In a year that’s seen us gain Elite agency status, two of our ladies featured in the Top 50 Under 30 and commended for our work with client Protec Direct at The Drum Search Awards, we’re delighted to announce more amazing news for Team Silverbean. Two of our enormously talented digital experts, Tom and Nic, have been shortlisted for the Agency Rising Star award, 2015.

This fantastic achievement is especially impressive given that Tom and Nic are only 23 and 24 respectively, and have risen through the ranks within the agency to senior roles in their teams in a relatively short space of time. In honour of their achievement we figured we’d boast about them a little, so here goes…

Tom, a Search Marketing Consultant who leads on our biggest SEO client campaigns, joined Silverbean as a Search Marketing Executive back in March 2014 after earning himself a First Class Honours degree in Multimedia Journalism. His digital prowess quickly shone through and after a mere 9 months at exec-level, he was promoted to Search Marketing Consultant.

His work for clients like ScS, Rowlands Pharmacy and has been consistently outstanding, and he’s also quite the creative content producer, having composed the much-read Micro Moments piece we published earlier in the year. He’s also recently taken on line management responsibilities, and will be leading other members of the search team to achieve fantastic results for their own clients and taking a lead on strategy for them.

Tom’s now working through a framework to become a senior member of the search team, so his nomination for Agency Rising Star 2015 is further proof that we have a real digital talent in our team, who’s showing no signs of slowing down!

Over in Team Affiliate, Nic has been with us since July 2013, when he joined us after earning a 2:1 in Marketing Management from Northumbria University. Whilst he had experience in marketing, the wide world of affiliate marketing was completely new to him when he was offered the role of Affiliate Marketing Executive. From the start, his work and commitment to clients like McLaren, Wheelies and N.Peal lead him to be promoted to Affiliate Marketing Manager in June 2014.

Since his promotion, Nic has achieved amazing results for one of our biggest affiliate marketing clients, ATG Tickets, making their lives easier with sound technical consultancy and a strong grasp of effective content and influencer outreach. He also secured collaboration from SneakerFreaker for a campaign with Aphrodite1994, which resulted in an award nomination at last year’s Northern Digital Awards.

As well as successfully leading his own client campaigns, he also plays a huge role in service strategy and team development and his hard work was rewarded once more in September this year, as he was promoted to Senior Affiliate Marketing Manager.

While we know only one of our guys can win, we’re proud as punch that out of three shortlisted nominees, we’ve managed to take up two places thanks to the work and talents of Tom and Nic. The awards ceremony will be held in London on 3rd December 2015 at The Emirates Stadium in London, so hopefully one of them will return with the trophy! Obviously, we’ll keep our blog readers updated when the time comes.

You can learn more about our fantastic team over on the Meet the Team page and give both Nic and Tom a pat on the back over on Twitter: just add @silverbean to your tweet and we’ll pass on your regards.