Aw shucks! The Webby Awards, which began acknowledging excellence on the Internet since 1996, just bestowed Zillow with the top Webby in the real estate category. Thank you Webbys! We are deeply appreciative and humbled by this recognition.
Come to find out, Zillow was chosen as the overall real estate winner by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which is a 550-member body of creative power players, including musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg, Virgin Atlantic Chairman and Founder Richard Branson, and The Weinstein Company Co-Founder Harvey Weinstein. Other members also include writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, and WallPaper.
The 11th Annual Webby Awards received over 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states and generated over 750 million media impressions worldwide.