Bernard Hodes Group Nominated For Webby Award -- NYPD Career Site Nominated As Best in Employment Category for 13th Annual Webby Awards

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Bernard Hodes Group, a leader in integrated talent solutions, announced today that it has been nominated for Best Careers Web site on behalf of its work for the New York City Police Department (http://www.nypdrecruit.com) for this year’s Annual Webby Awards.

Nominees like Bernard Hodes Group are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet

Bernard Hodes Group, a leader in integrated talent solutions, announced today that it has been nominated for Best Careers Web site on behalf of its work for the New York City Police Department (http://www.nypdrecruit.com) for this year’s Annual Webby Awards.

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Award is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

Bernard Hodes Group is a leader in recruitment and employee communications, creating innovative digital solutions for clients, such as the NYPD. Some of the most unique elements within the NYPD careers Web site include online recruiter chat, realistic job previews and online tutorials for Police Entrance Exam preparations.

"Nominees like Bernard Hodes Group 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 nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."

“This site is a testament to the NYPD, whose vision allows us to bring innovation to their recruitment strategies and continually find new ways to engage with their audience,” said Hodes Creative Director Dewey Moss. “It also represents our shared drive for real-time communication with candidates, and features new tools to ease the recruitment and hiring process.”

As a nominee, Hodes is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 30, individuals can cast their votes for Bernard Hodes Group as well as for other companies in The Webby People's Voice Awards at http://pv.webbyawards.com.

Winners will be announced on May 5, 2009 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 8th hosted by Seth Meyers. Winners will be able to share one of the Webbys’ famous five-word speeches with the world. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Beastie Boys ("Can anyone fix my computer?"), and Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.").

The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.

About Bernard Hodes Group:
Bernard Hodes Group is a leading fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see http://www.hodesiQ.com). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc., (NYSE - OMC) (http://www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty
communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually every industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.

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, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 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: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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