SiteVisibility are proud to announce that our Strategy Director, Kelvin Newman came home with the highly coveted prize of ‘Search Personality of The Year’ at the 2013 UK Search Awards.
This was the third year for the UK Search Awards, hosted in London’s Emirates Stadium, launched by Don’t Panic, in association with Manual Link Building and SEMPO. The awards night brings together some of the most influential and respected figures in the UK digital marketing sector, and it’s such a great platform to showcase the industry’s top talents and achievements as well as recognising their contributions to digital marketing.
With the industry full of such great talent and digital minds we’re exceptionally proud to have such an influential figure within the industry working in our ranks, sharing his key insights.
Fresh from picking up his trophy we got Kelvin’s thoughts and feedback on the nights events:
What’s your favourite thing about the UK Search Awards? Were there any winners this year which really stood out and grabbed your attention?
“I was really chuffed to see Marcus Taylor pick up Young Search Professional award, it’s scary how accomplished he is for someone so young, and it’s certainly nice to see Brighton agencies like Propellernet do so well too!”
How important and influential are the UK Search Awards for companies and digital marketers?
“I think any industry should take some time out to celebrate the great work they create.”
How does it feel to have now won both Young Search Personality and Search personality of The Year?
“The young one wasn’t really a proper award thing, more a few people mucking about with a online vote, being in Econsultancy’s top five most influential people in digital was really pleasing, though not sure if I deserved to beat Sir Martin Sorrell in that vote though!”
What would be your number one tip for any aspiring marketer looking to make a name for themselves in the industry?
“Find one small aspect of marketing that you love and really specialise, become the world’s leading expert in that thing, Build your reputation around that expertise.”