Full-service digital marketing marketing agency finalist for Growth Strategy of the Year Award

London, 7th September 2009: The dotDigital Group plc has been named as a finalist for the 2009 National Business Awards sponsored by Orange. The London based digital marketing company is shortlisted for the Growth Strategy of the Year award having posted treble-digit growth figures over the last 3 years.

Peter Simmonds, CEO, dotDigital Group said:

“This nomination recognises our success in developing the dotDigital Group into that rare thing – a full service digital marketing agency, and a one-stop shop for any organisation’s digital marketing needs. Our focus on anticipating and meeting these needs has resulted in considerable business growth, and a solid basis for continued expansion.

In February 2009, the dotDigitalGroup PLC was admitted to trading on the PLUS Market, which marked an exciting year for the business. The Group is made up of four key business properties, covering email marketing, website and microsite development, e-commerce packages and content management systems:

• dotMailer - the email marketing company that provides over 2,000 users with high deliverability and advanced ROI-boosting features through an intuitive and easy-to-use interface;
• dotAgency - a team of digital marketing specialists offering design, website creation, search engine optimisation and strategic digital marketing consultancy
• dotCommerce - offering an affordable, flexible and scalable off-the-shelf ecommerce solution that fits like a tailored solution
• dotEditor - the content management system that empowers their clients to edit and manage their own, rich content.

Commenting on the encouraging figures and the calibre of entries, Philip Forrest, Chairman of Judges, The National Business Awards, said:

“The economic climate continues to present UK businesses with an unprecedented challenge and some sectors have suffered in its wake. It is therefore encouraging that the entries in this year’s National Business Awards have shown no drop in quality or performance. This not only reflects the resilience and optimism that are the hallmarks of UK enterprise but has served to make this one of the most competitive years so far.

Winners of the National Business Awards will be unveiled at a glittering gala award ceremony on 10th November 2009 at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. Current title holders include Sir John Rose, CEO, Rolls-Royce, who won The Orange Business Leader Award in 2008 and Paul Walsh, CEO, Diageo, who won The Daily Telegraph Decade of Excellence in Business accolade.
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About the dotDigital Group PLC

dotDigital Group was established in 1999 as Ellipsis Media Ltd, specialising in bespoke website design and development. The dotMailer email marketing platform was developed that year, originally as an email solution to meet the considerable needs of the BBC.

Over the past nine years, Ellipsis Media and dotMailer have experienced exceptional levels of growth by focusing on meeting our clients’ web and e-marketing needs and providing outstanding client service.

Over recent years it’s seen an increasing shift in the web market, moving more and more towards a marketing focus. Fortunately — and unusually — the company has all the tools and expertise necessary for the Digital Marketing Age.

dotDigital Group now employs an in-house team of over 50 highly talented web and email marketing specialists, focusing on helping customers with any aspect of web and online marketing for acquisition, retention and value driving.

About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, The National Business Awards is the UK’s most prestigious business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on success, innovation and ethical business. The National Business Awards connects the nations’ professionals through its annual awards ceremonies, year-round marketing and promotional activity and is United Business Media’s leading awards programme. For further information on The National Business Awards sponsored by Orange and the list of 2009 finalists visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk

For media information, please contact:
Danny Whatmough
Wildfire PR
Tel: +44 20 8339 4420
Email: dotmailer@wildfirepr.co.uk

The National Business Awards
Henriette Svensen, PR Manager
Telephone: 020 7234 8753/0750 091 7628
Email: henriette.svensen@ubm.com

Published on: 9:57AM on 8th September 2009