OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Oct. 5, 2020) – Full service agency DEG, a Merkle Company took home three honorable-mention awards at the Sitecore Experience Awards announced during Sitecore Symposium 2021.

Sitecore recognized the agency in the Best Digital Experience Transformation category for its work with Provista and Consolidated Electrical Distributors, as well as in the Most Intelligent Content Optimization category for its work with The University of Kansas Health Center. The entries were selected from more than 140 submissions.

“Building our Sitecore Experience capabilities has been a high priority for DEG as we work to innovate with our client partners,” said David Starkweather, Director of Business Analysis at DEG. “Receiving this recognition affirms the dedication and direction of the Provista, CED, and University of Kansas Health teams.”

DEG and Provista’s award was for successfully launching a Sitecore portal catering to Provista’s members. The move to a multi-site instance with its website under Sitecore made it easier to share and update content, while also ensuring consistent banding. DEG also integrated Salesforce Sales Cloud and Azure Cloud and embedded Tableau for member-specific reporting, providing members with all of the capabilities they need and none of the content they don’t.

For the second Best Digital Experience Transformation honorable mention, DEG and Consolidated Electrical Distributors launched a new Sitecore website for CED brand Industrial Solutions Network. The ISN site provides a more cohesive website strategy to a B2B brand that previously had a disparate digital ecosystem. The new site features—including Coveo site search, Sitecore forms, location finder, and more—allows customers to better understand the full breadth of CED’s capabilities across every phase of the purchase process.

Lastly, DEG and The University of Kansas Health System received an honorable mention for collaborating to redesign TUKHS’ intranet, named 24/7, for an improved user interface and search experience for more than 12,000 employees. DEG enabled content workflows and integrated the Coveo enterprise search tool and implemented a custom application, Message Center, to display key communications from TUKHS’ comms team in a standardized newsfeed. DEG also overhauled the info architecture and completed a mega-menu design to simplify navigation.

“We have some of the most innovative customers and partners in the world leveraging our platform to implement digital-first strategies that dramatically enhance the consumer experience,” said Lee Miles, Chief Customer Success Officer, Sitecore. “They recognize that digital has become ingrained at every level of the customer experience. It is more than a key component for organizations that want to move beyond the status quo – it is absolutely essential to any brand that wants to make those experiences even more immersive and impactful. We are proud to honor their achievements with this year’s Sitecore Experience Awards.”

The Sitecore Experience Awards recognize brands that have built truly customer-centric digital experiences with Sitecore® technology. The SEAs are awarded to Sitecore customers and their partners whose entries clearly demonstrate their Sitecore solution is delivering ground-breaking customer experiences and great overall value to their business. The SEAs highlight best-in-class brands from four specialized categories.

Through the rigorous selection process, each entry was judged by a panel consisting of Sitecore leadership from that entry’s region. There are three regions that evaluated and approved all regional selections based on specific selection and scoring criteria.

About Sitecore

Sitecore delivers a digital experience platform that empowers the world’s smartest brands to build lifelong relationships with their customers. A highly decorated industry leader, Sitecore is the only company bringing together content, commerce, and data into one connected platform that delivers millions of digital experiences every day. Leading companies including American Express, ASOS, Kimberly-Clark, L’Oréal, and Volvo Cars rely on Sitecore to provide more engaging, personalized experiences for their customers. Learn more at Sitecore.com.

About DEG, a Merkle Company

DEG, a Merkle Company is a full-service digital agency crafting data-driven, creatively led, and customer-centric experiences that resonate at the point of greatest impact. We fuse creativity, strategy, and technology to transform our clients’ businesses and engage their customers in the moments that matter most, and have done so for brands like PepsiCo, Gap Inc., Purina, Shell, and more. DEG can be found at www.degdigital.com and on Twitter @DEGdigital.


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