Ben Young, 32, Director of Manchester-based agency Digital Media Team, has been shortlisted for Digital City’s Digital Leader of the Year Award.
After an incredible series of successes over the past 12 months, Ben was nominated by his colleagues for the award, which aims to recognise and reward individuals who are an inspiration the digital industry.
Ben joined DMT in 2015, progressing from salesman to sales manager, from head of department right up to directorship. Over his years with DMT, Ben has helped guide a vast array of eCommerce companies into the modern world of digital marketing whilst moving away from traditional media. A true expert in his field, he has been involved in the world of paid social from the days of basic traffic campaigns through to the multi-faceted giant it is today. Like the industry he works for, Ben is constantly on the move, proactively searching for new ways to inspire & improve not only his team but the clientele as well.
Ben has been at the forefront of helping small businesses get through the changes that COVID made to online advertising, helping to implement new strategies and hosting a series of free webinars. He successfully grew the agency in the midst of a pandemic, bringing on four new service offerings and an incredible 13 new team members since lockdown began.
Aimee Corten, Head of Content at DMT, said: “I can truly say, as a member of his team, I’ve never known a leader quite like Ben. He’s funny, selfless, brilliant, clever – a real character! He’s definitely a person to watch.
“No matter how many knocks he gets, he comes back bigger and stronger. He truly cares for the welfare of his team and always fights tooth and nail to give them the best opportunities for personal growth. I’ve never known someone more deserving of this title and I would love to see him getting the recognition of the incredible work he’s done and continues to provide.”
Ben added: “I’m honoured and humbled to have been nominated for this award. I’m in shock – I only found out about it when I received the email saying I’d been shortlisted! I love DMT, the team and the industry, and I’m so proud to reflect on our achievements and progress over the past 12 months.”
The winner will be decided by a combination of judges’ scores and a public vote. Voting closes at midnight, April 8th 2021. The winner will be announced at the Digital City Awards live broadcast on April 15th.