SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, has been nominated in the Best Insurance Website category for the 16th Annual Webby Awards.
The Webby Awards recognize the best the Web has to offer. Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), The Webbys shine a spotlight on those driving creative, technical, and professional progress on the Web. TheNew York Times describes these awards as the "Internet's highest honor."
The Webby nomination adds to Esurance's already impressive collection of accolades. The company recently won PR Newswire's Earnie Award in the Best Connection to Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook Audience category for its creative social media campaign supporting The Trevor Project.
In addition to being up for the Webby award, Esurance is eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award. Online voting determines the winner of this award, with polls open from now untilApril 26. Esurance supporters can vote at http://pv.webbyawards.com/#ballot/44.
"Nominees like Esurance 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."
A panel of judges from the IADAS will select The Webby winner for the Best Insurance Website category based on excellence in content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and overall experience. The IADAS will announce the winner on May 1 and honor them during the 16th Annual Webby Awards ceremony on May 21.
The event will be streamed live from The Hammerstein ballroom in New York City and will also be available online at webbyawards.com.
This is the third nomination for Esurance, as the company was previously named an official honoree in 2007 and 2008.
Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With easy-to-use mobile apps, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is insurance for the modern world™ and the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).