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Emillie Ruston of Pugpig wins PPA Unsung Hero of the Year Award

Emillie Ruston Unsung Hero of the Year

We’re so proud and excited to announce that our very own Emillie Ruston has won the PPA Unsung Hero of the Year Award. The PPA Awards took place virtually rather than its standard Grosvenor House Park Lane location, but that certainly didn’t dampen our enthusiasm.

According to the PPA panel, “Our judges described Emillie as a real hero and said her tireless work has clearly been instrumental to the success of Pugpig. Alongside delivering new products and improving existing ones, Emillie shows strong leadership in coaching and mentoring staff and excellent collaborative skills with clients.”

Emillie joined Pugpig in June 2013 as a Digital Producer, when we were a small team with a burgeoning client base. She was quickly able to translate her problem solving skills and philosophy degree to developing solutions for publishers.  Some of her early projects included working with ASOS magazine (where she met her now fiancée, Mark), launching CIPD with Haymarket and migrating all the Hearst titles onto apps. Another landmark project was the development of the Independent app to meet their deadline in time for the ceasing of their print edition. The delivery of successful projects only fuelled the size and complexity of more projects. In the past year alone, Emillie has successfully led the onboarding and development of key clients Conde Nast, the Economist, the Financial Times, News UK and Dennis Publishing.  Most recently Emillie helped to deliver the website, iOS and Android apps for the brand new venture Tortoise to their three month timeline. 

In pulling together her award nomination, there was no shortage of positive testimonials from Pugpig team members and customers in support of Emillie’s ultimate PPA trophy.

Pugpig as an organisation featured as a finalist in two PPA Awards categories – Industry Partner of the Year and Commercial Initiative of the Year in partnership with Tortoise. Our very own Jonny Kaldor also took home the Best Dressed award.