Site of the YearThe annual Site of the Year contest seeks out the best Kentico implementations and celebrates the top three from each category. Take a look at the winners from 2019.
Best Commerce Site
Entertainment giant hmv has more than 80K pages and 61K products on offer, which meant their new website needed to cope with this size while delivering great speed and performance. The new administration interface allows product editors to mass edit, and the thousands of products and promotions are kept up to date easily, quickly, and efficiently. Kentico Xperience is able to integrate with hmv’s fulfillment and product data systems through APIs.
Best Business Services Site
FERNO, the leading global provider of emergency care solutions, needed a faster site that implemented MVC properly. Previously implemented in Sitecore, FERNO's website is easily editable and managed by the global management team. Run with proper MVC architecture and hosted in Microsoft Azure, the new website has seen an increase in qualified sales leads by 62% and an increase in new visitors by 75%.
Best Consumer Goods Site
Considered the Rolls Royce of barbecue grills, Kalamazoo required a website that would reflect that level and set them apart from the competition. They needed the flexibility to be creative with the site while also utilizing extensive commerce functionality. With MVC Page Builder and Widgets, the website offers Kalamazoo exactly what they need and they have been extremely happy with the results so far.
Best Education and Career Site
Insights for Professionals
Insights for Professionals provides high quality, credible, and relevant resources for senior professionals. The new website needed to be easy to access and show visitors the right content while highlighting content that was trending with their peers in the same industry. The new website can do just that. It is GDPR compliant and facilitates true engagement with professionals globally.
Best Entertainment, Tourism, and Hospitality Site
Leading sushi and Japanese restaurant YO! needed a redesign to emphasize the brand's evolution into more than just sushi. A visual transformation with a focus on imagery reflects the quality of YO!'s ingredients and dishes. Dynamic templates were built with the MVC Page Builder, which has given the team more flexibility and enhances the customer experience. Since launch, there has been a 39% increase in page views.
Best Financial Services Site
Modrá pyramida is one of the Czech Republic's foremost lending institutions, having helped more than 400K clients and their families get new or better housing. Their obsolete website needed an upgrade, which was helped along by the use of Widgets. These now help content editors build unique customer experiences across the website. High-quality information is now more accessible on the optimized new site.
Best Government and Municipal Site
The Visit Newcastle website is a tourism site that helps visitors research and plan their trip to Newcastle, Australia. A requirement was an integration with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse, and Google Maps is used extensively. Kentico Xperience's MVC Page Builder and Widgets make managing the website a breeze. The new site has helped increase engagement, with users spending around 20% more time on the site.
Best Healthcare Site
Founded in 2004, Bluebird Care is now one of the largest providers of home care services in the UK, delivering more than 20K customer visits every day. With 200+ editors managing content, Bluebird's website needed to ensure consistency. With MVC, Bluebird Care’s website has become an effective sales tool to communicate to multiple audiences and the improved performance will help it stand the test of time.
Best Industrial Manufacturer Site
InfraBuild is Australia’s largest integrated manufacturer and supplier of steel long products and solutions, and a trusted supplier to the manufacturing, housing, mining, and agricultural industries. A legacy CMS needed to be replaced with InfraBuild’s new website, and Kentico Kontent was chosen for its centralized content structure and to give marketers freedom with landing pages and personalized content.
Best NGO and Associations Site
Retail Industry Leaders Association
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is an advocate for the retail industry and promotes operational excellence and innovation. Unaligned to its audience's needs, RILA's website needed a facelift. Kentico Xperience's MVC Page Builder gives editors freedom to build and edit pages. With additional microsites, RILA is in the process of growing its Kentico ecosystem to manage all its sites on the same platform.
Best Customer Success
Entire Travel Group
Entire Travel Group is an award-winning B2B travel wholesaler with B2C services, and it needed to consolidate 10 sub-brand websites into a cohesive, user-friendly site. ERG also needed up- and cross-selling capabilities. Kentico's extensive functionality and scalability enable ETG to provide highly customized and in-depth information about destinations and travel options to customers.
Audacious is the UK's only mobile network created for people with hearing loss. Their new website was built and designed to be the central hub for customers, connection sales, billing, support, and account management systems with an easy interface. Positive Technology needed to build integrations with more than 10 third-party platforms, which was efficiently done with Kentico’s MVC framework.
Implemented by Positive Technology
Best Graphic Design
Burgess is the global leader in luxury yachts, founded by a renowned solo ocean racer in 1975. The website needed to invoke passion, adventure, escapism, and unforgettable experiences, attracting new audiences and reflecting the heritage of the “Burgess Difference”. Finding a sweet spot between function and style, Burgess' website highlights aspirational imagery and videos with the highest level of quality.
Ford Turkey reached a point where they needed to move from Adobe Experience Manager to a customizable, flexible CMS. The migration to Kentico came with a complete site restructure, optimized user flow, and a vehicle configurator to help users create customized cars. Kentico has given Ford's team the flexibility to change their website as needed. In the six months since launch, 5.2 million new visitors were recorded.
legalsuper is a superannuation fund for the Australian legal industry. Needing to create future-proof digital experiences that would reflect a new brand positioning, legalsuper chose Kentico Kontent for a site that would support content personalization and future omnichannel initiatives. Control of content is completely with the author, with no developer intervention needed. Since launch, new users are up by 15%.
Fenerbahce Sports Club
The major Turkish multi-sport club, Fenerbahce, is also a parent to a number of competitive athletic departments. This new website has more than 100K pages which receive more than 32 million views per month. It has unlocked an amazing brand presence and time spent on pages is up by 200%. The club now has a responsive, up-to-date, and personalized website for all fans, members, athletes, and shareholders.
Online Marketing Implementation
Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP)
Amid rising energy prices in Australia, the Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) was created to help educate small businesses on how to save energy. Working to a strict deadline, Create Studios used Kentico EMS Contact Management and Lead Scoring, plus plenty of page templates, to build a website ready for a multitude of campaigns. Since launching, the site has qualified more than five thousand small businesses.
About the contest
Three finalists from the Industry Awards category are evaluated by a Kentico committee. The winners of these categories are projects that have achieved the biggest amount of votes. The winners of Special Jury Award categories undergo closer scrutiny by a Kentico committee consisting of technical specialists.
Stay tuned for 2020 submissions!
Benefits for participants
Winners and finalists are awarded with:
- A Kentico Site of the Year Winner/Finalist plaque and certificate
- A Kentico Site of the Year Winner/Finalist badge for online use
- Partner Points (up to 140 points per partner)
- Marketing support, including:
- A personal handover of plaques by a Kentico sales representative
- Social media promotion
- Blog posts and newsletters