Award show roundup
The ninth annual Canadian New Media Awards took place yesterday in Toronto. Cyberplex was named company of the year. BBDO/Proximity Canada's work for Doritos won it the brand of the year award, as well as the best interactive marketing award. Syncapse was named most promising new company. ChickAdvisor.com won the new kid on the block award. Brisk Artwist won the mobile marketing award. Air Canada won the award for best mobile application. Poynt was named best location based service. Invoke Media was recognized for best use of social media. The Worldwide Short Film Festival and Doug Agency were recognized for best branded entertainment. Waterlife Interactive from the National Film Board of Canada was named best cross-platform project. The National Film Board was also named best online video portal. Antic Entertainment won best web-based game for Junk: Battles. Titanium Chef won the award for best kids interactive service. The Textile Museum of Canada was recognized for best interactive Canadian culture presentation. Têtes à claques was named best online comedy performance. K-os was named online artist of the year. Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation and Tonya Surman of the Centre for Social Innovation were named leaders in social change. Red Burns, founder of the ITP program at the Tisch School for the Arts at NYU, received a lifetime achievement award.