The Kentico Site of the Year contest seeks out the best Kentico implementations that received the largest number of public votes or that have proven their technical qualities. 2018 winners have been selected by a technical committee, and includes 11 Users’ Choice Awards categories.
Special Jury Awards
Best Kentico Cloud Implementation
From a shortlist of finalists, Dentsu Aegis Network by Isobar Ireland is the 2018 winner of the Best Kentico Cloud Implementation category.
Dentsu Aegis Network
Implemented by isobar
Their new website needed not only to position Dentsu Aegis Network as a leader in the market but also bring to life their vision of “Innovating the Way Brands Are Built”. The project is a great success in terms of the number of leads created (a primary purpose of the project). Since the launch, it has grown substantially to almost 1500 new business leads.
Other Categories and Awards
Best Graphic Design
Implemented by Bluesoft s.r.o.
There were several goals set up since the beginning of the project: an urge for a clean and simple design of minimalistic approach, a portfolio of high-quality photos of products that would be subsequently displayed via all types of devices.
Best Customer Success
Implemented by Alyka Pty Ltd
Miss Maud Group serves Australians throughout their cafes, catering business, hotel, restaurant, and bakehouse. Their new Kentico website significantly reduced the time to place online orders for returning customers. YoY comparison shows a 25% increase in online sales. There is also a monthly average of 15,500 “users” visiting the site and an average of 2,700 orders per month.
Implemented by TrueLime
Radboudumc is a medical center, specializing in patient care, scientific research, teaching, and training. Within this portal, Radboudumc significantly improved the quality of life to all target groups. Integrated with Microsoft AD, HR-system BAS, recruitment software Connexys, CAPP, and payments system Buckaroo, the intranet daily reaches 75% of all employees (15,000 unique visitors).
Best Kentico Online Marketing Implementation
Konsult Internet Consulting
Implemented by WDM
The primary goal of Konsult is to help organizations implement Kentico or Sitecore content management systems. Their new website is designed as a showpiece using all the out-of-the-box features that Kentico can offer. Among other Kentico online marketing functionalities, they utilize contact-groups, personas and personalization, campaigns, and email marketing.
Under the Radar Report
Implemented by Pretty
Under the Radar Report provide access to small cap research written by Australia’s leading small cap investment experts. However, their former platform Adobe Business Catalyst had many restrictions that have stalled the company’s growth. Pretty applied a new design and delivered a more marketing-friendly, faster and easier-to-manage website.
Implemented by Discover IT
Until the end of 2018, there were two main websites for BTG. The scope of this project was to develop the corporate site on Kentico and to migrate and merge the healthcare website into the same site. Rich in content and complexity, the website contains 28,000 documents stored in Kentico and 229,000 Google indexed pages.
Users’ Choice Awards
Best Business Services Site
National Food Group
Implemented by thunder::tech
This brand new website was born within National Food Group’s marketing teams to ensure full integration with the company’s other marketing and sales platforms, including NetSuite (CRM) and Act-On (marketing automation).
Best Consumer Goods Site
Implemented by Distinction
One of the UK's largest publishers has significantly strengthened their brand and user interactions. Their new site's performance has increased by implementing an API which pulls in book data 97% faster. Adding genre and author pages has aided navigation, leading to more conversions, and the EMS functionality has enabled closer communications with valued customers.
Best E-commerce Site
Implemented by EMAKINA
Bardahl needed a new fresh website for their B2C customers that would: increase brand awareness through a great new user experience and design; be a go-to-site for technical questions on motor engines; and increase B2C sales through a simplified shopping experience.
Best Education and Career Site
Implemented by Interesting
Upskilled, a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) specializing in online training, found themselves investing into a website built in 2012 that was fundamentally broken. Unable to scale for Upskilled’s future growth plans, a call was made to move away from UMBRACO to a new CMS.
Best Tourism, Hospitality, and Entertainment Site
Implemented by Hanson Dodge
VISIT Milwaukee aspired to create a more modern, flexible, and mobile-friendly digital experience while also positively shifting perceptions about Milwaukee as a destination. Hanson Dodge worked with VISIT Milwaukee to craft a strategic and creative vision for the website that exemplifies a new brand story for the City of Milwaukee.
Best Financial Services Site
Implemented by ACTUM Digital
Komerční banka, a.s. is one of the leading financial institutions in the Czech Republic, Central, and Eastern Europe, and it is a member of the Société Générale Group. The whole solution is integrated with more than 15 Komerční banka systems to ensure proper operation, handling sales opportunities, and many more business critical functionalities.
Best Government and Municipal Site
Implemented by AUTOCONT a.s.
CzechTrade is a national promotion agency established with the aim of developing international trade and cooperation between Czech and foreign entities. With the help of integrated systems, the CzechTrade portal provides agency services and informs about the possibilities of trade opportunities.
Best Healthcare Site
Implemented by The Pixel shop
Coinciding with the rebranding of Saint Elizabeth, the new multi-site approach brings a fresher, more modern, high-end design to the project role. Forms with email notification and autoresponder are in place to retrieve information and keep the client posted about their inquiries.
Best Industrial/Manufacturer Site
Komatsu Australia and New Zealand
Implemented by Create Studios
As a world-leading manufacturer of construction, mining, and forestry equipment, the aim of the project was to build a completely new flagship website for the Australasia Region. The new site is a key component of an innovative digital strategy with Kentico EMS powering many new marketing initiatives.
Best NGO and Associations Site
First Five Years
Implemented by Zeroseven
The goal was to redesign the website such that the look and feel of the site were updated to match the modern ethos of the company and provide a fully accessible experience. The core of the site is running using the Kentico CMS, with a layout comprising of numerous widgets of various different ‘themed’ First Five Years is a collaborative community of parents, professionals and educators who share advice, insights and experiences to equip parents with support and tools for the important early years of a child’s life. Since launch, visitors have grown from being primarily new visitors to an audience of loyal readers.
Congratulations to the Winners!
If you have won, competed, or even just voted, we would like to thank you all for participating in the Kentico Site of the Year 2018 contest. We are always keen on promoting projects that have something to share.
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