Reno, Nevada (April 12, 2007) -The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today recognized the Horse Power Podcast as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement. The podcast series is hosted and produced by Josh Kenzer, director of business development and Robert Payne, marketing manager of Twelve Horses.
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "The Horse Power Podcast Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
"I gave Josh Kenzer and Robert Payne a long leash and not a lot of direction to go out and create a podcast series, said David LaPlante, CEO of Twelve Horses." They accomplished their mission, and now our clients are benefiting from our experience and our company is benefiting from the exposure," he added.
The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out more than 8,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed Official Honorees.
About the Horse Power PodcastSyndicated both online and through iTunes, the Horse Power Podcast is an audio show that focuses on notable individuals and businesses that have interesting stories and information to share. The interviews are conducted by representatives of Twelve Horses; therefore, they often consist of conversations surrounding marketing, technology, social media, and public relations. Visit twelvehorsespodcast.com to tune in to the show.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS):
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit www.iadas.net.