The goal of the site is to help them learn about their disease and the options for pursuing financial assistance given the exorbitant costs associated with their medical care, as well as providing for families after the death of the victim.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) May 8, 2010
Sokolove Law, the largest marketer of legal services in the country, recently won the Webby Awards’ “Official Honoree” distinction in the Law category for its Mesothelioma Resource Center website (http://www.mesorc.com) designed by Atlanta-based marketing agency BKV. With nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 states and more than 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
“We’re proud to be honored for our work designing this site, which is a critical online resource for victims of this terrible disease,” said Maribett Varner, president, BKV. “Given the incredible volume of entries from all over the world in the Webby Awards, to be recognized is an outstanding accomplishment for Sokolove Law and our team.”
The asbestos and mesothelioma content-rich website—designed and built by BKV and maintained by Sokolove Law—is an in-depth resource center and online community for victims of mesothelioma, a rare, terminal form of cancer directly linked to asbestos exposure. For years, asbestos manufacturers and companies that used asbestos were aware of the risks, but failed to protect workers from its harmful effects.
“The latency period between exposure and the development of mesothelioma can be 20 to 40 years, so victims may not be aware of their asbestos exposure until many years later,” explained Evan Polisher, manager, digital marketing, Sokolove Law. “The goal of the site is to help them learn about their disease and the options for pursuing financial assistance given the exorbitant costs associated with their medical care, as well as providing for families after the death of the victim.”
The Webby Awards is the leading international competition honoring excellence on the Internet. Webby Award winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in website content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals. The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category—The Webby Award and The People's Voice Award—in each of its four entry types: Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile Web.
Established in 1981, BKV is a marketing and interactive agency specializing in helping marketers meet business goals with strategies that generate leads, convert those leads into sales and finally, into established and loyal relationships. The company uses a combination of traditional and new media along with high performance creative and strategies that ensure we’re driving response while measurably growing clients’ brands and sales. With offices in Atlanta and Kansas City, BKV serves local, national and international clients and is a member of the ICOM Agency Network, a professional association of marketing and advertising agencies from all over the world. For more information, visit http://www.bkv.com.
About Sokolove Law
For nearly 30 years, Sokolove Law (http://www.sokolovelaw.com) has reinvented how people obtain legal services. Our mission is to provide equal access to the civil justice system while ensuring superior quality legal representation. As a pioneer in legal advertising, Sokolove Law has grown to be the largest marketer of legal services in the country. Our proven business model matches particular client needs to the more than 400 law firms that we work with. The result is success for our clients and co-counsel. Sokolove Law operates as a limited liability company in all states except Virginia, California, Michigan, and Tennessee, where it operates as a limited liability partnership. Learn more about Sokolove Law at http://www.sokolovelaw.com.