We’re proud to announce that our collaboration with 11Onze has won a global digital award for excellence.

11Onze‘s universal banking app ‘El Canut’ has won a Centauri Award for Best Financial Services App at the Vega Global Digital Awards.

11Onze’s financial application, which celebrated its first anniversary this month, overcame all obstacles to win a new international award. More than 1,000 applications were received from 20 countries.

This is the second year in a row that 11Onze has collected an award at this programme having previously collected a Centauri Award for La Plaça / The Square and numerous other accolades from international design associations.

"We strongly believe in the democratisation of banking and financial services. That’s why we're delighted to have our technological milestones recognised as pioneering."

James Sène Chairman - 11Onze

A global benchmark

The story behind the launch of El Canut was captured perfectly in a film, that premiered in Barcelona, entitled ‘In a few days. Attempts at sabotage, infiltrators and constant pressure aimed at derailing the birth of 11Onze as a Catalan community fintech.

11Onze-El-Canut-Banking-App

The project, however, dodged the problems, moved forward and now users have in their hands an application that has been recognised across the globe as an award-winning benchmark by the Vega Digital Awards (global), the Webbys (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany), The ADG Laus (Spain) and IDI Awards (Ireland).

About the Vega Digital Awards

The Vega Digital Awards are organised by the International Awards Associate (IAA) and they aim to celebrate digital excellence worldwide, recognising the very best in Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts.

This year the judging panel was comprised of 22 experts from 10 countries. The theme for the 2022 Vega Awards is ‘Transcending Boundaries’ – to go beyond the common and to set ourselves apart.

11Onze is a Barcelona-based fintech that has done nothing but transcend boundaries since its launch, their mission is to empower the financial health and decisions of the Catalan community in Spain and abroad by creating an expansive resource, ‘El Canut‘.

The vision for the app was to offer customers the ability to manage all their bank accounts in one place, no matter what country they reside in. In addition, customers would be able to manage all their payments, transfers, savings and loans from one source – a one-stop-shop banking app.

‘El Canut’ is an old Catalan phrase that means purse. Unlike the old phrase, the product and service of 11Onze and El Canut was radically new for the Spanish and European markets. This was the key design challenge for our team; to design a disruptive banking app to coincide with the launch of a new way of delivering community banking and ‘transcending boundaries’.

Over the years WONDR and IDI have crossed paths on multiple occasions, not only in an award capacity but also on a collaborative level.

At WONDR, we are always keen to get involved in events and contribute to promoting Irish design talent across the globe. This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the Institute of Designers of Ireland and we’re pleased to announce that our Founder, Dermot O’Shea, will join their panel of expert judges for the IDI Awards 2022.

After 2 years of online ceremonies, the IDI Awards will be held in person this year. An occasion of JOY to meet peers, colleagues and friends to celebrate the best of Irish design across fashion, brand, architecture, comms & digital.

"This may be our best line-up of judges yet for a very special 50th year anniversary celebration"

Charlotte Barker CEO - Institute of Designers Ireland

A Global Panel of Experts

Dermot joins a talented Digital Judging panel fro around the world which includes Lucia Orlandi, Ciaran Bonass, Kristian Lember, Sarah Kennelly, Niall O’Kelly & Bienvenido Cruz.

WONDR have collected 22 awards over the last 12 months from some of the world’s most prestigious programmes, making Dermot an optimal candidate for judging at this year’s IDI Awards.

We know the hard work that goes into making something special, so it's a pleasure to join an expert judging panel to review the JOY created by Irish Designers.

Dermot O'Shea Founder
WONDR

WP Engine, one of the world’s most trusted WordPress technology companies, have showcased 11Onze’s fintech social networking platform.

La Plaça (The Square) is Europe’s first and largest fintech community, which WONDR worked closely with the 11Onze leadership team to bring to life as well as their retail and business app.

The article documents the momentum of the brand over the past 12 months as it’s expanded its product & services on their award winning platform built on WP Engine.

WP Engine has also received the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS) which is used across platforms like La Plaça.

About 11Onze’s La Plaça

11Onze is the first community fintech in Europe to offer its members financial literacy and wealth creation services.

“La Plaça is what makes us unique. It’s an innovative fincom—a fusion of a social network and fintech to deliver community-driven financial services.”

James Sène Chairman - 11Onze

The brand fills a gap in the larger fintech sector with its La Plaça / The Square (private social network), Les Peles (digital currency), El Canut (universal banking super App) and expansive educational library, aimed at educating people with informative content on finance, economics, well-being and sustainability.

With 14,000 members and counting, La Plaça’s content archive has grown to include more than 1,212 videos and 1,131 online posts in three languages (English, Catalan, and Spanish). La Plaça has also transformed itself into an online marketplace where members can purchase products and services, and where they will be able to sell goods and services to other members in the future.

We’re proud to be the winners at the prestigious 2022 ADG LAU Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Our collaboration with 11Onze on La Plaça, the world’s fintech private social network, has been awarded a Bronze Award for Best Responsive Design for Mobile at the 2022 ADG LAU Awards.

This year’s event was held at a special ceremony at the magnificent ‘Museu del Disseny’ and was one of the highlights of Barcelona Design Week.

ADG LAU Awards

The ADG LAU Awards are one of Spain’s most sought after design prizes honouring excellence across digital, product, visual comms, film and packaging.

Established in 1964, this year the ADG LAU Awards received more than 1200 entries from the best design talent across Spain and beyond.

ADG are the Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers, a private non-profit organization based in Barcelona and members of the FAD, an institution of the Promotion of Arts and Design since 1903.

To be awarded at the prestigious LAU Awards is a great honour & a first for a 🇮🇪 design company.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

LAU Awards Exhibition

The awards had a an expert judging panel made up of Spain’s top design talent across multiple disciplines.

The winning work selected by the judges is now on display at the Museu del Disseny (Barcelona Design Museum).

A well worthwhile visit where you will find the best in digital, product, furniture, visual comms, automotive and many many more.

About 11Onze

11Onze is the first community fintech in Europe offering financial literacy and wealth creation services to its members.

The brand fills a gap in the larger fintech sector with its La Plaça / The Square (private social network), Les Peles (digital currency), El Canut (universal banking super App) and expansive educational library, aimed at educating people with informative content on finance, economics, well-being and sustainability.

To date, 11Onze, which has a clear vision to educate and engage its members on money matters, has uploaded more than 1,985 videos and 2,034 online posts in three languages (English, Catalan, Spanish) with over 10,000 active users using the platform.

WONDR has been named as the Best Digital Product Agency Ireland 🇮🇪 by the global Prestige Awards programme 21/22.

The Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.

This award is our 21st in the past 12 months. It recognises the quality we have delivered for our clients across the globe.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Best Digital Product Agency Ireland

 

The judging panel selects the winners from over 1,448 entrants based on the businesses who can demonstrate the most in service excellence, quality of the service provided, innovative practices, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance.

Multi-Award Winners

This recognition for ‘Best Product Agency Ireland’ is WONDR’s 21st award in the past 12 months. It was a landmark year in which the business picked up winning prizes from prestigious award programmes across the globe.

 

Some of the highlights include:

We’re pleased to announce that our work with ESB Networks was the Winner of Best Energy & Utilities Website at the 2022 Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.

This years awards were evaluated across six categories of criteria—visual design, content, layout and navigation, complexity, innovation and significance—and selected through public voting with more than 6,200 votes cast.

 

 

The ESB Networks website serves as a public face to the utility where users can register new connections, report faults, submit meter readings and also get real time updates on power outages in their area.

For more than a decade, the Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards have recognised exceptional global digital experiences that deliver to their customers and end users.

The contest was open for all Sitefinity platform deployments that were launched or significantly upgraded in the past year. Progress technology is used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises, including 1,700 software companies and 3.5 million developers.

“We are proud to honor ESB Networks & WONDR at this year’s Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.”

John Ainsworth EVP - Progress

We're so proud to have won this global award. We wanted to ensure a better user journey for our customers and this award is important recognition that we delivered on this.

Aisling Walsh Customer, Brand & Social Manager - ESB Networks

About ESB Networks

As part of ESB Group, ESB Networks are licensed to build, operate, maintain and develop the electricity network in the Republic of Ireland. With over 2.3 million electricity customers across the country, the brand plays a key role in keeping Ireland’s power network active & connected, whilst enhancing the network with the latest smart & sustainable technology.

ESB Networks have been benchmarked globally as a best in class utility brand, this award reinforces this.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Radiocentre Ireland has been launched to promote the effectiveness of radio/audio to brands, advertisers and agencies in the Republic of Ireland.

Radiocentre Ireland,a newly formed body brought together by RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, teamed up with ourselves to develop a vibrant digital brand launch that could be used across web and physical events to enable them to showcase the power of radio & audio as a medium.

 

Ciaran Cunningham - Power of Audio Event

 

With over 3.2 million Irish adults listening to the radio every single day, the brand led with a more youthful visual language to better reflect the changing demographics of listeners across Ireland.

"Audio is theatre of the mind, there are endless ways to create something unique that resonates with audiences of all ages."

Ciarán Cunningham CEO - Radiocentre Ireland

Bespoke Irish Research

In an era of endless choices for brands & agencies to spend their marketing budgets, Radiocentre Ireland will be commissioning bespoke research to measure the effectiveness of radio & audio in Ireland to demonstrate its return on investment.

According to similar studies in the UK, for every £1 spent by advertisers on radio & audio, on average they get a return on investment of £7.70. The Irish research will look to validate, measure and build trust in the medium to help increase its share of marketing budgets.

 

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The site provides access to special events, latest trends & research reports in order to provide a depth of trustworthy information for brands, advertisers & agencies on the reach and impact of radio & audio as a marketing medium across Ireland.

Our collaboration with 11Onze has been honoured in the 26th Annual Webby Awards in the Financial Services / Banking Category.

La Plaça (the square) has been honoured as the best website in a very competitive category that also includes Apple, Citi Bank, Morgan Stanley & Bank of America.

Other nominees at this year’s Webby Awards include Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Laverne Cox, Gucci, Megan Thee Stallion, NASA and more!

"Honorees like 11ONZE & WONDR are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet."

Claire Graves President of The Webby Awards

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organisation honouring excellence on the Internet.

 

 

IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts from companies such as Backstage Capital, Wieden+Kennedy, The New York Times, The Washington Post, &Co, TikTok, Disney and Peloton to name but a few.

We are delighted to be chosen as “Webby Honoree” for innovation and creativity. Especially, being acknowledged alongside the likes of Yahoo Finance, Morgan Stanley and the Bank of America is remarkable.

James Sene Chairman - 11Onze

James Sene, Chairman – 11Onze, added…

“La Plaça is what makes us unique. It’s an innovative fincom – a fusion of a social network and a fintech to deliver community driven financial services.

La Plaça started as a digital experience that combined social networking with a learning management system (LMS) and has since evolved into a community place for our members to buy products and services.

Moving forward they will also be able to sell their goods and services to other members.”

It's an incredible achievement for 11Onze to be selected among the best from more than 14,300 across the globe.

Dermot O'Shea Founder
WONDR

About 11Onze

11Onze is the first community fintech in Europe offering financial literacy and wealth creation services to its members. The start-up fills a gap in the larger fintech sector with its La Plaça / The Square (private social network), Les Peles (digital currency), El Canut (universal banking super App) and expansive educational library, aimed at educating people with informative content on finance, economics, well-being and sustainability.

To date, 11Onze, which has a clear vision to educate and engage its members on money matters, has uploaded more than 1,212 videos and 1,131 online posts in three languages (English, Catalan, Spanish).

About The Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organisation honouring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media and PR; Apps & Software, Social; Podcasts; Games and Virtual & Remote.

Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 14,300 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, Canva, Omidyar Network, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, TheFutureParty and AIGA.

WONDR are proud to announce that 2 of our recent clients are finalists at the Annual Progress Sitefinity Awards.

The Progress Sitefinity Awards jury has finalised their judging process and shortlisted both ESB International & ESB Networks websites as finalists in the Energy & Utilities category.

Public voting along with a panel of experts will determine the winners in the respective categories. The voting will start on April 6th and will close on April 20th. People can vote in just one or more of the listed categories. One thing to keep in mind – only one vote per user will count.

We’d welcome your support by voting for these brands so there is 🇮🇪 Irish representation amongst this years global award winners. Winners will be announced on May 26.

The details on the finalists are as follows:

ESB Networks

Finalist for Best Website in the Energy & Utilities category.

ESB Inter - national

Finalist for Best Website in the Energy & Utilities category.

WONDR are experts in designing for global energy & utility brands. These nominations further validate the reach, quality & impact of our work as we help brands move to smarter & more sustainable energy solutions.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

WONDR is proud to be the winner of Best eCommerce Website at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

The award recognised the beauty, uniqueness and quality of our delivery for Likha Aesthetic Clinic. This award-winning site has a rich immersive brand experience that was refined using AI testing tools during the design process.

"This award 🥇 recognises that we created something special with intelligence and skill that delivers business results that matter."

Dr Juliah Tbarani Founder - Likha Aesthetic Clinic

As the longest-running digital awards programme in Ireland, the Spiders are dedicated to recognising companies and individuals delivering digital excellence.

WONDR was shortlisted for 3 awards and collected the prestigious award on the night for Best eCommerce Website in Ireland.

eCommerce branding enables businesses to lead with relevance, purpose and character. In doing so it acts as a breakwater, protecting businesses from commoditisation in the digital space.

Oisín Hurst Director of Creative Brand Strategy
WONDR

Serial Award Winner

This prestigious award follows on from Likha Aesthetic Clinic’s recent success at the international Vega Design Awards where it won best website in beauty & cosmetics.

LikhaAesthetic.ie has also picked up global award for ‘Mobile Excellence‘ and an Honorable Mention from Awwwards as well as a Special Kudos award from CSSDA.

Founded in 2019, the clinic has also won Best Aesthetic Clinic in Ireland two years in a row, as well as a Patient Service Award from What Clinic for outstanding customer reviews two years in a row.