The Lightmaker team is thrilled to announce that Sitecore, a leading web content management and customer experience management software company, announced today that the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has been named the North American Sitecore Sports, Entertainment and Leisure Site of the Year winner.
The ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. At the end of the season only the World’s Top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Lightmaker, aligned with ATP as their creative and technology partner, provided strategic planning and development for the digital roadmap initiatives. The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals was the first major initiative and website planning began in early 2013 with an extensive discovery process and culminated in the launch of a ground-breaking digital experience for this historic event.
The new website, designed and built in collaboration with ATP, features enhanced data visualizations, player bios, searing imagery and an integrated presentation of news, video, photos and social media. The site challenges conventional sporting event websites with its bold, clean design. The site’s responsive design provides a consistent yet intuitive presentation to millions of fans around the world regardless of the devices they are using.
Sitecore has been a large part of our growing sports and entertainment business, and continues to be a great partner for Lightmaker. We look forward to building more great sites on the Sitecore platform.
The complete list of Sitecore Site of the Year winners can be found here.
Lightmaker would like to congratulate our client, ICON International, for winning the 2013 Website Marketing Message Award from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau (BBB). ICON is a specialty finance company engaged in corporate barter to help companies restore value to underperforming assets and fund corporate expenses. ICON is also a subsidiary of the Omnicom Group.
The Website Marketing Message Award recognizes the websites of organizations that exemplify ethical marketing, educates consumers, exhibits ease of navigation and highlights company accessibility and policies. ICON competed against many other companies statewide for the position.
Lightmaker worked with ICON on a complete redesign of the new ICON International website this year, which was built on the open source WordPress content management system. The site has a very accessible user interface and uses strong visuals to represent ICON’s areas of expertise.
“This is the first year we applied for the award,” commented Kelly Emmert, ICON’s vice president of marketing and communications. “We just re-launched our site with an emphasis on educating our client base, so the timing was good! Our team is thrilled to have received the award.”
Last week The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) held their annual Supplier Excellence Awards at the BT Tower in London. The DWP is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty int he UK. It is the biggest public service delivery department and serves over 20 million customers.
Established in 2010 to reward the best of its many suppliers, the Supplier Excellence Awards categories cover Innovation, Sustainability, Value for money, Customer delivery and Collaboration. There are two special awards for the best application, in any category, by a small or medium enterprise, by a Third Sector not for profit organisation and an overall award for Supplier of the Year. This year the awards were presented by Esther McVey, The Minister for Disabled People.
Lightmaker fought off some fierce competition and won the the Category of “Best Application by an SME” for their ‘Sorting Out Separation App’ for The Child Maintenance Group. This project also saw the build of a website that aims to help co-ordinate support services for separating families which can be visited here: www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk