Published on October 29, 2019
Each year the Davey Awards honor the ‘Davids’ of the agency world who get ‘Goliath’ results with nimble teams. This year, Beyond took home two Silver Davey’s; one for our antibias tool in the ‘Website – Social Responsibility’ category, and one for our Future Planet concept in the ‘Website- Green/Eco Friendly’ category.
antibias encourages recruiters and hiring managers to assess candidates based purely on their credentials and achievements — not on superficial traits. The chrome extension replaces LinkedIn profile photos and names with geometric patterns, removing any potential bias when reviewing job applicants. This supports a more accurate assessments of applicants, and helps diversify the upper portion of the hiring funnel.
Future Planet, available on Google Assistant powered devices, showcases how voice technology could be used to help build a better future for our planet. It aims to help create environmentally friendly behaviours by stating key environmental facts and then posing challenges that people can easily complete in their day-to-day lives (like forgoing plastic straws). With continued use, this simple voice app can create lasting global impact—it only takes about 66 days to form a habit.
In addition to this year’s win, last year our team at Beyond also brought home a Davey for our work on Flavors Hook Kids.
The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 700+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.