The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce that Mark Kingdon, CEO of Organic, Inc, a unit of Omnicom Group, inc. www.omnicomgroup.com. has been selected to lead the judging panel as the first Chair of the 10th annual international WebAward competition for Web site development.
“As a long time WebAward judge, Mark is exceptionally positioned to lead the judging of this year’s WebAward program,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “For nearly a decade, the WebAwards has used seven fundamental criteria to evaluate, benchmark, and set industry standards for Web site development. Mark will use his expertise and insights to help define and enhance the current standard of excellence for award wining web sites.”
“I am honored and delighted to have been chosen to Chair the WebAwards—a program with a wonderful, rich history of showcasing a broad array of exceptional online experiences—from major global brands to smaller, single-shingle businesses from all over the world,” said Mark Kingdon, CEO, Organic. “Personally, I like seeing the huge range of work and being exposed to web experiences that I might not normally see. It’s inspiring. I’ve enjoyed being a judge and I’m particularly excited about developing a strong sense of community among the judges with a lot of good dialogue about the work.”
The 2006 WebAwards judges consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing corporate Web sites—including members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, content providers and webmasters—with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Judging for this year’s awards will take place in July and August, with winners announced in September. Internet professionals interested in being considered as a 2006 WebAward judge can nominate themselves at www.webaward.org/judges.asp