Mersey agency scoops digital marketing award

A LOCAL digital marketing agency OON Media has been given a post pandemic boost by scooping an award.

The independent agency, which is based in Wirral, has been named Best Digital Marketing Agency Merseyside in the 2020 Media Innovator Awards by Corporate Vision magazine.

Award winners are described as being able to “adapt, grow and evolve to the needs of the industry in the pursuit of bettering it and challenging others to follow their lead”.

The agency has continued to trade throughout lockdown despite a devastating three months of zero income, with all pre-booked work cancelled due to lockdown and social distancing.

Instead, the team spent the time researching and developing unique and innovative ways to expand the business in a bid to come out the other side stronger. No staff were placed on furlough and the OON Media directors took a reduced salary.

Mike Sowden, CEO of OON Media, commented: “Being named Best Digital Marketing Agency Merseyside 2020 in the Media Innovator Awards is a huge boost especially in the current climate. OON Media was created in 2016 and we’re still in our formative years compared to some of our peers, so this accolade is something we really must stand up and shout about. Our clients’ core values and objectives are at the heart of all we do, and that feeds our appetite to exceed their expectations.

“We used lockdown to complete a full skills analysis to identify how we wanted to expand both client services and our own team. It was a crucial task and will ultimately move us forward, helping to future-proof us as an agency. Our next step is recruiting the right people for the four new jobs we have also created.

“The last six months have been a time of real change and uncertainty. But we remain excited for the future. The sky is the limit for OON Media – it’s going to be a real journey of adventure and discovery.”

OON Media’s previous public and private sector clients have included theatre, television, charities, SMEs, corporate, and events companies. A new social media marketing campaign was launched recently to showcase the agency’s expanded portfolio of services, skills, experience and qualities.

The business has invested in state-of-the-art camera equipment for its in-house video production work. Production cameras are Netflix and BBC-approved, and shoot all footage in 4K.

As sectors slowly recover and find new ways to operate, OON Media has offered past, present and potential clients affordable ways to promote their business. Incentives include introductory offers, voucher system, and payment programme. OON Media has also partnered with Wirral Chamber Of Commerce to offer exclusive pricing to members.

Jazmin Collins, Media Innovator Awards Co-ordinator, said: “For the third edition of the Media Innovator Awards, Corporate Vision Magazine aimed to seek out the brightest sparks who influence, engage and provide the best of services, from the app creatives to the legal pioneers, from the marketing masters to the talents of technicians, to differentiate in a competitive, ever-evolving global industry.

“We have had some amazing individuals, businesses and enterprises take part this year from a variety of sectors across the globe. I wish them all the best in their future in endeavours and to keep up the great work.”