By Enam Noor, Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Director West, WM Interactive Solutions Division
Contrary to the familiar, superstitious saying, good things – not just bad – can happen in threes. Today is one of those days. WebbMason won three WebAwards in the Web Marketing Association’s 17th annual WebAward Competition for web design and development. Our own corporate website won “Best in Show” and “Best Marketing Website” for its bold graphics, vivid color palette, intuitive navigation and seamless integration of front- and back-end systems. That is reason enough to celebrate. But even better, websites developed by WebbMason Interactive for clients Apartment Services, Inc. and Kissito Healthcare International each earned an award. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.
WebbMason client Apartment Services, Inc. (ASI), a residential multifamily housing property management business that owns and manages 40 apartment and townhome communities in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, won for “Outstanding Achievement in Web Development” in the Real Estate category. The company has built a reputation over the past 40 years for building quality homes, delivering outstanding customer service, and offering exceptional value. Dennis Dietz, senior vice president with ASI, said that “The design and interactivity of the website WebbMason developed for us faithfully extended our brand identity online. Another important element is that the user experience is localized and personalized. We are very pleased with the end result.”
Kissito Healthcare International, a non-profit organization whose stated mission is “the betterment and care of human life,” was recognized for achieving “Non-Profit Standard of Excellence.” The objectives of the Kissito website redesign were to produce a website with clean design, easy navigation and, importantly, integration with social media channels Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and flickr, which Kissito uses to build awareness and solicit financial support. We are thrilled that the WebAward’s international panel felt we succeeded in meeting those objectives.
Adding to the feeling of gratification we on the WebbMason Interactive team got from this news is realizing that the odds of winning one, never mind three, are long: More than 1,500 entries from 40 countries were judged in 96 industry categories during this year’s competition.
Thanks and congratulations to ASI and Kissito who trusted us with what is their most public persona – their websites – and to the amazing WebbMason interactive team.