Mercury Wins at 2010 W3 Awards

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Mercury New Media wins Silver in the Broadcasting Website category in the 2010 W3 Award competition for its work for WPDS – TV Channel 14. Mercury New Media is pleased to add increased recognition to such a valued client.

WPDS-TV Channel 14, Pinellas County Schools’ television station, is a FCC licensed station broadcasting and cablecasting original, locally produced programming and instructional programs from various national sources on local cable systems. The station provides international award winning programming on 24/7/365 to more than 900,000 homes in Pinellas County. Channel 14’s broadcast schedule is anchored by solid educational, instructional and entertainment programming designed to provide an alternative to regular network television.

The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, marketing programs, and video work created for the web. The W³ Awards is the first major web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between.  In its fifth year the W³ Awards received over 3,000 entries from Ad agencies, Public Relations Firms, Interactive Agencies, In-house creative professionals, Web Designers, Graphic designers and Web Enthusiasts. The W³ is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, Brandweek, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO, Monster.com, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!. In determining winners, entries are judged based on a standard of excellence and scored on a ten point scale by the judges.

For additional information, contact Melissa Inama at (813) 933-9800 ext. 2422.

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