10th Annual Awards Competition Honors Excellence in Web Development and Marketing
Chicago, IL (October 1, 2015) - One North Interactive, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency for B2B and professional services organizations, is proud to announce clients Selman Breitman LLP and Torys were recently recognized as 2015 Silver Award winners in the 10th Annual W3 Awards by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) for their website designs. One North’s redesigned site, which launched in February 2015, also received an award. With more than 5,000 entries, the W3 Awards honor outstanding websites, web marketing, web video, mobile sites/apps and social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide.
“We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms worldwide. As the web continues to expand in new and exciting ways, our winners continue to truly push the envelope of Internet creativity and web design,” said Linda Day, the director of the AIVA. “On behalf of the 600+ members of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for web development.”
One North worked with Selman Breitman on branding and messaging work that would help showcase its lawyers and emphasizes the firm’s relationship-based business development initiatives. Built on Drupal, the website features a clean layout throughout.
“We greatly appreciate One North’s work on bringing our firm’s reputation and its people to life through energetic branding,” said Bradford Hughes, partner at Selman.
Built on Sitecore CMS, Torys’ website features a mix of innovative and user-centric features, including mobile-lead responsive design, a dynamic homepage, condensed primary navigation and scrollable content. A fresh, modern color palette, contemporary typography and rich imagery help bring the brand to life while offering a clean and contemporary aesthetic.
“Our firm’s practitioners and our various audiences have significantly benefited from the website redesign,” said Brian Will, Torys’ Senior Manager, Marketing Technology. “Users can now seamlessly navigate the site, and it’s a valuable asset that has helped us publicly evolve our brand.”
One North’s own redesigned site features some of the latest digital strategies and techniques in web development, including responsive design and microinteractions.
“When designing our own site, we wanted to give our creative, strategy and technology teams the opportunity to create something truly unique to our brand and culture,” said Jen Bullett, One North’s Managing Director, Marketing. “The result is a digital experience that showcases the talent we have at One North and the great work we’re doing for our clients.”
About One North Interactive LLC
One North is a digital agency dedicated to delivering compelling customer experiences for B2B organizations. One North has partnered with hundreds of businesses to produce digital solutions aimed at strengthening their most valuable asset: their relationships. From brand planning, digital strategy and creative services, to front and back-end development and technology support, One North’s team of 80+ innovative minds work collaboratively to create digital experiences that intelligently connect business strategy and marketing activities. For more information, visit www.onenorth.com.
About the W3 Awards
The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. Simply put, the W³ is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies. The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.aiva.org for a full member list and additional information.