OmniUpdate President & CEO Lance Merker Wins 2014 Summit Award for Industry Excellence

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OmniUpdate President & CEO Lance Merker Wins 2014 Summit Award for Industry Excellence

Lance and Rick Summit Award

Award Presented by the eduWeb Digital Summit in Baltimore, MD

Camarillo, CAAugust 8, 2014 – OmniUpdate President & CEO Lance Merker (pictured) received the 2014 Summit Award for Industry Excellence from the eduWeb Digital Summit. The award was presented on August 5 at the eduWeb Conference in Baltimore, MD. The Digital Summit Award (DSA) was the first-ever given by the conference, and recognizes higher education’s most noteworthy individuals who have achieved the highest level of accomplishment in the area of digital marketing, web development or web strategy.

Two awards were given at this year’s conference. The 2014 winners were selected by a panel of judges representing expertise across many disciplines in the higher education field. The judging committee said they picked Mr. Merker for several reasons, but cited OmniUpdate’s consistent contribution to E-Expectations research, which annually surveys prospective students and their parents for the benefit of web developers and marketers in higher ed, as an important reason for their award decision.

Rich Vallaster (pictured), eduWeb Conference Co-Director, said, “Data is hugely important to our audience, and each year Mr. Merker presents the latest E-Expectation research to our attendees, who then go back to their colleges and universities armed with useful information directly applicable to their web strategy work. The E-Expectations report has established itself as a credible and unbiased industry resource, and what they learn from him about it is invaluable.”

Mr. Merker was both surprised and flattered to be a DSA winner. He said, “I truly appreciate receiving this award. The eduWeb Conference has been one of my favorite events to attend, as the networking, sharing, and learning opportunities are immense. Contributing to the higher ed industry in an important and meaningful way has always been a personal goal for me, and I am grateful for this recognition.”

About OmniUpdate, Inc.
OmniUpdate® is the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education. The company focuses on providing an exceptional product and customer experience to its OU Campus™ CMS users who manage more than 700 web and mobile sites in the U.S. and around the world. OU Campus is secure and scalable, server and platform independent, and seamlessly integrates with other enterprise campus systems. It provides college and university web developers, administrators, and marketers with the user-friendly tools and deployment flexibility they need to achieve excellence.

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