ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment Finder, the leading go-to source for active apartment shoppers, was honored by the International Academy of the Visual Arts with a Silver W3 Award for its re-engineered apartment search site, ApartmentFinder.com. Receiving over 4,000 entries for this year's competition, the W3 Awards recognize outstanding websites, web marketing, web video, and mobile apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.
Apartment Finder's W3 Award win follows on the heels of its recent repeat recognition as the #1 apartment search source in the latest national SatisFacts Index of apartment renters as well as in the annual Multi-Housing News awards competition.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. We always strive to deliver the best possible search experience for apartment renters as they shop for their next apartment home, and we're delighted when other web professionals acknowledge this," said Marcia Bollinger, President of Apartment Finder. "We will continue to introduce new tools to deliver experiences that not only look and work great, but also establish connections that spur action between apartment shoppers and our clients."
Apartment Finder has long employed integrated media marketing strategies, executed via online, social media and print channels, to create connections for their clients to apartment renters. Recent innovations and enhancements to ApartmentFinder.com include the most robust viewing options for apartment listings, smart search functions, advanced filtering options, and more. In June 2013, Apartment Finder also launched FinderSites, a website design, development and SEO service featuring cutting-edge technology for apartment communities.
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. The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.
About Apartment Finder
Apartment Finder is the anchor of the multi-family division of Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), a leading local media company providing lead generation, advertising and Internet marketing services to the luxury and multi-family segments of the housing industry. NCI's leading brands are Apartment Finder, DigitalSherpa, Unique Homes, New England Home and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. NCI's strategy focuses on providing high-quality and measurable marketing solutions to local clients by leveraging its proprietary prospect-focused distribution, social media and online franchises, and content management infrastructure.
SOURCE Network Communications, Inc.