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In line with its initiative to empower its international contribution and presence, Cleartag took part in The Next Web Conference 2012 in Amsterdam between April 25 and April 27
Checkout our video for the Beirut Terraces Webby Award nomination!
With only two more days left for voting, it’s more important than ever to make your voice count for the People’s Voice Webby award.
So watch, Share, and get Lebanon on the Webby map by voting for Beirut Terraces to win People’s Voice award for the Real Estate website Category!
Two of Cleartag’s websites received recognition at the 15th Annual Webby Awards. Beirut Terraces was nominated for ‘Best Real Estate Website,’ and Drive For Change received an honorable mention in the ‘Green’ category. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
Beirut Terraces is a residential development by Herzog and de Meuron in the heart of Beirut’s famed Mina el Hosn District. Far from the ubiquity of standard residences, Beirut Terraces delivers a bold vision: 130 living spaces, each as unique as their owner. To reflect this, Cleartag developed an intuitive, interactive website that highlights the features of this dynamic ‘Vertical Village’.
“Nominees like Beirut Terraces are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, Beirut Terraces is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 29th, Cleartag and Beirut Terraces fans can cast their votes in The Webby People’s Voice Awards by visiting webby.aol.com. (Hint: The voting complex is slightly complicated. Once you sign-in, search for “Cleartag” and Beirut Terraces will come up..and then, VOTE!)
Drive for Change
The Drive for Change campaign is a CSR initiative on behalf of Rymco, one of the largest automotive distributors in Lebanon. Rymco is sponsoring a traffic and air pollution project proposed by ‘The Atmospheric and Analytical Laboratory’ at the American University of Beirut (AUB). In order to do this, Rymco and AUB have designed a first-of-its kind moving laboratory: a Nissan URVAN equipped with top-of-the-line real-time pollution measuring equipment. Cleartag developed an interactive campaign to follow the van around Lebanon. Data collected from the van live streams into the microsite, while users are encouraged to generate their own content by submitting their thoughts and photos (via Facebook and Twitter) about the pollution they see.
Winners will be announced on May 3rd, 2011 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 13th, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of the Webby’s famous five-word speeches. Past Webby Award winners – and their speeches – include Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote.”), Stephen Colbert (“Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”), and Michel Gondry (“Keyboards are full of germs.”) For a full list of last year’s five-word speeches, please visit: http://www.webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php.
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA’s Chief Bob Greenberg, “Simpson’s” creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Corbis Images; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider; Time Out New York; paidContent and The Guardian.
Cleartag, a digital consultancy headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, has officially launched operations in the Syrian market.
Cleartag has joined forces with Tabbaa Advertising and Printing Services (TAPS), a leading company in Syria with more than four decades of experience in the market, to cater to Syria’s large, fast paced emerging market.
“With the fastest growing internet usage market in the Middle East, we are enthusiastic and eager to cater to the Syrian market.” said a member of Cleartag management. “With our current presence in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and now Syria, we aim to lead digital innovation in this region.”
AllWorld has announced that Cleartag is the 7th fastest growing company in Lebanon. Out of 50 companies competing for a spot on the Lebanon 25, Cleartag proved its might based on strenuous international standards ranging from business strategy and operations, along with analysis of detailed audited statements to verify revenues and growth. The results were announced at a reception hosted by the US Ambassador to Lebanon.
Cleartag will now compete alongside other regional leaders at the Arabia 500 to be held in the Spring of 2011.
“We are proud of this wonderful achievement, especially as a relatively young company, founded in 2001.” said a member of Cleartag management. “We would like to thank AllWorld for their efforts and interest in entrepreneurial growth in Lebanon and around the world.”
AllWorld’s mission is to find and advance all the growth entrepreneurs of the emerging world by 2015.