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Governor.OK.gov and OK.gov Receive National Awards



  Governor.OK.gov and OK.gov Receive National Awards

Business Wire

OKLAHOMA CITY -- January 9, 2013

MarCom Awards recently announced winners for the 2012 international awards
competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and
communication professionals. Mary Fallin’s official website,
http://www.Governor.OK.gov, received a Gold Award in the Website/Government
category. OK.gov, Oklahoma’s official website, received a Gold Award in the
Design (Web)/Website Home Page category.

The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high
standards of the industry norm. Approximately 18 percent of the 6,000 entries
from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries were
Gold Winners.

“When we redesigned our website, the goal was to provide a functional site
that gave visitors easy access to information about their state government,
services we offer and the latest news from the governor’s office,” Fallin
said. “The MarCom Gold Award is a great sign we achieved that goal. I want to
congratulate my staff and the team at OK.gov for all their hard work in
providing my office with a great website.”

Governor Mary Fallin’s official website, Governor.OK.gov, features a never
before seen template layout, which includes: panoramic banner graphics, photo
and media galleries, and social media platform widgets. The website has a more
aesthetically pleasing and modern feel, as well as a more functional and
navigable layout.

Fallin said her goal was to have an exciting yet open platform. She said the
most important aspect to her was that visitors feel welcome and trustful of
the information presented to them.

The OK.gov Web Portal features a completely new aesthetic feel, interactive
features, and a cutting edge responsive design. Visitors are greeted with new
technologies such as a “Companion Search” utility, which follows users as they
scroll up and down a page. The search bar also contains easy to find links to
assist Oklahomans in finding answers fast by displaying the most recent and
popular content, as well as one-click access to share information to different
social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

“We are honored to receive a Gold rating through such a prestigious award,”
said Alex Pettit, State Chief Information Officer. “The OK.gov staff spent
countless hours brainstorming, designing and implementing the new look and
feel.”

Governor Mary Fallin’s official website and the new OK.gov Web Portal is
designed and maintained by OK.gov, a public-private partnership with the
Oklahoma Office of Management (OMES) and Enterprise Services and eGovernment
firm, NIC.

About the MARCOM Awards

The mission of the MarCom Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the
creativity, hard work and generosity of marketing and communication
professionals. MarCom winners receive well-deserved recognition and
third-party validation from a long-established industry organization that has
earned a reputation for fairness, consistency and timeliness. Additional
information is available at http://www.marcomawards.com.

About Gov. Mary Fallin

Governor Mary Fallin was elected November 2, 2010, during a historic election
in which she became the first-ever female governor of Oklahoma. She was
inaugurated on the steps of the Oklahoma Capitol as the state’s 27th governor
on January 10, 2011. Learn more about Gov. Fallin at
http://www.governor.ok.gov.

About OK.gov

OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative
effort between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services
(OMES) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities
Web-enable their information services. OMES is responsible for OK.gov.
Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of
eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the
country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is
available at http://www.egov.com.

Contact:

OK.gov
Mark Mitchell, 405-524-3468 Ext. 120
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov
or
Office of Governor Mary Fallin
Aaron Cooper, 405-522-8878
Press Secretary
aaron.cooper@gov.ok.gov
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