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Ryan & Company Wins Standard of Excellence Award in the Web Marketing Association's 1999 WebAward Web Site Competition

Press Release Dec 06, 1999

I am pleased to inform you that the May & Co. site Ryan and Company at and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre at have both been awarded the Standard of Excellence award in the 1999 WebAward Web Site Competition.

"Winners of the 1999 WebAwards represent some of the best interactive design shops and in-house corporate departments working to extend their brands to the Internet," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Marketing on the Internet is a competitive environment and simply being there is not enough. The WebAwards winners combined design, innovation and technology to meet specific marketing objectives. The WebAwards were created to highlight the individuals and companies leading the way in the creation of corporate Web sites that provide a well rounded experience for Internet users."

Other companies winning WebAwards in 1999 include:
Caught in the Web, Inc. of Canada
Channell Communications, Inc.
CircumStance Design
CKS Partners
Cole & Weber
Columbia TriStar Interactive
First Marketing Company
Genex Interactive
Modem Media.Poppe Tyson
NDC Group, Inc.
Phillips Business Information
Siegel & Gale
Studio Archetype
THINK New Ideas
web//connection of Hong Kong

The 1999 WebAwards competition format allows Web sites to compete head to head with other sites within their industry as well as against a standard of excellence. There are three award levels: Best of Industry, Outstanding Web Site and Standard of Excellence in addition to the Best of ShowWebAward. The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing the various relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters. The Competition's Web site is sponsored by Broadvision, iSyndicate, WebPromote, NetCreations, LinkExchange and PRNewswire.

The WebAwards competition is conducted by the Web Marketing Association, Inc. (WMA), an independent organization founded with the purpose of evaluating and recognizing the standard of excellence on the World Wide Web. Its Web site is located at

Contact: William Rice
President, Web Marketing Association, Inc.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing