Maybe it’s our creative director’s near-obsessive attention to detail. Maybe it’s the tsunami of tweets our community manager cranks out on a daily basis. Or maybe it all just boils down to Content. Whatever it is, it’s working. And we couldn’t be more proud.
On Monday the third-annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) ceremony took place at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, with hundreds of digital publishers, editors, and designers in attendance.
This year Sparksheet was nominated for seven awards in the blue division (B2B), and despite the slew of quality competitors, Sparksheet did what few expected, taking the top prize in every category:
- Best Online-Only Site GOLD
- Best Web Design GOLD
- Best Blog GOLD
- Best Use of Social Media GOLD
- Best E-Newsletter GOLD
- Best Mobile-Optimized Site GOLD
- Best Article or Series (for Brand New Havana) GOLD
As the winners were announced, the Twittersphere lit up: some at the ceremony had never heard of us, others were simply baffled by our success. Here are some of our favourites from the evening:
Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners (other multiple-award winners included the CBC, Globe and Mail, National Post, OpenFile and Torontoist). And a huge thanks to the COPA judges and crowd for your support!