The .Net Awards 2010
.Net Awards 2010, hosted by .Net Magazine, was taking place at the legendary Ministry of Sound near Elephant & Castle in the south of London. Free drinks, free food, an award ceremony and plenty of attendees, were the setting for a night to remember. Although HotGloo didn’t make it on the shortlist I decided to follow the invitation for the party, since I wanted to visit London again after the FOWD conference in May, where we didn’t have much time left to explore the city and to pay a couple of friends a visit. But the shedule was tight and the award ceremony was rushed through. Come on, at least some teaser videos of the shortlisted projects would have made a whole lot of sense and weird enough that there wasn’t the time for the winners to say a few words.
So best WebApplication, the category where HotGloo was nominated, went to Typekit, who truly deserved the award.
Find more pics from the .Net Awards here.
Many congratulations from us to all the winners, which can found on the .Net site, especially to Jeffrey Zeldman for taking home 3 awards! It was an honor to be nominated with such great companies as Mailchimp, Fontsquirrel and Typekit. And many thanks to all our users voting for us and showing an incredible support – you guys rock!
In the forefront, the attidute towards awards was some kind of diverse. For us, as being a bootstrapped business, awards are important, because they draw attention. We have had roughly 1000 visitors being redirected from the netawards page, quite a few of them liked what they came across and became paying customers. It’s free marketing, it’s good for the company reputation and amphasizes the brand value during the first impression, a visitor gains, when ending up on our page – but at the end of the day we, as businesses, are being judged by our experience, performance and the way we deal with our customers by our customers – and this is what truly matters!
Author: Wolf Becvar. Find me on Twitter as @wdbecvar and Google Plus