Elevated Third Wins 2022 Acquia Engage Awards for its Work with Finastra and CoStar

ArticleJanuary 19, 2023

Awards recognize exceptional digital experiences developed in a time of ceaseless change.

Elevated Third, a leading global B2B digital strategy and Drupal Development agency, today announced it was selected as the winner of the 2022 Acquia Engage Award in two different categories: "Doers: Leader of the Pack – Financial Services" for its work with Finastra, and “Dreamers: Impactful Low-Code/No-Code Experiences” for its work with CoStar Apartments.com. The Acquia Engage Awards recognize the most outstanding digital experiences that organizations around the world are building with the Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP), including Acquia Drupal Cloud and Acquia Marketing Cloud.

As a proud Acquia Partner, Elevated Third is excited to have achieved two winning submissions. Here are some details about the winning categories and clients:

Doers: Leader of the Pack – Financial Services
Elevated Third and Finastra are long-time partners, and worked collaboratively to redesign Finastra.com, ensuring a focus on customer experience, conversion, and performance. The new corporate website enables Finastra to attract customers across the globe, educate buying teams, and ultimately generate new business for the company, and was the perfect activation for the company’s brand refresh.

Dreamers: Impactful Low-Code/No-Code Experiences
Elevated Third and CoStar worked cohesively to build a fresh, new section of the website for CoStar’s Apartments.com “Grow” campaign. Using Acquia Site Studio’s low-code approach, Elevated Third was able to adapt it to the Grow site’s needs and find a balance between ambitious design and ultimate sustainability. Acquia Cloud gave the teams the necessary infrastructure to manage multiple site instances along with parallel development workflows.

"Our partnership with Acquia has grown significantly over the last eleven years – we are excited by what we have been able to achieve with our teams and look forward to all that we will accomplish in the future," said Jeff Calderone, CEO and founder, Elevated Third.

This year’s competition attracted a record 120 entries. Each submission was presented to a panel of respected digital experts, who evaluated them on functionality, integration, performance, user experience, and other criteria.

“Showcasing the most impressive digital experiences, across industries and geographies, is a highlight of Acquia Engage,” said Mike Sullivan, CEO of Acquia. “Each customer’s story demonstrates the impact that creatively designed and thoroughly executed digital experiences can have on customer engagement and organizational performance.”

Many of this year’s Engage Award winners collaborated with one of more than 600 Acquia partners for specialized Drupal development and integration work, industry expertise, or digital strategy.

Elevated Third will be attending Acquia Engage in Miami on October 25, and will also be a marquee sponsor of Acquia Engage San Francisco in December.

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Elevated Third

Elevated Third is a digital agency that blends strategic thinking with technical doing to solve today's enterprise B2B problems. Since 2004, Elevated Third teams have worked across B2B sectors— from fintech to edtech and every kind of SaaS in between—to help solve the most complex marketing, strategic, and digital transformation problems facing enterprise organizations. From Drupal development, UX and design, to demand generation and ABM consulting, Elevated Third is the B2B agency companies trust to get it done. Elevated Third is a 2x ANA B2 Awards Bronze winner and proud partners with BBN.

Acquia empowers the world’s most ambitious brands to create digital customer experiences that matter. With open-source Drupal at its core, the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) enables marketers, developers and IT operations teams at thousands of global organizations to rapidly compose and deploy digital products and services that engage customers, enhance conversions, and help businesses stand out.

Written By
Molly McInerney Senior Account Strategist

Molly made the jump from B2C to B2B in 2019, where she started working in a cross-functional role to provide PR, digital and creative solutions for tech clients. In her current position, Molly’s ultimate goal is to meet her clients' expectations and drive new business opportunities – all while fueling positive team collaboration.