Unleashed is excited to announce the first web award of 2021 for our work with a client. Extraco Banks earned a 2021 Communicator Award for its website design. 

After earning honors with a Vega Award in 2020, Extraco Banks was recognized again for its engaging website design, emphasizing mission-based communications. The website's straightforward navigation and mobile-friendly responsive design deliver priority messaging that supports organizational goals while providing best-in-class user journeys through its easy-to-navigate services.      

"Our website re-design was the first step in a multi-year strategy to improve Extraco's digital presence with both customers as well as prospects," said Libby Cain, Senior Vice President and Strategic Marketing Director for Extraco Banks. "We're gratified that our design has been recognized for its ease of use and clear communications. We continually strive to improve our website as a resource center for all parties, and Unleashed Technologies has been a great partner in these efforts." 

The Communicator Awards recognizes organizations that represent excellence, effectiveness, and innovation across all areas of communications. Founded nearly three decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives almost 5,000 entries from companies, agencies, studios, and boutique shops of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards shows of its kind globally. 

The awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations like Amazon, Big Spaceship, Chelsea Pictures, Conde Nast, Critical Mass, Disney, ESPN, GE Digital, IBM, The Nation of Artists, Nextdoor, Spotify, Time, Inc., the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, and Wired. 

This is the sixth trophy Unleashed's work has earned from The Communicator Awards. The Unleashed team is proud to be recognized by The Communicator Award community for our commitment to our clients and the delivery of projects that meet their needs and support their goals and objectives. 

"By partnering with great clients like Extraco Banks, we are able to do extraordinary things and create exceptional websites," said Michael Spinosa, President, and Co-founder of Unleashed. "We have a talented group of developers, designers, and project managers that understand what it takes to create impactful and effective web presences, and we are proud to see their work recognized." 


About Unleashed  

Headquartered in Columbia, Md., Unleashed is a leading web development and digital services firm in the U.S. with commercial and non-profit clients nationwide. Our firm serves enterprise clients in diverse commercial segments, such as banks and manufacturing companies, online retailers, and business-oriented trade associations. Non-profit clients include military and veterans' organizations, national and state trade associations, and publishing and educational institutions. As global leaders in open-source web technologies, Unleashed was recently named a top 10 global leader in delivering professional services and has been recognized six years a row as the top design and development firm for both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Visit to learn more.  


About Extraco Banks 

Extraco Banks and its affiliate companies are dedicated to building people, businesses, and communities. Since the Great Recession, Extraco has extended more than$2 billion in loans to 25,000 customers while financially supporting more than 1,275 community organizations working to create economic vibrancy, job growth, and overall quality of life to its communities across central Texas. Founded as a cotton warehousing company, Extraco, at $2 billion in assets, is the largest and most comprehensive locally-owned bank between Dallas, Texas and Austin, Texas, serving its customers' banking, mortgage, insurance, and wealth and trust needs with creative and innovative excellence.