Verndale is a gold winner in the 2009 Summit Creative Awards® Microsite category for its creative work on Money Management International’s Financial Literacy Month site. The Summit Creative Awards recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium sized advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings of $30 million or less. The competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size.
Entries in 21 creative categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During the blind judging event, judges search for innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and the ability to communicate and persuade. This year’s international panel of judges included professionals from Ogilvy One Worldwide, Squeaky Wheel Media, Paragon Marketing Communications and Stellar Debris Creative Studios.
Developed by Verndale and launched in April 2008 by Money Management International, the Financial Literacy Month website is dedicated to promoting financial literacy and responsibility. The site provides the public with free resources, insight and direction for attaining financial wellness, and is a fun, interactive way for consumers to manage their credit.
“Winning a Summit Creative Awards is a significant accomplishment,” said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards. “The combination of our excellent judges and the tough judging criteria ensures that only deserving entries receive Summit recognition.”
“Being recognized by the SIA brings Verndale prestige and honor,” said Joe Zarrett, President of Verndale. “Our Creative Team designs client websites with a mixture of talent, experience and innovation, and is proud to be recognized for its creative excellence.”
Founded in 1998, Verndale (verndale.com) has helped hundreds of emerging and mid-sized organizations maximize the value of their web assets. Experienced in website design, application development, CMS and system integration, and search engine marketing, the company helps clients meet the challenges of business today in innovative and forward thinking ways. Verndale is a Microsoft Certified Development Partner and maintains active partner relationships with many of the leading Content Management, Portal, Commerce, Search, and E-Mail Marketing platforms. The firm has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal and Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts and the US respectively.
About Money Management International
Money Management International (MMI) is a nonprofit, full-service credit-counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling and debt management assistance to consumers since 1958. MMI helps consumers trim their expenses, develop a spending plan and repay debts. Counseling is available by appointment in branch offices and 24/7 by telephone and Internet. Services are available in English or Spanish. To learn more, call 800-762-2271.
About The Summit International Awards (SIA)
The International Summit Awards (summitawards.com) organization was founded in 1994. The organization conducts the Summit Creative Award, the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award and the Summit Emerging Media Award. The 2009 competition is the 16th year for the creative competition. Additional information about the Summit International Awards organization, its competitions and winning firms can be found on the Summit Awards website.