Freestyle Interactive

Awards and Partnerships

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Picking up plaudits at the DRUM Marketing Awards

We were pronounced the proud winners of the B2B Digital Strategy award and also received a commendation in the New Product Launch Strategy at the Drum Marketing Awards 2014 for our work with RS Components.

Freestyle wins best e-commerce site at EPiServer Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve scooped another top industry accolade for our work with Arriva Bus!

The awards celebrate digital excellence and best-in-class websites built on EPiServer – an enterprise digital marketing and content management platform used by over 600 companies globally.

Freestyle was praised for the ease with which Arriva customers can purchase bus tickets on the new e-commerce site. And the resulting increase in sales.

Paul Taylor, Freestyle Technical Director, said:

“Winning this award reflects the hard work and commitment our team have put into the evolution of Arriva UK Bus’ online services. Arriva UK Bus has always been a very progressive and ambitious client for Freestyle, and we look forward to collaborating on many more award-winning projects.”

The Drum Digital Census 2013, Elite agency.

The Drum rank agencies using a peer poll, an all-important client poll and financial criteria. There are 180 agencies in the census altogether, with 42 in the category of ’51-100 employees’.

Of the 42 mid-sized agencies in 2013, Freestyle is ranked 5th in the peer poll, and a fantastic 3rd in the client poll! 

We’re especially pleased with our results in the client poll. The Drum contact clients directly to get anonymous feedback, so these results are a testament to the great experience our people are giving our clients.

In the final tally of results, Freestyle makes it into the Digital Census Elite category, for which we have a sparkly certificate, with an overall UK census ranking of 7th.

Freestyle founder and Business Development Director, Alan Cooper:

There are a high number of professional and well-respected agencies in the census rankings, so it’s particularly pleasing for us to do so well.

The MiAwards have been going for three years, and showcase the very best in marketing, media and communications agencies, teams and individuals across the whole of the UK. At the MiAwards 2011 we came away with an impressive haul:

    • Digital Agency of the Year
    • Best Mobile Campaign
    • Best Midlands Marketing Business
    • Grand Prix overall winner

We’ve been nominated for DADI Awards for two years running. In 2012 we received a commendation for our Arriva Bus Fuel Calculator application and the associated integrated campaign.

Our MD Suzanne Linton was also nominated for The Individual of the Year award in 2012. Although she didn’t get the gong, the nomination put us in a shortlist with some pretty esteemed company, and as always it’s nice to get noticed and acknowledged by your peers.

 

 

We’re also involved in the Chip Shop Awards, being nominated in two categories in 2012, including the People’s Choice Award. We also won their Ad of the Week three weeks in a row.

 

 

This year we were also delighted to be one of only 104 UK businesses to be awarded a two-star status in the Best Companies to work for list. The 2012 Top 100 Best Companies to work for is wholly made up of two- and three-star companies, with the rating judged across a range of topics and a companywide survey.

 

Partnerships

We’re involved with a number of outstanding organisations across the UK, and  we’ve achieved great rankings in some high profile lists.

  • The Drum Digital 100
    We’re ranked 22nd in the top design and build agency category in The Drum Digital 100, the UK’s leading league table of digital marketing and communications agencies.
  • Microsoft Development Partner
    Being a Microsoft Development Partner means that Microsoft recognises the skills we have in-house to develop programme applications using Microsoft platform technologies. It means we have more licences to invest in developing applications such as CMS systems, meaning we can continually improve our technical service offering.
  • DAM Foundation
    We’re a charter member of the DAM Foundation, a not-for-profit body aimed at promoting Digital Asset Management as a business discipline. This means we’re amongst the Who’s Who of Digital Asset Management.
  • Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust (DKHLT)
    We work in partnership with the DKHLT to help medal-winning and record-breaking Olympians and Paralympians create digital and social media strategies.
  • The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA)
    Our MD, Suzanne Linton, is the Midlands Regional Advisor for BIMA, which supports and promotes the British digital industry, shares knowledge and best practice, and rewards and encourages the next generation of digital professionals.

 

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