We competed with ABS-CBN Corporation, BBC Global News, CNBC and Opera Mediaworks in our categories!

Sugeng Wahyudi   22 August 2016 19:35

Brilio.net - The site you are currently reading, Brilio.net, just won two categories at the Spark Awards!

Ok, shameless plug, but here's the story. 

The award night was held on Thursday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore. Brilio got silver for Best Website by a Media Owner and bronze for Best Media Solutions-Social Media.

This is the third Spark Awards, an event that honors products and services from media owners, publishers and marketing technology companies in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand. A 24-person jury of media experts and agencies determines the winnerst.

Brilio.net was officially launched on March 18, 2015, reaching 1.5 million pageviews in its first month. Brilio.net then grew rapidly to 30 million pageviews by June 2015. It also recorded 7.4 million unique visitors up to June that year, a number that almost doubled to 12 million by May 2016. Readers also spent an average of four minutes on the website. This performance earned the company its silver medal.

The bronze for Best Media Solutions-Social Media category came through the "29 Hari Bikin Iri" (29-Day Couples Challenge) Instagram campaign. Run to coincide with Valentine’s Day this year, the initiative aimed to both increase Brilio's IG followers and broaden its brand recognition through viral content and social media activity. It targeted millenial couples aged 18-34.

“I'm so incredibly proud of the team for winning these two awards. Gaining recognition in this way so soon after launching Brilio was completely unexpected but I'm so glad that it happened because it helps validate our mission and shows that we're on the right track,” said Brilio CEO Joe Wadakethalakal. 

Cofounders Wadakethalakal and Danny Purnomo accepted the awards. 

Brilio shared nominations with huge brands like ABS-CBN Corporation, BBC Global News, CNBC and Opera Mediaworks. 

"We wouldn't have been able to get to this point without the strong effort and support of everyone in Brilio, including our advisors and investors in KLN and Mediacorp, these awards are for all of them," said Wadakethalakal.

Congrats team on a special first year! 

 

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