Maddie Spear, working on behalf of the AFO (Association of Festival Organisers), has recently been nominated for the Tech Champions’ Choice award.

This is a new category in the 2023 Digital Culture Awards which recognises outstanding commitment to digital skills development or implementation of digital technology to drive change within an organisation or by an individual. Maddie has been nominated for her consistent commitment to using digital tools to support and engage AFO members.

Maddie Spear has had many touchpoints with the Digital Culture Network team including advice on SEO, digital marketing strategy and most recently discussing their email marketing. Maddie consistently puts advice into action and is always searching for new ways to centre digital tools and platforms in her work to grow, support and engage with the AFO membership base. It was highlighted that “Maddie is a brilliant representation of a ‘growth mindset’ when it comes to digital”.

Since the beginning of 2019, the Digital Culture Network Tech Champions have supported over 1300 organisations and individuals, had over 3250 one-to-one cases and more than 6600 have joined one of their events. Those numbers are so impressive because they show the immense dedication and drive of creative and cultural organisations, individual practitioners and freelancers to build their digital skills and capacity.

The winner will be chosen by the team and announced at the awards ceremony on 29 March.

You can read more about the awards here.

Congratulations to Maddie and good luck to all nominees!