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Town recipients of Gold MarCom Award in digital media

Posted on January 2, 2019 by Taber Times
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Following the launch of its new website in June, the Town of Taber is delighted to announce it has received the prestigious Gold MarCom Award in the Digital Media: Government Website category.

The MarCom Awards recognize “outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs.” It is one of the largest creative competitions in the world, with over 6,000 entries from dozens of countries submitted annually, and is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

The Town of Taber launched its new website (www.taber.ca) following months of design and collaboration between departments as spearheaded by the Information Technology Department and communications staff. The new site designed by Granicus GovAccess (formerly Vision) focuses on ease of access for users, with simpler navigation, mobile adaptability, accessibility and translation services, emergency alerts, as well as text and email notifications to subscribers.

“We are honoured that AMCP has awarded our website in the Government Website Category,” said Information Technology Manager Alaa Abdel Khaliq. “Our focus for this project was to create a site that would allow for a positive user experience. We are proud to offer our community a one-stop-shop site for any town information they require, no matter what device they use.”

“I’d like to thank all the staff involved in the new website upgrade,” said chief administrative officer Cory Armfelt. “The collaboration between all departments to create a modern and upgraded website will help provide an accessible source of town information for our citizens and businesses.”

The award was presented to the Information Technology Department at the December 17 council meeting.

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