Ecendant Interactive Wins 2010 Great American Living Award for Best Website for a Regional Builder – Paradigm Management

November 8, 2010

Award-Winning Website Showcases Paradigm’s Local Apartment Communities; Provides Engaging Interface for Upscale Renters Seeking a New DC Address

DULLES, Va., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Ecendant Interactive, a leading Internet focused marketing and advertising firm based in the Dulles Tech Corridor, was recently honored with the first place award for Best Website for a Regional Builder for Paradigm Management, in the annual Great American Living Awards held on October 21st in Fairfax, VA. The Great American Living Awards (GALA) annually honor marketing and architectural achievements in the real estate industry. Paradigm Management is one of the region’s leading developers of luxury apartment communities; Ecendant Interactive designed the winning site for Paradigm’s Meridian communities, a range of upscale apartment addresses throughout the National Capital region.

MeridianLuxuryApts.com was created in 2009 as the lead marketing tool in Paradigm’s efforts to promote their new Meridian portfolio of communities. While the site is extremely information rich, its graphic interface and innovative navigation are what set it apart from other Washington apartment community websites. Because potential residents at Meridian apartment communities may be coming from the local area, from other parts of the U.S., or from countries around the world, the interface design had to deliver the information users sought, but do it in a visually captivating way that would keep them on the site longer, increasing the likelihood they would apply to lease online, or sign up to receive e-mail updates about Meridian properties (and thus be captured as an electronic lead).

The site forgoes traditional navigation and instead uses a “panning” effect to move from one destination in the site to another. Rather than clicking through to the next page selected, all graphic elements on the screen slide (in multiple directions) to “travel” to the new page’s content. The interface also reinforces the Meridian brand promise – Your Destination Address – by using panoramic regional photography and a background that is a screened back map of the DC metro area.

“We wanted to give Paradigm Management a web presence that would not only increase leasing activity, but would also build their Meridian brand,” said Roland Varesko, President of Ecendant Interactive. “Because the site is so unique, it shows prospective renters that Paradigm’s Meridian apartment communities are also leading edge and unique in the marketplace,” Mr. Varesko added.

To see the GALA Award-winning website that Ecendant created for Paradigm’s Meridian line, please visit www.MeridianLuxuryApts.com. Or, for more information about Ecendant Interactive’s online marketing services, please visit www.Ecendant.com or phone 703-264-7437.

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