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Whereoware Named Episerver Digital Commerce Partner of the Year North America


Whereoware received the 2017 Episerver Digital Commerce Partner of the Year in North America award and their client, Yamaha WaterCraft Group, won a North America Customer Website Award for best Brand & Informational website. The awards were presented at the annual Episerver Ascend Conference, held this week in Las Vegas.

The 2017 Episerver Digital Commerce Partner of the Year in North America award recognizes the top-performing partners for their success in driving joint opportunities and the strategic contribution to the positioning and delivery of the Episerver platform to support digital commerce. This award is a testament to Whereoware’s success in implementing best practices and guiding digital strategy to ensure clients meet their unique objectives.

“We are proud to congratulate Whereoware for the Digital Commerce Partner of the Year achievement,” said James Norwood, Executive Vice President of Strategy and CMO at Episerver. “The award speaks to Whereoware’s commitment to our mutual customers, creating fast and feature-rich websites. We look forward to continuing this strong partnership and sharing the incredible customer journeys this relationship creates for consumers who crave better online interactions with brands and reward the companies that provide them.”

The North America Customer Website Award recognizes the personalized websites Whereoware developed for Yamaha WaterCraft Group that feature a new look and feel, personalized content, enhanced user experience (UX), high resolution product imagery, streaming video, and more.

“Our products ignite a passion and a drive for amazing experiences in our customers, and we wanted our digital, mobile and web experience to exude that same energy,” said Bryan Seti, general manager of Yamaha’s Watercraft Group. “Working with Whereoware allowed us to tap into the latest technology and development platforms, along with a world class design and UX team, to bring our products to life in a way that replicates the fun and excitement our customers have on the water.”

“We are honored to be chosen as the 2017 Episerver Digital Commerce Partner of the Year North America and to win a North America Customer Website Award in the same year,” said Bill Haskitt, Partner at Whereoware. “We built WOWCommerce and WOWCMS, accelerator packages to bring consistent, incremental revenue growth to Episerver websites. They get new Episerver websites to market faster and enables our vision: to build authentic personalized relationships online. We’re a proud Episerver partner and couldn’t be more pleased to accept these awards.”

In addition to the 2017 Episerver Digital Commerce Partner of the Year and North America Customer Website Award, Whereoware is the winner of the 2016 Episerver Ascender Partner of the year, 2016 IBM Beacon Award, 2016 DMA Innovation Award, 2016 EEC Email Marketing Program Award, 2015 Episerver Commerce Site of the Year Award, and 2014 Episerver Best Digital Marketing Site Award. Whereoware was also a 2017 IBM Beacon Award finalist, 2017 IRCE B2B Site of the Year Finalist, and a 4-time Silverpop Partner of the year.

About Yamaha WaterCraft Group
Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of Yamaha WaveRunners and Boats in the United States. For more information, visit www.YamahaWaveRunners.com and www.YamahaBoats.com.

About Episerver
Episerver empowers digital leaders to easily create standout experiences for customers – everywhere they engage, and always with measurable business results. The Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™ unifies digital content, commerce, and marketing in one platform, including omnichannel solutions for smart personalization and intelligent campaigns. Founded in 1994, Episerver has offices in the US, UK, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Singapore, Vietnam and the UAE.

5 Ideas for Holiday Workplace Wellness

This month we welcome a guest post from Human Resources Manager, Susie Alexander. Susie is responsible for employee relations, benefits, payroll, compliance, performance management, wellness, training, employee development, and visas, as well as some recruiting.

The holidays are a time for parties, cheer, and busy schedules! Even amidst the holiday craziness, it’s important for employees to engage in activities to stay mentally and physically healthy. Did you know that Whereoware was a finalist for SmartCEO’s 2016 Healthiest Companies? We’d like to share our top 5 ways for an organization to support their employees in staying healthy for the holidays.

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INBOUND 2017 Recap: Food Trucks, Celebrities, and Marketing (Oh My)

This week, we welcome a guest post from our Technical Marketer, Katie Hake.

Katie is responsible for conducing digital product work for e-commerce clients across multiple channels, including using HTML/CSS to build emails. She is also responsible for the creation and management of web content and ensuring quality control in execution.

In this post she shares about her experience and lessons learned at Inbound 2017.

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Behind the Glasses – Yireda Jilili

Each month, we’ll be interviewing one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For September, we get to know Yireda Jilili our Digital Project Coordinator, a little better.

WHO:

What’s your name?  Yireda Jilili
Job title:  Digital Project Coordinator

BACKGROUND:

Favorite food: Pizza – as long as there are peppers on it!
Hidden talents: I am GREAT at thumb wrestling and Mercy; mainly because I can bend my fingers all the way back.
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Emma Watson for sure, more because I’m obsessed with her instead of any big resemblance. Although, my stunt double would be played by Jennifer Lawrence (I’m not as graceful as Emma Watson).
One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: Pot to boil water, hunting equipment, hammock, a library… oh one item? Yikes… I bring three suitcases to a weekend trip, so I do not think I am capable of one item.
In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: A fully stocked ship- these zombies can’t swim, right?

NERD QUIZ:

Facebook or Twitter: Can I opt out for Instagram?  
iOS or Android:   iOS
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’:   Geeky nerd?
Star Wars or Star Trek?  Star Wars – slight chance I still dabble in the art of lightsabers (sound effects and all).

 What’s the best part about working at Whereoware? 

I don’t know where to start! I think it’s the brilliant and supportive minds that surround me. Whereoware has me working harder, innovating more, and thinking in different perspectives because everyone around me is so inspiring. Better yet, Whereoware gives everyone a platform to collaborate and share great ideas, allowing us to teach and learn from each other. The learning opportunities are endless, and the support is strong. Not to mention, Whereoware provides a very fun work environment.