Workshop Digital Named Search Engine Land 2017 Awards Finalist

Sep 08, 2017   |   Clock Icon 5 min read
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Richmond, Va. (September 11, 2017 ) – Leading digital marketing industry publication Search Engine Land included Richmond-based Workshop Digital among its short list of nominees in the 2017 Landy Awards, selected from nearly 300 submissions from leading digital agencies, in-house marketing teams, and individuals around the world.

Workshop Digital is thrilled to announce finalist nominations for the following categories:

  • Best Local Search Marketing Initiative – SEO
  • Agency of the Year – SEO
The Landy Awards - Presented by Search Engine Land

“This was the first year to throw our name in the hat for the Landy Awards, and it is such an honor to have our teams recognized for their hard work,” said Andrew Miller, co-founder of Workshop Digital. “Search marketing is a rapidly changing industry. Being listed as a finalist for this award among other top national and international agencies is pretty remarkable and validates the work we are doing here.”

Workshop Digital is nominated under the Best Local Search Marketing Initiative – SEO category for its partnership and work in 2016-2017 with The Compass School, a Reggio Emilia-Inspired, child-centered preschool in Ohio, Illinois, and Virginia.

“The Compass School is thrilled to team with Workshop Digital in building awareness about our Reggio-Inspired early education and child care programs,” said Scott Nesbitt, vice president of The Compass School. “Both of our organizations aspire to be the best at what we do, so we couldn’t ask for a better partner on our journey.”

The Search Engine Land editorial staff and contributors are the primary judges for the campaign-focused categories, while industry luminaries and independent partners serve as guest judges for the individual, agency, and in-house team awards categories.

"As a first time judge, having the opportunity to pull back the curtain and examine the campaigns executed by some of the top search marketers in the industry was inspiring,” said Michelle Robbins, the newly appointed SVP of Content an Editor-in-Chief of Search Engine Land. “The work done, creativity expressed, and results achieved demonstrate what a truly talented community it is that we serve.", an independent research firm, vetted the top candidates in the Agency of the Year categories for the second year in a row. "We were especially impressed by the volume of metrics and quantifiable evidence of success from all the 2017 submissions,” said Tim Clarke of Clutch. “The dedication to client service, communication, and innovation stood out from this year's entries. The agencies that entered truly are cutting edge."

Winners will be announced during an evening awards ceremony and celebratory gala held on October 25, 2017 in New York City. The gala takes place during the week of Search Engine Land’s annual SMX Conference, where the search industry gathers for continuing education on best practices in SEO and search advertising.

The Search Engine Land Awards Gala is produced by Third Door Media, with the support of Marquee Sponsor Google. A portion of proceeds from the event benefit charity, with Third Door Media guaranteeing a minimum donation of $5,000 this year’s selected organization, Women Who Code.

About Workshop Digital

Workshop Digital is a data-driven digital marketing company based in Richmond, Virginia. Workshop Digital’s team of SEO & Paid Digital Marketing experts take a hand-crafted, custom approach to digital marketing strategy creation and implementation. Workshop Digital is built on expert analysis and measurable results. To learn more, visit

About The Search Engine Land Awards

Also known as “The Landy Awards,” Search Engine Land launched the now industry leading program to recognize excellence in search marketing (organic search engine optimization and paid search advertising) as an integral component of the digital marketing landscape. Applicants are evaluated for best practices in core aspects of SEO & SEM and the results driven by search-focused campaign initiatives. A portion of all proceeds from the entry fees and gala event benefits charity. In 2016, Third Door Media donated $5,000 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a result of the program. Sponsorship of the awards event is independent of the judging and review process and does not impact the outcome of the results.

About Search Engine Land / Third Door Media

Search Engine Land is the leading search marketing industry publication with daily coverage of search engine technology and platform news, plus organic SEO and paid search advertising insights for B2C, B2C, Local, Mobile and Retail marketing professionals.

Third Door Media is the publisher of Search Engine Land, and was founded in 2006 with the mission to empower digital marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful. In addition to Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, Third Door Media produces the global Search Marketing Expo conference series, as well as The MarTech Conference which is focused on the management of marketing technologies. Third Door Media also provides a full range of innovative marketing services including lead generation, content creation and licensing via its Digital Marketing Depot brand.

Workshop Team