KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in five years, interactive agency Biggs|Gilmore took home the highest honor in the 2011 WebAwards, winning the title of Top Agency in the annual competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association.
In this year's competition the agency won 28 awards, including two "best of" awards, 13 "outstanding website" awards and 13 "standard of excellence" awards. This is the second time Biggs|Gilmore has won the coveted Top Agency spot. The agency was named Top Agency in the 2007 WebAwards and has been among the most-awarded agencies in the competition for the past eight years.
"While we're incredibly proud to be recognized for 28 different sites, when you have the kind of strategic, creative and development talent we have here, it's no accident that nearly every one of our clients shares in the awards," said Andy Gould, senior vice president, executive creative director.
More than 2,000 sites from 45 countries were judged in 96 industry categories during this year's competition. Entries were judged on design, copywriting, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.
Biggs|Gilmore won Best Food Industry Website for Apple Jacks and Best Social Network Website for Pop-Tarts. The agency also won Outstanding Website awards for Ready Crust, Morningstar Farms, Pop-Tarts (three awards), Froot Loops, Share Your Breakfast, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Cottonelle, Huggies Pull-Ups and Heinz (two awards).
In addition, the agency took home 13 Standard of Excellence awards, recognizing work for Cottonelle (three awards), Pop-Tarts, Heinz Ketchup, Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes, FiberPlus, All-Bran, Love Your Cereal, Crunchy Nut, Escalon Premier Brands and Heinz Soups.
Earlier this year Biggs|Gilmore was named the 2011 Top Agency in the Web Marketing Association's other major competition, the Internet Advertising Competition (IAC), which makes it the first agency ever to win both awards in the same year.
"Those are both competitions that we respect a great deal. To capture the Top Agency award for both the WebAwards and the IAC in the same year is an incredible accomplishment," said Marino Puhalj, also senior vice president, executive creative director.
Founded in 1973, Biggs|Gilmore (www.biggs-gilmore.com) is a digital agency with a core expertise in integration of offline and online marketing strategies. Named an AdAge Agency of the Year in 2010 and Top Agency in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Internet Advertising Competition, Biggs|Gilmore delivers measurable and award-winning results for Fortune 500 clients via integrated branding, advertising and e-business solutions. The agency has offices in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Chicago. Key clients include Heinz, Kellogg Company and Kimberly-Clark.