Ektron's 2014 Site of the Year Awards Honor Innovation in Online Marketing, Collaboration and Customer Experience

National Geographic, Author Solutions Book Country, Behringer, and Maybourne Hotel Group Among This Year's Award Winners

May 20, 2014, 10:00 ET from Ektron

NASHUA, N.H., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Content management and web experience management software provider Ektron today announced the winners of top honors at the recent Ektron Site of the Year awards.  To select the Ektron Site of the Year winners, a panel of judges looked at candidates' use of Ektron to deliver measurable business results, integration with enterprise applications, multichannel visitor engagement and overall visitor experience.

Ektron Site of the Year winners include:

Intranet/Portal – The Ektron-powered "ngconnect" intranet unites over 1,500 National Geographic employees, opening information sharing and content ownership to the entire user population. The vision for ngconnect is to connect employees to the organization and each other, and provide the tools they need to do their jobs. The site conveys the organization's brand attributes of exploration and adventure through stunning photography and unique storytelling. National Geographic worked with Ektron partner Celerity to provide a full end-to-end intranet solution.

Integration – "Book Country," developed by Author Solutions for Penguin, utilizes Salesforce.com to manage its self-publishing workflow with data taken from the Ektron CMS. Microsoft Commerce Server is integrated into the solution to provide e-commerce capabilities. SOLR Search and SignalR are used to provide exceptional search and communication capabilities for the thriving writing community. Ektron partner Suyati Technologies collaborated with Author Solutions to implement the Book Country self-publishing solution.

Online Marketing – Maintaining consistent branding between public website, broker-dealer portal, and investor portal as well as email and social media communications, Online Marketing winner Behringer exemplifies a website that provides a compelling online experience and supports strategic marketing objectives.

Visitor Experience  The Maybourne Hotel Group creates a stunning digital brand and impressive visitor experience for its luxury hotel properties Claridge's, the Berkeley, and the Connaught. The content-rich websites convey the "understated elegance" of the three hotels, underpinned by the Ektron content management system. Ektron partner Appius oversaw a full redesign of the three hotel properties, creating a group of websites that stands out from their competitors and conveys the hotels' personality and unique atmosphere.

About Ektron
Ektron Web Content Management software powers corporate websites, intranets, and social communities for thousands of customers across the world. Ektron Digital Experience Management solutions let marketers connect, engage, acquire and retain customers across the Web and in the Cloud. Ektron is headquartered in the greater Boston area with offices in Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Ektron customers are leaders in education, financial serviceshospitality, healthcaremedia and entertainmentmanufacturing, non-profitpublic sector, and technology.

For more information: www.ektron.com.