Site of the Year 2020
The annual Site of the Year contest celebrates the best Kentico implementations. We are impressed with our clients’ achievements, and happy that Kentico helps them succeed. Discover the projects that received the highest scores in this year’s voting.
Since 1862, Julius Meinl expanded into an international coffee roaster and gourmet food manufacturer. The company needed to build a modern, scalable, and powerful online presence. Kentico Xperience enabled the creation of an engaging user experience and faster onboarding of the website’s administrators. The new website offers optimal performance, clearer structure, and a personalized user experience.
Workspace is a leading provider of flexible offices in London, owning and managing approximately four million sq. ft. of business space. Crafted upgraded the company’s website to Kentico Xperience 13. This change resulted in increased speed, traffic, and conversion rate. The platform is integrated with many other software systems and provides a robust enterprise-level solution that will support Workspace in the future.
Government & Municipal
The Rocks is one of Sydney’s most treasured cultural spaces. People come here to eat, drink, and socialize. Given that it’s a government organization, the new website had to be extremely secure and reliable. Kentico Xperience enabled the creation of a scalable, easy-to-manage, and customer-focused website that delivers an impeccable user experience.
Entertainment & Hospitality
G’day Parks is a community of more than 280 independent caravan and holiday parks. The new website enhanced with digital marketing tools utilizes many integrations. A custom module enables efficient communication between the website and the parks for easy bookings. The website contributed to an incredible increase in revenue despite the current situation in the travel business.
Dominos Pizza eCommerce
Aiming to double the number of stores, Domino’s Pizza needed to build a new website on a modern, scalable, and secure platform. Kentico Xperience met the expectations by providing a cost-effective, innovative solution. Domino’s website business utilizes features such as email marketing and statistics to optimize campaigns and refine the customer journey.
Starion Bank needed to redesign its website with a modern look and quick access to its online services. Kentico Xperience provides a secure, scalable solution and enables using more advanced digital marketing capabilities. The website is highly customized and integrated with third-party software to fit the bank’s specific needs.
Education & Careers
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
With more than 4,000 students, HKU is one of the biggest art universities in Europe. The main objective of the new website was to help prospective students find the right course and enroll for it. Now, the interactive site is optimized for search engines, has two language versions, and a volume of high-quality images stored in the Kentico Xperience’s media library. Since its launch, it achieved dramatically increased traffic.
Infino Public Website
Infino, an organization paying out child benefits, achieved a competitive advantage in this highly regulated sector by creating a website that focuses on flawless UX and easy applications. Personalization is used to localize content into three versions that comply with different regional rules. The transformation had a positive impact on all metrics related to lead generation.
Unipetrol - Benzina
Benzina, a member of the international group Orlen, has a strong position in the automotive fuel market. The company’s aim was to create an easy-to-manage, engaging website with a high emphasis on security and ability for further development. The project was built in record time on the newest version of Kentico Xperience to avoid complicated upgrades in the future.
NGO and Associations
The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society supports its clients in their day-to-day life and strives for better acceptance of autism in society. Their modern website is easy to navigate and accessible to clients with specific needs. A new e-commerce tool is showing an extraordinary increase in donations and a multitude of new users is generated with the help of online marketing.
Best Customer Success
Southland Credit Union
Southland Credit Union wanted a more user-friendly website with easy-to-manage content and rate updates. The implementation team built a custom tool that updates rates and notifies customers about the changes. The new website has a high standard of security and is easy to navigate and update. Most importantly, it has seen a great increase in conversions via online forms.
To support their mission of heart disease prevention, the Heart Foundation needed a clearer and personalized website. It became extremely powerful thanks to integrations with a tag management system, chatbot, Azure asset storage, and cognitive search. The integrations enabled more efficient work with users’ data and a perfectly tailored experience for every user.
Best Graphic Design
Locke provides design-led aparthotels across the UK and Europe. The company needed a new website design to reflect the unique style of every location without feeling templated. All design elements are in harmony, supporting the visitor’s needs and showcasing the beauty of the brand. The visual style of the website is optimized to render well on mobile devices and in different language versions.
Best Online Marketing Implementation
Nevi, a knowledge network for procurement professionals, needed to enhance its website structure and improve the user experience. The company took advantage of Kentico Xperience’s intuitive solution which enables non-technical administrators to leverage multiple online marketing processes including automated emails. The result is a significant increase in session time and more returning visitors.
FNV (Federation of Dutch Trade Unions)
Through the website, the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions addresses many different target groups and communicates with thousands of its members. This gigantic website with more than 13K pages and around 800K users per month runs smoothly on Kentico Xperience. Thanks to the integrated e-commerce and online marketing tools, the platform helped the federation streamline its technology stack.
The Emerson Impact Partner Network
Large manufacturing brand Emerson needed to migrate 21 partners’ websites, including Spartan.com, from a range of different platforms. All websites use the same widgets and overall brand governance but keep flexibility to fit their market. Kentico Xperience provided a robust platform able to support such a large-scale project, unify user experience, and allow for future growth. This impressive transformation resulted in thousands of new users across the websites.
About the contest
The Kentico Site of the Year contest seeks out the best Kentico implementations. They can be part of various industry verticals or display certain technical specifications. The winners of Industry Awards categories are projects that have achieved the greatest number of votes. The winners of the Special Jury Award categories undergo scrutiny by a committee consisting of technical specialists.
The Global Winner is the project chosen from a list of all finalists that either received the highest number of votes, was created in the name of technical excellence, or is an extraordinary project.
Benefits for participants
Winners and finalists are awarded with:
- A Kentico Site of the Year Winner/Finalist certificate
- A Kentico Site of the Year Winner/Finalist badge for online use
- Partner Points (up to 80 points per partner)
- Marketing support, including:
- Social media promotion
- Blog posts and newsletters