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23RD ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS ADVERTISING, MEDIA & PR NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
BBDO NEW YORK, MCCANN NEW YORK, R/GA, WIEDEN+KENNEDY, AND TBWAMEDIA ARTS LAB AMONG THOSE NOMINATED AGENCIES IN CONTENTION FOR WEBBY AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Voting for People’s Voice Awards Kicks Off Today at http://vote.webbyawards.com
NEW YORK, April 2, 2019 – The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) today announced the Nominees for the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Among those recognized this year in the Advertising, Media & PR categories are BBDO New York, McCann New York, R/GA, Wieden+Kennedy, HAKUHODO i-studio Inc., Deutsch, Droga5, Annex88, Dept, Heimat Werbeagentur, Work&Co, and 72andSunny.
All Nominees are eligible to win the Internet industry’s two most prestigious awards: The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by Internet fans around the world at http://vote.webbyawards.com. Voting for the Webby People’s Voice Awards is open now until Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PT).
Leading the nominees are BBDO New York with 23 nominations. They are joined by McCann New York (14 nominations), Wieden+Kennedy (13 nominations), R/GA (12 nominations), TBWAMedia Arts Lab (11 nominations), Basic Agency (8 nominations), Edelman (8 nominations), Moxie Communications (8 nominations), and MediaMonks (6 nominations).
“Every year we’re blown away by continued innovation within the advertising and media industry,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This year’s Nominees made some of the most inspiring campaigns we’ve seen so far—with creative approaches to tackle the global challenges, highlight technological progress around the world, or simply to captivate the minds of consumers. We are thrilled to honor their contributions and achievements.”
Some of the most noteworthy marketing campaigns combined incredible creative concepts with the innovative use of tech and media platforms to develop memorable and effective advertising experiences. Nominees include Nike Shanghai Never Done Shop (AKQA Shanghai), Unravel van Gogh (Dept), The Indoor Generation (&Co./NoA), Whopper Neutrality (David the Agency), Dilly Dilly (Wieden+Kennedy), MedMen – The New Normal (Mekanism), HORNBACH “Room of Silence, Giving Toilets a Voice” (Heimat Werbeagentur GmbH), Big Bell (Deutsch), adidas Originals SHPTLKS (Annex88), IHOb (Droga5), Jordan Brand: Air Jordan XI Concord (Laundry Service), #sitesinunderanhour (Juniper Park/TBWA), Stop your boobs playing their own game (The Monkeys), New York Public Library Insta Novels (Mother New York), and Apple Welcome Home (TBWA/Media Arts Lab).
With brands more focused than ever before on taking a stand and aligning with social good, The Webbys saw myriad corporate social responsibility campaigns drawing attention to pressing issues, including Nominees: Corazon – Give Your Heart (JohnXHannes New York), #DefyTheName (BBDO New York), Dear Future Dads (Virtue), Roo (Work&Co), Uncensored Playlist (MediaMonks), @SeeLikeMenna (Saatchi & Saatchi), Treatment Box (m ss ng p eces), and The Most Vicious Cycle (McCann NY).
This year The Webby Awards announced a category dedicated to honoring work created by advertising students. With their innate digital dexterity and fresh perspective, young people are often setting new benchmarks for creativity and pushing the boundaries of innovation. Nominees include: The Portfolio Apartment (Alexander & Christian), The Deported: Life Beyond the Border (JOVRNALISM), Apple: Saving Smiles and HoriznStudios: The World Exploring Suitcase (Miami Ad School Europe GmbH), and Reality Check: Choose Your News (University of California Berkeley).
Academy judges including GE CMO Linda Boff, DDB Worldwide CEO Wendy Clark, 360i President Abbey Klaassen, BBDO New York CCO Greg Hahn, The Martin Agency CEO Kristen Cavallo, JPMorgan Chase CMO Kristn Lemkau, Droga5 Founder and Creative Chairman David Droga, and Wieden+Kennedy Co-President Colleen Decourcy select the Webby Winners each year.
Winners for The 23rd Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and celebrated at a star-studded Awards Show hosted by actress and comedian Jenny Slate on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Cipriani Wall Street. Fans can follow the action and watch show highlights, special moments, and hallmark 5-Word Speeches from the night’s big Winners, at 7:00 pm ET on Monday, May 13, at #Webbys on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The Webby Awards received 13,000 entries from 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. From the thousands of global entries submitted, fewer than 10% were selected as Nominees.
EY provides vote tabulation consulting for The Webby Awards. For a complete list of Nominees and to vote for the People’s Voice Awards, please visit http://vote.webbyawards.com
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube, WP Engine, EY, YouGov, Vitamin T, WNYC Studios, Fast Company, ESA, Product Hunt, and Social Media Week.