Cincinnati-Based Web Firm Makes its Mark Worldwide

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TELLUS Web Application Design & Integration firm showcases their strength in the industry internationally with seven awards for client websites, including four WebAwards, two of which are "Best of" in their categories and two international Davey Awards. This young Cincinnati (Ohio) firm has won major awards three years in a row from the Web Marketing Association.

Cincinnati-based TELLUS is making waves worldwide in the web design and development industry. TELLUS received two international Silver Davey Awards in November of 2006, while the Web Marketing Association presented TELLUS with five awards at their 2006 national competition, following up 12 awards received in 2005.

Having just opened its doors in 2003, this boutique firm has caught the eye of organizations that recognize excellence in site execution, creativity and proven results.

The 2nd annual International Davey Awards recognizes Creative Davids who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. TELLUS clients Star Furniture ( and Bethany School ( were honored for their website's creative approaches. More than 3500 entries from across the US and around the world were reviewed by the International Academy of the Visual Arts for these awards.

Five websites designed by TELLUS achieved national accolades for outstanding achievement in website development from the Web Marketing Association. More than 2,300 web sites from 35 countries were judged in 96 industry categories during this year's WebAward competition. Entries were judged on top web site design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.

Best Toy & Hobby Website    M&J Trimming
Best Music Website        Metzler Violin
Outstanding Website        SeaBear Salmon
Employment Standard of Excellence    PSI Group
School Standard of Excellence    Moeller High School

"I'm proud of the TELLUS team for providing the highest caliber of web strategy and implementation for our clients," noted Betsy Emery, CEO of TELLUS. "We're thrilled to know that our clients' websites are award winning, but we are more proud that these websites deliver real and profitable results."

Since the relaunch of their new site in mid-August, SeaBear has seen a significant increase in 2006 over the previous year same period.

"Our bottom line has directly benefited from our new website crafted by TELLUS. Users are now guided to the right item for gift-giving, entertaining, or healthy dining. Complementary products like our sauces, rubs, appetizers, and desserts are showcased, emphasizing our core brand value of seafood experiences to share. As a result, we have seen more multi-item orders and holiday web sales up over 25% vs. last year" noted Mike Mondello, President of Seabear Salmon. "We have been excited to expand upon our already successful direct-to-consumer business and felt a new, more brand-consistent and more user-friendly website could play an integral role in our growth. With the launch of the new website, the results speak for themselves."

TELLUS is a full service web development firm helping businesses incorporate online initiatives into their business operations. Focused on the mid-sized market, this boutique firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio provides a multi-dimensional approach for clients seeking well defined web strategy partnered with successful and timely project implementation. TELLUS services include eCommerce sites, web-based creative design and branding, custom application development, and data analysis and usability, web strategy and marketing for transaction-intensive web organizations.    TELLUS believes in quantifying success with proven Return on Investment for clients, reporting increased web sales, value of sales, clicks or views, and visits to client websites. Opening its doors in 2003, TELLUS has received more than 20 national website awards and was ranked among the top 5 US Webfirms in 2005.

For additional information on TELLUS or their client award winning websites, visit or call 513-831-6684.


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