The Web Marketing Association judges will select the best online newsletters of 2010 in 86 industries as part of their 9th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. Companies or agencies wishing to nominate their work for consideration may do so at www.IACAward.org before the deadline of January 28, 2011.
Each online newsletter will be judged on copywriting, creativity, innovation, design, impact, and use of the medium. Online newsletters are a critical marketing tool for many companies trying to maintain an ongoing relationship with customers and prospects. The IAC Awards provides an opportunity to find out who is doing an outstanding job creating online newsletters.
The 2011 Internet Advertising Competition Awards will accept entries from 86 industries, including health care, biotech, airline, B2B, professional services, consumer goods, education, financial services, technology and travel just to name a few. Entries judged to be outstanding will receive an IAC Award. The entry receiving the highest score in each industry will be recognized as the best online newsletter for that industry.
The 2010 Best of Show winner for Online Newsletters was Miles Media for VISIT FLORIDA. The newsletter was also recognized as the Best Travel Online Newsletter campaign.
Other Award Winning Online Newsletters for 2010 included:
Berry Network, Inc won Best B2B Online Newsletter campaign for Advisor e-Newsletter
Deep Interactive Asia won Best Bank Online Newsletter campaign for Citibank Hong Kong Newsletter
Biggs|Gilmore won Best Consumer Goods Online Newsletter campaign for Kotex Extras and Best Food Industry Online Newsletter campaign for Rice Krispies The Spoonful
DWS Investments won Best Financial Services Online Newsletter campaign for Newsletter for Institutional Investment Professionals
ITechLaw won Best Legal Online Newsletter campaign for ITechLaw eNews
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation won Best Non-Profit Online Newsletter campaign for TD FEF – Taking Root
Integrative Logic Cetaphil® eCRM Team won Best Pharmaceuticals Online Newsletter campaign for Cetaphil Skin Care Club® eCRM Program
TD Merchant Services won Best Small Business Online Newsletter campaign for TD Merchant Services – BizBuilder
The 2010 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, etc.) involved in the process of developing Internet advertising. Entries may be submitted online at IACAward.org. The deadline for entry is January 28, 2010 and will be judged on design, creativity, impact, innovation, copywriting, and use of the medium.
In addition to online newsletters, Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats such as:
Social Media Campaigns (New for 20111)
Online ad (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)
Online ad campaign
Rich media ad campaign
Rich media online ad
Online newsletter campaign
Integrated ad campaign
Web sites (including microsites and landing pages)
Ads the client did not choose
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, 2010 through January 28, 2011 (except for the Ads the client did not choose format which do not have to have run.)
The 2011 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by Webmaster Radio, Burst Media, Internet World UK, BGT Partners, PR Newswire, AllBusiness, ExactTarget, Search Engine Strategies, ad:tech conferences, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.