Web Marketing Association Names Best Political Web Site Following 2006 WebAward Competition

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Best Web sites announced in 10th Annual WebAward Competition covering 96 industries including politics.

http://www.webaward.org -- The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce Best Political Web Site Winner as part of the 10th annual international WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier website award competition.

“Political websites play an important role in society, our government and in disseminating information in election years,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “As we move into the presidential election cycle, websites and online strategies will become one of the most important tools a candidate can use to increase the chances of getting elected.”

Political websites are judged on the same seven criteria including:

  •      Design
  •     Innovation
  •     Content
  •     Technology
  •     Interactivity
  •     Copy writing
  •     Ease of use

The overarching goal of the WebAward Competition is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective political websites on the Net today.

For the second year running, the Wall Street Journal has won for its political website http://www.OpinionJournal.com.

The WebAward competition awards web sites in 96 industries as well as determining overall web site awards including Best of Show.

The 2006 Best of Show WebAward was presented to New York-based Big Spaceship (http://www.bigspaceship.com), for its outstanding work on the "TBS: Department of Humor Analysis" web site at http://www.tbshumorstudy.com. Big Spaceship joined forces with Mother Interactive to turn their very silly questionnaire into an addictive, fully interactive web site.

R/GA (http://www.rga.com) was named Top Agency at the 2006 WebAward Competition, taking home 19 WebAwards.

The 2006 WebAward Competition sponsors include:

BURST! Media (burstmedia.com)

Misukanis & Odden (misukanisodden.com)

SimpleFeed (simplefeed.com)

Register.com (register.com)

NewsUSA (newsusa.com)

AdTools Inc(adtoolsinc.com)

Small Army (smallarmy.net)

TopRank Online Marketing (toprankresults.com)

Creative Chocolate Printing Company (creativechocolateprinting.com)

Perseus Development Corp (perseus.com)

PRWeb (newsusa.com)

Media Sponsors include:

Website Services Magazine (websiteservices.com)

AdRants (adrants.com)

MarketingVox (marketingvox.com)

MediaPost (mediapost.com)

eComXpo (ecomxpo.com)

Ad:Tech (ad-tech.com)

Macworld (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 Web Marketing Association is 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 Website development and marketing on the Internet.

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 ninth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

Learn more at http://www.webward.org.

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