Receives Small Business Standard of Excellence Award From the Web Marketing Association

Sacramento, California (PRESS RELEASE – October 18, 2010) –, a website specializing in smart marketing templates for small to medium businesses, has received a Small Business Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association. The 2010 WebAwards professional competition honored organizations and their marketing agencies that achieved excellence in web development. partnered with Verite, Inc. to create the website and the Press Release Tutor, an interactive template that guides small businesses step-by-step through the process of creating professionally written press releases.

“This award validates how small businesses can benefit from easy to use, low cost tools to jumpstart their marketing efforts,” said Sue Watkins, founder of “Industry expert judges scrutinized more than 2,000 website entrants based on seven criteria, including design, content and ease of use, and specifically commented that we had a great site that was fast, informative and interactive.” launched in 2010, with the introduction of the Press Release Tutor, an interactive template that takes answers to basic questions about your business, and turns them into well-written press releases, instantly. For only $79.95 per release, the Press Release Tutor guides you through an interactive questionnaire to define key messages for your company and product/service offerings.

Tutor Tips provide advice on effective messaging fundamentals. Users can preview and select one of five announcement templates, and Press Release Tutor automatically generates a well-written press release draft. After some final review and editing, users can download their press release and distribute.

Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

To get more information on and the Press Release Tutor, visit Users can download free articles from the Smart Marketing Playbook article series, and subscribe to the blog, Smart Marketing Basics offering advice to small businesses.

About is a website specializing in smart marketing templates for small to medium businesses. Rather than using costly “trial and error” marketing tactics or expensive agencies, enables entrepreneurs and small business marketers to quickly create professional press releases and other marketing documents, without spending a lot of time and money up front. is designed to help the estimated 29 million small businesses in the United States start marketing their businesses fast.

About Verite

Founded in 1993, Verite is a leading digital communications agency that has built innovative integrated media solutions for some of the world’s leading companies including Intel, Novell, Omniture, Rio Tinto, Symantec, and more. Headquartered in Sandy, Utah, Verite, Inc. serves clients in Utah as well as nationally.

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