Reston, Va. (April 20, 2021) - Brightspot CMS announced today that it has been nominated for Best Marketing Automation Apps and Software in the 25th 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 (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Mitchell Baker; MOMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli; Host of NPR’s Code Switch Shereen Marisol Meraji; R/GA Global Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe; Co-Inventor of the Internet Vint Cerf; DJ and Founder, Club Quarantine D-Nice; Co-host Desus & Mero on Showtime Desus Nice; SVP of Content at Twitch Michael Aragon; Twitter Senior Director, Product Design Richard Ting; and Founders of VERZUZ Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
Brightspot was nominated for its work with Special Olympics, a global movement fostering acceptance of all people through the power of sport. Brightspot CMS has helped strengthen Special Olympics’ digital work, providing a modern, automation-focused CMS platform that improved load times and site architecture, leading to an impressive 20% increase in page views per session.
"Nominees like Brightspot are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,500 entries we received this year."
"It is an honor to be nominated by the cutting-edge Webby Awards, and a recognition of Brightspot’s powerful digital content solutions," said David Gang, CEO and Co-Founder, Brightspot. "We are privileged to have worked with Special Olympics for over a decade to support them in building a great online presence and providing key information to stakeholders. We are proud to see The Webby Awards recognize the work Brightspot does for this highly impactful organization."
As a nominee, Brightspot is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted for online by fans across the globe. From now until Saturday May 8, 2021, Brightspot fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced on Tuesday May 18, 2021, and honored in a star-studded, virtual show that will be available on demand. The celebration will be hosted by multi-talented actress, writer, podcaster, host and advocate Jameela Jamil. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s "It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; NASA’s "Houston We Have A Webby"; and Solange’s "I Got Five On It."
At Brightspot we believe technology should enable content-focused teams to work smarter, faster, and more seamlessly to move businesses forward. With decades of collective experience in publishing and media, we’ve built a powerful CMS and world-class Delivery Team to help companies transform their business content and digital experiences by creating enterprise applications at scale with astonishing speed.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet’s highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week.