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2013 HUG Awards: Community of the Year & More

By Heather McNair posted Dec 11, 2013 07:05 AM


It’s been a stellar year of high performing member engagement, community site redesigns and innovation. Find out who won the Community of the Year award, Best Community Site Design, and Most Successful Launch. Click on their community or www sites for inspiration and ideas for your community.  All of the award winners are in HUG so drop them a note to congratulate them or use them as a sounding board as you work on engaging, re-designing, or launching your community.

Community of the Year

Organization Size (Members) Community Site
>100K American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
50-100K National Association of Independent Schools
20-50K American Society of Association Executives
5-20K International Association of Administrative Professionals
1.5-5K National Employment Lawyers Association
<1.5K Alliance of Cambridge Advisors

Most Successful Launch

Organization Size Community Site
Large Organization Great Plains User Group
Medium Organization American Academy of Periodontology
Small Organization Research Chefs Association

2013 HUG Awards Community Site

Breaking the Mold American Staffing Association
Best Community Site Design American Counseling Association
Best Community Site Redesign Professional Photographers of America
Best Main (WWW) Site Design Air Force Association
Best Main (WWW) Site Redesign Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Best Combined Main/Community Site Design California Society of Association Executives
Best Microsite Design – Microsite series for chapters or other components Toastmasters
Best Microsite Design – Standalone Microsite
Best Combined Main/Community Site Redesign New York Society of Association Executives
Best Intranet Site Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Community of the Year award selection was based on site activity from 1/1/2014 – 11/30/2013 in the following categories:

  • Total unique users who have posted a discussion message
  • Total discussion messages
  • Total unique discussion authors
  • Total discussion threads
  • Unique discussion thread creators
  • Total replies to discussion threads
  • Unique discussion thread replies
  • Total direct replies to sender
  • Unique reply to discussion sender

For questions or support with your engagement strategy, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Andy Steggles.