McInnes Cooper website nominated for 'Internet's Highest Honour'
April 12, 2012
Vote Online to Help McInnes Cooper and Norex.ca Win People’s Voice Webby Award
Atlantic Canada’s Law firm, McInnes Cooper, has been nominated for Best Law website in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. Designed and developed by Halifax-based Norex.ca, www.mcinnescooper.com is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe.
Hailed by The New York Times as the ‘Internet’s Highest Honour’, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
“Nominees like McInnes Cooper 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 nearly 10,000 entries we received this year.”
McInnes Cooper’s website will be judged by a the IADAS, which is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington from Huffington Post, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, creators of the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds.
“Every day we try to make our clients’ lives better and their businesses more successful. Our website is an important part of this process,” said Robert O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, McInnes Cooper. “It helps our clients connect to the firm online and link to our digital properties to stay up to date on the latest business and legal topics that matter to them.”
“We have great clients like McInnes Cooper that allows us to think inside, outside, through and around the box to create great websites,” said Leah Skerry, Managing Partner, Norex.ca. “This nomination is huge honour for us and reaffirms that our work truly stands out.”
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches.
ABOUT MCINNES COOPER:
McInnes Cooper is one of the 20 largest law firms in Canada, with 200 lawyers, seven offices, industry-leading clients in every sector and experience in all jurisdictions. Our clients across North America provide consistent, positive feedback on our ability to deliver quality, service, experience and results – with depth and range of legal specialties.
Norex.ca, headquartered in Halifax, is the partnership of Julia Rivard, Leah Skerry, and Brandon Kolybaba. Beginning in 2000, Norex has expanded into a full service web design company working with clients across North America. Norex is continuously learning, and evolving its strategic approach and online expertise to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of its clients and the evolving landscape of the digital industry.
ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th 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: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.
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