Denison website wins regional and national awards
Posted: August 9, 2011
GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University’s news and information website, TheDEN, enjoyed a stellar first year, as it was honored with several regional and national awards. TheDEN, published by the Office of University Communications, launched in August 2010.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded TheDEN the Bronze Circle of Excellence Award in the Individual Sub Website category. “CASE awards acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession's best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.”
TheDEN also won the “Social Web: Blogs” category at the Ohio Interactive Awards. These awards recognize “the state’s top digital and interactive talent.” Winners were chosen by a panel of marketing industry leaders who based their judging on strategy, execution and results.
The Columbus chapter of the American Advertising Federation (ADDY Awards) honored TheDEN with a silver medal for Interactive Media. “The ADDY Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.”
A special video for TheDEN, “Denison Musicians' Tour of China,” was awarded a bronze Telly Award. The Telly Awards honor the “very best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.” The 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
And finally, TheDEN is a finalist for the national Platinum PR Awards in the Online Communication category. Other finalists in the category include Chrysler, Siemens and the United States Census Bureau.
Scott Tribble, the associate director for Online Communications at Denison, is grateful for the recognition of TheDEN. “It’s been a terrific first year for TheDEN, which has emerged as a real destination for members of the Denison community, far and wide. We’re thrilled to see the site recognized by esteemed professional organizations, both inside and outside of higher education.”
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.