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Verndale’s Work with Citi Performing Arts Center Recognized with Two Prestigious Interactive Media Awards

Boston MA – Verndale, a leading global Experience Technology Company, is pleased to announce their work for the Citi Performing Arts Center (Citi Center) was honored with two 2014 Horizon Interactive Awards. The Horizon Interactive Awards is a leading international interactive media awards competition that highlights the year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.

Citi Center was recognized for their excellence with a silver award in the “Websites – Entertainment Industry,” as well as a bronze award in the “Websites – Advocacy / Non-Profit category.”

“It’s an honor to see the work for Citi Performing Arts Center recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Keith LaFerriere, Chief Experience Officer at Verndale. “Citi Center came to us with a strong vision and desire to provide their users with a more engaging, connected and visually dynamic experience. Their non-profit family of venues has been entertaining the Boston area for so many years. Collectively, we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.”

The 2014 international competition saw over 1200 entries from 27 countries around world including: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and nearly all 50 of the United States of America.

An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, as well as an end user panel evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2014 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including web sites, mobile applications, print media, interactive displays, public exhibits, online advertising, video, email and more.

“The 2014 competition represents an amazing display of digital artistry, innovation and craftsmanship,” said, Mike Sauce- Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “We have continued to see a trend where an emphasis is placed on consistency of the digital experience across all touch-points of user interaction from desktop to tablet to mobile phone. In this year’s competition, we were astounded by not only the responsive, full screen and immersive desktop experiences but the optimization of screen real estate and attention to purpose for tablets and other mobile devices. All this while providing engaging and rich multi-media solutions to users. The bottom line, our 2014 winners truly do exhibit a mastery of the optimal blend between aesthetics, outstanding content, innovation, usability and performance.”

The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the competition each year with the winners being announced the following April. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards online:

About the Horizon Interactive Awards
In its 13th year, the Horizon Interactive Awards was created to recognize excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received tens of thousands of entries from many countries around the world and nearly all 50 US States. Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the “best of the best” to be recognized and promoted on and international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, end user panel and a worldwide panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries are dubbed the “best of the best” in the interactive media industry. For more information, visit

About Verndale
Verndale is an Experience Technology Company building powerful, connected and interactive experiences that combine our expertise in strategy, experience design and technology. By working across disciplines, partnering with the best in the industry and even co-developing with clients – our collaborative style is the key to building remarkable systems that anchor brands, engage customers and deliver business results. Known for and sought after for our ability to take complex data and transform it into beautiful, usable experiences, at Verndale we are constantly evolving to be the leader in experience technology systems. Learn more at

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