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Sitecore Recognizes Excellence in Web Strategies and Digital Marketing CampaignsInternational Site of the Year Winners Deliver Marketing Performance Success (June 19, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/19/12 -- Sitecore today announced the 2012 Site of the Year winners across several countries. This year's winners from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Sweden, relied on Sitecore's software to drive Web campaigns and digital marketing strategies to meet business goals, representing excellence across verticals and business applications.
Each year Sitecore's Site of the Year awards recognize organizations that leverage Sitecore's technology to develop an outstanding Web presence and to deliver engaging digital experiences that increase marketing performance.
The Sitecore Site of the Year winners were selected based on each company's use of Sitecore's Web Content Management System (CMS) and Digital Marketing System to deliver more effective business processes. The Sitecore judges considered creativity, integration with applications, overall site visitor experience and the ability to educate, inform and motivate an action.
This year's overall winners are:
F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG: Dornbracht represents the highest quality of manufacturing, progressive production and innovative design. The company looked to Sitecore to help them increase brand awareness and online engagement. Sitecore Solution Partner, comspace, customized the Sitecore platform to integrate a worldwide online-request management via SharePoint and an XML-integration to upload data from Dornbracht proprietary catalog with more than 2400 products. A retailer search with connection to its CRM system was developed as well as integration with Google Maps.
Cricket Australia - Big Bash League: Using Sitecore's software, Cricket Australia rapidly built and launched a digital presence for its new league, resulting in more than 3 million page views and increased fan engagement. Working with Sitecore partner, Reactive, native iPhone and Android applications were developed - pulling in news and data from Sitecore's CMS. The iPhone app has over 84,000 downloads and during the season was 4th in the App Store for free Sports apps. Furthermore, Cricket Australia is experiencing higher than expected conversion rates.
C1000: C1000 is a supermarket chain with more than 400 franchises in the Netherlands. Working with partner eFocus, Sitecore's Web content management system was used to launch the website with an iPhone, Android and iPad app and integrated into the company's email campaigns. The result is a consistent brand experience across in-store, online and mobile channels.
Carnation Group: A Sitecore partner, Carnation Group provides digital creative solutions with services including ideation, design, development, coding, research, planning, measurement and optimization. Implementing Sitecore's software on the Carnation Group website, the firm launched a new Web presence with enhanced SEO, mobile optimization and integration of social media channels. The enhanced website visitor experience has increased traffic and engagement, while saving time and resources for the Carnation team in managing and updating the website content.
In addition to the Sitecore Site of the Year overall winners, the following companies are category winners within four regions:
Category Winners in the DACH Region
Best Sports and Entertainment Site
Partner: ecx international AG
Best Professional, Business, and Services Site
Partner: Nemetos GmbH Switzerland
Best Finance Site
Swiss & Global Asset Management
Partner: Unic AG
Category winners in Australia/New Zealand:
Best Federal Government Site
Australian Army - Department of Defence
Best State Government Site
Partner: Next Digital
Best Financial Services Site
Best Education Site
People's Choice Award
Cricket Australia - Big Bash League
Best Entertainment Site
Village Roadshow Limited - MovieWorld
Best Azure Site
Australian National Maritime Museum - AQUA
Best Social/Community Site
Defence Alumni Network
Partner: Visual Jazz
Best eCommerce Site
Partner: Switch I.T.
Category Winners in The Netherlands:
Best Education Site
Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
Partner: IQuality BV
Best Sports Site
Partner: Estate Internet
Best Tourism Site
Partner: Maxd'Oro B.V.
Best Healthcare Site
Partner: Remotion Group
Best Insurance / Financial Site
Best Technology Site
Best Business Services Site
Partner: Evident Interactive
Best Energy Site
Best Real Estate Site
Partner: Estate Internet
Category Winners in the International Region:
Best User Experience Site
Partner: LBi Belgium
Best Education Site
Best Media site
Primedia Broadcasting (PTY) LTD
Partner: New Media Labs
Best Ecommerce Site
Partner: The Reference
Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with audiences, powering compelling experiences that sense and adapt to visitors both online and in-person.
Sitecore's leading Content Management System software is the first to cohesively integrate with marketing automation, intranet portal, e-commerce, web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies. This broad choice of capabilities enable marketing professionals, business stakeholders and information technology teams to rapidly implement, measure and manage a successful website and digital business strategy. Businesses can now easily identify, serve and convert new customers with Sitecore's Digital Marketing System, part of its encompassing Customer Engagement Platform.
Thousands of public and private organizations have created and now manage more than 32,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including Carnival Cruise Lines, Colliers International, Comcast, Heineken, Microsoft, Nestlé, Royal Navy, Visa Europe and Verizon.
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