The Best Online Advertising To Be Recognized By Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association announces the Call for Entries for the 20th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. This international award program will evaluate all forms of online advertising, including email, page-based ads, online newsletters, mobile apps, Websites, video, social media and voice skills in 96 industry categories. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 31, 2022.

“Online advertising is driving creative achievement for many companies”.  “We created the IAC Awards to highlight the best in this unique advertising medium by industry, and also to help advertising professionals validate their efforts to clients and senior management. The IAC Awards can provide third party confirmation that clients are getting the best creative for their ad dollars.  Winning awards is a great way to demonstrate your creative potential.”

William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association

The Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, small business owners, etc.) involved in the process of developing Internet advertising. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.iacaward.org. The deadline for entry is January 31, 2022 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats including:

  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Online ad (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)
  • Best Email message
  • Best Online newsletter
  • Best Website (including best landing pages and best microsites)
  • Best Online video
  • Best Mobile applications
  • Best Voice Skills or Actions
  • Best Integrated ad campaign

Best of show award for each format will be selected from among the industry winners. Ads eligible for entry in the competition must have run during the period from January 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. 

Interactive agencies that win multiple awards will also be in the running for Top Agency Award. Each entrant will be awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. A Best of Show will be worth 5 points, Best of Industry 3 points and each Outstanding award 1 point. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award. Agencies winning an IAC Award will also be automatically included in the Award Winning Agencies Database.

In an effort to recognize those organizations that demonstrate exceptional development skills across multiple entries, agencies that win more the 6 awards will also be recognized with an Outstanding Advertising Developer award from the Web Marketing Association. In 2021, four agencies won this honor.  

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 2022. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web advertising. Past competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Arc Worldwide, Beeby Clark+Meyler, Brunner Digital, Campbell-Ewald, CNN, Deep Interactive Asia, Digitas, EuroRSCG 4D, Google, IBM Interactive, JWT, Mastercard, McCann Worldgroup, Possible, SapientRazorfish, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Small Army, Tectis GmbH, TMP Worldwide, Universal McCann Interactive and Wunderman / Y&R.

The 2022 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by PR.Com, iContact, eTail and WMR.FM.

A complete list of past winners can be found at the IAC Award Website.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, Internet marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. The Web Marketing Association’s annual award programs, the WebAward Competition, MobileWebAwards and the  Internet Advertising Competition Awards, have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world since 1997.

Best Websites of 2021 Named By Web Marketing Association

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The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 25th annual WebAward Competition for website development. Entries from around the world were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at www.webaward.org.

” Website development is constantly evolving to take advantage of new technology and better meet the needs of the online audiences,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “This year, the WebAwards competition received remarkable entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality.   We congratulate all of our winners for developing websites that deliver for their audiences. ”

Best of Show

The 2021 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Appnovation for their outstanding work on Visit California – Full Website Redesign.  The site was also recognized as Best Leisure Website and Best Regional Website.  Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop marketing programs that inspire travel to California. Their job is to get people excited to visit the Golden state in support of rental car companies, hotels, national parks, wineries and restaurants. Appnovation’s objective was to build a user-first website that delivered personalized content to inspire users to plan a vacation. Content is personalized based on user interests and past searches. The website combines video and a card-based page design that’s easy to scan. The dynamic landing and campaign pages have increased content findability by more than 15%

Top Agency

Vital Design was named Top Agency at the 2021 WebAward Competition, taking home 10 WebAwards and earning 44 quality point this year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.  Vidal Design was recognized in the 2021 WebAwards for Best Construction Website and Best Consumer Goods Website, Best Medical Equipment, Best Home Building Best Transportation, Best Manufacturing as well as two Outstanding Website WebAwards and two Standard of Excellence WebAwards. Vital Design believes in building strong brands, good clean design, well-crafted content, and integrated strategies.

Outstanding Website Developers

Five agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2021. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

Radancy 11

WSI 9

Forum One 7

MHP 7

Digital Operative 6

Miles Partnership (6)

 

Competition format

The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

The WebAward competition format allows Web sites to compete head-to-head with other sites within their industry to win the Best of Industry award.  Entries also compete against a standard of excellence to win Outstanding Website and Standard of Excellence WebAwards.  Each site is judged on seven different criteria and earns a score between 0 and 70 points.  The highest score in a given category wins Best of Industry for that category. If the remaining entries receive a score of 60 or greater, they receive the Outstanding Web site award. Entries that score higher than their industry average and below 59.9 receive the Standard of Excellence.

The 2021 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, Webmaster Radio and iContact.

Best Mobile Websites and Best Mobile Apps of 2021 To Be Named By Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 10th annual international MobileWebAward competition.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding mobile Websites and mobile applications.  The deadline for entry in the 2021 MobileWebAwards is September 30, 2020.  The entry form for this award program can be found at http://www.mobile-webaward.org.

“Today there are more than 5.27 billion people with a mobile device, or 66.85% of the world’s population. If a company is not effectively using mobile to reach its audience, it’s dead in the water.” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “The goal of the MobileWebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective mobile Web sites and mobile apps on the Internet. Whether a responsive website, mobile-specific website or a mobile app, our expert judges will select the best offerings in 96 industries.”

The MobileWebAwards were judged on seven criteria seen as requirements for a success mobile website or mobile app. They include Creativity, Impact, Design, Content, Interactivity, Ease of use and Use of the medium. Each mobile website or mobile app entry is judged against other entries of the same format in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.

This year’s top awards will include:

  • A “Best of Industry” MobileWebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.
  • The competition’s highest honor, the 2021 MobileWebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one best mobile website and one best mobile app that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.
  • The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.
  • Each organization that wins 5 or more MobileWebAwards will be awarded an Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer trophy.

Last year’s top awards winners were:

Patients & Purpose won Best of Show Mobile Website for TURNNT.

Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Tokyo won Best of Show Mobile Application for Brainstem 3D atlas.

Patients & Purpose was also named Top Interactive Agency for the 2020 MobileWebAwards competition.

Judging for the 2021 MobileWebAwards will take place in October and winners are expected to be announced in late December.  Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing mobile Websites,–including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past WebAward  judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as A&E Television Networks, Agency.com, Beeby Clark+Meyler, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Comedy Central, Disney, Euro RSCG, Ford Motor Company, Ion Global, IBM, J. Walter Thompson, John Deere Company, New York Post Interactive, Organic, Inc., Refinery, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, SapientRazorfish, Sun Microsystems, Warner Bros. Online, Xerox and Website Magazine.

The 2021 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and WMR.FM. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

Mobile Development Professionals Needed to Judge 2021 MobileWebAward Competition

The Web Marketing Association’s MobileWebAwards competition is currently accepting entries and is looking for additional qualified judges to help adjudicate this year’s award program.  This award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain the best mobile websites and the best mobile applications.   The Competition Web site is located at http://www.mobile-webaward.org and the deadline for entry is September 30, 2021

To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the Judge’s Nomination Form. Mobile development professionals selected as judges will be contacted during the first week of October.

“Since 1997, the WebAwards have helped define the standards for website development. The MobileWebAwards are doing the same for responsive websites, mobile-specific websites and apps designed for mobile devices,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “Smartphones and tablet computer use continues to explode and companies are racing to be allow users to connect and interact with them using mobile devices. We are looking for individuals who have direct experience developing for the expanding mobile platform. Our judges must have an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile development, an eye for a well-designed interface and the objectivity to score entries according to a predefined set of criteria”.

Judging for the MobileWebAwards will take place in Mid-October, 2021, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in December, 2021. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile website design and mobile application development. Past competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, R/GA , Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, Sun Microsystems, National Cable & Telecom Association, Refinery, Euro RSCG, A&E Television Networks , New York Post Interactive, Ernst & Young , J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Aristotle.

Entries will be accepted in both the Mobile Website and the Mobile Application formats. Entries will be judged on seven criteria:

 

  • Creativity
  • Impact
  • Design
  • Content
  • Interactivity
  • Ease of Use
  • Use of the medium

 

There is now only one week left to enter the Web Marketing Association’s 25th annual WebAward Competition, recognizing the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. The Competition Web site is located at www.WebAward.org and the deadline for entry is Friday, May 28, 2021 at Midnight EST.

The WebAward judging process has been tested for more than two decades and all participants receive feedback from the judges in terms of benchmarked scores and sometimes comments that can provide additional insights into future development. Winning an award can benefit new business pitches, staff morale, budget justification and personal career advancement. This award means business – more business for you.
Get recognized by entering today at www.WebAward.org.

The Winners of the 2021 Internet Advertising Competition Awards

The Web Marketing Association announces the winners of its 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, an effort to honor excellence in online advertising and to recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for the best in Internet marketing. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

“At a time where everyone could use some good news, the winners of the 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards represent the best in online advertising in 86 industries and 10 advertising formats,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association, Inc.  “The Web Marketing Association is pleased to help set the standard for Internet excellence with the IAC Awards by highlight the best in online advertising by medium and industry.”

 

Best of Show Winners

These Best of Show winners represent the pinnacle of achievement across all industries.  The Web Marketing Association is pleased to help set the standard for Internet excellence with the IAC Awards by highlight the best in online advertising by medium and industry.

Here are this year’s Best of Show winners:

Clum Creative for Discount Filters winner of Best of Show Online Video

PPK for MONOPOLY Bonus Spectacular winner of Best of Show Integrated Ad Campaign

Selective Service System (SSS) for 2020 Selective Service System PSA Campaign winner of Best of Show Online Video Campaign

Amadeus Hospitality (TravelClick) for Amadeus Integrated Booking Suite – Village Hotels winner of Best of Show Interactive Application

Data Axle for Marriott Bonvoy for Marriott Bonvoy Traveler winner of Best of Show Online Newsletter Campaign

GEICO for GEICO Mobile winner of Best of Show Mobile Application

Sanky Inc for Habitat for Horses Giving Tuesday Campaign winner of Best of Show Email Message

DELVE for DELVE Applies Data Science to Deliver 200% ROAS for UNICEF USA winner of Best of Show Online Campaign

AbelsonTaylor for Our Lab Is Everywhere winner of Best of Show Website

Zeta Global | Sprint | Tmobile for SPRINT Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Launch winner of Best of Show Email Message Campaign

true[X] for Walgreens winner of Best of Show Online Ad

Norwegian Cruise Lines for Staycation Social Campaign winner of Best of Show Social Media Campaign

 

Top Agency Winners

The Web Marketing Association recognizes the agency that demonstrates consistent excellence in online advertising development by winning more IAC Awards than any of their peers in a single competition. Each entrant was awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. The agency with the most points is awarded the Top Agency Award.

true[x] is recognized with the 2021 Top Agency Award, winning 13 IAC Awards, including a Best of Show award, 12 Best of industry awards and a total of 82 quality points towards the Top Agency Award.  True[x] is a technology company building the next generation of advertising products and experiences for premium video.

Three additional organizations were recognized as Outstanding Advertising Developers in the 2020 IAC Awards for winning 6 or more awards. They are:

AGENCY (number of awards)

Miles Partnership (12)

Clum Creative (7)

Data Axle (7)

 

The IAC Awards web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

 

The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for the 25th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development.  Deadline for entry is May 28, 2021.

 

Judges Needed for 25th annual WebAward Competition

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Excellence deserves recognition and the Web Marketing Association is looking for experienced Internet professionals who can help judge the Websites that are entered into its 25th annual international WebAward competition, the standards-defining award program that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. Interested individuals can submit their names for consideration using the WebAward Judges Nomination Form.

The 2021 WebAward Competition for Website development is currently accepting entries until May 28, 2021. Judging will begin in mid-June and run through early August.

“The WebAwards is different from other Web site award programs because we’re not just a beauty pageant focused on name recognition of big-time brands and pretty designs,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.  “Our judges are handed picked experts who have hands on experience either leading or developing some of today’s top Websites.  These individuals understand that participating as a judge in the WebAwards is one excellent way to give back to the online marketing community and help it to grow and evolve.”

Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing Web sites – including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as Universal McCann, SapientNitro, T Rowe Price, Bridge Worldwide, Disney, Euro RSCG, Boeing, Huge, IBM, ING Direct, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, Microsoft, R/GA, Family Cookbook Project, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotel, and Website Magazine.

If you or someone some one in your organization would make a good judge, they can learn more and enter their name for consideration on the WebAward Judges Nomination Form.

“The vast majority of our judges return each year to participate again as a WebAward judge, but some need to take time off from judging and because of the popularity of the WebAwards there is a constant need for new judges”, said Rice. “Prior to the beginning of the judging, we spend several weeks discussing the current state of Web development and how it should be recognized through the WebAwards.  Being a WebAward judge is a valuable experience that helps the individual better understand overall Web development and of course looks impressive on a resume or corporate bio”.

25th Annual WebAward Call for Entries Is Now Open

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 25th annual international WebAward competition.  The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals in 96 industries all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.  The deadline for entry for the 2021 WebAwards is May 28, 2021.  A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use and receive a numeric score.  Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.  Entrants also benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the WebAwards professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

This year’s top awards will include:

A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.

The competition’s highest honor, the 2021 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.  Last year’s Best of Show winner was presented to Publicis Sapient for winning the 2020 Best of Show WebAward for their excellent work on Mercedes-AMG. which also won Best Automotive Website.

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. WSI was named Top Agency at the 2020 WebAward Competition for the second year in a row, taking home 11 WebAwards. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.

The WebAward Top Agency award recognizes consistency of effort and is given to the interactive agency that wins the most WebAwards in a given year. All locations and offices of a specific agency will be consolidated for the purpose of determining the winner of this award. Each entrant will be awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. A Best of Show will be worth 10 points, Best of Industry 5 points and each Outstanding award 3 points and a Standard of Excellence 1 point. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award for 2021.

Each year, many agencies and some corporations win multiple awards and deserve additional recognition. This year, we will recognize each organization that wins 6 or more WebAwards with an Outstanding Interactive Developer trophy. In 2020, there were 10 agencies/companies recognized with this prestigious award: FirmStudio Ltd, Miles Partnership, Thomson Reuters – FindLaw, Forum One, Nebo, Vital, UP Hotel Internet Marketing, Postali LLC, eSolutions Group and 90 Degree Design.

Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2021 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

Judging for the 25th annual WebAwards will take place in June through August and winners will be announced in September.  Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing Web sites –including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as Universal McCann, SapientNitro, T Rowe Price, Bridge Worldwide, Disney, Euro RSCG, Boeing, Huge, ING Direct, IBM, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, Microsoft, R/GA, Family Cookbook Project, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotel, and Website Magazine.

Check out our Web Marketing Association Facebook Page and be sure to like us as we will be providing hints and tips on how to improve your chances on winning a top award though out the award program entry period.

The 2021 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: iContact, PR.com, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

To enter the 25th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development, please visit our website and create a nominator account.

Best Travel Website to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 25th Annual WebAward Competition

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The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best travel sites in the world as part of their 25th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including travel, airline and hotel & lodging websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for the best travel web sites to enter to be judged is May 28, 2021.

“Excellence deserves recognition and the travel industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “The travel industry has been transformed by the Internet and travel web sites have been doing a great job keeping up with the shift in the industry that removed agents as the source of travel information. Judges have looked highly upon travel web site’s use of design, copywriting and interactivity.”

Websites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the Travel category is judged against other travel entries and then against an overall standard of excellence.

All travel entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific criteria scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.
Winners of a WebAward in the travel categories will also receive:

  • Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
  • Increased visibility for their company
  • Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers

Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the Best of Industry for the various travel categories based on the score they receive from the WebAward judges.

Winners of the Best Travel Website include:

  • 2020 – 4 Roads for Natural World Safaris
  • 2019 – VERB Interactive for VBT
  • 2018 – Visit Huntington Beach for Surf City USA
  • 2017 – Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Miles Partnership for Pure Michigan’s New Leisure Website
  • 2016 – Experience Grand Rapids for Experience Grand Rapids Website
  • 2015 – TripCreator ehf. for TripCreator.com
  • 2014 – USDM for Colorado Springs
  • 2013 – Pixo Punch Limited for Hong Kong Summer Spectacular Campaign
  • 2012 – Boyd Gaming Corporation for B Connected Online
  • 2011 – Civic Resource Group for Wyoming Travel and Tourism Web Portal and Online Management System
  • 2010 – TravelChannel.com & Razorfish for The New TravelChannel.com
  • 2009 – VisitSweden for VisitSweden
  • 2008 – Teehan+Lax Inc for AirMiles Make Like Miles
  • 2007 – Arnold Worldwide for Hungry Suitcase
  • 2006 – Hospitality eBusiness Strategies for RIU Cancun Portal
  • 2005 – Yellowstone Journal Corporation for YellowstonePark.com
    2004 – Quicksilver Associates for Seabourn Cruise Line
    2003 – Apollo Interactive for Excalibur Las Vegas Resort Hotel & Casino
    2002 – Arnold Worldwide for Alaska

Winners of the Best Airline Website include:

  • 2019 – Origo for Cabo Verde Airlines
  • 2018 – FINE for XOJET
  • 2016 – SapientNitro & China Airlines for China Airline Website Re-design
  • 2015 – DigitasLBi for Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • 2014 – Icelandair & TM Software for Icelandair
  • 2013 – ROKKAN for JetBlue
  • 2011 – Carlson Marketing for JetBlue – “TrueBlue Be True”
  • 2010 – Lufthansa in partnership with Amadeus for Lufthansa Website
  • 2009 – Blast Advanced Media for nature Air – Eco Friendly Costa Rica Airline
  • 2008 – Atmosphere BBDO for Emirates.com
  • 2007 – Cramer-Krasselt for AirTran Raceway
  • 2006 – TM Interactive for American Airlines
  • 2005 – TM Interactive for American Airlines
  • 2004 – Cramer-Krasselt for AirTran Airways – E-Annual 2003
  • 2003 – Agence Braque for Jetsgo
  • 2002 – Air Jamaica for Air Jamaica

 

Winners of the Best Hotel & Lodging Website include:

  • 2020 – UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Maison Panthere
  • 2019 – UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Qbic (2019 Best of Show)
  • 2018 – TravelClick, Inc. for Thistle Hotels
  • 2017 – [D³] Digital Design + Development for Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – At The Center of Extraordinary (2017 Best of Show)
  • 2016 – HeBS Digital for Tsogo Sun
  • 2015 – HeBS Digital for Red Lion Hotels Website
  • 2014 – Forte Village Resort for Forte Village
  • 2013 – HeBS Digital for Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
  • 2012 – TravelClick Web Solutions for Puente Romano
  • 2011 – Sabre Hospitality Solutions for The Shores Resort & Spa
  • 2010 – TRAVELCLICK for Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel
  • 2009 – TravelCLICK for the Albert Hotel
  • 2008 – E-site Marketing for Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
  • 2007 – Cendyn for Stonewall Resort
  • 2006 – T3 (The Think Tank) for ExperienceMarriott.com
  • 2005 – Open World, LTD for WARWICK International Hotels
  • 2004 – Interactive Sites for The New York Palace web site
  • 2003 – Open World Limited for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts
  • 2002 – FreeRun Technologies for Simpson House Inn

Travel Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2021 Best Travel Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.

The 2021 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

 

About the WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website DevelopmentInternet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today.  Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

 

Best Technology Websites to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 25th Annual WebAward Competition

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The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best technology websites in the world as part of their 25th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including technology, computer hardware, computer software, electronics, information services, applications services providers, interactive services and internet service provider websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for technology web sites to enter to be judged is May 28, 2021.

“The technology industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Technology web sites have scored the highest in interactivity and design, but in past years, judges have shown they can do even better by getting innovative to stand out from the other sites and make the visitors remember them, even after they’ve left the site.”

Websites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the technology category is judged against other technology websites and then against an overall standard of excellence.

All technology entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific criteria scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.
Winners of a WebAward in the technology categories will also receive:

  • Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
  • Increased visibility for their company
  • Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • A highlight for your resume
  • Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers

Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the Best of Industry for the various technology categories based on the score they receive from the WebAward judges.

Winners of the Best Technology Web Site include:

  • 2020 – Web Marketing & Design, Lenovo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
  • 2019 – Publicis Sapient and Corteva for Corteva Enterprise Web Experience
  • 2018 – Bakir Avdic for Labcyte Inc.
  • 2017 – Virginia Tax in collaboration with CapTech Consulting for Virginia Tax Website Redesign
  • 2016 – TMP Worldwide for TMP Worldwide Website
  • 2015 – Comrade for Palerra Website
  • 2014 – SharpMotion for AceCGT NutriGene Website
  • 2013 – Euroweb Internet GmbH for Ulrich Berninger Wassertechnik
  • 2012 – Cisco Systems, Inc for Cisco Support Community
  • 2011 – Intel Corporation for Intel Reinvents Its Online Newsroom
  • 2010 – Cisco for Cisco.com
  • 2009 – Venables Bell & Partners for Sponsors of Tomorrow
  • 2008 – eBusiness Marketing & Strategies for Gene.com
  • 2007 – WIRED Digital for WIRED.com
  • 2006 – R/GA for Nokia Nseries Sitelet
  • 2005 – Streamload for MediaMax, powered by Streamload

 

Winners of the Best Computer Hardware Web Site include:

  • 2020 – Web Marketing & Design, Lenovo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
  • 2019 – Google & BASIC® for Google Store
  • 2018 – Howell Data Systems & tbk Creative for An Innovative Website for a Technology Leader
  • 2015 – Extractable for Cypress Semiconductor
  • 2014 – Cibo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Launch
  • 2013 – SapientNitro for Intel Ultrabook – Sponsor of Tomorrow
  • 2012 – VML for Dell The Power to Do More
  • 2011 – Velocity Micro Electronics for Cruz by Velocity Micro
  • 2010 – Extractable for SanDisk
  • 2009 – 6Connex and HP for HP Virtual Event Central
  • 2008 – HL2 Microsoft Hardware Sidewinder Mouse
  • 2007 – Dell Global Site Design for StudioDell
  • 2006 – Broadcom Corporation for the Broadcom web site
  • 2005 – HP for HP.com
  • 2004 – Hill & Knowlton for HP com
  • 2003 – HP for the HP Public web site
  • 2002 – Palm Inc. for Palm.com: Products, Services & Company Information

 

Winners of the Best Computer Software Web Site include:

  • 2020 – Hypergiant Industries for Hypergiant Industries Website
  • 2019 – BlackBerry Corporate Marketing for BlackBerry.com
  • 2018 – SignUpGenius for SignUpGenius – Group Organizing Made Easy
  • 2017 – BlackBerry for 2017 Best Computer: Software Website
  • 2016 – SignUpGenius for SignUpGenius Website
  • 2015 – Active Ingredients for Lithium Website
  • 2014 – Cuker Interactive for Web Cube Site Redesign
  • 2013 – DVDVideoSoft Limited for DVDVideoSoft
  • 2012 – Global Intelligence Alliance for The Intelligence Plaza
  • 2011 – VML for Sound of Code
  • 2010 – AGENDA (H.K.) Limited for Microsoft Office 2010 – I love Mum and Dad e-card competition
  • 2009 – Ounce Labs/iMarc for Ounce Labs
  • 2008 – FINE Design Group for Norton Today
  • 2007 – BLITZ for Adobe
  • 2006 – Worktank for See Windows Vista Website
  • 2005 – Avid Technology for Avid Technology corporate website
  • 2004 – Wind River for Wind River Website
  • 2003 – Novell, Inc. for Novell Worldwide Web Site

 

Winners of the Best Electronics Web Site include:

  • 2020 – Synopsys Corporate Marketing for Smart Everything Digital Experience
  • 2019 – Ogilvy Taiwan for For Those Who Dare
  • 2018 – Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) Online – vertical portal for electronics industry buyers
  • 2017 – Synopsys Digital Marketing Team for Synopsys.com Web Site Redesign
  • 2016 – Global Reach Internet Productions for Racom Corporation
  • 2015 – Extractable for Micron
  • 2014 – Cuker Interactive for Nixon Blaster Microsite
  • 2013 – Unbridled Brain/Leftlane Creative for Electrorent.com Redesign
  • 2012 – Valtech for Jabra
  • 2011 – LEVEL for BlackBerry Playbook
  • 2010 – Bump Networks Inc. for HD Relay
  • 2009 – Media Explorer Limited for Sony A900
  • 2008 – Casio / Zugara for Casio Exilim You Tube Capture Mode Campaign
  • 2007 – Web Associates for BlackBerry Corporate Site
  • 2006 – Cheil Communications America for Z5 Digital Audio Player

 

Winners of the Best Information Services Web Site include:

  • 2019 – NetApp for com
  • 2018 – Nebo for LexisNexis Risk Solutions Redesign
  • 2017 – Algoworks Marketing Team for Algoworks
  • 2016 – Perficient Digital for Veritas
  • 2015 – Extractable for Keynote Software
  • 2014 – Faction Media for CSC CIO Barometer Microsite
  • 2013 – World Wide Web Domination for Perbadana Putrajaya Portal
  • 2012 – SAI Global for NCC Standards Interactive House
  • 2011 – World Wide Web Domination for Lesotho High Commission – Malaysia
  • 2010 – One to One Interactive for Iron Mountain Corporate Site
  • 2009 – The BrainStorm Group for hireimmigrants.ca Roadmap
  • 2008 – EMC Corporation for One EMC
  • 2007 – Sapient for Yellowpages ReLaunch
  • 2006 – Greg Kaplan for Help Desk II
  • 2005 – Intelithought, Inc. for Intelithought, Inc.
  • 2004 – Hoover’s, Inc. for Hoover’s Online
  • 2003 – MarketResearch.com for MarketResearch.com – Strategy Starts Here

 

Winners of the Best Application Services Provider Web Site include:

  • 2019 – Narwhal Digital for Roadie
  • 2018 – Chroma Marketing Essentials for Singularis IT
  • 2017 – Comcast Digital Center of Excellence for XFINITY My Account Re-architecture
  • 2016 – SecureWorks for Global Web & Demand Generation Relaunch
  • 2015 – Pixe Social for Pixe Social Website
  • 2014 – Fuzz – Credly for Credly
  • 2013 – Luca De Rosso, Saskia Ketz, SumAll Team for SumAll – Damselfish Release
  • 2012 – ThoughtMatrix for DocuSign
  • 2011 – Second Thought, Inc. for Logicworks BUILDER
  • 2010 – YourMembership.com Inc. for YourMembership.com
  • 2009 – VerticalResponse for VerticalResponse Website
  • 2008 – VerticalResponse for VerticalResponse Website
  • 2007 – iCIMS for iCIMS Web Site
  • 2006 – Offermatica for Offermatica
  • 2005 – The rocket Science Group for MailChimp
  • 2004 – Leopard for Leopard em Web Site
  • 2003 – Exciting New technologies for Exciting New Technologies

 

Winners of the Best Interactive Services Web Site include:

  • 2019 – Sudden Industries for Sudden Industries Website
  • 2018 – Sudden Industries for Sudden Industries Website
  • 2017 – WSI – LLANTAS 247.COM for Llantas 247
  • 2016 – VIVIDSITES Digital Marketing Agency for VIVIDSITES Website UI/UX Design
  • 2015 – FirmStudio Ltd for FirmStudio Agency Website
  • 2014 – Duda for DudaOne
  • 2013 – Competir for Aula365 – Kids News
  • 2012 – Bozell for QRinkle Web App
  • 2011 – Blenderbox for blenderbox.com
  • 2010 – Draftfcb Healthcare for dDFCB Web Site
  • 2009 – Loewy Design for Loewy Design Website Redesign
  • 2008 – Molecular & adidas for adidas miCoach
  • 2007 – Massive Interactive & Bigpond for Official Bigpond V8 Supercars Australia
  • 2006 – nurun | ant farm for It’s a Wonderful Internet
  • 2005 – AgencyNet Interactive for www.agencynet.com
  • 2004 – Arc Worldwide for Behr Paint
  • 2003 – Behr Interactive Marketing Team for Behr Paint

 

Winners of the Best Internet Service Provider Web Site include:

  • 2019 – Rare Bird, Inc. for Intelligent Fiber Network Website
  • 2017 – TribalVision for Provdotnet
  • 2016 – Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions for Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions Website
  • 2015 – Lopez Negrete Communications for Crea Futuro
  • 2014 – Adam Internet for Adam Internet Website | www.adam.com.au
  • 2013 – Adam Internet for Adam Internet Website | www.adam.com.au
  • 2012 – Euroweb Internet GmbH for Corporate Website
  • 2011 – Lopez Negrete Communications for Verizon FiOS Website
  • 2010 – WhittmanHart / AT&T for AT&T Web Hosting
  • 2009 – GE and frog design for GE intranet
  • 2008 – JWT INSIDE for Jet Blue – Blue Tube
  • 2007 – Avenue A | Razorfish for Avenue A | Razorfish Wiki
  • 2006 – Merrill Lynch for Merrill Lynch Intranet: WorldNet
  • 2005 – MetLife for My MetLife
  • 2004 – Ogilvy PR Creative Studio for DHL Merger Intranet
  • 2003 – FedEx for AGFS Human Resources Find-It-Fast

Technology Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2021 Best Technology Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.

Participants can improve their chances on winning a WebAward by visiting the Web Marketing Association Facebook Page and becoming a fan of the page.  The Web Marketing Association will be providing hints and tips on how to improve your chances on winning a top award though out the award program entry period.

The 2021 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

 

About the WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website DevelopmentInternet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today.  Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

 

 

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