8909 was founded in 2015 by Mckivergan.

The agency says that human behavioural psychology and meaningful digital data should be the starting point for any effective marketing campaign. 

Ciaran Mckivergan, CEO of 8909, says that he is ecstatic with the wins and notes that it speaks volumes for the work the agency is doing, as well as to the powerhouse team they have built alongside their brave clients who always push 8909 for excellence.

"To have entered 23 categories and named finalists in all of those 23 categories was an achievement in itself and really shows how much our team has grown. None of these awards would have been possible if not for our trusting clients and the relationship we have with them," adds Mckivergan.

The digital agency won the following accolades:
  • Best Use of Data for '#ILoveEatingRussians' for Eskort (Gold)
  • Online Video Series for 'Who got chowed on Twitter' for Eskort (Gold)
  • Social Media Campaigns for '#ILoveEatingRussians' for Eskort (Silver), and
  • Social Paid Advertising for '#ILoveEatingRussians' for Eskort (Bronze).
Mckivergan says, "Great work is only achieved when you and your client work as partners towards the same goal, as opposed to the traditional client-supplier relationship. For this, I thank them, from the whole 8909 team, and I can't wait to achieve even greater things with them."

"To our partners MetropolitanRepublic who have catapulted our growth and allowed us to spread our data-driven digital wings, we salute you. The future is bright and we can't wait to take our promise of 'Quantified Creativity' to even greater heights in the years to come," Mckivergan concludes.

According to the agency its approach to 'Quantified Creativity', and the value and return that this approach brings to clients, is what sets them apart from other agencies.

The agency says that it covers all aspects of the digital marketing ecosystem including, but not limited to:
  • research
  • strategy
  • creative
  • media buying and influencer, and
  • community management.
8909 has clients in Africa, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States. It most recently welcomed Paramount (Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon and MTV) into its portfolio alongside its other clients such as:
  • GSK (Med-Lemon, Aquafresh and Grandpa)
  • Flora, and
  • Eskort.
For more information, visit www.8909digital.com. You can also follow 8909 on Facebook or on Instagram.