NexTone Communications Takes Home an ADDY Award; NexTone Wins ADDY for Best Business to Business Web Site

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from NexTone Communications

    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- NexTone Communications,
 http://www.nextone.com, a provider of advance network systems that power the
 Virtual Central Office, won an ADDY Award for the best business to business
 Web site, and received a Citation of Excellence for the NexTone Flash opening.
 The site was created and developed by TMP Worldwide.
     Awards were presented during a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Washington on
 Saturday, March 31, 2001.  Honoring the D.C. area's most prestigious creative
 advertising, the 2001 ADDY Awards were hosted by the Advertising Club of
 Metropolitan Washington.
     "Receiving an ADDY for the best B to B Web site is a great honor.  Our
 goal was to create a comprehensive, yet user-friendly, site to meet the needs
 of our current and potential customers, and our partners.  We worked closely
 with the TMP team and created a site that accomplished this," said Dan
 Dearing, vice president of marketing for NexTone Communications.
     The winners were selected by a panel of judges that reviewed elements of
 the campaign including concept, copy, design, marketing strategy and medium.
 The campaigns' originality, creativity, believability, and success in reaching
 the target audience was also assessed.  The judges scored each entrant based
 on the present standards of the D.C. advertising community and against other
 entered work.
     The 2001 ADDY Awards were sponsored by several local organizations.
 Platinum sponsors included TMP Worldwide, Waveworks Digital Media and the
 Washington Post.  Gold sponsors were Arnold Communications, Congressional
 Quarterly Weekly, Defense News, Leslie Atkins Communications, Monster.com,
 Photogroup, Stephenson Printing.  Silver sponsors were Earle Palmer Brown,
 Fancy Faces, FORTUNE/eCompany/FSB/TIME, LM&O Advertising, McCann-Erickson,
 Telephony Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Flyer Magazine.  Bronze
 sponsors were Aviation Week/Business Week, Forbes, Interactive Week, Insty
 Prints, Lake Lithograph, Smith Litho, Telecommunications Magazine and Williams
 Whittle Associates.
 
     ABOUT NEXTONE COMMUNICATIONS
     Powering the Virtual Central Office, NexTone Communications is a leading
 provider of advanced application creation and service delivery systems for
 next-generation communication networks. NexTone's iServer architecture enables
 rapid design and deployment of powerful enhanced services and value-added
 applications to small and medium-sized businesses in the most simple and cost
 effective way.  Corporate headquarters are located in Rockville, Md. with
 sales offices nationwide. NexTone Communications is a Safeguard Scientifics
 (NYSE:   SFE) partner company. For more information, visit
 http://www.nextone.com .
 
     ABOUT ADVERTISING CLUB
     The Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, a chapter of the American
 Advertising Federation, is an association of nearly 500 professionals
 representing advertising, marketing, and public relations businesses in
 Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.  The Ad Club encourages integrity and
 excellence in advertising.
 
 

SOURCE NexTone Communications
    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- NexTone Communications,
 http://www.nextone.com, a provider of advance network systems that power the
 Virtual Central Office, won an ADDY Award for the best business to business
 Web site, and received a Citation of Excellence for the NexTone Flash opening.
 The site was created and developed by TMP Worldwide.
     Awards were presented during a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Washington on
 Saturday, March 31, 2001.  Honoring the D.C. area's most prestigious creative
 advertising, the 2001 ADDY Awards were hosted by the Advertising Club of
 Metropolitan Washington.
     "Receiving an ADDY for the best B to B Web site is a great honor.  Our
 goal was to create a comprehensive, yet user-friendly, site to meet the needs
 of our current and potential customers, and our partners.  We worked closely
 with the TMP team and created a site that accomplished this," said Dan
 Dearing, vice president of marketing for NexTone Communications.
     The winners were selected by a panel of judges that reviewed elements of
 the campaign including concept, copy, design, marketing strategy and medium.
 The campaigns' originality, creativity, believability, and success in reaching
 the target audience was also assessed.  The judges scored each entrant based
 on the present standards of the D.C. advertising community and against other
 entered work.
     The 2001 ADDY Awards were sponsored by several local organizations.
 Platinum sponsors included TMP Worldwide, Waveworks Digital Media and the
 Washington Post.  Gold sponsors were Arnold Communications, Congressional
 Quarterly Weekly, Defense News, Leslie Atkins Communications, Monster.com,
 Photogroup, Stephenson Printing.  Silver sponsors were Earle Palmer Brown,
 Fancy Faces, FORTUNE/eCompany/FSB/TIME, LM&O Advertising, McCann-Erickson,
 Telephony Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Flyer Magazine.  Bronze
 sponsors were Aviation Week/Business Week, Forbes, Interactive Week, Insty
 Prints, Lake Lithograph, Smith Litho, Telecommunications Magazine and Williams
 Whittle Associates.
 
     ABOUT NEXTONE COMMUNICATIONS
     Powering the Virtual Central Office, NexTone Communications is a leading
 provider of advanced application creation and service delivery systems for
 next-generation communication networks. NexTone's iServer architecture enables
 rapid design and deployment of powerful enhanced services and value-added
 applications to small and medium-sized businesses in the most simple and cost
 effective way.  Corporate headquarters are located in Rockville, Md. with
 sales offices nationwide. NexTone Communications is a Safeguard Scientifics
 (NYSE:   SFE) partner company. For more information, visit
 http://www.nextone.com .
 
     ABOUT ADVERTISING CLUB
     The Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, a chapter of the American
 Advertising Federation, is an association of nearly 500 professionals
 representing advertising, marketing, and public relations businesses in
 Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.  The Ad Club encourages integrity and
 excellence in advertising.
 
 SOURCE  NexTone Communications