Webby Rankings November 16, 2021

The 2021 Webby Technology Industry Index

Meet the top 5 Tech and Software companies honored at the hallmark 25th Annual Webby Awards.

To reflect the many innovations happening in emerging technologies, last year we introduced a new suite of Software Services and Platforms categories in The Webby Awards. This year, we are honoring the new technologies that have been created to keep teams connected and accommodate new ways of working. The tech companies honored at the 25th Annual Webby Awards represent teams who are shaping the nexus of technology and creativity.

Take a look at the  companies featured in our 3rd Annual Webby Technology Industry Index. Our index showcases the tech and software companies with the most Webby-recognized projects across all categories in the 25th Annual Webby Awards (2021). In addition, we’ve highlighted a few pieces of work by each of the featured companies.

HOW IT WORKS: To start, we analyzed which industries over indexed in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. We then ranked which companies produced the highest-performing projects. *Companies are listed with the highest-performing projects top to bottom. Webby Wins are weighed more heavily in calculations.*

The 2021 Technology Industry Index


  • For the second consecutive year, Google leads the competition with 12 wins, 8 nominations and 13 honors across the competition.
  • Intuit is the only software-focused company to make the index, receiving recognition for TurboTax and the Mint financial app.  
  • During the 25th Annual Webby Awards, we introduced new Software honors. Domo COVID-19 Tracker swept the Data Management category while Brightspot’s Content Business Platform beat out Amazon Web Services for best Marketing Automation software. 
  • We witnessed an uptick in software and technology being developed for social good, including Code of Conscience by AKQA, Look to Speak by Google, The Wake Up by Headspace, Vocable AAC by WillowTree, and more. 
  • Many smaller tech companies earned Webby Award wins during the 25th Annual Webby Awards, beating out bigger, more established brands.


1. Google

As a multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, Google is on a mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Ranked first in our Technology Industry Index, Google’s honored work reflects its commitment to building digital tools for social good. View the work below.

  • The A-Z of AI – 2021 Winner, Education, Honoree, Best Individual Editorial Feature – Ind/Brand/Org 
  • Google Kids Space2021 People’s Voice Winner, Best Visual Design – Aesthetic
  • Google — Year in Search 20202021 People’s Voice Winner, Best Use of Video or Moving Image, and Video Ad Longform, and Best Individual Editorial Feature
  • Shared Piano2021 Nominee, Best User Interface, Honoree, Best User Experience 

2. Spotify

The Swedish audio streaming and media services provider is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription provider, with 381 million users worldwide. Spotify was honored for the work its in-house podcast team and in-house creative studio produce, most notably 2020 Wrapped. View the work below.

  • 2020 Wrapped – 2021 Winner & People’s Voice Winner, Integrated Mobile Experience, People’s Voice Winner, Best User of Data Driven Media, Viral Marketing, Best Branded Editorial Experience
  • Alone With Me2021 People’s Voice Winner, Music, Nominee, Best Use of Data Driven Media 
  • Wind of Change2021 People’s Voice Winner, Best Limited Series, People’s Voice Winner, Documentary in Limited Series & Specials
  • Dope Labs2021 Nominee, Arts & Culture, Nominee, Science & Education
  • Dissect2021 Nominee, Music 

3. Apple 

Apple Inc. is a multinational technology company that builds products to bring the best user experience to its customers through innovative hardware, software, and services. Their bespoke agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab earned multiple Webby Award wins across our social categories, as well as their podcasts. View the work below.

  • iPhone 122021 People’s Voice Winner – Best Visual Design 
  • iPad Air2021 People’s Voice Winner – Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics 

4. Netflix 

Netflix is a subscription-based streaming service that allows members to watch TV shows and movies on an internet-connected device. Their mission is to entertain the world, and stream more than 30 languages across 190 countries.  Their work honored during the 25th Annual Webby Awards reflects its continued shift to use editorial to tell a complete story of its original programming, across social and podcasts. View the work below.

  • Netflix Film Club2021 Nominee, Television & Film Series & Campaigns, Honoree, Arts & Entertainment 

5. Intuit

Intuit is a global technology platform that helps consumers and small businesses overcome their most important financial challenges. As the only software company to make the Technology Index, Intuit was honored for its staple financial service apps. View the work below.

To join the best tech companies in the world, enter the 26th Annual Webby Awards. New categories for Best Use of AI & Machine Learning, Best OTT Service, Learning & Education, and Virtual & Remote Series. The Final Entry Deadline is on Friday, December 17th!


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