Web Marketing Association Names Best Public Relations Web Site Following 2006 WebAward Competition

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

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

"The PR industry understands the benefits of winning an award in terms of creating a news-worthy event to publicize," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "However, public relations web sites have generally under performed in regards to the overall WebAward industry averages."

Public Relations 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 public relations websites on the Net today.

This year's best web sites along with past WebAward winners in the public relations industry are:

2006 PRWeb – http://www.prweb.com
2005 Community Coffee History Site - http://www.communitycoffee.com/history
2004 [email protected]: Innovating Cisco's Corporate Press Room - http://newsroom.cisco.com/
2003 Toshiba Tablet PC Launch - http://63.220.28.252/Weber/toshiba/tabletpc.html
2002 - Wealth Management News Service - http://www.wmns.org

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at:

http://www.webaward.org

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 (wediapost.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 WebAwards

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.

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