San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2006
Interactivate, Inc., a leading online marketing firm, today announced that The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web sites, selected http://www.verrado.com as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes sites exhibiting remarkable achievement. The web site was created by Interactivate for real estate investment and development firm DMB and features Verrado, a vibrant new masterplanned community located in Arizona.
Hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.
“The Webby Awards honors the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet,” said Tiffany Shlain, founder and ambassador of The Webby Awards. “The Official Honoree selection of http://www.verrado.com is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“As a top interactive marketing agency, we are continuously challenged to create not only visually appealing web sites, but sites that successfully achieve business goals and deliver measurable results,” said Jack Abbott, CEO of Interactivate, Inc. “The Verrado web site is a perfect example of form and function. We are thrilled that is has been awarded such a distinctive honor.”
The 10th Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Out of the over 5,500 entries submitted, fewer than 20% received this honor and were deemed an Official Honoree.
About The Webby Awards
Called the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996, the 10th Annual Webby Awards received over 5,500 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: AOL; The Creative Group; Verizon; Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines; Fortune; OnRequest Images; IDG; iStockphoto; American Marketing Association; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced Studios; MX Interactive and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information visit http://www.webbyawards.com.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit http://www.iadas.net.
About Interactivate, Inc.
Interactivate is a successful and rapidly growing marketing agency specializing in interactive marketing and communications. Founded in 1996, Interactivate’s success is based on a single principle – learn the client’s business and develop strategic solutions that provide value and measurable results. The firm’s goal is to develop a strong and lasting customer relationship to guide the continual development and implementation of solutions to achieve business goals. Interactivate is a privately held company that has been operating profitably since it inception ten years ago. The company is headquartered in San Diego and has offices in Irvine, CA and Boulder, CO. For more information about Interactivate’s services and offerings, go to http://www.interactivate.com
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