Updated on November 20th, 2019 at 02:43 am
Homegrown Cebu digital marketing agency and its CEO Ruben Licera were announced as winners of the Stevie® Award “Startup of the Year” – Business Services Industries and “Communication Professional of the Year” respectively in the 16TH Annual International Business Award (IBA).
ESTRAT Digital Marketing Company (ESTRAT) is a 100% Filipino-owned company based in Cebu, Philippines. It was founded in 2017 by its Chief ESTRATegy Officer (CEO) Ruben Licera, with co-founder Chief eXperience Officer (CXO) Iren Sangre-Licera.
CEO Ruben Licera is awarded also with BRONZE “Communications Professional of the Year” Stevie Award.
The Stevie® is an internationally coveted award that was inaugurated to gather the public’s support and recognition of outstanding individuals and organizations. It has received a record of 4,000 nominations from 74 nations to compete in its wide range of categories for 2019. This year, ESTRAT was granted the award of the SILVER “Startup of the Year” Stevie Award in the Business Services Industries category.
The Stevie Award winners are determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. Only 35% of the considered nominations that were considered received high-enough average scores from the judges.
The birth of ESTRAT back in 2017 started when Ruben Licera realized the need for a team that would assist him in serving the different digital marketing demands of clients and customers locally and internationally. He decided to gather young individuals with different skill sets in digital media to bring about the birth of a digital marketing creative agency targeting the local businesses in Cebu and has now expanded their services to the UK, AU and US market.
”ESTRAT Digital has enabled its clients to win many awards as well as helping to train other young professionals in the field of digital marketing.” stated one of the IBA’s judges.
ESTRAT is one of the fastest-growing organizations in the local digital marketing industry. It empowers brands and businesses to get unlimited traffic, leads, and sales where its teams, the core of the company, works closely with its clients to deliver and implement strategies tailored to the needs of their clients’ current status.
“This is a milestone for ESTRAT. From a home-based freelancer agency to a full-blown 360 digital marketing agency is a feat in itself. We thank our partners and customers for the continued trust and confidence in what ESTRAT Digital Marketing Agency can do for their business,” shares Chief Xperience Officer (CXO) Iren Sangre-Licera.
The team had done measurable outputs and campaigns for their clients and received multiple awards and recognitions for successful campaigns for local and international clients.
“ESTRAT needs to be congratulated for its continued award-winning success and brilliant creative qualities of its team for being a tremendous example of start-up success and achievements,” shares one of the IBA’s judges.
“We always aim that our digital marketing campaigns for our local businesses will bring them qualified traffic, leads, and sales to grow their businesses,” adds CXO Licera.
Receiving the award is an affirmation of how well we have done it for them and how world-class are the services we are offering to our local clients.
This award has surely motivated us to do our best in any way we can. The challenge in a startup is hitting a lot of turbulence but you want people to understand that it’s just turbulence and not a crisis.
This is all that we’ve done and we have always been so passionate about it. We believe that when you direct your energy to your passion and purpose, you can unite the right people and lead them to the vision.
We absolutely love what we do and it’s not work at all. For us this is not work, this is #ESTRATlife!” shares CEO Ruben Licera.
ESTRAT FOUNDERS IN VIENNA AUSTRIA