The content marketing agency has received four nominations in the prestigious 2021 The Drum Recommends Digital Awards. These awards are one of a kind in the industry, with nominations and winning only being achieved through client ratings.
Uniquely, the awards are not based on submissions from agencies. Instead, The Drum Recommends reviews ratings from its database to identify which agencies are the highest-rated in digital by clients. This year, River has been nominated in four key categories – Content Strategy & Creation, Creativity/ Innovation, Social and Digital Animation.
River has been scored 10/10 for client service, creativity and innovation, effectiveness and strategic thinking, along with receiving an 8.9 for content strategy and creation, and 8.7 for social media insights.
Sarah Speirs, Executive Director Member Engagement and Comms ICAS, left the testimonial: ‘I have been working with the River agency since December 2019. They were excellent at pitch and haven’t disappointed. They have helped our online Chartered Accountant magazine take a huge leap forward in terms of content, design, profile and engagement. They are a highly professional agency with a huge attention to detail and a delight to work with.’
Linda Stevens, Riba, said: ‘The River Group is good at listening, which meant they stood out from the competition and it was easy for us to choose them for our campaign. Success for their clients genuinely matters to them. This shines through – and the results of our campaign speak for themselves. We got to know each other really quickly and effectively, adapting to the challenges of the pandemic. It could have been such a different story. I would thoroughly recommend the River Group as an agency.’
On social media, Angela Wale at Lloyds Pharmacy said: ‘If you need a partner to kick start and get commercial results through social media these are your guys – great to work with and results from the get go!’
River’s CEO, Nicola Murphy, said: ‘We’re in business to deliver for our clients and so I am absolutely thrilled that they rate us so highly. Being nominated in these four different categories is not only testament to the diversity of people’s talent and skills at River but also how they work together as a team to achieve outstanding results.’
The winners will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony on Friday 15th October as part of The Drum’s Digital Summit.