WINNIPEG (November 29, 2011) – The judges of the prestigious EPPY™ Awards from Editor & Publisher magazine have nominated the media information websites for Hyundai Motor America and Volvo Car Corporation for category awards for 2011 -- sites created by DMT
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The two sites were the only two finalists in their category, Best Automotive Website with under 250,000 unique monthly visitors. The winners of the 2011 EPPY Awards will be announced on http://editorandpublisher.com/ on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.
The sites represent two slightly different approaches to the evolving challenge of providing writers, editors, producers and broadcasters covering the auto industry with timely news and information about two of the most dynamic companies in that industry.
The Hyundai Motor America site introduced this fall (http://www.hyundainews.com/) integrates the latest social media tools and video distribution channels in a fast-paced display of news, events and information for journalists following the U.S. arm of the growing international automaker. The Volvo Car Corporation site (https://www.media.volvocars.com/) is the global company’s gateway to event, corporate and product news and an entry point for journalists seeking information on the company’s activities around the world. Both sites have optimized their design to permit media working against pressing deadlines to access product information, photography, video, specifications and corporate background from a single source.
The EPPY Awards recognize the best media-affiliated websites across 43 diverse categories and are considered among the most important in an industry based on rapidly changing technology and user expectations.
The development of the successful news media information sites complements DMT’s core business of creating centrally-controlled, easily administered information systems designed to share data between car dealers and the companies. The first PR site was developed for U.S.-based Volvo Cars of North America LLC; a site for Volvo in Canada quickly followed. Today, all major car companies deploy some version of a unique site for media information.
DMT serves global and Canadian-based auto manufacturers and their dealers with specialized and sophisticated systems that share information among companies, dealers and customers while improving lead management, customer relations management and their related business processes. A privately held company, DMT has posted double digit growth since its inception and employs more than 75 people at its headquarters on the campus of the University of Manitoba. Additional customer service personnel work directly with the clients in their locations.