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Only two weeks left to enter 2005 WebAwards

Time is running out to enter the Web Marketing Association's 2005 WebAward competition for Website development. The deadline is June 1st and the order form and complete information can be found at

If you have not yet entered, this is your chance to be recognized as having the best Website in your industry. And with 90 industries you choose from, you're sure to find the right one to meet your needs.

Imagine the look on your boss' or client's face when you tell them your online work has earned the company a prestigious WebAward! Think of the marketing opportunities you could create - but you need to enter to win!

A Website says "you're here".
An award winning Website says "You've arrived"

With only two weeks left, now is the time to go to the online entry form and get the recognition you deserve.

Enter today at
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Web Marketing Association Announcing Winners of the 2005 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

“Online advertising is finally getting the recognition it deserves and The Web Marketing Association is pleased to help set the standard for Internet excellence,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association, Inc. “Spending for online advertising continues to grow rapidly and the IAC Awards highlight the best in this unique advertising medium by industry.”

2005 Best of Show Awards were awarded in each of the online medium categories. This year’s winners include:

EVB, Inc. for Redwood Creek (Best of Show Online ad)
TMX Communications for Endo_Lidoderm Campaign (Best of Show Email Message Campaign)
she communications (Hong Kong) for Heineken Pulse (Best of Show Online Campaign)
Power Design for Wanda Sykes Cotton T-shirt Tour (Best of Show Email Message)
Organic, Inc. for Jeep Brand Web Site (Best of Show Integrated ad campaign), Jeep Trail Rated Challenge (Best of Show Interactive application) and ROBOTS – CONQUEST AD (Best of Show Rich Media Online Ad)
i33 Communications for Buick Email Re-contact Program (Best of Show Online Newsletter Campaign) for Someone To Turn To (Best of Show Rich Media Online Campaign) and Where Did The Time Go? (Best of Show Microsite/Landing Page)

Two agencies tied for the 2005 Top Agency Award, each winning 21 IAC Awards.

Organic, Inc. of Bloomfield Hills, MI received 21 IAC Awards, including Best of Show Integrated ad campaign for Jeep Brand Web Site, Best of Show Interactive application for Jeep Trail Rated Challenge and Best of Show Rich media Online ad for ROBOTS – CONQUEST AD.

TMX Communications of Conshohocken, PA for recognition of winning the most awards in the competition. TMX Communications took home 21 IAC Awards including Best of Show Email message campaign for Endo_Lidoderm Campaign.

Other IAC Award winners who received multiple awards included:

AGENCY (number of awards) JWT (11) (10)
Marketel-McCann Erickson (9) (6)
Beyond Interactive (6)
Wunderman (6)
Nurun/Ant Farm Interactive (5)
Avenue A Razorfish (4)
Bridge Worldwide (4)
Bronwyn Communications (4)
GREY Direct Oy (4)
Internet Strategy Group (4)
Team One (4)
VML (4)

The Competition web site with a complete list of winners is located at

The 2005 Internet Advertising Competition is sponsored by, BURST! Media, Small Army Creative Services, AdTools, ExactTarget, OddCast, Line56 Media, and PRWeb.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of advertising, marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Associations annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its ninth year, the WebAward Competitions have become the premier event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

The Web Marketing Association is currently accepting entries for the ninth annual WebAward Competition for Web site development at Deadline for entry is June 1th.

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Awards Update

WebAward Competition –The 9th annual WebAwards Call for Entries has begun. Recognizing Net Excellence, the WebAwards are your opportunity to be recognized and gain valuable exposure for yourself and your Website. Deadline for entry is June 1st. Don’t wait – Enter today! For more information go to

Interactive Investor Relations Awards – 2005 IIR Awards Call for Entries has ended and judging as begun. Good luck to all who have entered. For more information go to

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards – The 2005 judging has been complete and we are tabulating the winners which will be announced May 4th. Join our mailing list to be notified when the winners are announced. For more information go to

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WebAwards to Honor Best Websites in 90 Industries

It’s time to be recognized for your outstanding Web development work by winning a 2005 WebAward.

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 9th annual WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier award competition that judges website development against an ever increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within 90 industries. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2005 and the competition Website is

“The WebAwards is different from other website award programs because we recognize the talented individuals and development teams as well as the Website itself,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Winning has meant personal recognition for the people behind the site and a great marketing opportunity for the Website itself. That is the goal of the WebAward Competition – to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Net today.

Industry Categories

A complete list of past winners and the entry form for companies who wish to compete for 2005 honors can be found at for the following industries:

Advertising | Advocacy | Airline | Application Service Provider | Arts | Associations | Auction | Automobile | B2B | Bank | Beverage | Biotechnology | Broadcasting | Brokerage | Catalog | Computer: Hardware | Computer: Retailer | Computer: Software | Construction | Consulting | Consumer Goods | Credit Union | Design | Directory or Search Engine | Diversified Business | Education | Email | Employment | Energy | Entertainment | Events | E-Zine | Faith-based | Family | Fashion | Financial Services | Food Industry | Game Site | General Interest | Government | Health Care | Healthcare Provider | Home Building | Hotel and Lodging | Information Services | Institutional Services | Insurance | Interactive Services | International Business | Internet Service Provider | Intranet | Investor Relations | Investment | Legal | Leisure | Magazine | Marketing | Manufacturing | Media | Medical | Medical Equipment | Military | Movie | Music | Mutual Fund | News | Newspaper | Non-Profit | Online Community | Other | Pharmaceuticals | Portal | Professional Services | Public Relations | Publishing | Radio | Real Estate | Regional | Restaurant | Retail | School | Shopping | Small Business | Sports | Technology | Telecommunication | Toy & Hobby | Transportation | Travel | TV | University

Judging Criteria

Web sites are judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, navigation and ease of use. Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence. A Best of Industry WebAward, a handsome plaque with the image of the winning site embossed, will be given in each of the 90 industry categories. New categories for this year include Healthcare Providers, Medical Equipment, Fashion and Technology.

Judging for the WebAwards will take place in July and August, and winners will be announced in September 2005. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing corporate web sites -including members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site design and technology. Past Web Marketing Association WebAward competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, SAP, Comedy Central, Sun Microsystems, Refinery, Euro RSCG, EPB Interactive, New York Post Interactive, The Cincinnati Enquirer, J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Modem Media, Answerthink, and Zentropy Partners.

2005 Sponsors

The 2005 WebAwards are sponsored by BURST! Media, Burrelle’s/Luce, O’Dwyer’s PR Daily, NewsUSA, Small Army Marketing Services, Perseus Software, Line56 Media, PRWeb and the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW).

Enter your Website today and be recognized for your outstanding work and create a marketing opportunity for your Website. WebAwards – Recognizing Net Excellence

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WebAwards featured in DM News

Online Exclusive: Winning a Web Site Award Is Only Half of the Battle

Prestigious Web site awards have long been used to help marketing professionals promote an organization’s Internet efforts. But what does it take to have an award-winning Web site, asks Web Marketing Association’s William Rice. According to the Web Marketing Association, it takes a site that brings many aspects together to meet the user’s need. They should know. Since 1997, the association’s WebAward Competition has set the standard of excellence for Web site development all over the globe through the seven criteria they developed and use to judge the annual WebAward Competition.

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Interactive Investor Relations Awards Deadline Extended

It’s time to be recognized and gain valuable exposure for your online IR efforts.

The deadline for entering the 2005 Interactive Investor Relations Awards, the premier event to recognize outstanding writing and implementation of online investor relations in 60 industry categories, has been extended until April 15th.

Complete details and entry form can be found on the competition Web site at The deadline for entry is now April 15, 2005.

If you did not enter last year, you missed out the opportunity to promote your IR efforts both internally and to the investment community. Both large and small companies were among the winners of last year’s IIR Awards. The Best of Show winners was The Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) which also won Best Banking IR Web site. Other winners included Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), SAP (NYSE: SAP), CVS (NYSE:KO), GM (NYSE:GM), eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ: IDXX), Marine Products Corp (AMEX: MPX), and Nevada Gold (AMEX: UMN)

Sponsors of the 2005 Interactive Investor Relations Awards include The Wall Street Journal Online (, Barron’s (, Burrelle’s Luce (, O’Dwyer’s PR Daily (, (, and the American Stock Exchange (

The IIR Awards are produced by the Web Marketing Association ( in association with the Wealth Management News Service ( Since 1997, The Web Marketing Association had been dedicated to increasing the professional standards of excellence in Web development. Its annual WebAward Competition ( has set the standard of excellence for overall Web site development for the past nine years. The Wealth Management News Service is an online public relations service providing expert commentary and ideas to the financial media.

ENTRY DEADLINE – April 15, 2005

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Web Marketing Association Blog

Welcome to the new news blog for the Web Marketing Association – WMA Update.

Here we will post all of the news for our award programs, including WebAward Competition for Website development, Internactive Investor Relations Awards and Internet Advertising Competition (IAC Awards)

Be sure to bookmark our blog and check back often for news, deadline for entries and winner postings.