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NewsUSA Named WebAward Sponsor by The Web Marketing Association

NewsUSA has been named a
2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 10th annual WebAward
Competition. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets
industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.

"We are pleased to have NewsUSA helping us to promote the WebAward
Competition again this year," said William Rice, President of the Web
Marketing Association. "NewsUSA’s
ability to provide news and features the newspapers, magazines and radio
outlets throughout the country is critical in helping us not only to reach
important reporters and editors, but also search engine placements, which can
increase overall visibility and site traffic".

"Helping support the online marketing community is an important part of NewsUSA’s philosophy," said Rick Smith, President and CEO of the NewsUSA. "We recognize the value of participating in a program such as the WebAwards. Winning a WebAward not only provides valuable feedback from expert judges, but also gives companies a valuable marketing tool and shows company management that their Internet investments are on the right track. We are pleased to support the efforts of the Web Marketing Association and the WebAward program."

For more than 18 years, NewsUSA has been successful in
providing national publicity placement for our clients. We have provided media
placements to more than 3,000 clients in a variety of fields – public
relations, communications, nonprofit, government, health care, automotive, and
health and beauty to name a few. Because of our long-standing relationships
with over 16,000 media outlets, we have successfully delivered more than 5
million print and radio placements and billions of dollars of media ad space
nationwide.

Our clients include many Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest associations and public relations agencies in the world, as well as smaller companies and individual entrepreneurs. Visit www.newsusa.com for more information.

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ExactTarget Sponsors the 2006 WebAwards

ExactTarget, the leader in on-demand email marketing software, has been named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s  annual WebAward Competition. 

“We are pleased to have ExactTarget support the WebAward Competition again this year,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “ExactTarget’s expertise in delivering customized emails to our opt-in lists is critical to helping us get the word out regarding the WebAwards.  We will use ExactTarget’s email program to manage and analyze the communications we send to those interested in our award programs.”

“Email is the most powerful marketing tool available.  If used properly, nothing is more personalized, inexpensive, interactive or easier to execute,” said Chris Baggott, co-founder and chief marketing officer of ExactTarget.  “Winning a WebAward not only provides valuable feedback from expert judges, but it also shows company management that their Internet investments are on the right track.  We are pleased to support the efforts of the Web Marketing Association and their WebAward program.”

ExactTarget is the market leader in on-demand email software solutions for permission-based email marketing.  More than 4,000 organizations worldwide, including The Home Depot, Scotts and Encyclopaedia Britannica rely on ExactTarget email solutions to strengthen their customer relationships and to control email throughout the enterprise.  ExactTarget is a recognized technology leader, ranked highest in business suitability by JupiterResearch in 2004 and 2005 based on the solution’s usability, strong feature set and dynamic content tool.  ExactTarget solutions meet the needs of all industry verticals and all size organizations, including SMB, corporate divisions, not-for-profits, large retail/direct marketers, agencies and enterprises.  Privately owned and headquartered in Indianapolis, USA, the company has more than 30 offices spanning North America, Europe and Australia.  To learn more, go to http://www.exacttarget.com.

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Small Army Named WebAward Sponsor By The Web Marketing Association

Small Army, a Boston-based marketing and creative services firm, has been
named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 10th annual WebAward
Competition. 

"Small Army has been a long time supporter of the Web
Marketing Association and the WebAwards," said William Rice, President of
the Web Marketing Association. "They
have been a critical marketing and creative partner that has helped us define
and build the WebAward brand. Whether
it’s marketing strategy and website design or advertising and direct mail,
Small Army offers some of the best talent available in the industry. We are excited to continue this partnership.”

"The WebAwards doesn’t only recognize online marketing innovation but,
more importantly, drives it," said Jeff Freedman, Marketing Principal of
Small Army. “Our partnership with the
WebAwards enables us to stay on top of the latest trends and innovations in
online marketing. It also provides our
agency with the opportunity to help define and raise the standards for the
entire industry.

Small Army is a full-service
marketing and creative services agency based in Boston, MA. Currently ranked the 23rd largest agency in New England by the Boston Business Journal, Small Army provides a diverse set of clients with a unique blend of senior-level strategic, creative and technology talent to produce and implement innovative marketing programs
with measurable ROI. For more information, visit www.smallarmy.net.

 

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eComXpo to Sponsor the 2006 WebAwards

eComXpo, the virtual tradeshow for search, affiliate and interactive
marketers,
has been named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing
Association
’s 10th annual WebAward Competition.  The WebAwards is the standards-defining
competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a
successful Web site.   

"We are pleased to have eComXpo helping us to promote the WebAward
Competition this year," said William Rice, President of the Web
Marketing Association. "Trade shows
are an important part of our marketing efforts and we are excited to
participate in an event that is much like our own program – 100% virtual and
online".

"Helping support the online marketing community is an important part of
eComXpo’s philosophy," said John Grosshandler, Founder and Event Director of eComXpo.
"Marketing professionals come together at eComXpo to learn how to excel as
professionals. Winning a WebAward not only provides valuable feedback from
expert judges, but also gives companies a valuable marketing tool and shows
company management that their Internet investments are on the right track. We
are pleased to support the efforts of the Web Marketing Association and the
WebAward program."


eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show and
conference for eCommerce marketers. Its third show is April 4-6, 2006 . Free
Registration and information are available at http://www.ecomxpo.com. Over 175 exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters will be gathering with over 7,000 attendees, completely online.
eComXpo provides all the benefits of a top tradeshow without the cost, travel
or hassle normally associated with traditional events.

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PRWeb Named WebAward Sponsor by Web Marketing Association

PRWeb has been named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 10th
annual WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier award competition that judges Web site development against an
ever increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within
an industry.

"PRWeb is the perfect choice for
helping us get the word out about the 2006 WebAward program," said William
Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. PRWeb’s press release
newswire, allows us to target
specific industries with our news stories and help us not only to reach
important reporters and editors, but also search engine placements, which can
increase overall visibility and site traffic."

"Supporting the online marketing community is an essential part of PRWeb
philosophy," said Mick Jolly, Executive Vice President for PRWeb. "We
are supported by those marketing professionals who value cost-effective
distribution of their news releases. We
see the WebAward program as another valuable way for marketing professionals
who win an award to benefit from increased visibility. We are pleased to support the efforts of the
Web Marketing Association and the WebAward program."

PRWeb is the Internet’s
leading press release distribution newswire. PRWeb developed the direct to
consumer press release distribution model in 1997 and has grown to be
recognized as a leader in the press release and news distribution industries.
PRWeb is the industry leader in search engine visibility and RSS deployment,
serving more than 8.6 million customized RSS feeds to PRWeb visitors.

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Organic’s Kingdon to lead the 2006 WebAward Judging Panel

   

         

 

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

Here is the full press release from PRWeb, a WebAward sposnor.