The 2019 awards took place on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at the Sydney Opera House, Australia, starting with a welcome reception, followed by a three-course dinner, and finally the awards ceremony with entertainment. The host of the evening was David Campbell, OAM, a television and radio host, versatile on-stage performer and a multi-platinum recording artist. It was the a great networking opportunity for all digital marketing peers, friends and colleagues in the industry.

SEMrush Search Awards 2019

The inaugural SEMrush AU Search Awards celebrated achievements across these categories:

  • Online Presence Breakthrough
  • Best B2B Campaign
  • Best B2C Campaign
  • Best SEO Campaign
  • Best Local Campaign
  • Best Advertising Campaign
  • Best Content Marketing Campaign
  • Best Low Budget Campaign
  • Best Integrated Campaign
  • Highest Website Visitor Growth
  • Best Influencer Outreach Campaign
  • Best PR Campaign
  • Best Use of Data in a Search Campaign
  • Best Blog
  • Best E-Newsletter
  • Best Online Marketing Campaign – for the categories of Healthcare, Finance, Retail, Travel, Legal Services, and Education
  • Best Marketing Agency
  • Best In-House Team
  • Best Marketing Community
  • Young Search Professional of the Year

You can find out all about the 2019 SEMrush AU Search Award nominees and shortlist contenders here.

SEMrush AU Search Awards Judges

The SEMrush AU Search Awards were judged by a panel of Australian industry experts and international industry leaders, all SEMrush users, through a two-stage process of shortlisting and meetings of the judges where entries were evaluated.

  • Karina Aguilera – Digital Marketing Specialist at Fujitsu General Australia | @FujitsuAU
  • Lyndon Barnett – Senior Digital Content and SEO Manager, Vodafone Australia | @VodafoneAU
  • Michael Briggs – Head of Acquisition, Canva | @canva
  • Jeremy Brook – Head of Marketing Australia, Deliveroo | @jeremybrook
  • Jeff Bullas – CEO, Jeffbullas.com Pty Ltd | @jeffbullas
  • Shayna Burns – SEO Lead, Avanade Australia | @avanadeaus
  • Jeremy Cabral – COO, Finder | @finder
  • Derek Brown – SENIOR MANAGER, DIGITAL MARKETING, MONASH UNIVERSITY | @MonashUni
  • ARNOLDO CABRERA – GLOBAL SEO, IKEA | @IKEA
  • Miki Clarke – Senior Manager, Digital Media, Allianz Australia | @MikiClarke
  • Martin CORITON – Traffic Manager & Digital Marketing Leader, Decathlon Australia |
  • Adrian Di Francesco – Marketing Manager, LEGO | @LEGO_Group
  • GUS MARTIN DUPRE – Consumer Engagement Manager, Canon Australia (Search, Social & Email) | gusmartindupre
  • Navah Hopkins – Services Innovation Strategist, WordStream | @navahf
  • Phil Leahy – Founder & Managing Director, Retail Global | @RetailGlobalAU
  • Judith Lewis – FOUNDER, DECABBIT | @DECABBIT
  • CARL LÖJDQVIST – HEAD OF GLOBAL DATA & ANALYTICS, ESSITY | @ESSITY
  • Vivienne Kelly – Editor, Mumbrella | @Mumbrellanews
  • Leonardo Saroni – Senior Manager, Advertising Technology, Booking.com | @bookingcom
  • ANGELOS SAVVAIDIS – SENIOR SEO SPECIALIST, ENVATO | @ANGEL_SAVVAIDIS
  • Erez Saf – CEO, CRiskCo | @CriskcoVoice
  • Holly Tattersall – Women in Digital, Founder & CEO
  • Purna Virji – Senior Manager, Global Engagement, Microsoft | @purnavirji
  • Mark Woods – Head of Digital Analytics & MarTech Platforms, Dulux

SEMrush AU Search Award 2019 Winners

And without further delay, the 2019 SEMrush AU Search Awards winners for each category include:

SPECIAL SEO AWARD: Peter Mead

ONLINE PRESENCE BREAKTHROUGH: Overdose Digital & Prana Chai – Road to Chai Prominence

BEST SEO CAMPAIGN: Spark Foundry & AustralianSuper – Beating the Tax Man (ATO) to Superannuation Position ‘0’

BEST CONTENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN: Lawpath – Making Law as Easy as Ordering Dinner

BEST B2B CAMPAIGN: Rocket Agency & Rezdy – Enjoy More Bookings with Less Stress

BEST LOCAL CAMPAIGN: Online Marketing Gurus & 1001 Optical – How 2020 Vision Helped Achieve 5.5x More Organic Conversions

BEST B2C CAMPAIGN: Web Profits & Logitech – Get Your Game Face On

BEST ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN: Rocket Agency & Luna Park Sydney – Halloscream 6

BEST LOW BUDGET CAMPAIGN: Supple – Scaling Organic Traffic on PokeWeakness

BEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN: WME & Unique Laser – The Beauty of Multi–channel Digital Marketing

HIGHEST WEBSITE VISITOR GROWTH: Overdose Digital & Prana Chai – Road to Chai Prominence

BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN: HEALTHCARE: HealthEngine – Australia’s 360° Health Platform

BEST USE OF DATA IN A SEARCH CAMPAIGN: Alpha Digital & Petbarn – Hyper–Relevant Search Marketing

BEST BLOG: Hello Social – An Australian resource for brands, influencers & social media marketers

BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN – FINANCE: Digital Squad & Squirrel – Infinuty and Beyond!

BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN – RETAIL: Murmur & Melbourne City FC – use audience insight & strategic targeting to digitally drive growth

BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN – TRAVEL: Digital Squad & Escape Haven – NO TIME TO RETREAT

BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN – LEGAL SERVICES: Lawpath – Introducing a customer–centric approach to company formation

BEST MARKETING AGENCY: StudioHawk

BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN – EDUCATION: Open Colleges – Rising from the ashes

BEST IN–HOUSE TEAM: QSuper

BEST MARKETING COMMUNITY: The Recipe for SEO Success

YOUNG SEARCH PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: Brodie Clark Consulting – Brodie Clark, SEO Consultant

Now you know all the winners of the 2019 SEMrush AU Search Awards, check out the nominees and shortlist contenders here.

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