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AOL Earns Five Nominations and Thirteen Official Honorees in 16th Annual Webby Awards

AOL Inc. (Businesswire) - 11 April 2012

AOL Earns Five Nominations and Thirteen Official Honorees in 16th Annual Webby Awards

Honored Brands Across All Four Categories

NEW YORK--()--AOL Inc. received five nominations, as well as thirteen official honorees, from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) for the 16th Annual Webby Awards. The official announcement was made by the IADAS.

“We are honored by our Webby Award nominations because we know it’s an award chosen by the people to represent the best on the Web.”

Now in its 16th year, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The Webby Awards are a celebration of Internet and pop culture where consumers have the opportunity to choose their favorite online destinations.

“AOL is home to some of the most powerful brands online, with incredibly talented teams behind them,” said Maureen Sullivan, Chief Marketing Officer, AOL. “We are honored by our Webby Award nominations because we know it’s an award chosen by the people to represent the best on the Web.”

AOL’s 2012 nominees include:

Websites

Online Film and Video

Mobile and Apps

Official Honorees

In recognition of the exceptional quality of submissions received, the IADAS acknowledged outstanding entries as Official Honorees, alongside Nominees. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15% of all work entered that demonstrates remarkable standards of excellence.

This year AOL’s Official Honorees include:

Websites

Interactive Advertising

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign: AOL Giving Good Charity Campaign (submitted by Blue Collar Interactive)

Online Film and Video

Mobile and Apps

Fans can now cast their votes for The Webby’s People’s Voice Awards and get more information by visiting http://pv.webbyawards.com/. Voting ends on April 26, 2012.

Last year AOL earned a record number of nominations and won in five categories. TechCrunch won the Webby Award for Best Business Blog and HuffPost Business was named the People’s Voice Award for the same category, Engadget was chosen the Webby Award Winner and People's Voice Winner in the Consumer Electronics category and The Engadget Show was chosen as the Technology People's Voice Winner in the Online Film and Video category.

Winners will be honored in New York City at a ceremony in May.

About AOL:

AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

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Mandy Albers, 212-652-6394
mandy.albers@teamaol.com


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