WORLDWIDE WEBBYS: FRANCE
Our mission is to find the very best of the entire Internet, and last year that included great work from 60+ countries worldwide. Our Webby Ambassadors make sure that all the outstanding digital work happening in their countries finds its way to our Academy. In a new series, we’ll be introducing you to our awesome ambassadors all over the world.
Jérôme Duchamps has been in the communication industry for 15 years. Previously the managing director at Tribal DDB and managing director at BETC Digital, he is currently the CEO of Spoke, a digital agency specializing in social media that he founded in 2009. He is also the Vice President of AACC interactive, a professional organization representing 80% of French communication agencies
How long have you been a Webby Ambassador?
I’ve been a Webby Ambassador since September 2013, so I’m just starting but I’m very excited to represent France’s outstanding creative digital work and to be able to give The Webby Awards the awareness it deserves to have in France.
Tell us about your favorite French Webby Winner
The website that was created for the Great Exhibition of Claude Monet at Grand Palais in Paris 2010 was beautiful. It offers a true interactive experience that takes us into the world of the famous painter. It is a stunning combination of art and interactivity.
What’s your favorite French app right now? How does it make your life better?
For the fun and innovative idea behind it, my favorite French app is one feat, a social game that takes place IRL. Created by a French start up in 2011,it mixes real life and digital life and transforms our daily activities into a game through challenges that the players dare completing. It’s the app community that enables you to score by giving each of your crazy photos a grade and a badge that you can share on all your social media. I wouldn’t say that the app makes my life better but it definitely spices it up!
What’s your first, or favorite, memory from The Webby Award ?
I haven’t been to the Webby Awards yet. However, I had the great chance to attend the Lovie Awards a few weeks ago in London and to present this year’s talented French winner with my unmissable French accent! The awards show and the Judges Cocktails the night before were also an opportunity to meet some truly awesome people.
In 5 words, describe what makes digital innovation in your country exciting/unique.
Too moving to be written ;)
To learn more about digital france, you can connect with Jérôme on LinkedIn and Twitter.