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Emerging Media Awards

Taco Fu and Chevycobaltlabs.com earn plaudits for Blockdot.


December 10, 2008 (Dallas, TX) – Dallas-based Blockdot won two awards at the 2008 Emerging Media Awards competition. The awards recognize Blockdot’s outstanding projects for Taco Bell and General Motors.

The Emerging Media Awards competition was created to celebrate the creative accomplishments of small and medium sized advertising agencies and other creative companies throughout the world. Over the last decade, the competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size.

The award-winning Blockdot projects are:

Taco Fu (Innovator Award)

With a push-the-fun/push-the-excitement theme that combines the Wild West and non-stop martial arts action, Taco Fu challenges game players to win battles and advance to higher rounds, where they can score prizes such as instant message icons or desktop wallpaper. The game is available on Blockdot’s gaming portal www.kewlbox.com and www.tacobell.com.

Chevycobaltlabs.com (Leader Award)

Chevycobaltabs.com, which aims to attract first-time auto buyers looking for a hip ride with great gas mileage, has raised the bar for automotive sites. With its fuel-injected fun and street cred image, the site entices users to participate in the Cobalt community for extended periods of time. Take Chevy Cobalt Labs for a spin by visiting www.chevycobaltlabs.com.

About Blockdot and Kewlbox.com

Blockdot, a Media General, Inc. company, is a leading producer and provider of casual games and company sponsored Advergames. Blockdot has created over 800 games for a broad range of leading brands and companies, including American Airlines, AT&T, General Motors, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, LEGO, Microsoft, Motorola, M&Ms, Nokia, Universal Pictures and Verizon. Millions of people play Blockdot games on its game site www.kewlbox.com, which consistently ranks as one of the Top 50 gaming portals on the Internet and is often used as the launching site for client Advergames.

More information on Advergaming can be found at www.blockdot.com.

Contact: Dan Ferguson




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