Sorry to brag, we're an award winning digital agency

Shortlisted: Digital Impact Awards 2014

We have been shortlisted in the Digital Impact Awards for our work with a number of our clients. Express Bi-folding Doors for best use of digital in the property sector, WYG for best use of digital in the professional sector and Bathstore for best use of digital in the retail sector.

Shortlisted: Dadi Awards 2014
Professional Services Website, App or Campaign

We have been shortlisted for the 2014 Dadi Awards in the category of best 'Professional Services Website, App or Campaign'. The nomination is for our work with the multi-discipline consultant WYG. Traffic is up 39% since we launched a fully responsive redesign of their website in spring.

Shortlisted: The BIMA Awards 2014
Retail Sector: Bathstore

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the 2014 BIMA Awards for our work with the UK's leading bathroom retailer BathstoreFollowing its launch in late November 2013, the website has seen conversion rates improve dramatically - even on the day of launch the site took more sales and had increased page views and engagement than the same day the previous week. So, the countdown to the 2014 Awards party on September 18ᵗʰ has begun!

Winner: Ackrill Business Awards 2014
Best Medium-Sized Business

We are delighted to announce that we took home the gong for 'Best Medium-Sized Business at the Ackrill Media Group 2014 Business Awards in May. The awards are a way to recognise and reward business success in the North Yorkshire region. 

Top Performing Online Retailer: Q1

In November, we launched a new website for the UK's largest bathroom specialist, Bathstore. According to the latest results from the quarterly testing of the Retail 500, Bathstore have achieved such a dramatically improved performance from their website in Q1 2014 that it is now one of the UK's best performing websites, climbing 309 places to make the top five.

Nominated: Prolific North Awards 2014

We were shortlisted for the 2014 Prolific North Awards for our work launching a new website for the UK's leading bathroom retailer, Bathstore

Digital Impact Awards 2013 - winner 'Best Use of Digital in the Professional Services Sector'

We were honoured to win an award for the 'Best Use of Digital in the Professional Services Sector' at the recent Digital Impact Awards. The award was in recognition of our work with Eddisons Chartered Surveyors. Entries were scrutinised by a panel of 30 judges whose insights allowed only the most successful projects to take home awards, setting a true standard for excellence.

Ackrills Media Group 2013 - winner Best Employer

We’re absolutely thrilled to win the Best Employer in the fiercely contested Ackrill Media Group Awards. We have fantastic talent in the agency and work really hard to make sure they’re all happy! The judges commented on our innovative ideas such as our digital breakfasts, reward schemes, knowledge sharing and that we’re genuinely interested in everybody’s views on how we take the agency forwards - and of course, deliver the best possible results for our clients. 

Shortlisted: The Big Chip Awards 2014

We were shortlisted for the 2014 Big Chip Awards in the 'Best Use of Search' category. The nomination is for our campaign with gaming-giant Gioteck, where our work has seen huge growth in organic traffic.

Shortlisted: Marketing on Mobile Awards 2014

We were delighted to have been nominated three times or the 2014 Marketing on Mobile Awards. We gained two nominations for our work with the leading bathroom retailer Bathstore, once for ' Best Retail Mobile Strategy Campaign' and once for 'Best User Experience/Usability'. We were also nominated in the 'Consumer Goods Mobile Campaign' for our work with Marks & Spencer

Digital Census 2013 - 5th in our weight class

We've been ranked 5th in our weight class for Digital Staff in The Drum's 2013 Digital Census. The census provides a comprehensive review of the digital marketing landscape in the UK and comprises three main polls – financial, client and peer.

Marketing on Mobile Awards (MOMA) 2013 - finalist

We were delighted to be finalists at the inaugural Marketing on Mobile Awards (MOMA) for our work creating a mobile website for Bradford TheatresIn the space of a year, Bradford Theatres saw the number of monthly website visitors from smartphones and tablets increase over 200 per cent. We were in esteemed company with the other two finalists being Expedia and Barclays.

DADI Awards 2013 - finalist

We recently made the shortlist for 'Best Use of Technological Innovation' for our work on Anibase. The Dadis (The Drum awards for the digital industries) recognise digital excellence and reward effective digital strategies and campaigns.

Effective Mobile Marketing Awards 2013 - finalist

We were recently shortlisted for 'Most Effective Location-based Service/Campaign' for our work with Eddisons Chartered Surveyors and 'Most Effective mCommerce Solution' for our work on Hi-Tec. The EMMAs recognise excellence and effectiveness in mobile marketing, advertising and messaging.

Insider Digital Awards 2013 – highly commended Best Consumer Website and Best Digital Agency

OK, we made the shortlist and although disappointed not to win we were the only highly commended agency in the Best Business to Consumer Website. The winner was Welcome to Yorkshire which is fair enough - they have lured the Tour de France to Yorkshire next year so well deserved. We’re pretty chuffed to come a close second to them.

UK Search Awards 2013 - finalist

We made the shortlist in the 2013 UK Search Awards 'Best Use of Search - Gaming' category. We were nominated for our work with gaming-giant Gioteck - a campaign that has really benefitted from having more than a few passionate gamers at 9xb!

Insider Magazine 2012 – winner of Best Digital Marketing Campaign.

Our latest award from April 2012 at the Insider Magazines Digital & Technology Awards. Featuring some of the North of England’s biggest agencies and brands, we were in good company with other winners including First Direct, NHS, Halfords,, and Belling. The award was made for our work on the ‘Field Testers’ social media campaign for Magnum Boots, the specialist boot brand which is part of the Hi-Tec group. The output of the campaign was hundreds of video reviews of the client's products, posted from around the world by real life users. As a global leader in this sector, this provided both vital consumer insight along with genuine and unbiased testimonials which can be used to for future promotional campaigns.

Digital Impact Awards 2012 – Silver medal for Best Use of Digital in the Utilities Sector

More great news. We've just put the phone down from the guys at the Digital Impact Awards who called to say that our work for Total Gas & Power has been awarded a silver medal at their glittering central London awards ceremony. The Digital Impact Awards are Europe's leading celebration of excellence in digital stakeholder communications.

Drum Magazine - Wwwonder women - 30 women in digital under 30

Congratulations to 9xb's Online Marketing Manager Carly, who has been selected as one of the UK's "top 30 women in digital under 30" by Drum Magazine.

Best Business Awards 2012 – winner of Best Employer in Marketing and PR.

We've done it again, another award! We're delighted to have won the "Best Employer in Marketing and PR" at the Best Business Award. Andrew Areoff, Chairman of the Judges, commented: “Digital agency has done just about everything it can to help its employees develop and excel.  It provides excellent training and it encourages staff to share their ideas and experiences so that everyone learns from everyone else. provides the proof that being a good employer is linked to performance.  It has seen turnover rise by 15% year on year since 2007 and it expects another 25% increase for the current year.  And it’s to its credit that it encourages staff to support the local community by getting involved in charity events and running marathons.” 

DADI Awards 2012 – Finalist ‘Use of Organic Search’ 

Always great to be recognised at the DADI’s – one of the UK’s most prestigious digital award ceremonies. Our work managing the natural search campaign for the Yorkshire Linen Company was shortlisted from a huge number of applications and we were delighted to make the final. This campaign showed how clever thinking and a well thought out strategy can see an independent brand take on the national/international brands and complete like for like.

B2B Marketing Awards 2012 - Finalist ‘Best Website’

Our work for Cityvisitor has been recognised as we made the shortlist at the B2B Marketing Awards. 9xb worked with Cityvisitor to reinvigorate their digital strategy to help maintain Cityvisitor’s market leading position. This included a new brand identity, redesigned user interface, re-engineered database, and brand new feature rich website. Read our case study for more info>

MIAwards 2012 – finalist for Digital Agency of the Year.

Part of the largest agency marketing publishing group in the UK the MiAwards brings together some of the digital industry's best minds to decide which companies have shown true excellence in their field and brings outstanding results to their clients. With a fantastic year of results for their clients and continued growth in digital marketing, 9xb have been shortlisted for the prestigious, 'Digital Agency of the year'. Building on their 11 year pedigree of 'digital success' 9xb have developed their full service digital agency in 2011 with specialisms in SEO, PPC, Social Media and Website Design, Coding and Management.

UK Search Awards 2012 - Finalists (4 categories)

We're starting to think that one page isn't going to be enough for this years awards. We're finalists in the UK Search Awards 2012, and this time with four different campaigns! We have two campaigns in the "Best use of Search - Retail" category and two more in "Best Local Campaign." 

Guardian Newspaper - Shortlisted Small Business Network

We've a nice little section on the Guardian website following our shortlisting in the Best Practice Exchange; a wealth of useful, informative examples of best practice in business which showcases the innovation of the UK’s small and medium enterprise community. Selected from hundreds of entries we're delighted to have been singled out.


From the Awards Archive.

DADI Awards 2011 - finalist for 'Digital Agency of the Year', 'Best Consumer Website', 'Best Educational Website', 'Best Not-For-Profit/Charity Website'.

Recognised as one of the digital industry's most sort after accolades the 'DADI' awards brings together the cream of the UK's digital talent. Celebrating excellence in consultancy, strategy, creative and marketing implementation 9xb are delighted to be shortlisted for three competitive categories including Hi-Tec for best consumer website, iTutorMaths for best educational website and The Round Table for best Not-For-Profit/Charity website. With continuous investment in our design and development offer and a team of 36+ specialists we're delighted to be recognised for these accolades. Beyond the accreditations for website design and development 9xb have been shortlisted for 'Digital Agency of the year' highlighting our excellence in all aspects of digital including SEO, PPC and Social Media. As a full service digital agency that's been delivering digital success for over 11 years, we're delighted to be recognised for this award.

Yorkshire Digital Awards - winner of 'Best Newcomer'

Back in 2007 we won two awards! Our first win was for Best Newcomer for the Yorkshire Digital Awards.

York Press Awards - winner of 'Best Small Business'

9xb is no longer eligible for the small business category, we're aiming for the bigger ones next time around, so watch this space.

Insider Magazine - awarded '42 Under 42'

Our very own Rob Burns was selected as one of the elite young entrepreneurs for the Insider Magazine's 42 Under 42 accolade

Yorkshire Post - finalist for 'Excellence In Business Awards'

Finalists for the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business: 'Young Business of the Year' award.

Ackrils Media - finalist for 'Best Business To Business Website'

Ackrill Media Group's Best Business to Business Website award.

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