Celebrating Awards Night with a Lockdown Lock-in
The excitement of an awards night builds from the moment your agency is nominated. Plans to attend an evening full of glitz, glamour, great food, and goody bags start to unfold alongside the thrill of celebrating with your team after all the hard work.
With lockdown preventing the UK Search awards taking place in person this year, we made the most of the evening by hosting a virtual party.
Never ones to see a good celebration go to waste, especially when a Christmas-do get together was looking slim, we went all out – instead of out, out.
Planning a Virtual Event
As an office we hang out on Google Meet day-to-day which made the venue an easy choice. Deciding how to shape the night was a little less easy. With so many delicious suppliers to choose from and having spent months exhausting the ‘socially-distant social’ we wanted to bring it to life with a bit of theatre. Toying with the ideas of virtual cocktail making, murder mystery, or even an escape room, we settled on something a little more homely and closer to our stomachs – a team cook-along.
Working with Small Businesses
Our Mindful Chef healthy eating recipe boxes were delivered straight to our doors. A business idea born out of Devon and now feeding the nation, we delighted in pretending to pass the menu around to pick our selections pre-event. A few of the mouth watering recipes chosen were: Venison…, Courgetti…, Meatballs…, and Chickpea burgers… Our tables extended through the screens as we followed the recipes and sat down to dine together. Thankfully there were no cooking disasters and everyone’s food looked delish!
Washing this down with Devon Cove Vodka made from the potatoes grown on their farm, you couldn’t get closer to the produce.They hooked us in with their Espresso Martini; perfect for a pre-award mingle. Not so perfect for early nights as they tasted divine and a second glass could not be resisted.
Wildlife Botanicals or #bubbleswithbenefits to be more specific added an air of sophistication to the night and the perfect accompaniment to a celebration. Ultra-low in alcohol yet ultra-high in goodness we felt quite smug to be adding a bit of goodness to our elixir.
Keeping it Local
As a small and mighty Agency specialising in all pay-per-click advertising, it is very important to us to support small businesses. Without the support of our fantastic clients we would not have grown and become the award winners we are today. Sorry, did we forget to mention our prestigious award? Ah yes, the reason for this night!
One of the highly recognised industry awards are the annual UK Search Awards. Nominated a few years ago we felt a little overwhelmed when we sat in a room of well known brands competing to win. This year quietly confident we presented our results for selling holidays in a Pandemic with Aria Resorts and…. [drum roll] Won Best Use of Search! Well done Launch Online.