CKS Partners won more 1997 WebAwards than any
other interactive firm with three Best of Industry WebAwards and five
Outstanding Web Site awards for its work on behalf of clients.
More than 200 sites were entered in the competition. Entries were judged
based on design, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, ease of use,
and use of technology.
The Philips site’s mission was to create a multimedia home theater destination
that delivers a “taste” of the immersive experience of the DVX 8000 while
also delivering important product information and support a print ad campaign.
A complete list of all the winning sites can be found at the WebAwards site.
“Winners of the 1997 WebAwards represent some of the best interactive design
shops and in-house corporate departments working to extend their brands to the
Internet,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.
“Marketing on the Internet is a competitive environment and simply being there
is not enough. The WebAwards winners combined design, innovation and
technology to help their companies or clients meet specific marketing
There are three award levels: Best of Industry, Outstanding Web Site, and
Standard of Excellence in addition to the Best of Show WebAward. The
competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals
representing the various relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges
included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers,
corporate marketing executives, content providers, and Webmasters.
Companies winning multiple Best of Industry WebAwards include: Cohn Godley
Norwood (Stein Roe Mutual Funds and Liberty Financial Young Investor), CKS
Partners (Audi of America, E-Photo, and Visa Rankit), GTE (Super Pages
Interactive Service and GTE Internetworking), Lighthouse Interactive (United
Way of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Center), and
Shandwick (Northwest Airlines, Insituform Technologies and Eastman Kodak).
The Web Marketing Association is an independent organization founded with the
purpose of evaluating and recognizing excellence on the World-Wide Web.