(New York, NY) – April 26, 2010 – The Webby Awards announced today that Aquent has joined as the Official Career Sponsor of the 14th Annual Webby Awards, to be held in New York City on June 14, 2010.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, online film and video, interactive advertising, and mobile websites. Aquent is a global talent agency specialized in marketing and design, and recognized for excellence in making quality matches and for their commitment to industry involvement and education.
Under the partnership, Aquent will also join forces with Webby Awards on a series of initiatives throughout the coming year, including: launching a Webby Awards microsite which will focus on career trends impacting the marketing and design industry; producing two international Webby Awards events targeting the global marketing and design community; and delivering career advice through an original series of Webby Awards webcasts and via the Webby Awards’ widely-read newsletters.
“We’re excited to be joining with an organization like Aquent which shares our commitment to supporting and celebrating great talent,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director, The Webby Awards. “Aquent’s commitment to supporting excellence and innovation in the industry makes them a perfect partner for The Webby Awards.”
“We believe in aligning ourselves with the best partners in the industry, which is why The Webby Awards is such a natural fit for us,” said Ann Webster, President North America Staffing, Aquent. “As a Career Partner, we look forward to working with The Webby Awards to recognize excellence in interactive talent and the companies who engage that talent to continually move the Internet forward.”
Aquent is the only global talent agency that specializes in marketing and design. They pair outstanding talent with challenging jobs to create inspired, productive partnerships. Their Interactive Design practice is focused on advancing the careers of the incredible talent they represent and on giving their clients access to the best Interactive talent on the planet. With 24 years of experience and over half a million matches made, Aquent is proud to work with thousands of leading organizations and top marketing and design professionals around the world to make truly inspired, innovative work possible.
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: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Corbis Images; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider; Time Out New York; paidContent and The Guardian.