EarlySail project “Official Honouree in the prestigious, world-wide 2008 Webby Awards for excellence in websites

April 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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EarlySail is proud to announce that a project it delivered for one of its key customers, the REA Group, has been named an “Official Honouree in the prestigious, world-wide 2008 Webby Awards for excellence in websites

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property.com.au, the Australian real estate website where the REA Group (ASX: REA, realestate.com.au Ltd and its subsidiaries) tests innovative new technologies and design, has been named an Official Honouree in the prestigious, world-wide 2008 Webby Awards for excellence in websites. It is the only Australian real estate website and one of the very few Australian websites of any kind to be given this distinction.

The “Oscars of the Internet” is what The New York Times called the Webbys.

Harvey Weinstein, Jamie Oliver, David Bowie, Arianna Huffington, father of the internet Vinton Cerf and others from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences selected the Award Honourees, and they will select the winners from among the 8,000 entries from 60 countries.

David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards, said:

“property.com.au’s Official Honouree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators at the REA Group.

Shaun Di Gregorio, General Manager, Asia Pacific of the REA Group said:

The Webby Awards have honoured our commitment to driving leads to agents and to serving real estate consumers through the use of innovative design and technology. One sign of our dedication to agents is that we put their listings on the award-winning property.com.au at absolutely no charge.

Simon Baker, CEO and Managing Director of the REA Group said:

We apply the lessons we learn from this beta site to our largest website, realestate.com.au, and to the other 18 sites we operate around the world.

The real estate website was selected for this distinction from among the more than 8,000 entries. Fewer than 15 percent of all entries were good enough to be named Official Honourees.

property.com.au is still in the running to win the Webby Award itself when final winners are announced on May 6, 2008. The other Official Honourees in the 2008 Webby Awards real estate category are:

Coldwell Banker Commercial

Corcoran Group Real Estate

Foundry III

NYTimes.com Real Estate

One New Change

Piccadilly Lights

Pug – The People’s Choice Awards 2007

The Rob Clark

World Trade Center

Yahoo! Real Estate