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Episerver recognises Realise and Valtech as leading digital agencies at 2016 Ascend partner awards

Episerver user conference, Ascend Europe, announces Partner of the Year 2016 winners for continental Europe and UK and Ireland.

Episerver announced the winners of its annual partner awards: Realise for UK and Ireland and Valtech for continental Europe. The awards were presented at Episerver’s inaugural Ascend Europe event, held at Kings Place, London.

Realise, the UK based digital campaign agency, was recognised for its ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional digital experiences to its client base through 2016, using the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™. This includes the design, development and delivery of web and mobile sites for the English Football League, with the introduction of Episerver as a core part of its digital strategy.

Valtech, an independent European digital and technology agency, has been named Episerver Partner of the Year 2016 for continental Europe after an impressive client win rate, which has seen the Episerver Digital Experience platform deployed across a variety of new customers. The success follows a period of continued growth and Valtech’s recent acquisition of Netherlands-based omnichannel solutions provider eFocus.

In addition to the annual awards, the Ascend event saw keynote speeches from Episerver customers, including the Metropolitan Police, Childline  and Smith & Nephews. Other customers who shared their experiences and ecommerce challenges were Arriva Buses, Bostik and Just Retirement.

This year’s user conference, which brought together more than 400 Episerver customers, partners and digital marketing experts including Tim Walters from Digital Clarity Group as the keynote, provided fresh thinking on the digital customer experience and transformative strategies, plus customer examples and insights from European marketing pioneers.

The international event marks a recent period of significant growth for Episerver, which has seen the platform provider acquire ecommerce personalisation vendor Peerius and omnichannel marketing solution Optivo to further enhance its product portfolio, market reach and vertical expertise. This year Episerver was also named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management for a second year in a row.

Commenting at the event, Johan Jardevall, Chief Sales Officer at Episerver, said, “Episerver’s Ascend brings together leading digital practitioners, visionaries and agencies to share best practice . The Partner awards highlight the companies that are leading in creating new ecommerce and digital marketing experiences for clients, acknowledging their creativity, vision and unique stories they have created online".


For further information, please contact Episerver: Danielle Kostyra, Marketing Manager UK/IE or Jeroen Staehle, Marketing Manager Continental Europe


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