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Best Mobile Websites and Best Mobile Apps of 2020 to be Named by Web Marketing Association

Boston, MA, August 05, 2020 –(– The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 9th annual international MobileWebAward competition. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding mobile Websites and mobile applications. The deadline for entry in the 2020 MobileWebAwards is September 30, 2020. The entry form for this award program can be found at

“If a company is not effectively using mobile to reach its audience, it’s dead in the water,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. “The goal of the MobileWebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective mobile Web sites and mobile apps on the Internet. Whether a responsive website, mobile-specific website or a mobile app, our expert judges will select the best offerings in 96 industries.”

The MobileWebAwards were judged on seven criteria seen as requirements for a success mobile website or mobile app. They include Creativity, Impact, Design, Content, Interactivity, Ease of use and Use of the medium. Each mobile website or mobile app entry is judged against other entries of the same format in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.

This year’s top awards will include:

– A “Best of Industry” MobileWebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.

– The competition’s highest honor, the 2020 MobileWebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one best mobile website and one best mobile app that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.

– The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.

– Each organization that wins 5 or more MobileWebAwards will be awarded an Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer trophy.

Last year’s top awards winners were:

NIC Maryland won Best of Show Mobile Website for A Better Maryland Interactive Web Site.

GEICO won Best of Show Mobile Application for GEICO Mobile.

TMP Worldwide was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2019 MobileWebAwards competition. They received 13 awards including Best Employment Mobile Website.

Two additional firms were recognized as Outstanding Mobile Developers for their work. They are the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and TMV Group.

Judging for the 2020 MobileWebAwards will take place in October and winners are expected to be announced in late December. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing mobile Websites – including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past WebAward judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as A&E Television Networks,, Beeby Clark+Meyler, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Comedy Central, Disney, Euro RSCG, Ford Motor Company, Ion Global, IBM, J. Walter Thompson, John Deere Company, New York Post Interactive, Organic, Inc., Refinery, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, SapientRazorfish, Sun Microsystems, Warner Bros. Online, Xerox and Website Magazine.

The 2020 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations:, iContact, and WebMaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

About the WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association’s 9th annual MobileWebAwards are based upon the success of its long running international WebAward Competition for Website Development and the Internet Advertising Competition. All Web Marketing Association award programs recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning entry.

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Web Marketing Association
William Rice
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Minerva Partners with A-LIVE to Power Virtual Concerts

San Jose, CA, August 04, 2020 –(– Minerva Networks announced today a partnership with A-LIVE ( to deliver an interactive video streaming experience for fans to enjoy live concerts remotely with their friends.

The new solution was successfully premiered on June 23 during a live concert featuring the artist Alex Braga. On the performance stage, Mr. Braga was surrounded by projection screens that continuously updated with selfies and texts contributed by the audience using Minerva’s Watch Together technology, thus creating a crowd-like atmosphere even though performing alone. Highlights of the experience enjoyed by fans are available here:

With the A-LIVE mobile app, fans can tap into the following features:

· Watch Together: Talk, chat, share sound effects and take group selfies while watching a live concert, and post on social media.
· Be on Stage: Contribute background visual and audio content to the performance, enabling fans to “see themselves on stage” and the artist to “feel” the crowd.
· Meet and Greet: After the performance, artists and fans can talk one-to-one and the conversation can be recorded for social sharing.

“In partnership with A-LIVE we have created a future-proof solution for musicians to deliver highly interactive performances that delight fans,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, Chief Innovation Officer at Minerva. “We believe our unique offering, combining a robust video streaming solution with an innovative social and commerce platform, will enable artists, promoters and rights owners worldwide to expand their reach and explore new monetization strategies.”

The A-LIVE service will power the delivery of the highly anticipated Heroes concert at the Arena in Verona, Italy on September 6, where 34 top Italian artists will perform live to benefit the COVID-19 Fund for Music (Tickets are available at TicketMaster, TicketOne, VivaTicket). Also, a concert featuring Lacuna Coil will be streamed exclusively on A-LIVE on September 11.

About Minerva Networks
Minerva is the leading provider of service management platforms for the delivery of advanced television services. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s solutions to power next-generation entertainment services. Minerva enables operators to transform their video offerings and deliver unique entertainment experiences anywhere and on any device. For more information, please visit

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Minerva Networks
Matt Cuson
(408) 567-9400
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