wins big in 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition Awards

Des Plaines, IL – has been selected as a winner for the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition Awards. earned "Best Credit Union Website" for Student Choice ( and "Best Transportation Website" for Ventra Chicago (

The 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition awards is produced by the Web Marketing Association, an organization committed to web excellence and comprised of PR, marketing, and design professionals.

Student Choice was founded in 2008 by a coalition of leading credit unions to provide private student lending programs. In order to speak to their three audience groups separately and distinctly from the same site, each section ("for colleges," "for students," and "credit unions") uses an internal home page layout and unique color choice. Student Choice now offers to credit unions an extranet with restricted access levels for each extranet section according to the credit union.

Ventra is the new payment system for Chicago Transit Authority and Pace. Working with Cubic, the innovative transportation system responsible for bringing Ventra to Chicago, developed a simple and modern site that reflects the Ventra brand. It allows users to manage their transit accounts online and allow them to add value, add passes and control auto-load features via the Desktop or Mobile website.

Tony Svanascini, CEO of, said, "We are honored to have received top accolades from the Internet Advertising Competition! Both of these sites were successful due to both the talent of our team and our close partnerships with our clients. It’s a true testament to our ability to address our client’s functional and aesthetic needs."

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