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The 2022 Webby Tech Industry Index

The tech industry has always been at the center of creative ingenuity online. Companies have evolved from developing search engines like Google Search, to social networks of AOL and Instagram, to building new experiences through immersive technology and Web3. Even more, creatives at tech companies around the world are rethinking their impact, favoring innovation that is sustainable and responsible. While the tech industry undergoes many changes, one thing remains constant: companies’ commitment to making great work.  

The 4th Annual Tech Industry Index is a roundup of the five tech companies creating the world’s best digital work. Ranked in order, the index highlights the companies with the most success in the 26th Annual Webby Awards, across wins, nominations and honors. Additionally, we’ve highlighted a few pieces of work by each. created the year’s best, and most innovative storytelling. These five teams are shaping the nexus of technology and creativity. 

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Apple absolutely stole the show during the 26th Annual Webby Awards. They received the most recognition of every company that entered, with 27 wins, 16 nominations and 10 honors in the competition
  • Apple performed well across our Apps and Software categories with their iconic products like Apple Card, Apple Pay and Apple Fitness. Their internal marketing team was also recognized for their work across Podcasts and Newsletters. 
  • We witnessed an uptick in advertising and digital marketing entries, including Time to Have Hulu Campaign to Lenovo’s Get Got by a Gran.

 

BEHIND THE RANKS:

1. Apple

One of the world’s largest and most influential tech companies, Apple has created culture-shifting products since 1976. From computers and smartphones, to wearables, to financial products, the company has cemented their footprint as a leader in innovation. 

Apple absolutely stole the show during the 26th Annual Webby Awards, with 27 wins, 16 nominations and 10 honors in the competition. They racked up the most Webby Award wins, People’s Voice wins, nominations and honors, beating every company that entered. Stand out projects include its world-class products, Apple Card, Apple Pay and Apple Fitness. On the marketing front, the company’s in-house marketing team, and dedicated agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab, earned recognition across our Social, Podcast and Advertising categories. See some of Apple’s award-winning work below.

A Few Winning Projects

Believe in Ted Lasso
1/9

Believe in Ted Lasso

Apple Wallet
2/9

Apple Wallet

Apple Fitness
3/9

Apple Fitness

Apple Card
4/9

Apple Card

Apple Pay
5/9

Apple Pay

iPhone 13 Pro
6/9

iPhone 13 Pro

Apple Music
7/9

Apple Music

Apple Fitness+ Newsletters
8/9

Apple Fitness+ Newsletters

Apple TV+ - Ted Lasso - Toast Me
9/9

Apple TV+ - Ted Lasso - Toast Me

BREAKING DOWN THE WINS

  • Believe In Ted Lasso
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Best Social Community Building and Engagement 2022 Winner for Humor in Social 
  • Apple TV+ Fitness
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Connected Products & Wearables in Apps and Software
    2022 Nominee for Health & Fitness in Apps and Software 
  • Apple Wallet
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Financial Services/Banking in Websites and Mobile Sites
  • Apple Fitness+ Newsletters
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Health, Wellness & Lifestyle in Websites and Mobile Sites 
  • Apple Card
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Financial Services/Banking in Apps and Software 
  • Apple Pay
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for E-Commerce in Apps and Software 
  • iPhone 13 Pro
    2022 Winner for Best Practices in Websites and Mobile Sites
    2022 People’s Voice Winner for Best Visual Design in Websites and Mobile Sites 
  • Apple Music
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Best User Experience in Apps and Software
    2022 Nominee for Best Streaming Service in Apps and Software 
  • Apple TV+ – Ted Lasso – Toast Me
    2022 Winner for Celebrity/Fan in Social

View their full list of Webby Award-winning work here and here.

BEHIND THE RANKS:

2. Electronic Arts (EA)

EA is a well-known and celebrated studio that is the genius behind household games like Apex Legends, The Sims, Madden, and FIFA. They are a renowned leader in creating digital and gaming experiences driven by a passion for giving users innovative and immersive gameplay. Here are some of the games that we honored last year. It Takes Two was EA’s standout project. A striking take on the classic model of two-player games, it is a genre-bending adventure that follows two humans who have turned into dolls via magic. See some of EA’s award-winning work below. 

A Few Winning Projects

It Takes Two
1/4

It Takes Two

Lost in Random
2/4

Lost in Random

FIFA 22 Challenge
3/4

FIFA 22 Challenge

Knockout City
4/4

Knockout City

BREAKING DOWN THE WINS

View their full list of Webby Award-winning work here

 

BEHIND THE RANKS:

3. Lenovo

Lenovo is a Fortune Global 500 technology company that is shaping computing intelligence to create a better world. With the world’s widest portfolio of tech products, they create products, solutions, software and services that individuals, communities, businesses and populations need to fulfill their potential. 

Lenovo’s purpose-driven project, MLKonMLK, swept our categories in Virtual & Remote and Advertising, Media & PR. The educational experience uses a combination of augmented, virtual and mixed reality to let viewers watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, on the 955 streets in the US that bear the civil rights leader’s name. 

The Winning Projects

MLK on MLK
1/2

MLK on MLK

The Get Got By a Gran Challenge
2/2

The Get Got By a Gran Challenge

BREAKING DOWN THE WINS

  • MLKonMLK
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Best Installation or Experience in Virtual & Remote
    2022 People’s Voice Winner for Public Service & Activism 
  • Get Got by a Gran
    2022 Winner for Diversity & Inclusion in Virtual & Remote
    2022 Nominee for Health & Wellness in Virtual & Remote

BEHIND THE RANKS:

4. Audible

As part of Amazon’s portfolio, Audible Inc is the leading creator and provide of premium audio storytelling. They offer customers a rich destination for insight and inspiration, through original podcasts, audiobooks and more. 

Last season, their work performed well in our Podcast Craft categories, including The Sandman: Act II’s People’s Voice win for Original Music Score. The History of Sketch Comedy also received recognition for Best Writing.

The Winning Projects

The Pursuit of Healthiness
1/6

The Pursuit of Healthiness

Sandman Vol II
2/6

Sandman Vol II

The Coldest Case
3/6

The Coldest Case

Owning It
4/6

Owning It

Letters from Camp Season 2
5/6

Letters from Camp Season 2

The History of Sketch Comedy
6/6

The History of Sketch Comedy

BREAKING DOWN THE WINS

5. Discord

Chat platform Discord took the fifth spot in this year’s index. The voice, video and text communication service used by over a hundred million people to hang out and talk with their communities. 

During the pandemic, Discord experienced a boom, as more Internet users desired community. It’s fitting that the platform was recognized in Websites and Mobile Sites’  Community category. 

 

BREAKING DOWN THE WIN

  • Discord
    2022 Winner and People’s Voice Winner for Community in Websites and Mobile Sites

Read the Full Series

This is part of the 2022 Webby Industry Index series, which ranks companies with the highest-performing work in the 26th Annual Webby Awards. Read the full series for insights into the year’s best agencies, brands, game creators, media companies, podcast companies, production companies, and tech companies.

Show that you’re creating some of the best word across the internet, like those honored in the 2022 Webby Tech Industry Index. To join their ranks, enter the 27th Annual Webby Awards before the Final Entry Deadline on Friday, December 16th.

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