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Esquire.com and Seventeen.com Win MIN Editorial & Design Awards; MarieClaire.com Receives Honorable Mention


Hearst online properties earn recognition for excellence in editorial content and website design

New York, NY, November 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, today announced that Esquire.com and Seventeen.com were named winners in four categories of the MIN Editorial & Design Awards. MarieClaire.com also was chosen for an honorable mention in the competition.

The awards program recognizes excellence in content and design among consumer, business-to-business and specialized information media brands that provide their audiences with outstanding news, intelligence and industry insight.

“We are pleased and honored that these sites received top prizes in this competition,” said Mark Weinberg, vice president of programming and product strategy at Hearst Magazines Digital Media. “The recognition of great writing and reporting, design and video innovation is a terrific compliment for our sites and the talented teams that create them.”

The MIN Editorial & Design Awards were judged by a panel of editors, designers and consultants. Editorial awards were judged on factors such as quality of writing, source material, journalistic style, editorial voice and impact of article on and industry and/or readership, while all design awards were judged on aesthetics and packaging of illustration/art with editorial content.

Esquire.com, Seventeen.com and MarieClaire.com were recognized for the following achievements:

· Esquire.com / Feature Article: "On the Road with the Birthers" by John H. Richardson
· Esquire.com / Opinion-Commentary: "Is This the End of Tiger Woods?" by Charles P. Pierce
· Seventeen.com / Video: "Beauty Smarties"
· Seventeen.com / Redesign: Seventeen.com
· MarieClaire.com / Video: "The Fashion Diaries" (Honorable Mention)

MIN honored the winners and honorable mentions during an awards ceremony on November 8, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Hearst Magazines Digital Media
Launched in March 2006, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, is dedicated to creating and implementing the digital strategy for Hearst’s magazine brands and other sites which serve the company’s consumer audience. The unit has launched, re-launched or acquired 24 websites and 10 mobile sites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as digital-only sites such as Delish.com, a food site in partnership with MSN; TheDailyGreen.com; MisQuinceMag.com; RealBeauty.com; social shopping site Kaboodle.com; and consumer health site RealAge.com. Currently, Hearst Magazines has nine iPhone applications; all of its titles are available on the iPad via the Zinio application; and by the end of the year, the company expects to have at least 35 iPhone and iPad applications for its brands.

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