Award winning cloud company iomart Group PLC (AIM:IOM) enables businesses and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, iomart partners with leading vendors such as VMware, Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, Asigra, Arbor and Dell to offer customers a centrally managed, controlled and completely agnostic set of hybrid, private and public cloud platforms. By owning a global network and datacentre infrastructure, iomart can support any customer who wishes to move seamlessly between any and all of these platforms with a consultative level of knowledge and expertise, delivering cloud services to meet exact business needs.
“With an estimated 72 per cent of the world’s internet users now active on social, it really is transforming the way that we communicate and connect with each other. Organisations that are serious about building communities on social media are in essence creating their own dynamic content publishing platforms capable of reaching a potential audience of over a billion people daily.
"Used properly social presents a major opportunity to reach new markets, share knowledge, interact and receive feedback in real time with an audience that should be developing deeper, personal relationships with a brand. This phenomenon hasn’t happened overnight, its evolved. It isn’t simply a case of throw up ‘a Twitter account, sit back and wait for followers’, successful exponents have worked hard on delivering a strategy to ensure that they put the ‘social in social media’.
"You only have to view the various categories at this year’s Social Buzz Awards from Best Use of Insight/Monitoring to Largest ROI from a social media campaign or strategy to realise that there is more to social than wishing everyone ‘a good morning’ at eight a.m.”
- Phil Worms, chief marketing officer for iomart.
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These awards rightly recognise marketing excellence from both client companies and agencies and are a fantastic measure of the talent that exists across UK marketing.
RAR can help brands achieve effective marketing by matching the best marketing services agencies for client needs. Our knowledge of the agency market is based on comprehensive research, which measures agency performance, levels of customer advocacy and business efficiency. In the last year, successful brands like Harley Davidson, Specsavers, Parker Pens & Scottish Friendly all benefited from our in-depth market knowledge and worked with recommended agencies.
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