Wieden + Kennedy has now been named agency of the year 2011 at the Webby awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
Special mention goes to our Nokia 'world's smallest stop-frame animation' AKA 'Dot', which won the 'People's Choice' in the animation category. Thankyou to our friends, The People for their votes.
For those of you who may not know what the Webbys are, read on:
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.
The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg, Virgin Atlantic Chairman and Founder Richard Branson, and The Weinstein Company Co-Founder Harvey Weinstein. Members also include writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, and WallPaper. The 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and generated over 750 million media impressions worldwide.
"To be selected among the best is an incredible achievement worthy of praise — and perhaps a little bragging." Is what it says on their site. So, please accept this post as an appropriate degree of bragging.