September 23, 2008

Digital Agency Biggs|Gilmore a Top Winner at the WebAwards for the Fifth Consecutive Year

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Competing against entries from around the world, digital agency Biggs|Gilmore won 20 WebAwards in an annual competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association. For the fifth straight year, Biggs|Gilmore also made the WebAwards list of most-awarded agencies. After taking the 2007 Top Agency Award, this year Biggs|Gilmore ranked second for overall awards won, surpassing such well-known interactive shops as Avenue A/Razorfish, OgilvyOne, Euro RSCG 4d and Tribal DDB.

"This marks the fifth consecutive year we've been a top winner and the ninth consecutive year we've won multiple WebAwards," said Andy Gould, senior vice president, executive creative director. "The fact that we were awarded for 20 different sites across nine different client categories really speaks to the depth of the talent pool here."

Biggs|Gilmore won six Outstanding Website awards for the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and brands such as Raisin Bran Crunch, Apple Jacks, Rice Krispies and Pop-Tarts. The agency also nabbed 14 Standard of Excellence awards for Smart Start, Cottonelle, SpaSensials, American Idols Live, Ready Crust, Kellogg Company, Pop-Tarts, Yogos, Morningstar Farms, Beaumont Hospitals, Premera Blue Cross, Greater Kalamazoo United Way, The LaSalle Wacker, and Biggs|Gilmore's own Web site.

"We set an incredibly high bar for ourselves, and each year we have to prove ourselves anew," said Marino Puhalj, senior vice president, executive creative director. "It's amazing to think that we have won awards for some of these brands like Apple Jacks for five years in a row."

This year's competition included entries from GE, Microsoft, adidas, Lego, Nike, Volvo, Jeep, Virgin, Doritos, IKEA, Purina, and Coca-Cola.

More than 2,400 sites from 45 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year's competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web-site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Web-site development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 12th year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

About Biggs|Gilmore

Founded in 1973, Biggs|Gilmore ( is a hybrid agency with a core expertise in integration of offline and online marketing strategies. Biggs|Gilmore delivers measurable and award-winning results for Fortune 1000 clients via integrated branding, advertising and e-business solutions. The agency has offices in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Chicago. Biggs|Gilmore's key clients include IMAX Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer, Premera Blue Cross and Zimmer.


CONTACT: Melissa Henriquez, Biggs-Gilmore, +1-269-349-7711,[email protected]

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