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Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts Honors Bridgeline with Three W3 Awards

Three iAPPS-powered websites recognized for creative excellence, earn ‘Best In Show’ honors in prestigious 2014 W3 Awards

Burlington, MA | September 25, 2014

Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLIN), The Digital Engagement Company™, today announced that the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts has honored three iAPPS-powered websites as “Best In Show” winners in the prestigious 2014 W3 Awards. The Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) website won in the Energy Category, while websites developed for Mizani and PNY Technologies Inc. took home “Best In Show” honors in the Beauty and Cosmetics and Telecommunications Categories respectively.

Receiving over 4,000 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, Mobile Sites/Apps & Social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. “Our winners continue to find innovative and forward-thinking ways to push the boundaries of creativity in web design,” said Linda Day, the Director of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.
All three award-winning websites boast a compelling design that supports organizational goals. ORNL’s website empowers scientists working in conjunction with the US Department of Energy to present information about their facilities, disseminate research reports about their studies, and provide interactive educational tools to inform visitors about the benefits of clean energy.

Bridgeline helped relaunch Mizani’s website by redesigning their new web store which now offers a dynamic customer experience. The completely overhauled design showcases Mizani’s expansive line of health and beauty products. The result is an engaging eCommerce experience similar to the previous work completed for other L’Oreal products and brands, Matrix and Kerastase.

PNY’s website features a modern, clean design, highlighted by a full-faceted product catalog which provides both commercial and consumer online customers with multiple product views, in-depth descriptions, and individual product ratings and reviews.

Bridgeline’s delivery team developed all three “Best In Show” websites on the iAPPS platform, the only true, deeply-integrated digital marketing solution with superior capabilities in content management, eCommerce, eMarketing, web analytics, and now, with its latest release, social media management on one all-encompassing .NET platform. iAPPS remains the only Web Engagement Management platform that can be delivered as either a true SaaS multi-tenant environment or a traditional dedicated server environment.

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts is an assembly of leading professionals dedicated to recognizing the rapidly evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. A diverse group of 600+ members from all 50 states and 15 countries worldwide, the AIVA's mission is to honor, promote and encourage creativity by providing a benchmark standard of excellence for evaluating media design, production and distribution.

About Bridgeline Digital

Bridgeline Digital, The Digital Engagement Company™, enables its customers to maximize the performance of their mission critical websites, intranets, and online stores. Bridgeline’s iAPPS platform deeply integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, Social Media management, and Web Analytics to help marketers deliver online experiences that attract, engage and convert their customers across all digital channels.  Bridgeline provides end-to-end Digital Engagement solutions and boasts an award-winning team of interactive services professionals. Headquartered in Burlington, Mass., with nine additional locations throughout the United States and a .NET development center  in Bangalore, India. Bridgeline has thousands of quality customers that range from small- and medium-sized organizations to Fortune 1000 companies. To learn more, please visit www.bridgeline.com or call (800) 603-9936.

Ryan Hadfield
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Content & Communications Specialist
781.404.5414
rhadfield@bridgeline.com