September 23, 2016

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MEDIA RELEASE – September 2016

Winners Announced at The Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards

The Taste.ie named Company Blog of the Year

(September 15) The best blogs in Ireland were recognised at the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards on Thursday September 15 at Duffy’s Circus Dún Laoghaire, in an award ceremony that embraced the circus culture with a ringmaster, clowns and acrobats!

45 winners were honoured at the awards with Darragh Doyle and Tracey Carney acting as the hosts for the evening and David Duffy as ringmaster. Attendees at were also treated to acrobat, clown, springboard, transformer and superhero circus acts.

SoSueMe took home the awards for both Best Company Fashion Blog and the Best Company Lifestyle Blog (Both sponsored by V by Very). While TheTaste.ie was named Best Company Food Experience Blog (sponsored by Just Eat) as well as the main award of the night, the Company Blog of the Year award (sponsored by Littlewoods Ireland).

Best Beauty Blog was won by The Beautiful Truth in the personal cateory while The Make Up Fairy written by Joanne Larby took the award for Best Company Beauty Blog for the second year in a row.

Gaeilge le Glam was awarded a double wammy on the night taking home Best Personal Irish Language Blog (sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge) and the overall Personal Blog of the Year award (sponsored by Littlewoods ireland).

One Man’s Meat won the Best Personal Food & Drink Blog (Sponsored by Just Eat) while Baby Led Feeding was named Best Company Food & Drink Blog.

In the Best Travel Blog category, Ryanair was named Best Company Travel Blog for Into the Blue, while Wandering On took home the the award for Best Personal Travel Blog.

Hotly anticipated, Louise Cooney was awarded the Best Personal Fashion Blog for LouiseCooney.com. Sponsored by V By Very

Speaking after the awards, Rossa Butler, Ecommerce and Marketing Manager with Littlewoods Ireland said: “All of us here at Littlewoods Ireland are honoured to be part of such an excellent event! Being able to meet so many passionate bloggers and introduce them to our new V by Very clothing brand has allowed us to really connect with Ireland’s blogging community. We’re delighted for all the winners on the night, and we wish all entrants continued success in their blogging careers!

Commenting on the awards Tracey Carney Host and Event Director said “2016 has been a phenomenal year for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards. Not only did we see a whopping 20% increase in nominations but we had a 43% increase in entries directly from bloggers. The feedback from our judging panel was that the quality of blogs this year was outstanding. In several categories fractions of points separated the top 10 entries. With over 500 in attendance at the awards it shows that Ireland has a vibrant blogging community, but also that the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards are the awards that bloggers want to win.

Over the course of the awards some 950 nominations were received, with 1400 entries across 43 categories going forward to the judging. Four rounds of judging took place to reduce the entries to the longlist, shortlist and finalist list with each blog being looked at by at least 2 judges. A public vote was introduced to the 2015 awards and over 21,000 votes were cast.

For the complete list of winners, go to blogawardsireland.com

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MEDIA RELEASE – September 2016

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 taking place Thursday September 15th

The 2016 Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards will take place this Thursday September 15th. The venue will be Duffy’s Circus in Dún Laoghaire, and the event will be hosted by our ringmasters David Duffy and Darragh Doyle! The public vote has closed and the judging has been completed. Now the winners will be revealed from 369 finalists across 43 categories!

A total of 650 people are expected to attend the circus-themed awards this Thursday, which recognise the talents of Ireland’s diverse and enthusiastic blogging community. The judges have been impressed with the exceptional quality of this year’s entrants, particularly in the beauty, fashion and lifestyle categories. This year, blogs will also be competing for the ultimate accolade of Blog of the Year.

Littlewoods Ireland, this year’s headline sponsor, has been joined by Just Eat (food partner), Foras Na Gaeilge (Irish language partner) and Kantar Media as event partners. Speaking in advance of the awards, Rossa Butler, Ecommerce and Marketing Manager with Littlewoods Ireland said: “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards this year and we are very excited for Thursday’s event. All of the bloggers involved in this year’s awards have worked very hard to earn the success that these awards aim to recognise. Sponsoring these awards has allowed us to connect with the most influential bloggers and publishers nationwide, with whom we look forward to building a long-term relationship.”

Stay updated on blog news with the hashtag #LWIBloggies2016.

For the complete list of finalists visit www.blogawardsireland.com or contact Chris Lavery on (01) 432 2273, or [email protected]

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MEDIA RELEASE – August 2016

Shortlist Revealed for Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

The 2016 shortlist for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards has just been revealed. 539 personal blogs and 260 corporate blogs have been selected from a long-list of 1,200 to move to the next stage, the public vote!

The shortlist, from both personal and corporate blog categories, will be open to public vote from August 17 to 23. Those who have made the cut have already undergone the scrutiny of peer review and this next phase will account for 20 per cent of the award criteria. This will be followed by another round of peer judging, making the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards the most rigorous test of a blog’s consistency and performance.

A staggering amount of entries into the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards have made 2016 the most competitive year ever and demonstrates the vibrancy of blogging culture in Ireland. The judges have been impressed with the exceptional quality of this year’s entrants, particularly in the beauty, fashion and lifestyle categories. This year blogs compete for the top spot in 24 categories and for the ultimate accolade of Blog of the Year.

Littlewoods Ireland, this years headline sponsor, has been joined by Just Eat (Food Partner), Foras Na Gaeilge (Irish Language Partner) and Kantar Media as event partners. Rossa Butler, Ecommerce and Marketing Manager  of Littlewoods Ireland: “All of us here at Littlewoods Ireland would like to congratulate the shortlisted bloggers in this year’s Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards! This is our first year being involved with this fantastic event and we’ve been really impressed with the quality of blogs on show. We’re delighted to be associated with an event that recognises the best that Ireland’s thriving blogging community has to offer!

Wondering how we could top last year’s extravaganza in the Tivoli? Well this year we’ve taken it to the top – The Big Top! This year’s winners will be crowned at the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 on September 15 in Duffy’s Circus in Dun Laoghaire. Guaranteed to be a very entertaining evening, hosted by our ringmasters David Duffy and Darragh Doyle.

Stay updated on blog news with the hashtag #LWIBloggies2016.

For the complete shortlist visit www.blogawardsireland.com or contact Chris Lavery on (01) 432 2273, or [email protected]

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