PRWeb Named WebAward Sponsor by Web Marketing Association

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The online newswire will sponsor the 9th Annual WebAward Competition for Internet excellence.

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PRWeb's press release newswire allows us to target specific industries with our news and helps us not only reach important reporters and editors, but also gain search engine placements, which increase overall visibility and site traffic.

PRWeb International LLC has been named a sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 9th Annual WebAward Competition (http://www.webaward.org), the Internet’s premier award competition. Judging website development against an ever-increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within an industry, the deadline for entry in the 2005 WebAwards is June 1, 2005.

"The use of public relations is critical in helping to get the word out about the 2005 WebAwards, and PRWeb is the perfect choice to help us with that project," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "PRWeb's press release newswire allows us to target specific industries with our news and helps us not only reach important reporters and editors, but also gain search engine placements, which increase overall visibility and site traffic."

"Supporting the online marketing community is an important part of PRWeb philosophy," said Mick Jolly, Vice President for PRWeb. "We are supported by those marketing professionals who value cost-effective distribution for their news releases. We see the WebAward program as another valuable way for marketing professionals who win an award to benefit from increased visibility. We are pleased to support the efforts of the Web Marketing Association and the WebAward program."

More than 1,300 sites from 21 countries in 85 industry categories were reviewed during last year's competition. Entries are judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology. The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines in Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

Sponsors of the 2005 WebAward Competition include BURST! Media, VentureDirect Worldwide, Oddcast, NewsUSA, O’Dwyer’s PR Daily, AdTools Inc., Small Army Creative Services, Burrelle’s Luce, Line 56 Media, Perseus Development Corp and PRWeb. The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, the company is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of advertising, marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has helped interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its seventh year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

For more information contact:

William Rice

President, Web Marketing Association, Inc.

860-558-5423

wrice@webaward.org

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