IAC Awards Best of Show Awards to be announced at ad:tech San Francisco

IAC Award Crystal StatueThe Web Marketing Association announces that the Best of Show winners of the 13th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards will be announced at a special presentation at the ad:tech San Francisco Conference May 21st at noon on the Keynote stage. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. This international award program evaluates all forms of online advertising, including email, page-based ads, online newsletters, mobile apps, Websites, video and social media in 86 industry categories.

“The Web Marketing Association has had a long standing relationship with ad:tech conferences,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “It is a natural progression to use this industry-leading conference as a platform to announce the IAC Best of Show awards”.

The two-day ad:tech San Francisco event will take place on May 20-21, 2015, and will feature an expo floor showcasing the latest products and services, breakout sessions and keynotes led by established brands and agencies and much more!

“We are excited to host the announcement of the Best of Show winners of the 13th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards,” said Kimberly Dunn, marketing director for ad:tech. “Recognizing achievements in the various digital marketing disciplines is important to the continued advancement of our industry.”

IAC Best of Show Awards will be presented within each of following advertising formats:

Best Social Media Campaign

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

Best Rich media online ad

Best Email message

Best Online newsletter

Best Website (including best landing pages and best microsites)

Best Online video

Best Mobile applications

Best Integrated ad campaign

Best of Industry and Outstanding Online Advertising IAC Winners will be announced online during the second week of April. The Top Agency and Outstanding Advertising Developer IAC Awards will also be announced in April.

Judging for the IAC Awards takes place in February and March 2015. Judges consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web advertising. Competition judges include top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Arc Worldwide, Brunner Digital, Campbell-Ewald, CNN News Group, Deep Interactive Asia, Digitas, EuroRSCG 4D, Google, IBM Interactive, imc2, JWT, LeapFrog Interactive, Mass Transmit, McCann Worldgroup, Razorfish, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Tectis GmbH, TMP Worldwide, Universal McCann Interactive and Wunderman / Y&R.

The 2015 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by Burst Media, Small Army, Vertical Response, EContent Magazine, ad:tech conferences, Clickz Live, Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.

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

About ad:tech

ad:tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address key industry challenges and opportunities. Several annual events around the world focus on top-notch education through keynote speakers, topic-driven panels and workshops as well as showcase the latest products and services to help deepen understanding and create new ideas that will drive business forward. Attendees leave ad:tech with the tools and techniques they need to compete in an ever-changing marketplace. For more information, visit www.ad-tech.com.

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, the Internet Advertising Competition Awards and the MobileWebAwards, have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world since 1997.

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Today is the Deadline to Enter for free full conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco

T-210x150-AdTechToday is the final day to enter to win a free full conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco (May 20-21, 2015) from the Web Marketing Association. ad:tech brings together the digital marketing industry’s brightest minds to share tactics, strategies and insights to apply as soon as you’re back in the office. With tracks covering all of the hottest topics, you’re sure to leave the show with relevant and practical tools to help propel your business. 2015 IAC Award Best of Show winners will also be announced at this event!

Enter the ad:tech Conference drawing here! Winner will be notified by email next week.

Levels of WebAward Winners

There are four WebAward award levels each year:

Best of Show Web Site — There can only be one web site voted “2015 WebAward Best of Show”. The Internet professionals responsible for creating this site will receive special recognition in addition to a personalized plaque to announce this highest achievement.

In 2014, the winner is Intouch Solutions the Best of Show WebAward for their exceptional work on “PillCamCrohns.com” website.

Best Web Site of Industry — This WebAward is a head-to-head competition against those sites entered in the same industry category.

The WebAward Best of Industry Statue stands an impressive 10″ tall and 6.5″ wide and will stand out in anyone’s trophy case. It was designed for the Web Marketing Association by the world renowned artists at Society Awards, makers of awards for MTV Video Awards, Golden Globes, Country Music Awards and other notable award programs. Representing sculptural art with our iconic W in a flame motif, our trophy is a symbol of achievement for our industry.

Outstanding Web Site — Recognizing that several outstanding sites may be entered in the same category and only one site can win Best of Industry, this award allows the Web Marketing Association to recognize work above and beyond the standard of excellence. Entries who score 60 points and above, but are not selected as a Best of Industry will receive a personalized WebAward certificate recognizing their achievement.

Standard of Excellence — This WebAward recognizes the standard of excellence for which all Web sites should strive. Winners at this level demonstrate that their site is above average and will receive a personalized WebAward certificate for their efforts.

 

In addition to the site awards, the Web Marketing Association recognizes the companies and agencies that excel in development of multiple websites.

Top Agency Award – This highly regarded 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.

Outstanding Website Developer Award – For those companies or agencies that win 6 or more WebAwards this year, The Web Marketing Association will recognize them with a new Outstanding Website Developer award to recognize their outstanding achievement across many different sites. In 2014, nineteen agencies qualified for this award.

All website award winners will have their award winning web sites highlighted on the WebAwards web site in our winner’s database and on their own personal winner’s page. Web site award winners will also be offered an icon link that can be added to their Web site recognizing their achievement. A press release and PR campaign will also be used to announce the winners to the world.

Enter the 2015 WebAward Competition in order to win the recognition you deserve!

Outstanding Website Developer Awards Up for Grab

MobileWebAwards StatuesIt’s very satisfying to win a WebAward, however it is quite an achievement to win multiple WebAwards in a single competition. For those companies or agencies that win 6 or more WebAwards this year, The Web Marketing Association will recognize them with a Outstanding Website Developer award to recognize their outstanding achievement across many different sites.

Extractable was named Top Agency at the 2014 WebAward Competition, taking home a record 55 WebAwards this year.

Sixteen agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2014. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

Extractable 55

TravelClick 24

Risdall Marketing Group 19

Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) 13

TMP Worldwide 12

Scorpion Design, LLC 12

Cuker Interactive 10

SapientNitro 10

WSI 8

BrandExtract 7

Havas Media Group 7

Isobar 7

Positioner SA 7

Miles 6

Nebo 6

TopSpot Internet Marketing 6

theOrigo Ltd. 6

Who will win the WebAward Top Agency Award?

WebAward15 logoFull-service advertising agencies and Interactive agencies that win multiple awards in the 2015 WebAward competition will also be in the running for Top Agency Award. This highly regarded 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.

Extractable was named Top Agency at the 2014 WebAward Competition, taking home a record 55 WebAwards this year. This is the third time Extractable has won the Top Agency WebAward, following up top honors in 2009 and 2010.

Win a Full Conference Pass to DIGIMARCON West

digimarcon-west-half-pageThe Web Marketing Association is pleased to offer a chance to win a full conference pass to the industry conference – DIGIMARCON (May 27-28) to web professionals who enter this drawing.

DIGIMARCON WEST 2015 Digital Marketing Conference will be held from May 27th to 28th, 2015 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA. This conference showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns.

Click here to enter to receive a full conference pass. Deadline to enter is May 5th.

Enter to win a free full conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco

T-210x150-AdTechWin a free full conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco (May 20-21, 2015) from the Web Marketing Association. ad:tech brings together the digital marketing industry’s brightest minds to share tactics, strategies and insights to apply as soon as you’re back in the office. With tracks covering all of the hottest topics, you’re sure to leave the show with relevant and practical tools to help propel your business. 2015 IAC Award Best of Show winners will also be announced at this event!

Enter the ad:tech Conference drawing here!

Deadline to enter is April 22, 2015. Winner will be notified by email.

Web Marketing Association Needs Internet Experts To Judge 19th annual WebAward Competition

WebAward15 logoThe Web Marketing Association is expecting a record number of participants in its 19th annual international WebAward competition, the standards-defining award program that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. They are looking for experienced Internet professionals who can help judge the Websites that are entered. Interested individuals can submit their names for consideration using the WebAward Judges Nomination Form.

The 2015 WebAward Competition for Website development is currently accepting entries until May 29, 2015. 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 and design,” 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.”

WMAlogo_fbJudges 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, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, 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”.

About the WebAwards

The 19th annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 96 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development. The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site. For more information or to enter a site into the 2015 WebAwards, visit www.WebAward.org.

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96 Industries will compete for Best Website Award

Industry Word Cloud 3Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association has worked to help define what it means to be the best website in a wide variety of industries.  Its 19th annual international WebAward competition will evaluate 96 different industries and name a lucky few of Best of Industry WebAward winner.

Here is a list of industries covered by the 2015 WebAward Competition for Website Development.  Click on the industry name to see past winners for that industry

Advertising
Advocacy
Airline
Application Service Provider
Architecture
Arts
Associations
Automobile
B2B
Bank
Beverage
Biotechnology
Blog
Broadcasting
Catalog
Computer: Hardware
Computer: Software
Construction
Consulting
Consumer Goods
Credit Union
Design
Directory or Search Engine
Diversified Business
Education
Electronics
Email
Employment
Energy
Entertainment
Environmental
Events
E-Zine
Faith-based
Family
Fashion or Beauty
Financial Services
Food Industry
Game Site
Gay/Lesbian
General Interest
Government
Health Care
Healthcare Provider
Home Building
Hotel and Lodging
Information Services
Insurance
Interactive Services
International Business
Internet Service Provider
Intranet
Investor Relations
Investment
Legal
Leisure
Magazine
Marketing
Manufacturing
Media
Medical
Medical Equipment
Military
Mobile
Movie
Music
Mutual Fund
News
Newspaper
Non-Profit
Other
Pharmaceuticals
Photography
Political
Portal
Professional Services
Public Relations
Publishing
Radio
Real Estate
Regional
Restaurant
Retail
School
Science
Shopping
Small Business
Social Network
Sports
Technology
Telecommunication
Toy & Hobby
Transportation
Travel
TV
University

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 all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.

The deadline for entry in the 2015 WebAwards is May 29, 2015. A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at the WebAward Competition website.

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