THE LOOP has emerged as the surprise winner of the ‘Best Enterprise’ category at the Australian Interactive Media Industry Awards (AIMIA) on Friday night.
Despite launching only fifteen months ago, The Loop beat established competition including Clemenger BBDO, BCM, IdeaWorks, MYOB and more.
THE LOOP was nominated in a total of 3 categories including Best Enterprise, Best Classifieds & Best Use of Social Media, Word-of-Mouth or Viral.
Founded by former MTV Directors Matt Fayle & Pip Jamieson in December 2009, THE LOOP has quickly cemented itself as the go-to destination for recruiting creative industry professionals.
Since founding THE LOOP with their joint savings, Matt and Pip have seen the site grow exponentially.
In just over a year THE LOOP has showcased the talent of over 10,000 of Australia’s top creative industry professionals, working across advertising, design, TV, publishing, digital media, animation, film, music, marketing, sales, entertainment and other creative fields, that use the site to network, collaborate and find work.
This growing pool of talent has enabled The Loop to attract well over 1,100 local and global clients, including ABC, Animal Logic, SBS, Ogilvy, Pacific Magazines, Network Ten, BBC, Austereo, McCann, Sydney Opera House, Frost*, Foxtel and more have joined the network to raise their profile and headhunt talent.
“Attending the AIMIA Awards was an insane evening. As a start-up we were honoured to be nominated, but to win is an incredible affirmation of what we’ve achieved. Most importantly, it shows the potential of the site.” says Fayle.
Fayle and Jamieson celebrated the wins with web developers VisionTech Digital and designer Robbie Powell from Moon Communications Group.