The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts Recognizes Key Medium as a 2018 W3 Gold Award Winner

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 3, 2018: Key Medium Founder Ali Jaffar and Creative Director Erkan Salhi were honored as 2018 Gold Winners from W3 Awards for developing a standout brand experience – for a nonprofit college that provides vocational programs for High Priority Occupations in North Philadelphia.

The Workforce Institute’s City College sought Jaffar’s expertise in creating successful digital experiences through digital agency Key Medium to radically rethink their website and brand.

Due to its dramatic overhaul in development, design, branding, and messaging, WFI City College received a Gold in the Websites – School/University category. Since launch, the site has generated an unprecedented amount of traffic, engagement, and buzz.

WFI City College is a recipient of Key Medium’s Coding For Causes program, which offers discounted web and digital strategy services to nonprofit organizations.

Coding For Causes Nonprofit Grantee is a 2018 W3 Award-Winner!

To be recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts with a Gold W3 Award is a true honor to myself and the entire team. It’s a thrill to collaborate with others who are as passionate about creating great experiences as I am, and the fact that this resulted in award-winning work makes it that much more exciting. It validates the tireless efforts we all put in collectively and I especially would like to recognize Erkan Salhi’s art direction and Destiny Simmons’ design contributions. – Ali Jaffar, CEO

If your organization is in need of a digital makeover, apply for a Coding For Causes Grant. Your nonprofit may be eligible to receive a new website created by the award-winning team at Key Medium.

About Key Medium

Founded in 2014, Key Medium is a premiere digital agency that creates beautiful, branded experiences for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Key Medium has received praise for spearheading the growth of startup companies and lending affordable expertise and services to Philadelphia charter schools and nonprofit organizations.

Our Commitment to Social Good

At Key Medium, giving back is in our company’s DNA. We dedicate a portion of our time and resources to create digital experiences for awesome causes. We’re currently offering a 2019 Key Medium Coding For Causes Grant for nonprofit organizations in the community development and education space.

Applying is easy. Email and tell us your story.

About W3 Awards

The 13th Annual W3 Awards received over 5,000 entries from across the globe. W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, Mobile Sites/Apps & Social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.


Leah Bury
Key Medium LLC
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