Boise music resource Web site earns national award
(Note: Kevin McNeese is the son of ITD’s Mark McNeese, who recently traded his position as bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for Senior Transportation Planner in the Division of Planning.)
NewReleaseTuesday.com a Christian music, social and entertainment mega-site and part of the FrontGate Media group, has been recognized with the 2009 WebAward for Standard of Excellence in Web Development in the Faith-based category.
The annual competition, now in its 13th year, welcomed more than 2,000 entries in about 96 categories and from 45 countries. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.
Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best Web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to accept this recognition as a leader in our category alongside Joel Osteen Ministries, Beliefnet, OurPrayer, EO Tours, New England Province Of Jesuits, Precious Girls Club and Guideposts,” says Kevin McNeese, founder of NewReleaseTuesday.com.
This prestigious award comes during an exciting time for NRT, which continues to see record growth and innovation. September 2009 posted the highest traffic yet for the site, with just under 150,000 visitors and 533,000 page views, a visitor increase of 70 percent over 2008 and an astonishing 560 percent since 2007.
“This is a well-deserved reward for the NewReleaseTuesday.com team. NRT is an integral part of what makes FrontGate Media the No. 1 pop-culture audience in the faith-based market.” states Scott A. Shuford, CEO of FrontGate Media.