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min celebrated the finest people and digital initiatives among the consumer and b2b magazine industry at 2013 Best of the Web Awards Breakfast on April 15, 2013 in New York City. More than 200 media executives packed the Grand Hyatt ballroom to honor the work of their colleagues and peers, and share best practices and lessons learned in the digital media space. View photos from the event.

Wenda Harris Millard, president and COO of MediaLink LLC keynoted the networking and breakfast event. Gregory D. Gatto, publisher of Field & Stream/Popular Science/Outdoor Life/SHOT Business also presented along with Sarah Chubb, president/GM of Gilt City.

See below for the full list of winners and honorable mentions.

mins Best of the Web Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions                               

Digital Hall of Fame

  • John Battelle, Federated Media
  • Jason Calacanis, Weblogs
  • Mariette DiChristina, Scientific American
  • Tom Kohn, Digital-Cygnus Business Media
  • Alan Meckler, MecklerWeb
  • John Pal, CFO Publishing
  • Greg Strakosch, TechTarget
  • Rochelle Udell, Revlon
  • Liz White, People Digital & Entertainment Weekly Digital

Digital Team of the Year

Winner: EW.com and Food & Wine - foodandwine.com

Honorable Mentions:
  • Better Homes and Garden - BHG.com team
  • Forbes Media - Product and Development Team
  • Hearst Digital Media - Redbook.com Digital Team
  • InformationWeek
  • Lucky - Brandon Holley
  • SourceMedia  - accountingtoday.com

 

Advertiser Program/Partnership

Winner: The Atlantic - Are We There yet?

Honorable Mentions:
  • The Fader - vitaminwater and The FADER present uncapped
  • Meredith Digital - AllRecipes, Better Homes and Gardens and Campbell's Join to Create the Best Thanksgiving Ever
  • The New Yorker & Samsung present “A New Way To Create”
  • Source Interlink Media - SIM/Scion Garage FR-S Program
  • Sports Illustrated - Sports Illustrated Underdogs
  • WSJ Magazine  - City of the Year sponsored by Citi
  • XO Group Inc. - "Get What U Want Out of Life"-Chase Blueprint

 

Blog

Winner: Financial Times - FT Alphaville

Honorable Mentions:
  • Better Homes and Gardens - Better Homes and Gardens Style Spotters Blog
  • The New Yorker's Close Read
  • The Parenting Group - Pop Culture
  • Slate Magazine - Brow Beat
  • Slate Magazine - Moneybox

 

Contest/Online Games

Winner: OMD - Hershey's Scharffen Berger - "Elevate Classic Dessert" Contest

Honorable Mentions:
  • Cygnus Business Media - VehicleServicePros.com Grest Prize Giveaway
  • InStyle - InStyle.com
  • New York Media - Vulture "Drama Derby" on Facebook
  • Radio Free Asia - Pho Maker and Tibetan Rock Toss
  • Seventeen Magazine - Seventeen.com, Online Contest: Pretty Amazing

 

Digital Magazine

Winner: Popular Science

Honorable Mentions:
  • dash Magazine - Summer Grilling
  • Ebony.com
  • EE Times - 40th Anniversary Edition
  • Golf Digest - December 2012
  • Golf Magazine    
  • WIRED
  • World Ark: The Digital Magazine of Heifer International

 

Editorial Excellence - Special Section - B2B

Winner: Pensions & Investments - Top 1000/Research Center

Honorable Mentions:   
  • InformationWeek - Special Coverage Series "Big Data, Big Decisions"
  • SourceMedia - 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking

 

Editorial Excellence - Special Section - Consumer

Winners: Entertainment Weekly - EW at Comic-Con and Hearst Digital Media - Good Housekeeping - Product Reviews

Honorable Mentions:
  • CareerCast.com - Jobs Rated Report
  • Condé Nast Traveler  - Readers' Choice Awards 
  • Essence Communications Inc. - Essence.com Bridal Bliss
  • Fairchild Fashion Media - Style.com Fashion Shows section
  • Food & Wine - F&W's Masters Series: Lessons from Experts
  • Radio Free Asia - Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Travel and Leisure - Food & Travel

 

Editorial Excellence - Overall Consumer

Winner: Time Magazine - Time.com

Honorable Mentions:   
  • The Daily Beast - the dailybeast.com
  • Hearst Digital Media - ELLE.com
  • Financial Times - ft.com    
  • Pitchfork - pitchfork.com
  • Saveur - saveur.com
  • Slate - slate.com
  • Sports Illustrated - Sportsillustrated.com
  • TPT (Twin Cities Public Television)  - nextavenue.org
  • The Week - theweek.com

 

Editorial Excellence - Overall B2B

Winner: Columbia Journalism Review - cjr.org

Honorable Mentions:
  • InformationWeek 
  • Teradata Magazine - Mobile Business Intelligence--the Next Big Thing
  • UBM Medica & UBM DeusM - The Oncology Nurse Community

 

Email Newsletters

Winners: Saveur - Simple Weeknight Meals, The Menu, Recipe of the Day, and SAVEUR Celebrations

Honorable Mentions:
  • Allure - The Allure Beauty Blast: Hot Products
  • American Media - Fit Pregnancy
  • Fortune - Term Sheet
  • InStyle - InStyle.com
  • National Association of REALTORS - HouseLogic
  • Penton Media - EAT BEAT
  • Real Simple: Daily Thought
  • SpaFax Canada: OnAir
  • Travel & Leisure - Daily Transporter

 

Integration with Print

Winner: Travel + Leisure

Honorable Mentions:
  • Essence Communications - Dare to Be You
  • Farm Journal Media - Farm Journal Pulse
  • Feast Magazine - FeastSTL.com
  • Hearst Digital Media - ELLE.com Fashion Next
  • The Parenting Group - Parenting's Genius Issue/Innovators of Tomorrow Online Destination
  • Reader's Digest - We Hear You America

 

Marketing Campaign

Winner: Condé Nast - Epicurious: The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" at The White House

Honorable Mentions:
  • MAKE Magazine - Maker Camp on Google+
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. - Custom Cards in a Snap: CraftStudio App Partnership
  • Skyword and the Digital Influence Group - Midsize Insider by IBM
  • UBM Channel - Juniper Champions Program

 

Microsite/Custom Website

Winner: Allure - The Allure Beauty Blogger Awards

Honorable Mentions:
  • CNN Money - CNN Money's Best Places to Live
  • The New England Journal of Medicine - 200th Anniversary Website
  • OMD - GE Ideas Roundtable
  • Omnicom Media Group - Media Pulse
  • Saveur - The Plugra Gourmet Club on Saveur.com

 

Mobile Website

Winner: PEOPLE.com - People Mobile

Honorable Mentions:
  • New York Media - The Cut
  • Sports Illustrated - SI.com Mobile

 

Navigation/Structure

Winner: Business Insurance - BusinessInsurance.com channels

Honorable Mentions:
  • About.com
  • Boy Scouts of America - scoutingmagazine.org
  • Travelzoo
  • UBM Tech and CA Technologies- Smart Enterprise Exchange Community website

 

New Site

Winner: UBM DeusM - UBM Future Cities

Honorable Mentions:
  • Condé Nast Traveler - CondeNastTraveler.com
  • Disney Interactive - Spoonful.com
  • DuJour Media - DuJour.com
  • Hearst Digital Media - ShopBAZAAR.com
  • UBM Tech - Embedded.com

 

Online Community/Social Networking

Winner: Lucky

Honorable Mentions:
  • Bobit Business Media - Nail Art Gallery
  • Condé Nast - Vogue.com
  • Hearst Digital Media - Pinterest, Harper's Bazaar
  • Huffington Post Divorce
  • Mental_Floss - Mentalfloss.com
  • Pitchfork - Purina Pets Rock Campaign
  • Runner's World - Engagement Via Hyper-Local Social Media Initiatives

 

Overall Digital Excellence

Winner: Men's Health

Honorable Mentions:
  • Financial Times - FT.com
  • Glamour - Glamour.com
  • Huffington Post Divorce & Huffington Post Weddings
  • People - PEOPLE.com
  • Spanfeller Media Group - The Daily Meal

 

Premium Content

Winner: Penton Media - WardsAuto.com

Honorable Mentions:
  • Pensions & Investments - P&IQ
  • Virgo Publishing - SupplySide Store

 

Redesign B2B

Winner: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Honorable Mentions:
  • 1105 Media Inc. - FCW Website
  • 1105 Media Inc. - GCN Website
  • Penton - Paul Thurott's SuperSite for Windows
  • QuinStreet Inc. - eWEEK
  • Stars and Stripes - Stripes UK Website
  • Toyota Material Handling USA Inc.
  • UBM TechWeb - Interop New York

 

Redesign Consumer

Winner: Bloomberg - Businessweek.com

Honorable Mentions:
  • Boys' Life Magazine - boyslife.org
  • Food & Wine
  • Hearst Digital Media - ELLE.com
  • Meredith Parents Network - Parents.com
  • Southern Living - Southernliving.com
  • Spafax Canada - enRoute
  • This Old House - thisoldhouse.com

 

Relaunch

Winner: Meredith Parents Network - Parents.com

Honorable Mentions:
  • 1105 Media Inc. - FCW Website
  • Glamour Magazine - TheNewGlamour.com
  • Penton Media - WardsAuto.com

 

Smartphone Applications 

Winner: Talking Points Memo - PollTracker iOS App

Honorable Mentions:
  • TED Conferences - Ted.com
  • Teen Vogue Insider
  • Travelzoo

 

Tablet App - Paid App 

Winner: Popular Science - PS Evolver App

Honorable Mentions:
  • Sports Illustrated - Sports Illustrated Tablet Edition
  • Time Inc. - Fortune iPad App

 

Tablet App - Free

Winners: Sports Illustrated - Live from London and TV Guide - iPad app

Honorable Mentions:
  • Cygnus Business Media - Firehouse App
  • EE Times' - Rise of the Geeks: The Revolution
  • Financial Times
  • Hot Rod Magazine - "Then & Now" App for iPad
  • The Huffington Post - HuffPost Live ipad app
  • W Magazine - The Daily W

 

Use of Animation or Motion Graphics 

Winner: Pitchfork - Pitchfork Cover Stories

Honorable Mention:
  • The Atlantic - The Atlantic Wire's "GIF Guides"

 

Use of Infographics

Winner: UBM DeusM - UBM's Future Cities Infographic: Our Urban Planet

Honorable Mention:
  • Financial Times - Financial Times Graphic World

 

Use of Photography

Winner: Fairchild Fashion Media - Style.com Photography

Honorable Mentions:
  • Golf Magazine - Photography
  • Pitchfork - Pitchfork Cover Stories
  • Saveur - Photography on Saveur.com

 

Use of Social Media

Winner: Facebook This! Social Media Strategies of SUCCESS Magazine

Honorable Mentions:
  • American Media - Shape
  • Better Homes and Gardens - Social Innovations
  • Glamour Magazine - #MakingSept
  • Outside Magazine - Outside's Best Towns
  • Real Simple
  • Sports Illustrated - Fans' Choice Cover

 

Video: Magazine Branded Show

Winners: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - Everyday Food with Sarah Carey and Virgo Publishing - Supplyside R&D Insights Documentary

Honorable Mentions:
  • Bazaar - The Look
  • Condé Nast - Vogue.com/The Fashion Fund
  • Cygnus Business Media - MTtv Mass Transit Network
  • Marie Claire - Fashion Mission
  • Slate Magazine - Polical Kombat
  • Sports Illustrated - SI Underdogs

Video: Overall

Winner: InStyle.com, People.com, RealSimple.com & Target

Honorable Mentions:
  • HuffPost Live
  • Marthat Stewart - Everyday Food with Sarah Carey: Daily Video Franchise
  • Runner's World - Branded Video
  • Ted Conferences
  • XO Group Inc. - The Knot Live!

Virtual Store

Winner: Mental Floss

Honorable Mention:
  • Inside Self-Storage STORE

Website Design

Winner: Pitchfork

Honorable Mentions:
  • AICPA - CGMA Website
  • The Daily Beast
  • Financial Times - HowToSpendIt.com





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