NewsUSA Named WebAward Sponsor by The Web Marketing Association

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NewsUSA has been named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 10th annual WebAward Competition, the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.

NewsUSA has been named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 10th annual WebAward Competition. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals who create and maintain outstanding corporate Web sites. The 2006 WebAward Call for Entries will begin April 2, 2006 at http://www.webaward.org.

"We are pleased to have NewsUSA helping us to promote the WebAward Competition again this year," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "NewsUSA’s ability to provide news and features the newspapers, magazines and radio outlets throughout the country is critical in helping us not only to reach important reporters and editors, but also search engine placements, which can increase overall visibility and site traffic".

"Helping support the online marketing community is an important part of NewsUSA's philosophy," said Rick Smith, President and CEO of the NewsUSA. "We recognize the value of participating in a program such as the WebAwards. Winning a WebAward not only provides valuable feedback from expert judges, but also gives companies a valuable marketing tool and shows company management that their Internet investments are on the right track. We are pleased to support the efforts of the Web Marketing Association and the WebAward program."

More than 2,300 sites from 33 countries were adjudicated in 93 industry categories during last year's competition. Entries are judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology. The competition is 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 2006 WebAward Competition current sponsors include BURST! Media (http://www.burstmedia.com), SimpleFeed (http://www.simplefeed.com), Register.com (http://www.register.com), NewsUSA (http://www.newsusa.com), AdTools Inc(http://www.adtoolsinc.com., Small Army (http://www.smallarmy.net), Perseus Development Corp (http://www.perseus.com) and PRWeb (http://www.prweb.com). Media Sponsors include Website Services Magazine (http://www.websiteservices.com), AdRants (http://www.adrants), MarketingVox (http://www.marketingvox.com), MediaPost (http://www.wediapost.com), eComXpo (http://www.ecomxpo.com), Ad:Tech (http://www.ad-tech.com) and Macworld (http://www.macworldexpo.com).

The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the Web Marketing Association

The 10th annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 96 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development. The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site. For more information, visit http://www.webaward.org.

About NewsUSA

For more than 18 years, NewsUSA has been successful in providing national publicity placement for our clients. We have provided media placements to more than 3,000 clients in a variety of fields – public relations, communications, nonprofit, government, health care, automotive, and health and beauty to name a few. Because of our long-standing relationships with over 16,000 media outlets, we have successfully delivered more than 5 million print and radio placements and billions of dollars of media ad space nationwide.

Our clients include many Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest associations and public relations agencies in the world, as well as smaller companies and individual entrepreneurs. Visit http://www.newsusa.com for more information.

For more information contact:

William Rice

President, Web Marketing Association, Inc.

860-558-5423

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