TBG Wins Two Summit Awards

Children’s National Health Center and the TBG Site Receive Recognition

July 7, 2015, Baltimore, MD

Summit International Awards 2015TBG (The Berndt Group), www.berndtgroup.net, a prominent and growing national digital agency located in Baltimore, MD, brought home two top Summit International Awards for its work on nationally recognized websites, the Children’s National Health System and TBG’s recent website redesign. These recognitions are a growing addition to the awards the Children’s National and TBG site have won since launching in 2014.

Since 1994, the annual Summit International Awards (SIA) have recognized small and medium-sized agencies in creative excellence. Throughout its 21-year history, its Creative Award has established itself as a premier arbiter of creative and communication excellence. TBG’s work was chosen among entries from more than 50 countries and across five continents.

After selecting TBG through a rigorous RFP process, Children’s National sought to develop a website that improved patient experience, improved physician satisfaction, and aligned with the health system’s updated branding. TBG developed Web strategy recommendations based on creative analysis and best practices research, in addition to a series of interviews with top stakeholders within Children’s National. This process enabled TBG to develop a new Web strategy, design, and user-driven, higher usability architecture for the site that resonates for all users, especially patients and their families. TBG continues to work with Children’s National to deepen integration, migrate and improve microsites, and making greater use of the Sitecore CMS platform. TBG’s work on the Children’s National site has garnered four awards to-date, including ADDY®, Omni and Horizon Awards.

When it came to redesigning its own Web presence, TBG took its updated online presence very seriously. TBG has spent the last 24 years in the business building a national reputation as the best mid-sized Web developer in the country, and making our company a great place to work. It was imperative that the new site tell the story of this growth and expertise. Built completely in Sitecore CMS, the full responsive website enables personalization and customer engagement, along with greater social media engagement. TBG also focused on enhancing its Projects/Portfolio section that details case studies on major projects. The new site also gives a better sense of TBG’s company culture—what it’s like to work here, what it’s like to work with us as a client, and what we’re like outside of the conference room. Overall, the site is a state-of-the-art example of Web development best practices. TBG’s site was also recognized with an Omni Award.

“Receiving accolades for your own website is always nice, but it’s more rewarding when recognition comes for work on a website in a niche market. We’ve worked hard to build our healthcare portfolio and this additional recognition helps solidify our beliefs that our work in the children’s hospital space is truly best in class,” said CEO, John Berndt.

These recognitions go hand in hand with the numerous awards and recognitions TBG has received throughout the years, including a recent and continued recognition from the Baltimore Business Journal. In addition, TBG has won numerous awards for its work, including Sitecore Site of the Year, multiple ADDY® awards, and Webby honors (the “Oscars” of the Web).

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 interaction.

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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.