KBC Bank Ireland wins best technology innovation at the Digital Media Awards


KBC Bank Ireland scoops gold for best technology innovation at the Digital Media Awards beating off stiff competition at a ceremony held in the Clayton Hotel on February 15th.

KBC picked up the award in partnership with Mediaworks and the Journal.ie for their ‘Experience Your World’ campaign. ‘Experience Your World’, is a successful technology partnership between KBC, Mediaworks and the Journal.ie which allows consumers to experience spaces around them in virtual reality. The partnership gives audiences the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks, homes and even city neighborhoods in a new way - using the latest VR technology alongside exclusive data and content in what was a media first.

The ‘Experience Your World’ campaign was also recognized in the best native content category with KBC picking up the bronze award.

KBC Bank Ireland’s Director of Customer, Brand and Marketing, Aidan Power, said: “The Digital Media Awards recognise digital creativity amongst the nation’s finest creative talent and we are delighted to receive this award which truly recognises the creative strategic thinking behind the KBC brand as we lead the way as a challenger brand in Ireland.”

“Virtual reality continues to grow in popularity and is a revolutionary technology and our ‘Experience Your World’ campaign allowed consumers to use this technology to view houses as well as iconic landmarks. This campaign really resonated with consumers in Ireland and as a digital led customer- centric bank, we endeavor to provide our customers and the community with innovative technologies like this and we look forward to building on this award winning partnership in the year ahead”.

KBC also scooped a bronze award for its relaunched mobile app in the best in financial service category.  

KBC’s revamped mobile app creates an unrivalled banking experience with a range of market first digital capabilities designed to meet customers’ needs. The features include Instant Credit Card, Digital Personal Loans and a new first to market Lost/Stolen instant card replacement service which are experienced by customers through a market-leading user interface and experience.

The Digital Media awards recognise creativity and innovation across multiple areas of an ever-evolving sector, which includes digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, app development, social networking, web design and development.