Congratulations to 2013 winner: the magical moon foundation!

2013 Boston Extreme Website Makeover

Metropolis Creative supports our amazing community of thinkers, companies and organizations that "make a difference."

Each year since 2009, Metropolis Creative has celebrated Boston's innovation community and rewarded one company or organization with a FREE Website Makeover. We have partnered with BREW Boston this year and were proud to co-host the kickoff event for their week-long celebration of entrepreneurship!

What does it mean to be an Extreme Website Makeover winner?
You receive:

  • A complete design refresh of your website
  • A fully coded content-managed website
  • Social media community designs (e.g. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube)
  • Responsive layouts for tablets and mobile devices
  • Search optimization (SEO) for your new site

When

The event was held on October 15, 2013

5pm – 9pm

Free Admission!

BREW Boston

Where

Microsoft NERD Center

Get Directions to the Event

Some photos from the Extreme Website Makeover event.

  • 2013 Boston Extreme Website Makeover
  • 2013 Boston Extreme Website Makeover
  • 2013 Boston Extreme Website Makeover
  • 2013 Boston Extreme Website Makeover

Photography by Roger Farrington

WEBSITE DESIGN PANEL DISCUSSION

Below are the industry experts who discussed the best practices for web design and marketing.

You are an entrepreneur with an amazing product or service, but you aren’t clear on how to position it online to attract new business, optimize search engine rankings or create fresh content. Metropolis Creative and BREW hosted a panel discussion with local Boston-area experts discussing how to brand, position and market your product or service online. Each expert provided their Top 5 Tips to creating a stronger online presence.


Meet the Panel


Joshua Todd

Joshua Todd

VP of Customer
Acquisition and Marketing at
Constant Contact

Scott Smigler

Scott Smigler

President
of Exclusive
Concepts, Inc.

Michael Flint

Michael Flint

President
of Metropolis
Creative





Choosing the Winner

Metropolis selects five finalists for the Extreme Website Makeover based on the following criteria:

Choosing the Winner

Metropolis Creative chose the finalists, and our esteemed panel of judges chose the winner. Read the complete contest rules here. Read the complete contest rules here.

Need

How bad is your website? Do you cringe when you look at it, or just not send people to it at all? We can help!

Do you make a difference?

We're looking for companies with products or services that help society overall. You don't need to be a nonprofit; just share your website with us, and we'll be the judge.

Innovation

What are you doing that's different? Why should YOU be chosen as the winner?

You've Got a Plan

If you're not an established business, briefly explain your plan for success.

Noise

We're looking at the passionate level of support you have from the community. Tweets, Likes and comments on your entry page will help sway the judges' decision.

A Note About Scope ...

Everything needs limits, right? If we don't think we can redesign and code your website in under 300 hours we're not going to consider it. But we're very resourceful so enter anyway and try your luck.

OUR JUDGES

Paul Schauder

Paul Schauder

VP
Creative
LogMeIn

Jim Storer

Jim Storer

Community Manager/ Social Media Strategist
The Community Roundtable

Rob Roesler

Rob Roesler

Senior Director, Website Business & Strategy
Constant Contact

Stephen-Potter

Stephen Potter

Digital
Creative Director
MMB

Tim Kirchner

Tim Kirchner

Software
Engineer
Google

Title Sponsor

The Atom Group

Event Partner

BREW Boston
LogMeIn
Constant Contact

Promotional Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Michael Flint or call 617-556-0010.

Metropolis Creative Studio

This is the fifth year Metropolis Creative has run our Extreme Website Makeover Event. Boston is home to some of the world's smartest companies, educators, entrepreneurs and thinkers — and we want to do our part. This event not only awards one needy and worthy company with a free website redesign, but also inspires and educates all businesses to achieve their goals through smart, effective website design. Thank you for supporting our event. Learn more about Metropolis Creative.

Past Years' Winners

Learn about our winners from previous years below.

Past Winners
  • Made in the Commonwealth

    "Metropolis Creative is helping us get our message of our ability to make a difference out to the community. We love the new site, and are so thankful for their support and kindness."
    - Matt Pearlson, Made In The Commonwealth

    Made in the Commonwealth
  • American Public Television

    "Metropolis played an enormous role in kick-starting our website redesign, and were a pleasure to work with. They paid close attention to the issues that were most important to us as a company. They provided clean, usable code and a user-friendly design that will meet our current and future needs." - Gerry Field, American Public Television

    American Public Television
  • Boston Center of Adult Education

    The goal was to create a clean homepage that evoked professionalism while still maintaining a sense of fun and appeal. To achieve this, we let the page breathe with a lot of white space, introduced bright colors sparingly and included a variety of compelling photos that would appeal to the target audience.

    Boston Center of Adult Education