Are you going to ClickZ Live San Francisco?

clickz-live-sanfrancisco-logoJoin over 500 digital marketers on August 10-12 as we return to San Francisco with our action-packed, educationally-focused agenda that will cover the latest digital marketing tips, tricks and tools that will blow your mind, make you rethink your strategy and provide actionable takeaways to revolutionize your marketing campaigns.

With 9 tracks (including Learn with Google Classroom), over 60 expert speakers, 100 sessions and a plethora of networking events, we’ve got it covered! View the full agenda here: http://www.clickzlive.com/sanfrancisco/agenda-day1.php

Web 360 Drawing Winner Named

Web360Congratulations to Betsy Balgooyen Keller of Quicksilver Associates. She was chosen as the winner of the drawing for a copy of “Web 360: The Fundamentals of Web Success”, by the Editor-in-Chief of Website Magazine.

Website Magazine is a great resource (so is this book!). Sign up for a free subscription here: http://bit.ly/1J2O7kF

ClickZ Live San Francisco

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The Web Marketing Association has partnered with major industry conferences for many years, and none longer than ClickZ Live.

Educating marketers for over 15 years, ClickZ Live (formerly SES Conference & Expo) is the most cutting-edge, all-encompassing digital marketing event series in the world today. Join us August 10-12 as we return to San Francisco with our action-packed, educationally-focused agenda that will cover the latest digital marketing tips, tricks and tools that will blow your mind, make you rethink your strategy and provide actionable takeaways to revolutionize your marketing campaigns.

This is one you don’t want to miss.

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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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.

MobileWebAwards 2014 Sponsors

The 2014 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Website Magazine, Burst Media, Small Army Creative Services, EContent Magazine, ad:tech conferences, CLickzLive, and Webmaster Radio.

The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

The deadline for entry for the 2014 MobileWebAwards is next Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Enter at the competition website

Win a copy of The Language of Content Strategy


The WMA is holding a drawing for 10 copies of the book “The Language of Content Strategy” Co-produced by long-time WebAward judge Scott Abel and Rahel Anne Bailie, this collection of terms forms the core of an emerging profession and, as a result, helps shape the profession.

To enter and receive a chance to win a free copy of this book, go to the WMA Contest page

Deadline to enter is June 30th.

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.

Social Media Marketing World 2014


 Here is another world-class industry conference that the Web Marketing Association is supporting.
Social Media Marketing World 2014 is the world’s largest social media marketing conference. By attending, you’ll make connections with 80+ of the world’s top social media pros (plus 2000 of your peers) and you’ll discover amazing ideas that’ll transform your social media marketing. The event takes place in San Diego, California on March 26, 27 and 28, 2014. 

You’ll rub shoulders with the biggest names and brands in social media, soak up countless tips and new strategies, and enjoy extensive networking opportunities in San Diego, California.
Brands presenting include IBM, Whole Foods, Cox Communications, Hershey’s, LinkedIn, Boston Celtics, Intuit, Century 21, Autodesk, SAP, Citrix, Marriott, Aetna, Experian, Discover, Oracle, Exact Target, Adobe and Kelly Services.
This is a historic opportunity for you to connect face-to-face with the top social media marketing experts while breaking bread with like-minded peers from around the globe.
Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/1eJhqGM

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