VISIT Milwaukee and Hanson Dodge have once again been recognized for their collaborative efforts in the redesign of the VISIT Milwaukee website. Kentico—a leading platform that empowers more than 25,000 websites in 100 countries—has named visitmilwaukee.org as Site of the Year in the Best Entertainment, Hospitality, and Tourism category.
Hanson Dodge’s work with VISIT Milwaukee focused on elevating the perception of Milwaukee by highlighting the city’s wonderfully random spirit and eclectic set of offerings. The redesigned website provides users with powerful and engaging new tools, including a trip planning shopping cart system, a virtual slot-machine “randomizer,” and an interactive neighborhood tour functionality that makes it easy for users to explore and discover the city as they plan their visits.
“Hanson Dodge brought great strategic vision and creativity to the project,” said Megan Suardini, vice president of marketing & communications for VISIT Milwaukee. “The new website truly captures the essence of the city and allows VISIT Milwaukee to represent the region to meeting planners, visitors, and media, with the goal being to drive additional tourism dollars and increase economic impact within the region.”
Kentico Site Of The Year is the latest in a long line of awards for Hanson Dodge and VISIT Milwaukee’s collaboration. The site has been recognized with 20 awards to date including three international W3 awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, international dotComm and MarCom awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, and an ESTO Destiny Award (2018 Best Destination Website) from the U.S. Travel Association.
About Kentico Site of the Year Awards
Kentico is an all-in-one CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform. Hanson Dodge is a Kentico Gold Partner and leveraged the Kentico platform for the VISIT Milwaukee website build. The annual Kentico Site of the Year contest seeks out the best Kentico implementations and chooses the top three from each category. Three finalists from the Users' Choice Award categories are evaluated by the public. The winners of these categories are projects that have achieved the biggest amount of votes.
To see the work and complete list of Winners, visit the Kentico website at https://www.kentico.com/customers/site-of-the-year-2018.