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May 17th 2012

AOL Earns Digiday Award and Six Telly Awards

An AOL Advertising display ad campaign was named Best B2B Branding Campaign in the 2012 Digiday Awards this week. The "Environment Matters" campaign ran online and offline, targeting ad agencies and brands and highlighting the importance of the online environment in which their ads run.Digiday covers online media, marketing and advertising.

Based on AOL's proprietary research, we've found that ads perform better when placed next to quality content. To help highlight this to the agency world, the AOL Advertising team came up with the "Environment Matters" campaign. The beautiful -- and now award-winning -- campaign and its messaging were well received by the industry! Check out Digiday's site to see the rest of the winners.

AOL also picked up six Telly Awards honoring the best in film and video productions, Web videos, commercials and films, local and regional and cable TV commercials, programs and segments. Last year, the Tellys received more than 11,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. And the winners are...

Winning Content and Category:

SILVER (highest honor):


Watch all of these videos and more by visiting the AOL On Network.

Apr 30th 2012

HuffPost Canada Reporter Wins Journalism Award

Following its nomination for Excellence in Journalism last month, HuffPost Canada is celebrating another win this time for business reporter Rachel Mendleson's inaugural labor reporting which earned an award from the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) for her feature that explored the links between income inequality and the decline of unions in Canada.

The award, presented Saturday at the CAJ's annual gala in Toronto, honors stories that advance public understanding of labor issues.

Mendleson traveled to St. Thomas, Ontario, where she documented the struggle of workers from that city's shuttered Ford assembly plant to find good jobs. She used their plight to examine the broader question of what impact the disintegration of organized labor has had on Canada's growing income gap.

The story was featured prominently in HuffPost's ongoing "Mind The Gap" series, edited by Daniel Tencer, which chronicles this country's income divide. We're proud of the work Rachel has done on the "Mind The Gap" series and it reinforces our commitment to cover stories that fall outside of mainstream business news.

The award is one of many that The Huffington Post has won in the last month including a Pulitzer Prize for its series Beyond the Battlefield, honored in the National Reporting field and a British Media Award naming HuffPost UK's Editor-in-Chief as Media Innovator of the Year.

Apr 17th 2012

AOL Wins Three Digiday Publishing Awards

Last night, Digiday announced the winners of the Digiday Publishing Awards at their gala in New York City and AOL nabbed three awards:

Best Advertising Innovation by a Publisher
AOL Premium Formats / Smart Apps

Best Use of a iPad/Tablet by a Publisher
AOL / Editions

Best Editorial Achievement by a Publisher
The Huffington Post

Honoring overall excellence and breakthrough achievements in digital publishing, branded content and advertising technology, the Digiday Publishing Awards also named Cambio's CliffNotes Films as a finalist in the Best Branded Content Integration by a Publisher category. The winners and finalists were selected by a judging committee made up of leading media and marketing experts, journalists, industry insiders, marketers, publishers, and technology visionaries. To read the full list of winners click here.

Apr 4th 2012

The Huffington Post Canada Named Finalist for Excellence in Journalism Award

Today, the Canadian Journalism Foundation announced its list of finalists in the large-media category for the annual Excellence in Journalism Award and The Huffington Post Canada was among the honorees.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation celebrates news organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence including accuracy, independence, accountability, courage and originality. Recent excellence winners in the large-media category include the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and The Hamilton Spectator.

This year's winner-and the winner will be announced at the CJF 15th Annual Awards Gala on June 7, 2012 in Toronto. Click here to read the full list of nominees.

Mar 8th 2012

AOL's UnUniversity Named Best HR Idea for 2012

AOL's peer-to-peer learning program, UnUniversity was named one of the winners of the Best HR Ideas for 2012 contest by HR Executive Magazine. Rewarding straightforward solutions that address real needs in both organizations and communities, HR Executive Magazine recognized UnUniversity for its unique and original approach to internal knowledge-sharing/training.

Led by Melissa Frescholtz, senior program designer for people development, UnUniversity is unique because it gives all AOLers the opportunity to teach or take a class. All topics are welcome and cover a range of subjects from UnUBusiness which provides the inside scoop on AOL's business and skills for success to UnUTalents, where AOLers share interests and talents -- work-related or not.

The program not only enriches students with new knowledge, but also allows teachers to share personal interests and passions while honing their presentation and communication skills. We're proud to continue to invest in our employees by providing meaningful opportunities for growth while taking fun seriously.

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