The First We Are Mabo Recap Of 2020!

January not only welcomed a new month and a new year, but also a new decade, which means we’ve decided to adopt a new approach to our We Are Mabo recaps!

For our regular readers you’ll know that We Are Mabo used to be released every Friday. However, to shake things up a little and give you a fuller insight into life at Mabo we’ve decided to now make it a monthly feature. The blog will be jam packed with everything Team Mabo have been up to over the past month, to make sure you’re kept up to date with all the fun things we get up to outside of our day-to-day jobs!

We Are Mabo

It comes as no surprise that Team Mabo have got the year off to a flying start, from award shortlists and new roles, to charity work and birthdays. Let’s dive into the first We Are Mabo of 2020 and find out what we’ve been up to over the last 30 days…


We have started 2020 with a bang having been awarded no less than TEN shortlists already this year! We are extremely proud to be finalists for the UK Biddable Media Awards in the following categories:

  • Large Biddable Agency Of The Year
  • Best Use Of Data
  • Best Use Of Attribution
  • Best Use Of Automation
  • Travel / Leisure Campaign Of The Year
  • Local Campaign Of The Year
  • Shopping Ads Campaign Of The Year

UK Biddable Media Awards

We are also very proud to say that our Head Of Development, Peter Calvert, has been named a finalist in the very first Northern Dev Awards! Pete is up for the Rising Star Of The Year award – congratulations and good luck for the final!

Northern Dev Awards


We’d like to congratulate two of our very talented team members for receiving promotions this month!

Glen Barker started his Mabo journey as a PPC Apprentice and has now worked his way through the ranks to PPC Team Leader. Also, our lovely Caroline Crooks has been a valuable member of Team Mabo since 2016 and has since been awarded her new role as Senior PPC Account Manager. Well done both!

Glen & Caroline


Not only did we welcome a new year this month, but also a new decade! There’s no time like the present to start looking for a new opportunity, and you’re in luck – we’re recruiting for a few vacancies here at Mabo HQ. Take a look at our latest opportunities here.

12 Months Of Giving

January marked the first month of our new company-wide charity initiative “12 Months Of Giving”. As a company, we’re extremely proud of our local area and we’ve always been super keen to support the great charities and local causes right on our doorstep. The aim of “12 Months Of Giving” is to work with a different charity each month and positively contribute to 12 different causes that are each valuable to the town Team Mabo call home.

With that in mind, we’ve started the initiative by supporting Middlesbrough Food Bank. The people who access this food bank are often in crisis, and we all know that Christmas can be a very challenging time, especially for those in less fortunate situations. We’re so pleased to have been able to provide some essentials for those who need them most. Huge thank you to Team Mabo for getting involved and supporting a fantastic local cause – it’s hugely appreciated!


Last but by no means least it wouldn’t be a We Are Mabo blog without celebrating a Mabo birthday or two! This month we wished our Business Development Executive, Samantha, Technical Account Manager, Andy, and Senior PPC Trainer, Matty a very Happy Birthday! We hope you enjoyed celebrating as much as we all enjoyed your cakes!