Cork Beo continues anniversary celebrations with two award nominations

The Cork news site, which is owned by Reach and launched in May last year, bringing the number of digital media brands Reach publishes in Ireland to five, has been nominated for two different awards.

It’s in the running for ‘Best Website’ in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards, organised by Cork Chamber of Commerce, and also made the shortlist for an Irish Content Marketing Award for its ‘Cork by Numbers’ campaign for Ulster Bank, in partnership with client agency Spark Foundry.

The news comes not long after the website marked its first anniversary.

This is the second year in a row Cork Beo has been acknowleged in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards, winning the ‘Best Use of Facebook’ award at last year’s ceremony just five months after launching.

The nominees announced this week for the Cork-based awards will be shortlisted further into semi-finalist and finalist stages.

“We’re thrilled to receive such wonderful recognition for the work we do both editorially and commercially on Cork Beo,” said Joe O’Shea, editor of the site.

“We’re lucky at Cork Beo to have such a strong, ambitious news team that informs and entertains the people of Cork every day, working collaboratively with the commercial division within our group to create these potentially award-winning campaigns for brands that we are proud to work with.”

LesleyAnn Diffin, who does all the brand comms for Reach added: “These nominations are testament to the creativity, expertise and graft shown by our editorial and commercial teams working on Cork Beo over the past 12 months.

“We marked one year since going live back in May with record-breaking audience numbers on the site and to now receive two award nominations really is the icing on the cake!”

Winners of the Irish Content Marketing Awards will hopefully be announced on November 12, 2020 at a lunctime awards ceremony in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin however with a ‘health and safety first’ overriding principle guiding the delivery of the award ceremony and organisers continuning to monitor Covid-19 developments, full event details are still to be confirmed.

In the meantime, you can view the awards shortlist here.

The Cork Digital Marketing Awards, however, will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on  October 9, 2020. The full list of nominees can be found here.