The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best PR Websites in the world as part of their 27th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at the WebAward Web site. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 86 industries, including advertising, PR and marketing web sites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for public relations web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2023.
“The public relations industry understands the importance of independent evaluation and third-party endorsements of their online efforts on behalf of their clients,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “In the public relations industry, a website can be a powerful tool for showcasing your clients’ stories, expertise and impact. The WebAward Competition provides a platform for PR agencies and internal corporate Public Relations departments to showcase their website creativity, innovation and effectiveness in communicating their clients’ messages to the world. Winning an independent award can provide PR firms with a newsworthy event to promote both externally to the public and internally to senior management.”
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the advertising category is judged against other advertising entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.
All PR entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.
Winners of a WebAward in the advertising and marketing categories will also receive:
- Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
- A limited-edition Commemorative NFT
- Increased visibility for their company
- Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
- Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
- A highlight for your resume.
- Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers
- Unlimited bragging rights
Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Public Relations Website based on the scores submitted by the competition judges.
Here are the past Best Public Relations websites include:
2022 – Digital Authority Partners for GREENTARGET
2021 – Digital Authority Partners for GREENTARGET
2020 – PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero), tbk. for PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Corporate Website 2020
2019 – Fish Consulting for Fish Consulting Company Website
2018 – Fish Consulting for Fish Consulting Company Website
2017 – Fish Consulting for Fish Consulting Company Website
2016 – INK for PR In a Different Light
2015 – Allstate Corporate Relations for Allstate Bringing Good to Life
2014 – Waggener Edstrom Communications for Microsoft: Life in the Digital Crosshairs
2013 – BGT Partners for Brad Meltzer Website Redesign
2012 – LeapFrog Interactive for We THRIVE! Hamilton County Public Health
2011 – Finn Digital with Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Littlewood, Inc. for Briggs & Stratton Yard Smarts Yard Care Intervention
2010 – Rachel Meranus for PR Newswire’s Optimized News Platform: Speed, Content & Connectivity
2009 – BGT Partners for Sony CES 2009 Virtual Press Kit
2008 – frog design for GE Corporate Web Site
2007 – Wirestone, LLC for Official Site of Dan Wheldon
2006 – PRWeb for PRWeb.com
2005 – Peter A Mayer Advertising for Community Coffee History Site
2004 – Cisco Corporate PR for News@Cisco: Innovating Cisco’s Corporate Press Room
2003 – Weber Shandwick Web Relations and Benjamin | Irvine, on behalf of Toshiba for Toshiba Tablet PC Launch
The WebAward Public Relations category is sponsored by PR.com
Past winners of the Best Marketing Web site include:
2022 – The Vertex Companies Inc for VERTEX Companies LLC
2021 – VIA Studio for VIA STUDIO WEBSITE
2020 – Web Marketing & Design, Lenovo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
2019 – 90 Degree Design for 90 Degree Design Website
2018 – mStoner, Inc. for mStoner, Inc. Website Redesign
2017 – Pico Group for Total Brand Activation
2016 – Ferrero – Tic Tac for Tic Tac Minions Sweepstakes Website
2015 – BETC/BETC Digital for The interactive form
2014 – R2integrated for R2integrated Website
2013 – WebbMason for Rebranding for Interactive Success: WebbMason
2012 – UrbanDaddy for UrbanDaddy + Herradura Mixology Battle Royale (Best of Show winner 2012)
2011 – IQ for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
2010 – Physicians Interactive for Physicians Interactive Corporate Website
2009 – Arc Worldwide for Leo Burnett’s Big Black Pencil Goes Global
2008 TYS Creative for Ensemble HD Home Cinema System by Epson
2007 Hanson Dodge Lime for Product Launch
2006 Rare Method for Silvertip Resort
2005 Nurun | Ant Farm for Nurun | Ant Farm Interactive Website Interactive
2004 Vérité, Inc. for Symantec Client Security 2.0 Channel Launch Kit
2003 Zugara for The Getaway
2002 Disc Marketing, Inc. for Disc Marketing Corporate Website
PR and Advertising-related Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2023 Best Public Relations Website and other advertising related WebAwards at the WebAward Website.
The 2023 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and eTailConferences. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
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About the WebAwards
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.