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April Fool’s Day Winner Announced!

Our April Fool’s Day prank was a great success! Thank you to everyone who checked out our redesigned website and took part in the fun. We not only met our visitor goal, but exceeded it, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

(No idea what we’re talking about? Check out our post from last week.)

We’re happy to announce our April Fool’s winner is…..

Jacolyn Gleason! Jacolyn nominated The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to receive Whereoware’s $2,000 donation ($5 for every visitor to our prank homepage).

Winner - Jacolyn Gleason“Thank you Whereoware for using April Fool’s Day as a platform to do good, and thank you for allowing me to not only be a participant, but to humbly win such a generous donation for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.”

“The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is very dear to my heart. Two of my uncle’s, who I grew up with as my brothers, passed away from the disease.

For my family, part of keeping their memory alive is continuing in the fight to find a cure. Since their passing, now decades ago, there have been significant advancements in treatment, life expectancy, etc. This is due not only to the hope and strength of those suffering and their families who support them, but through the help of donations like this.

I am humbled to accept this donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I would like to dedicate Whereoware’s donation to my Uncle Owen and my Uncle Robert, and anyone else who is affected by the condition.”

Thank you Jacolyn for playing along with our April Fool’s Day prank, and we are honored to make this donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

 

Whereoware is a finalist in the Helios Apollo Awards

Chantilly, VA – March 4, 2016 – Whereoware announced today that it has been named a finalist of the 10th Annual Helios Apollo Awards.

Whereoware is one of 33 finalists and was selected in both the Community Outreach and Innovative Technology categories. The Apollo Awards, presented by the Helios HR, honors human capital excellence in talent development.

The awards are open to all employers, regardless of size or industry, with a location in Greater Washington. Out of the 250 nominations received, the honorees were selected by a panel of judges independent of Helios HR, comprised of industry experts, Chief Human Resource Officers and former Apollo Award Winners.

Whereoware is a digital agency with over 16 years of experience building awesome personalized websites, developing intuitive mobile applications, creating award-winning emails, and getting huge results with data integrations. Headquartered in Chantilly, Va., Whereoware’s clients span industries across the nation.

“Whereoware has set the standard in building a culture of intention by focusing on the growth and development of their people,” said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios HR and Founder of The Apollo Awards. “This award recognizes the progression, creativity, and vision of our finalists in addressing the talent challenges employers face today.”

“We’re honored to be named a Helios finalist in both the Community Outreach and Innovative Technology categories,” said Teya Tuccio-Flick, Partner, Marketing. “We’re committed to supporting our community and giving employees the flexibility to champion their own charitable causes whenever possible. We’re also all about pushing the status quo and finding creative, cost-effective ways to use digital channels to enhance and advance our clients’ businesses. It’s a fun, innovative company culture.”

Whereoware will be honored at the high energy, Apollo Awards breakfast ceremony on Wednesday, June 1st at Hyatt Regency Reston, where category winners will also be announced.

To register for the ceremony or view the full list of honorees, visit www.helioshr.com/apollo-awards.

Mud Pie Wins Episerver’s Best Ecommerce Website

Mud Pie Episerver WinnerWe’re very excited to announce our client Mud Pie won Best Ecommerce website in the 2015 Episerver North America Website Awards. Thank you to all who voted!

Congrats to the other winners: Landscape Structures by Space150 – Best B2B Website + The Metropolitan Opera by Adage Technologies – Best B2C Website

About Mud Pie’s Episerver website

Mud Pie is a B2B + B2C retailer of trendy and seasonal baby clothes, women’s apparel, gifts, home décor, and more. Whereoware redesigned and rebuilt their site in 2015 using WOWCommerce (built on Episerver).

The new site recognizes website visitors based on the products they’ve shown interest in (baby products vs. apparel or home decor) and then dynamically shows promotions and products in that category. This personalization delivers a better shopping experience by helping customers easily find the items they’re seeking and delivers better results: 120% increase in revenue and a 508% increase in mobile revenue.

Read all about Mud Pie’s personalized website + check out the video below.

Produced by Episerver for their Ascend Conference in November, featuring Mud Pie eCommerce Manager,  Andrea Ouargli + our very own Senior Online Marketing Manager, Faith Albers!

The Website Awards celebrate excellence of best-in-class websites built on the Episerver or Ektron platform and judges site content, structure and navigation, mobile optimization, use of Episerver, results, and overall experience.

Save a spot at our free email optimization workshop

 

We’re holding a free email workshop on January 20th (info below). We’ll walk through email tips and tweaks to help you stand out from the inbox crowd, drive traffic to your website, and engage prospects.

Bring in your own email (or email it to Alyson Hunter) and our email experts will optimize it for you on the spot (in a constructive, pressure-free way).  We’ll also give you our handy email checklist, so you can always reference our email Do’s and Don’t’s before you hit send.

You’ll leave the workshop full (free breakfast!) and with a list of improvements to make right away to improve your emails.

Learn how to :
• capture attention in crowded inboxes
• write copy recipients read + compelling calls-to-action that get clicked
• design your emails for mobile readers

When: January 20th at 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where:
Whereoware’s new office
14399 Penrose Place, Suite 450, Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Phone: 703-996-4285

Whereoware embraces geeks + supports Code.org

Whereoware partied hard on Monday, July 13th – Embrace Your Geekness Day! This little-known holiday is all about showing off your geeky sides, and Whereoware has plenty of those. We’ve got your sneek peek below, but you can check out ALL our geeky pics and secrets (you don’t want to miss this! )

Whereoware celebrates Embrace Your Geekness Day

Whereoware rarely needs a reason to dress up in Star Trek gear + rock our geek glasses. We took the celebration a step farther by encouraging our friends, clients, Twitter followers, and Facebook folks to join in the fun + send us their own geek selfies.  For every geek selfie and social share received, we donated $15 to Code.org.

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

Whereoware was happy to celebrate and support future geeks on Embrace Your Geekness Day. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this day a success + raise money for a great cause. We’re already planning our costumes for next year!

Whereoware’s 2015 IBM Amplify Recap Infographic

We sent 14 Whereoware geeks to the 2015 IBM Amplify Conference in San Diego. It was a blast! The sessions were awesome and informative, and we had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

This year’s Amplify was especially exciting. We were honored to win the 2015 Silverpop Partner of the Year award, just a few months after winning the 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Smarter Commerce Solution. These awards both recognize our extensive experience using Silverpop to get huge results for our clients and are a testament to our longstanding relationship with Silverpop (and now IBM).

Of course, we gave away a ton of geek chic glasses! Check out a few of our lucky winners in the Amplify Recap Infographic (below), and more fantastic geek chic pics  on our Twitter page.

Whereoware-2015-Amplify-Recap-Infographic

 

Whereoware Wins 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Smarter Commerce Solution

IBM Beacon Awards recognize select Business Partners for delivering advanced cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social solutions

Whereoware-Wins-IBM-Beacon-Award-Ceremony

HERNDON, VA – February 11, 2015 – Whereoware was named a winner of a 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Smarter Commerce Solution. Each year, this honor awards a select number of IBM Business Partners who delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business in the future. The 2015 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including, cloud, analytics, mobile, security, and social business.

“The integration of Whereoware’s Spotlight Sales app with Silverpop and Xtify helps Evergreen’s sales team provide even better service to our customers. Now our marketers immediately push relevant promotions and hot leads to sales, our managers can visually see what reps are showing and selling, and the reps’ real-time access to customer history and behavior means they walk into sales calls speaking directly to clients’ unique pain points. This makes for a far more efficient and successful sales meeting,” said John Toler, President at Evergreen. “When you have a team of 175-plus sales professionals representing your brand all over the U.S. and Canada, being able to seamlessly get on the same page from one app is priceless.”

“We are thrilled to receive an IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Smarter Commerce Solution. While having happy clients is our first priority, recognition for our work among so many talented Business Partners is a huge honor. Being able to integrate Silverpop insights and Xtify into our sales software brings tremendous incremental value to our customers and to our product,” said Eric Dean, CEO of Whereoware.

The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts, and members of the press. IBM’s Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to clients around the world to drive transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 28 award categories. This includes two new awards for 2015: the Big Data and Analytics Solution award and Technical Support Services Solution award.

“The 2015 Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have demonstrated their ability to transform the way their industries do business and deliver outstanding value to clients through the development of new, advanced solutions focused on cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’re pleased to recognize Whereoware for consistently delivering these innovative IBM solutions by honoring them with a Beacon Award for Outstanding Smarter Commerce Solution.”

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about winners and finalists, please visit www.ibm.com/partnerworld/beacons.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.