Euronews and Google partner to celebrate SMEs
07 September 2012
Euronews has teamed up with Google to launch an award recognising the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) that use the internet to attract new customers.
The prizes include the creation of a mini-documentary about the winning business that will be aired on Euronews’ network, a bespoke online training session from Google experts and an all-expenses paid trip to Brussels. Other prizes include Galaxy Nexus smartphones and Google Chromebooks.
The two companies are calling for Europe’s best internet-based SMEs to submit short one minute videos telling the story of their business via a dedicated channel on YouTube. The video should detail the company’s activity, the state of the market they operate in and the company’s objectives and strategies. It should also detail which internet tools have helped them grow their businesses.
The three categories for the award scheme are ‘Women in Business’ open to female SME owners, ‘Going International’ for SMEs which have made the leap from local to international as a result of the internet and ‘Growing Online’ open to SMEs that have improved efficiency or sales because of the web.
A jury of industry professionals will select a shortlist which will then be voted on by the general public. The awards ceremony will take place in Brussels on October 17 during European SME Week.
David Hing, London