Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Wajam (http://www.wajam.com), a leader in social search, was named Company of the Year in the 2013 Digi Awards, Canada's premier annual showcase of the remarkable companies, products and people who are making waves in the digital media industry.
From across the country, hundreds of companies submitted entries in 17 distinct categories to determine the definitive list of Canada's digital elite. A group of industry professionals across the digital spectrum determined the brightest stars in the Canadian digital media landscape.
Nominees gathered on December 3rd, 2013 in Toronto at The Carlu as Canada's digital scene gathered for a night devoted to celebrating the very best in the business and to find out the Digi winners. The 2013 Digis were hosted by radio and television personality, Arisa Cox.
“2013 was a big year of growth for our company,” said Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault. “Our team expanded five fold and we continued to create new revenue streams to sustain profitability in a fiercely competitive world of social search. Last night, we were truly honored to be among some of the biggest thought leaders in Canada . We look forward to another year of new possibilities for our customers, team and community!”
"The Digi Awards celebrate the digital innovation in Canada's advertising, media and technology sectors," says Mark Greenspan, Executive Director of nextMEDIA. "These sectors are undergoing a fundamental evolution and The Digis offer a unique opportunity to see what kind of innovation that the digital media world is producing, while also providing us with a better understanding of Canada as a global digital leader."
The 2013 Company of the Year nominees included ScribbleLive, JUICE Mobile, Point Alliance Inc., Hibernum Creations and Wajam.
nextMEDIA is Canada's most influential and forward-thinking community of executive-level media professionals working in the digital space, which brings together the leading international players, platforms, services and consultants disrupting the media landscape in the areas of advertising, media and publishing today. nextMEDIA is where the old school and new school collide.
About the Digi Awards
The Digi Awards are Canada's premier showcase of the remarkable digital media companies, projects, products and pioneers that are putting Canada at the forefront of the international mediascape. The Digi Awards are a new kind of awards program – one designed to capture the breadth and scale of the ground-breaking work coming out of Canada and bringing it together in one place.
About Wajam – Great Minds Search Alike – http://www.wajam.com
Wajam (http://www.wajam.com) is a social search engine that gives you access to the knowledge of your friends when you need it. The Wajam Social Search Everywhere Plugin makes searching the web more personal by adding results from friends to standard searches on Google, Bing or Yahoo! It elevates search relevance by featuring your friends' likes and reviews for products, places, links, photos and videos within your regular search habits, even in places like Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor, YouTube and Ebay. The Wajam Search site gives users the ability to search their network of trusted friends and followers across multiple social networks all in one place. In addition, Wajam features a mobile app to tap into this social knowledge on the go.
Wajam was recognized with an innovation award from PwC Vision to Reality 2013; three Golden Bridge Awards in 2013; four 2013 International Stevies Awards; three 2012 International Stevies Awards; a Red Herring Americas Top 100 and Global 100 Award; a CIX Top 20 Most Innovative Companies in Canada Award; the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award; and Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Jury's Favorite Award and Top Companies-To-Watch. Wajam received the highest security certifications from TRUSTe, McAfee and Norton, and is committed to protecting privacy and keeping user info safe. Wajam launched in private beta in January 2011 and was founded by Martin-Luc Archambault, who was previously CEO of Zango Canada, the winner of the Quebec Notables Young Professional Award and the winner of an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Wajam is privately held and funded by Bolidea. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wajam or Twitter at https://twitter.com/wajam. Please refer also to our award-winning Press Page or visit our Blog.