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Acquia Announces Winners of 2017 Acquia Engage Awards

BOSTON – October 17, 2017 – Today, Acquia announced the winners of the 2017 Acquia Engage Awards Program. The Acquia Engage Awards showcase the amazing digital experiences that Acquia’s partners and customers are building.

Partners and customers submitted more than 200 nominations to this year’s award program across 17 categories. Eighty nominations that demonstrated an advanced level of visual design, functionality, integration and overall experience advanced to the finalist round, where an outside panel of experts selected the winning projects. Winners were announced during an award reception at the Acquia Engage conference earlier today.

Winners of 2017 Acquia Engage Award

“Winning sites set themselves apart in how they grabbed our attention and made us want to learn more,” said CMSWire’s Dom Nicastro, one of the award program jurors. “The first thing I looked for were search and commerce capabilities. It's a Google and Amazon world that we live in. No one comes to a website just for a pretty design, and no one remembers a red call-to-action button versus a blue one. Sites that deliver excellent search and easy transactional experiences won for me.”

Chief Marketer Network’s Beth Negus Viveiros and CMS-Connected’s Laura Myers also served on the jury.

This year’s Acquia Engage Award winners are:

Digital Experience: Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and VML
Brand Experience: Shepherd Neame and Deeson 
Commerce: Weber and MediaMonks
Community: ChenMed and COLAB Media
Consumer Brands: Conagra Brands and POSSIBLE
Decoupled Drupal: West Virginia University Foundation
Financial Services: Pinnacol Assurance and Elevated Third
Healthcare: Association for Accessible Medicines and Blue Water
Higher Education: University of Virginia and Digital Pulp
High Technology: Kronos and Genuine
Life Sciences: Pfizer Inc. and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Media and Entertainment: Road Transport Media and Inviqa
Movers and Builder: JK Moving and Carousel 30
Nonprofit: Parkinson’s UK and Manifesto
Pharmaceutical: Astellas and CI&T
Public Sector: Australian Government of the Environment and Energy and Doghouse Digital Agency
Travel and Tourism: Tourisme Montréal and Cossette

“Digital drives the customer experience. A great experience can win loyalty; a misfire can result in lost opportunity and revenue. The Acquia Engage Awards are a showcase of how intuitive UX, great design, and personalized content come together to deliver a winning experience,” said Joe Wykes, senior vice president of global channels and commerce at Acquia. “We congratulate this year’s finalists and winners. This was by far the most competitive award program to date, and we’re proud to celebrate the collective results of your work.”

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