Obama’s website rated better than McCain’s.

by Jamie Sanford on October 17, 2008

I totally called it yesterday with my blog post about the merchandising differences between the Obama camp and the McCain camp. Now, judges from the Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards have also spoken, and Obama’s website was chosen by a landslide.

Check out the press release here.

Search Engine Watch is also declaring Obama the winner of “the Internet war”

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Award-winning website?

by Jamie Sanford on August 5, 2008

For the past few years I have been actively entering many website competitions. I have represented between 2 and 8 professional websites in the past few years and all have been entered into competitions, both general and industry-specific.

I believe that entry into the award programs is good for 2 main reasons. The first reason being the obvious, winning something isn’t going to make our site look bad, unless we win World’s Worst Website. The second reason I think that entering the awards is a great way to show your funding source (if it isn’t you!) that you believe in what you are doing and think it is worthy of an award.

Once I had started writing this post, I received a Call for Entries for the 2008 MarCom Awards, developed to honor excellence in marketing and communications. I will certainly be entering the awards – I don’t see anything wrong with site recognition, and who wouldn’t like to have something that looks like an Emmy in their office?

Is having your website be “award-winning” important to you? Will your perception of a website change if it’s won an award? What award competitions do you put stock in?

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