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CBU website receives top recognition from Summit International Awards

RIVERSIDE (Jan. 13, 2014)—California Baptist University’s website recently received a top award in the Summit Emerging Media Award (EMA) competition. The website was honored with a leader award in the education website category.

“The Summit EMA was established to recognize contributions and leadership in this dynamic field,” said Jocelyn Luciano, executive director of the Summit International Awards. “The Summit EMAs 2013 competition included more than 1,000 entries from numerous countries, for which only eight percent earned recognition.”

The award was presented jointly to California Baptist University and OHO Interactive, based in Cambridge, Mass., which assisted CBU with the website redesign.

“CBU is known for its purposeful approach to higher education and the warm, welcoming spirit that pervades the campus,” said Jeremy Zimmerman, CBU’s marketing director. “Our goal in building the site was to translate these values into a responsive experience which made OHO’s proven ability to design loveable websites a perfect fit for us.”

A “loveable website” is a concept OHO coined to express the idea of going beyond usability to loveability.

“OHO Interactive is excited to have partnered with California Baptist University on their website redesign,” said Jason Smith, managing director and chief creative officer. “Our mandate was to create a beautiful and innovative digital marketing website to reach to prospective students on any device. The Leader Award is a recognition of the success of this project.”

The Summit International Awards (SIA) organization is dedicated to furthering excellence in the marketing communications industry. The Summit EMA competition includes three levels of awards: visionary, innovator and leader. A leader award offers recognition for “directing movement and helping to lead the industry” as a pacesetter in emerging media, according to the SIA website.