2023 Shortlist


Congratulations to our 2023 APAC Search Awards finalists.

Finalist Assets

BEST USE OF SEARCH – RETAIL / ECOMMERCE

AdVisible & Bisley Workwear – Warning: eCommerce strategy underway!

AdVisible & Cafe Furniture Company – Sitting On The First Page Of Search Results

G Squared & Nick Scali – Launching eCommerce for a 60-year-old Aussie brand

Impressive & Billy J – Rebounding Strongly from a Setback

Infidigit & Libas – 9-Step Plan which helped the Infidigit Team develop an SEO Growth story for Libas

InMobi & Myntra – Myntra expands its customer base with Microsoft-exclusive Audiences

Megantic & Black Mango – Adding A Modern Designer Twist to SEO

Megantic & Bondi Born – An SEO Strategy that grew traffic SWIMMINGLY

Reebelo & SearchMax – Saving 5 tons of tech from going to landfill

Reform Digital & Factory Buys – ManuFACTORYing Digital Results

Rocket & 4Cabling – Delivering exceptional ROAS Year on Year

StudioHawk & MedCart – Rapid Results

StudioHawk & MHH – The Pursuit of SEO Happiness

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – FINANCE

A.P. Web Solutions & Entourage – Rising with Interest Rates

Infidigit & ICICI Prudential Life – Reduced ICICI Pru’s Organic Cost Per Lead By 3x

InMobi & Max Life – Max Life Insurance records 2X conversions with multimedia ads

Prosperity Media & Joust David & Goliath – Ranking amongst the Giants

Reprise Australia & Quickbooks ROW – SEO Visibility in LATAM

Sillyfish & Pets on Me – The Newbie That Made a Splash in the Pet Insurance Industry

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – TRAVEL / LEISURE

AdVisible & Best Of Magnetic – Turbulent tides lead to conversion success

Impressive & Australian Traveller – An Upward Journey

Megantic & Bondi Born – An SEO Strategy that grew traffic SWIMMINGLY

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – THIRD SECTOR / NOT FOR PROFIT

Clearwater Agency & Big Freeze 8 – Raising $19.8 Million for the Fight Against MND

Light Forest & March4Justice – Advance gender equality and end gendered violence.

Local Digital & The MATW Project – Donations, Donations, Donations

Rocket & Stepping Stone House – Supporting Young Aussies Experiencing Homelessness

StudioHawk & CrimCheck – Check ya self before you wreck your SERPs

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – B2B

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A.P. Web Solutions & Urban Quest – A Quest for Traffic

AdVisible & JG Vertical – Traversing unimaginable SEO heights

Clearwater Agency & Essential Coffee – Brewing up a Storm

eMarket Experts & Baccara – Geva Australia – B2B Expansion

Indago Digital & Okta – ‘What the HREFLANG?’

InMobi & Simply Vyapar – Redefining the Search experience with Shopping Ads

Magic & Sophos – Complex mathematical modelling to measure awareness to search to CRM

Pattern & The Haircare Group – B2B Website Launch

Primal & Simlecco – Harnessing SEO To Become Industry Leaders

Rocket & Noggin – Smashing SaaS Acquisition Targets with Google Ads

StudioHawk & Tapt – Tapping 1st Page on The Shoulder

StudioHawk & Waverley Forklifts – Fork-Lifting to New Heights

Yo Media & Tridant – SERP-risingly Good B2B Marketing

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – B2C

A.P. Web Solutions & Entourage – Rising with Interest Rates

AdVisible & Bisley Workwork – B2C strategy underway!

AEK Media & Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia – From Lawyer to Law Firm

G Squared & MATE – Making internet bundles relatable, while driving real business results through search

G Squared & Nick Scali – Launching eCommerce for a 60-year-old Aussie brand

Impressive & KOOKAÏ – Search that fits

Impressive & Sunyee – Fuel your Offroad Adventure!

Local Digital & EVSE Australia – Electrifying Results For EV Charging Stations

Megantic & Military Shop – Surviving and Thriving in the Post Covid eCommerce Landscape

Megantic & Supplement Mart – No Pain, All Gains with a Migration to Shopify

Reform Digital & Factory Buys – ManuFACTORYing Digital Results

Rocket & LIV Mirvac – 100% Occupancy with Digital

Vine Digital & Supagas – Vine Digital increases organic monthly clicks to client’s site from 75.1K to 94.9K YoY.

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – HEALTH

A.P. Web Solutions & Asterie Clinic – Injecting Organic Growth

Digimark Australia & See Me Aged Care Navigators – SEO Campaign

E-Web Marketing & Mona Vale Dental – Raising Awareness (Search & News)

eMarket Experts & CBD Dental Ballarat – Healthy Growth

G Squared & Eyecare Plus – A targeted approach to local search

Intentional & Cochlear – Hear Clearly

Megantic & Supplement Mart – No Pain, All Gains with a Migration to Shopify

Prosperity Media & Centre for Gastrointestinal Health (CGH) – Gut Wrenching Content Success

Spicy Web & Alfred Health MSHC – Stay STI Free

StudioHawk & MedCart – Rapid Results

Vine Digital & Gastro-Stop – Vine Digital increases monthly website impressions

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – AUTOMOTIVE

Impressive & Rola – SEO That’s Not Off The Rack

Infidigit & Spinny – SEO with Infidigit helped Spinny Increase the Daily Avg. Non-Brand Clicks By 506%

Reform Digital & Offroad Industries – Flare Up Results

Spicy Web & Racer Industries – From Last to Podium Finish

 

BEST LOW BUDGET CAMPAIGN

A.P. Web Solutions & Entourage – Rising with Interest Rates

A.P. Web Solutions & Urban Quest – A Quest for Traffic

AdVisible & Best of Magnetic – Turbulent tides lead to conversion success

Digital Hitmen & TaxReturn.com.au – Becoming Australia’s #1 Ranked Tax Return Company

E-Web Marketing & Russo Electrical – Prime Visibility (Location)

Earned Media & Redback Solutions – Let’s Sell Some Websites!

Light Forest & Australian Home Brewing – The Pursuit of Hoppyness

Living Online & Oceanic Pools – Making A Splash With SEO

Local Digital & Urban Jungle – Taming The Jungle, One Rank At A Time

Media Exchange & Zest Coffee Roasters – Brand Awareness, Growth & Wholesale Campaign

Megantic & Bondi Born – An SEO Strategy that grew traffic SWIMMINGLY

Megaphone – Australia’s #1 Agency for Campaigns of Any Budget

Sillyfish & Pets on Me – Pet Insurance – Making every Dollar Count

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category, the winner will be announced at the Virtual Award Ceremony taking place on January 25, 2023.

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – FMCG

Megantic & Supplement Mart – No Pain, All Gains with a Migration to Shopify

Reprise Digital & Purina Thailand – Improving the quality of pet care through SEO Success

 

BEST USE OF SEARCH – FASHION

Adcore Australia and Petal & Pup – An irresistible “matching set”!

Impressive & KOOKAÏ – Search that fits

Infidigit & Myntra – SEO with Infidigit Increased Revenue for Myntra’s Personal Care Category By 106%

InMobi & Myntra – Myntra expands its customer base with Microsoft-exclusive Audiences

Intentional & Le Rose Stories – It’s a (post-Lockdown) Love Story

Megantic & Bondi Born – An SEO Strategy that grew traffic SWIMMINGLY

Pattern & MANNING CARTELL – The Growth Edit

Primal & Gene Martino Apparel Sdn Bhd – Bringing Back Modest Wear

TheHypeSociety & Sacha Drake – Transforming an iconic Australian fashion brand into an e-commerce revenue monarch

 

BEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN

Adcore & Megantic with Direct Wholesale – Electrifying stuff!

AEK Media & Tasman Eco – How an Integrated Approach led to 174% Month-on-month Sales Growth in Their First Year Online

Clearwater Agency & Lauriston Girls – Achieving Top of the Class Performance

G Squared & Brydens Lawyers – Best Integrated Campaign

G Squared & MATE – Helping a young telco to stand out in a domineering landscape

iProspect & Accor Hotels – Reviving Winter with Accor Live Limitless

Living Online & Best Practice Software – The Prescription For A Healthy ROI

Local Digital & Pearsons Florist – The Journey to 150 Orders a Day

Pattern & The Haircare Group – Integrated Website Launch

PixelRush & Gibbs Wright Litigation – Scaling up to become the largest litigation firm in Brisbane

Primal & Pure Seed – Integrating SEO Into eCommerce

Rocket & Rezdy – Scaling Software Sales Globally with Digital

Yo Media & Tridant – SERP-risingly Good B2B Marketing

 

BEST LOCAL CAMPAIGN

A.P. Web Solutions & Urban Quest – A Quest for Traffic

AdVisible & SK Group Oz – Few coats of SEO for stellar online search results

Clearwater Agency & Wilson Parking – Making Every Spot Count

Digital Hitmen & Collins Recycling – Bringing Scrap Metal Recycling to a Wider Audience

eMarket Experts & Affordable Insulation – Driving Local Reach

eMarket Experts & CBD Dental Ballarat – Healthy Local Reach

G Squared & Eyecare Plus – A targeted approach to local search

Infidigit & Cult.fit – 367% growth in organic clicks via Google Business Profile within 4 Months

Jaywing & Only About Children – Building an all-encompassing SEO strategy to drive growth.

Magic & Early Settler – Data Driven Localisation

PMI & Parimatch – BAAZI JEET KI

StudioHawk & Hunter Talent – Runway Status SEO

Top On Seek & California&Yoga – The Success SEO Website Migration

 

MOST INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN

G Squared & Brydens Lawyers – How we took online legal bookings to levels never seen before

Megantic & Black Mango – Adding A Modern Designer Twist to SEO

Megantic & Bondi Born – An SEO Strategy that grew traffic SWIMMINGLY

Reebelo & SearchMax – From Start-up to fastest growing marketplace in refurbished tech in Australia

Rocket & Rezdy – Scaling Software Sales Globally with Digital

 

BEST PPC CAMPAIGN

Adcore Australia & Candlefox – The Road to Profitability

Adcore Australia & My House (Global Retail Brands) – Category Expansion & Spearheading Growth

Adcore Australia and Best&Less – ‘Best’ Practice ‘& Less’ Wastage

G Squared & Brydens Lawyers – Best PPC Campaign

G Squared & MATE – Helping a young telco to stand out in a domineering landscape

InMobi & Angara – Angara boosts conversion rates by 37.4X with Microsoft Advertising

Intentional & Kleenheat – Thinking About Gas

Rocket & Noggin – Smashing SaaS Acquisition Targets with Google Ads

 

BEST SEO CAMPAIGN

AEK Media & Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia – From Lawyer to Law Firm

Clearwater Agency & Wilson Parking – Making Every Spot Count

G Squared & MATE – Making internet bundles relatable, while driving real business results through search

iProspect & Accor Hotels – Next Destination? Top of SERPs

Megantic & Bondi Born – An SEO Strategy that grew traffic SWIMMINGLY

Megantic & Supplement Mart – No Pain, All Gains with a Migration to Shopify

Prosperity Media & Joust David & Goliath – Ranking amongst the Giants

Reprise Australia & Quickbooks ROW – Unlocking a new audience

Reprise Digital & Nestle Mom and Me Thailand – Understand the infant’s insight to perform SEO success

StudioHawk & MedCart – Rapid Results

StudioHawk & MHH – The Pursuit of SEO Happiness

StudioHawk & The Hairy Pill – Making the Best Of A Hairy Situation

Supple & Sure Cash Finance – Skyrocketing SEO!

 

BEST USE OF CONTENT MARKETING

Art of Smart Education – Launching a Refreshed Brand and New Website to Spearhead National Expansion

Earned Media & Redback Solutions – Let’s Sell Some Websites!

 

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN A SEARCH CAMPAIGN

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category, the winner will be announced at the Virtual Award Ceremony taking place on January 25, 2023.

 

BEST USE OF DATA

Clearwater Agency & Lauriston Girls – Achieving Top of the Class Performance

Jaywing Australia & Athena – Increasing home loan applications by 70% whilst reducing CPA by 28%

Magic & Sophos – Complex mathematical modelling to measure awareness to search to CRM

Megantic & Black Mango – Adding A Modern Designer Twist to SEO

Rocket & Rezdy – Scaling Software Sales Globally with Digital

Sillyfish & Pets on Me – The Guerrilla tactic in the Pet Insurance Industry

 

BEST SOFTWARE INNOVATION

Adthena’s Local View – Location-based search marketing for Australia

Bant.io – All-in-one lead generation and sales acceleration service

Botify Activation

Clever Ads – Smart Reporting

Local Digital & The Brain

TrueClicks – PPC Auditing & Monitoring built for Teams

 

BEST PPC MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SUITE

Adpulse – The only PPC platform that optimizes to your goals

Clever Ads

TrueClicks – PPC Auditing & Monitoring built for Teams

 

BEST SEARCH SOFTWARE TOOL

Adpulse – The only PPC platform that optimizes to your goals

Adthena’s Local View – Location-based search marketing for Australia

Swydo – Swydo Reporting & Monitoring Platform

TrafficGuard – PPC Protection

TrueClicks – PPC Auditing & Monitoring built for Teams

 

RISING STAR AWARD

Ivy Buddee, G Squared

Monique Googh, Local Digital

Alissa Ierardi, Reform Digital

Yeap Xin May, Primal

Alex McCann, Reload Media

Brodie Ranson, Reload Media

Jacques van Wyngaard, Media Exchange

 

BEST IN-HOUSE TEAM

Art of Smart Education Marketing Team

Primal

 

BEST SMALL PPC AGENCY

Adcore Australia

Digital Minds Group

Intentional

Primal

Prodima Vietnam

Xugar

 

BEST LARGE PPC AGENCY

Local Digital

Rocket Agency

 

BEST SMALL SEO AGENCY

A.P. Web Solutions

Kapwa Marketing

Primal

Prodima Vietnam

The Creative Collective

 

BEST LARGE SEO AGENCY

Proudly sponsored by Tribe Global 

Impressive

Local Digital

Megantic

Primal

Rocket Agency

StudioHawk

 

BEST SMALL INTEGRATED SEARCH AGENCY

A.P. Web Solutions

AEK Media

Clearwater Agency

Living Online

MindArc Marketing

Yo Media

 

BEST LARGE INTEGRATED SEARCH AGENCY

G Squared

Jaywing Australia

Local Digital

Reform Digital

Rocket Agency

JANUARY 25, 2023

Virtual Awards Ceremony