The 13th Annual Webby Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Awards named Disney Family.com Best Family/Parenting site of the year.
Over 500,000 votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, and ads in The Webby People’s Voice Awards and 10,000 entries were received for this year’s Webby Awards. Disney Family.com is dedicated to offering helpful, relevant and timely information parents and families can use every day.
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, online film and video, and mobile websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vint Cerf, R/GA’s Chief Bob Greenberg, “Simpson’s” creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington and Harvey Weinstein.
Disney Family.com was honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers on June 8th in New York City. Fans can watch the ceremony online at the official Webby Awards YouTube Channel. A full list of both Webby Awards and People’s Voice Awards winners can be found at: http://www.webbyawards.com.
We are thrilled that the Academy has honored Disney Family.com with this award and that the site continues to resonate with parents and families alike. To be recognized by the judges and the global web community for the content, design, interactivity and overall experience of the site is truly an honor.
Emily Smith, Vice President of the Disney Family Group
The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet. Disney Family.com’s achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators.
David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards
The 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.
About Disney Family.com
Disney Family.com, part of the Disney Online Mom and Family Portfolio of sites, provides inspiration and ideas for parents on a variety of topics important to today’s families, ranging from food and parenting to advice on traveling with children, to entertainment and money saving tips. The site is dedicated to offering helpful, relevant and timely information parents and families can use every day.
About Disney Online
Disney Online (www.Disney.com or text MOBILE to DISNEY), a unit of Disney Interactive Media Group, produces the No. 1 ranked community-family and parenting destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1996, Disney.com is the online and now mobile web gateway to all of the company’s Disney-branded entertainment initiatives, providing comprehensive access to, and information about Disney movies, travel, television, games, music, shopping and live events.
In addition, Disney Online develops and publishes a range of online products and services including Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Disney’s Toontown Online, Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow and Disney Club Penguin.
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, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th 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: YouTube; Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Variety; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
Wrapping it up
Disney has really embraced the web. From the late nineties while I worked there on some innovative campaigns, to today’s integration of social media to spread the word about Disney’s brand, their use of the web and innovative technologies is exceptional. Congratulations to everyone at Family.com and Disney who worked so hard to make the site what it is today.