By now, you are no doubt worn out on us talking about the mobile site our team magicked together for our beloved Mobile Bay. It’s got a GPS, voiced-guided walking tour of downtown, y’all. Alas, we have a few more chest thumps left. Here’s one nice recent accolade the site has earned: The FWA Mobile of the Day Award.
The FWA (Favourite Website Awards) is a UK-based, industry-recognized Internet award program. Established in 2000, FWA is the most visited website award program in the history of the Internet. So Mobile Bay is huge in Europe, which makes sense since our original settlers were from over there and wore puffy shirts.
Every March, the worlds of music, film and interactive converge on the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals in Austin, Texas. We’ve been making the pilgrimage for the past couple of years, but 2013 is shaping up to be a DEFCON 1 kind of awesome.
Two of our projects have been named finalists in the SXSW Interactive Awards. The competition “uncovers the best new digital work, from mobile and tablet apps to websites and installations, while celebrating those who are building tomorrow’s interactive trends.”
Our rebranding project for The University of Alabama’s business school is nominated in the educational resource category. We’re up against Harvard there, which we enjoy. And our “Secretly Awesome” work for Mobile Bay was picked in the business category, with some pretty stout competition.
Other big names in the show include Lego, Nissan, CNN, Google, Smithsonian, OK Go and NASA. The entire Red Square team is humbled to have work featured alongside these great brands.
We’ll be in Austin for the goings on and will provide you the full hookup on our learnings. That’s a promise. We also promise to send each of you a piece of any trophy we win. We’re sharers like that.
The Webbys is one of the rare award shows in our industry that the general public has actually heard of, which makes it really fun to write this: Red Square has been recognized by the 16th Annual Webby Awards. Our mobile project for Full Sail University has been selected as an honoree in the “mobile web: education and reference” category.
Other honorees in the category include Deutsche Bank AG, the Guggenheim Museum, National Geographic and the National Science Foundation.
I’d like to thank our awesome clients, the amazing team at Red Square, and Al Gore for inventing the Internet and making this whole thing possible.
About a year ago, Mr. Charlie Sheen began one of the most awesomely bizarre meltdowns in modern celebrity history. Here’s our favorite recap.
So it is with an odd sense of pride that we announce #winning the 2011 AAF Mobile Bay “Best of Show” ADDY®. For a beer glass. A beer glass that allows one to carefully gauge where one falls on the Sheen scale.
Yeah. There you go. Anything can be an “ad,” right? If you’d like to purchase one of these award-winning™ glasses, please visit our store.
Could we get any more metal? Apparently so. Our ambitious crew scored eight 2011 W3 Awards, which honor outstanding websites, digital marketing and mobile sites/apps created by the best of the best worldwide. There were 3,000 entries from all corners of the globe this year, so we’re excited to have our work selected. Nice nice people, those W3 judges.
Here’s a map of the U.S. winners (we’re the little dot on the Gulf Coast). A big congratulations and thank you to the hungriest, hardest working kids in advertising.