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TBG Earns A+ for American Montessori Website

American Montessori Society Website Takes Home W³ Award & WebAward Honors

September 27, 2012, Baltimore, MD

TBG (The Berndt Group), a Baltimore, Maryland-based full service interactive agency, has received W³ Award and WebAward honors for its work on the American Montessori Society (AMS) website.

The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs. TBG earned a Gold award in the Education category for its work on the American Montessori Society website.

The WebAwards, now in its 16th year, is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. Each nominated site goes head-to-head with other sites in their categories. TBG earned a "Non-Profit Standard of Excellence" award for its work on the American Montessori Society website.

With the launch of www.amshq.org and its new brand identity, TBG produced another great association site, for a very special client. The American Montessori Society site is an example of best practices for a major association. Developed in the Sitecore CMS, the new site and new identity for the organization is a successful example of TBG taking an organization to the next level of sophistication and strategy. Learn more about the AMS project by reading the case study or check out the details in our portfolio.

TBG has also won a Horizon Interactive Award for the American Montessori Society website.

John Berndt, President & CEO commented, "Wow, a home run! We are thrilled that the American Montessori Society website is so recognized by the various awards competitions. This was a great site to work on and the client was a dream client."

Marcy Krever, AMS Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, added, "We at AMS are delighted to have received such high honors! For all of us involved, building the site has been a labor of love, furthering the cause and spreading the message of Montessori education throughout the world. Not enough can be said about John Berndt and TBG, whose professionalism and integrity took our vision and created an interactive masterpiece. We are truly grateful."


About The W3 Awards

The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs. The W3 is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as AvatarLabs, Big Spaceship, Block Media, Conde Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, Microsoft, MTV Networks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Victoria's Secret, Wired, Yahoo! and many others.


About The WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. This organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top website design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion. The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 16th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.


About TBG

TBG (The Berndt Group) is a prominent national digital agency located in Baltimore, MD with clients including Valspar, Stanley Black & Decker, Penn Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Johns Hopkins, the Office of Government Ethics, and many others! TBG is focused on providing leading solutions in the areas of web strategy, user experience, content strategy, CMS implementation, and mobile-first design.

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