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Adzooma Win Microsoft’s Global Rising Star of The Year!

April 21, 2021
written by Adzooma

Adzooma has won Microsoft's Global Rising Star of The Year for our innovative work throughout 2020 & helping businesses to thrive over the past 12 months

It’s an incredible honour to win such an award. The Microsoft Global Partner Awards are Microsoft’s most prestigious customer event and this award is testament to our team’s hard work as well as our users’ openness, time and collaboration. 

We thank you for making Adzooma the platform it is today.

What we had to say

The Microsoft Global Awards “aim to recognise and reward outstanding, creative, and passionate work by search advertising individuals, teams, agencies, channel and technology partners working with Microsoft Advertising.”

After winning the Rising Star of the Year award at the Europe, the Middle East and Africa Microsoft Awards in February against the likes of the fantastic Happy Idiots and Mabo Media, we were put forward to the global award ceremony alongside the winners from the Americas and Asia Pacific.

This saw us line up alongside more of Microsoft’s amazing strategic partners in what must have been a really difficult decision for the judges. We’re massive fans of the work they do, so to win this award while up against great businesses like those makes this achievement even sweeter.

Speaking on the triumph, here’s what some of our staff had to say:

“Over the last year there have been so many different businesses popping up online so the timing of this burgeoning relationship with Microsoft couldn’t have been better for us in helping to serve these businesses in such a meaningful way at such a time of need.”

Puneet Vaghela, Head of Innovation

“One of the key areas today is that digital marketing and online advertising is more important than ever, especially in the current situation. We’ve experienced a global pandemic and it’s become more important for businesses to move online. For a lot of people that’s complicated and challenging as they’re not digital marketers but to succeed their business needs to be online. At Adzooma we make it easier for businesses by working with global partners like Microsoft.”

Robert Wass, Director & Co-Founder

“We’ve got a very good team structure and everyone is very supportive at the company. When we’ve worked with Microsoft they’ve been the same, indeed, it’s almost like they’re an extension of our company in many ways. It’s been a great experience to work alongside them.“

Jaye Bonser, Social Media Executive

“I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with Microsoft over the past 18 months and it’s been a real pleasure. We’re both very similar in the way we approach things and I think that’s probably one of the reasons why we won this award today. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Thomas Hampson, CTO & Founder

“Microsoft has always been at the forefront of putting customers and clients first and helping people to grow their business. Together with Adzooma, it’s a very similar strategy and I think there is a strong alignment. If anything it re-enforces the decision making process for customers to come and work with Adzooma and Microsoft.”

Warren Jacobs, Director & Partner

“We take these global awards really seriously. Microsoft are obviously a fantastic partner and company to be working with and we really aim as a company to succeed and win for our customers.” 

Dave Sharpe, CEO & Founder

What’s next

It’s great to be recognised by such an esteemed company like Microsoft for what we do. But it’s what comes next that really matters. 

Over the past year since going free, thousands of businesses have transformed their paid advertising campaigns through Adzooma and taken their Microsoft, Google and Facebook ads to new heights.

We’ve seen the freelancer Phillip Bacon increase conversions by 200% for an 1100% ROAS through the platform. We’ve helped Joshua Medina the CEO of an ecommerce business get set up on Microsoft and save a day a week managing his ads. We’ve streamlined agency owner Phil Byrne’s business workflow. And so much more.

Going forward, that commitment won’t change. At Adzooma we are focused on creating a product that will continue to support businesses and the digital marketing community through the toughest of times, and hopefully soon enough, the good times too.

Working alongside you our users is how we’ll make this happen. Your loyalty and support has been crucial in helping us become the platform we are today and without you none of this would be possible. 

It’s your feedback and openness to collaboration that makes Adzooma. You help to guide us on in our journey. You help shape our roadmap. 

And in 2021, we only want to bring that relationship closer together. 

Because together we thrive.

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