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A Night to Remember! Photo Report from the 2018 EMMA Awards:

2018 EMMA Awards, Seville: The JML team looking forward to what would be a memorable evening

The third 2018 EMMA award ceremony was held on the wonderfully warm summer evening of Wednesday 20th June 2018 in the gardens of the contemporary modern conference Hotel Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento in the beautiful city of Seville.

At 19:30, the evening kicked off as usual with photos at the press wall and a drinks reception on the terrace.

Everyone took their seats at the tables and Julian came on stage for a brief announcement about how the evening was organised and he invited the host for the evening, Astrid van der Staaij, on to the stage to greet the audience. This would be Astrid's second time hosting the event following the success of last years EMMA ceremony in Venice.

Read a short message from Astrid

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer invited the host for the evening, Astrid van der Staaij, on to the stage to greet the audience

At 20:30 the guests were served a delicious sit down 3-course dinner:

Starter - Potato parmentier with truffle oil, poached egg and Iberian ham flakes (warm)

Main course - Iberian pork filet in red wine sauce, glazed shallot and confit potatoes

Dessert - Orange sponge cake with gianduja chocolate and caramelized banana sauce

The wonderful EMMA location and table set up in the gardens of the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel

For the first time we offered the option to invite your business partners or family to the EMMA Awards night, to have your business dinner to your branded company table at the EMMAs.

Some companies, like HighstreetTV, took advantage of the new possibility and it was a good decision as there was no better place to entertain clients, reward your colleagues and mix with the great and the good of the ERA world than at this years’ EMMA Awards Dinner!

HighstreetTV at the EMMAs

We all know that every ERA event presents us with a fantastic opportunity to entertain clients and guests and this normally results in booking multiple restaurants in and around the conference venue, and that’s exactly what we normally do at High Street TV. This year however, High Street TV and myself hosted one the tables at the EMMA Awards Dinner. Why go elsewhere when you have the best food, entertainment and networking right at the heart of the conference and on the most important night!

Andrew Malcher, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of HighStreetTV

Andrew was absolutely right! This years’ EMMA Awards Dinner was the best and most entertaining to date! A stunning outdoor location, delicious food and drink, great entertainment and first-class networking. There was no need to go elsewhere – the restaurant and entertainment came to us!

If you would like to see all the photos from the EMMA Awards, see the gallery on our conference website

At 21.30 Julian Oberndörfer and Astrid van der Staaij opened the 2018 EMMA award ceremony which was the highlight of the Multi-Channel Home Shopping Conference in Seville, Spain, honouring companies, products and individuals who have demonstrated excellence and/or been instrumental in the growth of the industry.

The ERA Europe 2018 EMMA Award winners were:

  • Business Personality of the year 2018: Katharina Schneider, MediaShop
  • Multi-Channel Champion 2018: HSE Italy
  • Best New Business Model: Ralf Dümmel, DS Products
  • Best Communication 2018: Studio Moderna for their Dormeo 15th birthday communication campaign
  • Best Innovation: Livington Prime Vacuum Cleaner, MediaShop, Austria

Click here to see the photos of the five winners of the 2018 EMMA awards

The Livington Prime Vacuum Cleaner (MediaShop) was voted Best Innovation by the employees of our member companies.

In the category Best Innovation, the employees of ERA Europe member companies were invited to vote for their favourite from a jury shortlist of 5 products. Who could be a better jury to judge than the people working in this industry. The category Best Innovation was therefore transformed this year into a peoples' choice award. Employees of all member companies were invited to vote electronically for the Best Innovation.

LIVINGTON is a well known, exclusive household brand of MediaShop and the LIVINGTON PRIME is the lightest battery driven vacuum cleaner on the market with amazing suction power and the ability to reach easily underneath low furniture thanks to its jointed tube as well as being light enough to be used above the head.

Click here to see the 5 products which were shortlisted for the vote for best innovation.

Winner of the prize draw: the winning employee could unfortunately not be present but a colleague came up on stage to confirm the win.

There was also one further winner at the end of the evening: all those employees of member companies who took part in the vote for Best Innovation 2018 were entered into a prize draw to win a trip to the venue for the ERA Europe 2019 conference - the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest. The winning email address was selected live on stage and a colleague of the winner came up on stage to acknowledge the win on his behalf!

Julian and Astrid then closed the official ceremony by congratulating all the winners and thanking all the attendees and the conference team. There were more photos and the celebrations continued on long into the night.

It was definitely a night to remember!

The EMMA Award ceremony took place on the evening of Wednesday 20th June 2018 in the gardens of the Hotel Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, Seville, Spain.

About the EMMA Awards

The winners of the ERA Europe’s EMMA Awards (ERA Europe Multi-Channel Multi-Screen Awards) took centre stage on June 20th 2018 in Sevilla during the third EMMA Awards ceremony.

The EMMA Awards provide a ceremony to honour the Home Shopping Industry’s most respected individuals. The event provides an exciting awards ceremony that honours networks, suppliers and individuals for their ingenuity and creativity and rewards outstanding achievement in the Home Shopping Industry.

The EMMA Awards offers each ERA Europe member the opportunity to recognize a colleague or institution during the ERA Europe Home Shopping Conference. ERA Europe presents the winners work and achievements during the EMMA ceremony and highlights their determination for excellence. This evening allows the Home Shopping Conference attendees to gather and share experiences during a powerful and moving occasion.