Annual Interact Excellence Awards

Celebrating outstanding instances of digital workplaces and internal communications

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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 10th 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 2020

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.

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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.

Winner
Logo of AMC Networks
Finalists
AJ Bell
Playstation Europe
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Best Stakeholder Award

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.

Winner
Logo of Your Housing Group
Finalists
Home Start
International Rescue Committee
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Best Offline Worker Strategy

The Best Offline Worker Strategy award recognizes those businesses who have created innovative campaigns to overcome those barriers and engaged staff who have, traditionally, been hard-to-reach.

Winner
Logo of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Finalists
Equinox
SERVPRO Industries
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Best Use of Video Award

The Best Use of Video Award highlights those intranets that have pushed the boundaries of design to wow audiences and improve communication and made video part of their everyday toolkit.

Winner
Logo of International Rescue Committee
Finalists
Home Start
Your Housing Group
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Best Intranet Design Award

Best Intranet Design Award celebrates the best-in-class for creativity, user experience, and brand, and acknowledges the intranets that push the boundaries of design to wow their audiences.

Winner
Logo of Equinox
Finalists
Honeycomb Group
AMC Networks
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Best Success Story Award

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.

Winner
Logo of Playstation Europe
Finalists
HIMSS
Countrywide PLC
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Essential Intranet Award

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.

Winner
Logo of Imperial College Health NHS Trust
Finalists
Travelex
Playstation Europe
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Judges’ Awards for Innovation

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.

Winner
Logo of University Federal Credit Union
Logo of Queens Cross Housing Association
Logo of Voyage Care Ltd
Logo of Everyday Loans
Logo of Manchester Metropolitan University
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Interact Excellence Awards Annual 2020

Showcasing 26 award-winning projects in the field of digital workplaces, intranets and internal communications from brands including Sony Interactive Entertainment, Equinox, and the International Rescue Committee.

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Meet the judges

For the 2020 Excellence Awards, Interact was supported by a 9-strong panel of global intranet, communications and engagement professionals who judged all entries.

Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright

Australia

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 Mull
Elizabeth Mull

United States

Elizabeth Mull is a senior communications leader with over 25 years’ experience in employee and HR communications. Elizabeth has her Masters in Organizational Media and Communications and is a graduate of Universum Global’s Employer Branding Academy. She is Director, Employee Communications at TEGNA, a media and broadcast company that operates 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets.

Beth Gleba
Beth Gleba

United States

With more than 20 years working in digital corporate communications, Beth Gleba brings experience, passion and forward-thinking to our intranet community. She is the Intranet Director at BCD Travel, a global managed-travel company, based in Amsterdam. She is also a published researcher and active consultant with the London-based Digital Workplace Group. Beth is the co-host of the monthly webcast Digital Workplace Live.

Ephraim Freed
Ephraim Freed

United States

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
Sam Marshall

United Kingdom

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 Dance
Simon Dance

United Kingdom

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
Steve Bynghall

United Kingdom

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 Crescenzo
Steve Crescenzo

United States

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 Crescenzo
Cindy Crescenzo

United States

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.