Phase2 + Inviqa Nominated for Webby Award for Arsenal Football Club Website

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Phase2 and Inviqa Nominated for Arsenal Football Club Website In the 22nd Annual Webby Awards

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The Webby Award nomination is a real honour and a testament to the work that’s gone into delivering a rich, engaging website that’s helping us to transform fan engagement at Arsenal.

Phase2 and Inviqa announced today that they have been nominated for Best Sports Team Website for the Arsenal Football Club Digital Experience in the 22nd Annual Webby Awards.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.

David Savage, core platform product manager, Arsenal Media Group & Arsenal Football Club, said: “The Webby Award nomination is a real honour and a testament to the work that’s gone into delivering a rich, engaging website that’s helping us to transform fan engagement at Arsenal. In time we’ll be delivering Arsenal content across devices and platforms that don’t even exist yet, but the power and flexibility of our content hub means that we’re suitably equipped to get content to fans how, where, and when they want it.”

Claire Graves, executive director of The Webby Awards, said: “Nominees like Phase2 and Inviqa are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet. It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the over 13,000 entries we received this year.”

Featuring single sign-on for social media and membership, a mobile-first design, and live match-day results, Arsenal’s new content hub is helping the Premier League club to transform fan engagement. It was developed on Drupal 8, a leading content management system that’s helping brands like Arsenal, Gap, and Sevilla F.C. to navigate content delivery to a growing number of devices and platforms.

Arsenal and other nominees for Best Sports Team Website will be voted for by fans and members of the public, with votes cast via vote.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City. There they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; Stephen Colbert’s “Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”; and Björk ‘s “A E I O U.”

Phase2 is a digital agency helping clients like Arsenal provide better experiences for the most important part of their organization: their audience. Enabling cross-channel orchestration, Phase2 creates personalized, seamless, branded experiences that are supported by research, technology, and analytics.

Inviqa is a digital consultancy and software development company that helps businesses to achieve their goals faster, accelerate growth, and drive innovation. A specialist in ecommerce development, CMS development, bespoke software development, and digital strategy consulting, Inviqa’s client roster includes the likes of Virgin, Dreams, Arsenal FC, and the National Theatre.

About Phase2:
Phase2 is a digital agency moving industry-leading organizations forward with powerful ideas and executable strategies built on open technology.

Experts in customer experience, Phase2 provides insights, design and build digital platforms, and enable engagement with target audiences in any channel, on any device. Founded in 2001, Phase2 has office in DC Metro, New York, San Francisco and Portland. For more information visit Phase2Technology.com

About Inviqa:
Inviqa is a digital consultancy and software development company that helps businesses to achieve their goals faster, accelerate growth, and drive innovation.

Its digital services provide end-to-end support across the digital product lifecycle – from consultancy and iteration, through to solution-build, implementation, and continuous improvement.

Inviqa count some of the world's leading organisations as clients, from Virgin and Dreams, to Arsenal and the National Theatre, and is a regular feature in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies Report. The company was shortlisted as Computing’s Digital Service Company of the year in 2017. For more information visit Inviqa.com.

About the Webby Awards:
The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social, Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Games. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube, HBO, WP Engine, EY, YouGov, Vitamin T, The Hollywood Reporter, WNYC Studios, Digiday, Glixel, Product Hunt, and Social Media Week.

IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts, including Jimmy Kimmel, Lyft CEO Logan Green, Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg, Instagram’s Eva Chen, social entrepreneur Van Jones, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, Playmatics CEO Margaret Wallace, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, and Black Lives Matter’s Opal Tometi.

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