November 14, 2008

OAG (Official Airline Guide) Web Site Wins 2008 WebAward

EAST WINDSOR, N.J., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Business Media's ( OAG (Official Airline Guide) Web Site (, has won the 2008 WebAward in the B2B Standard of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development category. Organized by The Web Marketing Association and now in its 12th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

The OAG website was designed and developed by Geary Interactive (, a full-service digital marketing agency based in San Diego, California. The firm was charged with creating an online destination to mirror the new scope of OAG Travel Solutions and the magnitude of the global travel and flight information they provide for the business consumer. Geary re-designed the web site with a sophisticated, contemporary spin that is easy to navigate for end users. An entire suite of services was implemented to market OAG's print, data and online products.

"We are excited that our new web site has been recognized with a Standard of Excellence in the WebAwards", said Steve Casley, COO of OAG. "As an established global brand, OAG is committed to offering our expertise on global flight data to the consumer through the use of creative interactive campaigns. Geary has been able to provide the tools to support OAG's new intelligent online Travel Planner Pro tool that allows us to be an all-in-one travel resource web site for businesses and consumers to research, plan and book their business travel plans."

The site was judged on seven different criteria: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. "We were especially pleased with our scores for innovation, technology and interactivity, which were ranked 8.0, 8.0 and 8.5 respectively, against the industry average for B2B sites of 6.7, 7.0 and 7.2," said Casley.

About OAG (Official Airline Guide)

OAG ( is a global flight information and data solutions company for the passenger aviation, air cargo logistics and business travel markets. The business is underpinned by its data management expertise. OAG is best known for its airline schedules database which feeds the world's global distribution systems and travel portals and drives the internal systems of many airlines, air traffic control systems, aircraft manufacturers, airport planners and government agencies.

OAG is part of Commonwealth Business Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media Limited.

About Commonwealth Business Media (

Commonwealth Business Media Inc., a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is the leading information provider to the global trade, transportation and travel market with comprehensive proprietary data, news and analytical content. Its leading brands include The Journal of Commerce, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions, OAG (Official Airline Guide), Air Cargo World, Traffic World, and Aviation Industry Group, plus a number of directory databases covering the international trade, railroad and trucking markets. The company also produces more than 30 conferences serving the international trade, aviation and maritime markets.

About United Business Media Limited (

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.

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