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Dubai online agency ranks in world's top 10

Arc Dubai, a division of Leo Burneet Worldwide, scoops three awards for interactive media work.

Arc Worldwide in Dubai has landed three gongs in the international Interactive Media Awards (IMA).

The New York-based awards recognise the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and are judged by executives from American Express, Conde Nast Publications, Microsoft, the New York Times, Ogilvy & Mather, Time Warner Inc. and Verizon Business.

Arc Dubai, which is a division of Leo Burnett Worldwide, was named as one of the top 10 global agencies in 2006. It was one of only two non-American firms in the top 10.

Raja Sowan, managing director of Arc Dubai, was delighted at the company's achievement, stating: "This award is a reflection of the commitment we have made to our clients to create the most groundbreaking interactive communication strategies that fully illustrate our clients' image and products. As part of Leo Burnett Worldwide, we have the opportunity to fully integrate our communication strategies and deliver total communication solutions to all our clients in the region."

As well as placing Arc Dubai in the list of the world's best ten agencies, it also recognised the company for three outstanding web sites:

The Sony High Definition TV website,

, was named Best in Class - Computer Hardware and Best in Class - Retail.

The Procter & Gamble Herbal Essences website,

, was recognised for Outstanding Achievement - Fashion/Style.

And the General Motors' GMC Yukon vehicle,

, was named Best in Class - Retail.