Canon a Hitwise Online Performance Award Winner

Canon has been announced as the #1 website in the Entertainment – Photography industry for 2008, according to the latest Hitwise Online Performance Awards program.

The annual Hitwise Online Performance Awards recognise excellence in online performance through public popularity, awarding websites in over 100 industries.

Results of the Hitwise Online Performance Awards are based on the Internet usage of approximately 3 million Australian Internet users visiting over 134,000 Australian websites. Winners are those who received the greatest market share of visits throughout 2008 in their online industry.

Michael Walmsley, Hitwise General Manager of Competitive Intelligence and Search Marketing Services said, “With the dynamics of online marketing continually evolving, the online success of Canon during 2008 is an incredible achievement. Receiving a Hitwise Online Performance Award acknowledges that Canon is amongst the most popular websites visited by Australian Internet users, signifying the strength of their online marketing”.

Michael Vinter, head of Digital Strategy at Canon said, ”We are excited to have won this award for the fourth year in a row. It shows that our efforts to continually improve the usability of the website are making gains. We have even more improvements planned for 2009 to further enhance the online experience for all our customers and visitors. We hope to keep improving on these results.”

The Entertainment – Photography category lists any websites related to photography, including tips for amateur photographers, online camera shops and photo galleries. Canon also won the award in this category in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

About Canon

Canon Australia is a leading provider of advanced, simple-to-use imaging solutions for businesses and consumers. Canon’s Australian R&D company, CiSRA, develops customised solutions for local customers, and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-three US patent recipients for the past 17 years, and had global revenues of around $US45 billion in 2008. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit

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