Mediapost awarded Apple as the best marketer of the year 2006. Here's a snip:
Amid a formidable and growing cast of competitors, Apple has been pulling off this tricky soufflé with iron chef mastery. Steve Jobs has racked up an impressive list of feats since returning as CEO in 1996, and that list grew longer last year.
Our Marketer of the Year has defied predictions that it could not sustain the momentum of the iPod brand juggernaut, unleashed in 2001. The company's once-moribund Mac is making a comeback. Apple now boasts the world's fastest-growing retail chain. And it continues to unveil major new products and initiatives, while also feeding a steady stream of upgraded and expanded offerings into the marketplace.