One North Interactive Clients Recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for Website Redesigns

May 06, 2015 Tanya Lord

Debevoise and Torys honored with the 21st Annual Communicator Awards’ Silver Award of Distinction

CHICAGO, IL (May 6, 2015) – Chicago-based digital marketing agency One North Interactive is proud to announce that two of its clients, law firms Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Torys LLP, earned Silver Awards of Distinction for their newly redesigned websites in the Law and Legal Services category, from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). More than 6,000 entries were received in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards program, making it the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

The winning sites feature best-in-class website design elements, including mobile-led responsive design, in-depth user experience strategies and bold creative.

In order to support a vast compilation of content that was previously underutilized, building an elaborate website content strategy became a fundamental component of the new site. The site design facilitates optimal positioning and curation of custom content, and users are able to consume the strongest content directly from the homepage without being redirected. The site’s microinteractions create an ideal user experience that’s intuitive and memorable.

Torys needed help breaking outdated perceptions to convey a sense of what the firm really is – dynamic, team-oriented and innovative. The firm challenged One North to develop something bolder, both creatively and functionally. A fresh, modern color palette instantly instills a feeling of cool confidence, while contemporary typography and rich imagery bring the brand to life.

“Torys is thrilled to have our new website, and our great partner One North, recognized with this award. It stands as proof of the exceptional dedication, creativity and forward thinking committed to this initiative,” said Brian Will, Torys’ Senior Manager, Marketing Technology.
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The Communicator Awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an organization dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

“The work entered in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards serves as a true testament to the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts.

About One North Interactive LLC:
One North Interactive is a digital agency dedicated to serving the creative, strategic and technological needs of complex, relationship-based organizations. One North creates extraordinary interactive experiences that deepen the relationships between businesses and their most important audiences. Headquartered in Chicago, with employees also based in New York, Boston and Dallas, One North employs more than 80 innovative minds, whose work is consistently recognized with outstanding website awards. For more information, go to

About The Communicator Awards:
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit for more information.

The Communicator 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 for a full member list and more information.


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Tanya Lord Head of Marketing Communications

As Head of Marketing Communications for One North, Tanya connects professional services organizations with the most innovative digital strategies, industry trends and thought leaders.  Responsible for leading One North’s marketing communications, she ensures the successful delivery of One North’s message by reinforcing the agency’s deep industry knowledge and vertical expertise. She can also keep you current on the latest celebrity gossip.

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