SYDNEY, Australia – 16 March 2012 – Tonight AIMIA announced the winners of its 18th Annual Awards at a glitzy ceremony on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island. Over 600(?) industry leaders from around the country came together to celebrate the best work undertaken by Australia’s digital industry this past year.
Hosts Jane Gazzo and Brendan MacLean entertained the crowd and DJ Mia Lucci kept the tunes pumping. The opening speech was delivered by AIMIA President Simon Goodrich and Vice-President Peter Bray.
Simon Goodrich highlighted the importance of Australia’s digital industry and its contribution to broader society. “Whilst people talk of industries going sideways or backwards, we need to continue to champion new opportunities and challenges. We’re mainstream now. Let’s not shy away from that.
“Right now each and every day we are producing the same amount of data per day as all books ever written and words ever spoken in our entire prior history. The role of what to do with this, including rights and privacy online, will become an ever more public issue and we as an industry should be active in these debates. In Australia, we are great at digging things out of the ground. But globally we can make our footprint larger by leveraging our digital skills,” said Goodrich.
Peter Bray recognised those who had led the digital industry and looked to its future. “This industry has been full of dreamers, provocateurs, people who believe things really can change. On the 18th birthday of our awards, let’s promise ourselves that we never lose this. That we never lose our capacity to challenge, to provoke, to enable change.”
The AIMIA Awards, affectionately known as the ‘Amys’, continue to grow each year, celebrating the best work of Australia’s Digital Content, Services and Applications Industry across a broad range of consumer, business, government and not-for-profit categories.
Sponsors of this year’s AIMIA Awards include BigPond, NSW Trade & Investment, Hostworks, InMobi, KPMG, TressCox Lawyers, Spectrum Communications, Adobe, Getty Images, IBSA, Community Engine, Brightcove, Sitecore, Mumbrella, SmartCompany, I-Nex, Nokia, Digistor and Viocorp.
To find out more information on the winning entries of the Annual AIMIA Awards, visit: http://www.aimia.com.au/home/awards/aimia-awards/18th-aimia-awards-winners/
Jennifer Jefferys at Spectrum Communications – 02 9954 3299
Founded in 1992, AIMIA is the peak national industry body for digital content, services and applications in Australia. AIMIA is devoted to the commercial development of the industry as a whole and to the commercial development of the distinct AIMIA members and AIMIA member groups that comprise the Interactive Media and Digital Sectors. See www.aimia.com.au