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DEPT® honored with 32 Webby Award nominations for pioneering digital work

Marjan Straathof
Marjan Straathof
Global Head of Marketing
Length
5 min read
Date
4 April 2023

One year after DEPT® celebrated being named Agency Network of the Year at the Webby Awards, we’re back with a record 32 nominations for our work with brands including Inter Milan, Patagonia, Webex, KFC, Cowboy, and H&M. In addition, 20 projects were named as honorees.

The unique Web3 experience we created for fashion brand H&Mbeyond which turned their showroom into an immersive, virtual experience, is up for Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual – General Virtual Experiences: Arts, Fashion, Retail & Culture.

The fresh strategy, design and development of Inter Milan’s new app and website is nominated for Websites and Mobile Sites – General Websites and Mobile Sites: Sports. HYPEWEAR by ABOUT YOU, the first online shop for digital NFT fashion, is nominated for App Features: Best Use of Web3 Technology.

BASIC/DEPT® have achieved a record number of nominations this year. The website created for Cowboy, the connected electric bike, is nominated for four awards for Best Visual Design: Function, Best User Interface, Best Mobile Visual Design: Aesthetic, and Best Mobile User Interface.

The website for the first NFT project by artist Jeff Koons is up for Websites and Mobile Sites – Features & Design: Best Homepage. 

The project for Google ChromeOS is nominated for General Websites and Mobile Sites: Web Services & Applications, and Best Mobile Visual Design: Function.

Crafted, the community initiative led by BASIC/DEPT® that brings together local creators and tastemakers, is nominated twice for General Websites and Mobile Sites: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Features & Design: Best Practices.

JAMS – BASIC/DEPT®’s social experiment that connects people with curated playlists – is nominated for Websites and Mobile Sites – Features & Design: Technical Achievement.

The work for Google Store is nominated for Websites and Mobile Sites – Features & Design: Best User Experience, and Best Mobile User Experience.

For Patagonia’s website, BASIC/DEPT® is nominated for General Websites and Mobile Sites: Fashion & Beauty, and Features & Design: Best Practices. The Patagonia Footprints Chronicles site is nominated for General Websites and Mobile Sites: Sustainability & Environment, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The app for KFC is nominated for General Apps: Food & Drink. The site for Webex is nominated in the Websites and Mobile Sites category for Corporate Communications, and Best Navigation/Structure. 

For HELLO MONDAY/DEPT®, Fingerspelling with Machine Learning is nominated three times in the Games category for Family, Kids & Education, Social Impact, and Technical Achievement, and in the Responsible Technology category for Accessible Technology.

The immersive website experience for Virgin Galactic that communicates the excitement of space travel, is nominated in General Websites and Mobile Sites – Travel & Lifestyle.

The experience built together with DOGSTUDIO/DEPT® to build anticipation for Digital Insight Games’ launch of Cloud Castles is nominated for Websites and Mobile Sites – Features & Design: Technical Achievement, and General Metaverse Experiences: Games.

Demo Festival – the world’s largest festival of motion design –  organised by STUDIO DUMBAR/DEPT® is nominated for General Websites and Mobile Sites: Events.

Last but definitely not least, DEPT®’s very own Meta Festival – the first 24hr event in the Metaverse – which attracted 12,000 registrations from 109 countries, is nominated for Metaverse & Immersive Features: Best Community Engagement, and Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual – Virtual Video Features: Best Festival or Conference.

Vote for us

Voting polls are now open to the public until Thursday 20th April 2023, with winners set to be announced later in the month. 

Please cast your votes for your favourite nominees via the links below:

H&Mbeyond
Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual: Arts, Fashion, Retail & Culture

Inter Milan
General Websites and Mobile Sites: Sports

HYPEWEAR by ABOUT YOU
App Features: Best Use of Web3 Technology

Cowboy
Best Visual Design: Function
Best User Interface
Best Mobile Visual Design: Aesthetic
Best Mobile User Interface

Jeff Koons
Features & Design: Best Homepage

Google ChromeOS
Web Services & Applications
Best Mobile Visual Design: Function

Crafted
General Websites and Mobile Sites: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Features & Design: Best Practices

JAMS
Features & Design: Technical Achievement

Google Store
Best User Experience
Best Mobile User Experience

Patagonia
General Websites and Mobile Sites: Fashion & Beauty
Features & Design: Best Practices

Patagonia Footprints Chronicles
General Websites and Mobile Sites: Sustainability & Environment
Corporate Social Responsibility

KFC
General Apps: Food & Drink
 
Webex
Corporate Communications
Best Navigation/Structure
 
Fingerspelling with Machine Learning
Family, Kids & Education
Social Impact
Technical Achievement
Accessible Technology

Virgin Galactic
General Websites and Mobile Sites: Travel & Lifestyle

Cloud Castles
Websites and Mobile Sites – Features & Design: Technical Achievement
General Metaverse Experiences: Games

Demo Festival
General Websites and Mobile Sites: Events

Meta Festival 
Metaverse & Immersive Features: Best Community Engagement
Virtual Video Features: Best Festival or Conference

In addition to the 32 nominations, 20 projects for the following clients were awarded Honorees: Lululemon Studio, Design Within Reach, Google Store, Jeff Koons, KFC , VIZIO, eBay, Adobe, HAPE, Meebits, Panasonic, Sprite, DIG: Cloud Castles.

Kudos to our talented teams and awesome clients for this incredible achievement, and thank you for voting!

Questions?

Global Head of Marketing

Marjan Straathof

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