The Annual Interact Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding achievements, innovations and contributions in the fields of digital workplaces and internal communications.
These global awards uncover the stories behind some of the world's leading digital workplace solutions, and the individuals or teams who have inspired them.
Now in their 9th year, the Excellence Awards sees entries spanning small non-profits through to international brands, giving a unique insight into the success of those at the forefront of internal communications.
Interact Excellence Award Winners 2019
Entries to the Excellence Awards are submitted under seven main categories. In addition there is a Judges' Awards for Innovation, awarded to entries that don't fit inside the box of an existing category, but deserve unique recognition.
Best Intranet Launch Award
Getting users excited and onboard with a new intranet comes with unique challenges. This award celebrates those who are innovative in encouraging adoption across their entire workforce.
The Best Stakeholder Award identifies those executives who have played a vital role in breaking down barriers and getting staff onboard. It highlights the work they do to deliver successful and engaging digital workplaces.
With the Best Success Story Award, we take a look at those intranets that have transformed the way their organization communicates, connects, operates and delivers success for their organization and staff.
The Essential Intranet Award looks at how organizations have embedded their intranets into the heart of the organization, by pushing intranet functionality to the limits and making it critical and transformational to their business.
All entries into the Excellence Awards are considered for recognition in this category, with previous winners demonstrating true innovation or creativity in using their intranets to address some of the more complex or niche challenges in their organizations.
Showcasing 25 award-winning projects in the field of digital workplaces, intranets and internal communications from brands including Sony Interactive Entertainment, Travelex and the International Rescue Committee.
For the 2019 Excellence Awards, Interact was supported by a 9-strong panel of global intranet, communications and engagement professionals who judged all entries.
Andrew Wright is the founder of the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC), the world's largest intranet and digital workplace end user satisfaction study. An intranet and digital workplace consultant for over 15 years, Andrew has completed projects for organizations of all shapes and sizes from all industries.
Elizabeth is a globally recognised thought leader and key note speaker on employer brand, HR and internal communications, social collaboration, and transforming traditional HR functions from transactions into interactions. She is a certified professional in Employer Branding through Universum Global's Employer Branding Academy.
Ellen van Aken
Consultant and trainer Ellen has built a reputation as the largest curator of intranet launch content in the world. A specialist in the field of both SharePoint and the Digital Workplace, she has an extensive collection of launch video on My Digital Workplace and is the social media co-ordinator for The Digital Workplace Group.
Employee Experience guru and Communications Manager for the Digital Workplace Group, Ephraim is a constant on the employee engagement circuit. A digital strategist, internal communications manager and intranet manager, Ephraim works closely with organizations to transform the employee experience, build positive organizational cultures, and drive productivity and performance.
Sam Marshall is the owner of ClearBox Consulting and has specialised in intranets and the digital workplace for over 18 years, working with companies such as AstraZeneca, Vodafone, TUI Travel, Sony and GSK. Focused in the areas of intranet and digital workplace strategy, Sam is the lead author of the annual 'SharePoint Intranets in-a-box' report and a regular keynote speaker at international conferences around the world.
Simon is the CEO at Interact. Simon has 15 years of experience within the content technology arena. With a reputation of spearheading innovation and driving change inside Interact, Simon's approach is key in creating the collaborative technology solutions that Interact provides to their global client base.
Steve Bynghall is a freelance consultant and writer, specialising in intranets, collaboration and knowledge management. Steve produces and coordinates Step Two Design's Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards, and is a consultant, knowledge manager and benchmark evaluator for the Digital Workplace Group. Steve recently set up a new intranet strategy, governance and measurement training company with Chris Tubb called Spark Trajectory.
Steve has been Ragan's go to keynote speaker for a number of years. A master of putting people first, he travels the world consulting and re-educating organizations on focusing on their biggest asset: people.
Cindy is the President of Crescenzo Communications and brings over 15 years of experience to the communications industry. Specializing in research, measurement and strategic planning, Cindy has worked with hundreds of communicators around the world to transform their roles in their organizations and build successful communication strategies that deliver results. Just some of her clients include brands such as 3M, Bayer, Boston Medical Center and CGI Technologies.