Digital Kitbag outshines competition at the Google’s Premier SME Partner Awards

the Digital Kitbag team receive their award. From left; Ed Unger (Google), Alex Erhardt, Craig King, Chris Brake, Scott Young, Ed Ackerman (Google) and Karen Davies
the Digital Kitbag team receive their award. From left; Ed Unger (Google), Alex Erhardt, Craig King, Chris Brake, Scott Young, Ed Ackerman (Google) and Karen Davies

Digital Kitbag, the Johnston Press-owned digital marketing service for small and medium-sized businesses, has been presented with a major award at Google’s Premier SME Partner Awards 2014.

At the prestigious event in Dublin, Digital Kitbag won the award for Largest Increase in Active Advertiser Base (Emerging Partner).

Awarded to the company with the biggest growth in advertiser numbers, Digital Kitbag outperformed competition from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, underpinning the important role that the digital marketing service and its parent company Johnston Press play in supporting local small businesses.

The Awards were open to all participants in the Google AdWords Premier SME Partner Program (PSP) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The program connects Google’s trusted and experienced AdWords partners with small-and medium-sized businesses that want expert help in creating, managing and optimizing their online advertising campaigns.

Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press, said: “It really is a fantastic achievement and I could not be more proud of the Digital Kitbag team. This proves what a fantastic product Digital Kitbag is, and the importance of its service to SMEs. It is also a testament to the amazing hard work that Digital Kitbag’s MD Chris Brake and the Digital Kitbag team put in to understanding SMEs across the country and their individual marketing needs every day.”