WebbMason, an integrated marketing solutions and services company headquartered in suburban Baltimore, won three WebAwards in the Web Marketing Association’s 17th annual WebAward Competition for web design and development. WebbMason’s corporate website won “Best in Show” and “Best Marketing Website.” Two websites developed by WebbMason for clients Apartment Services, Inc. and Kissito Healthcare International each earned an award. More than 1,500 entries from 40 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year's competition. 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. “ASI has built a reputation over the past 40 years for building quality homes, delivering outstanding customer service, and offering exceptional value,” said senior vice president, Dennis Dietz. “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,” said Enam Noor, Chief Strategy Officer for WebbMason Interactive Solutions.
WebbMason.com was awarded “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. The website included a custom content management system (CMS) developed by WebbMason Interactive, and a clear narrative that conveys the breadth of the company’s services and client value propositions.
"As the needs of online consumers evolve, so does their expectation for a company's website," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Companies and other organizations must engage audiences online, and websites have evolved into a critical business tool. Each year the WebAwards receives amazing entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality. We congratulate all of our winners for developing websites that deliver for their audiences."