Last night Canada’s digital industry got together to celebrate the accomplishments and growth over the past year as the 2012 Digi Awards where held in downtown Toronto. This year’s host was Harley Morenstein, the YouTube celebrity best known for his outrageous online cooking show ‘Epic Meal Time’, along with award-winning TV host and producer Anne-Marie Withenshaw. Andrew Bravener and Andrew Gunadie were also on hand to provide comic relief for all attendees.
This year, The Digis had over 20 categories which featured a wide range including Most Innovative Digital Media Technologies, Best in Branded Entertainment, Best Use of Social Media and others, making the event the top destination for Canada’s leaders in advertising, media and technology.
The 2012 Digi Awards Winners:
Best in Branded Entertainment: McDonald’s Happy Studio, Fuel Industries, McDonald’s Europe
Best in Digital Advertising: Scratch ‘N Win Contest, Yellow Pages Group
Best Use of Social Media: Tweet-A-Carol, Juniper Park, Toronto Pearson International Airport
Best in Canadian Culture: Burquette, Attraction Images, National Film Board of Canada, Turbulent Media
Best in Community Campaigns: Earth Rangers empowers kids to Bring Back the Wild, Earth Rangers
Best in E-Learning: Montreal: Evolution through Architecture and Urbanism (ARTH298M), eConcordia
Best in Mobile Applications: Totally Amp’d, Smokebomb Entertainment
Best in Tablet Applications: Aux Magazine for iPad, AUX TV, Blue Ant Media
Best in Cross-Platform, Fiction: ZED.TO, ZED.TO
Best in Cross-Platform, Non-Fiction: D-Day To Victory, The Secret Location
Best in Cross-Platform, Kids: In Real Life Interactive, The Secret Location
Best in Mobile Gaming: My Singing Monsters, Big Blue Bubble
Best in Web Gaming: Warframe, Digital Extremes
Best in Digital Lifestyle & Entertainment: YummyMummyClub.ca
Best in Digital News & Current Affairs: CBCnews.ca, CBC
Best in Web Series, Fiction: Guidestones, iThentic / Smiley Guy Studios
Best in Web Series, Non-Fiction: Bear71, National Film Board of Canada
Canada’s Most Promising Digital Media Company: Juice Mobile
Most Innovative Digital Media Technology: Evolution Engine, Digital Extremes Ltd.
Canada’s Top Digital Companies
- A Thinking Ape
- Broadband TV
- Klick Inc.
- Stingray Digital
- Toonbox Entertainment