Annual Awards Honor Best-of-the-Best Niche Publishers from the 1000 Sites in the Mode Media Network

Silicon Valley, CA and New York, NY—April 22, 2009—Mode Media Corporation. (corp.mode.com), the #1 online vertical content network with more than 1,000 publishers and 6,000 editors and contributors worldwide and a comScore Media Metrix Top 15 Web property, today announced the winners of its annual Mode Media Publisher Network Awards, where readers and editors vote to recognize the best-of-the-best from among Glam’s network of more than 1,000 premium lifestyle blogs and websites. Winning blogs and sites from the Glam Publisher Network include: Temptalia; The Fashion Police; The Celebrity Café; Health Castle; Making It Lovely; The Purse Blog; Black and Married with Kids and Honest Baby.

“Mode Media is very proud to be working with such a talented group of publishers and we consider it an honor to recognize their achievements,” said Samir Arora, chairman and CEO of Mode Media. “Our annual awards are a great way to recognize the talented writers and publishers who offer such premium and targeted content on a daily basis for their readers”.

A live stream of posts on the Glam Network Awards is available at http://tnkr.in/u.  Tinker is a new service from Mode Media that aggregates a comprehensive social stream of any event into one embeddable widget. The embeddable widget is available for publishers at:  <iframe allowtransparency=”true” frameborder=”no”src=”http://www25.glam.com/module/tinker.php?id=477&mid=2052779&up_color=up_black&up_size=300×600” height=”600? width=”300?></iframe>.

Glam has helped hundreds of publishers build their businesses by allowing them to focus on creating original content and engaging with their audiences—while Mode Media provides publisher services with sophisticated advertising sales and technology, which attracted more than 1,000 of the world’s top brand advertisers in 2008 alone.

Mode Media Publisher Network Award winners include:

The Readers’ Choice Awards were voted on by Mode Media’s network with a reach of more than 52 million in the U.S. The winners are:

Best in Beauty: Temptalia, www.temptalia.com, MAC make up tips

Best in Fashion: The Fashion Police, www.thefashionpolice.net, fighting crimes of fashion

Best in Celebrity & Entertainment: The Celebrity Cafe, www.thecelebritycafe.com,  the internet’s longest running entertainment magazine

Best in Lifestyle: Health Castle, www.healthcastle.com, nutrition advice written by registered dietitians from the largest online nutrition community

Best in Living: Making It Lovely, http://makingitlovely.com/, transforming the so-so

Best in Shopping: The Purse Blog,  www.purseblog.com, authentic designer handbags and bag reviews

Best in Family: TIE: Black and Married with Kids, www.blackandmarriedwithkids.com, a blog about relationships, parenting, kids, romance, advice, Q&A, black families and life AND Honest Baby, www.honestbaby.com, a place where a community of parents feel that it is okay to tell your real stories, the good and the bad, without being judged

The Glam Choice Awards were voted on by Mode Media employees and editorial staff. The winners are:

Overall: Makeherup, www.makeherup.com, a site devoted to all things BEAUTY

Finalists: Jargol, Tia Williams – Shake Your Beauty, Specktra, Gizmodiva

Best Newcomer: Stylemaven, http://www.stylemaven.typepad.com/styleagenda/, your guide to shopping inspiration

Finalists: Yoga Baby, The Fashionable Bambino, Runway to Retail, Black and Married with Kids

Best Design: V Magazine, http://vmagazine.com/, a magazine about fashion with a capital F and all the things that go with it

Finalists: Apartment Therapy, Making it Lovely, Factio-Magazine, Premiere Shoppers

Best Use of Photography: Chubby Hubby, http://www.chubbyhubby.net/blog/, musings on food, wine, restaurants and marriage

Finalists: Cup of Jo, Hostess with the Mostess, The Food Channel, Design Milk

Most Creative: Fafarazzi, www.fafarazzi.com, entertainment games for you and friends

Finalists: Fashion Junkie, The Shoe Goddess, What’s Haute, Weelicious

Most Humorous: Guanabee, http://guanabee.com, gossip, media, culture and lifestyle for Latinos

Finalists: Allie is Wired, When Tara Met Blog

Best Tagline: Adventures in Stiletto Jungle, www.stilettojungleblog.com/, a shopping blog for fun, fashionable women who are long on style, but short on free time

Finalists:: Fete a Fete, The Style Observer, 55 Secret Street

About Mode Media

Mode Media is the pioneer and global leader of Vertical Content Networks, a revolutionary new media model that brings brand advertisers to targeted vertical audiences online on a large content network with massive reach. Glam recently launched Tinker.com, the first micro-blogging platform for people to find, follow, filter, create and share real-time conversations on events and breaking news. Tinker brings context, filters and curation to micro-blogging—and is the first safe monetization model for brand advertisers.

With a reach of 52 million unique monthly visitors in the US and 103 million uniques globally Mode Media is a comScore Top 15 Web property and a Top 10 AdWeek Display Ad Publisher.  Mode Media is backed by Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Hubetr Burda Media, Information Capital, GLG Partners, Mizuho Bank, and Walden Venture. Glam is headquartered in New York City, New York and Silicon Valley, California, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles, and internationally in London, Munich, Berlin and Tokyo.