NMMA and boats.com accept 2008 awards nominations.
September 18, 2007 -
The NMMA and boats.com announced that they are accepting nominations for the 2008 North American Marine Industry Web Awards, which recognize companies for their website design and content. Categories include: Best OEM/Manufacturer Site; Best Marine Equipment Site; Best Dealer/Broker Site; and Best Marine Site Overall, as well as Outstanding Contribution to the Online Marine Industry. The awards will be presented at the 2008 Miami International Boat Show on February 12-18.
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National Marine Manufacturers Association
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NMMA & boats.com Accepting Nominations for 2008 Web Awards
Awards recognize companies for superior website design and content
Chicago, IL - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEATTLE/CHICAGO, September 11, 2007- Today, boats.com and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced they are now accepting nominations for the 2008 North American Marine Industry Web Awards. The Awards are designed to recognize companies that lead the North American marine industry's drive towards higher standards of excellence in website design and content.
Five award categories have been created to honor various segments of the North American marine industry and the companies in those segments whose websites demonstrate creativity in design, ease of navigation and up-to-date, relevant content. The Awards have been organized to recognize the following categories: Best OEM/Manufacturer Site; Best Marine Equipment Site; Best Dealer/Broker Site; and Best Marine Site Overall.
The fifth and final category, Outstanding Contribution to the Online Marine Industry, is open to any individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of the Internet within the industry.
The judging panel for the 2008 awards is currently being assembled and, once finalized, will include one person nominated by boats.com, one by NMMA and three additional Internet professionals with appropriate credentials and experience from outside of the industry.
"There is no doubt about the importance of the Internet in lead generation and the sales process in any market conditions, let alone the tough conditions we are currently experiencing," says Debra Keene Bergeron, general manager of boats.com/YachtWorld.com. "boats.com and NMMA wish to recognize and acknowledge the companies in our industry that lead the way in attracting consumers and generating leads, so we may encourage others to do the same."
To nominate a company or an individual complete the online application on the new dedicated web awards website: www.boats.com/nawebawards/index.html, which includes all relevant award information.
Winning companies will hold their prestigious title for one year and will also receive a trophy exclusively designed by world renowned yacht designer Tony Castro. Awards will be presented at a special ceremony during the 2008 Miami International Boat Show, being held February 14-18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
boats.com provides marketing services to boat builders, dealers, brokers and service companies throughout the global recreational marine industry. The boats.com web site provides consumer access to information, boat listings, financial and insurance products. With more than 143,000 new and used boat listings from more than 5,500 brokers and dealers, boats.com is the largest concentration of recreational marine industry marketing in the world. boats.com serves the manufacturers of more than 90 percent of all new boats in the U.S., along with new and used boat listings from dealers and brokers, as well as an ever-growing international presence. boats.com, based in Seattle, Wash., is a business unit of Dominion Enterprises of Norfolk, Va.
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the United States. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy, market research and data, product quality assurance and marketing communications.
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