2017 IAC Award Winners To Be Announced March 28th

Best Advertising AwardsThe Web Marketing Association will be announcing the winners of the 15th annual Internet Advertising Competition awards on March 28, 2017 on the IAC Awards Website.

Judges from all over the world have reviewed each entry and have selected the best in nine different advertising formats. We thank our judges for their time and expertise in selecting our winners.

Internet Experts Needed To Judge 21st annual WebAward Competition

2017 WebAward Competition for Website DevelopmentExcellence deserves recognition and the Web Marketing Association is looking for experienced Internet professionals who can help judge the Websites that are entered into its 21st annual international WebAward competition, the standards-defining award program that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. Interested individuals can submit their names for consideration using the WebAward Judges Nomination Form.

The 2017 WebAward Competition for Website development is currently accepting entries until May 31, 2017. Judging will begin in mid-June and run through early August.

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

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

“The vast majority of our judges return each year to participate again as a WebAward judge, but some need to take time off from judging and because of the popularity of the WebAwards there is a constant need for new judges”, said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “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”.

Best Technology Websites of 2017 to be Named by Web Marketing Association

WebAward17_Banners_250x250The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best technology websites in the world as part of their 21st annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including technology, computer hardware, computer software, electronics, information services, applications services providers, interactive services and internet service provider websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for technology web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

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

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

Winners of a WebAward in the technology categories will also receive:

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

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

  • 2016 – TMP Worldwide for TMP Worldwide Website
  • 2015 – Comrade for Palerra Website
  • 2014 – SharpMotion for AceCGT NutriGene Website
  • 2013 – Euroweb Internet GmbH for Ulrich Berninger Wassertechnik
  • 2012 – Cisco Systems, Inc for Cisco Support Community
  • 2011 – Intel Corporation for Intel Reinvents Its Online Newsroom
  • 2010 – Cisco for Cisco.com
  • 2009 – Venables Bell & Partners for Sponsors of Tomorrow
  • 2008 – eBusiness Marketing & Strategies for Gene.com
  • 2007 – WIRED Digital for WIRED.com
  • 2006 – R/GA for Nokia Nseries Sitelet
  • 2005 – Streamload for MediaMax, powered by Streamload

Winners of the Best Computer Hardware Web Site include:

  • 2015 – Extractable for Cypress Semiconductor
  • 2014 – Cibo for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Launch
  • 2013 – SapientNitro for Intel Ultrabook – Sponsor of Tomorrow
  • 2012 – VML for Dell The Power to Do More
  • 2011 – Velocity Micro Electronics for Cruz by Velocity Micro
  • 2010 – Extractable for SanDisk
  • 2009 – 6Connex and HP for HP Virtual Event Central
  • 2008 – HL2 Microsoft Hardware Sidewinder Mouse
  • 2007 – Dell Global Site Design for StudioDell
  • 2006 – Broadcom Corporation for the Broadcom web site
  • 2005 – HP for HP.com
  • 2004 – Hill & Knowlton for HP com
  • 2003 – HP for the HP Public web site
  • 2002 – Palm Inc. for Palm.com: Products, Services & Company Information

Winners of the Best Computer Software Web Site include:

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

Winners of the Best Electronics Web Site include:

  • 2016 – Global Reach Internet Productions for Racom Corporation
  • 2015 – Extractable for Micron
  • 2014 – Cuker Interactive for Nixon Blaster Microsite
  • 2013 – Unbridled Brain/Leftlane Creative for Electrorent.com Redesign
  • 2012 – Valtech for Jabra
  • 2011 – LEVEL for BlackBerry Playbook
  • 2010 – Bump Networks Inc. for HD Relay
  • 2009 – Media Explorer Limited for Sony A900
  • 2008 – Casio / Zugara for Casio Exilim You Tube Capture Mode Campaign
  • 2007 – Web Associates for BlackBerry Corporate Site
  • 2006 – Cheil Communications America for Z5 Digital Audio Player

Winners of the Best Information Services Web Site include:

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

Winners of the Best Application Services Provider Web Site include:

  • 2016 – SecureWorks for Global Web & Demand Generation Relaunch
  • 2015 – Pixe Social for Pixe Social Website
  • 2014 – Fuzz – Credly for Credly
  • 2013 – Luca De Rosso, Saskia Ketz, SumAll Team for SumAll – Damselfish Release
  • 2012 – ThoughtMatrix for DocuSign
  • 2011 – Second Thought, Inc. for Logicworks BUILDER
  • 2010 – YourMembership.com Inc. for YourMembership.com
  • 2009 – VerticalResponse for VerticalResponse Website
  • 2008 – VerticalResponse for VerticalResponse Website
  • 2007 – iCIMS for iCIMS Web Site
  • 2006 – Offermatica for Offermatica
  • 2005 – The rocket Science Group for MailChimp
  • 2004 – Leopard for Leopard em Web Site
  • 2003 – Exciting New technologies for Exciting New Technologies

Winners of the Best Interactive Services Web Site include:

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

Winners of the Best Internet Service Provider Web Site include:

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

Technology Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2017 Best Technology Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.

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

The 2017 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: EContent Magazine, PR.com, iContact, ad:tech conferences, Cranbery Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

Best Education Websites of 2017 to be Named

WebAward17_Banners_250x250The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best education Websites in the world as part of their 21st annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including education, schools and university websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for education websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

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

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

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

Each year, the Web Marketing Association names the Best of Industry for the various education categories based on the score they receive from the WebAward judges.
Recent winners of the Best Education Web Site include:

  • 2016 – MasterClass for MasterClass Website
  • 2015 – C&G Partners LLC for Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
  • 2014 – Risdall Advertising Agency for Minneapolis School Finder
  • 2013 – RED Interactive Agency for Walking with Dinosaurs
  • 2012 – Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Cure4Kids for Kids
  • 2011 – Florida Institute of Technology for Florida Tech Decision Dashboard
  • 2010 – Risdall Marketing Group for Mounds View Public Schools
  • 2009 – American University for American University Web Site
  • 2008 – TribalDDB for START A CHAIN REACTION
  • 2007 – Creative Channel Services, LLC for Virgin Mobile – Train on Your Terms
  • 2006 – National Geographic for Discover Antarctica
  • 2005 – Disney Online for Hot Shot Business
  • 2004 – General Motors for GMability Education
  • 2003 – Disney Online for Hot Shot Business
  • 2002 – Freddie Mac for Your Route to Homeownership

Recent winners of the Best Schools Web Site include:

  • 2016 – Blackboard Creative Services for Durham Public Schools
  • 2015 – Blackboard Schoolwires Design Team for Barrington 220 Community Unit School District
  • 2014 – Bradley Chee Web Design for Granite Bay High School Website
  • 2013 – Brightlabs for Mentone Girls’ Grammar School
  • 2012 – Bluetube Interactive for UGA Performing Arts Center
  • 2011 – WhippleHill Communications for Glenelg Country School
  • 2010 – Designkitchen for Wheaton College 150th Anniversary Web Site
  • 2009 – WhippleHill Communications for Latin School of Chicago
  • 2008 – WhippleHill Communications for Vail Mountain School
  • 2007 – Tellus for Bethany School
  • 2006 – WhippleHill Communications for St. George’s School
  • 2005 – Tellus for West Clermont School District
  • 2004 – eSiteful Corporation for Plano Independent School District

Recent winners of the Best University Web Site include:

  • 2016 – IN.gov for Ivy Tech Community College
  • 2015 – Westwerk for FOCUS.BoiseState.edu
  • 2014 – Systems Alliance, Inc. for Stevenson University
  • 2013 – Behavior Design for The Cooper Union Website Redesign
  • 2012 – University Marketing and Communications for 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship
  • 2011 – Denison University & Fahlgren Mortine for TheDEN
  • 2010 – Corey McPherson Nash for University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
  • 2009 – BrowserMedia for University of Maryland Women’s Basketball
  • 2008 – Market United for Murdoch University Switching
  • 2007 – The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • 2006 – Xavier University for The Road to Xavier
  • 2005 – Geary Interactive for Sand Diego State University Timeline
    2004 – School of Visual Arts for School of Visual Arts web site
    2003 – 160over90 for Chestnut Hill College Admissions site
    2002 – University of Houston for University of Houston – Division of University Advancement

Educational Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2017 Best Educational Website and other education-related WebAwards at the WebAward Website.

Web Marketing Association To Recognize Best Websites of 2017

2017 Best Website AwardsExcellence deserves recognition and the Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 21st annual international WebAward competition.  The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.  The deadline for entry for the 2017 WebAwards is May 31, 2017.  A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

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

This year’s top awards will include:

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

The competition’s highest honor, the 2017 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 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 Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. TravelClick, Inc. was named Top Agency at the 2016 WebAward Competition, taking home 29 WebAwards in 2016. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms.

The WebAward Top Agency award recognizes consistency of effort and is given to the interactive agency that wins the most WebAwards in a given year. All locations and offices of a specific agency will be consolidated for the purpose of determining the winner of this award. Each entrant will be awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. A Best of Show will be worth 10 points, Best of Industry 5 points and each Outstanding award 3 points and a Standard of Excellence 1 point. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award for 2016.

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 2016, there were 14 agencies recognized with this prestigious award.

Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2017 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

Judging for the 2017 WebAwards will take place in June through August and winners will be announced in September.  Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing Web sites,–including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as Universal McCann, SapientNitro, T Rowe Price, Bridge Worldwide, Disney, Euro RSCG, Boeing, Huge, ING Direct, VML, Facebook, J. Walter Thompson, Gartner, Possible Worldwide, YUM!, Cuker Interactive, PayPal, Razorfish, Munich Re, Refinery, Ernst & Young, Magellan Health Service, Microsoft, R/GA, Family Cookbook Project, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotel, and Website Magazine.

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

The 2017 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: EContent Magazine, iContact, PR.com, ad:tech conferences, Cranberry Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

To enter the 20th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development, please visit our website and create a nominator account.

Final day to enter

IAClogo6If you have not yet submitted your entry for the 2017 Internet Advertising Competition, today is your last opportunity to correct that situation.

The extended deadline for entry is today, February 17th at midnight EST. You can enter at www.IACAward.org

Today is also the final day to edit your entries if you have already entered. The judging starts on Monday.

Now it its 15th year, the IAC Awards recognizes the best in all forms on online advertising.

IAC Awards Deadline Extended

IAC Award Crystal StatueHere is what you need to know:

  • The deadline for entering the 2017 Internet Advertising Competition has been extended until February 17th. This will be the only extension.
  • This international award program will evaluate all forms of online advertising in 86 industry categories, including consumer goods, education, financial services, health care, legal, professional services, retail, small business, technology and travel. You compete only against those entries within your industry.
  • Winners receive a beautiful custom-made crystal statue. This award uses high quality clear and black crystal, with a custom geometric hand cut shape, and the pieces of black and clear crystal seamlessly fused and polished together by hand.
  • Winning an award is a great way to demonstrate to the world the effectiveness of your online advertising capabilities. It can benefit new business pitches, staff morale, budget justification and personal career advancement. This award will get you noticed.
  • You can’t win if you don’t enter.
  • Enter this week at www.IACAward.org

Win a Free Conference Pass to eTail West!

etail-west-img-2017This month we are offering retail professionals the chance to win a free full conference pass to the industry conference eTail West 2017, February 27 – March 2, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Palm Springs, CA.

eTail, launched in 1999, is the premiere multi-channel retail conference dedicated to supporting the growth of the retail industry through high-level networking and extensive thought leadership. eTail West was launched as part of the eTail Conference series to speak to the unique challenges facing retailers looking to grow their brand in the market.

To enter simply go to the WMA Contest page and enter. Learn more about this leading industry conference here.

 

eTail West 2017

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February 27 – March 2, 2017
JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA
 
Wonder how Avon continues to be the leading social selling beauty company in North America? Come to eTailWest 2017 to find out! Download the agenda to learn all the details.
eTail, launched in 1999, is the premiere multi-channel retail conference dedicated to supporting the growth of the retail industry through high-level networking and extensive thought leadership. eTail West was launched as part of the eTail Conference series to speak to the unique challenges facing retailers looking to grow their brand in the market. Download the agenda to learn more: http://etailwest.wbresearch.com/agenda-mc

 

Web Marketing Association Names Best Mobile Web Sites Apps of 2016

best-mobile-award-smThe Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners its fifth annual international MobileWebAward competition.  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 complete list of winners can be found at www.mobile-webaward.org.

“Smartphones and tablet computers are exploding and companies are racing to be allow users to connect and interact with them using mobile devices,” 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.”

This year’s top awards include:

TMP Worldwide won Best of Show Mobile Website for Unexpected Accenture – You View, which also was recognized as Best Employment Mobile Website. Unexpected Accenture – You View’s goal is to get people excited about a career in technology by bringing case studies to life through the people who worked on them.

Ormco Corporation won Best of Show Mobile Application for Bethany Hamilton Damon™ Smile Emoji Keyboard, which also was awarded Best Mobile Mobile Application. The Bethany Hamilton Damon Smile Emoji keyboard is the first app that supports teens and adults undergoing orthodontic treatment by leveraging the power of mobile messaging apps to enhance the power of self-confidence.

TMP Worldwide was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2016 MobileWebAwards competition. They received 11 awards, including: Best of Show Mobile Website, Best Employment Mobile Website, Best Marketing Mobile Website, Best Technology Mobile Website and 9 Outstanding Mobile Website Awards.

Two organization were recognized with the Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer for winning five or more MobileWebAwards. They are TravelClick Inc, and TopSpot Internet Marketing.

A complete list of winners can be found on the award program’s Website.

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.

The Best of Industry winners receive a statue reminiscent of a personal mobile device, it could be yesterday’s smart phone, today’s tablet, or tomorrow’s device.  It is crafted of fine jet black crystal with the iconic “W” accent in 24kt plated gold and personalized with your award information.  The award is entirely hand crafted by, Society Awards, the makers and designers of other notable award programs such as the Golden Globes, Emmys, MTV VMAs, and CLIOs to name a few, and presented in its own custom gift box.

The 2016 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Small Army Creative Services, PR.com, EContent Magazine, ad:tech conferences, SEO Inc, Cranberry Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

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