Best Website of 2012

Best Technology Website of 2012 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 16th Annual WebAward Competition

"The technology industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice , President of the Web Marketing Association. "Technology web sites have scored the highest in interactivity and design, but in past years, judges have shown they can do even better by getting innovative to stand out from the other sites and make the visitors remember them, even after they've left the site."

Websites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the technology category is judged against other technology websites and then against an overall standard of excellence.

All technology entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific criteria 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 technology categories will also receive:

·         Handsome statue or certificate of achievement

·         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

Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the Best of Industry for the various technology categories based on the score they receive from the WebAward judges.

  • Recent winners of the Best Technology Web Site include:

·         2011 – Intel Corporation for Intel Reinvents Its Online Newsroom

·         2010 – Cisco for Cisco.com

·         2009 – Venables Bell & Partners for Sponsors of Tomorrow

·         2008 - eBusiness Marketing & Strategies for Gene.com

·         2007 - WIRED Digital for WIRED.com

·         2006 - R/GA for Nokia Nseries Sitelet

·         2005 - Streamload for MediaMax, powered by Streamload

  • Recent winners of the Best Computer Hardware Web Site include:

·         2011 – Velocity Micro Electronics for Cruz by Velocity Micro

·         2010 – Extractable for SanDisk

·         2009 – 6Connex and HP for HP Virtual Event Central

·         2008 - HL2 Microsoft Hardware Sidewinder Mouse

·         2007 – Dell Global Site Design for StudioDell

·         2006 - Broadcom Corporation for the Broadcom web site

·         2005 – HP for HP.com

·         2004 - Hill & Knowlton for HP com

·         2003 – HP for the HP Public web site

·         2002 - Palm Inc. for Palm.com: Products, Services & Company Information

  • Recent winners of the Best Computer Software Web Site include:

·         2011 – VML for Sound of Code

·         2010 –  AGENDA (H.K.) Limited for Microsoft Office 2010 - I love Mum and Dad e-card competition

·         2009 – Ounce Labs/iMarc for Ounce Labs

·         2008 - FINE Design Group for Norton Today

·         2007 - BLITZ for Adobe

·         2006 - Worktank for See Windows Vista Website

·         2005 - Avid Technology for Avid Technology corporate website

·         2004 - Wind River for Wind River Website

·         2003 - Novell, Inc. for Novell Worldwide Web Site

  • Recent winners of the Best Electronics Web Site include:

·         2011 – LEVEL for BlackBerry Playbook

·         2010 – Bump Networks Inc. for HD Relay

·         2009 – Media Explorer Limited for Sony A900

·         2008 – Casio / Zugara for Casio Exilim You Tube Capture Mode Campaign

·         2007 – Web Associates for BlackBerry Corporate Site

·         2006 – Cheil Communications America for Z5 Digital Audio Player

  • Recent winners of the Best Information Services Web Site include:

·         2011 – World Wide Web Domination for Lesotho High Commission - Malaysia

·         2010 – One to One Interactive for Iron Mountain Corporate Site

·         2009 – The BrainStorm Group for hireimmigrants.ca Roadmap

·         2008 – EMC Corporation for One EMC

·         2007 – Sapient for Yellowpages ReLaunch

·         2006 – Greg Kaplan for Help Desk II

·         2005 – Intelithought, Inc. for Intelithought, Inc.

·         2004 – Hoover's, Inc. for Hoover's Online

·         2003 – MarketResearch.com for MarketResearch.com – Strategy Starts Here

  • Recent winners of the Best Application Services Provider Web Site include:

·         2011 – Second Thought, Inc. for Logicworks BUILDER

·         2010 – YourMembership.com Inc. for YourMembership.com

·         2009 – VerticalResponse for VerticalResponse Website

·         2008 - VerticalResponse for VerticalResponse Website

·         2007 – iCIMS for iCIMS Web Site

·         2006 – Offermatica for Offermatica

·         2005 – The rocket Science Group for MailChimp

·         2004 – Leopard for Leopard em Web Site

·         2003 – Exciting New technologies for Exciting New Technologies

  • Recent winners of the Best Interactive Services Web Site include:

·         2011 – Blenderbox for blenderbox.com

·         2010 – Draftfcb Healthcare for dDFCB Web Site

·         2009 – Loewy Design for Loewy Design Website Redesign

·         2008 – Molecular & adidas for adidas miCoach

·         2007 – Massive Interactive & Bigpond for Official Bigpond V8 Supercars Australia

·         2006 - nurun | ant farm for It's a Wonderful Internet

·         2005 – AgencyNet Interactive for www.agencynet.com

·         2004 – Arc Worldwide for Behr Paint

·         2003 – Behr Interactive Marketing Team for Behr Paint

  • Recent winners of the Best Internet Service Provider Web Site include:

·         2011 – Lopez Negrete Communications for Verizon FiOS Website

·         2010 – WhittmanHart / AT&T for AT&T Web Hosting

·         2009 – GE and frog design for GE intranet

·         2008 – JWT INSIDE for Jet Blue – Blue Tube

·         2007 - Avenue A | Razorfish for Avenue A | Razorfish Wiki

·         2006 – Merrill Lynch for Merrill Lynch Intranet: WorldNet

·         2005 – MetLife for My MetLife

·         2004 – Ogilvy PR Creative Studio for DHL Merger Intranet

·         2003 – FedEx for AGFS Human Resources Find-It-Fast

The 2012 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: BGT Partners, PR Newswire, Burst Media, MycroBurst, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Internet World UK, SES Conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.