HARTFORD, Conn., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best advertising Websites in the world as part of their 17th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at the WebAward Web site. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including advertising, design and marketing web sites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for advertising web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2013.
"The advertising industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Advertising websites need to balance their wish to show off creativity and capability via their webs design with the equally important need to inform prospects." Increasingly awards have been added to new business pitches to demonstrate third party validation of skills and to increase creative credibility to prospective clients.
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.
Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Advertising Website based on the scores submitted by the competition judges.
Recent winners of the Best Advertising Web Site include:
2012 - Venables Bell & Partners forSlim Jim's Center for Spice Loss
2011 - Corey McPherson Nash for Corey McPherson Nash Website
2010 - Metia for Mass Effect 2 Silverlight Campaign
2009 - Red Square Agency for the Red Square Agency Website
2008 - Sharpe Partners for the Burns Group Website.
Recent winners of the Best Design Web site include:
2012 - Valtech for Normann Copenhagen
2011 - Activeark for Marimekko.com
2010 - H2O Associates for Tom Hoch Design Web site
2009 - Tribal DDB Worldwide for Warehouse 13
2008 - Azavar Technologies for Justyna Collections Catalog
Recent winners of the Best Marketing Web site include:
2012 - UrbanDaddy forUrbanDaddy + Herradura Mixology Battle Royale (which also won Best of Show 2012)
2011 - IQ for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
2010 - Physicians Interactive for Physicians Interactive Corporate Website
2009 - Arc Worldwide for Leo Burnett's Big Black Pencil Goes Global
2008 - TYS Creative for Ensemble HD Home Cinema System by Epson
Advertising related Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2013 Best Advertising Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward Website.
The 2013 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: BGT Partners, PR Newswire, Burst Media, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Internet World UK, SES Conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
About the WebAwards
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.
SOURCE Web Marketing Association