US Search Awards 2019 – The Shortlist

Take a look below who made the cut for the 2019 shortlist.

 

The 2019 Shortlist

Best Use of Search – Retail / eCommerce (SEO)

  • Blurb – Creative Blog Content SEO Campaign
  • Go Fish Digital & MySpaCover – Triple Digit Traffic Growth and Increased Organic Revenue SEO Campaign
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Back Azimuth Consulting – Store Migration
  • Merkle with Harry & David – Growing Non-Brand Traffic for Holiday 2018
  • Milestone – Schema Injection Campaign for Top-3 QSR chain
  • Milestone & Renault Eurofranceses de Mexico – How to Triple Automotive Website Traffic
  • Stella Rising & Drybar – Driving Brand Success
  • Stickyeyes & Kroger – Gifting a New Lease of Life for Kroger Gift Cards
  • TopHatRank & WineOnSale.com 
  • Wpromote & Hibbett Sports – How Do You Spell ‘Octuple’?

 

Best Use of Search – Retail / eCommerce (PPC)

  • 360i & Advance Auto Parts – Advancing Advance Auto
  • Adtaxi & National Coffee Retailer
  • Crealytics – Lands’ End Spikes New Customer Number by 33%
  • Logical Position & Cocofloss – eCommerce Campaign
  • Metric Theory & JG Edelen – Profitability PPC Tactics to Boost Business
  • TENSHI & A1 Supplements – Producing 1635% ROAS Through Bing SEM
  • The Media Image & Clarins – Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018
  • Tombras & Great Clips – Data Flow for Incremental Store Visits

 

Best Use of Search – Finance (SEO)

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & J.G. Wentworth – If You Buy Annuities and You Need Leads Now
  • 360i & U.S. Bank – Growing Wealth with SEO
  • Milestone – How to Quadruple Search Impressions for a Top-5 Bank in the US
  • ROAST & Refinitiv – Collaboration is Key
  • Silverback Strategies & First Savings Mortgage – Loan Officer Visibility Campaign
  • Victorious & Early Growth Financial Services – Banking in the Bay
  • Victorious & Tithe.ly – Heavenly Riches
  • WebMechanix & StreetShares – Patience + Persistence = Performance

 

Best Use of Search – Finance (PPC)

Sponsored by 1SEO

  • MediaCom & American Airlines / Citibank – AAdvantage Travel Cards: Family Page
  • Metric Theory & GoFundMe – Financing Peer to Peer Support Through Search
  • NMPi & Pets Best Insurance – Doing What’s Best for Pets Best Insurance
  • The Media Image & Refinitiv – Rebrand: Keep the High Calibre Consumers Coming

 

Best Use of Search – Travel / Leisure (SEO)

  • Arch RoamRight – RoamRight.com SEO Campaign
  • Milestone & The Evelyn Hotel – Triumph PPC Solutions
  • Victorious & Blueboard – Wild Rewards

 

Best Use of Search – Travel / Leisure (PPC)

  • Aimclear Proves Branding-Effect Revenue Gain; Manufacturing NEW Conversion-Fueling Brand Search
  • How Hanapin Marketing Achieved a 3,916% Increase in Branded Search Lift for Icelandair with Strategic YouTube Targeting
  • Marin Software & Kiwi.com – Arrives at 28% More Conversions with MarinOne Bidding
  • MediaCom & American Airlines – Buy, Gift, Share Miles: Making Limited Time Offers Work Harder

 

Best Local Campaign

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & Junk Rescue – The Marvelous Marketing Adventures of Junk Rescue
  • 360i & Roto-Rooter – Eliminating Media Waste
  • Adapt Partners Utilizes Utility Payment Locations for GMB Success
  • Apogee Results & The Bug Master – Content and Local SEO for the Win
  • C-4 Analytics & Planet Honda – Honda Dealer Breaks into Top-5 in National Sales
  • Nebo & Arrow Exterminators – Providing Geo-Specific Answers to Grow A Local Presence
  • How NordicClick Interactive Drove A 56% Increase In Productivity For Local Clinic
  • Pan Galactic Digital for Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez, and Leonard Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Rise Interactive & Stanley Steemer – Hyper-Local Strategy Improves ROI 5X
  • Victorious & Saussy Burbank – Searching for the Right Home

 

Best Use of Search – Third Sector

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey – CCGNJ Hits the Jackpot
  • Red Door Interactive – “And, GO!” Scaling Paid Search from Scratch to Drive Leads Quickly
  • WebMechanix & Philanthropy University – Social Impact Optimization

 

Best Use of Search – Health

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & Council – Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey CCGNJ Hits the Jackpot
  • Envisionit & Vein Clinics of America – Healthy Looks Good SEO Campaign
  • First Scribe & Park Dental – Creating Smiles for Less
  • Go Fish Digital & Bespoke Surgical – Quadruple Digit Growth
  • How NordicClick Interactive Drove A 56% Increase In Productivity For Local Clinic
  • Stella Rising & CCRM Fertility – Family Building SEO Campaign
  • Tandem Interactive & Banyan – Writing a New Recipe for Eat
  • Tombras & Atrium Health – Hyperlocal Search for Urgent Care…STAT!
  • Victorious & Blink Health – A Dose of SEO
  • Victorious & ShoulderMD – Just What the Doctor Ordered

 

Best Use of Search – FMCG

  • Carmichael Lynch & Red Baron – Getting a Bigger Slice of the Big Game Pie
  • Go Fish Digital & Leafly – Growing Traffic for the Cannabis Industry
  • Hello Products – SEO Campaign
  • Reprise Digital – Fast Moving Consumer Goods Need Fast Moving Content Ideas
  • How Reprise Digital increased Paid Search ROI by 6x for Keurig Dr Pepper
  • The Absolut Company – Global Searcher Intent Alignment

 

Best Use of Search – Real Estate & Property

  • 1SEO & KickCharge – Corner the Florida HVAC Market
  • 3Q Digital – Full-Funnel Scale and Performance for AppFolio Property Manager
  • Go Fish Digital & Homes.com – Best Cities for Each Generation Campaign
  • LOCALiQ & Pinnacle – Multi-Faceted Digital Marketing and Search Campaign to Create Lasting ROI
  • Mannix Marketing & Adirondack Mountain Land – Hunting for More Real Estate Leads

 

Best Low Budget Campaign

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & Body Armor Megastore – A Bulletproof Shopping Strategy
  • Tandem Interactive – Big Success with Low Budgets
  • TopHatRank – WineOnSale.com SEO Campaign
  • Uberall – Kale Me Crazy Gains 52% in Organic Search
  • WordStream – Surf Camp San Diego

 

Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign

  • Fractl – Finance-Based Affiliate Site Engagement
  • Go Fish Digital & Simple. Thrifty. Living – 2019 Beer Study
  • SEO-PR & Rutgers – Generate Leads with Press Release & Duplicate Content
  • VMLY&R & Bridgestone Americas – Using Search to Empower a Corporate Digital Ecosystem

 

Best Use of Social Media in a Search Campaign

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & Penn Masala – Worlds Apart, United By Music
  • Aimclear Proves Branding-Effect Revenue Gain Manufacturing NEW Conversion-Fueling Brand Search
  • Gruen Agency – Maui Jim Uses Full-Funnel Social Strategy To Drive Conversions
  • Marin Software & Kiwi.com Arrives at 28% More Conversions with MarinOne Bidding
  • MilliporeSigma – Project Fetch
  • Nebo Agency – FLOR Brand Authenticity with Integrated Search & Social Campaigns

 

Best Use of Video in a Search Campaign

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & Penn Masala – Worlds Apart, United By Music
  • Assembly Media & Fox – Ask Deadpool
  • Reprise Digital & McCormick – Spicing Up Video Content
  • SalesX with Harney & Sons Fine Tea – This is Tea Video Campaign

 

Best Integrated Campaign

Sponsored by Optmyzr

  • Aimclear – Give Us Our Restaurant Franchise BRAND BACK!  Integrated Data Exposes Partners Brand Squatting Racket
  • Gruen Agency – Maui Jim Optimizes Conversions With Paid Social, Search, and Display
  • Metric Theory & Optimizely – Social & Search Fill the Funnel Top to Bottom
  • Neo Media World & CTU – Leveraging First-Party Data & Social Insights to Bolster SEO & SEM Through CTV
  • Nina Hale & Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota – Medicare Go-To-Market Integrated Media Campaign
  • NMPi & Pets Best Insurance – Doing Whats Best for Pets Best Insurance
  • Reprise Digital on behalf of Coca-Cola North America – New Coke & Stranger Things
  • SEM International & Altura Interactive – Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
  • SEO-PR Rutgers – Increase Familiarity & Generate Leads with Integrated Campaign
  • Statwax & Concorde Career College – Integrated PPC/SEO/CRO Strategy Drives All-Time Highs in Student Acquisition

 

Best Mobile Campaign

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony.

 

Best PPC Campaign

Sponsored by SpyFu

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson – A Peachy Paid Campaign
  • Brainlabs & OpenMarket – OpenMarket Leads the Way
  • DAC & Bridgestone – Driving 27% Growth in Revenue Through Paid Search Strategies & Coordinated Marketing Efforts
  • January Digital & Davids Bridal – Revamping Search Structure to Grow PPC YoY Revenue
  • MilliporeSigma – Double Digit Growth in Bing
  • Neo Media World & CEC – Harnessing Data & Machine Learning to Drive Historic Performance
  • Rakuten Marketing Search & Black Diamond – The DSA Expansion Campaign
  • Rise Interactive & Stanley Steemer – Hyper-Local Strategy Improves ROI 5X
  • SalesX & Aeroflow Healthcare – Breast Pump Campaign
  • Tombras & Great Clips  – Cutting Edge Approach to Store Visits

 

Best SEO Campaign

Sponsored by SEMrush

  • 1SEO Digital Agency & AutoHausAZ – The Drive to Survive
  • Adapt Partners Increases Organic Traffic & Conversions Through Topically Relevant Content
  • Go Fish Digital & Joybird Collaborative – SEO Campaign
  • Investis Digital & Groupon – Futureproof Content: Things To Do SEO Strategy Campaign
  • Path Interactive & Hello Products – SEO Campaign
  • Proofpoint – Wombat Security Merger SEO Campaign
  • Stella Rising & CCRM Fertility – Family Building Campaign
  • The Absolut Company – Global Searcher Intent Alignment
  • Ticketmaster – How Ticketmaster’s Site Migration Redesigned and Reindexed 1 Million URLs
  • Tombras & Orangetheory Fitness – More Than A Gym SEO

 

Best Use of Content Marketing

  • Go Fish Digital & Joybird – Game Of Thrones: House Sorting Quiz
  • Homes.com – Heartbreak Hotel: Why Adults REALLY Move Back Home
  • Investis Digital & Groupon – Futureproof Content: Things To Do SEO Strategy Campaign
  • OnCrawl – SEO in Orbit
  • Publicis Sapient & H&R Block Build the Tax Information Center
  • Reprise Digital & McCormick – The Recipe to Succesful Content Marketing
  • SEO Digital Group & Social Buddy – Content Drives 1745% Increase in Organic Traffic
  • Tandem Interactive – Igniting Organic Growth with Trending Blog Topics
  • Time4Learning

 

Most Innovative Campaign

Sponsored by Deepcrawl

  • Aimclear – Give Us Our Restaurant Franchise BRAND BACK!  Integrated Data Exposes Partners Brand Squatting Racket
  • Assembly Media & Fox – Ask Deadpool
  • Better Collective & US-Bookies.com – Search in a Complex Legal Landscape
  • Go Fish Digital & EIG – Newsworthy Data & Maps
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Back Azimuth Consulting – Store Migration
  • PMG – A Simple System to Optimize Global Promotions Management
  • Rise Interactive & Stanley Steemer – Hyper-Local Strategy Improves ROI 5X
  • SEM International & Altura Interactive – Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
  • The Absolut Company – Global Searcher Intent Alignment
  • Tombras & Great Clips – SEM Innovation with Data Flow

 

Best Software Innovation

  • Adalysis – Your PPC Recommendation Engine
  • Back Azimuth Consulting – HREFLang Builder
  • Brainlabs – The Shopping Hero
  • crawlOPTIMIZER.com – SEO-Tool for Automated Log File Analysis
  • DeepCrawl 
  • OnCrawl – OnCrawl Rankings
  • Pacvue
  • Rise Interactive – Connex: Search Analytics & Automation by Rise Interactive
  • SEMrush – SEO Writing Assistant
  • Squared.io – Automation & Auditing for Google Ads

 

Best PPC Management Software Suite

  • Adalysis – Your PPC Recommendation Engine
  • Adlucent – Deep Search
  • Adzooma – Digital Advertising Platform
  • Kenshoo
  • Optmyzr – Comprehensive Search PPC Management Software Suite
  • Rise Interactive – Connex: Search Analytics & Automation by Rise Interactive
  • Spaceboost – The PPC automation software to democratize Automation in Paid Search Advertising
  • Squared.io – Automation & Auditing for Google Ads

 

Best SEO Software Suite

  • Botify
  • Conductor Searchlight
  • crawlOPTIMIZER.com – SEO-Tool for Automated Log File Analysis
  • OnCrawl Data³
  • SEMrush – Search Visibility Management
  • The MarketMuse Suite

 

Best Search Software Tool

  • AccuRanker – Keyword Rank Tracker
  • Botify – JavaScript Rendering
  • Brainlabs – The Shopping Hero
  • DeepCrawl
  • OnCrawl – Technical SEO Platform
  • Rise Interactive – Connex: Search Analytics & Automation
  • SEMrush SEO & SEM Solutions – One Tool for Both Worlds
  • SpyFu
  • Squared.io – Automation & Auditing for Google Ads
  • Swydo
  • Yext

 

Best In-House Team

  • Better Collective – US Organic Team
  • Comcast Corporation – Xfinity Digital Marketing Team
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise – SEO Team
  • HomeToGo GmbH – Inbound Marketing Team
  • MilliporeSigma – Digital Customer Acquisition Team
  • Sears Home Services – SEM SEO Team
  • Sprint – Digital Marketing Team
  • Synergize – Toyota 2.5 Search Team
  • Time4Learning

 

Best Small PPC Agency

  • SalesX
  • Tandem Interactive

 

Best Large PPC Agency

  • 1SEO Digital Agency
  • Adlucent
  • Brainlabs
  • Chacka Marketing
  • Logical Position
  • Metric Theory
  • Rise Interactive
  • The Media Image

 

Best Small Integrated Search Agency

  • Aimclear
  • Red Door Interactive
  • SSDM
  • The Tombras Group

 

Best Large Integrated Search Agency

  • Croud
  • Logical Position
  • Silverback Strategies
  • TopSpot Internet Marketing
  • VMLY&R
  • WebMechanix

 

Best Small SEO Agency

  • Adapt Partners
  • Hive Digital
  • Tandem Interactive
  • TopHatRank

 

Best Large SEO Agency

Sponsored by Oncrawl

  • 1SEO Digital Agency
  • Digital Resource
  • Go Fish Digital
  • HigherVisibility
  • Merkle
  • Path Interactive
  • Publicis Sapient
  • Reprise Digital
  • Stella Rising
  • Victorious

 

US Search Diversity, Inclusion & Equality Award

Sponsored by Microsoft

  • 3Q Digital
  • Reprise Digital
  • Sara Resnick

 

Young Search Professional of the Year

Sponsored by Reprise

  • Rachel Bills, Lead PPC Digital Strategist – Intuitive Digital
  • Brennen Bliss, Founder CEO and SEO Lead – PixelCutLabs
  • Oliver Brantley, Paid Media Specialist – Nebo Agency
  • Nick Burdsall, SEO Specialist – 1SEO Digital Agency
  • Emily Christon, Senior SEO Analyst – Ovative Group
  • Regan Hamilton, Senior Account Associate, Paid Advertising – WordStream
  • Tyler Hendershot, Digital Marketing Strategist – Webspec Design
  • Erika Tapie, SEO Associate – Apogee Results
  • Joseph Woll, Associate Strategist – Path Interactive

 

US Search Personality of the Year

The winner of this award will be announced at the award ceremony.

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