A few months ago Genie Goals submitted entries into three categories of this year’s Google Premier Partner Awards. The finalists have just been announced - and we’re proud to be able to announce we’re amongst the last few standing in all three: Search, Shopping, and Growing Businesses Online.

A Google Premier Partner (we were one of the first in the UK) is an agency which demonstrates certain skill sets within its workforce, manages large accounts, and performs among the highest-ranking agencies on Google’s books.

The Google Premier Partners Awards celebrate high performing Premier Partners who have demonstrated outstanding performance in this already exceptional category of agency. To be in the running as a finalist truly is an honour; and to be a finalist in three categories is simply outstanding (and has the team incredible excited) – it sends a signal to the industry that we are one of the best agencies in the country.

The buzz word for this year’s Premier Partner Awards was ‘innovation’. Entries are judged on innovative practices and on the results these practices have driven. We were proud to present two client case studies this year in our application – the first a client who grew 500% in Google Shopping revenue in only six months; the other a paid search client who we have delivered revenue growth of  over 100% for over five years straight.

We selected these case studies as these clients show not just excellent results, but the spirit that makes us who we are – outstanding and exponential growth, delivered by an agency with a great sense of momentum.

Our Director of Strategy, Luca Senatore, said: “To be selected as finalists at the Google Premier Partners awards for innovation is unbelievably important for Genie. Not only because it is a statement of the amazing work that everybody at Genie does, but also because innovation has always been an area of focus for us.

“We’ve continuously invested in long-term tech projects that took massive amounts of resources without ever knowing for sure whether these would bring results; what we did know was that if they did, these results would have been very large, which was the case on several occasions. Our mantra is: What can we do that nobody else is doing?”

A year to remember

This latest acknowledgement adds to an already 2017 where we have been:

  • Recognised by Europe's largest marketing publication as in the running for the Marketing Agency of the Year, in a pan-Global award with hundreds of entries

  • Been announced in the Top 100 Agencies in the UK (out of approximately 16,000), by The Drum

  • Been rated 9.3/10 on average in the RAR database, a result generated from a questionnaire given to our clients – rating everything from customer service to results

  • Been recognised by Google as not only one of its Premier Partners, but one that is in the top tier of this exclusive club

The winners of the Google Premier Partner awards will be announced in September in Dublin. In the meantime, Genie is offering a free account audit to retailers who may be interested in finding out how their digital marketing can be revolutionised. To claim your free audit, fill in the short form at the bottom of the audit page here.