2022 Shortlist


Congratulations to our 2022 APAC Search Awards finalists. Make sure to share your success using #APACSearchAwards

Finalist Assets

BEST USE OF SEARCH – RETAIL / ECOMMERCE

The judges were really impressed by the standard of entries in this category, so there will be a Winner and Silver Award announced

 Impressive & Miss Runway Boutique – Stealing the Show with SEO

Impressive & Sunyee – Back on Track

LION Digital & RM Williams – SEO Campaign

Megantic & Baby Village – From little things, big things grow!

Myer, Full Measure Digital & Longtail UX – Creating 30,000 Experiences

Online Marketing Gurus & Universal Store – Staying Home, In Style

StudioHawk & Addicted to Audio – Competition Heard Us Loud & Clear

StudioHawk & Blackhearts & Sparrows – SEO, like wine, gets better with time.

StudioHawk & Daily Jocks – Well Hung & Well Run

StudioHawk & Lifespan Fitness – Grow Your Rankings & Increase Your Lifespan

BEST USE OF SEARCH – FINANCE

Clearwater Agency & Get My Refund – Helping Australian Consumers Claim Back Millions

InMobi Technology Services & HDFC Life – HDFC Life increases reach and conversions with Microsoft Advertising

Localsearch & Blackk Finance – An Evergreen Campaign for Evergreen Results

BEST USE OF SEARCH – TRAVEL / LEISURE

Megantic & OCAM 4×4 – Driving SEO Around Australia

Megantic & Tentworld – Helping Aussie Campers Experience the Great Outdoors

Reprise Digital & Tourism Australia – Role of Aus.com 21/22 SEO Strategy

StudioHawk & Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) – Let’s give ’em something to taco ’bout!

BEST USE OF SEARCH – THIRD SECTOR / NOT FOR PROFIT

Clearwater Agency & FightMND – Millions Donated in the Pursuit of Curing Motor Neurone Disease

Incubeta & Fred Hollows – Getting Digital with Fred Hollows

BEST USE OF SEARCH – B2B

A.P. Web Solutions & Creativa – Streaming Traffic!

A.P. Web Solutions & Urban Quest – Pandemic Pivoting

AdVisible & App Boxer – App Boxer punches above its weight in Google search

Clearwater Agency & Foodstorm – Taking a Hungry US Market by Storm

Impressive & Erect-A-Rack – Stacking Up Against the Competition

Indago Digital & Nestlé Professional – Big Brand, Small Budget and a Lot of Intent

iProspect Ireland & Workday – A Journey Through the Cloud: Taking B2B to New Heights

Rocket Agency & Rezdy – Successfully Selling Software To Tour Operators During A Global Shutdown

Rocket Agency & UpGuard – Reducing Global Cybersecutiry Risk

StudioHawk & CivilMart – Cementing Position #1

BEST USE OF SEARCH – B2C

A.P. Web Solutions & Cannvalate – Organic Pain Relief

AdVisible & Bridges Alliance – Building online bridges for a better future

G Squared & Cerrone – Targeting High Value Customers Through Organic Search

Intentional & Orbitkey – Less But Better (The Dieter Rams PPC Strategy)

Megantic & Baby Village – From little things, big things grow!

Megantic & Highgrove Bathrooms – Tapping into Organic Search

Reform Digital & Barnlight Australia – Lighting Up Digital Marketing Performance

Rocket Agency & LIV Mirvac – A Digital-First Revolution

StudioHawk & B2C Furniture – Take a Seat with Us

BEST USE OF SEARCH – HEALTH

A.P. Web Solutions & Cannvalate – Organic Pain Relief

Megantic & Pet Chemist – Pet Health in a Pandemic

StudioHawk & MedCart – Born On The Frontline

BEST USE OF SEARCH – FMCG

Maggi Philippines & iProspect – MAGGI A.D.S (Audience Data Solutions)

Reprise & Nescafé Dolce Gusto Thailand – The secret of cup of SEO Success

UdaraSegar & VELO – How to Become Hyper Contextually Relevant with Indonesian Progressive Consumers

BEST USE OF SEARCH – FASHION

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G Squared & Cerrone – Targeting High Value Customers Through Organic Search

Princess Polly & Adcore Australia – From Beachside start-up to International Success

BEST LOCAL CAMPAIGN

A.P. Web Solutions & Creativa – Streaming Traffic!

A.P. Web Solutions & Urban Quest – Pandemic Pivoting

AdVisible & Bridges Alliance – Building online bridges for a better future

Brand chemistry & Higgins Coatings – Local SEO Traffic Boost

Living Online & Revell Landscaping – Thriving In An Over-Watered Market

Localsearch & Hire Pro – Excavating an 260% Increase in Calls

Rakuten Advertising & Aje – Stay Home in Style

Rocket Agency &  Aurrum Kids – Your Best Local Childcare

SIXGUN & Lucy Loves Charlie – You can’t spell ROSE without SEO

BEST USE OF SEARCH – AUTOMOTIVE

Jaywing Australia & Mobile Tyre Shop – Integrating offline data to slash acquisition costs.

Megantic & OCAM 4×4 – Driving SEO Around Australia

SEO Partners & Car Expert – Using content hubs to drive exponential growth

StudioHawk & Pedders – Stepping the Pedal on SEO

BEST LOW BUDGET CAMPAIGN

The judges were really impressed by the standard of entries in this category, so there will be a Winner and Silver Award announced

A.P. Web Solutions & Creativa – Streaming Traffic!

A.P. Web Solutions & Urban Quest – Pandemic Pivoting

iProspect Ireland & Shred-it Singapore – Shredding the rule book while achieving +86% increase in leads YoY

SIXGUN & Lucy Loves Charlie – Low budget, but high performance

BEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN

A.P. Web Solutions & Cannvalate – High on Search

AdVisible & Nationwide Electrical – Website Growth to Fry For

G Squared & Manettas Seafood – Using digital to drive expansion & record sales

Impressive & Elevation107 – Cruising to Success

Impressive & Luxo Living – Success Is Just Part Of The Furniture

Megantic & Adcore – Helping Aussie Campers Experience the Great Outdoors

Pattern & Gazman – Blended Search Wins in Results

Rocket Agency & LIV Mirvac – A Digital-First Revolution

SIXGUN & Modern Pets – Fast SEO results can make a campaign

Yo Media & Pearsons Lawyers – Results So Good, They Should Be Illegal

MOST INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN

The judges were really impressed by the standard of entries in this category, so there will be a Winner and Silver Award announced

G Squared & Manettas Seafood – Using digital to drive expansion & record sales

Impressive & Lux Hair – Luscious Locks in Lockdown

Megantic & Baby Village – From little things, big things grow!

Megantic & Tentworld – Helping Aussie Campers Experience the Great Outdoors

Rocket Agency & LIV Mirvac – A Digital-First Revolution

Yo Media & Pearsons Lawyers – Results So Good, They Should Be Illegal

BEST PPC CAMPAIGN

AdVisible & Catch Fitness – Worth their weight in Google Ads

Catalyst & UPS – Supercharging Customer Acquisition Strategies with Mobile Search & App Installs

G Squared & Manettas Seafood – Using digital to drive expansion & record sales

iProspect Ireland & Workday – A Journey Through the Cloud: Taking B2B to New Heights

Rocket Agency & UpGuard – Reducing Global Cybersecutiry Risk

BEST SEO CAMPAIGN

G Squared & Cerrone – Targeting High Value Customers Through Organic Search

Impressive & Elevation107 – Stomping Sales Through SEO

Impressive & Luxo Living – SEO With Comfort and Style

Impressive & Sydney Tools – Equipped for Success

Megantic & Baby Village – From little things, big things grow!

Megantic & Tentworld – Helping Aussie Campers Experience the Great Outdoors

SEO Partners & Car Expert – Using content hubs to drive exponential growth

StudioHawk & CivilMart – Cementing Position #1

StudioHawk & Moxie – Cottoning on to the Organic Results

Wavemaker ANZ & Hill’s Pet Nutrition Australia – Hill’s Top Dog

BEST PAN ASIA CAMPAIGN

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced on Thursday 20 January 2022.

BEST USE OF CONTENT MARKETING

Alpha Digital & G.J. Gardner Homes – Rebuilding Our Content Strategy to Feel The Joy

Indago Digital & Business Australia – Using Content to Build a New Brand During a Pandemic.

Reprise Digital & Indigo Paints – Painting India Indigo!

StudioHawk & Addicted to Audio – Competition Heard Us Loud & Clear

StudioHawk & Moxie – Cottoning on to the Organic Results

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN A SEARCH CAMPAIGN

Rocket Agency & Rezdy – Successfully Selling Software to Tour Operators During A Global Shutdown

UdaraSegar & VELO – Creating Curiosity Towards VELO Through the Use of social media

BEST USE OF DATA

Impressive & Elevation107 – Stomping Sales Through SEO

iProspect Ireland & Shred-it Singapore – Shredding the rule book while achieving +86% increase in leads YoY

iProspect Ireland & Workday – A Journey Through the Cloud: Taking B2B to New Heights

Jaywing Australia & Mobile Tyre Shop – Integrating offline data to slash acquisition costs

Rocket Agency & LIV Mirvac – A Digital-First Revolution

StudioHawk & Daily Jocks – Well Hung & Well Run

UdaraSegar & VELO – How a Nicotine Star is Born

Wavemaker ANZ & Hill’s Pet Nutrition Australia – Hill’s Top Dog

BEST SEO SOFTWARE SUITE

Botify – Organic Search Marketing Technology

Local Digital & Natch – AI Powered SEO Suite

SE Ranking – Powerful yet simple SEO software

BEST SEARCH SOFTWARE TOOL

Botify – Organic Search Marketing Technology

Swydo – Reporting & Monitoring Platform

RISING STAR AWARD

Matthew Coen, Megantic

Lawrence Hitches, StudioHawk

Robert Hoang, Local Digital

Rick Pantas, StudioHawk

Jillian Reid, StudioHawk

Blake Townsend, Megantic

BEST SMALL PPC AGENCY

Adcore Australia

Intentional

BEST LARGE PPC AGENCY

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced on Thursday 20 January 2022.

BEST SMALL SEO AGENCY

A.P. Web Solutions

Pattern

UR Digital

BEST LARGE SEO AGENCY

Megantic

Rocket Agency

StudioHawk

BEST SMALL INTEGRATED SEARCH AGENCY

A.P. Web Solutions

Clearwater Agency

Living Online

BEST LARGE INTEGRATED SEARCH AGENCY

AdVisible

G Squared

Impressive

Local Digital

Rocket Agency