2014 Best Website Winner: Woot.com

The 2014 A Site to See Award for Best Website goes to… Woot.com!

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Heidi had this to say about Woot’s website:

Like the playfulness of concepts at Woot and creativity in “if you haven’t seen it since yesterday” – provides a sense of needing to return often.

Here’s the nomination for Woot:

Organization: Woot.com (http://www.woot.com)
Submitted by Wooter!

The copy for woot, an online store that shares new deals every day, is always filled with humor and a little bit of attitude. Just take a look at the what is woot? Page: “Woot is a lifestyle. Woot is a vision. Woot is a pungent aroma that never apologizes for what it is. Woot is the hope in the eyes of a child when that child realizes you don’t have to pay List Price for cool stuff. Woot is an ever-evolving deal maelstrom churning around a tornado circling a mystery. If you haven’t seen Woot since yesterday, you haven’t seen Woot.”

Be sure to check out all of the 2014 Corporate Humor Award Winners.

2013 Best Website Winner: MailChimp

The 2013 A Site to See Award for Best Website goes to… MailChimp!

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Mike had this to say about MailChimp’s website:

“MailChimp makes generous use of humor throughout their branding. Their website consistently projects a light, friendly, approachable and playful tone.” –Mike

Here’s the nomination for MailChimp:

Organization: Mailchimp (site)
Submitted by A_Monkey

The MailChimp website incorporates humor in almost everything they do. The most obvious is through Freddie, the animated MailChimp Monkey Mascot. On each page he shares tips, links to humorous videos, and quick jokes to make your day brighter. As FastCompany said, “MailChimp has added a splash of mischief to a product category not know for… well, much of anything.”

Website: http://www.mailchimp.com

Be sure to check out all of the 2013 Corporate Humor Award Winners.

A Site to See Award for Best Website

The finalists for the 2013 A Site to See Award for Best Website are:

Organization: Mailchimp (site)

Submitted by A_Monkey

The MailChimp website incorporates humor in almost everything they do. The most obvious is through Freddie, the animated MailChimp Monkey Mascot. On each page he shares tips, links to humorous videos, and quick jokes to make your day brighter. As FastCompany said, “MailChimp has added a splash of mischief to a product category not know for… well, much of anything.”

Website: http://www.mailchimp.com

Organization: Google (site)

Submitted by DH!

Google’s website is a perfect example of humor use. The landing page is clean and simple, not cluttered like most other search engines. The Google Doodles changes on a daily basis and usually celebrates an event for that day; sometimes it’s impressive artwork, sometimes it’s interactive games. They also have fun embedded into their message: just type in “recursion” or “askew” into the Google search bar, or read the warning message in Incognito mode.

Website: http://www.google.com

Organization: Last.fm (site)

Submitted by Robb

The Last.fm website is great for listening to music but it also has some fun, subtle elements, such as the rotating quotation box in the footer of the page. But perhaps the biggest example of humor is unseen by most people in the robots.txt file where the site disallows “/harming/humans” and “/ignoring/human/orders.”

Website: http://www.last.fm