Semaphore Partners Announces Push Honorees



Averill Ogden
Semaphore Partners


Showcase celebrates Google,, and Knoll’s A3i for interactive innovation

San Francisco, CA – November 18, 2003
Today Semaphore Partners announced honorees for PUSH: An Innovation Showcase to be featured at the Webby Business Awards. PUSH recognizes significant interactive innovation and celebrates businesses that are creating new experiences and new markets online.

PUSH selected Google,, and Knoll’s A3i site as forward-looking approaches that are pushing interactivity toward greater business potential.

PUSH represents companies that are defining the next evolution of the Internet. The honorees have delivered new tools and experiences that will fundamentally change the way people buy and sell,” said Steve Weinswig, President and CEO, Semaphore Partners. “These businesses are not only redefining themselves, their innovations are setting new standards for customer expectations online.”

Semaphore Partners, Publicis’ premier provider of interactive services,
conceives new approaches to connect companies with their customers.
Semaphore Partners develops interactive sites and marketing programs for clients including Continental Airlines,
General Motors, and Schering-Plough.

Google is honored not only for its revolution of search but its success in transforming a near-commodity into a multi-faceted business. is celebrated for developing a virtual community that behaves like the real world, permanently altering our expectation of immersive interactive experiences. gives marketers the power to observe consumers and consumers the opportunity to play with products. Knoll’s A3i site invigorates interactive product display and sets the stage for future market potential through adaptation to multiple mobile devices and even projection into offices in a hologram format.

PUSH: An Innovation Showcase honorees will be celebrated December 9th in San Francisco at a benefit reception in conjunction with the Webby Business Awards. Honorees were chosen from hundreds of submissions and evaluated by a panel of key industry influencers and Semaphore Partners representatives based up concept, execution, and potential for impact across strategic and creative elements. For further information, please visit:

About Semaphore Partners
Established in 1991, Semaphore Partners is an award-winning interactive services firm that designs and builds business-driven, customer-focused websites, supported by interactive media and marketing programs. Our focus is on innovation: we select and leverage the best emerging technologies, create distinctive experiences, and conceive new approaches to connect our clients with their customers. Semaphore Partners has a proven history of creating integrated interactive solutions that deliver measurable results for clients such as Behr Paints, General Motors, and Schering-Plough.

Semaphore Partners is a wholly-owned division of Publicis Groupe SA (NYSE: PUB), the world’s fourth largest marketing and communications holding company with over $4 billion in revenue and more than 35,000 employees in 109 countries. Semaphore Partners teams with our global network agencies including Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi as well as technology partners such as BEA, Intel, and Microsoft to better connect with customers through interactive media.