Episerver Names Partner Award Winners
Rightpoint, Siteworx, Whereoware, Fusion Digital and Studio 60 recognized as outstanding partners at Episerver’s annual customer and partner conference – Ascend 2017.
Episerver, a global provider of a single platform to smartly manage digital content, commerce and marketing in the cloud, honored the winners of its 2016 North America and Asia Pacific (APAC) Partner Awards during its annual Partner Day at Ascend 2017, held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Award recipients include three North American and two APAC partners recognized for their outstanding contributions in 2016, their commitment to strong and growing partnership, and their number of skilled certified Episerver developers:
Rightpoint, a national digital agency based in Chicago, was recognized as North America’s Premium Partner of the Year for its dedication to Episerver, proven experience with the platform, and for driving the highest results among North American partners. The agency launched several Episerver sites in 2016, including CF Industries, ACCESS Community Health, S&C Electric and will soon be launching Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Siteworx, a Virginia-based agency, was awarded North America’s Solution Partner of the Year for its loyalty to Episerver, delivering the highest results of any North American Solution Partner, and its collaborative approach to the partnership. Siteworx grew its Episerver practice year over year while increasing its certified developer staff by 75 percent.
Washington, D.C.-based digital agency, Whereoware, received the North American Ascender of the Year award for achieving 154 percent growth in net new business, one of the highest growth rates of any North American partner in 2016, thanks to its deployment of numerous Episerver Digital Experience Cloud sites. One client saw 104 percent increase in pageviews, 92 percent increase in sessions and 181 percent increase in mobile traffic.
Fusion Digital was recognized as the APAC Premium Partner of the Year for achieving the highest business results of any partner in the APAC region for 2016. The agency’s commitment to Episerver, professionalism and drive to meet their customers’ digital needs were additional factors in its successful nomination.
Studio 60 received the APAC Ascender of the Year award, recognized as the partner that experienced the most growth in APAC in 2016. After partnering with Episerver in late January 2016, Studio 60 demonstrated its vast retail and digital commrerce experience, signing on and implementing several retail brands in just 11 months.
“Our partner network is full of the best in the space, and selecting just a few to recognize here was no easy task,” said Johan Jardevall, chief sales officer at Episerver. “These digital agencies have demonstrated ongoing commitment to Episerver and their customers, creative problem-solving and industry expertise. We’re eager to see what each of these and the rest of our more than 800 partners accomplish in the new year.”
This year’s Ascend event brought together more than 600 digital marketing and commerce professionals, including both customers and partners, to learn best practices, receive training, hear from industry experts, attend interactive breakouts, and participate in live demos and labs. Attendees were also offered a free Episerver Certification option to demonstrate their digital skills to new customers.
Episerver empowers businesses to scale through the most customer-centric approach to digital experiences. Its Customer-Centric Digital Experience Platform™ features best-in-class content management and robust commerce, both backed by AI powered data and personalization solutions. The platform has consistently earned industry, analyst and media recognition for its vision, capabilities and customer commitment. Episerver’s 900+ partners and 825+ employees in offices around the globe are proud to help more than 8,000 brands enrich their customer lifetime value, increase revenue and grow their brands.
Rachel Teitt Gill
Director of Corporate Communications, Episerver
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