Online Ad Professionals Needed to Judge Best Online Advertising Awards

The Web Marketing Association’s 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Award program is currently accepting entries and is looking for qualified judges to help adjudicate this year’s award program. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising.

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

“We are looking to expand the judging pool for the awards by bring on qualified advertising professionals to help us set the standard of excellence for online advertising,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association, Inc. “We created the IAC Awards to highlight the best in this unique advertising medium by industry and need additional individuals who have direct experience developing online advertising. Our judges must have an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in web advertising, an eye for a well-designed ad and the objectivity to score entries according to a predefined set of criteria.”

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 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 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 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to everyone 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, 2020 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

“It is an honor and an important responsibility when you are chosen to participate as a judge,” said Rice. “Judging an award show like the IAC Awards is a great way to share your experience and expertise with the online advertising community. You are helping to set the standard for award winning advertising throughout the Web.”

The Best Online Advertising To Be Recognized By Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association announces the Call for Entries for the 19th 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 29, 2021.

“Online advertising is driving creative achievement for many companies,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.  “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.”

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 29, 2021 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, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

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 2020, eight agencies won this honor.

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 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 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 2021 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by PR.Com, iContact, and WMR.FM.

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

Best Social Media Campaigns to Be Named by Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association judges will select the best social media campaigns in 86 industries as part of their 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. Anyone wishing to nominate their social media work for consideration may do so at www.IACAward.org before the deadline of January 29, 2021.

“Marketers using social media, like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Linkedin, to engage consumers is exploding,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. Using either apps or pages can an effective advertising tool to build brand awareness and engage consumers using social media.  The IAC Awards provides an opportunity to show the world your expertise in this emerging field. It’s also a great marketing opportunity for the winners to promote their work to senior management, customers and prospects”.

The 2021 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, 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 29, 2021 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

 

Past Best of Show Winners in the Social Media category include:

2020    Direct Orthopedic Care  won by GWL Advertising and Direct Orthopedic Care

2019    Wild Turkey: 101 Years, No Apologies won by Heat

2018    Rip It Social Media won by TMV Group

2017    Put a Price on your Precious won by These Days

2016    Ask Pharma won by Atmosphere Proximity

2015    Which Career Character Are You? AT&T Quiz won by AT&T – Jennifer Terry-Tharp

2014    The Walking Dead Chop Shop won by INNOCEAN USA

2013    Revlon Expression Experiment won by VML

2012    The Source Code Mission won by The Visionaire Group

2011    Coca-Cola Happiness Machine won by Definition 6

 

In addition to mobile applications, awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats such as:

Mobile Apps

Email message campaign

Web sites (including microsites and landing pages)

Online ads (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)

Online applications

Integrated ad campaign

Rich media ads

Online Video

Voice Skills and Actions

Online newsletter campaign

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

Best Email Advertising Campaigns to Be Named by Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association judges will select the best email advertising campaigns in 86 industries as part of their 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. Companies or agencies wishing to nominate their email marketing work for consideration may do so at www.IACward.org before the deadline January 29, 2021.

“Email marketing is the workhorse of online marketing for many companies trying to maintain an ongoing relationship with customers and prospects,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “The creative used in an email marketing campaign has gone from text only to highly personalized ads targeting highly segmented lists.  Each email advertisement and campaign will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium. The IAC Awards provides an opportunity to find out who is doing an outstanding job creating email advertising. It’s also a great marketing opportunity for the winners to promote their work to senior management, customers and prospects their outstanding work”.

The 2021 Internet Advertising Competition Awards is industry based and will accept entries from 86 industries, including construction, computer hardware, consumer goods, credit unions, medical, financial services, real estate and small business just to name a few. Entries judged to be outstanding will receive an IAC Award. The entry receiving the highest score in each industry will be recognized as the best email advertisement for that industry.

Past Best of Show Email Campaigns winners include:

Year    Winner for Entry Name                                          

2020    Scoppechio for Longhorn Steakhouse email campaign

2019    TMV Group for Faygo Email Newsletter

2018    Sanky Communications for Vera Fall/Welcome Series

2017    USA Network for Mr. Robot Email Campaign

2016    USA Network for  Mr. Robot Email Campaign

2015    Acxiom Digital Impact for L’Oreal Mousse Absolue Campaign

2014    FVM Strategic Communications for OCE “Choose My Future” Email Nurturing Campaign

2013    McCann Digital Israel for Designed for Peace

2012    VerticalResponse for Customers Get Their Deal On VerticalResponse

2011    CDMG Inc. for Coffey Anderson – Email campaign

2010    PGATOUR.COM and Datran Media’s StormPost for PGATOUR.COM Scores Hole in One with Video in Email

 

Past Best of Show Email Messages Winners include:

Year    Winner – Entry Name

2020    Olive Garden for Olive Garden – New Year

2019    Zeta Creative | Giant Food Stores for Giant Food Stores Halloween Sweet Spot

2018    Drum Agency for AT&T Surprise Offer December Email Promotion

2017    Sanky Communications for Covenant House 2,000 Heroes for Homeless Kids

2016    Orange Label Art for Advertising – Greenwell Farms: Holiday Email Campaign

2015    Miles and Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa For Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Email

2014    Acxiom Digital Impact for Garnier Stylefinder Email

2013    Marketing Results, Inc. for Marketing Results Holiday Email

2012    TMP Worldwide for ESPN – Tutu Email

2011    e-Dialog, Inc. for e-Dialog 2010 Holiday Card

2010   e-Dialog, Inc. for e-Dialog 2009 Holiday Card

 

The 2021 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, 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, 2020 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

In addition to individual email creative and email campaigns, Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats such as:

Social Media

Online Video

Rich media ads

Web sites (including microsites and landing pages)

Online ads (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)

Online applications

Online newsletter campaign

Integrated ad campaign

Mobile Apps

Voice Skills and Actions

 

“We believe that winning an industry specific award is more valuable to the participant.  It allows the participants to be judges against their peers, just like in the marketplace,” said Rice.

Interactive agencies that win multiple awards will also be in the running for Top Agency Award. In a change from prior years, 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.

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 2020, seven agencies won this honor.

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 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 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.

 

 

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

Best Interactive Applications to Be Named by Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association judges will select the best online interactive apps in 86 industries as part of their 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. Anyone wishing to nominate their applications work for consideration may do so at www.IACAward.org before the deadline of January 29, 2021.

“Online apps are an effective advertising tool to build brand awareness and engage consumers wherever they may be,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “The IAC Awards provides an opportunity to show the world your expertise in this emerging field. It’s also a great marketing opportunity for the winners to promote their work to senior management, customers and prospects”.

The 2021 international Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, etc.) throughout the world involved in the process of developing Internet advertising. Entries may be submitted online at www.IACAward.org.  The deadline for entry is January 29, 2021 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

In addition to online apps, IAC Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats such as:

Social Media

Web sites (including microsites and landing pages)

Online ads (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)

Rich media ads

Email message campaign

Online newsletter campaign

Mobile apps and websites

Integrated ad campaign

Online Video

Voice Skills and Actions

 

The 2020 Best of Show for Interactive Applications went to Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Marketplace App

Past top winners in Interactive Application format include:

 

Year    Entry Name                 Winner

2020    Big Goals Bracket  won by Adams & Knight, Inc.

2019    Words With Friends 2 won by Heat

2018    There’s Beauty in The Build won by Wastell Homes & tbk Creative

2017    Pitbull Messin Around Launch won by Razz Interactive

2016    StopChildPorno Filter won by These Days

2015    Caine’s Quest – Jupiter Ascending won by Thinkingbox

2014    Egg Beaters Benefit Calculator won by POSSIBLE

2013    Manulife – Ride to 65 won by Manulife Financial

2012    Beef Equity – Here’s the Beef won by Wendy’s and The Kaplan Thaler Group

2011    Toyota Sponsafier won by Saatchi & Saatchi LA

2010    Apple Jacks Gliders won by Biggs|Gilmore

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. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award. Agencies that win more the 6 awards will also be recognized with an Outstanding Advertising Developer award from the Web Marketing Association. In 2018, four agencies won this honor.

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 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 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.

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

Internet Ad Competition to Name Best Alexa Skills

The Web Marketing Association judges will select the best Voice Skills or Actions in 86 industries as part of their 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. This is the first international award program to judge the exploding use of voice assistants like Alexa skills or Google Actions in branding and advertising. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 29, 2021.

“Consumer demand for Internet enabled voice devices continues to explode,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.  “Brand marketers are recognizing this opportunity and are creating thousands of grand-breaking skills for Amazon Alexa and actions Google Assistant. There are now more than 50,000 Alexa skills alone, up from 1,000 back in June 2016. The IAC Awards will provide clients of interactive agencies and corporate marketing departments the third-party confirmation that their consumers are getting the best creative for their ad dollars.  Winning awards is a great way to demonstrate your creative potential.”

Alexa skills are third-party apps you can add to your Alexa account based on your needs and preferences. Google Assistant’s version of these apps are called Google Actions.

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 now voice skills and actions in 96 industry categories. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.iacaward.org. The deadline for entry is January 29, 2021 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

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

Best Online Newsletters to Be Named by Web Marketing Association

Best Advertising AwardsThe Web Marketing Association judges will select the Best Online Newsletters for 2021 in 86 industries as part of their 19th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. Companies or agencies wishing to nominate their email newsletters for consideration may do so at www.IACAward.org before the deadline of January 29, 2021.

“Online newsletters are a critical marketing tool for many companies trying to maintain an ongoing relationship with customers and prospects,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “Each online newsletter will be judged on copywriting, creativity, innovation, design, impact, and use of the medium. The IAC Awards provides an opportunity to find out who is doing an outstanding job creating online newsletters. It’s also a great marketing opportunity for the winners to promote their work to their customers, prospects and senior management,”.

 

In 2020, TMV GROUP won Best of Show Online Newsletter for ROXOR Weekly Dealer Email

Other past Award-Winning Online Newsletters included:

Year    Entry Name                 Winner

2019    Spartan Life Newsletter won by Spartan

2018    The Citizens Daily FiX Online Newsletter won by EMI Strategic Marketing

2017    #YRMatters won by The Regional Municipality of York

2016    Town & Country Bank Website won by Town & Country Bank

2015    L’Oreal Paris USA’s Red Hot Holiday Trends won by Acxiom Digital Impact

2014    African Wildlife Online Newsletter campaign won by Sanky Inc

2013    WWF fundraising email campaign won by rabbit eMarketing GmbH

2012    Bing Travel Horizontal Scroll won by Acxiom Creative

2011    Manulife Solutions won by BlueRush Digital Media Corp.

2010    Online Newsletter campaign for VISIT FLORIDA won by Miles Media

 

The 2021 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, etc.) involved in the process of developing Internet advertising. Entries may be submitted online at IACAward.org. The deadline for entry is January 29, 2021 and will be judged on design, creativity, impact, innovation, copywriting, and use of the medium.

In addition to online newsletters, Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats such as:

Social Media Campaigns

Online ad (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)

Online ad campaign

Email message

Rich media ad campaign

Rich media online ad

Online newsletter campaign

Integrated ad campaign

Web sites (including microsites and landing pages)

Online Video

Mobile Apps

Voice Skills and Actions

 

 

Interactive agencies that win multiple awards will also be in the running for Top Agency Award. Each award won will count for points. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award. Agencies that win more the 6 awards will also be recognized with an Outstanding Advertising Developer award from the Web Marketing Association. In 2020, seven agencies won this honor.

 

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February 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 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.

You enter your best online advertising into the 2021 IAC Awards, go to https://www.IACAward.org

 

2020 WebAward Competition Winners Announced

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 24th annual WebAward Competition for website development. Entries from 42 countries 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 2020 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Sapient Corporation d/b/a Razorfish for their outstanding work on Mercedes-AMG.  The site was also recognized as Best Automotive Website.  Mercedes-AMG is the performance wing of Mercedes-Benz. With a complete redesign, Publicis Sapient reinvigorated the brand with a focus on widening the audience while rewarding the hardcore fans. This more dynamic, immersive experience drove a increase in time spent on the page and had more users choosing to explore a vehicle and re-established the brand as a leader in automotive performance.

Top Agency

For the second year in a row, WSI was named Top Agency at the 2020 WebAward Competition, taking home 11 WebAwards and earning 33 quality point this year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.  The agency was recognized in the 2020 WebAwards for Best Home Building Website and Best Political Website, six Outstanding Website WebAwards and three Standard of Excellence WebAwards. WSI is the largest digital marketing network of its kind and have partners and clients in every corner of the world. We have the passion and expertise to help any business do better marketing – no matter where they are located.

10 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2020. They include: FirmStudio Ltd (11 wins), Miles Partnership (10), Thomson Reuters – FindLaw (10), Forum One (10), Nebo (9), Vital (8), UP Hotel Internet Marketing (7), Postali, LLC (7), eSolutions Group (6) and 90 Degree Design (6).

Best of Industry Winners

The following companies were recognized with the top prize within their industry category:

Independent Creative Agency for &UGO – Best Advertising Website
Emakina Group for UnsmokeYourWorld.com – Best Advocacy Website
Websolute S.p.A. for Atlas Concorde – New digital ecosystem – Best Architecture Website
Midland Center for the Arts for Site redesign aimed at broadening patron connections successfully engages visitors via optimized navigation, mobile experience, and commerce integration. – Best Arts Website
Jake Group for Entertainment Software Association – Best Associations Website
Vital for PLT Health – Best B2B Website
Jack Henry & Associates / Banno Group for Think Bank – Best Bank Website
LEAP Amp for Lunazul Tequila – Best Beverage Website
22 Fillmore for Ikena Oncology Corporate Website – Best Biotechnology Website
Carnegie Museum of Natural History for Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Best Blog Website, Best Family Website
TopSpot Internet Marketing for Steel Warehouse Website – Best Catalog Website
Lenovo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – Best Computer: Hardware Website, Best Marketing Website, Best Technology Website
Hypergiant Industries for Hypergiant Industries – Best Computer: Software Website
90 Degree Design for Equestrian Excellence with Buckley Fence – Best Construction Website
90 Degree Design for Bold and Fearless HR Consulting – Best Consulting Website
FirmStudio HK Web Design & Creative Digital Agency for Emphasis Jewellery Brand Website & Membership Portal – Best Consumer Goods Website
Family Cookbook Project for RecipeCardCookbook.com – Best Cooking and Recipe Website
ZAG Interactive for Andrews Federal Credit Union – Best Credit Union Website
Logitech for Start A Following – Best Design Website
Team SI / MHP for Uplift Arkansas – Best Directory or Search Engine Website
Ideas On Purpose for Raytheon Technologies Corporate Site – Best Diversified Business Website
Backpack Interactive for Passport 2 Mars – Best Education Website
Synopsys Corporate Marketing for Smart Everything Digital Experience – Best Electronics Website
BAYADA Home Health Care for BAYADA Home Health Care Careers Website – Best Employment Website
BrandExtract for Marathon Petroleum Corporation Website – Best Energy Website
NBCUniversal – E! Entertainment for Project-X: The new and completely responsive E! Online – Best Entertainment Website
Kawartha Conservation for kawarthaconservation.com – Best Environmental Website
Vital for Obstacle Course Racing World Championships – Best Events Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Product Magazines minisite – Best E-Zine Website
Westmont College for Westmont College Website – Best Faith-based Website
Cuker for Alp N Rock – Taking Apres-ski Fashion to New Heights – Best Fashion or Beauty Website
Mastercard for Mastercard.com Website Design – Best Financial Services Website
Abby Ryan Design for L.A. Creamery – Best Food Industry Website
Alexander & Tom, Inc. for Fort McHenry Virtual Tour – Best General Interest Website
Websparks Pte Ltd for Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) – Best Government Website
Forum One for County Health Rankings – Best Health Care Website
Capital Caring Health Marketing & Communications for Capital Caring Health Corporate Website – Best Healthcare Provider Website
WSI for Van Beek’s Landscaping Supply – Best Home Building Website
UP Hotel Internet Marketing for Maison Panth̬re РBest Hotel and Lodging Website
TrustedChoice.com for TrustedChoice.com 2020 Web Awards Entry – Best Insurance Website
Overdrive Interactive for Goltens Website Redesign – Best International Business Website
Acenda for ACE: Acenda Communications for Employees – Best Intranet Website
Cloud Construct for RA Capital – Best Investment Website
Zola Media for Surprenant & Beneski – Best Legal Website
TURNNT and Patients & Purpose for TURNNT: The Turning Point for Trans Health – Best LGBTQ Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC  Enterprise Yearbook minisite – Best Magazine Website
Rightpoint for Knauf Insulation North America – Best Manufacturing Website
Progressive Productions for PROGRESSIVEPRODUCTIONS.EU – Best Media Website
Vital for AgaMatrix – Best Medical Equipment Website (tie)
Restorative Therapies, Inc. for Restorative Therapies Website Redesign – Best Medical Equipment Website (tie)
LivaNova for LivaNova – Best Medical Website
Realogy for Realogy Military Rewards Program – Best Military Website
 for Martin UAV – Best Mobile Website
theOrigo Ltd. & HK Phil for Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – Best Music Website
Mairs & Power / SunStar Strategic for Mairs & Power Website – Best Mutual Fund Website
Vital for Zone Coverage – Best News Website
American Lung Assocation + Rise Interactive for Building a Healthier World with American Lung Association – Best Non-Profit Website
Sapient Corporation d/b/a Razorfish for Mercedes-AMG – Best of Show, Best Automobile Website
Vital for VIP Tires & Service – Best Other Website
Eisai Inc. for Ella the Jellyfish – Best Pharmaceuticals Website
WSI for Doris Gentry – Best Political Website
Prophet for Growth & Transformation Consultants – Best Professional Services Website
PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero), Tbk. for PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Corporate Website 2020 – Best Public Relations Website
The Family Cookbook Project for Familycookbookproject.com – Best Publishing Website
NGradio – WebTV for NGradio.gr – Best Radio Website
Proverb for The Kelvin – Best Real Estate Website
90 Degree Design for Stunning Website and Views at Rooftop – Best Restaurant Website
G6 Business Technology Solutions for Borden Institute – Best Retail Website
Finalsite for Greater Atlanta Christian School – Best School Website
Weave Digital Studio for Our Land and Water – Best Science Website
Nebo for Pet P.L.A.Y. Site Re-Design – Best Shopping Website
LEAP  Spark for Kern’s Kitchen – Best Small Business Website
Madsack OnlineService for Fightholics – Best Sports Website
Primary Wave Media for RingBoost Custom Phone Numbers – Best Telecommunication Website
Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair  (Online) – Best Toy & Hobby Website
RPM for RPMmoves.com – Best Transportation Website
4 Roads for Natural World Safaris – Best Travel Website
mStoner, Inc. for University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Website Redesign – Best University Website

 

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 2020 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, Webmaster Radio and iContact.

 

Mobile Development Professionals Needed to Judge 2020 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 31, 2020

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, 2020, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in December, 2020. 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

“Judging an award show like the MobileWebAwards is a great way to share your experience and expertise with the mobile development community, said Rice. “It is an honor and an important responsibility when you are chosen to participate as a judge. You are helping to set the standard for award winning advertising throughout the Web”.

 

Web Marketing Association Accepting Entries For 9th Annual MobileWebAwards

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 9th 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 2020 MobileWebAwards is September 30, 2020.  The entry form for this award program can be found at http://www.mobile-webaward.org.

“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 2020 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:

NIC Maryland won Best of Show Mobile Website for A Better Maryland Interactive Web Site.

GEICO won Best of Show Mobile Application for GEICO Mobile.

TMP Worldwide was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2019 MobileWebAwards competition. They received 13 awards including Best Employment Mobile Website.

Two additional firms were recognized as Outstanding Mobile Developers for their work. They are the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and TMV Group.

Judging for the 2020 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 2020 MobileWebAwards 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.

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