DALLAS, April 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rocket Red, a Dallas-based marketing and digital interactive agency, has been named as an Official Honoree by the 16th Annual Webby Awards for the creative design and development of a website for The George W. Bush Presidential Center in the Education category. The honored site, theglobalreportcard.org, was recognized as an honoree from a field of more than 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries.

"It is an honor to be recognized in this category, especially for the efforts of our team who collaborated closely with the Bush Institute's Education Reform leaders to bring awareness to the educational performance of U.S. students against their international peers and competitors," stated Gayden Day, President, Rocket Red. "With fewer than 15% of the 10,000 entries submitted distinguished as an Official Honoree, we are thrilled for our work to have been cited and for our client's research and advocacy efforts to be amplified through this recognition."

The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award winners and honorees, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, creators of the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds.

Elizabeth Bashara-Webb, PR Director
972.776.0022 | Elizabeth@rocketred.com
 

About Rocket Red

Rocket Red is a full-service, HUB-certified, woman-owned advertising, marketing and digital interactive agency specializing in a consultative strategic approach to its clients' work and relationships. Rocket Red specializes in the ability to listen, discern and develop strategies that ensure the development of authentic, trusted relationships to engage and connect the audience with the brand. From public service, technology, aerospace, energy and non-profit organizations, Rocket Red's efforts always begin with defining a strategic plan. For additional information, visit www.gorocketred.com.

About The Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, The 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, BuzzFeed, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media

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