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Siesta Key Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 5 years ago earns top awards

Share has been recognized by Local Media Association, formerly Suburban Newspapers of America, for its high standards in social media, multimedia and online local community news.

The Local Media Association has awarded the Observer Media Group with "Best Overall Local News" for non-daily newspapers with a total circulation under 100,000 in its 2012 Local Community Web Site Contest

Among other awards, Observer Media Group also claimed:
• 1st place: Best Social Media Initiative
• 1st place: Best Local Community Initiative
• 1st place: Best Video Initiative

The class categories for the contest included:
• Dailies: With circulation over 40,000
• Dailies: With circulation under 40,000
• Non-dailies: With circulation over 100,000
• Non-dailies: With circulation under 100,000

Awards categories included:
• Best Local Community Web Site
• Best Site Architecture and Overall Design
• Best Social Media Initiative
• Best Employment Site/Vertical 
• Best Local Community Initiative
• Best Advertising Initiative
• Best Use of Multimedia
• Best Overall Local News Site
• Best Site to Buy or Sell Merchandise

Local Media Association is a professional trade association serving the suburban and community newspaper industry. It's membership includes 2,000 newspapers in the United States and Canada.

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