Monster Worldwide Sites Recognized by the Webby Awards
Monster Career Advice Portal Chosen as the People’s Voice Award Winner as Best Employment Web Site
Military.com Recognized as an Official Webby Honoree in the Banner/Display Advertising Category
NEW YORK - The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web Sites, today recognized two Web sites within the Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST) network for excellence in the Web site and Interactive Marketing categories. The Monster Career Advice Portal and Military.com’s display advertising capabilities were both recognized among more than 8,000 entries spanning 60 countries and all 50 states. Monster® is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and Military.com is the leading military membership organization.
"Receiving two Webby Award recognitions underscores our dedication to satisfying site visitors, employers and advertisers," said Brad Baker, president, product, technology and service, Monster Worldwide. "This year’s People’s Voice Award for Best Employment Web site is especially gratifying as we were chosen by actual online users who have used Monster resources to advance their lives."
Recognized for its career content, earlier this year Monster unveiled a newly structured advice section designed to help visitors quickly find the tips and insight they need to accomplish their goals. As a result, the Career Advice Portal was chosen by the public as the Best Employment Web site after more than 400,000 votes were cast. People’s Voice Winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York City June 3 – 5, 2007.
Further emphasizing the value and quality of work delivered to advertisers within the Monster network, Military.com is among the top 15 percent of applicants recognized as an Official Webby Honoree for its partnership with the major motion picture Flags of Our Fathers in the Banner/Display Advertising, Promotional Category.
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is known worldwide for its famous five-word speeches.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster®, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; The Barbarian Group; CondéNast|CondéNet; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit www.iadas.net.
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