Microsoft Corp. has named Advance Digital Inc., an affiliate of Advance Ohio, the 2014 Digital Advertising Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. ADI was honored among a global field of top Microsoft Corp. partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft digital marketing products, such as Bing ads.
The awards “celebrate top Microsoft partners that are solving customer challenges with creative technology solutions,” according to a news release from Microsoft. The winners in 46 categories — including cloud technology, Windows 8, Microsoft Office, the public sector and humanitarian response — were selected from 2,800 entries from more than 117 countries. Advance Digital was named the winner in digital advertising.
“We received this prestigious award in recognition of all the efforts of the Local Media Groups and the Advance Digital team, working together to provide innovative marketing solutions for our customers,” Advance Digital Inc. President Peter Weinberger said. “Microsoft has been committed to providing us with impactful marketing solutions for our customers and constant support for all our local media groups, which include MLive Media Group, Advance Ohio, Alabama Media Group, Oregonian Media Group, Syracuse Media Group, PA Media Group and NOLA Media Group. We look forward to the continuation of this great relationship.”
Advance Digital and Advance Ohio are a part of Advance Local, which is one of the largest media groups in the United States, reaching more than 30 million consumers each month.