The one and only Tom Etherington bagged himself the much-coveted Rising Star award at The Drum Search Awards last night! Tom beat some impressive competition across the UK to bring home the accolade, and we couldn’t be prouder. We always knew he was THE Rising Star, it just took the industry a little longer to sit up and take notice!

Tom, one of our Search Marketing Consultants, leads on our biggest SEO client campaigns and is adept in advanced digital strategy creation, as well as being quite the content wizard. He joined Silverbean as a Search Marketing Executive back in March 2014, after earning himself a First Class Honours degree in Multimedia Journalism at Teesside University. It didn’t take him long to make an impression and after a mere 9 months at exec-level, he was promoted to Search Marketing Consultant.

Tom’s work for clients like Rowlands Pharmacy and ScS has been consistently outstanding, and he’s also pretty handy to have around when Team Marketing are on the hunt for some insightful content! [TIP: check out these awesome pieces scribed by the man himself: Micro Moments and Why Travel Brands Need to Get Mobile!]

He’s now on course to be promoted to Senior Search Marketing Consultant in the near future, and in the past year, he has taken on line management responsibilities, to lead other members of the search team to achieve fantastic results for their own clients.

You will have probably seen Tom’s name pop up a few times over the past year or so, as he has found himself on multiple nomination lists recently. In the past year alone, Tom has been shortlisted for ‘Young Digital Marketer of the Year’ at the Northern Digital Awards and he was also Highly Commended for The Drum Agency Rising Star 2015 back in December.

Here he is last night after, errrrrm, a few shandies, talking about his win:

At only 23, Tom is already a force to be reckoned with and undeniable digital talent in the industry and with a track record like this, who can argue?!

Everyone at Silverbean is proud as punch of Tom and here is to a bright bright future!

We’re also hoping for some additional silverware, as we’re very proud to reveal we’ve been shortlisted for SEVEN awards at the 2016 RAR Digital Awards! Our outstanding team has been recognised for: Digital Strategy, Optimisation, Client Service, Effectiveness, Value for Money, Content Strategy and On Budget delivery! Keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds on Thursday 16th June as we’ll be attending the awards ceremony and live-tweeting the results.

Fingers crossed!