ATLANTA, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment Finder, the #1 consumer-preferred apartment listing site, announced today that it has been selected as an Official Honoree for its apartment search site, ApartmentFinder.com, in the Real Estate category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, and mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper.
In recognition of the exceptional quality of submissions received in this year's competition, the IADAS has recognized outstanding entries exhibiting remarkable achievement. Out of 12,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 U.S. states submitted to the 18th Annual Webby Awards, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to only the top 15 percent of all work entered.
"We are incredibly honored to be recognized by leading web industry experts for our enhanced Apartment Finder website," said Marcia Bollinger, President of Apartment Finder. "We will continue to push the standard for innovation and creativity in our Internet and mobile offerings to deliver an exceptional search experience to apartment shoppers, and to 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 its clients to apartment renters. Recently, Apartment Finder re-engineered ApartmentFinder.com with the most robust viewing options for apartment listings, smart search functions, and advanced filtering options. Additional innovations include a first-of-its-kind apartment search app for the new Tizen operating system, redesigned Apartment Finder iPhone and Android apps, and a revamped blog. In 2013, Apartment Finder also launched FinderSites, a website design, development and SEO service featuring cutting-edge technology for apartment communities.
Apartment Finder has helped apartment hunters find their ideal new apartment home since 1981. With continued innovations to ApartmentFinder.com, Apartment Finder is recognized as the leading apartment rental resource among consumers and the industry. Recent honors include being named the #1 Apartment Search Source by SatisFacts Index, the Best Internet Listing Service by the 2013 Multi-Housing News Technology Choice Awards, and a Silver W3 Award for Excellence on the Web.
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.