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November 2016

Best Societal Sponsorship

Limerick Greyhound Stadium's Con and Annie Kirby Memorial is a finalist in the Best Societal Sponsorship category in the Irish Sponsorship Awards

July 2016

Finalist at the Event Industry Awards in the Following two categories
Best Event Caterer
Best Sporting Event
December 2015

Ireland eGovernment Awards

Marketing Award Shortlist

Fáilte Ireland – Wild Atlantic Way
Irish Greyhound Board with Engage – Summer Campaign
NUI Galway – NUI Galway website redesign
Road Safety Authority – Driver Reviver
Safefood – Babies Know the Facts about Folic

November 2015

Award success for Irish Greyhound Board Marketing Team at the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2015  

CIM Awards

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) with digital agency, Engage, scooped a coveted CIM Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards in Belfast on Thursday November 12th 2015. The award recognised the success of the Irish Greyhound Board’s 2015 Digital Marketing Summer Campaign.

The IGB beat off stiff competition in the Hotels, Leisure, Events, Travel and Tourism Category, which also shortlisted the work of Derry and Strabane District Council, Lough Neagh Partnership and ASG / Belfast Bikes. Orla Strumble, Head of Marketing, and Colin Walsh, Director of Commercial Operations, collected the award on behalf of the IGB.

The IGB’s Summer Campaign targeted people looking to enjoy long summer nights and families looking for activities to entertain children; and focused on two key messages ‘Summer Nights at the Dogs are full of fun’ and ‘Bring the Pups to the Dogs’. Working with Engage, the summer campaign ran from the end of May through to 31st August, across website, paid search and banner advertising, social media optimisation, Facebook advertising, email marketing and partner promotions.

The campaign delivered impressive results figures, including:
• 232% increase in website traffic in June, July & August 2015
• Online bookings increase of 95% vs. summer of 2014
• Delivered a 56% increase in revenue vs. summer of 2014
• August 2015 booking figures the largest since 2012

Sports Industry Awards

Sports Industry Award

Jumping in the City Wins Top Accolade at Sports Industry Award 

Curraheen Park, Shelbourne Park and Limerick Greyhound Stadiums were part of the winning team who were awarded the top gong in the Best Innovation in Sport category at the inaugural Sports Industry Awards on November 5th. 

The 'Jumping in the City' series saw top level National show jumping taking place in greyhound stadia in three of Ireland major cities during the summer of 2015 with the emphasis of the series on creating an evening of entertainment designed to attract a new audience for Show Jumping and Equestrian Sport. 

The Sport Industry Awards are intended to recognise and reward excellence in the business of sport whilst highlighting the contribution of sport to Ireland Inc. 

An experienced and knowledgeable judging panel drawn from the sport and business communities had the unenviable task of determining the winners which were announced last night at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin and the event was MC’d by Matt Cooper of The Last Word on Today FM 

Award categories on the night included
1. Established Sport Business 2. Emerging Sports Business 3. Best Mass Participation Event 4. Best International Sports Event 5. Best Activation of a Sport Sponsorship 6. Best Sports Facility 7. Excellence in Media Coverage 8. Best Use of a Social Media Platform 9. Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative in Sport 10. Best Sports Club 11. Best Innovation in Sport 12. Best Global Sports Campaign 

2014 & 2015 Award Nominations

Another Shortlist! Finalists for the Mobile Marketing Awards!    

eGovernment Awards! Barking Buzz made the shortlist for two Ireland eGovernment Award!

Sponsorship Awards – the IGB were nominated for 3 awards as follows

Best Sport Sponsorship: Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium & Boylesports for the Irish Greyhound Derby.
Best Grass Roots Sponsorship: The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium & The Rose of Tralee Festival for the Sunday Race Day with the Roses.
Best Grass Roots Sponsorship: Limerick Greyhound Stadium & The Con & Annie Kirby Puppy Stake

Appy Awards 

Best Sports, Health & Fitness App

Paddy Power iPad App
Irish Greyhound Board – ‘Barking Buzz/Talking Dog’ Real Time Betting App
IRB Laws of Rugby

Best Gaming App

Primal Flame
The Pryz Manor
Irish Greyhound Board – ‘Barking Buzz/Talking Dog’ Real Time Betting App

The Dani Awards

Barking Buzz was a runner up in the Dani Awards in the Mobile Award Section in 2014.