Walgreens Named Best Integrated Mobile Experience in the 18th Annual Webby
Paperless Coupons Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of
Ceremony Will Be Available onWebbyAwards.comat 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20,
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- April 30, 2014
Walgreens announced today that it has been named the Best Integrated Mobile
Experience for its Paperless Coupons offering in the18th Annual Webby Awards.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" byThe New York Times, The Webby
Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
(IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the
Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Awards PV Winners,
is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogulArianna
Huffington, Founder of TumblrDavid Karp, Internet co-creator Vint
Cerf,Mozilla CEO and ChairMitchell Baker, Creator of the GifSteve Wilhite,
and mobile-phone inventorMartin Cooper. This year, over 1.5 million votes
were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, ads,
mobile sites and apps and social in The Webby People’s Voice Awards.
By providing the ability to easily clip digital coupons to a Balance Rewards
card, Walgreens Paperless Coupons are designed to further enhance the customer
experience. It’s a simple way to consolidate coupon savings that can make a
shopping trip even more convenient.
"Walgreens Paperless Coupons offering has set the standard for innovation and
creativity on the Internet," saidDavid-Michel Davies, Executive Director of
The Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and
vision of its creators."
“Our customers live in a digital world and providing them with relevant
rewards and savings such as Paperless Coupons is an example of how we make the
shopping experience even more convenient,” said Rich Lesperance, Walgreens
senior director of Personalization and CRM. “We are always looking for ways to
provide a top-notch customer experience, whether that’s through a mobile
device, online or in-store. With more than 100 million Balance Rewards
members, providing our customers with an easy and convenient way to save while
on-the-go is another example of how we’re helping people get, stay and live
Walgreens will be honored at the star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 19, 2014
at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an
opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches.
Highlights from last year’s 5-Word Speeches include: Pinterest’s “Pinterest
loves you Ryan Gosling”; Bjork’s "A.E.I.O.U"; and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti
for House of Cards,"The Oscars should do this." The show will be hosted by
critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor,Patton Oswalt.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, fans can watch the show in On
Demand atWebbyawards.com. A full list of both The Webby Awards and People's
Voice Winners can be found atwebbyawards.com/winners.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and
daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides
more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and
wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of
pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and
mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health
outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care
organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public
sector. The company operates 8,209 drugstores in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems
is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager
of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics,
with more than 750 locations throughout the country.
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 & Media, Online Film & Video,
Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received
nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this
year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital
Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include:
Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge,
Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian
News and Media.
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