The Jacksonville Jaguars' Internet Web site won a national award as "Best of Show", the top honor at the first annual @d:tech Awards Ceremony in Chicago last night.
The Jaguars' web site, which was developed by Continental Cablevision and RAMWORKS, is one of the most popular and technologically advanced sites in the country, and was the first NFL team site to offer cable modem content. In the month of January, when the Jaguars were making their playoff run, the web site recorded more than one million pages viewed and 54,000 separate visits as audited by Neilsen¹s I/Pro.
"We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious award from @d:tech," said Bruce Swindell, director of information systems for the Jaguars. "Our goal, and the goal of Continental Cablevison and Ramworks, from the onset was to push technology to the limit on our site and become the best sports site on the web. This award, in onjunction with recognition by PC Magazine as one of the top 100 web sites in the world, proves that we have achieved this goal. In the next year, we plan to continue to enrich our site with new technologies and content to further entertain and provide timely information about the team to our fans."
The @d:tech Awards were established to recognize innovation and excellence in interactive marketing and advertising.
The Jaguars unveiled their web site last August 18, and seven weeks later it was selected as one of the top 100 web sites in the world by PC Magazine, alongside sites from NASA, the Library of Congress, Microsoft, National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal. In fact, the Jaguars' web site was the only sports team or sports organization to be selected in the top 100. In November, USA Today named jaguars.com one of its Top Sites of the Week.