2017 Imagine Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

March 8, 2017

by: Marketing Team, Magento
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With Imagine just a few weeks away, we are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 Imagine Excellence Awards.

The individuals, companies, and brands on the finalist list will be recognized and honored for their exceptional achievements across all facets of this highly competitive commerce arena. They represent great examples of innovation, outstanding customer experiences, beautiful design, and superior business acumen.

Finalists were selected by a panel of Magento judges with the required knowledge and experience to apply the judging criteria for that category. This year, Magento received over 250 entries, making it harder than ever to create a shortlist.

We congratulate all of the finalists and our partners for their tremendous and inspiring work.

Here are the 2017 Imagine Excellence Awards Finalists:

Best Omnichannel Experience

Retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that offers the most seamless user experience through useful functionality across at least three of the following channels: web store, mobile store, app, catalog, and in-store experience.

Devlyn 
Primeau Velo – Powered by Absolunet
Tous – Powered by Vaimo

Growth Award

Retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that experienced significant sales growth over the past 12 months via channels powered by Magento.

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API)
Graze – Powered by Inviqa
Missguided
Selver – Powered by Vaimo        
Show Me Your Mumu – Powered by Guidance   

Commerce Marketer of the Year

Most creative use of technology applied to a marketing campaign. Examples include: social media-driven demand generation for new product launch; crowdsourcing awareness of sales season; creative friends and family holiday campaigns.

Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club 
JomaShop               
Structube – Powered by Absolunet         

Most Innovative

Retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that in the last 12 months delivered a successful new technology-powered experience.

Artifact Uprising – Powered by Corra      
Quinny – Powered by Jaagers BV
Virginia Hayward – Powered by Fisheye Media                  

Great Explorer Award for International Expansion

Retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that successfully launched operations in new foreign markets.

Alcatel – Powered by Corra
ErgoBaby – Powered by Guidance
PhotoSpecialist – Powered by MediaCT 

Best Web Design

Webstores that exceeded industry standards of excellence by enhancing user experience and driving conversion.

Absolut Art – Powered by Vaimo
Focus Bikes – Powered by YouWe
Sass & Bide – Powered by Netstarter

Best Mobile Experience

Exceptional innovation, usability, and design on a portable handheld device (excluding iPad).

Perch & Parrow – Powered by JH
Retail Apparel Group – Powered by Netstarter
Shinola

Best Commerce Launch

These two awards recognize high impact launches: (1) Highest impact eCommerce launch initiative in the past 12 months on any version of Magento Digital or Commerce Order Management.

Kurt Geiger / Nine West
Oliver Sweeney – Powered by Redbox Digital
Solar – Powered by Divante        

Best Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration

This award recognizes high-impact migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2

The Irish Store
Johnnie-O – Powered by Corra  
Tom Dixon

Best B2B Experience

The best-in-class, self-serve user interface that addresses the unique needs of wholesale, industrial, or commercial customers.

ABInBev (Parceiro  Ambev & TapWiser) – Powered by WEBJUMP & BORN Group
Carrier Enterprise – Powered by Perficient & Gravity Department 
Liebherr – Powered by netz98 GmbH
Rousseau Metal – Powered by Le Site

 

Best Use of Customer Insights

Retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that drove superior KPI improvements through the use of customer analytics and insights.

Haarshop – Powered by MediaCT
Leisure Arts – Powered by Windsor Circle
Signature Hardware – Powered by Blue Acorn
 

Winners will be announced on stage at Imagine 2017!