Rodney Dangerfield Nominated For Best Celebrity/Fan Site By Webby Awards And Receives Official Honoree Distinction
Rodney Dangerfield's New Website Gets Ultimate Respect By Webby Awards
April 10, 2014 --
LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all." Rodney Dangerfield. Iconic comedian Rodney Dangerfield is finally getting some well-deserved respect.Rodneyis one of fivenominees whose website is competing for the prestigious international Webby Award in the Celebrity/Fan category. He will have to duke it out against such notables as Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West,and Mario Batali.
And that's not all. Rodney's site (rodney.com) is also an "Official Honoree," a distinction awarded for work exhibiting remarkable achievement, in Webby'sBest Navigation/Structure category.
"We are honored to receive this prized recognition in the digital space," said Joan Dangerfield, who is the creative force behind the site which launched last November on Rodney's 92nd birthday. The site was developed by Shine United in Madison, Wisconsin.
A Webby Award is considered the Internet's highest honor, much like a Grammy or Oscar. Winners are chosen bythe International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences,a global organization whose newest members include Tumblr founderDavid Karp, Huffington Post Media Group PresidentArianna Huffington, Skype CEOTony Bates,mobile-phone inventorMartin Cooper,and creator of theGIF file format, Steve Wilhite.
As a Webby Award Nominee, rodney.com is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award.The public can cast theirvotes by visiting "The 18thAnnual Webby Awards People's Voice"site[http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/web/general-website/celebrityfan]. Voting is open now until April 24.
The Webby nominations came on the heels of the"Win Rodney's Ride"sweepstakes where visitors ofrodney.com competed for Rodney's 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood.The winner will be announced later this month.
Rodney was a cyberspace pioneer who became the first celebrity to have a personally owned website in March 1995. The newly launched rodney.com features a novel design that navigates sleekly on today's mobiledevices and showcases a treasure trove of Rodney's unique brand of humor, includingshareable audio of his most recognized one-linersas well as never-before-seen exclusiveselectionsfrom Joan's personal archive, "The Collected Papers of Rodney Dangerfield." New selections from the archive will be added to the site on a regular basis.
About Rodney Dangerfield
Grammy award-winning comedy legend,Rodney Dangerfield, known for his "I don't get no respect" line,appeared in 22 films, 20 lite beer commercials, and on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" 70 times.His signature getup (black suit and red tie) is part of a permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., and he is known for having giving many renowned comedians their early breaks, including Jim Carrey, Tim Allen, Roseanne Barr, Jerry Seinfeld, Louie Anderson, Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Kinison.
About Shine United
Shine United is a $40 million advertising, design and interactive agency located in Madison, Wisconsin.The privately held company's client experience includes national consumer brands such as Harley-Davidson, Wisconsin Cheese, Winston Fly Rods and Mizuno Running and Golf. Shine is creatively driven, results focused and dedicated to building passion between people and brands. Learn more atshineunited.com. Shine on.
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