JWT INSIDE receive "Official Honoree" distinction at 12th annual Webby Awards

16 April, 2008


New York, NY – The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today recognized the Microsoft “View My World” Microsite as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement. The work is produced by the Microsoft team at JWT INSIDE, one of the world’s leading recruitment marketing and employee communications companies.
 
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "JWT INSIDE’s Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

"We're thrilled to have View honored by the Webby's," said Mary Olson, Executive Creative Director at JWT INSIDE. "This recognizes not only our dedication to creativity and innovation in employment communications, but also Microsoft's willingness to take risks by truly opening up to job candidates by letting their employees do the talking.”
The 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out more than 10,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed Official Honorees.


About JWT INSIDE
JWT INSIDE helps organizations advance employee engagement through comprehensive advertising, marketing and employee communications services. Measurement tools, consulting resources and strategic approaches are employed to put the right people in the right jobs and keep the workforce engaged. The agency has 24 offices across North America and internationally. It is a subsidiary of JWT, the largest advertising agency in the United States and the third largest full-service advertising network in the world. Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY).

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 12th 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: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 550 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto and The Weinstein Company's Harvey Weinstein. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit www.iadas.net

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