REALBEAUTY.COM NAMED BEST WEB SITE IN THE BEAUTY AND COSMETICS CATEGORY IN THE WEBBY PEOPLE'S VOICE AWARDS
NEW YORK - MAY 4, 2010 - Hearst Magazines Digital Media today announced that the global Web community has voted RealBeauty.com the best web site of the year in the beauty and cosmetics category for the Webby People's Voice Awards. RealBeauty.com, a comprehensive Web site on all things beauty-related, was introduced by Hearst Magazines Digital Media in September 2009 and quickly rose in popularity to become one of the most trafficked online beauty destinations.
"The people's voice is what really matters and the entire team at RealBeauty.com as well as everyone throughout the Hearst Corporation is extremely proud of this win," said Chuck Cordray, senior vice president, Hearst Magazines Digital Media. "The win not only helps to further validate the credibility and value of our content, but also firmly positions us as one of the Web's top stops for beauty content and information."
This year, nearly a million votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, and ads in The Webby People's Voice Awards. A list of both Webby Awards and People's Voice Awards winners can be found at:
RealBeauty.com will be honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by B.J. Novak of NBC's "The Office" on June 14th in New York City. On June 15th, fans will be able to watch the ceremony, including RealBeauty.com's five-word speech, at the official Webby Awards YouTube Channel.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Martha Stewart, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, David Bowie, Arianna Huffington and Twitter's Biz Stone. "The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "RealBeauty.com's win is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
The 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for their famous five-word speech limit. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote"), Beastie Boys ("Can anyone fix my computer?"), and Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.").
About Hearst Magazines Digital Media Launched in March 2006, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, is dedicated to creating and implementing the digital strategy for Hearst's magazine brands and other sites which serve the company's consumer audience. The unit has launched, re-launched or acquired 24 Web sites and 10 mobile sites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as digital-only sites such as Delish.com, a food site in partnership with MSN; TheDailyGreen.com; and teen sites MisQuinceMag.com and RealBeauty.com. Hearst Digital has also acquired Q&A platform Answerology.com; teen sites eCRUSH.com and eSPIN.com; social shopping site Kaboodle.com, and consumer health site RealAge.com.
About The Webby Awards Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 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: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; HP; Yahoo!; Corbis; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider; Time Out New York; paidContent and The Guardian.