The results of the 2017 dotCOMM Awards are in and the Cobb County School District has received a Gold Award for Website Design in the Educational Institution category. The district site, www.cobbk12.org, is maintained by the CCSD Office of Communications and managed by the district’s web developer Lee Hill.
“I’ve had the honor of being the webmaster here for 16 years now,” says Lee, “and the challenge has always been to keep the site design looking fresh and modern while also ensuring that critical information remains easy to find. It’s a balancing act made more difficult by how rapidly design standards change on the internet. Our current design is now mobile-friendly and I have gotten some great feedback from the community and from our employees who are glad to be able to navigate the site from their phones and tablets. It’s always a work in progress but winning this dotCOMM Award is really icing on the cake. I am very proud.”
There were over 2,200 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 13 other countries in the 2017 competition. Winners were selected from 241 categories for websites, videos, social media, paid media, owned media, earned media and digital marketing and communication programs. About 13 percent of entries won Platinum and around 13 percent won the Gold Award. Approximately 5 percent were Honorable Mention winners. Platinum and Gold Winners are listed on the dotCOMM website at www.dotcommawards.com.
dotCOMM Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and free-lance professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. AMCP judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.