idfive and University of Baltimore Honored With Two Best In Class Awards by the Interactive Media Awards

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Baltimore Firm, idfive, Recognized for University of Baltimore Magazine Website Design Alongside Major Brands Including Disney, Hyatt, Kraft Foods, Subway and NASCAR

Baltimore based interactive marketing agency, idfive is proud to announce that it is the recipient of two 2012 Best in Class Awards, bestowed by the Interactive Media Council, for its development of the University of Baltimore’s interactive and responsive magazine website. idfive received the Best in Class distinction in both the college and magazine categories and was honored among top agencies from around the globe including Digitaria, HUGE, SapientNitro and Disney Interactive.

The Best in Class Award, given by the Interactive Media Council recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Initially, the University of Baltimore’s magazine website was submitted for consideration in the college website category, however the IMA judges were so impressed by the site, they decided to honor it with an additional award in the magazine category.

The University of Baltimore Magazine website was designed in an effort to connect more than 50,000 alumni and friends of the University of Baltimore. Created with ease of use in mind, the University of Baltimore Magazine website diverges from traditional site architecture by allowing users to view an entire issue’s worth of articles at once on the home page through a cutting-edge masonry structure. In addition, the design permits users to filter various sections of the magazine for a more focused experience. Multimedia WebExtras and archives add to the depth of the site, which incorporates responsive design to offer cross-platform functionality, ensuring the site functions equally well on a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet.

Andres Zapata, EVP of strategy for idfive commented, “We are very excited to share two Best In Class awards with the University of Baltimore. Having our efforts recognized alongside some of the biggest and best brands in the world is a huge honor that exemplifies the amazing work our team is capable of doing on behalf of our clients.”

Gigi Boam, director of UB’s Office of University Relations, added, “Our goal in developing the new magazine website was to offer a fun and engaging way for alumni and friends to stay connected to the University and to the UB community. To have this site honored among such prestigious company is remarkable, and it validates the creativity and dedication of our production and creative teams.”

The University of Baltimore Magazine website can be viewed at

About the University of Baltimore:

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

About idfive:

idfive is an award winning integrated, interactive advertising, web design, and brand consulting agency. Founded in 2005, the Baltimore based firm creates working solutions for clients throughout the United States. Specializing in strategic marketing and web solutions for clients in the fields of higher education, healthcare, and not-for-profit, idfive brings an unparalleled level of expertise in cutting edge technologies and informed design to its marketing strategies. idfive utilizes the principals of informed design to focus real knowledge of markets, audiences, competitive situations and technologies to create strategies that deliver results.

For more information on idfive please contact Colleen Riopko at colleen.riopko(at)idfive(dot)com or visit

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