Web Marketing Association Names Best Automotive Industry Web Site in the 2006 WebAward Competition

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

http://www.webaward.org -- The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the Best of the Automotive Industry Website Winner for the 10th annual international WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier website award competition.

“Autumotive websites are consistently pushing the envelope in use of design, technology and interactivity. More and more automotive consumers are shopping online for vehicles, so it is important that companies stay on top of great website design,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Companies who have fallen behind the pace of their award-winning peers can leverage the valuable feedback provided by WebAward judges and make their sites competitive in coming months and years.”

Automotive industry websites represent one of the most competitive industries in the WebAward competition. For the past three years the automotive industry websites entered have received above average scores across all 7 judging criteria.

WebAward entries are all judged on the following 7 criteria:

  •      Design
  •     Innovation
  •     Content
  •     Technology
  •     Interactivity
  •     Copy writing
  •     Ease of use

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

Best Automobile Website

2006 Una Noche IS - http://www.unanocheis.com
2005 Volkswagen 2005 re-design - http://www.vw.com/
2004 Four Toyota Scion - http://www.scion.com
2003 The all-new XJ online campaign - http://www.jaguarusa.com/2004xj
2002 MBUSA.com - http://www.mbusa.com
2001 Isuzu.com - http://www.isuzu.com

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at: http://auto.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 (http://www.burstmedia.com)

Misukanis & Odden (http://www.misukanisodden.com)

SimpleFeed (http://www.simplefeed.com)

Register.com (http://www.register.com)

NewsUSA (http://www.newsusa.com)

AdTools Inc(http://www.adtoolsinc.com)

Small Army (http://www.smallarmy.net)

TopRank Online Marketing (http://www.toprankresults.com)

Creative Chocolate Printing Company (http://www.creativechocolateprinting.com)

Perseus Development Corp (http://www.perseus.com)

PRWeb (http://www.prweb.com)

Media Sponsors include:

Website Services Magazine (http://www.websiteservices.com)

AdRants (http://www.adrants.com)

MarketingVox (http://www.marketingvox.com)

MediaPost (http://www.wediapost.com)

eComXpo (http://www.ecomxpo.com)

Ad:Tech (http://www.ad-tech.com)

Macworld (http://www.macworldexpo.com)

The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet.

Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its ninth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

Learn more at http://www.webward.org.

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