Winning a Webby is a very big deal—you’ve officially now recognized as the best of the Internet. There’s no time like the present to let everyone know, so, here are 8 reasons why you should promote your Webby Win.
YOU’RE NOW OFFICIALLY AN INDUSTRY LEADER
With the prestige and cache that accompany a Webby Win, you’ve joined the ranks of the Internet’s best and brightest, making you—and your work—an industry leader.
YOU’LL IMPRESS YOUR CLIENTS
Whether it’s maintaining current clients or garnering new business, “Webby Award Winner” or “People’s Voice Winner” validates your work and gives your clients and prospective clients the enticement they need to invest in your services.
YOU CAN MAKE HEADLINES
Past winners have garnered coverage around the world—from CNN, The Guardian, and BBC to USA Today, Buzzfeed and TheNew York Times. A Webby Win offers countless publicity opportunities in international, local, and trade media.
YOU CAN MEET THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS
When you win a Webby Award or People’s Voice Award you are invited to attend the 20th Annual Webby Awards. This year’s ceremony will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 16, 2016. You’ll not only get the chance to mingle with your fellow Winners at the event, but also have the unique opportunity to meet the Webby community of digital professionals, luminaries and celebrities. See who attended the 19th Annual Webby Awards here.
YOU CAN DELIVER A 5-WORD SPEECH
As a Winner, you get to deliver one of The Webby Awards’s famous 5-Word speeches to a global audience. Past Webby Winners—and their speeches—include Al Gore: “Please don’t recount this vote.” Anna Wintour: “Sometimes, geeks can be chic.” Bjork:“A.E.I.O.U” and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti for “House of Cards:” “The Oscars should do this.” Need some inspiration? Watch more 5-Word Speeches on our YouTube channel.
RECEIVE VALIDATION FOR A JOB WELL DONE
Now, more than ever, the value of Internet expertise is crucial for any organization. As a Webby Award or People’s Voice Award Winner, your work exemplifies excellence in the industry, which you’ll be able to share with your clients, competitors and the folks in corporate.
YOU CAN SALUTE YOUR TEAM IN A BIG WAY
Your Webby or People’s Voice win allows you to recognize your valued employees for their accomplishments. There’s no better way to show them that you think their work is awesome than to share this news with the world.
YOU’VE PROVEN THAT YOU STAND OUT AMONG YOUR PEERS
Out of the nearly 13,000 entries that were submitted, there are only a handful of Winners. Your work truly stands out and sets the standard for a better Internet.