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Digital Surfer’s Hat-trick Victory at the 2024 APAC Search Awards

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Published Date 26.02.2024

If you were in the room at the 2024 APAC Search Awards then you were sure to of heard Digital Surfer’s name. As a first time applicant of the APAC Search Awards Digital Surfer came away as one of the most awarded agencies on the night winning not one, not two, but three awards.

Digital Surfer’s success came in the form of two campaign awards with their work taking out the Best SEO & Best Local SEO campaigns along with the Best Small Integrated Agency award.

Peter Curran & Ryan Chilton had the pleasure of travelling to represent Digital Surfer at the live awards event hosted in Melbourne. The pair went into the night with high hopes, but not knowing how they would do with a total of six shortlisted categories.

The APAC Search Awards Event:

Peter & Ryan were ecstatic when they heard Digital Surfer announced as the winner of the Best Local Campaign (SEO) for their work with Plus One Vet, a veterinary clinic that opened it’s doors in April 2022 and has since grown to two clinic locations all through Digital Surfer’s implementation of a comprehensive local SEO & Paid Ads strategy which included targeted location pages aimed at ranking in areas with a high asian population to meet the clinics unique selling proposition. After winning this first award Ryan & Peter couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces. 

After a few dance breaks & endless fun, it was time for arguably the biggest award of the night… The Best SEO Campaign. 

This category hosted some of the best agencies in the SEO space, with huge clients who’s budgets would upstage Digital Surfer’s ten fold. While on a high from their first award the Digital Surfer team was not expecting a win in this category. But the excitement continued when Digital Surfer was called out as the WINNER of the Best SEO Campaign award for their collaboration with Main Lawyers, a small law firm that wanted to compete with bigger players in the market. Digital Surfer devised an SEO campaign that focused on improving the site’s user experience, creating engaging and authoritative blog content, and location specific service pages. A win in this category is a huge moment for the whole Digital Surfer team.

With two awards already under their belts, Peter and Ryan were feeling over the moon. However, with dessert already being served, The real icing on the cake came when Digital Surfer was crowned the Best Small Integrated Agency of the year, beating out some of the most established and reputable agencies in the region.

This award recognised Digital Surfer’s commitment to helping Level Up businesses through performance-driven digital strategies that provide real business growth. While only Peter & Ryan were in attendance this award is a reflection of the whole Digital Surfer team and the endless support & partnership they provide all their clients.

Digital Surfer’s Finalists Categories:

  • Best Local Campaign (SEO) – WINNER
  • Best SEO Campaign – WINNER
  • Best Small Integrated Agency – WINNER
  • Best Integrated Campaign – Finalist
  • Best Use of Content Marketing – Finalist
  • Rising Star Award for team member Ryan Chilton – Finalist

The Experience:

Peter and Ryan came away from the APAC Search awards with numerous of stories, and an experience they’ll never forget. While Digital Surfer was named winners in three out of their six finalist categories the team is looking to do better next year. The whole Digital Surfer team have vowed to be back bigger and better in 2025.

“The overall experience was amazing! Obviously it was great to be regonised for three awards, with two of which being campaigns that I have worked on personally. However the whole the night was about more than just the awards. It created an amazing opportunity to meet new people within the industry and create further relationships with those who we’ve met before…” Ryan Chilton

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Article By: Ryan Chilton, SEO & Digital Marketing Specialist @ Digital Surfer

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