Oddcast named WebAward Sponsor of by Web Marketing Association

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Oddcast, a company that develops and distributes conversational character software products, has been named a 2005 sponsor of the Web Marketing AssociationÂ?s 9th annual WebAward Competition (http://www.webaward.org), the InternetÂ?s premier award competition.

Oddcast, a company that develops and distributes conversational character software products, has been named a 2005 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 9th annual WebAward Competition (http://www.webaward.org), the Internet’s premier award competition that judges website development against an ever increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within an industry. The WebAward Competition recognizes the individual and team achievement of web professionals who create and maintain outstanding corporate web sites. The Deadline for entry in the 2005 WebAwards is June 1, 2005.

"We are pleased to have Oddcast helping us to promote the WebAward Competition again this year," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "We have used Oddcast's SitePal™ on the home page of WebAward.org for over a year and have been very pleased with the innovative interactivity and flexibility it provide us to keep information up to date on our site. Oddcast makes it easy for us to create and execute a dynamic part of our online experience".

"Marketing online is all about being innovative and leveraging the latest technologies to creatively convert your visitors," said Adi Sideman, CEO of Oddcast. "The WebAward Competition is dedicated to honoring those companies that take the online medium to the next level and raise the bar for Internet excellence. We are pleased to support the efforts of the Web Marketing Association and the WebAward program."

More than 1,300 sites from 19 countries were adjudicated in 90 industry categories 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 of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

The 2005 WebAward Competition was sponsors include BURST! Media, Perseus Development Corp, PRWeb, NewsUSA, O’Dwyer’s PR Daily, Small Army Creative Services, Burrelle’s Luce, Line56 Media, and Oddcast. 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 (http://www.webmarketingassociation.org) is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it 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 been helping 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.

About Oddcast

Oddcast (http://www.oddcast.com) develops and distributes conversational character software products. Oddcast's core technology, the VHost™ Platform, enables companies to improve business results by bringing web and wireless content to life through conversational agents. The Oddcast VHost™ platform is the industry-leading solution for enhancing online communication with intelligent, conversational characters that can deliver information and respond dynamically to customer queries. All of Oddcast's products are Web-based and ASP-hosted and can be delivered to any device even in low-bandwidth environments - PCs, CD-ROMs and mobile devices. The company serves over 3,000 customers, including ESPN, Johnson & Johnson, McAfee, Lexus and Coca Cola. Log on to http://www.oddcast.com for more information.

For more information contact:

William Rice

President, Web Marketing Association, Inc.



Michael R. Volpatt

Larkin/Volpatt Communications for Oddcast




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