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DEPT® awarded Global Network of the Year at the Webby Awards

Marjan Straathof
Marjan Straathof
Global SVP of Marketing
3 min read
26 April 2022

DEPT®, BASIC/DEPT®, and Hello Monday are today celebrating a record year of Webby wins after scooping up 16 awards, 23 nominations and 24 honorees, and also being crowned Network of the Year 2022.

With over 14,000 projects from 70 countries and nearly two million votes, the 26th Annual Webby Awards was one of the biggest in history. The Network of the Year is awarded to the agency with the most Webby and People’s Voice wins, Nominations and Honorees. 

“Wow, global agency network of the year,” said Dimi Albers, CEO of DEPT®. “Being recognised as the top network at the Webbys says a lot about how far we have come in the last six years. We’re humbled to be recognised, and super thankful for all our clients who enable us to do what we do best. We’re very much looking forward to continuing pioneering technology and marketing to help brands stay ahead.”

For DEPT®, the magical, branded experience that digitally brings de Bijenkorf’s wonderful shopping experience to life won the People’s Voice award in the Best Mobile Visual Design – Aesthetic category.

The Eurovision Village, the unique, 3D world we created for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, scooped the People’s Voice awards in the General Social – Events category and the Virtual & Remote – Music category.

The Fingerspelling with Machine Learning website created by Hello Monday, which joined DEPT® last month, was a stand-out performer, securing two Webby wins in the Diversity & Inclusion and Best User Interface categories, and People’s Voice awards for Technical Achievement, Diversity & Inclusion, and Best User Interface.

In addition, Hello Monday won the People’s Voice awards for the Star Atlas website in the Entertainment category, and in the Science category with The Emotional Sound Experience for Hume AI.

The innovative experience DEPT® created for Amazon Prime for the launch of Without Remorse, which saw Twitch streamers taking part in a live, real life gaming experience, won the People’s Voice award for Best Narrative Experience in the Virtual Remote – Immersive category.

BASIC/DEPT® had another hugely successful year with five awards, winning the People’s Voice award for Patagonia in the Best Mobile Experience category, and the Patagonia Footprints Chronicles received the People’s Voice for Corporate Social Responsibility.  In addition, the Silver Oak site won the People’s Voice award for Best Business Blog/Website, Crafted won in the Websites & Mobile Sites – Events category, and the Google Store won in the Shopping Websites and Mobile Sites category.

“DEPT® has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

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Global SVP of Marketing

Marjan Straathof