Emporio Armani Salutes the 5th Annual Webby Awards Nominees



Jenia Molnar

Giorgio Armani Public Relations, 212.209.3592

Patrick Kowalczyk,
Maria Landin-Charley,
Michael Kaminer Public Relations, 212.627.8098
(for Webby Awards information)

A Celebration on Each Coast is Planned

March 19, 2001, NEW YORK, NY – Emporio Armani will host an event in New York City on April 26 to announce the nominees for the 5th Annual Webby Awards, which recognizes the most extraordinary talent on the Web. On May 3, in San Francisco, Emporio Armani will also hold a second event to celebrate the nominees.

Those expected to attend the New York event include last year’s Webby Awards emcee, Alan Cumming, Tiffany Shlain, Founder of the Webbys, and the best of Silicon Alley’s digerati. In San Francisco, the attendees will include the Award nominees as well as several celebrities who have been chosen to act as presenters at this year’s Awards.

The 5th Annual Webby Awards show will take place on Wednesday, July 18 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House. The Awards are the leading international honor for Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. They are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, the voting body of The Webby Awards. Emporio Armani is recognizing the critically acclaimed Webby Awards in their ongoing commitment to creativity and excellence on the web.

“We are honored that Emporio Armani has approached us with its support. Now, more than ever, our mandate of highlighting the heroes of this medium is important. The Internet today will continue to significantly impact the way we live.” said Tiffany Shlain, Director and Founder, The Webby Awards.

Robert Triefus, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Communications, said “We are always interested in associating Emporio Armani with emerging talent. The Webby Awards and the Academy perfectly encapsulate the unique and exciting creative forces steering the digital age.”

The Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and design groups in the world today. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion products, including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, home products, fragrances and cosmetics under a range of lifestyle brand names: Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Mani, Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans, A/X Armani Exchange, Armani Junior and Armani Casa. The Group’s exclusive retail network currently comprises 46 Giorgio Armani boutiques, six Armani Collezioni stores, 120 Emporio Armani stores, 58 A/X Armani Exchange stores, seven Armani Jeans stores, three Armani Junior stores, one Giorgio Armani Accessori, and one Armani Casa store in 33 countries.

About the Webby Awards
The Webby Awards is the leading international honors for consumer Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. The critically acclaimed theatre production attended by 3000 attendees, includes films, animations, installation art and performances. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences selects the nominees, winners, and presents the awards event. Sponsors for The Fifth Annual Webby Awards include Intel, Adobe, International Data Group, Metropolis Editorial, The Creative Group and Commission Junction. Balloting is audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. For more information visit

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. The Academy’s goal is to assemble a brilliant panel of leading new media experts, visionaries, journalists, and luminaries to propel the Internet and Interactive Technology into the future. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 350 members such as film director Francis Ford Coppola, musician Bjork, Chairman of Miramax Talk Media Tina Brown, cyberguru Esther Dyson, creator of “The Simpsons” Matt Groening, Public Radio International Personality Ira Glass, and Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison. Members also include writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Forbes, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, and WallPaper. For more information, visit