The Canadian New Media Awards has announced the 2009 winners in 19 categories at a gala ceremony at the Toronto Design Exchange. The awards recognize successes and talents in various categories in new media/digital. Winners range from well-established brand names to musicians and company executives. The categories and the winners are listed below: Best Company of the year: Cyberplex Inc., Toronto. www.cybeplex.com Best brand of the year Doritos Promising new company of the year Syncapse, Toronto. www.syncapse.com Hottest new digital kid on the block chickadvisor.com, chickadvisor Inc., Toronto. Best in mobile marketing Brisk ARTwist-Addictive Mobility, Markham. Best mobile application Air Canada iPhone App-IBM Canada, Markham. Best Location based service Poynt-Multiplied Media, Calgary. Best use of social media Invoke Media, creator of HootSuite, Vancouver. Best in interactive marketing Doritos White Bag-BBDO/Proximity Canada, Toronto Best branded entertainment Worldwide Short Film Festival; Short Attention Span-doug Agency, Toronto. Best cross-platform project Waterlife Interactive-National Film Board of Canada, Toronto. Best online video portal National Film Board of Canada online screening room Best innovative web-based game Junk: Battles-Antic Entertainment, London, ON. Best kids interactive Titanium chef-mod 7, Vancouver. Best in Canadian culture, interactive In Touch: Connecting cloth, culture and art-ecentricats inc., Toronto. Best online comedy performance Tetes a claques, Montreal. Best online artist of the year K-os. Leader in social change Mark Surman, executive director, Mozilla Foundation. Tonya Surman, executive director, Centre for Social Innovation. Lifetime achievement award Red Burns, “grandmother” of new media and founder of the ITP Program at the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University.