14 May

Judging the 2007 WebAwards

Web Marketing Association Names Hugo Pickering as 2007 WebAward Judge

Hugo Pickering, Director of Locale Limited, has again been selected as a judge for the 11th annual international WebAward competition

Oxford, UK, 14 May 2007 – The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce that Hugo Pickering has again been selected as a judge for the 11th annual international WebAward competition for Web site development.

The WebAwards is the standards-defining internet awards competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.

“Unlike other awards, the WebAwards is not a beauty pageant where only the design and name recognition is important,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. “For the past decade, the WebAwards has used a quantitative judging formula based on seven criteria to evaluate, benchmark and set industry standards for Web site development. Hugo Pickering will play a critical role in setting the standard for Internet excellence by applying his expertise to each site he adjudicates.”

“I’m very pleased to be asked yet again to judge these awards.” says Pickering. “The judging process entails a lot of research into web design and technologies, and offers a great opportunity to look at current trends with our peers.”

Hugo Pickering is a corporate communications consultant specialising in internet technologies. he is a Director of Locale Limited, the commercial property extranet business.

The 2007 WebAward judges consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing Web sites – including members of the media, interactive creative directors, corporate marketing managers, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology.

Judging for this year’s website awards will take place in July and August, with winners announced in September.

About the WebAwards
The 11th annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 96 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development. The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site.

For more information or to enter, visit www.07webaward.org.