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OneLouder’s BaconReader among region’s Webby Awards nominees

Kansas City, Mo. app maker OneLouder cooked up two apps worthy of Webby Awards this year, earning recognition from the annual event that aims to celebrate “the best of the web.” The company’s BaconReader, an Android-only app for reading the social news site reddit, is one of five nominees in the mobile and apps category “social (tablets and all other devices).” 1Weather, which OneLouder called “an alternative to cookie cutter weather apps” at launch, grabbed one of 12 honoree spots in the mobile category “best visiual design.”

Also among the 17th annual Webby Awards’ nominees and honorees unveiled by the New York-based International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences earlier this month, are Omaha advertising and digital agencies Bozell and Phenomblue, respectively, and Kansas City, Mo. advertising agency VML. “Iowa Nice,” a viral video produced by Iowa Filmmakers, and Nebraska Loves Public Schools, a promotional campaign for Nebraska’s public schools, earned honors, as well.

The Webby Awards received more than 11,000 entries from over 65 countries, paring the submissions down to five finalists per category, according to a press release. A panel of judges, which includes Arianna Huffington and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom, will select the winners with the help of votes cast by the public—to vote, visit webbyawards.com by April 25. The Webby Awards will be broadcast online May 22.

Here are the nominees and honorees from Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa (Kansas is not represented among the finalists or honorees).


BaconReader for Reddit, OneLouder Apps (Kansas City, Mo.)

Category: Mobile and Apps – Social (Tablet & All Other Devices)

Nominees: SoundCloud, Skype for Windows 8, Tumblr and HBO Connect


Phenomblue.com, Phenomblue (Omaha)

Category: Web – Professional Services

Nominees: Marcus Thomas, Cadient Group, Station AG and WorkingNotWorking.com


Bozell Intern Site, Bozell (Omaha)

Category: Web – Employment

Nominees: Glassdoor, Jobvite, Triton Storm and CareerBliss

Kashi Cultivate e-Newsletter, VML (Kansas City, Mo.)

Category: Interactive Advertising and Media – Email Marketing

Nominees: A Mail that Can Only Be Revealed by Everyone, Air Force Priority eDM, Over Qualified Interns Emails and Water Museum


Gatorade Win from Within, VML (Kansas City, Mo)

Category: Social – Native Advertising

Nominees: Orginal Click, The Bullying Simulator, Pepsi NEXT: The Extra Hour and Google+ Hangouts Christmas


1Weather, OneLouder (Kansas City, Mo.), Mobile and Apps – Best Visual Design

Nebraska Loves Public Schools, Malone & Co / Just Jump Films (Omaha), Online Film and Video – Documentary: Series

Iowa Nice, Iowa Filmmakers (Des Moines), Online Film and Video – Viral


Credits: Screenshots from respective websites.

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