In honour of the powerful partnerships we can build on across EMEA and APAC, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Regional Bing Partner Awards. Yesterday, we celebrated the first ever Regional Bing Partner Awards in Amsterdam and it was truly a night to remember! Industry experts from 10 different countries gathered at the glamorous award ceremony to turn the spotlight on the individuals and teams behind some of the most impactful, effective and creative work in the search and performance media industry.
Bing Ads acknowledged advertising agencies and technology partners in 12 categories. Winners appear below and a complete list including detailed descriptions of the finalists in each category can be found on the Regional Bing Partner Awards.
We offer our huge congratulations to the winners and finalists and thanks to everyone who took part in these awards to make the night a memorable occasion.
The winners are:
Europe Agency of the Year
The biggest award of the night was decided upon between the winners of all other agency categories.
Europe Technology Partner of the Year
Awarded to a Technology Partner who engages with agencies and Bing Ads in true partnership.
Trailblazer of the Year
Awarded to an individual who finds innovative and engaging ways to evangelise Bing Ads, and who drives Bing Ads brand awareness and affinity both internally, and industry wide.
- Dept, Robert Verbeek – Netherlands
Influencer of the Year
Awarded to an agency employee (with national influence) who excels in championing Search practice in the industry and media and shows a true commitment to partnering with and investing in Bing Ads.
- Traffic4u, Bert van Dijk – Netherlands
Executive of the Year
Awarded to an agency
leader who has shown true partnership with Bing. This person has excelled in performance over the past year, pioneering ideas resulting in their business’ success.
- iProspect, Luis Esteban – Spain
Team of the Year
Awarded to an outstanding team (Account Team, Sales or Service Team) that partners, engages, and uses feedback to optimise. They test and adopt new features, and submit case studies, all while staying transparent in the spirit of partnership.
Awarded to the partner best leveraging Bing Ads tools and insights for smart, innovative optimisation solutions.
Awarded to the partner demonstrating the most innovative strategies and thinking to move their business success forward with Microsoft Advertising products.
- iProspect – United Kingdom
Rising Star Award
Awarded to a rising agency partner, that has shown an exceptional acceleration and growth on the Bing Network. Judges have been looking for a shooting star with inspiring thinking and business solutions, as well as the focus to deliver top results.
Independent Agency Award
Awarded to an independent agency that engages with Bing Ads in partnership, grows its Bing Ads spend and product adoption, and exhibits ingenuity and creativity around product application and optimisation.
- iCrossing – United Kingdom
Diversity & Inclusion Leader Award
Awarded to the partner demonstrating the strongest commitment to D&I, both in the day-to-day, as well as through specific activities and initiatives.
- Greenlight – United Kingdom
Growth Partner Award
Awarded to the Agency with the largest growth of its Bing Ads spend and product adoption in 2018.
- Mediaworks UK – United Kingdom
As the digital advertising stage evolves, these agencies, technology partners and individuals have stepped into the searchlight to ensure their clients are showing up in all the right places and in the most impactful ways. They all play a critical role in shaping the future of performance media and bringing to life the opportunities search offers marketers to both better understand consumer intent and drive impactful and measurable digital engagement.
It is truly an exciting time for the search marketing industry and we are delighted to be able to celebrate some of its greatest achievements.
Once more, congratulations to all the winners and finalists. We are already looking forward to next year’s awards!
For more information on the 2019 Regional Bing Partner Awards, visit www.regionalbingpartnerawards.com