Mailchimp Named the Official Email Sponsor of the 17th Annual Webby Awards

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MailChimp Named the Official Email Sponsor of The 17th Annual Webby Awards

MailChimp Providing Essential Communications to Webby Award Winners, Honorees and Attendees

The Webby Awards Will Honor Winners at Star-Studded Show on May 21, 2013
NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 – The Webby Awards ( announced today a partnership with MailChimp ( that makes the email marketing company the Official Email Sponsor of The 17th Annual Webby Awards.

“Email is such a vital part of the lives of Webby Awards Winners, Nominees, Honorees and fans, many of whom often need to track the performance of their emails to their audiences,” said MailChimp CEO Ben Chestnut. “We’re excited that MailChimp can make email communication more efficient, productive and less stressful for everyone connected to The Webby Awards.”

MailChimp helps individuals and businesses of all sizes communicate with their target audiences through custom designed emails. MailChimp customers have the ability to design email newsletters, share newsletters on social networks, integrate email campaigns with services customers already use, and track results of email marketing campaigns.

“We’re excited to partner with MailChimp for seamless, well-designed campaigns with our fans and Winners, Nominees, Honorees this year with nominees of this year’s Webby Awards,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “With our goal to honor the best of the Internet and celebrate innovation, it is only fitting to partner with companies that are equally dedicated to creativity and innovation.”

Announced last week, the Winners of The 17th Annual Webby Awards include Mars Curiosity Rover, The Verge, Google Maps for iPhone, Charlize Theron, Red Bull Stratos, Humans of New York, HuffPost Live and Songza, among others. Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, Obama for America 2012, Frank Ocean, Grimes, Burning Love and GIF Inventor Steve Wilhite were among the Special Achievement honorees.

All Webby and People’s Voice Award winners will be honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by acclaimed actor and comedian Patton Oswalt at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Tuesday, May 21. Fans around the world can watch the entire show, as well as the red carpet, the hallmark 5-Word Speeches, musical performances and other highlights on The Webby Awards Channel on Wednesday, May 22, at

For a list of all Webby Winners, please visit

About MailChimp

MailChimp supports more than 3 million subscribers worldwide, sending 4 billion messages per month. MailChimp is designed for the do-it-yourself power user — someone looking for all of the power of an enterprise application, but built for anyone to use. MailChimp integrates with many third party applications including Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Pinterest, Instagram, SurveyMonkey, Eventbrite, Etsy, Salesforce, WordPress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal and Google Analytics. And best of all, prices start at free.

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, this year’s Webbys received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 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: Microsoft, Google+, Citibank, Twitter, Dell, Vitamin T, Quantcast, Dell, MailChimp, Yext, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, MLB Advanced Media, Mashable, Business Insider, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Area17, Forsman & Bodenfors and Guardian News and Media.

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