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WebAward Winners Announced for 2009

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its13th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. More than 2,000 sites from 45 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

“Recognizing the best website in each industry is an important way to establish the ever changing standard of excellence in website development,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Each year the WebAwards receives amazing entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality. As the Internet evolves, so does the state of website development and winning a WebAward is a great way to demonstrate the effectiveness of your Web development efforts.”

A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at

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Organic, Inc. Wins 2009 WebAward Best of Show

The 2009 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Organic, Inc. for their exceptional work on “Bank of America – Morris on Campus” website. The site was also recognized as Best Bank WebAward.

Bank of America enlisted Organic to help B of A maintain this leadership position by developing an online marketing program that would meet the needs of students in their current stage of life. Organic created Morris – the Wise Upperclassman and his online web show, “Morris On Campus.” For students, Morris is a peer, a mentor, and a confidante — someone who has recently had to make the same financial decisions other underclassmen are making today. “Morris On Campus”—a series of 6 web shows—is a way for Morris to communicate bank messaging, in terms that students can understand.

This is the second time Organic, Inc. has won the coveted Best of Show WebAward. They also received top honors at the very first WebAward competition in 1997 for their work on Philips Home Theater Web site.

Organic, Inc. won an impressive 12 WebAwards in 2009.

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Extractable Recognized as Top Agency in 2009 WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association named Extractable as Top Agency at the 2009 WebAward Competition, taking home 25 awards. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. The Bay Area interactive agency specializing in web strategy, web design, custom technology, was recognized with five Outstanding Website WebAwards and 20 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

Agencies or companies winning five or more WebAwards in 2009 include:

Extractable 25
Risdall Marketing Group 21
TravelCLICK, Inc. 20
Biggs|Gilmore 20
E-site Marketing 18
BGT Partners 17
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online 13
Organic, Inc. 12
Firmseek, Inc. 10
TIG Global 10
Bridge Worldwide 9
Ektron 9
NavigationArts 9
TMP Worldwide 9
Weber Shandwick 9
Aristotle 8
Boston Interactive 8
Firstborn 8
Twelve Horses 8
Euro RSCG 7
John Hancock 7
Pixelplus Interactive 7
Razorfish 7
Arc Worldwide 6
G2 Interactive 6
Hubbard One 6
BrandExtract 5
Brunner 5
CE / Positive 5
Amadeus 5
Colonial Williamsburg 5
Digitaria 5
Digitas Health 5
Duo Consulting 5
Fastbooking Asia Pte Ltd 5
Larsen 5
Leo Burnett Chicago 5
Mintz & Hoke Communications 5
Rare Bird, Inc. 5
Sapient 5
TGD Communications, Inc. 5
Thomson-FindLaw 5

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Results of the WebAward Judging Now Available to Nominators

The Web Marketing Association’s 2009 WebAwards results will be available online next week, however participants can log into their nominator accounts beginning today and see the results.

If you have won a WebAward this year, you may edit your entry information prior to public release of the results. Please review your entry information so that your award and online listing are correct.

You can sign in to your nominator account here.