April 16, 2007 08:30 ET

Bay Area Interactive Group Receives "Official Honoree" Distinction for the 11th Annual Webby Awards Recognized by Top International Honor for the Web

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today recognized Bay Area Interactive Group ( as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement. The work is produced and managed by SolutionSet, The Brand Technology Company, headquartered in Palo Alto with offices in San Francisco.

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "The Official Honoree selection of BIG is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

BIG, a non-profit professional association dedicated to championing innovation in digital marketing, is formed of the best brand marketers, publishers and agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. "Our agency is deeply honored to have played a part in marketing BIG from the web outward," said Robert Balmaseda, partner at SolutionSet. "We are proud to support such a kinetic organization."

Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide. BIG was judged to be in the top 15% of all entries, an honor which earned the Official Honoree distinction.

About BIG:

BIG (Bay Area Interactive Group) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to championing innovation in digital marketing to brand marketers, publishers and agencies through educational, networking, and association events. Find out more at

About SolutionSet:

SolutionSet is an agency that combines user-centered creative and leading-edge technology to deliver the next new thinking in web development, digital marketing, and brand experience. See them in Palo Alto, San Francisco, or at

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