World — 22 March 2011 wins Best Export Achievement and People's Choice AIMIA awards, presented at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. wins Best Export Achievement and People's Choice AIMIA awards, presented at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour., the world’s largest outsourcing website and online marketplace, won the most awards at the interactive media industry’s night of nights, including the coveted People’s Choice Award. was star performer at the 17th Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Awards night, on Friday, March 18th, and picked up two awards: Best Export Achievement and, one of the night’s most hotly contested honors, the People’s Choice Award.

More than 600 industry leaders from all over Australia gathered at Cockatoo Island, in Sydney Harbor, to celebrate Australia’s top digital talent.

“We are extremely proud that’s global growth is being recognized by the industry and our peers”, said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive.

One the night’s most coveted awards, the People’s Choice, cannot be entered directly. Instead, it is voted upon by AIMIA members and the public. topped an outstanding list of 177 nominees, including Ogilvy, Fairfax Digital, Vodafone, Clemenger BBDO, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Saatchi & Saatchi.

“The People’s Choice Award is extremely special, obviously. To be honored by Australia’s best creative and entrepreneurial minds, as well as the wider community, is an overwhelming endorsement of what we’ve achieved. We dedicate this to each and every one of our Freelancers from all over the world, whose hard work knows no bounds,” Barrie concluded.

The full list of categories and winners can be viewed at the AIMIA website: is the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world. Through, businesses connect with independent service providers and freelancers. connects over two million professionals from all over the world.

Through the website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales & marketing and accounting & legal services.

The average job costs less than US$200, making extremely cost-effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time. Website:

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