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Mammoth Scoops Two Awards for ‘Sport Changes Life’ including the ‘Grand Prix’ Award at 2013 eircom Spider Awards

November 29th, 2013

Belfast creative agency, Mammoth, have mounted a stunning win this week at the 2013 eircom Spider Awards, where they have won two awards, including the Grand Prix award for their client website project www.SportChangesLife.com.

The eircom Spider Awards are the longest standing and most prestigious digital awards in Ireland, rewarding businesses and community organisations throughout Ireland for digital excellence. The Grand Prix award is the highest accolade at the event, rewarding outstanding levels of achievement in the areas of technology, innovation, functionality & interactivity, coupled with a world – class user experience.

Sport Changes Life is a Belfast based foundation which aims to raise the aspirations of young people through sporting excellence, vocational and academic achievement and personal development. Its online presence plays a crucial part in its work, and Mammoth worked closely with the Sport Changes Life team to create a rich, engaging and highly interactive online experience. As well as being extremely rich in content, it is fully responsive and accessible to all audiences, across desktop and mobile devices.

The site has been designed and developed to pull in a wide range of social media content, including a wide range of video and at its centre, has daily populated “Victory Scholar” blogs to maximise the content connection with its audiences and help promote the recruitment of future scholars.  Andrew McCrea, Digital Director, Mammoth said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have picked up these two awards for our client Sport Changes Life and in the process, beating off fierce competition from the some of the best companies and digital agencies across the island of Ireland.

Chairman of the judging panel and Marketing Director, eircom Business, Gary Disley commented, “Each year the quality of entries to the eircom Spider Awards gets better and the calibre of the 2013 entries really was exceptional. Things move so quickly in the digital space and it is really encouraging to see so many Irish companies keeping pace with international developments. In particular, we’ve seen real progress in the number of SMEs demonstrating new and innovative ways of reaching their customer base online.

Gary added, “Special praise must go to Grand Prix winner ‘Sport Changes Life’. The judging panel was impressed by both the organisation and its online presence. ‘Sport Changes Life’ genuinely makes a difference to society. The contemporary website won praise from the judges for its brilliant use of imagery and typography. The team behind ‘Sport Changes Life’ has also embraced social media in a very successful manner which many organisations try to do but fail to master. The website focuses on the user experience and follows best practice in terms of responsive design and development. Of all the entrants and winners, ‘Sport Changes Life’ excelled the most in the criteria that the judges were looking for when awarding the Grand Prix.”

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