By Sven Larsen (@zemoga)
Sure, we love getting feedback from clients about what a great job we’re doing. And sure, it’s totally rewarding when we get a pat on the pack from our peers. But when you make the TIME Magazine List of the Top 50 Websites of 2010, that’s a special kind of recognition that keeps you smiling all day.
TIME rounded up the best of the web across 10 categories, from Music & Video to Health & Fitness. It was great seeing that some of our favorites made the list, sites like Vimeo, Etsy, Gilt Groupe (Creative Director Dan Licht’s guilty pleasure), and Tumblr.
We were proud to find The Daily Beast, Tina Brown’s hip news aggregator, among the heavy hitters in the News & Info category. Here’s what time had to say about The Beast:
As a news site, it’s something of a triple threat: a trendsetter, an insightful and analytical clearinghouse of events and ideas, and thanks to the thorough and easy-to-scan Cheat Sheet, quite the time saver.
Since The Daily Beast’s inception in October 2008, Zemoga has been involved every step of the way. We lent our expertise on everything from information architecture to branding, creating a unique and efficient way to display media content on a daily basis. We also helped monetize the venture by creating opportunities for valuable ad placement on the site. Zemoga also embraced the spirit of social media by introducing a Facebook Connect feature that allows readers to share content from The Daily Beast with their friends.
The Daily Beast is a powerhouse combination of brains and brawn, which makes the work we’ve done perfectly on-theme. Many thanks to the Daily Beast for allowing Zemoga to demonstrate the range of our capabilities, and thanks to TIME magazine for the acknowledgment!