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Min's 2008 Best of the Web Winners

Monday, April 14, 2008

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 for best mobile application. Other awards went to the best new site The (Hearst Digital Media) and's "Voices of the Fallen" for best integration with print. Carl Sullivan, the news editor for 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, 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 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,, 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, 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
  • 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
  • for PopWatch Blog
  • New York Media for's Vulture
  • PC Magazine for
  • Variety – Scribe Blog

Community/Social Networking

    TV Guide Online
    Penton Media, Inc. for

Honorable Mentions:

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


    Condé Nast Publications for
    Penton Media, Inc. for

Honorable Mentions:

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


    Wired Media Condé Nast for The WIRED Store Interactive Website

Honorable Mentions:

  • for In Style Shopping
  • Meredith New Media for eCRM Email Strategy

Email Newsletter/s

WINNERS: for Newsletters
    Penton Media for Broadcast Engineering's E-Newsletter Family

Honorable Mentions:

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

Integration with Print

    Newsweek for "Voices of the Fallen"

Honorable Mentions:

  • New York Media for New York magazine and's Web Video Package
  • 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 Ad Campaign
  • Unilever for Hispanic Platform

Microsite/Custom Website

    Rodale for Nissan: Master the Shift

Honorable Mentions:

  • New Equipment Digest for Industrial Product
  • Popular Science - PPX, the PopSci Predictions Exchange

Mobile Application

WINNER: for In Style Mobile

Honorable Mentions:

  • Quattro Wireless for Playboy

New Site

        Hearst Digital Media for The

Honorable Mentions:

  • Down East: Maine at its Best for Down
  • Meredith Corporation for
  • SmartMoney for

Podcast or Vodcast

WINNER for New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Honorable Mentions:

  • 1UP Network’s 1Up Show
  • BusinessWeek podcast series/ Jim Ellis
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. for
  • 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
  • for Real Money Silver


    Meredith Interactive for
    Penton Media for Remix Hotel Site Integration

Honorable Mentions:

  • CondéNet for
  • domino magazine for site relaunch
  • Entertainment Weekly for Site Redesign
  • Everything Channel for Channelweb Redesign/Relaunch
  • Hearst Digital Media for Relaunch
  • MSP TechMedia for

Special Online Coverage

    Bicycling Magazine for Online Coverage of the Tour de France

Honorable Mentions:

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

Uses of Interactivity

    Condé Nast Publications -

Honorable Mentions:

  • CondéNet for
  • MRM Worldwide for Intel: Consumer Chips Campaign
  • Runner's World Magazine for Online Training Log
  • Sí for Verizon Wireless:
  • Sequence Builder

Video: Magazine-Branded Show

WINNER: for What You Missed Over the Weekend

Honorable Mentions:

  • 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
  • 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,
   Cynthia Wisehart, Penton Media

   Sales Producer/online
   Christine deMaio, CondéNet

   Web Designer
   Scher Foord ,

Team of the Year

Web design winner'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's Gail Clickman Horwood

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