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P+W up for a Webby Award

P+W up for a Webby Award


Fans Can Vote Online to Help Pulp+Wire Win Internet’s Top Honor:

Portland, Maine — April 9th, 2013 – Pulp+Wire announced today that it has been nominated for Best School/University Website in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.

The Salt Institute ( is a non-profit school in Portland, Maine offering semester-long intensive programs in documentary writing, radio, photography and multimedia with a focus on powerful and responsible storytelling. The new website which was debuted in late 2012 highlights the storytelling aspects of the institute, and is meant to entice new students as well as be a homing base for alumni to re-connect.

“Nominees like Pulp+Wire 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 11,000 entries we received this year.”

“All of us at Pulp+Wire are thrilled by the type of exposure this brings the Salt Institute. Salt is an amazing School and we are ecstatic that the site we designed was met with such wonderful acclaim by the Webbys.” Said Taja Dockendorf, owner of Pulp+Wire. “We design with the client’s goals and persona in mind, so we are very excited to be recognized and honored by our peers – this is an outstanding achievement for my team”

As a nominee, Pulp+Wire is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 25th, Pulp+Wire and Salt fans can cast their votes at (search for Salt or Pulp+Wire)

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Highlights from last year’s 5-Word Speeches include: Pinterest: “Pinterest loves you Ryan Gosling”; Bjork: “A.E.I.O.U”; and Holocaust survivor Tibor Sands for The United States Holocaust Museum  “Thank you for remembering me.”

For a full list of last year’s 5-Word Speeches, please visit

About Pulp+wire
Pulp+Wire (, located at 2 Milk Street in the Old Port district of Portland, Maine, specializing in launching companies via strategic branding, design, packaging, web all geared to drive both business and consumer awareness.  With a client base ranging from small start-ups to nationally known companies with international exposure, Pulp+Wire utilizes a client-centric business model that produces outstanding, custom tailored creative solutions that have resulted in client recognition on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, Fox Business News, InTouch Magazine and other high-profile local and national media outlets.  Pulp+Wire also has received awards for outstanding design and has been recognized as a trend pioneer by national and international trade outlets including GDR UK, Ad Club of Maine, L’Odyssée Du Pack,  Graphic Design USA, Pack Age 2012 tend forecast, Package Design Magazine and Web Marketing for Dummies. Join Pulp+Wire on Facebook  and Twitter and Pinterest.

About Salt
The Salt Institute
 is a non-profit school in Portland, Maine offering semester-long intensive programs in documentary writing, radio, photography and multimedia with a focus on powerful and responsible storytelling. Graduate and undergraduate students come from all over the US and other countries for fifteen weeks of intensive field research, workshops and seminars. Throughout the semester, students gather cultural materials and develop their craft to create documentaries of professional caliber.

What Salt does has been called ethnography, cultural journalism, oral history, folklore, qualitative sociology, documentary photography, visual anthropology, and non-fiction writing. But we are less concerned about what to call what we do than how we do it.

About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Internet Explorer, Google+, Quancast, Yext, Vitamin T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mashable, The Occasional and Business Insider.

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