EMG Receives Double IMA Awards Recognition

November 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
IRVINE, CA – The accolades keep pouring in! Earthbound Media Group (EMG) was recently presented with two Outstanding Achievement awards at the 2007 Interactive Media Awards (IMAs). The second highest honor that the IMAs bestow, the Outstanding Achievement distinction was awarded to both the University of Southern California (USC) Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy website and the University of La Verne (ULV) Admissions video-based virtual tour.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the USC site scored an impressive 465 out of a possible 500 while the ULV virtual tour scored 477 out of 500. Both entered in the highly competitive “University” category, each project was evaluated on design, content, functionality, usability and standards compliance as well as cross-browser compatibility. The rigorous judging system makes the honor even more impressive and speaks to the tremendous quality of EMG’s work.

“I’m very proud the work we’ve done for USC and ULV is being recognized,” said EMG Principal and Executive Producer Dr. Blaine Behringer. “In the case of USC, we’ve worked with the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy for the past seven years on various marketing endeavors. It’s satisfying that we continue to deliver award-winning interactive products and sustain our commitment to excellence.”

Although the USC site and the ULV virtual tour are distinctly different projects, they both accomplish similar goals. By incorporating best practices in usability, creative and content development and interactive design, they have helped elevate the profile of each institution. Additionally, they’ve helped identify EMG as a leader in interactive marketing.

“We are thrilled that these projects are being recognized as innovative online experiences within the advertising industry,” Dr. Behringer continued. “It proves that EMG is raising the bar for online marketing in the Higher Education field and beyond.”

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About Earthbound Media Group
Earthbound Media Group (EMG) is a full-service creative communications agency. Driven by groundbreaking ideas, inspired design and forward thinking solutions, we work toward a common goal - to evolve and optimize the digital and visual landscape of our clients’ business operating, marketing and information technology endeavors. Filling the void in the traditional interactive, marketing and advertising industries, EMG offers a service-, solution- and industry-agnostic approach that rises above the labels of “marketing,” “interactive,” or “advertising.” EMG bridges the gap between marketing, IT and business strategy, making it a collaborative effort to improve return on investment and the bottom line.

About The Interactive Media Awards
The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards, establishing the judging system and providing the judges for the competition.