Sitecore Recognizes Stokke as International Sitecore Site of the Year

Global Manufacturer of Premium Children’s Products Builds Global Retail Site in 28 Languages With Sitecore’s CMS

San Francisco and Copenhagen, April 2, 2009Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, today announced that Stokke has been named the International Sitecore Site of the Year. Stokke, a global manufacturer of premium children’s products, has deployed Sitecore’s Web CMS solution to deliver compelling content in 28 languages, while maximizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and increasing overall site traffic.

The Sitecore Site of the Year International winner and seven category winners were selected based upon their use of Sitecore’s CMS to deliver more effective business processes and advance their online strategies. The Sitecore judges considered creativity, integration with rich data sources and applications, ability to educate, inform and motivate to action, and the overall user experience.

Stokke worked with Sitecore partner, Portalia, to build a website with Sitecore’s technology that showcases Stokke’s products and offers compelling content that is keeping visitors on the site longer. Utilizing Sitecore’s CMS along with industry-leading translation software from Clay Tablet, Stokke can better support their global retailers with timely updated content in 28 different languages.

“We soon realized that Sitecore could provide us all the functionality we were searching for,” says Janne Strømmen, marketing manager, Stokke. “Sitecore’s CMS allows us to manage a lot of different countries and languages with ease, and we’re creating a community among our site visitors. As an international premium brand, we are now able to consistently brand our products in a professional way worldwide.  With Sitecore, our site looks like there are a lot more people working on it than there actually are!”

“We were thoroughly impressed with how Stokke has been able to structure their site to scale globally by offering localized content in a number of native languages, while maintaining a strong corporate brand,” said Kim Elsass, Chief Information Officer, Sitecore. “I am proud to recognize and congratulate them, along with the entire list of finalists who have demonstrated excellence in creating successful websites that are solving today’s business challenges.”

In addition to the Sitecore Site of the Year International winner, the finalists in seven categories are:

Best Consumer Goods Site: FrieslandCampina – http://www.frieslandcampina.com/
Site by: eFocus

Best Healthcare Site: ZNA (Hospital Network Antwerp) – http://www.zna.be
Site by: Delaware Consulting

Best Electronics Site: Pioneer – http://www.pioneer.com.au
Site by: Flash Group

Best Manufacturing Site: Bekaert  – www.Bekaert.com
Site by: The Reference

Best Travel Site: Auckland Airport – http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/
Site by: Datacom

Best Hospitality Site: Regardz – http://www.regardz.nl
Site by: eFocus

Best Media/Sports Site: Telesport – www.telesport.hu
Site by: Carnation

About Sitecore

Sitecore’s Web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured Web sites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.

Thousands of public and private organizations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies utilize Sitecore solutions for their websites. These organizations have created and now manage more than 20,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, Toshiba, Omni Hotels, Computer Associates, ISS and Atlanta Falcons.

About Stokke

Stokke is a Norwegian based family run manufacturer established in 1932. Georg Stokke, still going strong at the age of 97, started the business. Today his grandson Rune Stokke owns the company and is the chairman of the board. The motto “In the best interest of your child” stand as a centre of attention of the Stokke product line ranging from the Tripp Trapp® chair, to the Stokke® Xplory® stroller, the Stokke® Sleepi™ bed, the Stokke® Care™ changing table and the Stokke® Keep™ storage system. Stokke has a worldwide distribution, today established with sales representatives and stores in 32 countries.

About Portalia

Portalia is a Norwegian IT company building custom made web applications and complex dynamic websites.  The company is experienced in data integration, web services, .NET, Flash, Flex and Sitecore CMS.

Media Contacts:

Kim Pegnato for Sitecore
781-620-1729
kim.pegnato@comcast.net

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