The Annual Interact Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding achievements, innovations and contributions in the fields of digital workplaces and internal communications.
These global awards uncover the stories behind some of the world's leading digital workplace solutions, and the individuals or teams who have inspired them.
Now in their 11th year, the Excellence Awards sees entries spanning small non-profits through to international brands, giving a unique insight into the success of those at the forefront of internal communications.
Interact Excellence Award Winners 2021
Entries to the Excellence Awards are submitted under nine main categories. In addition, there is a Judges' Awards for Innovation, awarded to entries that don't fit inside the box of an existing category, but deserve unique recognition.
A great and innovative UX can be the difference between a successful intranet and a failure. Organizations that take pride in their intranet’s design have a strong handle on their brand identity and permeate this ideology throughout the platform.
Best Intranet Launch
One of the first challenges an intranet team faces is launching and embedding a new intranet into the culture of the organization.
Best Essential Intranet
For an intranet to be successful, it needs to be fixed to the heart of an organization. From launch, the intranet team and stakeholders need to work hard to make it a critical part of the business.
Best Success Story
What makes the best intranet success story? Ultimately, it shows that the platform achieved its purpose. This can mean uniting a disparate workforce, employee engagement or increasing sales.
Easterseals Southern California
Best Use of Digital Media
Digital media in the workplace enhances social interaction and empowers employees across multiple global locations. It connects people and gives them greater access to the tools they need to do their job.
IIE - Institute of International Education
The foundation of a successful intranet lies in the buy-in and support of key stakeholders within the organization.
Easterseals Southern California
Best Offline Worker Strategy
Around three-quarters of employees are non-desk based and connecting these workers can be a big problem faced by organizations.
Best DE&I strategy
Diversity, equality, and inclusivity (DE&I) is under the microscope. The ongoing discussions of 2021 act as a reminder of the importance to look at our own organizations and see how we measure up.
Best Crisis Comms
As we’ve learned over the past eighteen months, every organization is vulnerable to crisis. But how we respond and communicate in the height of a stressful situation can set us apart from our rivals.
Your Housing Group
Judges’ Awards for Innovation
If there’s any business lessons to be learned from the past eighteen months, it is that innovation can not only set us apart from our competitors, but it can also help us survive periods of great adversity.
Queens Cross Housing
Happy Money Inc
The 2021 award-winning intranet storybook
Inspiring stories from the winners of this year’s Interact Excellence Awards.
For the 2021 Excellence Awards, Interact was supported by a 7-strong panel of global intranet, communications and engagement professionals who judged all entries.
Cindy Crescenzo is the President of Crescenzo Communications and brings over twenty years of experience to the communications industry. Cindy has worked with hundreds of communicators around the world, including 3M, Bayer, Lockheed Martin, Target, and Wells Fargo.
Andrew Wright is the founder of the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC), the world's largest intranet and digital workplace end-user satisfaction study. An intranet and digital workplace consultant for over fifteen years, Andrew has completed projects for organizations of all shapes and sizes from all industries.
Andrew is a consultant with ClearBox Consulting, reviewing numerous SharePoint and non-SharePoint-based intranet products in ClearBox's industry-leading reports. Before joining ClearBox, Andrew worked with organizations that include AkzoNobel, Barclays, Financial Times, and Shell as a freelance consultant.
Rohini is a seasoned integrated communications expert with fifteen years' experience in Canada and China. Rohini is the co-host of a podcast called ABCDEI, focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Rohini is also the marketing chair of the Canadian Public Relations Society Foundation.
As an Inclusion and Belonging Manager, Amrit believes if people have a true sense of belonging, they will truly excel in their roles. Previously an award-winning engagement and communications professional with over 15 years of experience, Amrit helps embed Inclusion and Diversity action plans within her company.
Through his work as a consultant, writer, speaker, and seminar leader, Steve has been voted the #1-rated speaker at the International Association of Business Communicators World Conference seven times. With his wife and business partner, Cindy Crescenzo, he teaches the popular workshop, Internal Communications Masterclass.
As the CEO of Interact, Simon has a long history of working within the content technology arena. With a reputation of spearheading innovation and driving change inside Interact, Simon's approach is key in creating ongoing enhancements and solutions to help communicators inform and connect their greatest asset: their people.