Webby Awards for Tourism Australia and Lonely Planet

webby-awardsTourism Australia’s web site has picked up a trophy at The Webbys, arguably the Internet’s most famous awards event.  

The site – designed by The White Agency – was the People’s Voice Winner in the Tourism category of The Webbys, which were announced earlier today, Australian time.

The Webby Awards have run for more than a decade. One of their unique points is that when winners make acceptance speeches they are limited to just five words. In 2005, failed presidential candidate Al Gore’s was “Please don’t recount this vote.”

Tonight White Agency boss Miles Joyce said: “Had a taste? Come walkabout.”

The website of travel adviser Lonely Planet – which is based in Melbourne – won the People’s Voice Award in the Travel category.

In the mobile section there were also Australian winners.

The UN Voices project, done by The Hyperfactory and Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney was People’s Voice winner in Integrated Mobile Experience. Clemenger BBDO NZ’s Distracted Drivers was the Webby Award Winner in the same category, and also in the single banner ad section of the interactive advertising category.

In the Mobile Marketplace & Services category, the CommSec iPhone service was the People’s Voice winner.


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