SANTA CLARA, Calif., May, 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Webby Award winners are in, and realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced that its original five-episode, digital video series featuring actress Elizabeth Banks, won an impressive three Webby Awards.
The digital series, starring actress Elizabeth Banks, won in the categories of Online Video, DIY Video and a People's Voice Award in the category of How-to and DIY Video. In total, the series has received more than 10 honors to date, including: three Webby Awards, an OMMA award, two gold and two silver W3 awards, the AdWeek Watch Award for best female talent, a San Francisco BIG Star Award and a One Screen Award. Produced in collaboration with Pereira & O'Dell New York, the series adds informative humor to the stressful process of purchasing a home.
"'The Home-Buying Process in Plain English with Elizabeth Banks' is just one more step in realtor.com®'s journey to simplify the home buying process for consumers," said Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer for realtor.com®. "We're really excited about winning the People's Voice award because it shows that people are not only listening to the educational tips in the series, but that they like what they are hearing."
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, advertising and media, online film and video, mobile sites and apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). There are two awards available to each nominee; the Webby Award and the People's Voice Award. Members of the IADAS select the nominees and winners for Webby Awards in each category, whereas The Webby People's Voice is awarded by the voting public.
The Webby awards ceremony will take place May 17, 2016 in New York and will be available live at www.webbyawards.com.
About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®
Move, Inc. operates the ® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore.
As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM and Reesio as well as many free services.
Media Contact: Lexie Puckett, realtor.com, 805-557-3151
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