Hear from our Previous Winners

Winners of previous awards have realised significant business benefits through their wins. Here’s what previous entrants have said:

Louis Venter | Founder & CEO, MediaVision

“Any award nomination is great for both the team and the client as testament to the great work we do collaboratively however the standard of judging in the EU Search Awards and the fact you are being nominated across the best in class across Europe really is special. It’s a great opportunity to get the agency name our there and there is no doubt it has helped new business wins last year.”

Luuk de Haardt | Marketing Manager, Team 5pm
We are excited and honored to now also have won a European Search Award! This prize and the recognition by the jury is absolutely a reward for the hard work of the entire team involved in this case. Winning this grand award confirms the thing that we so firmly believe in; the enormous power YouTube can have for your brand.

Sri Sharma | CEO & Cofounder, Increasingly
We’re SO excited to win at the European Search Awards. Winning Software Innovation of the year firmly places Increasingly AI as THE technology to use for automated bundling in Google Shopping. A big thank you to all the team at Don’t Panic! We really loved their experience including sending treats and games to make the virtual ceremony as fun as possible!

Jonas Donbæk | Lead Specialist, SEO, s360
It means a lot for us to win an award at European Search Awards. It recognizes our specialists and client relations that have done a stellar job on a certain case. Becoming an award-winning agency has helped us build our brand and shows great work that has been acknowledged.

Nik Svoronos | EMEA Marketing Associate, Conductor
This award is special for Conductor as it provides another credential of trust in the organic marketing tech space and helps to validate and support the company’s further expansion in global markets. Additionally, it is a great honour for Conductor’s R&D team, who consistently invest in innovating new products that empower brands to transform marketing into a force for helping people.

Ian Campbell | Head of Digital, Havas Media Ireland
Winning the award for “Best Use Of Search – Automotive” is an unbelievable achievement, that we have been absolutely delighted to receive and share with our client. It has been amazing to gain such wide-scale recognition on how effective planning & research for paid search campaigns, ultimately leads to real business outcomes.

Rhys Davies | Senior Product Manager, 56K Digital
Winning the “Best Use of Search – Health (Small)” award with Apohem is a fantastic achievement and a true testament to all of the hard work the team has put into the website over the past year. It felt great to win against some tough competition and receive some amazing feedback from experts within the industry!

Rory Hope | Semetrical
Despite being heavily impacted during the fallout from the pandemic, Semetrical stayed true to its brand values, remaining committed to our clients’ long-term success and developing flexible, innovative solutions to their challenges.

Semetrical’s ambition to help clients and communities realise their own digital ambitions has helped us grow and develop as an agency. Although growth presents new business challenges, our values enabled the quality, creativity and innovation that underpins our digital services to remain consistently high.

Winning two European Search Awards 2021 for Best B2B SEO Campaign (Large) and Most SEO Innovative Campaign (Large) is the icing on the cake and will help us to share our successes with our clients and community!

Tomasz Starzyński | Managing Director, Upmore
Winning the ESA competition is an absolutely unique experience, both for the entire team working on campaigns and submissions, as well as for customers who always co-create the project. Thanks to the win, the Up & More brand becomes more recognizable, we see greater trust from customers, and the recruitment of new talents is accelerated.

Mihai Aperghis | Founder & CEO, Vertify
Extremely happy to take home 5 awards for our team’s amazing SEO campaigns! Looking forward to participate to next year’s edition as well, hopefully in person this time. See you then!

Ben Foster | Managing Director, The SEO Works
The European Search Awards mark the pinnacle of European talent in search, so to be recognised with an award is something truly special. Not only is this a massive boost for the team, it also places our name far and wide across Europe, raising our profile and helping with new business enquiries.

Radu Mărcușu | CEO, Upswing
For us, this award is an additional confirmation of the fact that we do not wake up in the morning just to do SEO and content campaigns, but to innovate for customers and industry. It’s also a validation of the tools we invested in when everyone was cutting costs. Facing our own challenges proved to be just a pretext for developing useful tools on a large scale, for the entire search industry, by improving and completing the services we already offered but also by repositioning in a blue ocean area.

Tom Etherington | Operations Director, Evolved Search
We are thrilled to have won 2 awards at the European Search Awards 2020. Recognition for our work by hugely talented people across the continent is a real honour and to be crowned winners amongst some incredibly stiff competition is a big deal for us. Not only do these awards add kudos to our work, but they give our team something tangible to be proud of, alongside the brilliant results they’re delivering daily. The European Search Awards have been on our ‘to win’ wish list for some time, so this is extra special.

Alan Coleman | Founder & CEO, Wolfgang Digital
Wolfgang Digital is a long time fan of the European Search Awards. Our team finds entering the awards exciting and occasionally winning an award hugely rewarding. Our clients draw great confidence in the standard of the work we are doing together when it is listed among the top digital marketing on the continent. The night out itself is always brilliant craic (Irish for fun) and among the most eagerly awaited dates in the Wolfgang diary. For me, the most magical part is that moment when a team of winners stands on the stage clutching their trophy, as European Champions. A career-high for any marketer.

Thomas Hürlimann, SEO & Content Consultant | BlueGlass
Winning the European Search Award in the category “Best Use of Content Marketing” is a confirmation for our excellent collaboration with Medela. Achieving that exceptional performance of this international content marketing project would not have been possible without our dedicated partners who worked with us over two years. The “Mum’s Journey” has delivered what mums needed on their breastfeeding journey. It is an excellent example of how the focus on user-centric content at the right time on a long-term base provides outstanding results. The recognition on an international level gives us the confidence that investing in high-quality content pays off.

Craig Cartwright | Zenith
We virtually watched our team win the European Search Awards again for ‘Best use of Search – FMCG’, which is a great achievement and an amazing award to win against a very tough crowd of competitors.

We have already been actively sharing this across both the Zenith and Nomad networks and will continue to share this across social channels. The Zenith and Nomad digital teams are over 40 people across Europe so we are very proud of the hard work that goes into distributing this campaign to ensure we keep evolving to the next level.

Mihai Aperghis | Founder & CEO, Vertify
Really great to see our team’s work being recognized at an international level! The award provides a boost of confidence for us to continue to produce amazing SEO and content marketing campaigns, as well as representing a source of trust for our current and future clients.

Rory Hope | Head of Inbound Marketing, Semetrical
It’s been 12 months of significant growth for Semetrical, both financially and culturally, and winning Best Use of Search in B2B at the European Search Awards 2019 truly helped to drive this forward and reinforce our credibility in providing industry leading B2B SEO services. The UK Search Awards also awarded us with Best Small SEO Agency making it an excellent platform to amplify the impressive SEO results we have achieved due to our highly data-driven approach to SEO; whilst also helping with talent acquisition as we’ve hired 9 new staff members since our awards win.

Kevin Gibbons | CEO, Re:signal
As an agency, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work. Achieving excellent organic search results for our clients is why we exist, and the Search Awards have become the leading event to benchmark our work across the industry. This has been a great way to celebrate success with both our clients and team for their hard work, and to attract / grow by showcasing Re:signal’s reputation as a leading SEO agency.

Elena Cerrai | Growth Marketing Manager, Booster Box
At just three years old, we were honoured to win the Best Small PPC Agency of the Year at the 2019 European Search Awards. Winning the award has led to new opportunities with exciting brands who have approached us. It has assured clients that we’ve earned our place among the stars. Receiving this one-of-a-kind recognition validated our hard work and proved we can punch above our weight. This award motivates us to keep producing amazing work for our clients. We look forward to many more years of celebrated entries with European Search Awards. Next challenge: Best Large European Agency!

Craig Cartwright | Owned Strategy Director, Performics
This is an amazing recognition against a very tough crowd of competitors. Winning the European Search Awards 2019 for Best Use of Search – FMCG is a great achievement, and even more so, when competing against some huge brands. We have been actively sharing this across Zenith’s network and our client at Nomad Foods is also very proud and has been sharing this actively on his side throughout all Nomad Foods Europe company updates for both digital and above the line media which has given both teams a strong reputation.


Winning the 2018 award in the content marketing category was a particular success for our team, as we have been realising award-winning campaigns with our client UPC for years. The latest phase around e-sports marketing is the most successful yet. That’s why we are so pleased with the award.


Winning the award for best SEO campaign was a tremendous confirmation that our integrated SEO and content marketing approach works successfully. Not only that, it has also provided both teams with validation of their excellent performance and teamwork from the crème de la crème of the industry. Finally, the reputations of both our agency and of our partner were strengthened – deepening customer loyalty and opening more opportunities to work with new clients in the future.


“We were absolutely thrilled to be named “Best Large SEO Agency” at the European Search Awards. For us, award wins are never our reason for doing what we do – of course, that’s all about delivering exceptional client work and building an exceptional team. But awards are nonetheless an incredible accollade and a fantastic way to recognise the work done by everyone here. The fact that the European Search Awards hold such prestige within and without our industry means that our win has also played an instrumental role in the subsequent growth of our agency. It provides further proof of our credibility and the kind of results potential clients can expect. It’s also a great way for existing clients to validate their choice of agency.”


“Winning the “Best SEO Software Suite” award this year is a real privilege for us, as we also won the “Best Search Software Suite” in 2017. It’s a true recognition of our hard work by the judges and our peers on the European market, but also internationally, showing the value and innovation of our solution. After years of work, we have achieved the next generation of Technical SEO Platform, releasing cutting-edge and unprecedented features that help SEOs solve real pain points. We offer a scientific yet accessible approach to technical SEO by providing reliable, comprehensive and data-driven SEO reports and dashboards search marketers can act on. This award is also for our team, whose dedication, creativity and work have made it possible. We’re proud to say that our first technology, our SEO crawler, is now a more global solution, offering log monitoring and third-party integrations to unify content, log files and search data at scale!”


“Winning the award for Best Integrated Search Agency was fantastic. Our team and clients were delighted. It’s great to know our work, our campaigns, have been peer reviewed and recognised as ‘best-in-class’.”


“Winning the “Software Innovation” award represented the culmination of years of hard work. We strive to hit the target that nobody else can see, and the award inspired us to redouble our efforts to produce bold and creative innovations in 2017. This included Botify Keywords, the only solution that reconciles search intent with technical SEO, allowing users to gain visibility into the entire search process with 500+ SEO KPIs and real rankings from Google Search Console.

The gravitas that comes with the award has reinforced our company’s market leadership to customers, prospects, and noted voices in search optimization. In an industry where thought leaders rule, the award has been both and honor and a boost, increasing our visibility on an international scale, all while awarding the ingenuity of the hard working men and women on our team.”


“Winning the European Search Award 2017 for ‘Best Use of Search – Third Sector’ for our work with Leeds Beckett University was brilliant news for the team here at Delete. To be awarded such an accolade was the perfect acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication our staff commit to our clients. We’re extremely self-assured in our capability to provide campaigns that deliver and this award win gave us even more confidence when approaching new opportunities.”


“We were very impressed by the amazing organisation of the European Search Awards in Krakow.

The Don’t Panic team has made a perfect night happen with lots of good memories to bring back home. This definitely is an award competition we will continue to participate in future.

And of course receiving the trophy for the “Best Small Integrated Search Agency” category was the cherry on top. Winning this award in that highly competitive category made us very proud.

We are looking forward to the next one, where we will hope to perform another winners dance on stage!”


“I’ll give half of my kingdom to the person who is able to objectively choose the best campaign out of the thousands emerging every year. Are good campaigns ones with the “wow” factor? Or maybe those which are able to capture the hearts and open the wallets of their target audience? How do you do the impossible? The jury of the European Search Awards does it every year.

The European Search Awards are the Olympic Games of the digital industry, where fair play is of key importance. The winners are presented with medals for “innovation”, “following an assumed strategy”, “original creation”, and “efficiency, or excellence in achieving objectives”. The agencies awarded with these medals offer the highest quality services on the digital advertising market. They are warriors who think outside the box and stand strong in the face of all challenges. They are the industry’s trendsetters.

The European Search Awards, which include the category of the “Best Large Integrated Search Agency”, have helped Bluerank maintain its leading position in Poland, and in addition they have opened the door to the markets of Eastern Europe and EMEA. Thanks to our motivation, courage, and will to compete with the elite, “the sky is the limit”.”


“Receiving the “Best Innovation in Software” Award at the European Search Awards meant the world to us. Our platform’s approach for pitching was recognised as an award-worthy solution and we couldn’t be more honoured to receive this official validation from the industry’s top experts. Hearing the judges say that the work we’ve done to help agencies is phenomenal came as a great energy boost. Our team is now even more motivated to continue its efforts in making SEO as measurable and predictable as any other digital marketing channel.”


“Winning the European Search Award for Best Large SEO agency has undoubtedly had a hugely positive effect upon our business, and has been invaluable in helping us to attract and win new clients. Most importantly however the award is something that the whole agency has to be proud of and has acted as a significant morale booster for the entire team. We will definitely continue to enter the EU Search Awards in years to come!”


“Wolfgang Digital are selective about the awards we enter and we are big fans of the European Search Awards. The judging process has great integrity and the ceremony itself is a most memorable night out in a fun European City. Winning European Search Awards has dramatically increased our reputation in our home and international markets.”


“The European Search Awards is a great opportunity to not only network with some of the best companies in Europe, but also recognise the talent, innovations and latest marketing campaigns that have made an impact within the Search Industry. Winning at the Search Awards feels like a true honour and we are looking forward to attending, sponsoring and supporting other shows in the years to come.”


“What does it mean for me to win this award? It means I am sure that I’ve done things well. This award is the result of a year of dedication and effort. It’s important for me to highlight my team’s efforts and dedication, and it is an honor to receive an award of these characteristics. The European Search Awards are similar to the Oscars for us: it ‘s very hard to come by one but it is worth the effort.”