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Cramer-Krasselt Wins Best of Show for AirTran Airways 2005 Annual Report Interactive Investor Relations Awards CompetitionPosted by Bill Rice - 02/06/07 at 05:02:00 am
The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Interactive Investor Relations Awards Competition (IIR Awards) for investor relations Web site development. Entries competed with peers within more than 50 industry categories as well as against an overall standard of excellence. Sites were judged on design, navigation, ease of use and use of technology to enhance the investor’s experience as well as specific content criteria relating to investor and financial communication.
The 2006 Best of Show IIR Award is presented to Cramer-Krasselt for AirTran Airways 2005 Annual Report (NYSE: AAI) for their outstanding investor Web site. In the opinion of the competition judges, the site went beyond all others entered in the IIR Awards to provide investors and the financial community an interesting and compelling review of why investors should continue to invest in AirTran.
A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the interactive Investor Relations Award Web site at www.iiraward.org.
Other companies recognized for their industry leading investor relations Web sites are:
Site (Exchange:Ticker) – Award
Abbott (NYSE: ABT), Best Pharmaceuticals IR Site:
ABN AMRO (NYSE: ABN), Best Financial Services IR Site:
Advanced Growing Systems, Inc. (AGWS),Best Agriculture IR Site:
AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI), Best Airline IR Site:
Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc. (AMEX: ALY), Best Industrial Services IR Site:
Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO), Best Consumer Goods IR Site:
Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW), Best Interactive Services/e-Commerce IR Site:
Blockbuster, Inc. (NYSE: BBI), Best Entertainment IR Site:
Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV), Best Broadcasting IR Site:
China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE: CHA), Best Conglomerates IR Site, Best Information Services IR Site:
ClearOne (OTCBB: CLRO), Best Office Equipment IR Site:
Danske Bank (OMX: DANSKE), Best Banking IR Site:
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: Dell), Best Computer Hardware IR Site:
Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), Best Real Estate IR Site:
FEMSA (NYSE: FMX), Best Beverage IR Site:
Genentech (NYSE: DNA), Best Biotechnology IR Site:
Healthstream (NASDAQ: HSTM), Best Education IR Site:
IMS Health (NYSE: RX), Best Health Care Service IR Site:
Interlink Global Corporation (OTCBB: ILKG), Best International Business IR Site:
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Best Health Care Products IR Site:
Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), Best Food Industry IR Site:
Kyphon Inc. (NASDAQ: KYPH), Best Medical IR Site:
Legacy Communications Corporation (OTCBB: LGCC), Best Radio IR Site:
Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX), Best Leisure IR Site:
Neste Oil (Helsinki: NES1V), Best Oil and Gas IR Site:
NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ: NTWK), Best Professional Services IR Site:
Nortech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSYS), Best Aerospace and Defense IR Site:
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL), Best Manufacturing IR Site:
Park Ohio Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: PKOH), Best Diversified Business IR Site:
PotashCorp (NYSE: POT), Best Metals and Mining IR Site:
Promana Solutions (PLSU), Best Employment IR Site:
Publicis Groupe (NYSE: ), Best Advertising/Marketing Services IR Site:
Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. (AMEX: SVL), Best Hotel and Lodging IR Site:
Southern Company (NYSE: SO), Best Energy IR Site:
Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI), Best Automotive IR Site:
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), Best Computer Software IR Site, Best Technology IR Site:
Tejas Incorporated (OTCBB: TEJS), Best Brokerage IR Site:
The Asia Pacific Fund (NYSE: APB), Best Mutual Funds IR Site:
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Best Chemicals IR Site:
The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Best Retail IR Site:
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), Best Personal Care Products IR Site:
TrygVesta (OMX:TRYG), Best Insurance IR Site:
WCI Communities, Inc. (NYSE: WCI), Best Home Builders/Building Products IR Site:
Williams Partners, L.P. (NYSE: WPZ), Best Natural Resources IR Site:
Yahoo! (NYSE: YHOO), Best Media IR Site:
Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Best Restaurant IR Site:
Additional sites were also recognized as Outstanding Websites. They are: Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN), Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS),EDS (NYSE: EDS),Life Time Fitness, Inc.(NYSE: LTM), Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE), Catena Fastigheter AB (NYSE: NO), ERA Real Estate (NYSE: H), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL), Metso Corporation (NYSE), Finnvera (NYSE), SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), SI International (NASDAQ: SINT), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM), Air Products (NYSE: APD), Fremont General Corporation (NYSE: FMT), DWS Scudder, Qualcomm Inc. (NYSE: QCOM), Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD), ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Edison International (NYSE: EIX), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Bank of Montreal (TOR:BMO), EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO), Air France-KLM (NYSE: AKH), Colony Capital Inc., Merrill Lynch (NYSE: MER), Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE), Siemens AG (NYE: SI), Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS), Aspreva Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ASPV), Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW), Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GSOL), Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT), W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), Warner Music Group (NYSE :WMG), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN), Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), Deutsche Telekom, Inc. (NYSE: DT), Adstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADST), Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: KAL), Titan Global Holdings (OTCBB: TTGL), Crown Crafts, Inc. (OTCBB: CRWS), Smart & Final, Inc. (NYSE: SMF), EDAP TMS S.A. (NASDAQ: EDAP), Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. (NYSE: CLF), TODCO (NYSE: THE), Intervoice (NASDAQ: INTV), General Motors (NYSE: GM), and BASF AG (NYSE: BF)
Special recognition is also given to b2i Technologies, Inc. of Richardson Texas. For the second year in a row, B2i won more awards than any other participant, taking home 26 awards in the 2005 IIR Awards for their clients, including 17 Best of Industry Awards and 9 Outstanding IR Website Awards.
The interactive Investor Relations Awards are judged by individual and institutional investors, financial advisors, financial media, IR professionals and Web developers. Each site is judged on 35 different criteria, earning a score between 0 and 100 points. The highest score in a given category wins Best of Industry for that category. Remaining entries receiving a score of 80 points or greater receive the Outstanding Web site Award. All entries receive judges’ comments and feedback to help participants understand how their entry is viewed and to facilitate improvement.
The Web Marketing Association (WMA) was founded in Boston in 1997 as an organization dedicated to upholding professional standards of excellence in Web development. Members are advertising, marketing, public relations and Web professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Web communications. Since its inception, the WMA has set the standard of excellence for overall Web site development with the annual WebAward Competition, a premier annual event for Web developers and marketers.