2019 Communicator Awards Honor Seven mStoner Clients
2019 Communicator Awards Honor Seven mStoner Clients


2019 Communicator Awards Honor Seven mStoner Clients

May 19, 2020By Travis Koury

The 2019 Communicator Awards honors seven of mStoner’s clients with one Award of Excellence and six Awards of Distinction.

With thousands of entries received from across the United States and around the world, the Communicator Awards is one of the largest and most competitive awards programs honoring creative excellence by communications professionals.

The mStoner team is excited to share the following results:

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Award of Excellence for General — School/University

Core Challenge: 

Three years after a successful website redesign with mStoner, UNCSA was eager to partner with mStoner again to refresh its homepage. This time, the joint team conducted a design sprint — an inclusive process for rapid design and validation that generates effective solutions to big business challenges. With three years of site analytics to draw from, UNCSA Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications Claire Machamer and her team knew what content and ideas worked. They wanted more insight into the why’s, though, and wanted to test some new ideas.

The Results: 

The design sprint process provided an efficient, highly creative way to accomplish this. The UNCSA refresh included a content development workshop, the homepage update, navigation refinements, a program finder module, and a new interface for ticket sales. The latter solved a large pain point for UNCSA: making performance listings easier to find and browse.

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Six of our clients took home Awards of Distinction for General — School/University:

About the Communicator Awards

Founded by communications professionals more than a decade ago, the Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for print, video, and interactive.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a more than 600-member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

  • Travis Koury Marketing Specialist As marketing specialist, Travis Koury shares mStoner’s thought leadership and service offerings across a multitude of channels. He thoughtfully applies digital marketing best practices to ensure higher education marketing and communication professionals can easily discover and access mStoner’s helpful resources, primary research, and on-demand content.