WONDR continues its winning streak by collecting 3 international design awards at the 2022 Vega Global Digital Awards.

We collected 3 awards in the categories for Best Financial Services App, Best Insurance Website & Best Services & Utilities App.

This year the awards programmes had over 1,000 submissions from 20 countries worldwide. The International Awards Associate (IAA) organised the Vega Digital Awards to celebrate digital excellence worldwide, recognising the very best in Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts.

The judging panel was comprised of 22 highly respected and experienced professional experts from 10 countries, who selected three of our entries as winners.

The winners were…

Best Financial Services App

11Onze’s universal banking app ‘El Canut’ won a ‘Centauri’ Award for ‘Best Financial Services App’ at the 2022 Vega Global Digital Awards.

Best Insurance Website

AA Insurance Ireland won a Centauri Award for ‘Best Insurance Website’ at the 2022 Vega Global Digital Awards.

Best Services & Utilities App

Package Portal’s Web3 enabled loyalty and feedback platform won an ‘Arcturus’ Award for ‘Best Services & Utilities App’ at the 2022 Vega Global Digital Awards.

Continued Success

These awards follow on from WONDR’s incredible run of success that saw us collect 22 awards in 12 months from some of the world’s most prestigious programmes. Hopefully, these awards are the start of another successful year for us as we celebrate our 9th year in business.

We've been actively progressing our output of #Web3 enabled products. This will revolutionise many sectors, espeically financial services, insurance, healthcare, utilities and energy.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Dermot added….

“These awards are important as they recognise how WONDR as a team transcends boundaries by using the latest in tech to enable rapid digital transformation.”

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’.

We have been selected as finalists in 3 categories at this year’s Digital Media Awards (DMAs).

We’re finalists for Best Website, Best in Financial Services & Best Small Agency.

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Best Website

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Best Financial Services

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Small Agency

The Digital Media Awards are now in their 19th year and one of the most well established award programmes in Ireland.

They recognise creativity and innovation across digital media which includes digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.

After a successful year of delivering high quality output for brands across the globe, it would be a fitting touch to be recognised at home by the DMAs.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Gala Dinner Ceremony

The Digital Media Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by Alan Shortt on Friday the 11th of November in the Convention Centre at The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.

We’re shortlisted for not one, but two of our projects at The Institute of Designers Ireland’s (IDI) Awards 2022.

 

The IDI Awards showcases the best in Irish design across fashion/textiles, products, digital, visual communications, structures & spaces, so we’re honoured to be shortlisted.

Best App

Best App

Our work for Package Portal was shortlisted for Best App.

Package Portal is a contactless proof-of-delivery app for online shoppers that rewards users with crypto in exchange for their data.

Best App

Best App

Our work for 11Onze’s universal banking app called ‘El Canut’ is shortlisted for Best App.

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

Let's Celebrate

We’re looking forward to celebrating the best in Irish design & the 50th anniversary year of the IDI at the awards ceremony in the Marker Hotel on the 17th Nov 22.

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.

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 share that 3 of our clients are finalists at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

As the longest-running digital awards programme in Ireland, the Spiders are dedicated to recognising companies and individuals delivering digital excellence. 3 of WONDR’s most recent projects for KBC Bank Ireland, ESB Networks & Likha Aesthetic Clinic are now finalists at this year’s event.

The details on the finalists are as follows:

Best Digital in Industry

ESB Networks website is a finalist in the category for Best Digital Transformation in Industry and Infrastructure at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

Best eCommerce Website

Likha Aesthetic Clinic’s website is a finalist in the category for Best E-Commerce Website at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

Best in Universal Design

KBC Bank Ireland’s website is a finalist in the category for Best in Universal Design at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

All award winners will be announced during the Gala Award Ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin on 31st March 2022.

"To have 3 of our recent projects in the final is further validation of the quality of work WONDR delivers."

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Our collaboration with 11Onze has won an international award for it’s cutting edge private social network platform.

Barcelona-based community fintech company, 11Onze, has won the acclaimed 2021 Vega Digital Award for best website in the social networking sector.

The award highlights the vital role of digital pioneers in an ever-changing digital landscape. Out of 1,392 entries, 11Onze.cat captured the Centauri award for its innovative platform.

 

 

The Vega Digital Awards are an international body that exists to recognise and honour the outstanding performance, talent and effort of the best digital professionals and web agencies around the world.

Judged independently by experienced, senior-level digital professionals from around the world, the categories include websites, video, mobile, social, animation, marketing and podcasts.

We are delighted that our work and vision has been recognised by the experts in the sector.

James Séne Chairman - 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).

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Financial literacy remains a key pillar of 11Onze. We believe an informed customer base using innovative financial services will be able to build strong communities that can invest in projects for our sustainable future.

James Séne Chairman - 11Onze

The platform –a learning management system for financial literacy – has been a big success with the community, attracting 10,000 members and clocking an engagement rate of over 96 percent.

It has seen record engagement rates across social media platforms including Facebook (299.9%), You Tube (133%), Twitter (88%) and Instagram (95%).

“Social media is an ideal tool for imparting financial literacy to our members and customers. On our platform, with the help of our financial services agents, our members and customers are able to make informed decisions about wealth creation.” James Séne – Chairman – 11Onze

We’re extremely proud of the collaboration with 11Onze as we believe this platform is delivering on the promise set to be a Catalan Fintech Community with soul & purpose. The judges from all over the world could see this, hear this & feel it for themselves, 11onze.cat is a very genuine & compelling proposition.

Dermot O'Shea Founder
WONDR

WP Engine have released a global case study benchmarking our work with 11ONZE to build and launch “La Plaça”, the first private social network designed to serve a community’s financial needs.

 

11Onze.cat, powered on WP Engine, exceeds performance and compliance benchmarks and provides users with personalised, interactive, and educational content that’s blockchain-connected for future growth.

Our goal was to create a new category of social network, a safe and vibrant online community focused on finance and fintech, with the advances of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn wrapped up into a Netflix format.

James Sené Chairman
11Onze

Where traditional financial institutions create websites to sell products, 11Onze has innovated to create a social network that actively serves the Catalan people and their needs. This ethos of “adding a human touch to digital banking” is what sets 11Onze apart in the crowded fintech space.

Delivered within a four-month timeframe, 11Onze’s Facebook-like PSN, La Plaça, has attracted more than 10,000 members in less than six months, doubling the original target.

Trusted WP Engine Partner

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  • We have worked closely with them over the last 8 years to deliver award winning, secure & fast performing websites.
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  • WP Engine also benchmarked our work for the Irish Heart Foundation.