TBG Charges Ahead with Summit International, Horizon Interactive & ADDY® Award Wins

July 31, 2012, Baltimore, MD

TBG (The Berndt Group), a Baltimore, Maryland-based full service interactive agency, is pleased to announce that it has received a number of accolades for its recent work on the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University website. TBG took home honors from the Summit International Awards (SIA), Horizon Interactive Awards, and ADDY® Awards.

One of our favorite projects that launched in the last few months, the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University, is perhaps the definitive online museum and research tool about the life of one of the most remarkable U.S. presidents. After flying to the amazing cloudscapes of the Badlands in distant North Dakota, the TBG team were able to land this great creative opportunity and develop a site that is both aesthetically attractive and rich in content. Incorporating best practices for online museum and rich educational content, the site also serves serious research academics. The site, built in the Sitecore CMS, combines a design that allows for a broad appeal to students and families interested in American History (essentially functioning as an online museum/textbook on the subject) with powerful search and integration with multiple data sources for researchers.

Sharon Kilzer, Project Manager, Theodore Roosevelt Center, enthused, "Developing this website was uncharted territory for us, and our team learned so much in the process. I like to think that we stretched TBG, as well, presenting new challenges to be solved in creative ways. Our collaboration produced an unparalleled user experience, and we are very proud of the results!"

John Berndt, Berndt Group President & CEO, added, "This very much was a banner project for us —we built a great research tool and created a best practices website, it was a great design opportunity, we got to work with a great client, and we had the awesome experience of visiting the Badlands and learning more about Theodore Roosevelt!"

About The Summit International Awards (SIA)

The Summit International Awards (SIA) organization is dedicated to furthering excellence in the communications industry. It administers three distinguished award competitions throughout the year with the goal of raising the awareness of companies and individuals who have the creative and marketing talent to go beyond the ordinary. The SIA is the oldest and most prestigious organization conducting an award exclusively for firms with limited billings. Throughout its eighteen-year history, its Creative Award has established itself as one of the premier arbiters of creative and communication excellence. Using stringent evaluation criteria and blind judging processes, its competitions reward only those firms whose work exemplifies the best in its class.

About The Horizon Interactive Awards

The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international, interactive media competition with a rich history of recognizing the best websites, video, mobile applications and online advertising. The Awards Competition Recognizes: websites, Web Advertising, Print Media, Video, and Mobile Apps. Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the best of the best to be recognized and promoted on and international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, end user panel and a worldwide panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries are dubbed the "best of the best" in the interactive media industry.

About The ADDY Awards

With over 60,000 entries annually, the ADDY® Awards are the world's largest and arguably toughest advertising competition. The ADDY® Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes, and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. The American Advertising Federation hosts the ADDY® Awards through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry. AAF Baltimore has participated in the ADDY Awards competition for four decades. Its local competition showcases the great work being done in Baltimore and brings the advertising community together to celebrate it.

About TBG

TBG (The Berndt Group) is an award-winning, national digital agency focused on meaningful digital transformations that combine leading user experience, implementation of platforms and automation, improved digital operations, and the adoption of best practices around personalization and user engagement. We are a leading Sitecore Gold partner, with 10+ years of experience developing major digital ecosystems on Sitecore. Our well-known clients span a wide range of sectors, with a high concentration in healthcare, financial services, and direct-to-consumer markets.

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