Spellbinding Music won “Best Blog” at Galway’s first ever Online Digital Marketing Awards, hosted by the not-for-profit organisation, Online Marketing in Galway, on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at the Town Hall Theatre Galway City.
Spellbinding Music is written by Guillaume Janssen, freelance writer, born in France, living with his family in Raford. Guillaume’s Music blog was one of almost 200 applications for Galway City and County’s first ever Online Marketing Awards, where the award categories included best blog, best website, email, social media, best start up, online marketing leadership and the people’s choice award. The OMiG Award for ‘Best Blog’ was awarded to the blog with the highest average score for content, blog design, execution and it’s overall communication methods.
Some of the most high profile names on the digital scene in Ireland were special guests on the night, including Anthony Quigley, Founder and Director, Digital Marketing Institute, and Ciaran Quilty, SMB Regional Director for Facebook. There was an overall prize fund of €25,000 including mentoring, office space, web design and cash prizes.
The idea for the Awards was initially conceived by City Bin Co.’s Oisin Browne, along with OMIG’s founder Maricka Burke Keogh and fellow volunteer Gary Mullin. The awards ceremony was sponsored by the Connaught Tribune and The Galway City Enterprise Board, in aid of the Galway Hospice.
Guillaume Janssen describes Spellbinding Music as “a blog curating spine-tingling musical gems from the web. It sifts through, pulls together, organises and selects lesser known treasures hidden within the depths of YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud and elsewhere on the web”.