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Crosby Honored by Webby Awards for Social Media Videos for USDA’s ‘Hungry Pests’ Program


Crosby Marketing Communications has been recognized as an Official Honoree for Best Online Video in the 19th Annual Webby Awards. Crosby received the recognition for a series of five social media videos that help educate the public about invasive species that threaten our environment and agriculture. The videos were created as part of the Hungry Pests program on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).  They can be viewed online at http://www.crosbymarketing.com/our-work/case-studies/usda/.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The judges, selected by IADAS, are comprised of web industry notables, from the founder of Tumblr to the co-founder of Instagram.

Nearly 13,000 entries were judged this year. They were received from more than 60 countries, with the Official Honoree distinction only being awarded to the top 20 percent.

Crosby has more than 40 years’ experience creating award-winning work for healthcare, government and nonprofit organizations. In addition to the USDA, current clients include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, DAV, ENERGY STAR, Kaiser Permanente, St. Agnes Hospital and The Wallace Foundation.

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