Shannon Group shortlisted for Spider Awards 2019

Shannon Group shortlisted for Spider Awards 2019


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

Shannon Group is in the running in three award categories at the prestigious Spider Awards 2019.

The awards recognise companies and individuals driving digital, web, community, and brand excellence.

Two Shannon Group companies have been shortlisted for this year’s awards. Shannon Airport has been shortlisted for the ‘Best in Social Media’ award and the ‘Best in Lifestyle and Health’ award, while Shannon Heritage has been shortlisted for the Digital Transformation Enterprise award and the ‘Best in Lifestyle and Health’ award.

The ‘Best in Social Media’ award recognises social media campaigns that utilise one or more social media channels to promote and build an organisation’s brand and community, while the ‘Best in Lifestyle and Health’ award (which both the Shannon Airport Authority and Shannon Heritage have been nominated for) recognises a Lifestyle (Sport & Travel/Tourism) company who is maximising digital to drive business results.

The Digital Transformation Enterprise award recognises an organisation that has transformed its customer service and marketing process into the digital arena, with digital being at the core of internal and external strategies.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony which will take place on November 21st in the RDS in Dublin. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the prestigious Spider Awards, the longest running digital awards programme in Ireland.

Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in three categories at the Spider Awards. To have Shannon Heritage and the Shannon Airport both nominated is a fantastic achievement. These nominations are a great recognition of the work our brilliant team has done implementing our digital strategy. Congratulations to everyone that has been nominated for the awards.”



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.