Min’s 2008 Best of the Web Winners


The web finally took a lunch break today for min’s Best of the Web awards Luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt in New York. The luncheon honored
standouts in the online world, including Meredith’s Better Homes & Gardens for online team of the year and  InStyle.com for best mobile application. Other awards went to the best new site The DailyGreen.com (Hearst Digital Media) and Newsweek.com‘s "Voices of the Fallen" for best integration with print. Carl Sullivan, the news editor for Newsweek.com accepted the award, "We couldn’t have asked for a more compelling subject for this project." In a special issue on the war in Iraq, Newsweek turned the editorial voice over to 100 U.S. troops who had died in the war, printing emails, journal entries and letters they had sent home.

Accepting the award for best online editor in the Top Digital People category for his work with TheStreet.com, David Morrow joked that, ‘it just wouldn’t be right to not thank (TheStreet’s founder) Jim Cramer. I love that bald-headed, needy little man!" Other top digital people winners included Cynthia Wisehart for online editor at Penton Media, Christine deMaio at CondeNet for sales producer and Scher Foord at People.com for web designer.

2008 Digital Hall of Fame Inductees                                                                                                                                                              

The annual Hall of Fame inductees this year included: Fran Hauser, People Group Digital, Jason Kint, CBSSports.com, Caroline Little, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, Stephen Saunders, TechWeb and Jamie Pallot, CondéNet. Each inductee was introduced with a video, Pallot’s being extremely poignant as he spoke through his virtual avatar. "I think the worst publishing advice I ever recieved was allowing myself to be made into an avatar for this video." All eyes were on the Hall of Fame videos, which were the highlight of the ceremony.

Anyone in digital media understands the challenges of working in an ever-changing medium. min’s Best of the Web awards represent the increased significance in and celebration of recognition by others who are fighting the same online battles. 

Keep reading for the complete list of  winners and honorable mentions, including our Digital Hall of Fame Inductees and their hilarious and insightful videos.

Fran Hauser, People Group Digital Jason Kint, CBSSports.com Caroline Little, Washingtonpost. Newsweek Interactive
Jamie Pallot, CondeNet Stephen Saunders, TechWeb
View Fran’s Video 
View Jason’s Video  View Caroline’s Video  View Jamie’s Video  View Stephen’s Video


Advertiser Program                                                              

    Vogue Magazine for ShopVogue.TV

Honerable Mentions:

  • Automotive News/J.D. Byrider Open House Sponsorship
  • Flip.com for The Nike Team Challenge – A Trip of a Lifetime
  • PC Magazine for 24 Hours with the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet
  • Slate Magazine / Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive for Fix the Fray, Sponsored by Cisco
  • The Knot Inc. for Estee Lauder ‘Beautiful’ Campaign

Blog/s and/or Videologs

     Foreign Policy for Passport, a Blog by the Editors of Foreign Policy

Honorable Mentions:

  • Bravo Media – Bravo TV Blogs
  • EW.com for PopWatch Blog
  • New York Media for nymag.com’s Vulture
  • PC Magazine for GoodCleanTech.com
  • Variety – Scribe Blog

Community/Social Networking

    TV Guide Online
    Penton Media, Inc. for Reel-Exchange.com

Honorable Mentions:

  • BusinessWeek for B-School Channel/Phil Mintz and team
  • CondéNet for Community Features on Epicurious.com
  • CondéNet for Flip.com
  • Penton Media, Inc. for Reel-Exchange.com
  • TV Guide Online


    Condé Nast Publications for Portfolio.com
    Penton Media, Inc. for Reel-Exchange.com

Honorable Mentions:

  • Eldr.com
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. for ELLE.com
  • Hanley Wood Business Media for ARCHITECT Online
  • Jobson Medical Information LLC for VisionMonday.com
  • The Magazine Group for CDW’s BizTech


    Wired Media Condé Nast for The WIRED Store Interactive Website

Honorable Mentions:

  • Instyle.com for In Style Shopping
  • Meredith New Media for eCRM Email Strategy

Email Newsletter/s

    Instyle.com for Newsletters
    Penton Media for Broadcast Engineering’s E-Newsletter Family

Honorable Mentions:

  • EW.com’s What to Watch Newsletter
  • IEEE Spectrum Online’s Spectrum Tech Alert
  • Jobson Medical Information’s VMail Extra
  • New York Media for nymag.com’s Agenda

Integration with Print

    Newsweek for "Voices of the Fallen"

Honorable Mentions:

  • New York Media for New York magazine and nymag.com’s Web Video Package
  • Parade.com for What People Earn
  • Popular Science for PPX, the PopSci Predictions Exchange
  • Wired Media Conde Nast for Xerox Custom Cover Project
  • Women’s Health Magazine for 100 Best Packaged Foods for Women

Marketing Campaign

     The Knot Inc. for The Nest Marriage Invader Game
     Everything Channel for Channelweb Launch

Honorable Mentions:

  • CSTV, Sirius, All-State, Coca-Cola for GameTracker
  • Jobson Medical Information LLC for VisionMonday.com Ad Campaign
  • Unilever for ViveMejor.com Hispanic Platform

Microsite/Custom Website

    Rodale for Nissan: Master the Shift

Honorable Mentions:

  • New Equipment Digest for Industrial Product Demos.com
  • Popular Science – PPX, the PopSci Predictions Exchange

Mobile Application

    Instyle.com for In Style Mobile

Honorable Mentions:

  • Quattro Wireless for Playboy
  • TheStreet.com

New Site

        Hearst Digital Media for The DailyGreen.com

Honorable Mentions:

  • Down East: Maine at its Best for Down East.com
  • Meredith Corporation for TravelMeredith.com
  • SmartMoney for smSmallBiz.com

Podcast or Vodcast

NewYorker.com for New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Honorable Mentions:

  • 1UP Network’s 1Up Show
  • BusinessWeek podcast series/ Jim Ellis
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. for ELLE.com
  • Meredith Corporation for Parents Magazine Podcast


Premium site

    Meredith New Media for Decorating Inspiration
    Institutional Investor News for Total Securitization

Honorable Mentions:

  • Penton Media for WardsAuto.com
  • TheStreet.com for Real Money Silver


    Meredith Interactive for BHG.com
    Penton Media for Remix Hotel Site Integration

Honorable Mentions:

  • CondéNet for Epicurious.com
  • domino magazine for dominomag.com site relaunch
  • Dwell.com
  • Entertainment Weekly for EW.com Site Redesign
  • Everything Channel for Channelweb Redesign/Relaunch
  • Hearst Digital Media for Esquire.com Relaunch
  • MSP TechMedia for ibmsystemsmag.com
  • NewYorker.com

Special Online Coverage

    Bicycling Magazine for Online Coverage of the Tour de France

Honorable Mentions:

  • BusinessWeek for Credit Cards on Campus/Jessica Silver-Greenberg
  • EW.com for "American Idol" Special Coverage
  • PC Magazine for 2007 CES Coverage
  • Penton Media for WardsAuto.com
  • The Knot Inc. for BridesDecide.com a political niche site

Uses of Interactivity

    Condé Nast Publications – Portfolio.com

Honorable Mentions:

  • CondéNet for Flip.com
  • MRM Worldwide for Intel: Consumer Chips Campaign
  • Runner’s World Magazine for Online Training Log
  • SíTV.com for Verizon Wireless: Beonvcast.com
  • YogaJournal.com Sequence Builder

Video: Magazine-Branded Show

    People.com for What You Missed Over the Weekend

Honorable Mentions:

  • Cosmopolitan.com for Cosmo Celebrity TV
  • domino magazine for The Adventuress Video Series
  • Newsweek for "The Runthrough" with Jon Meacham
  • The Knot Inc. for Fashion Report

Video: Overall use of video on site

    SmartMoney for SmartMoney TV
    Hanley Wood Business Media for Hanley Wood’s BuildTV

Honorable Mentions:

  • CondéNet for Epicurious.com
  • MensHealth.com for Men’s Health TV
  • MRM Worldwide for Intel: Hard Meets Soft
  • PC World Communications

Virtual Tradeshow

    Everything Channel for Everything Channel for Channel eVent – Selling to the Mid-Market

Honorable Mention:

  • PC Magazine for PCMagCast Mobility Technology Online Expo

Top Digital People

   Online Editors
   David Morrow, TheStreet.com
   Cynthia Wisehart, Penton Media

   Sales Producer/online
   Christine deMaio, CondéNet

   Web Designer
   Scher Foord , People.com

Team of the Year


Web design winner People.com’s Scher Foord and min’s digital editor Steve Smith

min E-I-C Steve Cohn and Steve Lacy, CEO of Meredith

Rodale’s Dean Fiorino, Eric Goeres and Jay Ehrlich

min E-I-C Steve Cohn and HOF Inductee CondeNet’s Jaime Pallot

Emcee Simon Cox from 1Up Network and InStyle.com’s Gail Clickman Horwood