2015 WebAward Winners Announcement Date Set

WebAward15 logoWinners of the 19th annual WebAward Competition will be publicly announced on the award program website on September 2, 2015. At this time, the Web Marketing Association will announce the Best of Show winner as well as Top Agency winner. In addition, we will announce the 96 Best of Industry winners as well as the Outstanding Websites and Standard of Excellence winners.

Award Update

WMAlogo_fbMobileWebAwards – The MobileWebAward’s Call for Entries has ended and the judging is now underway. We expect the winners to be announced in early December. Good luck to all who entered!

WebAwards – The winners of the 18th annual WebAwards should be receiving their physical awards very soon if they have not done so already. Awards that were ordered will begin production as soon as the initial awards are shipped.

Internet Advertising Competition – the 13th annual IAC Award website is currently being updated to an entirely new design. The Call for Entries will begin the first week of November.

2014 WebAward Winners Announcement Date Set

Winners of the 18th annual WebAward Competition will be publicly announced on the award program website on September 15, 2014. 

At this time, the Web Marketing Association will announce the Best of Show winner as well as Top Agency winner. In addition, we will announce the 96 Best of Industry winners as well as the Outstanding Websites and Standard of Excellence winners.

WebAward Entry Deadline Extended

The Web Marketing Association has extend the entry deadline for the 18th annual WebAward competition until Friday, June 13th. This is also the date all entry editing must be completed by as the judging will then begin. However, all entries submitted after the initial deadline of May 30. 2014 will be subject to a late fee as mandated by our guidelines.

Two Weeks Until The Webward Deadline

There are only two weeks left to enter the 18th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development. Entries are accepted from all over the world and compete in 96 different industry categories.

Few Website award programs recognize the individual achievement behind the creation of today’s top web sites the way we do at the Web Marketing Association. We believe it is important to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective and best web sites on the Internet today. It’s a great morale builder.

Whether you enter this website award to help impress your clients, impress your boss, justify your interactive budget, create an Internet marketing opportunity, or receive valuable feedback regarding the status of your own website development efforts, you will be impressed with how easy it is to enter. When you enter the WebAwards, you also will experience how exciting it can be to win the recognition you deserve!

Enter today at www.webaward.org

Attributes of Award Winning Websites Study is now available from the Web Marketing Association


The Web Marketing Association is releasing the results of a new report entitled Attributes of Award Winning Websites – A study of the 2013 WebAward winners and what made them successful. Our goal is to provide the Web development community with insights into current industry trends by examining various aspects of websites selected as winners in the 2013 WebAward competition for website development and comparing them to those entries that were not selected as winners. 
“We think this study will help give those developing websites important insights into industry development trends,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Since 2006, we have gathered demographic data on the sites entered. Whether you are in an agency or a corporate interactive marketing department, it is always difficult to benchmark your efforts and demonstrate to senior management and/or clients how your efforts compare. The results of this study will be one way to help accomplish that task.”
The study includes information on the following topics:
Target Audience
Development Platform
Programming Platform
Who developed the site
Budget 
The study also examines specific website features including:
Email Mailing List
RSS Feeds
Use of Flash
Live Chat
Use of Audio and Video
Inclusion of Banner Ads
Shopping Cart
Multiple Languages
To see what we found from the 1,092 sites submitted to the WebAwards in 2013 in our free 24 page Attributes of an Award Winning Website Study, please go to http://www.webaward.org/awardwinning_report.asp

To enter the 2014 WebAward Competition for Website Development, please go to the WebAward.org Website.

Outstanding Website Developers

Each year the WebAward Competition for Website Development has special awards for though interactive agencies who excel in web development across multiple clients. Last year, 19 agencies and companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developers for winning six or more awards in the 2013 WebAward Competition. They are:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)
Biggs|Gilmore – 24
TravelClick – 24
SapientNitro – 15
Sabre Hospitality Solutions – 15
BGT Partners – 15
TMP Worldwide – 15
CareTech Solutions – 11
Cuker Interactive – 10
Webmonster.com – 9
Nebo – 9
Positioner SA – 8
4SPOTS – 7
Atlantic BT – 7
Roundarch Isobar – 7
TopSpot Internet Marketing – 6
RED Interactive Agency – 6
Miles – 6
Red Clay Interactive – 6
HeBS Digital – 6

Risdall Marketing Group was named Top Agency at the 2013 WebAward ompetition, taking home 37 WebAwards. This is the second time Risdall 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 2014 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.

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.

Web Marketing Association Looking for Mobile Development Professionals to Judge 2013 MobileWebAward


The Web Marketing Association’s MobileWebAwards competition is currently accepting entries and is looking for qualified judges to help adjudicate this year’s award program.  This award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain the best mobile Websites and the best mobile applications.   The Competition Web site is located at mobile-webaward.org and the deadline for entry is September 30, 2013.
To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the Judge’s Nomination Form. Mobile development professionals selected as judges will be contacted during the first week of October.
“Since 1997, the WebAwards have helped define the standards for website development, now the MobileWebAwards will do the same for sites and apps designed for mobile devices,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “Smartphones and tablet computers are exploding and companies are racing to be allow users to connect and interact with them using mobile devices. We are looking for individuals who have direct experience developing for the expanding mobile platform. Our judges must have an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile development, an eye for a well-designed interface and the objectivity to score entries according to a predefined set of criteria”.
Judging for the MobileWebAwards will take place in Mid-October, 2013, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in December, 2013. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile website design and mobile application development. Past competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, R/GA , Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, Sun Microsystems, National Cable & Telecom Association, Refinery, Euro RSCG,  A&E Television Networks , New York Post Interactive, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Ernst & Young , J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Aristotle.
Entries will be accepted in both the Mobile Website and the Mobile Application formats. 
Entries will be judged on seven criteria:
  • Creativity
  • Impact
  • Design
  • Content
  • Interactivity
  • Ease of Use
  • Use of the medium
Judging an award show like the MobileWebAwards is a great way to share your experience and expertise with the mobile development community. It is an honor and an important responsibility when you are chosen to participate as a judge. You are helping to set the standard for award winning advertising throughout the Web.

MobileWebAwards to Name Best Mobile Web Sites and Best Mobile Apps


The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 2013 international MobileWebAward competition.  It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding mobile Websites and mobile applications.  The deadline for entry in the 2013 MobileWebAwards is September 30, 2013.  The entry form for this award program can be found at www.mobile-webaward.org.
“Revenue from Global Mobile Advertising to is expected to grow 400 Percent through 2016,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “Worldwide mobile advertising revenue is forecast to reach $11.4 billion in 2013, with mobile advertising revenue creating new opportunities for app developers, ad networks, mobile platform providers, specialty agencies and even communications service providers in certain regions. 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.”
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 appentry is judged against other entries of the same format in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence. 
This year’s top awards will include:
A “Best of Industry” MobileWebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.  
The competition’s highest honor, the 2012 MobileWebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one best mobile website and one best mobile app that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.  
HeBS Digital won Best of Show Mobile Website for Loews Hotels Mobile Website, which also was recognized as Best Hotel and Lodging Mobile Website.  Indiana Interactive, LLC won Best of Show Mobile Application for DNR iPhone Application, which also was awarded Best Travel Mobile Application.
The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. In 2012, Aperto Move GmbH of Berlin Germany was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2012 international MobileWebAwards. They received five awards in the competition.
Each organization that wins 5 or more MobileWebAwards will be awarded an Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer trophy.
Interactive agencies who are recognized with a winning entry will also be included in the Database of Award Winning Interactive Agencies.
Judging for the 2013 MobileWebAwards will take place in October and winners are expected to be announced in late December.  Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing mobile Websites,–including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasterswith an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past WebAward  judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as A&E Television Networks, Agency.com, BGT Partners, Worldwide, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Comedy Central, Disney, Euro RSCG, Ion Global, J. Walter Thompson, John Deere Company, New York Post Interactive, Organic, Inc., Refinery, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotels, Sun Microsystems, Warner Bros. Online, Xerox and Website Magazine.
The 2013 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: BGT Partners, PR Newswire, Burst Media, MycroBurst, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Internet World UK, SES Conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

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