Awards success for Altrincham-based Interact and Media Maze

3 Apr 2017
Awards success for Altrincham-based Interact and Media Maze
Interact's Scott Hitchins, SVP of Global Sales and Bianca Hartley, VP Marketing receiving the Judge’s Award for International Success at the GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards

Achievements of two Altrincham-based B2B businesses have been recognised at recent awards ceremonies.

Interact, global provider of enterprise intranet software, was presented with the Judge’s Award for International Success at the GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards in Newcastle on 31st March.

The company was up against some stiff competition for the award, which was judged by a panel made up of representatives from some of the tech industry’s biggest influencers. 

Although Interact has been well established in the UK market for more than 10 years, they have enjoyed exponential growth in recent years which is largely down to their success in the US. In 2016, a San Francisco office was added to their existing operations in New York, and this year they expect US revenue to overtake the UK for the first time.

Simon Dance, UK CEO said 

"We saw our global revenues triple from 2013 to 2016, and although the UK has made a significant contribution to this, it’s our growth in the US that is now giving us the biggest acceleration. By 2020 we predict global revenue to be four times that of 2016, two-thirds of which will come from the US."

Interact was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies at the ceremony, alongside some of the North of the UK’s most exciting tech enterprises. The award comes a month after Interact was named one of the UK’s top 50 pioneering late stage tech companies as part of Tech City UK’s Future Fifty program, and heralds an exciting time for the Altrincham-based company.  

Meanwhile Altrincham-based digital marketing agency Media Maze scooped the Rising Stars of 2016 award at the 2016 Google Partners "Game On" annual ceremony in London on 10th March, having been nominated in two categories.

The title was awarded for showing the highest percentage year-on-year growth of new business revenue since the start of their campaigns, as well as an increase of 300% in new business revenue from quarter one to quarter four. In addition Media Maze had generated over half a million leads and enquiries in 2016. Their PPC expert Paul Marshall was thrilled to attend the ceremony and over the moon when he discovered they’d won an award.

Managing director Justin Cottrell said 

“It’s fantastic to get recognition for our hard work from a huge company like Google. Especially in such a competitive industry. We truly believe that the marketing services we provide give real results and we know our clients are happy with what we do for them; but to have it re-affirmed by Google is a real boost."

Based above the Altrincham Conservative Club overlooking vibrant Altrincham Market, the company has only been working in the digital marketing sector for the past 18 months primarily dealing with clients within the legal, financial services and insurance sectors.

Media Maze provide digital marketing services via paid search, display, social media and content marketing that help companies engage with the online marketplace and take advantage of the opportunities within it. Their digital expertise can help businesses to achieve broad commercial objectives, communicate with new or existing customers, or help them to build their brand.

“We’re only a small team at the moment however we collectively have over 20 years experience in the digital arena and we are further looking to expand this year. We’ve built a really solid foundation and established ourselves as serious players in this field. And this award proves this. We want to kick on and help more businesses to reach their potential customers.”

Media Maze can provide targeted campaigns to help find businesses ideal customers, meaning they can improve clients’ response rates and maximise return on investment.

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Awards success for Altrincham-based Interact and Media Maze
Media Maze team receiving Rising Stars of 2016 award at Google Partners "Game On" Awards