2019 Finalsite Double Diamond Award Winners!

2019 Award Categories

Bang for the Buck

Most compelling example of how Finalsite software has saved staff time, or reduced time spent on one task to free up time for another task or process. This award is well-suited for schools that have made the most of their digital presence with particularly limited time and/or resources. Are you a one-person MarComm shop? A half-person shop?! This award is right up your alley! Tell us a great story about how your workflow has improved since adopting various Finalsite products.

Content Offer

Most compelling use of inbound marketing methodology via a content offer (e.g., downloadable viewbook, e-guide, video, etc.). Not sure what a content offer is? Quick blog post here. Hint -- it's not a public page with a PDF or flip book version of your viewbook. 

Directories

Most compelling use of Directories to tell a story about the school community. Show us how you use Constituent Elements combined with other content (think videos, testimonials, quotes, stats, infographics, etc.) to provide the utility of a searchable directory while also marketing what's so special about your community. 

Forms Manager

Best use of Forms with or without payment. Show us a form you created for an unusual purpose, or with a complex set of conditional fields that make it easy to navigate an otherwise lengthy form, or a form that has had particularly impressive outcomes/submissions. Please share a link to the form itself as well as stats/data, if relevant. 

Google Analytics Used to Influence Decision Making

How did you use Google Analytics data to determine a better way of doing something? Did you make significant changes after monitoring website traffic, keywords, page performance, or campaign performance? As long as Google Analytics data was the catalyst for the change, we want to hear your success story! What did you analyze, what did you learn, what did you change, and what were the results?

Google Search Campaign Ad Concept

How did you go beyond typical Google searches for "private schools in [my town]" to reach searchers who were likely to have an interest in what your school offers? Walk us through your ad campaign goals, target audience, strategy, and outcomes. Submissions are welcome from schools who handle digital ads themselves, or with a professional partner like Finalsite Consulting Services or a third-party provider. No restrictions!

Messages/eNotify

Highest or most improved open rates, deliverables, and click throughs on an email you sent using eNotify or Messages. Explain the changes you made to your outbound emails to impact outcomes. Examples: a parent newsletter you overhauled, an annual event invitation you redesigned, a fresh annual fund campaign, and more.

*Note: please provide name and date of the sent email as well as the open rate and clickthrough rates you'd like the judges to compare.

Page Pops

Most compelling use of Page Pops. Show how you've gone beyond standard text to convey an important message to your community. Did you craft a clever Snow Day announcement video? Embed a form in a PagePop to boost Open House registrations? Use a Page Pop for something Finalsite folks have never thought of before? C'mon -- blow our minds!

Portals

Best layout for a parent landing page (can be public or password-protected). Tell us why your layout is right for your school. Did your overhaul it from a previous version? What were you trying to accomplish, improve, or change? What impact did you see? For portal makeovers, we encourage you to submit "before" and "after" screenshots. 

*Note: If you submit a password-protected page, Finalsite may display it on our blog, at the awards ceremony, in a webinar, etc. We're happy to gray-out any sensitive info. 

Posts

Most compelling use of school-built Posts. Show us how you've thought outside the box for using Posts to share content beyond standard news and blogs. The judges will focus on your goal, strategy, creativity, content, organization, tags/categories, layout, and usability -- not on fancy design you may have paid Finalsite to implement for you. The judges want to be thinking, "they used Posts for WHAT?! Amazing!"

Resources

Most compelling use of school-built Posts. Show us how you've thought outside the box for using Posts to share content beyond standard news and blogs. The judges will focus on your goal, strategy, creativity, content, organization, tags/categories, layout, and usability -- not on fancy design you may have paid Finalsite to implement for you. The judges want to be thinking, "they used Posts for WHAT?! Amazing!"

Theme Design

Most compelling use of a Theme design. Judges will compare your current site to the base template your school selected (and to other sites that use the same Theme). Show off your spectacular photography and videos! Your clear navigation! Your story-telling slideshow captions! Your laser-focused marketing messages! We want to see the best of the best. What sets a super-star Theme site apart from an average Theme site is the content and creativity you put into it. 

Oregon Episcopal School (OR)

Oregon Episcopal School (OR)

Spring Lake Park Schools (MN)

Spring Lake Park Schools (MN)

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (MD)

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (MD)

The Calhoun School (NY)

The Calhoun School (NY)

The Woods Academy (MD)

The Woods Academy (MD)

Saint Mary's Hall (TX)

Saint Mary's Hall (TX)

St. Anne's Episcopal School (DE)

St. Anne's Episcopal School (DE)

St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)

St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)

Amity School (NL)

Amity School (NL)

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (IL)

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (IL)

Gladwyne Montessori (PA)

Gladwyne Montessori (PA)

Lakeside School (WA)

Lakeside School (WA)

Conserve School (WI)

Conserve School (WI)

Latin School of Chicago (IL)

Latin School of Chicago (IL)

Notre Dame Academy (MA)

Notre Dame Academy (MA)

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (MD)

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (MD)

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (MD)

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (MD)

Pine Street School (NY)

Pine Street School (NY)

The Country School (CT)

The Country School (CT)

Eton School (WA)

Eton School (WA)

King School (CT)

King School (CT)

Maret School (DC)

Maret School (DC)

Whitfield School (MO)

Whitfield School (MO)

Central Catholic High School (MA)

Central Catholic High School (MA)

Concordia International School Shanghai (CN)

Concordia International School Shanghai (CN)

Latin School of Chicago (IL)

Latin School of Chicago (IL)

The Woods Academy (MD)

The Woods Academy (MD)

St. Anne's-Belfield School (VA)

St. Anne's-Belfield School (VA)

Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust (GB-ENG)

Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust (GB-ENG)

Thayer Academy (MA)

Thayer Academy (MA)

Westmark School (CA)

Westmark School (CA)

Presbyterian School of Houston (TX)

Presbyterian School of Houston (TX)

School Administrative Unit 70 (NH/VT)

School Administrative Unit 70 (NH/VT)

Spring Lake Park Schools (MN)

Spring Lake Park Schools (MN)

Zurich International School (CH)

Zurich International School (CH)

Peddie School (NJ)

Peddie School (NJ)

Seattle Preparatory School (WA)

Seattle Preparatory School (WA)

The Stanley Clark School (IN)

The Stanley Clark School (IN)

St. Mark's School (MA)

St. Mark's School (MA)

Mountain Education Charter High School (GA)

Mountain Education Charter High School (GA)

Rowland Hall (UT)

Rowland Hall (UT)

St. Ursula Academy (OH)

St. Ursula Academy (OH)

The Hill School (PA)

The Hill School (PA)

Clarkston Community Schools (MI)

Clarkston Community Schools (MI)

Discovery School (FL)

Discovery School (FL)

Heritage Christian School (IN)

Heritage Christian School (IN)

Westmark School (CA)

Westmark School (CA)