RP now part of the Webby Ambassador Program

This article was originally published on http://www.philippinewebawards.com/newsroom.asp?id=9.

RP now part of the Webby Ambassador Program
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Webbys, hailed as “the most prestigious award in the world” by the BBC, is the global index of success for interactive work. The 10th Annual Webby Awards drew 5,500 entries from over 40 countries and from all 50 states of the US, marking an over 30% growth from 2005.

In its 11th year, the Webbys are doing even more to reach the global community through the new Webby International Ambassador Program. Webby Ambassadors are a group of passionate Internet supporters, creatives, and entrepreneurs in over 15 countries, serving as a “voice on the ground” in their area. From Mexico to New Zealand, Webby Ambassadors are currently working hard to spread the word through their networks abroad.

Ibarra “Bombing” Gutierrez, editor-in-chief of Media G8way Corp., publisher of PC World Philippines and Computerworld Philippines and organizer of the annual Philippine Web Awards, has been named Webbys Ambassador for the Philippines.

“Getting the past winners and finalists of the Philippine Web Awards to join the Webbys is the natural next step to showcasing the Filipinos Web designing talent for the global audience to see,” Gutierrez says. “I expect a number of local websites to make waves in this most prestigious interactive competition.”

Visit www.webbyawards.com to find bios, pictures, and contact information for our ambassadors around the world.