BeThere.org, designed and developed by AKA won both the People’s Voice Award and jury selected Webby Award for the Best Health Website in the World for the 25th Annual Webby Awards.
This year’s presenters including such celebrities as Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Miley Cyrus and Dr Anthony Fauci to name a few. We were truly honoured to have technology pioneer and winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, Jane Metcalfe, present AKA’s Webby Award!
Visit Webbyawards.com/speech to see Jane’s presentation along with AKA’s hallmark 5-word acceptance speech delivered by a mental health leader from Jack.org.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of digital industry experts, including Instagram’s Head of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen, Director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society Susan P. Crawford, actor and activist Jesse Williams, GE CMO Linda Boff, Pod Save the People host and activist DeRay Mckesson, Google’s Head of Conversation Design Cathy Pearl, Fortnite Designer Eric Williamson, HBO Digital Chief Diane Tryneski, Los Angeles Laker Isaiah Thomas, and DDB Worldwide CEO Wendy Clark.
“AKA New Media Inc. has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“This is obviously a great honour for our entire team and a fabulous opportunity to further promote BeThere.org – an important online mental health resource for young adults, particularly during these difficult times. This was a truly collaborative effort with the amazing folks at Jack.org and a true project of passion!” says Matthew Myers, COO & Executive VP, AKA New Media Inc.