Tuesday, September 18, 2007

2007 WebAward Winners Announced

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 11th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. More than 2,400 sites from 40 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. A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at http://www.webaward.org/

The 2007 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Walt Disney Internet Group, for their exceptional work on Disney XD . The site was also awarded Best Design WebAward. Disney XD is an online entertainment experience that's designed for how kids want to use the Internet.

Best of show runner up submitted by Atlanta-based IQ Interactive is UPS Whiteboard . Seamlessly integrating with the TV campaign, visitors to the site are treated with the ability to interact with Andy Azula, the actor from the 'Whiteboard' commercials.

Biggs/Gilmore was named Top Agency at the 2007 WebAward Competition, taking home 20 awards. The Top Agency Award given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.

The Web Marketing Association would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of the many judges and volenteers who participated in this year's WebAwards. Our judges are industry leaders who donate their valuable time and expertise to help set the standard for Internet excellence. It is an honor and a privilege to work with such an esteemed group of individuals, without whom the WebAward competition could not go on.

Friday, September 14, 2007

We love our logo - MTV

We love our logo. For real, we wanna take it out for an expensive candlelit dinner... TWO appetizers. Since MTV's inception in 1981 our brand's been the subject of countless artist interpretations by some of the world's most beautifully warped minds. We plan to keep that spirit alive with the new mtv.com and push it to the next level... YOU. This project is called MTV Hats (Header Art Treatments), and we plan to wear many of them. The works of art at MTV Hats are currently in rotation on mtv.com. Calling all artists? we want YOUR MTV.
To begin, download this Photoshop template. It's set up with actual dimensions, guidelines and a few samples of art in rotation on our site. Once your masterpiece is complete you'll need to email a high quality JPEG of your artwork here. We'll be scouring through submissions for the fresh, the fun and most importantly, the FREAK. If your piece is chosen we'll request a layered Photoshop file from you for our final output. The best of the best will be posted on this blog and go into permanent rotation on mtv.com for the world to adore. We apologize for any delay in posting your submissions- we're just getting started on this project and have to sort out a few legal issues. Please be patient!
Rock steady,
MTV.com Design Team