Team SI Wins Standard of Excellence Award in Global Web Marketing Competition

Written by Team SI on Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Team SI and its client, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), received the Government Standard of Excellence award in the 2019 WebAward competition by the Web Marketing Association for their work on The website was chosen out of hundreds of nominated websites across 96 industries., which launched in May 2018, serves as the go-to resource for businesses in Arkansas. The website provides robust frontend filtering for users, enabling them to search for companies by size, industry, location or businesses owned by minorities. Search results from these database queries can also be exported or printed.

“Team SI continues to push for innovation, and the AEDC site is a great example of this cutting-edge mentality,” said Alex Hood, Chief Technology Officer for Team SI. “There’s nothing else like it.”

AEDC sees continued success with the launch of the website.

“In the planning of this website, we got input from the types of people we built the site to serve, including site selection consultants, executives and statewide economic developers,” said Clint O’Neal, Executive Vice President of Global Business for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “Their input guided the design, which helped to make this site more useful to them.”

Each website entered for the WebAwards was judged based on its design, content, innovation, technology and more. Judges over the AEDC entry recognized the website’s ease of use, particularly its filter and search functionalities.

The project was led by Chief Technology Officer Alex Hood, Project Manager Kristin Chacko, UI/UX Designer Marty Duvall, and Senior Developers Jonathan Motes and Yogesh Goyal.

About Team SI

Established in 2010, Team SI is a data-driven marketing firm where designers, strategists, and data specialists create unique customer experiences for clients using digital and social media platforms. Team SI developed its own proprietary system called Doppio® that pairs the most sophisticated, aggregated and automated data-analytics platforms available with the insights and instincts of its certified professional staff to optimize campaign effectiveness. They’re best known for coining the term “TraDigital”: the art of blending traditional and digital marketing.

About Arkansas Economic Development Commission

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), a division of the Arkansas Department of Commerce, seeks to create economic opportunity by attracting higher-paying jobs, expanding and diversifying local economies in the state, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout The Natural State. Arkansas is a pro-business environment operating leaner, faster and more focused through a streamlined state government designed to act on corporate interests quickly and decisively. For more information, visit


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