2021 Shortlist


Congratulations to our 2021 APAC Search Awards finalists!

BEST USE OF SEARCH – RETAIL / ECOMMERCE

Sponsored by Semrush

Adcore Australia & Princess Polly – Search and Shopping
Clearwater Agency & Lorraine Lea – Getting Online in Style
Megantic – Megantic Renovates The Block Shop – Taking it from single to double storey!
RED2 Digital & Marina Bay Sands – Always On SEO Performance Content with ‘Seoul’: Winning the South Korean Traveller on NAVER
StudioHawk & Daily Jocks – Socks, Jocks &SEO
StudioHawk & Auswide 4WD – Off-Road to On-line
StudioHawk & Lifespan Fitness – Running Towards SEO Success
StudioHawk & The Good Guys – Keeping Prices Low &The Organic High


BEST USE OF SEARCH – FINANCE

Sponsored by Ahrefs

A.P. Web Solutions & Intuitive Finance – Capital Gains on Traffic!
Infidigit & ICICI Prudential Life Insurance – Improved Leads for major categories by 298%
RED2 Digital & UBS Asset Management Singapore – Winning in Search Financial Services Supercharging our B2B Always on SEO Strategy
Whirlwind & MoneyTap – How an Advanced SEO Strategy Helped MoneyTap Cross $67 Million in Loan Disbursement


BEST USE OF SEARCH – TRAVEL / LEISURE

Digital Minds & Luxury Escapes – Achieving travel success amid a global pandemic
ForwardPMX & Marina Bay Sands – Connecting the Dots from Online to Offline
RED2 Digital & Marina Bay Sands – Always On SEO Performance Content with ‘Seoul’: Winning the South Korean Traveller on NAVER


BEST USE OF SEARCH – B2B

Infidigit – Maximising Visibility and Business via SEO
Living Online & Unios – Illuminating the Asia Pacific
RED2 Digital & UBS Asset Management Singapore – Winning in Search Financial Services Supercharging our B2B Always on SEO Strategy
Spicy Web & Fusion Power Systems – TARS to send Fusion Power Systems Interstellar!
StudioHawk & Sprintlaw – Ready, Get Set, Go!


BEST USE OF SEARCH – B2C

Sponsored by Semrush

Infidigit & Abentra – Overcame The Pandemic With 6X Growth On Category Pages
Local Digital & ActronAir – Driving Customer Demand in A Developing Market (With A Little Help from NRL Star Michael Morgan)
Megantic – Megantic Renovates The Block Shop – Taking it from single to double storey!
Rocket Agency & LIV Mirvac – Launching the Build-to-Rent Revolution
Spicy Web & iPantry – How an emerging brand used the power of eCommerce to turn a downturn into an enormous growth opportunity
StudioHawk & Selmar Institute of Education – A Crash Course in SEO
StudioHawk & Lifespan Fitness – Running Towards SEO Success
StudioHawk & The Good Guys – Keeping Prices Low &The Organic High


BEST USE OF SEARCH – HEALTH

A.P. Web Solutions & Cannvalate – High on Traffic!
Alpha Digital & My FootDr – A Patient First Approach to Search


BEST USE OF SEARCH – AUTOMOTIVE

StudioHawk & WhichCar – Fueling The SEO Tank
Whirlwind & Bridgestone India – How Bridgestone Achieved a 2023% ROAS with an Innovative Proximity – Based SEM Strategy


BEST USE OF SEARCH – REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY

Sponsored by Ahrefs

A.P. Web Solutions & Intuitive Finance – Capital Gains on Traffic!
Rocket Agency & Wincrest Bespoke – Selling Custom Homes in a Challenging Market
StudioHawk & Industry Insider – The Advocates for SEO


BEST USE OF SEARCH – FMCG

There is no shortlist for this category, a winner will be announced on the evening.


BEST LOCAL CAMPAIGN

Alpha Digital & My FootDr – A Patient First Approach to Search
LT Network & Anytime Fitness Coffs Harbour – Aggressive Local Area Growth Campaign For 24/7 Gym
Red Search & Paul’s Rubbish – Exponential Growth Through SEO & Content
Resolution Digital & R.M. Williams – Hyper Local Christmas Commerce Campaign
Rocket Agency Rocket Agency & Plus Fitness – Get Back Into Fitness With Digital
Whirlwind & Bridgestone India – How Bridgestone Achieved a 2023% ROAS with an Innovative Proximity-Based SEM Strategy


BEST LOW BUDGET CAMPAIGN

Ambire & Value Flowers – Blooming on a Budget
LT Network & Snap Fitness Bendigo – Brick and Mortar COVID Closure turned Digital Impact Growth campaign
Spicy Web & Live Fish – Bringing Fish To Attention During COVID-19
Spicy Web & Highrise Bikes – Breaking out the brand
Whirlwind & Jobsoid – Scaling Organic User Signups Using a Content-led SEO Strategy


BEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN

Alpha Digital & G.J. Gardner Homes – Keeping the home building dream alive
Clearwater Agency & Lorraine Lea – “Getting Online in Style”
G Squared & Eyecare Plus – driving bookings for one of Australia’s leading optometrists
G Squared & ARB – Generating real business results with omni-channel marketing
Local Digital & Pearson’s Florist – Quadrupling Revenue With A Multi-Channel Approach
Resolution Digital Australia & Volkswagen – Accelerated Integrated Search Campaign
Rocket Agency & LIV Mirvac – Launching the Build-to-Rent Revolution
Yellow New Zealand & The Pro Group – Sell My TV Ad on Google


MOST INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN

Megantic – Megantic Renovates The Block Shop – Taking it from single to double storey!
Rakuten Advertising & Flora and Fauna – Winning In Shopping: Product Brand Segmentation Meets Smart Shopping Intelligence


BEST PPC CAMPAIGN

Sponsored by Optmyzr

Clearwater Agency & Lorraine Lea – Getting Online in Style
ForwardPMX & Marina Bay Sands – Connecting the Dots from Online to Offline
G Squared & Cerrone – Targeting high value customers to drive record sales
Mediahub Australia & Western Union APAC – Achieving an Unfair Share of Attention in 2020 and Beyond
Spicy Web & iPantry – How an emerging brand used the power of eCommerce to turn a downturn into an enormous growth opportunity


BEST SEO CAMPAIGN

Sponsored by OnCrawl

Kimberly Clark Thailand & GroupM – Huggies – SEO campaign
Local Digital & Pearson’s Florist – Planting The Seed To Help Organic Results Bloom
Megantic – Megantic Renovates The Block Shop – Taking it from single to double storey!
NO-BS Marketplace – The Truth About Link Building
Red Search & Paul’s Rubbish – Exponential Growth Through SEO & Content
RED2 Digital & Marina Bay Sands – Always On SEO Performance Content with ‘Seoul’ Winning the South Korean Traveller on NAVER
StudioHawk & The Good Guys – Keeping Prices Low &The Organic High
Whirlwind & MoneyTap – How an Advanced SEO Strategy Helped MoneyTap Cross $67 Million in Loan Disbursement


BEST USE OF CONTENT MARKETING

Living Online – Forging A Content Powerhouse
Red Search & Paul’s Rubbish – Exponential Growth Through SEO & Content
RED2 Digital & Marina Bay Sands – Always On SEO Performance Content with ‘Seoul’: Winning the South Korean Traveller on NAVER
Zo Digital Japan – Content Marketing Campaign on a Shoestring Budget


BEST USE OF DATA

Mediahub Australia & Western Union APAC – Achieving an Unfair Share of Attention in 2020 and Beyond
Megantic – Megantic Renovates The Block Shop – Taking it from single to double storey!
Rakuten Advertising & 2XU – The Value of Multi-Channel: Enhancing Paid Search Performance Through Display Data
Resolution Digital & Virgin Australia – Match Made in Heaven
Whirlwind & Bridgestone India – How Bridgestone Achieved a 2023% ROAS with a Data – Driven Proximity-Based SEM Strategy


BEST SOFTWARE INNOVATION

Back Azimuth Consulting’s HREFLang Builder
OnCrawl – Connecting the dots between technical SEO &data science
PPC Samurai – Automation Without Compromise
TrueClicks – PPC Auditing &Monitoring built for Teams


BEST PPC MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SUITE

PPC Samurai – Automation Without Compromise
TrueClicks – PPC Auditing &Monitoring built for Teams


BEST SEO SOFTWARE SUITE

NO-BS Marketplace – Proprietary Marketplace Application for Link Building
OnCrawl – Connecting the dots between technical SEO & data science


BEST SEARCH SOFTWARE TOOL

Back Azimuth Consulting’s HREFLang Builder
OnCrawl – Connecting the dots between technical SEO &data science
Swydo – Swydo Reporting &Monitoring Platform
TrueClicks – PPC Auditing &Monitoring built for Teams


BEST PPC AGENCY

Adcore Inc – Adcore Australia
ForwardPMX
G Squared
Spicy Web


BEST SMALL SEO AGENCY

There is no shortlist for this category, a winner will be announced on the evening.


BEST LARGE SEO AGENCY

Clixpert Digital Agency, Australia
Infidigit Consultants Pvt Ltd
Megantic
StudioHawk


BEST SMALL INTEGRATED SEARCH AGENCY

A.P. Web Solutions
Living Online
Local Digital
Rocket Agency


BEST LARGE INTEGRATED SEARCH AGENCY

There is no shortlist for this category, a winner will be announced on the evening.