Homely recognised internationally by the “Academy Awards of the internet”, only Australian real estate company to receive the honour in 2017.
2 min readMELBOURNE, VIC – Apr 4, 2017
Homely.com.au the Australian free-to-list real estate portal has been internationally recognised, and selected as one of only five nominees in the Mobile Sites & Apps – Real Estate category of the 21st Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Web industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Executive Creative Director at Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen, Twitter Co-Founder, Biz Stone, Jimmy Kimmel, and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.
Nominees like homely.com.au are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the almost 13,000 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, homely.com.au is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe.
Homely.com.au is a free to list, banner-ad free real estate website that helps millions of Australia’s each year to find their next home. With a focus on beautiful design, community engagement and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps people make better decisions about where they choose to live. Founded by Jason Spencer and Adam Spencer, the company is based in Melbourne, Australia.
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, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Xfinity, SeeSo, Google, Vitamin T, YouTube, Adformatie, Advertising Age, Code and Theory, Cool Hunting, Creativepool, Digiday, FITC, Internet Week New York, It’s Nice That, Mashable, Mobile Marketing Association, Moleskine, Ninja Marketing, Northside Festival, NUMA, Social Media Week, SoDA, Springwise, Taste Talks, The Drum, The Guardian News Media, The Hollywood Reporter, Tube Filter and VentureBeat.
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