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Kentico Site of the Year 2018 Winners Announced

By Jana Repakova Apr 25, 2019

It’s time to share the winners of the Kentico Site of the Year 2018 contest. 

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

www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com

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 

Pietro Filipi

www.pietro-filipi.com/cz

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 

Miss Maud

www.missmaud.com.au

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.

Best Integration 

Radboudumc Intranet

www.radboudumc.nl/patientenzorg

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

www.konsult.com.au

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.

Best Migration

Under the Radar Report

www.undertheradarreport.com.au

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.

Largest Site

BTG Plc

btgplc.com/en-US

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

www.nationalfoodgroup.com

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

Pan Macmillan

www.panmacmillan.com

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

Bardahl

www.bardahl.fr

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

Upskilled

www.upskilled.edu.au

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

VISIT Milwaukee

www.visitmilwaukee.org

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

Komerční Banka

www.kb.cz/en

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 

CzechTrade

www.czechtrade.cz

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

SE Health

sehc.com

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

www.komatsu.com.au

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

www.firstfiveyears.org.au

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.
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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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