Press Release - Neil Stewart, Feb 11 2014

Wunderman Thompson Commerce wins 2014 IBM Beacon Award

Wunderman Thompson Commerce wins 2014 IBM Beacon Award

Wunderman Thompson Commerce has been named winner of the 2014 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Smarter Commerce Solution. This honour has been awarded to Wunderman Thompson Commerce for delivering exceptional solutions that drive business value and transform the way their clients do business.

Neil Stewart, CEO at Wunderman Thompson Commerce said, "As a recipient of this distinguished award, Wunderman Thompson Commerce has clearly set itself apart for delivering innovative business solutions and client satisfaction. This achievement recognises our efforts to deliver commerce services and solutions that help our clients increase sales and deliver personalised user experiences via today's digital channels." Stewart continued, "In 2014 we will continue to focus on helping our clients develop their commerce strategies, delivering world-class commerce platforms that underpin their business and support their digital transformation."

Wunderman Thompson Commerce's success is demonstrated through a recent UK client, DFS. "Since implementing our new multichannel platform, we have had a very successful year and an outstanding Christmas with website visitors up 67 percent on the same period last year," said Russell Harte, Head of Multichannel Development & Delivery at DFS. "Customers are more engaged with our brand, website conversion is up significantly and we are continuing to work with Wunderman Thompson Commerce on ways to grow our business."

The Beacon Awards are IBM's premier Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, and selected by leading industry influencers and IBM executives from among hundreds of nominations, IBM's Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in client transformation and business growth. This year's awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 27 award categories.

"This year's Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have truly demonstrated their ability to develop new, advanced approaches to solving challenges while also transforming the way their clients and industries conduct business," said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners.