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NAIS Wins dotCOMM Award for Outstanding Website Redesign

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®) announced today that its client, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), was selected out of over 2,000 entries to receive a Gold dotCOMM Award for its exceptional website redesign. dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication and are judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization oversees awards and recognition programs and honors outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

There were over 2,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 13 other countries in the dotCOMM Awards 2017 competition. Entries came from corporate marketing and communication departments, digital shops, advertising agencies, PR firms, production companies and freelancers. Entrants included designers, developers, content producers, digital artists, video professionals, account supervisors, creative directors, and corporate executives.

"ATS is honored to be recognized for its work of," said Sherrie Bakshi, Deputy Manager of ATS's Design and Development Services, "The collaboration between ATS and NAIS can be seen in the final result-a warm, more modern, responsive website."

ATS' strong focus on usability, delivering effective backend systems, and deep expertise with the Kentico content management system (CMS) were major factors in the winning work. The goal of the project was to make the Association's website mobile-accessible, search-friendly, and align the look and feel with current web design standards and best practices.

"We realized it was time to move to a more modern, mobile-responsive website, one that could grow with us to meet our members' changing needs. Our goals for the redesign included an improved user experience, a more powerful and efficient site search, and the flexibility to create and display different types of content more dynamically," said David Masters, NAIS Director of Digital Content.  "We're very pleased to be recognized with this honor."

About the National Association of Independent Schools
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.Learn more at

About The dotCOMM Awards
The dotCOMM Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), one of the largest, oldest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry.

Since its inception in 1994, AMCP has judged over 200,000 entries from throughout the world. Two of AMCP's competitions, MarCom Awards and Hermes Creative Awards, each attract about 6,000 entries each year.  Visit for more information.

About American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®)
American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®) is a leading provider of comprehensive IT and web design and development services. Founded in 1994, the company has a strong track record of providing high-quality services to organizations of all sizes, from small and mid-sized associations and nonprofits, financial institutions, government contractors, and professional services firms to large corporations. ATS' broad experience includes IT strategy & consulting, managed IT services & network support, web design & development, and managed hosting & cloud services. ATS is headquartered in Fairfax, VA with offices in Bethesda, MD, and Raleigh, NC.  For more information about American Technology Services call 703-876-0300 or visit Follow @networkATS on Twitter.

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