Howell, Liberatore & Associates, Inc. Wins Gold W3 Award for SEPAC, Inc. Website Design

Elmira, NY – Howell Liberatore Associates, Inc. (HLA), a full-service marketing and communications agency based in Elmira, N.Y., is proud to announce they were recently awarded a Gold W3 Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for their design of the SEPAC, Inc. website.

The W3 Awards honors the power of web creativity and excellence, and recognizes the people behind award-winning sites, marketing programs, social content, mobile site/apps, and online video. In its 10th year the W3 Awards received over 5,000 entries from ad agencies, public relations firms, interactive agencies, in-house creative professionals, web and graphic designers, and web enthusiasts. The W3 is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

"We are extremely pleased and very proud to have won this prestigious award out of so many other worthy entries," states Eiron Smith, president of HLA. "The SEPAC web team wanted a high-tech website to reflect the custom solutions they provide to the Aerospace, Aviation, Industrial, Defense, and Energy industries and we delivered a website unlike any in the motion control design and manufacturing space."

The SEPAC website offers a responsive, design allowing it to be easily viewed and navigated across multiple platforms and devices including mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. The site features a Content Management System (CMS) and integrates seamlessly with another third party catalog platform.  Howell Liberatore Associates, Inc. hosts the site in a robust cloud environment.

"We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms worldwide. As the Web continues to expand in new and exciting ways, our winners continue to truly push the envelope of Internet creativity and web design," said Linda Day, the director of the IAVA. "On behalf of the 600+ members of The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development."

Howell Liberatore Associates, Inc.

In its 73rd year, Howell Liberatore and Associates, Inc. (HLA) is a full-service advertising and marketing communications agency.  The Agency provides clients with advertising, public relations, print, broadcast, and digital media services.  They serve Business-to-Business (B2B) clients in economic development, manufacturing, professional services, and technology sectors; and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) clients in travel, tourism, fine arts, financial services, health care, events, consumer goods, and numerous non-profits. More information can be found at, on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter at @HLA_Marketing. 

About SEPAC, Inc.

SEPAC Inc., in Elmira, N.Y. is a custom engineering company and manufacturer of motion control products including electromagnetic clutches and brakes. They provide innovative solutions of the highest quality and reliability to OEMs, distributors and end users around the world. Their brake and clutch applications range from aerospace and defense to robotics, energy, healthcare, and a wide variety of industrial markets.

About the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)

The AIVA is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Agencynet, AvatarLabs, Big Spaceship, Brandweek, Code and Theory, Disney, HBO, Microsoft,, MTV, Sesame Workshop, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!. For more information, and a full member roster, please visit

Media Contact: 

Eiron Smith, president

Howell Liberatore & Associates, Inc.


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