The Best Online Advertising To Be Named By Web Marketing Association

IAC Award Crystal StatueThe Web Marketing Association announces the Call for Entries for the 15th 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 and social media in 96 industry categories. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 31, 2017.

“Online advertising continues to explode in all of it forms,” 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 31, 2017 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 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 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, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

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 2016, seven agencies won this honor.

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 2017, and winners will be notified by e-mail in March, 2017. 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, Brunner Digital, Campbell-Ewald, CNN, 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 2017 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by SEO Inc., Small Army, PR.Com, EContent Magazine, ad:tech conferences, Cranberry Radio and Website Magazine.

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

 

Best Internet Advertising Awards

Redesigning an agency website – trying to outsmart your older self

If I’ve learned anything in the past decade of running a software consulting company, it’s that redesigning your own website is an extremely difficult endeavour, just for the sheer fact that you are your own client with extremely high expectations. This made me cautious to any undertaking that involved a redesign of our website.

It’s been 2,5 years since we last redesigned our website. The website we created in the winter of 2013 could still hold it’s own (even in todays terms of quality), and we were still getting a lot of compliments for it. Also, to be very honest, we could have managed completely fine as a business with the old one.

New vs. old Infinum website New vs. old Infinum website.

But, our team wasn’t happy with the current state of affairs and wanted to change things. The designers wanted to create a completely new look and feel. The developers weren’t happy with the code, mostly because we’ve increased our development standards so much since then.

Everyone just felt that we’ve improved so much over the past 2,5 years and that our website should show it. We recently celebrated the company’s 10 year anniversary and felt this was a good occasion to do a redesign. So we threw caution to the wind and went for it.

Who are we doing this for?

Whenever you approach a major task like a redesign, you need to have a clear idea of why are you doing it, and what are the business goals you want to achieve.

We set out with a simple, but important, process:

  • Analyzing existing website traffic – we went into Google Analytics and researched in-depth where our visitors are coming from and what pages are they visiting
  • Defining personas – who are our main visitors, why do they come to our website and what do they care about?

After that, we defined two primary personas that we’d be building the site for. All subsequent decisions would be made with these two personas in mind.

Two different personas Defining personas helped us focus our efforts during the entire redesign process.

  • The Client – someone who wants to build a digital product. He/she may be a manager at an established company, running their own startup or working at an agency. The Client is looking for a quality design/development shop that can build the product or work in cooperation with his/her team. The Client has a rough vision of the product and a dedicated budget.
  • The New Hire – someone who wants to work on building digital products. He’s interested in the type of work we do (iOS/ Android/ Rails/ JavaScript/ UX/ UI Design). He may have experience, he may be in college or he may work with different technologies and is looking for a career change. He’s laid back and wants to work with like-minded people.

Presenting the work

Probably the most important part of our website is presenting the work we do in the form of case studies. It’s one thing to say we do good work, it’s another to actually put it up on display.

From a branding perspective, we wanted each case study to be branded according to the clients (or projects) individual brand. If we were to present this work “inside” the Infinum website, the brand would be mixed up with the Infinum brand so we wanted to avoid that.

Also, we wanted to make it easy for the visitor to jump in and out of different case studies. We thought the idea of having a case study pop out, and then pop back in after you’re done viewing the case would do the trick.

The JavaScript team had their job cut out for them – to make the Zoomer work as the crazy designers imagine it.

For this, we built a custom case display system we call “Zoomer”. We prototyped the interactions and animations for Zoomer in Keynote and Adobe Flash (yes, Flash is still good for something) and we immediately fell in love with the concept. You can see it on our Homepage or in the Client work sections.

Our stuff

We do a lot of stuff internally that’s not billable client work. It’s either productized software (like Productive), education initiatives (like iOS/Android talks or Infinum Academy) or open source contributions.

We do this for a variety of different reasons:

  • it improves our internal processes
  • it improves our skill that we leverage later for Client Work
  • we use a lot of open source, so it makes sense to give back to the community
  • it’s fun to do so it’s kind of a creative outlet for us

Our old website didn’t talk about this part of Infinum enough, so we needed to change that. We created Our stuff where we will showcase this aspect of the company.

Careers

As we mentioned earlier, one of the most important Personas visiting our website is the New Hire. Our old website had the Careers section listed as a 2nd tier item, somewhere under the “About” section. We wanted to raise the importance of this.

More importantly here was to convey the work atmosphere, and the way we take care of everybody (gym, health checks, ..). So, an imperative here was to use only real photos, no stock photography. No bullshit, just the real stuff.

Selfies

And when it comes to real photos, it doesn’t get more real than this. For the People section, we wanted people to be able to express their own personality, so instead of doing professional photos of the crew, we told everyone to take a selfie of themselves.

What we learned from this is that we need to work on educating people what a selfie actually is.

Selfies

Can you spot the selfie imposter?

There’s no About page

Currently, our website doesn’t have an About page, and this is on purpose.

We figured it’s kind of stupid to have a special About page, since the whole website is basically about us. The best way to find out “About” Infinum is to:

I just hate lengthy mission statements and wanted to avoid talking about how great we are and let our work speak for ourselves.

Hiring us is now even easier

We improved our Request For Quote (RFQ) form to make it even easier to Hire us for any projects you might have. We scaled down the number of questions, while staying true to the facts we need to know before engaging in a project:

  • About you and your business
  • About your project
  • Your deadlines
  • Your budget
  • Your target audience

The typography

A lot of thought went into selecting the right typography. This was also a mini rebranding event for us since we’re changing our base typography set.

We wanted to choose a clean typeset, but also one that has character and that would leave an impact. The idea was to avoid trendy and overused fonts like Futura, Circular and Proxima. Those are some great fonts but we wanted to try something different.

Typography considerations

A couple of typography versions we considered before reaching our goal.

After bouncing around a couple of ideas and testing a number of different fonts, we fell in love with the monolinear geometric grotesque typeface GT Haptik. It has a regular and rotalic style, and includes alternate versions of certain characters (like G, C etc…) that also have a strong influence on optical legibility.

Alternate character versions

Alternate versions of certain characters we use.

A continuing story

We wanted a feeling of continuation on each page, so after you get to the bottom of a page, you can continue the story by following the prominent links in the page footer. We wanted to emphasize this with extra-snazzy page transitions, and this is the part where the designers really pushed our JavaScript developers to the limits.

Extra snazzy page footer animations.

The backend

For the backend, we use a custom CMS. Apart from serving blog posts, it also handles RFQs, Client surveys, Event signups and a couple of other doo-dads. All the copy editing is done via Phrasing, making it simple to tweak any wording when we feel like it.

We use Amazon Cloudfront to serve our images quickly to visitors and also Google PageSpeed Module for further optimization.

Phrasing in use on the Infinum website

Phrasing is an open-source library for live editing copy on websites.

The frontend

The old website was built on Bootstrap because…well, everything was built in Bootstrap back then. In the meantime, Bootstrap proved not so great at doing everything, so we ditched it and went with a custom set of frontend technologies that would be more flexible and easier to maintain in the future.

We didn’t want one big CSS/JavaScript framework that solves everything, but rather a loosely coupled set of different libraries, each great at its job.

As an example, some of the techniques we used include:

  • SUSY – the subtext for this project says it all – “CSS Libraries are a bloated mess of opinions about how to do your job. Why let the table-saw tell you where to put the kitchen?”
  • Lazyr – Lazy loading of images keeps everything running smoother, especially on mobile
  • BEM methodology – Block Element Modifier is a methodology, that helps you to achieve reusable components and code sharing in the front-end.
  • SVG images – all around we use Scalable Vector Graphics. This especially makes sense on retina displays.

The result

It took us about 2.5 months of working on the website in tandem with client work to get it out the door. We launched the beta version at our 10-year anniversary party. A couple of our closest friends and partners got a glimpse, gave us feedback, and we improved on that feedback.

The team behind the website

The team behind the new website on stage at the Infinum 10-year party

The devil is in the details, and there is a bunch of special details scattered all around the site for you to find. We don’t want to give anything away, so browse for yourself and explore.

We hope you like it, and if you have any comments, drop us a line at hello@infinum.co.

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Web Marketing Association Names Award-Winning Websites in 96 Industries

2016 WebAward Winners

2016 WebAward Winners

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 20th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. Entries from 40 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.

“Each year, the online marketing community raises the bar in terms of website development,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Website design is constantly evolving to better meet the needs of the online audiences.  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 2016 Best of Show WebAward is presented to BETC Paris for their outstanding work on The End of Society Simulator.  The site was also recognized as Best Entertainment Website and Best Media Website and  Best Mobile Website.

The end of society simulator uses real data to create a hyper-personalised experience of events to set the scene before the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division. Inspired by existing epidemic models with input from emergency risk specialists, the website simulates a global pandemic of the fictional variola chimera virus. The experience starts after the user has been infected when he is asked to type in his address and before being taken through the fall of society’s dominos (overwhelmed hospitals, out of stock pharmacies and supermarkets, riots, exodus, global blackout, fall of governments). The simulation demonstrates how quickly the cities and society that we take for granted can collapse even from our own home.

 

Top Agency

TravelClick, Inc. was named Top Agency at the 2016 WebAward Competition, taking home 29 WebAwards this year. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.  TravelClick provides innovative solutions for hotels around the globe that increase revenue, reduce cost, and improve performance. TravelClick has a worldwide on-the-ground presence that enables us to maintain a deep understanding of local markets in the context of the global hospitality industry. The agency was recognized in the 2016 WebAwards with 15 Outstanding Website WebAwards and 14 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

Fourteen agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2016. They include:

 

AGENCY (Number of Awards)

TMP Worldwide 22

Scorpion Design, LLC 20

Miles 12

DEG 11

Risdall Marketing Group 11

SapientNitro 11

Nebo 10

Lyons Consulting Group 9

HKTDC 7

HeBS Digital 7

WSI 7

Positioner SA 6

Springbox 6

UP Hotel Internet Marketing 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 2016 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Small Army Creative Services, PR.com, ad:tech conferences, EContent Magazine, VerticalResponse, SEO, Inc., Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.

 

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is 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 Website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward, Internet Advertising Competition and MobileWebAward award programs  have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 20th year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

Winners of the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition Awards Announced


The Web Marketing Association announces the winners of its 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

“Each year the creativity and excellence in online advertising continues to rise,” 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
2014 Best of Show Awards were awarded in each of the online medium categories.  This year’s winners are:
RED Interactive Agency for The LEGO Movie Digital Ad Campaign (Best of Show Rich media Online campaign)
Sanky, Inc. for African Wildlife Online Newsletter campaign (Best of Show Online Newsletter campaign)
Interlude for Finn & Friends “The Great Outdoors” (Best of Show Online Video)
Bailey Lauerman for “Better Bot” Homepage Takeover (Best of Show Rich media Online ad)
POSSIBLE /Grey for Gillette Precision Play of the Week (Best of Show Online campaign)
POSSIBLE for Egg Beaters Benefit Calculator (Best of Show Interactive application)
Acxiom Digital Impact for Garnier Stylefinder Email (Best of Show Email message)
FVM Strategic Communications for Choose My Future Email Nurturing Campaign (Best of Show Email message campaign)
These Days Y&R for Marina, reclaim the name of shame (Best of Show Integrated ad campaign)
INNOCEAN USA for The Walking Dead Chop Shop (Best of Show Social Media campaign)
Resolution Media for Lets be amazing(Best of Show Online ad)
Lowe Campbell Ewald for Navy: SeaPerch App(Best of Show Mobile application)
Human. for Hudson Yards New York(Best of Show Website)
Top Agency Winners
The Web Marketing Association also recognizes the agency that shows consistent excellence in online advertising development by winning more IAC Awards than any of their peers in a single competition. In a change from prior years, each entrant was awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. A Best of Show is worth 5 points, Best of Industry 3 points and each Outstanding award 1 point. The agency with the most points is awarded the Top Agency Award.
INNOCEAN USA is recognized with the 2014 Top Agency Award, winning 18 IAC Award winning entries. Their awards include a Best of Show award, 14 Best of Industry awards and 4 Outstanding awards, earning them 100 points towards the Top Agency Award.
13 additional organizations were recognized as Outstanding Advertising Developers in the 2014 IAC Awards for winning 6 or more awards. They are:
AGENCY (number of awards)
Acxiom
16
POSSIBLE
15
RED Interactive Agency
11
Marcus Thomas LLC
10
BlueRush
10
TBWA Tequila
9
Scorpion Design, Inc.
8
Overdrive Interactive
8
Conde Nast Marketing Solutions
8
TMP Worldwide
7
SapientNitro
7
These Days Y&R
6
TEB
6
Sanky Communications, Inc.
6
Lowe Campbell Ewald
6
Imaginuity
6
A&E
6

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

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 Development at www.webaward.org , Internet Advertising Competition at www.iacaward.organd the new MobileWebAwardsat www.mobile-webaward.org  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.
The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for the 18th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development.  Deadline for entry is May 30 2014.

IAC Awards Judging Complete

We are please to report that the judging of the 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition Awards is now complete and we will begin tabulating the results.


Winners of the 12th annual IAC Awards will be announced to the participants on Monday, March 31st. The public announcement will be Thursday, April 3rd on the IAC website.

The Web Marketing Association wishes to thank the dedicated individuals who served as expert judges for this award competition. Their time and talent make the IAC Awards the standard for online advertising recognition programs world-wide.

The Best Web Sites of 2014 To Be Named By Web Marketing Association


The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 18thannual 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 all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.  The deadline for entry for the 2014 WebAwards is May 30, 2014.   
A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

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 2014 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 BETC Parisfor their exceptional work on Peugeot RCZ Test Driver.  The site was also recognized as Best Automobile Website. 
·         The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. For the second time, the Top Agency award was awarded to Risdall Marketing Group taking home 37 WebAwards. 
·         Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2014 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

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 2013, there were 19 agencies recognized with this prestigious award.
Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use and receive a numeric score.  Each WebAwardentry 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.  
Judging for the 2014 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,–includingmembers of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasterswith 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.
Check out our Web Marketing Association Facebook Pageand 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 2014 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Burst Media, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
To enter the 18th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development, please visit our website and create a nominator account.

2014 IAC Awards Entry Deadline Extended

The Call for Entries for the 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards initial deadline has been extended until February 14, 2014. This will allow additional time to get your best work submitted. It is also the deadline for editing any existing entries before they are sent to the judges. The Competition Web site is located at www.IACAward.org

Awards will be presented within each of 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 landing pages and microsites)
Best Online video
Best Mobile applications
Best Integrated ad campaign

Enter your best work and win the recognition you deserve at www.IACAward.org

The Best Online Advertising of To Be Named By Web Marketing Association


The Web Marketing Association announces the Call for Entries for the 12th 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 and social media in 86 industry categories. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 31, 2014.
“Now, more than ever, it is critical for online marketers to be able to justify advertising expertise come budget time,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.  “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.  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 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, 2014 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 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 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, 2013 through January 31, 2014. 
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 the 11th annual IAC Awards, Biggs|Gilmore was recognized with the 2013 Top Agency Award, winning 24 IAC Awards. Their awards include 8 Best of Industry awards and 16 Outstanding awards.
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 2013, nine agencies won this honor.  
Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 2014, and winners will be notified by e-mail in March, 2014. 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, BGT Partners, 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 2014 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by Burst Media, BGT Partners, ExactTarget, EContent Magazine, ad:tech conferences, Internet World UK, Search Engine Strategies, Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.
A complete list of past winners can be found at the IAC Award Website.

Winners of the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition Awards Announced


The Web Marketing Association announces the winners of its annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, 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
Best of Show Winners
2013 Best of Show Awards were awarded in each of the online medium categories.  This year’s winners are:
VML for Revlon Expression Experiment (Best of Show Social Media campaign)
TVGla for Ted Movie OnlineAdvertising (Best of Show Rich media Online ad)
bswing for Twig the Fairy (Best of Show Online Video)
McCann Digital for Donate with Style(Best of Show Website)
The Studio at Conde Nast for Samsung Unleash Your Creativity (Best of Show Rich media Online campaign)
McCann Digital for Designed for Peace (Best of Show Email message campaign)
Fitting Group for Revolutionaries Welcome Integrated Campaign (Best of Show Integrated ad campaign)
rabbit eMarketing GmbH for WWF fundraising email campaign (Best of Show Online Newsletter campaign)
RED Interactive Agency for Battleship: Destroyer Experience (Best of Show Mobile Application)
Marketing Results, Inc. for Marketing Results Holiday Email (Best of Show Email message)
BlueRush for Manulife – Rideto 65 (Best of Show Interactive application)
Biggs|Gilmore for Froot Loops – Sooper Loopers (Best of Show Online ad)
These Days for Non-Stop RapMarathon (Best of Show Online campaign)
Top Agency Winners
The Web Marketing Association also recognizes the agency that shows consistent excellence in online advertising development by winning more IAC Awards than any of their peers in a single competition. In a change from prior years, each entrant was awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. A Best of Show is worth 5 points, Best of Industry 3 points and each Outstanding award 1 point. The agency with the most points is awarded the Top Agency Award.
Biggs|Gilmore is recognized with the 2013 Top Agency Award, winning 24 IAC Awards. Their awards include 8 Best of Industry awards and 16 Outstanding awards. This is the fourth time in the past five years Biggs|Gilmore has been recognized with this honor.
A dozen additional organizations were recognized as Outstanding Advertising Developers in the 2013 IAC Awards for winning 6 or more awards. They are:
AGENCY (number of awards)
17
16
13
13
12
11
11
11
10
The IAC Awards web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org

2012 Outstanding Website Developer Awards

Last year, 19 agencies and companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developers for winning six or more awards in the 2012 WebAward Competition. They are:

AGENCY
AWARDS
Sabre Hospitality Solutions
29
Risdall Marketing Group
28
Extractable
25
TRAVELCLICK
20
TMP Worldwide
17
Blenderbox Inc
12
SapientNitro
11
Atlantic BT
10
CareTech Solutions
9
Possible Worldwide
8
VML
7
BGT Partners
7
Euroweb Internet GmbH
7
Cuker Interactive
7
Duo Consulting
7
Mineral, LLC
7
Sherpa Web Studios
6
WSI
6
HeBS Digital
6

Biggs|Gilmore was named Top Agency at the 2012 WebAward Competition, taking home 39 WebAwards. This is the third time Biggs|Gilmore has won the Top Agency WebAward. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.

In the 2013 WebAwards competition, agencies and companies will again compete not only for the Top Agency Award, but also for the Outstanding Website Developer Award.

Enter today and win the recognition you deserve.

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