TSA cleans up with three Webby Awards

 

Judging by the negative emails I get everytime I share what I find to be an alarming tally of guns found by the Transportation Security Administration at airport security checkpoints each week, not everyone is a fan of the agency’s work.

But the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) evidently loves TSA’s work on the internet.

Last week the group awarded the TSA Instagram account three coveted Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the Internet.  “We’re not in the entertainment business,” Bob Burns, TSA’s social media lead and caption writer for the agency’s Instagram account said in a statement,  “But mixing humor with our messaging has been a very successful formula for us.”

TSA’s Instagram Account won these three awards:

Webby Award: Social Content – Marketing / Corporate Communications 
Webby Award: Social Content Marketing – / Weird 
People’s Voice Award: Social Content Marketing – / Weird 

I'm very excited to announce that the TSA Instagram account has won the internet!  We won two Webbys and one People's Voice award in the 22nd Annual Webby Awards! … Social Media/Marketing: Corporate Communications Webby Award — Decided by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) … Social Media/Marketing: Weird Webby Award — Decided by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) … Social Media/Marketing: Weird People's Voice Award — Decided by online votes. Huge thanks to all who voted!!! … Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). … Thanks to all of our followers. Not only for liking our posts and spreading the word about the account, but for providing amazing comments that are every bit as amazing as the content we post. #Webbys

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