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Yext Partners With the 17th Annual Webby Awards to Announce Top Secret After Party Location

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Yext Partners with The 17th Annual Webby Awards to Announce
Top Secret After Party Location
 

The Webby Awards Will Honor Winners at Star-Studded Show on May 21, 2013
NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 – The Webby Awards ( www.WebbyAwards.com) announced today an exclusive partnership with business listings company Yext ( http://www.yext.com/). Founded in 2006, Yext manages organic business listings across a network of premium sites and mobile apps. As part of the partnership, The Webbys will unveil the After Party location for The 17th Annual Webby Awards using the service. Attendees will receive a handpicked search term when they arrive at Cirpriani Wall Street; this key word that will reveal the top-secret location of the venue and offer unique insights to the audience.

Yext allows businesses to own and manage their location information and enhance it with photos, Featured Message and Content Lists. Customers can instantly update it across the nearly 50 sites in the PowerListings Network, including Yahoo!, Foursquare and Facebook, to reach more than 150 million customers monthly.

“In the digital world, we depend on correct information about the locations we visit and we’re crippled when it’s missing,” said Howard Lerman, Yext CEO and co-founder. “So announcing the After Party location during the show itself demonstrates the power of the location information we help our customers manage and update.”

The Webby Awards and Yext will also partner to host a Google+ Hangout in June to discuss improving the way local businesses and customers connect. The Hangout will provide people a chance to learn insights on location-based information on the Web from Webby Awards Executive Director David-Michel Davies and Yext’s Howard Lerman.

“Yext has been an incredible success story in transforming the way business manage their information online and present it to their customers,” said Davies. “There’s no better way to show off their incredible capabilities to the most Web savvy people in the world than to reveal the secret location of the Web’s best party through Yext.”

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 Watch.WebbyAwards.com.

For a list of all Webby Winners, please visit http://winners.webbyawards.com.

For more information about Yext, www.yext.com.

About Yext

Yext (http://www.yext.com) is the location information software that businesses trust to collect, manage, and distribute their location information everywhere. With the PowerListings Network of nearly 50 publishers, businesses can instantly update their listings and reach more than 150 million potential customers every month. For more information about Yext and Facebook Sync, visit www.yext.com.

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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