Out of the Square (OOTS) was honoured with not one, but two, NEWi Awards at the ceremony held in Newcastle earlier this month.
The NEWi Awards for Digital Creativity are an Australian digital awards program for entrepreneurs, regional innovators and creatives.
There was a record of 91 entries received, the highest recorded in the awards nine year history.
Out of the Square took out some of the coveted awards of the evening, winning Digital Agency of the Year and Marty Adnum, OOTS Managing Director, receiving Creative of the Year.
The Digital Agency of the Year Award recognises the region’s best marketing, digital or advertising agency, that delivered in the areas of results, design, interaction with a major focus on innovation.
Out of the Square Executive Manager, Rob Vincent, said receiving such an award is a real feat for the team.
“Receiving the Digital Agency of the Year Award for a second time is a phenomenal feat, and means so much to a team that strives to delivery for clients on a daily basis,” Rob said.
The Creative of the Year Award recognises outstanding creative professionals who possess the unique ability to inspire through leadership, innovation or design.
Marty Adnum said receiving the Creative of the Year Award was a real career highlight.
“This most definitely is a highlight of my 32-year career, I love what I do and am fortunate to work with such an incredibly talented team. This only inspires me to do more to help others and the region,” Marty said.
Event organisers Lunaticks Society President, Greg Hall, said that picking the best from such a crowd of exceptional local professionals and businesses was quite the task.
“In terms of choosing the winners, it’s been really tough because there are people doing exceptional things out there to solve problems in a different way,” Greg said.
In a region that usually showcases a lot of sporting and cultural endeavours, Greg said the ongoing digital revolution would affect everyone from the cradle to the grave and none of the innovators were waiting for permission to start implementing their ideas.
Winning these two NEWi awards comes off the back of Out of the Square also winning the Hunter Business Awards – Organisation of the Year.
IMAGE | Out of the Square team at the 2019 NEWi Awards – image courtesy of The Lunaticks Society Inc.
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