It’s this time each year that I notice an increased excitement, a buzz, in most of the people I work with. Some would account this behaviour to the onset of Spring, but I say it’s for a different season altogether. The Webby Award season.
Each year the Webby Awards honour the best of the web. Now in their 16th year, their ever expanding categories include interactive, mobile and apps. If TED talks are the new innovative “ideas worth spreading” then the Webbys are the ideas that have worked. The creative eyes of the world tune into this award ceremony each year and just about every agency wants their work showcased here.
Our congratulations then to the individuals, agencies and foundations that saw TWO (2) patient stories listed on this year’s nominee ballot.
Under the online film & video category of Public Service and Activism both Dear 16-year-old Me by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and Living With Alzheimer’s by Relate Digital for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, (featured below respectively) are listed.
While next year’s ballot will most likely include KONY 2012 (lessons to learn when your campaign goes viral), this year, it’s all about the patient. We’re asking you, our community to help make these videos even more memorable by casting your vote.
You can watch this year’s awards online with the rest of the world. Hosted by one of my favourite comedians, Patton Oswalt on May 21st, it promises to be a good show.