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We thank the sponsors, media sponsors, partners and consultants of the 18th Annual Webby Awards for their generosity and dedication to our mission. They support us; we encourage you to support them.

Interested in sponsoring The Webby Awards? Contact Jerome Sletteland, Vice President, Business Development via email at or by phone at +1-917-224-8559

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Internet Explorer is fast, fluid and perfect for touch. Everything you want to do on the web is a swipe or a tap away, and feels instant. Browser tabs and navigation controls appear only when you need them and quietly get out of the way when you don’t.
Internet Explorer is built specifically to make the web a first class citizen on your new Windows 8 device right alongside apps. You can also experience Internet Explorer on Windows Phone, Windows 7, and on Xbox.

Official Career Sponsor:

We have a simple philosophy at Vitamin T: to personally place the best creative talent in the best jobs for the best companies. Since we’re massively nerdy fans of creative, this sort of thing comes naturally to us, which means as a client, you get hand-picked talent perfectly suited to your job, and as talent, you get freelance work that doesn’t make you want to wash your eyes out with hand sanitizer. Win-win! Visit us at

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Dell listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit

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Leica Camera is a global Icon that over a century has mastered the balance of art and engineering - achieving an immutable harmony of form and functionality. Visit Leica Camera on its journey to celebrate 100 years of innovation at Also join LeicaCraft the official, worldwide cultural platform of Leica Camera - celebrating Vision, Craft, and Innovation at #leicacraft #leica100

Official Tabulation Consultant:

Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. For more information, visit

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5by is the simplest and fastest way to find, watch, and share the best videos from across the web. With 5by, it's possible to never search for videos again – high-quality video playlists are customized to your tastes based on mood and ratings. Since launching globally in the App Store and on Google Play in January, it was named a best new app by Apple, is one of the first video apps compatible with Google ChromeCast and already drives millions of video plays each month. 5by was acquired by StumbleUpon in September 2013 but will continue to operate independently led by CEO Greg Isenberg.

Official Email Sponsor:

MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform.

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Engine Yard is the leading cloud application management platform empowering developers and DevOps to provision, manage and monitor applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a broad and trusted application cloud and expert support that enables organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their infrastructure. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.

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Percolate is a NYC-based technology company focused on helping brands create content at social scale. As digital media becomes a more important channel to reach consumers, brands have had to generate more content than ever before. By relying on traditional methods and production workflows, costs associated with content creation now account for the second largest share of digital marketing budgets. Percolate's solution addresses this challenge head on, coding a brand's identity into software and moving through all aspects of efficient content creation - from inspiration, asset management, and creation through publishing and optimization.

Official Digital Partner:

Area 17 is an interactive agency based in New York City and Paris, France. We take an interdisciplinary approach—blending the practices of design, technology and branding—to create modern interactive systems. We care about the future of the web and believe it should be an extension of our daily lives, not a distraction from it. To this end, our mission is to make the web a better place—for work and for life—by delivering solutions that are equally valuable, sustainable and enriching. We are independently owned and creatively motivated.

Official Creative Partner:

R/GA develops products, services and communications to help grow our clients' brands. Founded in 1977, R/GA is one of the world’s most award winning digital agencies with work spanning web, mobile, social, retail, product innovation, brand development and business consulting. For nearly 37 years, R/GA has been a pioneer at the intersection of technology, design and marketing. R/GA has more than 1,400 employees globally and offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific and is part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organizations.

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AdSpur delivers an online customizable calendar aimed at all advertising agencies, networks and production companies who wish to enter work into the advertising competitions. It is the one place on the web where you can quickly find all the crucial information you need on national, regional and global award shows. Ensure you never miss another deadline again! Sign up today:

Official Development Partner:

Innov8d! is Dan Pratt's consulting agency specializing in web application builds, DevOps services, and outsourced CTO/technical advisor services. Dan's 20 years of information technology experience can help you get and keep your technical infrastructure in line with your business goals! Dan will work with you and your technical team to make sure your business dreams become a reality.

Official Media Partners:

Guardian News & Media (GNM) publishes, the third largest English-speaking newspaper website in the world. Since launching its US and Australia digital editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively, traffic from outside of the UK now represents over two-thirds of the Guardian's total digital audience. The Guardian US, with it's digital-only newsroom in New York, covers US news for an online, global audience, merging the innovation and energy of a start-up with the groundbreaking, award-winning journalism and backing of the Guardian brand.

Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Business Insider: What you need to know.
Developed and written exclusively for today's thought-leaders, Business Insider provides continuous real-time news, analysis, original commentary and live business conferences with a distinctive voice. It is thefuture of business news.

Funny Or Die's "The Occasional" is the very model of a modern day humor magazine. The interactive & digital magazine for the iPad harkens back to the early days of Mad Magazine, designed specifically for tablets. It is a magazine not simply to be read but experienced. Features include, celebrity interviews, political commentary, movie reviews and plenty of new comedic twists on conventional magazine themes. Contributors have included Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Tom Lennon, Marc Maron, Billy Eichner, Megan Amram and more. So stop reading this and go subscribe! You deserve it.

Buzzfeed is the leading media company for the social age, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. Our technology powers the social distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in realtime with the hottest content of the moment. Our site is rapidly growing and reaches more than 40 million monthly unique visitors. Jonah Peretti, founder & CEO of BuzzFeed, previously co-founded the Huffington Post. Ben Smith is its Editor-in-chief, Jon Steinberg is its President & COO and Kenneth Lerer is the Executive Chairman.

VentureBeat covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives. We’re the leading publication for news and perspective on the most innovative technologies, and we also bring the community together several times per year through our own executive-level conferences.

Generate, the conference for web designers and web developers, is coming to New York in 2014! After a great inaugural event in London in 2013, we're bringing Generate to New World Stages in June and returning to London in September. Generate is presented by net magazine and Creative Bloq, and in association for Media Temple and Virb. The Generate New York speaker line up is made up of fourteen of the biggest names in the industry, including Ethan Marcotte, Karen McGrane, Brendan Dawes, Dave Shea and many more. The conference programme will cover the most important techniques in web design and frontend development today including CSS layouts, Big Data, Content Strategy and more via a mix of motivational and inspirational talks. There’ll also be ample opportunities to network and make new connections at our pre and post event meet ups, taking place in downtown New York and in our break out session on the day, hosted by The Society for Digital Agencies.

Internetworld is Sweden's leading publication for online business and online entrepreneurship. Internetworld has been dedicated to the coverage of social media, e-commerce and digital marketing for over 20 years. Today, Internetworld's Top 100 is the most prestigious award in Sweden, and has been so for many years. Internetworld is also the producer of Sweden's largest events for the online business, Webbdagarna, where our flagship events in Stockholm and Gothenburg attracts over 2000 attendees in total. Webbdagarna is today present in five different cities all over Sweden. 

QuizUp for iPhone is the biggest trivia game in the world with over 220,000 trivia questions in over 400 categories. QuizUp is the first to blend human interaction between friends and strangers with gameplay in a seamless way through one-to-one messaging, discussion boards, and unique leaderboards organized by city, state and country. QuizUp is available for free on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store..

Advertising Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities. Ongoing coverage of strategic topics like CMO Strategies and data-driven marketing is complemented by breaking news on digital, social media, and more.

Internet Week New York, taking place May 19-26, 2014, was launched in 2008 in cooperation with the New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. Celebrating the crossroads of where business, culture and technology meet, IWNY attracts more than 45,000 attendees, across all sectors, going to 300+ events produced by IWNY and 150+ citywide event partners. The IWNY HQ at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion will see 10,000 digital executives, CMOs, journalists, influencers, creatives and developers for four days of celebrity keynotes, targeted content tracks, simultaneous conferences, lively panel discussions, networking events, and hands-on learning in an interactive classroom.

SoDA serves as a network and voice for entrepreneurs and innovators around the globe who are creating the future of marketing and digital experiences. Our members (top digital agencies and elite production companies) come by invitation only and hail from 20+ countries across 5 continents. SoDA provides infrastructure, processes and products to enable knowledge sharing between members around best practices, making our members’ businesses more successful and sharing portions of that output with the broader industry. Find out more at

Lürzer's Archive the celebrated creative resource for advertising professionals worldwide, has been offering a full set of inspirational tools since 1984, including Lürzer's Archive magazine, Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Specials, the Lürzer's Archive website, plus a wide range of apps. Editor-in-chief is Michael Weinzettl; CEO of the publishing house is Christian Lürzer. Lürzer's Archive now boasts 175,000 readers worldwide and is sold in over 70 countries and its founder’s mission is carried out with a focus firmly on a principle of "curatorship of inspiration.".

Tubefilteris the definitive source for digital entertainment and online video industry news, reviews, and events.

Myers Media Business Network is a social community and business-to-business intelligence publisher serving media, marketing, advertising and entertainment professionals. Myers Network members receive extensive proprietary b-to-b marketing intelligence and support services and have access to all Myers Report, MediaVillage, and Women in Media Mentoring Initiative activities and resources. Our purpose is to increase the revenues and profitability of our member companies and to enhance the professional experience of all their team members.

Fierce Markets FierceCMO gives marketing executives and leaders a competitive advantage by providing the latest news on how B2B marketing trailblazers are leveraging emerging technology, data analytics, new channels, and fresh tactics to stay ahead of the curve. Sign up for our 3x/weekly email newsletter to stay up-to-date on lead generation & nurturing, content marketing, marketing software & technology, and more.

Interested in sponsoring The Webby Awards? Contact Jerome Sletteland, Vice President, Business Development via email at or by phone at +1-917-224-8559