The International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA) recently recognized Dallas-based and award-winning interactive marketing communications firm, HCK2 Partners, with its prestigiousW3 Gold Award. The honor was given to HCK2 for its superior Web development and coding for its client, medical technology provider, EmFinders.com/.
This past summer, HCK2 also discovered its team of interactive experts developed one of the fastest websites currently online with the same website. According to Google Site Performance Labs, the site developed for EmFinders consistently loads faster than 94 percent of all sites on the Web.
“It’s always an honor to be recognized among your peers, but even we knew we were building something special for EmFinders,” said HCK2 CEO and Creative Director Heather Capps. “Our interactive team strived to make a website that would create a new standard in Web development in terms of functionality and client participation. This W3 Gold Award shows they reached that goal.”
Pages on the new EmFinders site load in an average of 0.7 seconds. This comes as a dramatic improvement over the previous version, which loaded in an average of 4.8 seconds and was slower than 73% of all sites.
“When we discovered our website was one of the fastest online, we were amazed,” said Jim Nalley, CEO of EmFinders. “Now, that this is an award-winning website confirms our confidence in HCK2 and our ability to meet the rising needs of healthcare providers and law enforcements officers serving and protecting those with dementia.”
The EmFinders site was customized to highlight their existing blog, refreshed brand and social media activity to help grow their presence and leadership within the growing caregiver community. The site was built on the Drupalcontent management platform, a specialty at HCK2, which is used by noted Web-savvy organizations such as MTV, Nokia, The Walt Disney Companyand even the U.S. Government.
HCK2 develops websites using the standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),which is an international group to whom forward-thinking Web firms look for benchmarks designed to ensure the long-term growth and potential for the Web.
For more information about HCK2’s interactive development, focus on coding and creative design or other services, call 972-716-0500 or visit the website.
About HCK2 Partners
HCK2 Partners (HCK2.com) is an award-winning, woman-owned, Dallas-based full-service integrated marketing communications agency that has been ranked consistently among the area’s top three public relations agencies in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. HCK2 communications programs keep clients close to customers and ahead of the competition with comprehensive media relations campaigns; creative, multimedia marketing; and innovative interactive solutions. Founded in 1998, HCK2 has developed marketing communications expertise in growth industries including: construction, direct selling, finance, energy, healthcare, municipalities, retail, technology and telecommunications.