LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Cloudä 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 connects digital commerce and digital marketing to help organizations create unique digital experiences for their customers, with measurable business results. The Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™ combines content, commerce, multi-channel marketing, and predictive analytics in a single platform to work full-circle for businesses online – from intelligent real-time personalization and lead-generation through to conversion and repeat business – with unprecedented ease-of-use. Sitting at the center of the digital experience ecosystem, Episerver empowers digital leaders to embrace disruptive, transformational strategies to deliver standout experiences for their customers – everywhere they engage. Founded in 1994, Episerver has offices in Australia, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UAE, UK and the USA. For more information visit www.Episerver.com.
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