McCann Worldgroup announced today that it has been named Network of the Year by the 2020 Webby Awards. This marks the first time in the network’s history that it has received this recognition. The Webby Awards, known as the “Internet’s highest honor,” are presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
“This recognition of our global performance reflects the willingness of our clients to take risks and push boundaries, and the hard work from all our agencies in every region,” said Harris Diamond, Chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup. “We are grateful to be able to celebrate this good news during such challenging times, and continue to work hard in helping brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives.”
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McCann Worldgroup was recognized with a total of 13 Webby Awards for clients that include Microsoft, L’Oréal, Verizon and the United States Postal Service; for its work with the student-led March For Our Lives; and for MRM’s work for the German Youth Association of People with Hearing Loss. The network also won the popular online vote with six “People’s Choice” Webby awards for clients including Mastercard, Microsoft and the USPS.
In addition to the total of 19 awards at the show, the network received an additional 19 Nominee and 11 Honoree Webby recognitions for clients including Chevrolet, Verizon, L’Oréal, Burger King, Microsoft Xbox, and the NY Lottery. The network won across 18 different agencies in 11 countries.
“Obviously being recognized as the top network at the Webbys says a lot about how far we have come and how hard our team around the world has worked. It’s a coveted honor and one we share with all of our brave brand and talented production partners. We look forward to creating more and more things that the Internet loves,” said Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup.
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McCann Worldgroup was named Network of the Year in the Advertising, Media & PR category, one of seven media industries honored by the Webbys to showcase the artists, organizations and creators using their platforms to imagine a better tomorrow through information, education, movement and comedy, while inspiring audiences to take action to enact positive change. The Webby Awards also honor Internet excellence in Websites, Video, Apps, Mobile, Voice, Social, Podcast, and Games.
SOURCE: McCann Worldgroup