HealthPricer receives significant international award for overall web site design.
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 3, 2008 – HealthPricer.com, the leading online health product merchandising network, has won The International Stevie Award for Best Overall Design in the Web Site Category in The 2008 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business.
Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala dinner on Monday, September 8, 2008 in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Primary sponsors for the event will be Dow Jones and IDA Ireland.
Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 1,700 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 30 countries. Organizations all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories from Best Multinational Company and Best New Product to Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Best Executive.
“Receiving this award truly puts HealthPricer on the world stage and we thank the judges and IBA for this recognition,” comments Michael I. Brown, President and CEO, HealthPricer Interactive. “We’re making phenomenal strides with HealthPricer and our syndicated service for partners, MarketPlace, that today reach over 30 million unique visitors every month. This international award is confirmation that our site(s) meet the needs for visitors looking to find detailed information about health products online.”
Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected International Stevie winners from among the Finalists, which were determined by volunteer judges around the world during two months of preliminary judging.
“Entries to the IBAs grew 65% this year and that illustrates the increasing importance of The International Business Awards worldwide,” said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. “We congratulate all of the Finalists and International Stevie Awards winners, and we look forward to honoring them for their achievements at our gala awards dinner in Dublin on September 8.”
Complete lists of honorees and other details are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/iba.
About The Stevie Awards:
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.
Global Sponsor of The 2008 International Business Awards is Dow Jones. Premier sponsor of the September 8 awards gala is IDA Ireland. Supporting Sponsors include BT Conferencing and Weber Shandwick UK. National Sponsors include the Korean Business Communicators Association and the Public Relations Society of India. Media Sponsors include CorpComms magazine and Berlin’s JazzRadio 101.9. Localization Partner for the 2008 IBAs is Lionbridge.
HealthPricer Interactive Limited (HPC) is a leading online product merchandising network, focusing on the premier search category: health. Led by a team of Internet and e-commerce veterans, the company has created the search industry’s first normalized health Consumer Packaged Goods database. This database forms the underlying foundation for its award winning vertical product search and comparison shopping site: https://healthpricer.com and five partner Marketplaces.
HealthPricer.com and the partner MarketPlaces deliver more precise results than general search engines, because the database categorization and search algorithms have been customized specifically for health products. That context-sensitive search is taken into account in working with trusted online health merchants. HealthPricer uses proprietary technologies to force merchant product information to conform to industry standard categorization and naming conventions. The HealthPricer search engine ensures hundreds of thousands of merchant offerings reflect the exact product names – connecting product browsing to buying in a more meaningful way.
Subsequently, the HealthPricer comparison shopping site is the most convenient way for consumers to search for and perform side-by-side comparisons of health Consumer Packaged Goods products based on price, brand and other health-related attributes. HealthPricer counts recent accolades from top health and online marketing associations to its credit, including 2007 Outstanding Web Site Award, W3 Award, WWW Health Award 2007, Platinum eHealthcare Leadership Award and the AltSearchEngines Top 100.
This optimized consumer shopping experience has reciprocal benefits to advertisers. The HealthPricer database monitors and collects information on the browsing and purchasing behavior of millions of consumers using the HealthPricer search engine. This business intelligence provides insight and more effective ways for manufacturers, merchants and health services to tie advertising to relevant search.