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

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Best Web Sites Announced in 10th Annual WebAward Competition covering 96 Industries Including the Medical Industry

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

"Medical Web sites have been inconsistent in terms of Web development, under performing as compared to the overall WebAward standards in five of the eight years they have been included in the WebAwards," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Medical Web sites are strongest in copywriting, design, and content, but low on innovation."

Medical websites represent a highly competitive industry within the WebAward competition. Each website is 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 medical websites on the Net today.

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

2006 WebMD - http://www.webmd.com
2005 Mojo Interactive for LocateADoc.com

2004 Roche Diagnostics for ACCU-CHEK Web Site

2003 ASCO for ASCO.org

Best Health Care Web site

2006 Critical Mass Kaiser Permanente Interactive Health Plan Advisor

2005 DLC Solutions & Siteworx for Cochlear Website

2004 Roche Diagnostics for Diabetes Assistant

2003 Columbus Children's Hospital for Columbus Children's Hospital Web site

Best Pharmaceutical Website

2006 Studiocom – CVS Pharmacy

2005 SimStar for BotoxCosmetic.com

2004 MagiClick Digital Solutions for Abdi Ibrahim Pharma Healthcare Portal Morning After Pill

2003 Insight Interactive Group for CrohnsResource.com Website

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 (prweb.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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