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New “TypeVoice” Technology Turns The Spoken Word Into A Custom Font; Ogilvy One of 20 Partners Celebrating 20th Annual of The Webby Awards Creating Work With the Theme “The Internet Can’t Be Stopped’
2016 Webby Nominees Announced And Voting for People’s Voice Begins April 5th, 2016
(New York, NY) Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – The Webby Awards and Ogilvy New York debuted TypeVoice today—a Website which allows users to turn their spoken words into a generative font. The most recent partnership in The Webby’s “The Internet Can’t Be Stopped” project, TypeVoice is the latest product before the announcement of the 20th Annual Webby Nominees and the opening of People’s Voice voting on April 5th.
Each year, more than 500,000 registered users from 200+ countries cast over 2 million votes for their favorite Nominated work. The Webby People’s Voice Awards runs from Tuesday, April 5th on through Thursday, April 21st at 11:59 PM/PST.
This year, in preparation for the excitement of The Webby People’s Voice, Internet users can create their own bespoke font with the sound of their voice. They can share their custom words and typeface via social through animated GIFs as well as download the vector art. Explore TypeVoice here: https://www.typevoice.net
“This project is a great example of the maker culture at Ogilvy New York; TypeVoice was conceived, prototyped and built in-house by a talented team of designers, creative technologists and developers,” said Chris Rowson, Creative Director, Ogilvy New York. “We’re also excited to see what other makers will do with the code which is now open sourced and available on GitHub.”
Ogilvy’s work joins over 20 partners including Facebook, National Geographic & Crispin Porter + Bogusky who developed creative projects celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Webby Awards under the banner “The Internet Can’t Be Stopped.”
The Webby Awards, hailed by The New York Times as “the Internet’s highest honor,” recognizes the best Websites, Online Film & Video, Advertising & Media, Mobile Sites & Apps and Social. Nominees will be announced on April 5th, 2016, Winners will be announced April 26th, 2016, and the hallmark 20th Annual Webby Awards ceremony will be held in May 2016 in New York City.
About Ogilvy & Mather:
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world.The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.
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, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 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: Google, Vitamin T, YouTube, Adformatie, Advertising Age, Code and Theory, Cool Hunting, Creativepool, Digiday, FITC, Internet Week New York, It’s Nice That, Mashable, Mobile Marketing Association, Moleskine, Ninja Marketing, Northside Festival, NUMA, Social Media Week, SoDA, Springwise, Taste Talks, The Drum, The Guardian News Media, The Hollywood Reporter, Tube Filter, VentureBeat.