Toughness pays dividends for Sookio, Cambridge’s digital agency

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Cambridge digital marketing agency, Sookio, has weathered the pandemic storm, creating jobs, raising turnover, and picking up two award nominations.

2020 has been a tough year for businesses, and some have had it even tougher than others. On top of Brexit bluster and pandemic panic, Cambridge-based digital marketing agency Sookio entered the year reeling from the shock of their office nearly burning down.

Other businesses would be lucky to simply survive, but Sookio have thrived by rapidly adapting their services. Training was taken online. Video was shot safely and edited remotely. Messaging focused on desperately needed clarity and support.

It worked.

The end of the 2019/20 financial year saw new roles created, and turnover rising by over 25%. Now, this creativity and resilience is being widely recognised, with two award nominations in one month.

Digital Impact in Education with Cambridge Trust

Sookio have picked up a nomination in the education category of 2020’s Digital Impact Awards for their work with Cambridge Trust.

The Trust have connected over 19,000 exceptional international students with scholarship opportunities at the University of Cambridge. Patrons of this fascinating, diverse organisation range from the Archbishop of Canterbury to Stormzy.

Sookio have helped Cambridge Trust spread the word on social media, attracting more than 110,000 new followers.

Claire Lambert, Communications and Alumni Manager, says, “I am delighted that the work of the Cambridge Trust is getting recognition by being shortlisted for one of these prestigious awards. It has been an amazing experience working in partnership with the team at Sookio, and seeing the impact of those efforts.”

The Digital Impact Awards have celebrated digital work in corporate communications since 2009. 40 categories recognise businesses across Europe, including Nestlé, Vodafone and Greater Anglia.

Best Business Woman: Marketing and PR

Sookio’s Director, Sue Keogh, has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the marketing and PR category of 2020’s Best Business Women Awards. Her work as a business mentor makes her a beloved face on the Cambridgeshire networking scene and a natural fit for this nomination.

Founded in 2015, the awards celebrate the work of outstanding women in a range of UK industries. With so much to fight for this year, it’s sure to be a highly competitive field.

Sue says, "I'm so proud to become a finalist for the third time in the Best Business Women Awards. It's been an incredible year in which our team has expanded, our revenue has grown, and we're offering exciting new services in video and animation to our clients."

Sookio is a digital marketing agency based on Mill Road in Cambridge. Established in 2008, they specialise in content creation, strategy, and training for clients in education, tech, life sciences, property, and professional services. To find out more, visit www.sookio.com

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