Impero announced as finalists in two categories for the Bett Awards 2018
3rd November 2017
We’d had to keep schtum for a little over 24 hours, but yesterday, on the 2nd November, we were delighted to officially announce that we have been shortlisted for not one, but two, categories at the Bett Awards 2018!
Back in January, we proudly scooped up the award for Exporter of the Year during Bett 2017, after being shortlisted for two awards that year also. It was our customer-centric US strategy, which focused on meeting the needs of the US education sector, which helped to secure the award. In response to the rise of Chromebook sales in US education, we’d focused development effort around Chrome OS functionality to ensure that our flagship product Impero Education Pro was compatible with this device type, as well as all other major platforms.
The Bett Awards also recognised our extensive activity around the Chrome OS development, which included a comprehensive research paper detailing online safety requirements across every state; newly formed partnerships with relevant charities and specialist organisations (including Hey Ugly, ikeepsafe, Anad, and the Institute of Digital Citizenship) to inform Impero Education Pro’s keyword detection libraries; the creation of a US specific website with localised SEO, Google AdWords, weekly blogging and social media activity; and new content, including videos, whitepapers, and case studies to support integrated campaigns. We also established dedicated US support, sales, and account management teams operating from 5am to 5pm Eastern time.
This time round, we are excited to be in the running next year for ‘Classroom Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment’ and ‘Company of the Year’. Up against some fantastic entries, we can’t wait to attend the prestigious Bett Awards 2018 evening ceremony, which coincides with the Bett Show and is produced in association with BESA. Considered the most prestigious accolade in the EdTech industry, the Bett Awards encourages, recognises and rewards outstanding sector resources, learning solutions and companies.
Judging will take place in December 2017, with the winners announced at a black tie ceremony held at Tobacco Dock on the 24th January 2018. You can find out more about the judging panel here.
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