While the most important wins are those of our clients, we want to share the wins NGP VAN had last week. At the American Association of Political Consultants Awards Conference, ourSocial Organizing tool won the Campaign Excellence Award for Best Use of New Technology, as well as top honors for Best Use of Facebook for GOTV and Best Use of New Technology for a Ballot Initiative.
We're honored to have been able to help We Are Ohio to victory in 2011 with this tool, which mashes up supporters' Facebook friends with the voter file, and then runs supporters through tasks like a virtual phone bank to contact their friends. We also won for Best Overall Use of Mobile Technology for Working America’s Mobile Canvassing Application, which includes suggesting an address based on a geocode. And finally, our website for Alison Lundergan Grimes, a custom design we built on our Accelerator Web platform with its seamless integration with the NGP and VAN databases, won top honors for Best Website for a State or Statewide Campaign. Congratulations again to Secretary of State Grimes on her victory! We faced some tough competition (there were over 1,400 nominees), so we're honored to be recognized for our work. But, most of all, we're honored to help Democrats and progressives win.