LookWest.ie Shortlisted for Eircom Spiders Awards

eircom-spiders-award-emailWe’re delighted to announce that LookWest.ie has been shortlisted for this year’s Eircom Spiders Awards. The Awards, now in their 16th year, are Ireland’s premier online awards which honour Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrating the successes of the Irish internet and digital media.

Although the eircom Spiders have a strong business slant, the awards also recognise the importance of promoting internet usage within the community and award an accolade for “Best Community or Charity Website”. There are two “People’s Choice” awards which look to the online community for their nominations and voted – “Big Mouth” searches for the most influential voice online in Ireland and “Online Community” which LookWest.ie has been shortlisted for, looks for the favourite online community website which maintains their peer’s interest and opens up new communication avenues.

LookWest.ie, first launched in 2004, promotes the West as an attractive and economically-advantageous location for enterprise and is the definitive guide to living, working and doing business in Ireland’s Western Region.  In recent years, social media engagement has become a key part of online activities and LookWest.ie now engages daily with thousands of people across all social media channels to promote the benefits of the Western Region.

The LookWest.ie social media drive has featured two high profile photography competitions including this year’s ‘MySummer’ photo campaign which is currently soliciting photos of best summer moments in the Western Region. Last winter, LookWest.ie launched the ‘7 Wonders of the West’ campaign to create a publicly voted list of the Region’s favourite places, events and things to do.

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“Our social media activities have really helped to bring the website to life and the level of ongoing audience engagement is extremely encouraging,” said Paul Keyes WDC Head of Corporate Services.   “Other aspects of the website include a skills register (http://www.lookwest.ie/skills-register) where people can register their skills and experience to help create a profile of the talent, qualifications and expertise of people living in the West or considering a move here.  We believe that having access to this profile can contribute to attracting jobs and business to the Region – something we have all been very focused on in recent times.

“We hope that people from the West will support LookWest.ie’s promotion of the region by voting for us in the final stage of this year’s judging.  It would be a great achievement to bring this prestigious award back to the West again,” Mr Keyes concluded.

To vote for LookWest.ie to win in the category of ‘Community’ in the 2011 Eircom Spiders Awards, simply ‘Like’ the Eircom Spiders Facebook page (here), then choose the ‘Community’ category and vote for LookWest.ie. To cast your vote, click here.

For those of you, who do not have access to Facebook, please send your votes to info@eircomspiders.ie with the subject line of Community 2011.

The Eircom Spider Awards are managed by Business & Finance Media Group, publisher of Business & Finance magazine and owner of businessandfinancetoday.com. Eircom have been the title sponsors of the eircom Spider Awards since 2004 and are delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Awards entering their 15th year. The eircom Spider Awards have become the most prestigious internet awards in Ireland and are widely recognised, having become a benchmark of excellence and a must-attend night for the industry.