MommyCast, a Social Networking, Blog and Podcast for Moms, Named a 2007 Webby Awards Official Honoree as Best 'Family and Parenting' Site

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MommyCast, a social networking Web site for moms, is recognized with a top international honor for its podcasts and blogs. The site is designated an Official Honoree for the 11th Annual Webby Awards in the “Family and Parenting” category

MommyCast’s Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of the MommyCast team.

The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today recognized MommyCast, the wildly popular social networking, blog and podcast site for moms, as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement.

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "MommyCast’s Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of the MommyCast team.”

In keeping with the Webby Awards’ famous “five-word speech” of thanks, both Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang, co-founders and hosts of MommyCast, said, “Fun for the whole family.”

MommyCast is a social networking site for and by women immersed in the fullness of motherhood and life. Moms and other women can visit the MommyCast site or subscribe to the MommyCast RSS feed to gain entertaining and informative insight into the topics that touch most moms’ lives. Recent podcasts include a discussion of the Family and Medical Leave Act and a show about how yoga can help moms.

The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of more than 8,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15 percent received this honor and were deemed as an Official Honoree.

About MommyCast:
Started in March 2005, MommyCast© has been featured in the Hollywood Reporter, Washingtonian Magazine, BusinessWeek, Variety magazines and USA Today. Paige and Gretchen of MommyCastTM have also been interviewed by CNN, NBC, the BBC, Brandweek and the Wall Street Journal. MommyCastTM holds the distinction of being one of the first independent podcasts to land a major corporate sponsorship, which came via Dixie Paper Co. They have also established themselves as a member of the Buena Vista Entertainment Press Corps and are sponsored by Walt Disney Studios for family fare DVD movie releases. MommyCast© was the first podcast to do an enhanced podcast review of a movie, March of the Penguins, released by Warner Independent Pictures. MommyCast is proudly represented by The Endeavor Agency, Hollywood, California. Visit http://www.Mommycast.com.

About The Webby Awards: Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe, The Creative Group, Verizon, AOL Video, dotMobi, Level3, Adweek, Fortune, Reuters, Variety, Wired, IDG: Brightcove, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2advanced.Net, KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS): The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media. The academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit http://www.iadas.net.

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Gretchen Vogelzang & Paige Heninger
Spokesperson (Paul Vogelzang)
phone: 703-476-0604
Spokesperson email: mommycast (at) mac.com

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