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Macworld Special discount

Macworld Conference & Expo is your one stop shop to find you next Mac solution, training to boost your Mac abilities and the opportunity to network with industry leaders as well as your peers! This year’s conference included an impressive lineup for Creative Professional including our 1-Day Market Symposiums for Art Directors and New Media professionals. Visit for more information.

Register online at before December 9, 2005 with your WMA Discount Code H1301 to receive your 15% discount off all conference packages.

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Call for IAC Award Judges

Award programs don’t just happen, they are the result of hundreds of dedicated professionals in the Internet community stepping up and helping define what excellence is in terms of online advertising.

If you think you have what it takes to become a 2006 IAC Award judge, please complete the nomination form at If you were a past IAC Award judge, we will be sending you an email in a week to see if you will be available to participate this year.

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2006 IAC Awards Call for Entries Now Open

The Web Marketing Association announces the launched of its fourth annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, a program 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 is located at and the deadline for entry is January 31, 2006.

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Judges Recognition

the Web Marketing Association would like to take a moment and once again than the judges of the 2005 WebAwards. These men and women represent the best the online community has to offer. The come from all over the world to help set the standard of excellence for Website development. They volunteer their time and expertise to judge dozens of entries and provide valuable feedback to participants. We thank them for giving sharing their skills and knowledge.

As a token of our appreciation, we have sent out today Certificates of Appreciation to recognize our judges for their hard work. We also will be sending out a survey to those judges by the end of this week to solicit feedback as how we can improve next year’s WebAward Competition.

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ad:tech comes to New York (Nov 7 – 9)

This is the place to learn about the lates trends in online advertising. Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, tops the list of leaders and visionaries representing the left and right brain demands of today’s interactive marketing environment. Network with like-minded executives in an inclusive forum featuring keynote speeches, expert panel discussions and the latest advances in digital technology.

Use source code “ATNY5B” to receive a discount on a full conference pass. To register go to

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The Web Marketing Association is in the planning stages for our 2006 award competitions and we are interested in seeking new sponsors who are willing to help us grow the WebAwards and the Internet Advertising Competition Awards.

If you know of a company that is interested in promoting their brand to the interactive marketing community, please have them contact the Web Marketing Association.

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2005 WebAward award update

This year, we are coordinating the shipping of both image plaque and certificates at the same time. We currently expect both to ship around October 3rd.

If you ordered additional certificates, they should be shipped at the same time. If you ordered additional plaques or image plaques, they will follow a week or two later.

You can still order additional awards at

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2005 WebAward Winners Announced

the Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its ninth annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. More than 2,100 sites from 33 countries were adjudicated in 95 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology. A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at

The 2005 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Atlanta -based IQ interactive, for their outstanding work on National Geographic – Inside The Mafia. The site was also awarded Best Entertainment WebAward. To generate interest and viewers for the show, IQ Interactive was challenged to create a web site as engaging and compelling as the show itself. With a click, mysterious and intriguing rich media banner ads drive viewers straight to the full screen immersive interactive experience. Targeting a lifestyle demographic called New Enthusiasts, this dark and stylistic micro site engages in an almost game-like way. This discovery based site allows viewers to explore the world of the mafia through a variety of avenues, from full original animation, to a variety of video compositions and much more. The goal being to use video in a way that hasn’t been used before.

Zugara was named Top Agency at the 2005 WebAward Competition, taking home 20 awards, more that any other organization in the history of the competition. The Top Agency Award given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. Zugara is headquarted in Los Angles and took home Best Music site for Red Bull Music Labs, 11 Outstanding and 8 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of the many judges who participated in this year’s WebAwards. Our judges are industry leaders who donate their valuable time and expertise to help set the standard for Internet excellence. It is an honor and a privilege to work with such an esteemed group of individuals, without whom the WebAward competition could not go on.

A special thanks also goes to all of the great sponsors of the 2005 WebAward Competition including BURST! Media, Oddcast, NewsUSA, O’Dwyer’s PR Daily, Small Army Creative Services, Burrelles Luce, Line 56 Media, Perseus Software and PRWeb. The Web Marketing Association thanks it sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

For complete information regarding 2005 WebAward Competition winners, please go to