The well-known and very prestigious Webby Awards are given to digital innovators across a variety of technology fields, but in Europe, that same honor is bestowed under the jurisdiction of the Lovie Awards. This year’s Silver winner of the 3rd annual Lovie Award for the Web Services and Applications category was digital publishing provider Issuu.
“Issuu is honored to be chosen as the winner of a Lovie Award,” said Scott Kinzie, Vice President of Marketing at Issuu, in a press release. “We are committed to building a world class content discovery ecosystem, connecting people to content they love, and helping publishers build a global audience for their content. This award is validation for our hard work.”
Issuu has only recently opened an office in Palo Alto, California, but has a catalog of over 15 million titles going out to its 70 million+ unique users each month. The Awards, under the direction of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, are chosen from a field of over 2000 entrants in the category. The organization and its judges include such members as The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musician David Bowie, Internet Co-inventor Vint Cerf, Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, Chairman and Founder of R/GA Bob Greenberg, Co-Founder ofInstagram Kevin Systrom, Executive Creative Director at Google Lab, Iain Tait, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Tumblr Founder David Karp, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Lessig.
“Issuu has excelled in its category, showing fantastic prowess in digital innovation and creativity,” said Nik Roope, Executive Chair of IADAS. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”