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Mediacurrent Wins Gold at 2020 dotCOMM Awards

by Rebekah Schnaubelt
September 30, 2020

Recently, dotCOMM Awards announced winners for the 2020 international awards, a competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. Mediacurrent's work for the COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project, MagMutual video series, and Area Alert open source project was recognized.

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Mediacurrent’s Awards

Gold Winners

Mediacurrent won two gold awards during this year’s dotCOMM competition. 

Area Alert 

The first award was for the Area Alert Distribution, an open source project created by Mediacurrent. The award was given for the category Website—Informational. As an informational site, Area Alert is built to centralize information for communities and provide credible information in a scalable and trustworthy format. It exists as a highly performant, low-cost, and easy-to-update emergency website that any organization can install on Drupal during the COVID-19 pandemic and other large-scale emergencies.

Area Alert for Drupal - Demo Page

Explore the Area Alert demo 

MagMutual CIO Interview

The second award was for a testimonial and interest video "CIO Insight: Open Source at MagMutual" on our redesign of It won gold in the video category Corporate Image. 

Honorable Mentions

Mediacurrent also received two honorable mentions from dotCOMM Awards.

History Factory 

Covid-19 corporate memory project logo

The COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project was recognized with an honorable mention in the category Website—Business to Business. This COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project is a pro bono effort by History Factory to capture living history and acts as a repository of information that captures in real time corporate America's response to the COVID-19 crisis. The fully searchable collection is organized in several different categories, and it contains a timeline of events and important economic and health stats that are updated on a daily basis.

It was built using Mediacurrent's open source CMS project, Rain, to make the website build process more efficient. The entire website was built out in three weeks using Rain. You can learn more here in our History Factory case study.

Healthcare Video

The above mentioned testimonial video, "CIO Insight: Open Source at MagMutual," also received an honorable mention for the video category under Healthcare.

About the dotComm Awards

With over 2,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 14 other countries, the dotCOMM Awards 2020 competition is judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, and freelance professionals. 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. 

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Meet team member, Rebekah Schnaubelt

Rebekah performs a wide variety of tasks, including managing Mediacurrent’s social platforms and chatbot, running analytics reports, and planning both marketing and internal culture events. She enjoys cross-collaborating with the variety of teams and roles at Mediacurrent.

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