Royal LePage’s Mobile Website Earns Prestigious Interactive Media Award

Site’s “Neighbourhood Navigator” tool wins at the 10th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

TORONTO, ON, May 10, 2012 – The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2011 award winners to highlight this year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.

Royal LePage was recognized for its excellence with a silver award in the Mobile Website category for the company’s “Neighbourhood Navigator” tool.

The tool, which combines seller and agent comments with neighbourhood “walkability” scores and consumer rankings of nearby businesses, provides valuable insights for users.

“The future is mobile and we’re pleased to offer homebuyers and sellers the ability to access valuable real estate information right from their mobile devices,” said Carolyn Cheng, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Services at Royal LePage Real Estate Services.

The international competition saw more than 1,000 entries from over 20 countries around world including: Canada, the United States of America, China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Australia, Spain, France, Turkey, UAE, Taiwan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, as well as an end user panel evaluated many categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2011 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including web sites, CDs and DVDs, online ads, video, mobile applications and more.

The 2011 competition was special to us because it was our 10th anniversary awards,” said Mike Sauce, Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “The competition was fierce among many of the top entries in all of the categories and there were so many outstanding projects this year. Each year, I am truly amazed at the talent, creativity, artistry, and technical expertise on display in our International competition. It is simply fascinating to see how the Internet and other creative media are influencing people’s lives from all corners of the globe. All of this year’s winners should be proud to be among the best of the best from around the world!”

The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the competition each year with the winners being announced in May. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards at www.horizoninteractiveawards.com.

Royal LePage’s mobile website was developed by Plastic Mobile.
 

About the Horizon Interactive Awards

In its 10th year, the Horizon Interactive Awards was created to recognize excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received many thousands of entries from countries around the world and nearly all 50 US States. Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the “best of the best” to be recognized and promoted on and international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, end user panel and a worldwide panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries are dubbed the “best of the best” in the interactive media industry. For more information, visit www.horizoninteractiveawards.com.
 

For further information, please contact:

Michael Gotzamanis
Fleishman-Hillard Canada
416-598-5788
michael.gotzamanis@fleishman.ca

Tammy Gilmer
Director, Global Communications & Public Relations
Royal LePage Real Estate Services
(416) 510-5783