Ayantek wins Gold at the 2017 Horizon Interactive Award for Outdoors.org
BOSTON, MA, USA - April 9, 2018 - The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, has announced the 2017 award winners for this year’s “best of the best” in interactive media.
Ayantek was recognized for their excellence with a Gold award for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s outdoors.org website in the Advocacy/ Non-Profit category.
“It was very gratifying to have the outdoors.org site receive a Horizon Interactive Gold award. This validates that our project achieved its goal of delivering a mobile-responsive site for our constituents to explore outdoor activities and ways they can contribute to preserving and promoting outdoor recreational opportunities.” Jackie Albrecht, Director of IT, Appalachian Mountain Club
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America's Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. AMC offer advice, guidebooks, maps, and unique lodges and huts as well as support conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and work maintaining 1,800 miles of trails.
”It feels wonderful to be recognized with the Horizon Interactive Gold Award. The award is a testament to the leadership and intensity displayed by the entire team in taking on a sizable project of this nature and delivering work of award-winning quality.” Said Praveen Ramanathan, President & CEO of Ayantek.
“The 2017 competition was an extremely interesting competition for many reasons. We saw a return to simplicity of the user experiences, an emphasis on minimal design, a deepening of the importance of mobile first design and more targeted and streamlined content to bolster the user’s offline experiences,” said Mike Sauce, Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “In addition, we continue to see an integration of multiple types of media to seamlessly integrate social channels, audio, video, 360° immersive video, and stunning photography. Many of the top award winners illustrate a perfect balance of form and function that are as welcoming and interesting to look at as they are in their overall purpose.”
The 2017 competition saw over 1000 entries from around the world including 36 out of 50 US States and 16 other countries including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, and United Arab Emirates.
The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the competition each year with the winners being announced the following April. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards online:
Ayantek is a digital strategy and solutions firm focused on delivering value through Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC) technologies to some of the world’s largest organizations. Our global consultants based in Boston and India are industry experts with decades of experience conceiving, designing, building, and managing interactive programs that drive measurable improvements and deliver competitive advantages for our clients. We help our customers achieve market leadership through a combination of strategic thought leadership, exceptional user experiences, and industry-leading proprietary and open-source technologies.