Voice Talks Wins Webby Award
Modev’s VOICE Talks Presented by Google Assistant has won the Webby People’s Voice Award for the Virtual & Remote: Technology category. A little over a year since debuting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down all in-person events, the digital show earned the most votes in its category from the millions of Webby voters worldwide.
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“Honorees like VOICE Talks are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” Executive Director of The Webby Awards Claire Graves said in a statement. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,500 entries we received this year.”
Google Assistant’s co-lead of global product partnerships Sofia Altuna took up the role of host for Voice Talks when it premiered last April, working with Modev and Google to run produce and run the show, including the live interviews and interactions with viewers through social media. Since that first broadcast, Voice Talks has garnered more than 100,000 subscribers and half a million views across the 11 monthly episodes and one and a half seasons. The show took May off but will return on June 24 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, you can register here.
“We are incredibly honored to receive this Webby Award for VOICE Talks, which was made possible through our partnership with the Google Assistant Product Partnerships team. This recognition is a testament to the ability of a group of tech professionals across geographies and companies to move quickly in the face of a shifting world and create something unique and of value to the community,” Modev CEO Pete Erickson said in a statement on the win. “VOICE Talks has allowed us to grow the ecosystem remotely and we’re grateful for all those who have tuned in this past year.”
The Webbys are often considered the most prestigious of digital awards, given out as they are by experts in the space and the general population of people who cares enough to vote. The growth of voice tech was acknowledged when The Webbys added several new categories to the list of awards related to the field a couple of years ago. Winners have included the BBC, Labworks.io., Headspace, and 1-2-3 Math. Now the Voice Talks team can count itself among that distinguished pantheon.
“We’re proud to bring the latest advancements in AI Voice to the broader community through engaging discussions with voice experts and thought leaders in the space,” Google Assistant ecosystem partner lead Leslie Garcia-Amaya said. “It’s incredible to see how much the content has resonated with the community, a testament to the VOICE Talks team’s great work in bringing this show to life over the past year.”