SANTA MONICA, Calif. — April 9, 2014 — Two innovative online tools from Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, were recognized today by the 18th Annual Webby Awards, which recognizes the most influential Internet sites and mobile apps.
The Webby Awards selected the Edmunds.com Mobile App as an Official Honoree in the Best User Experience category for Mobile & Apps, while the Edmunds.com Live Advice service was named an Official Honoree in the Customer Service category for Social Media. Edmunds.com was the only automotive service recognized among the 12,000 entries submitted from more than 60 countries. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded only to the top 20 percent of the submitted nominations.
The Edmunds.com iOS App makes car shopping easier by showing users thousands of new and used cars for sale nearby. Shoppers can also read expert and consumer reviews, and compare upfront prices to lock in the best offer through Edmunds.com's Price Promise®. Other app features include video and photo galleries and finance and lease calculators. Mobile iOS users can download the Edmunds.com app for free at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edmunds/id393630966?mt=8. Android users can also download the free app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.edmunds.
Edmunds.com's Live Advice service allows users to ask Edmunds experts any questions they might have about car shopping, such as pricing, negotiating tips, and locating inventory. Live Advice's customer service efforts were recognized alongside acclaimed social media presences such as Red Bull and Veterans United Home Loans. Users can connect with this free service through e-mail, Twitter, online chat or by calling 1-855-782-4711.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and creator of the Jif Steve Wilhite.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with Edmunds.com's Price PromiseSM, they can get an instant, upfront price on those same vehicles. Recently named by Maritz Research as one of the most trusted online consumer review sites - and the only automotive site listed in the top ten - Edmunds.com is also home to comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories. Even when you're at the dealership, we're always by your side. Just call our free Live Advice Line at 1-855-782-4711 or use our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps or Edmunds.com Android App. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook. You can also find us on Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Flipboard.