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BeThere.org, designed and developed by A.K.A. 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 A.K.A.’s Webby Award! 


Visit Webbyawards.com/speech to see Jane’s presentation along with A.K.A.’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 BoffPod 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

“A.K.A. 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, A.K.A. New Media Inc.  


Posted by Global Administrator on 5/20/2020 12:45:22 PM
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We are absolutely delighted to announce that BeThere.org has been nominated as the Best Health Website in the world for the 24th Annual Webby Awards

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, is the leading international awards organization celebrating excellence on the Internet.

A.K.A. was honoured to work with the Jack.org team to design and develop the BeThere.org – a groundbreaking online mental health resource dedicated to helping young people learn how to identify mental health challenges in themselves and others and provide “5 Golden Rules” to learn how to support someone struggling with their mental health. 

Now Jack.org and A.K.A. need your vote to help BeThere.org win the “People’s Voice Award” award and raise more awareness about BeThere.org!

Vote Now! It only takes a few seconds and be sure to validate your vote via email they send you (it may go to your junk box). 



About Jack.org: Jack.org is Canada’s only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health. Their incredible work supporting young adult and adolescent mental health is even more important in these challenging times.

Posted by Global Administrator on 4/29/2020 1:24:41 PM
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A.K.A. New Media has been closely following the spread of the COVID-19 virus to ensure continued delivery of your services. Our responsibility is to you, our valued clients, and to the well-being of our staff and their families.
A.K.A. remains fully operational and we are committed to supporting you, especially during this challenging time. Apart from team members potentially working remotely, A.K.A. New Media Inc. is fully operational from both a customer service and technical perspective.

We are following the direction and advice of local health officials, governments and health organizations, and are prepared to take all appropriate safety precautions to ensure we are able to maintain business continuity, should it be necessary:

  • All staff have the capacity to work remotely from secure environments
  • Account Managers are accessible by email and/or web meeting
  • Phone support may be limited in the event of an office closure. As such, we encourage you to use email as the primary means of communication with your Account Manager
  • Emergency contacts as detailed in your personal Escalation Document are also accessible
  • At a hosting & CMS level, the environments on which A.K.A. operates are fully redundant with 24/7 monitoring and disaster recovery

The continued success of our clients is, and will remain, our priority.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is fluid and evolving worldwide, and we will continually be assessing our position, and will adapt if necessary. We will keep you informed of any changes by email and on our website. We appreciate your patience and continued support.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. And most importantly, please stay safe and look after each other.

A.K.A. New Media Inc.

Posted by Global Administrator on 3/13/2020 11:50:21 AM
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For over 50 years, a vision of “excellent kidney health, optimal quality of life and a cure for kidney disease” has guided the Kidney Foundation of Canada to be a collaborative, inventive and focused leader in the development of programs, services, research opportunities and awareness campaigns that have had a positive impact on the millions of Canadians living with, or at risk of developing kidney disease.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada needed a new website that would better support their vision, inspire their constituents and capitalize on current web best-practices. The result is an immersive, user-friendly, best-in-class website.  The website, built on Kentico CMS, integrates with AKA raisin’s new General Donation module. As the Kidney Foundation of Canada has chapter locations across Canada, the new website utilizes geo-location settings to display dynamic content to users based on their location.

Check out the new website here and make a donation that will help the foundation advocate for those living with kidney disease and bring hope for their future.

Posted by Global Administrator on 1/29/2020 11:08:06 AM
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Of the thousands of websites built on Kentico and launched globally each month, the new Round House Theatre website, designed and developed by A.K.A. was named a Site of the Month.

Dubbed “the current meteor in DC Theatre” by the Washington Post, Round House Theatre is one of the “Big Six” professional theatres in the Washington, DC area. Round House is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning.

Round House needed a website that would better engage their growing and loyal ticket buying audience, aiding their mission to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, evoke emotions and demand conversation.  The website integrates with Spektrix Ticketing System to help Round House offer a convenient and mobile responsive ticket buying experience for users.

Alongside the launch of their new website, in order to help create a dynamic and flexible theatre space, Round House recently underwent a beautiful $9 million dollar renovation.  If you are living in or visiting the Washing DC area, check out their lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul and a whole lot of humor. 

Posted by Global Administrator on 10/24/2019 10:58:49 AM
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