WSI , the world’s leading provider of Internet marketing solutions received 7 Standard of Excellence recognitions at the 2008 WebAwards organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). Since 1997, the Annual WMA Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the field of Web design and development. WSI submitted a total of 10 entries this year and was rewarded with 7 Recognitions for achieving a Standard of Excellence in the B2B, Restaurant, Sports, Non-Profit, Education, Professional Services and Financial Services industries. These prestigious honours reaffirm WSI's premier position in the advanced and fast-paced Internet industry.
The WebAwards recognized WSI for its remarkable development and design work over several Web solutions developed for various organizations and institutions. The Standard of Excellence Website recognitions went to the sites developed by WSI Internet Marketing Consultants, Neal Lappe (B2B), Chris Murray (Education), Eric Cook (Financial Services), Chris Conboye (Professional Services), Ron Adelman (Restaurant) and Doug Schust (Sports).
Ron McArthur, president, WSI said, “WMA held the Internet's premier award competition, and each submission competes based on seven specific criteria, including design, innovation, content, interactivity, copywriting, ease of use and use of technology. Global leaders such as Disney, UPS Whiteboard, Honda, FedEx and more annually compete to be awarded with a WMA WebAward. This year, we showcased excellence on behalf of our WSI Consultants by submitting 10 outstanding WSI sites for the WMA WebAwards. We are absolutely thrilled and very proud that 7 out of the 10 WSI submissions have been acclaimed for their Standard of Excellence in different industry categories.”
The greatest honor for the company, however, is the extremely positive feedback that WSI receives from its clients. Wolverine Bank, a leading US community bank, for instance, says that its website developed by WSI boasts a simple yet effective design matching its industry-leading positioning. The site uses easy-to-navigate architecture, enhances customer service, reinforces robust corporate branding, and offers convenient administrative tools for its staff to manage day-to-day operations online. Just like its products and services, the bank’s site is equally flexible, accessible and personalized.
As a result, the company owns a praise-attracting and now also internationally recognized site offering numerous benefits to its end customers. Rick Rosinski, Chief Operating Officer, Wolverine Bank says, “As one of the nation’s leading community banks, Wolverine is thrilled to be recognized for our new website. We made these enhancements with the help of WSI to ensure our customers’ online banking experience with Wolverine is simple and informative. This is such a big year for us. We're celebrating 75 years of banking success, BauerFinancial awarded us their coveted Five-Star rating for the 20th consecutive year, and now we're being recognized by the Internet industry for our community bank website. We want to extend thanks to our customers, employees and business partners for their support in our accomplishments.”
Eric Cook, WSI Certified Business Consultant based in Michigan remarked, “Receiving a WMA WebAward Standard of Excellence for the Wolverine Bank site is an honour. Also, it demonstrates that the WSI certification and training program really prepares us to deliver a quality product to our clients. That, together with world class WSI Production Centers, allows us to be ahead of the wave. We can continue to innovate and stay competitive, helping our customers lead their industries too.”
Neal Lappe, WSI Internet Marketing Consultant in Virginia says, “We are naturally proud but not totally surprised with the recognition for The Creative Office Environments site. After all, we specialize in developing Internet marketing business plans that meet the objectives of the organization in a compelling and creative way. Creative, based in Hanover, Virginia is a very forward-looking organization and our task was to deliver a contemporary and visionary message through the site’s creative graphic design. A website designed to communicate the ‘future of work’ was an interesting project. We're thrilled that our Web design project was nominated and even more proud that it was recognized with a Standard of Excellence.”
Chris Murray, WSI Internet Marketing Consultant in Quebec says, “We are very pleased to receive a Standard of Excellence Recognition for the Beaver Books site, especially since our goal is and has always been to create Web solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations while providing an intuitive user experience for their target markets.”
George Papp Jr., the owner of Beaver Books, says, "I am very satisfied with the new website that the team at WSI has created for Beaver Books. The WSI design team made full use of my inventory of artwork and illustrations and created a final product that enhances our brand on the Internet. They listened to all my questions and concerns and delivered what they promised on time, without any surprises. I would not hesitate to recommend the team at WSI. I will certainly continue to draw on their expertise as our business grows."
WSI truly stands for we simplify the Internet. Ron McArthur explains, “By simplifying the Internet, WSI is helping businesses to grow their e-business through improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs and increased profits utilizing our affordable, custom built e-business solutions. At WSI, the focus is on the ABCs of Internet Marketing Success™; the A being Affordable Web Solutions, B is Building Targeted Traffic and C is Converting More Customers Online.”