[Denver, CO] –[May 1, 2012] – Manilla announced today that it has been named the Best website and People’s Voice Winner, in the Banking / Bill Paying category, in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, creators of the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds.
“Manilla has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
Ellen Perelman, Manilla’s VP of Consumer Marketing, said, “I truly don’t believe we could have ever made it without the amazing contribution from Team Awesome (aka Booyah Creative Gang). They gave us a website and digital creative that made us look good, really good. And they delivered it in record time. Most importantly, they’ve been great partners — as a team and individually.”
Manilla will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony from New York City’s The Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, May 21, 2012, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous “5-Word Speeches”. Highlights from last year’s 5-Word Speeches include: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour: “Sometimes geek can be chic”; IBM supercomputer Watson: “Person of the year. Ironic.”; and Agency of the Year Winner Wieden + Kennedy: “Anonymous, we thank you, anonymously.” The show will be hosted by critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Patton Oswalt and streamed live in HD at webbyawards.com at 5:30PM EST. A full list of both The Webby Awards and People’s Voice Winners can be found at wbby.co/winners
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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, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.