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Kiwis in line for Webby 2014 honours

DDB, Terabyte Interactive, Colenso and Saatchi & Saatchi are among those getting international recognition for their work in this year’s Webby awards.

DDB was honoured in the web category for cultural institutions with Explore the Treaty, a website for the Waitangi National Trust that educates New Zealanders about the founding document.

Terabyte Interactive was another to feature in the web category, being a government honoree for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Export and Trade website. Saatchi & Saatchi’s Tui Beer Plumber campaign was an honoree in two categories: branded content and branded entertainment short form.

Colenso BBDO was recognised in Best Use of Online Media for The Smart Phone Line, a virtual queue in Auckland’s Aotea Square for the Samsung Galaxy S4 ahead of the launch of the device.

Also in the mix this year was DNA, recognised in the Web/Employment category for its work with Powershop. WhybinTBWA also featured in the Interactive Advertising and Media category for its Results Don’t Lie banners for the Effies.

The Webby Awards received more than 12,000 entries this year, its 18th, with 60 countries supplying entries. Eight percent of those were selected as nominees by organisers the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

The five entry categories are websites, interactive advertising and media, online film and video, mobile apps and social.

The global web community can also decide the winner of the People’s Vote award. With so many categories, it’s possible we’ve missed more Kiwi stars. If you’ve had a taste of Webbies glory, let us know.

This post originally appeared on StopPress

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