HOUSTON, September 30, 2008 — The Web Marketing Association awarded three of its prestigious 2008 WebAwards to BrandExtract, LLC, an integrated branding and communications firm, for its work in the areas of Web design and development on behalf of three of its clients, Varel International, Uson and Dessert Gallery.
BrandExtract received one Outstanding and two Standard of Excellence awards for its work. More than 2,400 websites from 40 countries participated in the 2008 WebAwards competition across 96 industry categories.
"Interactive is part of the comprehensive ROI driven branding and communications services that BrandExtract provides to clients in a variety of industries," said Bo Bothe, president and chief creative officer at BrandExtract. "It is gratifying to have our work recognized in a competition that includes top sites from around the world developed by large companies with significantly larger budgets than our clients typically have available. Congratulations to our clients and employees for their joint work in executing these dynamic sites."
In the manufacturing category, Varelintl.com won the award for Outstanding Website with a score of 62 out of a possible 70 points with high marks in ease of use, copywriting, content, design, technology and interactivity. Uson.com received a Standard of Excellence award in the same category with a score of 55 points with a strong showing in design, content ease of use and copywriting.
In the food industry category, Dessertgallery.com received a Standard of Excellence award with a score of 59.5. Judges were impressed with the site's ease of use, content, design, copywriting and interactivity.
The WebAwards, now in its 12th year, is the premier annual competition that names the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. Each site is judged on seven different criteria. Awards are given for Best of Industry, Outstanding Website and Standard of Excellence.