The One Month Left to Enter The 2019 WebAward Competition

The deadline for entering the 23rd annual WebAward Competition is May 31st – one month from today. So now is time to get your entries submitted for one of the top award programs dedicated to website development in the world. 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.

Don’t wait until the last minute, enter today!

Top Awards up for Grabs at the 23rd Annual WebAwards

The Web Marketing Association will be naming Best of Show winners and the Top Agency as part of its 2019 WebAward Competition.

  • 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 2019 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.
  • The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.

 

Make sure your company will be considered by entering the 23rd annual international WebAwards before the deadline of May 31, 2019.

Web Marketing Association Announces the Winners of the 2019 Internet Advertising Competition Awards

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

“In 2019, digital advertising is expected to account for more than 50% of total US media ad spending for the first time. As more and more marketing dollars are poured into online advertising, 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

These Best of Show winners represent the pinnacle of achievement across all industries.  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.

 

Here are this year’s Best of Show winners:

IBM Watson Advertising for IBM Watson Advertising and Behr Paint: IBM Watson Ads winner of Best of Show Online ad

Undertone, Havas, & Huge for Undertone for Airheads/Perfetti winner of Best of Show Online campaign

true[X] + Fox Networks Group + SONIC for SONIC winner of Best of Show Rich media Online ad

Takis, OmniVirt, Starcom for Takis winner of Best of Show Rich media Online campaign

Zeta Creative | Giant Food Stores for Giant Food Stores Halloween Sweet Spot winner of Best of Show Email message

TMV Group for Faygo Email Newsletter winner of Best of Show Email message campaign

Spartan for Spartan Life Newsletter winner of Best of Show Online Newsletter campaign

Heat for Westworld: Build a Better World winner of Best of Show Integrated ad campaign

Heat for Wild Turkey: 101 Years, No Apologies winner of Best of Show Social Media campaign

Thermo Fisher Scientific for Cell Counting Music Video winner of Best of Show Online Video

Hong Kong Trade Development Council for HKTDC Marketplace App winner of Best of Show Mobile application

Heat for Words With Friends 2 winner of Best of Show Interactive Application

PPK Advertising for The Monopoly Jackpot In It To Spin It Live winner of Best Of Show Online Video Campaign

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and Miles Partnership for Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s “Central Avenue” winner of Best of Show Website

 

Top Agency Winners

The Web Marketing Association recognizes the agency that demonstrates consistent excellence in online advertising development by winning more IAC Awards than any of their peers in a single competition. Each entrant was awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. The agency with the most points is awarded the Top Agency Award.

TMV Group is recognized with the 2019 Top Agency Award, winning 21 IAC Award winning entries, including a Best of Show award, 15 Best of industry awards 5 Outstanding awards and a total of 115 quality points towards the Top Agency Award. TMV Group is a Detroit-based independent branding agency focused on creating strategically grounded creative in digital, social media, broadcast and website design.

Eight additional organizations were recognized as Outstanding Advertising Developers in the 2019 IAC Awards for winning 6 or more awards. They are:

AGENCY (number of awards)

TMP Worldwide                    15

Patients & Purpose                9

Zeta                                           8

Miles Partnership                   8

Heat                                           8

INNOCEAN USA                    6

TravelClick                               6

true[X]                                      6

 

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

 

The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for the 23rd annual WebAward Competition for Web site development.  Deadline for entry is May 31, 2019.

 

96 Industries will compete for Best Website Award

Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association has worked to help define what it means to be the best website in a wide variety of industries.  Its 23rd annual international WebAward competition will evaluate 96 different industries and name a lucky few of Best of Industry WebAward winner.

Here is a list of “award-winning” industries covered by the 2019 WebAward Competition for Website Development.

WMA Linkedin Group a Great Way to Network Online

Where does the Internet community go to read about current trends and thoughts on online marketing? The Web Marketing Association Linkedin Group of course! Join our group today to keep up with new from the WMA and learn and discuss interesting topics with fellow members.

Online Experts Needed To Judge 23rd annual WebAward Competition

Excellence deserves recognition and the Web Marketing Association is looking for experienced Internet professionals who can help judge the Websites that are entered into its 23rd 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 2019 WebAward Competition for Website development is currently accepting entries until May 31, 2019. 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 Rice. “Prior to the beginning of the judging, we spend several weeks discussing the current state of Web development and how it should be recognized through the WebAwards.  Being a WebAward judge is a valuable experience that helps the individual better understand overall Web development and of course looks impressive on a resume or corporate bio”.

Best Websites of 2019 To Be Recognized By Web Marketing Association

Excellence deserves recognitionThe Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 23rd 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 in 96 industries all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites.  The deadline for entry for the 2019 WebAwards is May 31, 2019.  A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at www.webaward.org.

“Excellence deserves recognition and the WebAwards look into all aspects of website development, It’s not just a beauty contest for Websites,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “Our expert judges evaluate the entire interactive experience and reward those sites that are best in their industry. The goal of the WebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today and also provide valuable feedback to entrants on how their sites stack up against their peers and their industry’s standards of excellence.”

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 2019 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 is presented to Chris Curd Design Ltd for their outstanding work on Where Wise Men Fish.  The site was also recognized as Best Sports Website.

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. TopSpot Internet Marketing was named Top Agency at the 2018 WebAward Competition, , taking home 7 WebAwards last year. 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 2019.

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 2018, there were 13 agencies recognized with this prestigious award.

Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2019 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

Judging for the 2019 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 2019 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: EContent Magazine, iContact, PR.com, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

To enter the 23rd annual WebAward Competition for Website Development, please visit our website and create a nominator account.

Best Mobile Web Sites and Best Mobile Apps of 2018 Announced

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners its seventh 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 for each of the 86 industries covered can be found at www.mobile-webaward.org.

“Use of smartphones and tablet computers continue to explode and companies are racing to have users 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:

Milestone Internet Marketing won Best of Show Mobile Website for VIVE Hotel Waikiki. VIVE hotel Waikiki’s target audience is made up of leisure travelers, with heavy representation from Korea, Canada and Australia, and offer the very best value and location while still providing a stylish package.  Milestone created a “true” mobile first website design that includes design is based on user intent and task completion, simple, clear, and easy to use Calls to Action, intuitive forms designed for small screens and other state of the art features.

State Farm Insurance won Best of Show Mobile Application for State Farm Mobile App. By combining banking and insurance, the app takes on two of life’s biggest needs–and does it with simple ease. State Farm partnered with Y Media Labs to create a customer-centric design. The app lets customers deposit a check, pay their insurance bill, request roadside assistance, file and track claims, and much more. The app features many breakthrough innovations—like a photo damage estimator that lets drivers take a picture of their damaged vehicle which is then used to write an estimate; a claims chatbot to guide them through the claim filing process; proof of insurance cards available without even logging in; and a quoting process that allows for creative comparisons of policy options.

TMV Group was named Top Interactive Agency for the 2018 MobileWebAwards competition. They received 6 best of industry awards: Best Food Industry Mobile Website, Best Automobile Mobile Website, Best Mobile Mobile Website, Best Beverage Mobile Website, Best Retail Mobile Website and Best Beverage Mobile Website.

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

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 2018 MobileWebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, EContent Magazine, iContact, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.

 

IAC Awards to Name Best Alexa Skills

IAC Award Trophy

Internet Advertising Competition Crystal Statue

The Web Marketing Association announces a new advertising medium has been added to the 17th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards for Voice Skills or Actions. This marks the first time an international award program will judge the exploding use of voice assistants like Alexa skills or Google Actions in branding and advertising. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 31, 2019.

“Consumer demand for Internet enabled voice devices continues to explode,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association.  “Brand marketers are recognizing this opportunity and are creating thousands of grand-breaking skills for Amazon Alexa and actions Google Assistant. There are now more than 50,000 Alexa skills alone, up from 1,000 back in June 2016. The IAC Awards will provide clients of interactive agencies and corporate marketing departments the third-party confirmation that their consumers are getting the best creative for their ad dollars.  Winning awards is a great way to demonstrate your creative potential.”

Alexa skills are third-party apps you can add to your Alexa account based on your needs and preferences. Google Assistant’s version of these apps are called Google Actions.

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. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.iacaward.org. The deadline for entry is January 31, 2019 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

The 2019 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by PR.Com, EContent Magazine, iContact, IRCE, and WebMaster Radio.

 

2018 MobileWebaward Update

The judging results are in and being tabulated and the Web Marketing Association will be emailing the participants of the 7th annual MobileWebAwards with their results on or about Dec 5th with a public announcement of winners scheduled for Dec 10th.

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