by Joseph Wykes
Everyone loves to receive awards. Awards recognize achievement, hard work and talent. Acquia has received several tremendous awards this year, including Forbes’100 List of America’s Most Promising Companies, #1 Software Vendor on the 2012 Inc. 500 (#8 overall), and MassTLC’s 2012 Private Company of the Year.
Since arriving at Acquia, I have been constantly reminded of the great work our partners achieve. Our partner eco-system is comprised of truly remarkable organizations, each offering inspiring stories of how they have grown. A common factor in this growth is the strong collaboration between Acquia and our partners to deliver happy, successful customers. Whether a digital marketing agency, systems integrator or web development company, we work closely together to produce superior results for today’s online marketers.
So, it’s time to recognize our partners.
Over the remaining three months of 2012, we invite our Partners to submit entries to 2012 Partner Sites of the Year. We have identified eight categories - mobile, social, e-commerce, web experience, higher education, not-for-profit, public sector and general commercial - and will judge the submissions based on visual design, functionality, integration and overall experience.
There are already some incredible examples of what’s possible with Drupal in the Drupal Showcase. The Acquia 2012 Partner Sites of the Year awards program will highlight the organizations that make digital experiences like these possible. Our partners are creative, innovative and bold; we intend to recognize this and share it with all of you.
So, to all you partners out there, come and submit your entries! We will assemble the judging panel in early January, drawing judges from the Drupal community and notable digital experts. Winners will be announced in early 2013 and together, we will publicly celebrate your achievements.