April 09, 2019

Four Major International Awards for Our New MIA Website!

Editor: We are delighted to announce that last week our new MIA website Mercyworld.org was awarded ‘Best in Class: Religion’ and ‘Best in Class: Charity’ at the prestigious (IMA) Interactive Media Awards (USA). As well, we received significant awards in the advocacy/non-profit category for the website and the magazine/blog/newsletter category for Mercy eNews in the Horizon Interactive Awards (USA), announced on the same day.

The site was developed by Together Digital who worked with Anne Walsh to create the new site and Mercy eNews format.

The Best in Class award is the highest honour bestowed by IMA. It represents the very best in planning, development and overall professionalism.

In order to win this award level in both categories, our site had to successfully pass through a comprehensive judging process, achieving very high marks (an almost perfect score overall) in each of the judging criteria: Design, Content, Feature Functionality, Usability and Standards Compliance, an achievement only a fraction of entries in the IMA program earn each year.

The IMA judges are distinguished professionals and members of the Interactive Media Council (IMC) and come from organisations such as Microsoft, Time Warner, New York Times and Condé Nast publications

The IMA Judges commented on Mercyworld.org:

 "Simply beautiful design. One of the most appealing and user-friendly charity sites I've ever reviewed. Nice work!"

"Everything about this site radiates elegance, grace, quality and professionalism. A world class website in all respects."

"Beautiful images. Elegant layouts. Easy to navigate. Easy to read. And... excellent content. An easy Best In Class."

The results and these comments from industry professionals are very significant.

Not only do they tell us that our digital platforms – the website and Mercy eNews - meet the highest industry standards technically, but, more importantly, they recognise the ministry of our online presence. They acknowledge what the global Mercy Family values, stands for, witnesses to and shares in our digital communication to a world 'so in need of God's mercy'.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA

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