The initial deadline for the 9th annual Internet Advertising Competition Awards has passed and we have once again received a record number of entries that will vie for top honors.
The deadline to enter new entries or edit existing entries has been extended until Friday, February 11th. The following Monday, February 14th the judges will begin the adjudication process. Multiple expert judges will review each entry independently and assigning it a score between 7 and 70 points. We'll take an average of the top two scores to determine the entry's final score.. The entry with the highest score in the category wins Best of Industry - no need to worry about judges being influenced by "big brand names" only great online advertising!
Winners of the Best of Industry IAC Award will receive our new crystal trophy which is sure to turn some heads. Each format will also receive an even bigger crystal trophy to commemorate their success.
The agency that is awarded the most awards in the competition will be named Top Agency of 2011 and receive an impressive crystal trophy to go with all of their other awards.
So here is your last chance to either enter your best banner ads, email ads, rich media, online newsletters, online video, mobile and online apps, websites and social media campaigns in 86 industry categories at www.IACAward.org.
Spring Conference Give-a-way
This spring there are several outstanding industry conferences being held to allow you to network and increase your knowledge in diverse areas of expertise. Please check out the bottom of this newsletter for a list of conferences the Web Marketing Association supports.
Search Engine Strategies will be held in New York on March 22-26. There is still time to receive a chance to attend this conference for free, send your contact information, including name, title, company, and address to SES@WebAward.org by February 28th to enter our drawing.
ad:tech San Francisco will be held in San Francisco on April 11-13. If you would like a chance to attend this conference for free, send your contact information, including name, title, company, and address to adtech@WebAward.org by March 25th to enter our drawing for a full conference pass.
WebAward Competition - The 2011 WebAward Call for Entries will begin in April with a May 31st deadline. Start planning on which sites you will want to enter!
Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - -- The 2011 IAC Awards final deadline for entry is Friday February 14th at midnight EST. Here is your last chance to get recognized for your outstanding work.
Stay in touch with the Web Marketing Association:
Park County, Colorado Gives Their Dial-Up Users an Award-Winning Website - Knowing that your target audience might not have high speed Internet connections is key for a successful design.
The New Rules of Selling Consulting Services in 2011 - The economy ups and downs and ups, changes in buyer behavior, the web, social media, sales enablement tools, and increased competition have transformed how and why clients buy. (Registration required)
Blogging Success Summit 2011: The Web's Largest Online Business Blogging Conference
This fully online conference starts Tuesday, February 1, and runs through February 22. It's comfortably spread over four weeks (and recorded for later playback) to accommodate your schedule. There's no travel! You simply attend from the comfort of your home or office.
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Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Expo
As always SES provides digital marketers with the foundational know-how and the latest industry techniques - commitments we are devoted to build upon. In 2011, we are excited to also announce a new way to learn at SES New York. With the introduction of our "All Access Pass", SES is for the first time joining our workshop training series with our 3 day conference delivering 5 full days of content in both classroom style and panel/lecture form.
From now to January 21st, save up to $1,099 when you enter your exclusive discount code: 20WMA. For a complete agenda visit: http://www.sesnewyork.com
Social Media World Forum Europe
With over 4000 attendees last year, the show has grown significantly to become one of the leading shows in its field, hosting a variety of free to attend workshops & conferences for marketers, pr professionals, brands, agencies and sme's. Track subject areas cover building your social media marketing strategy, social shopping, location based marketing, b2b social media marketing, social crm, social tv, mobile social media, social search, social gaming, virtual currencies and the latest in twitter and facebook marketing.
ad-tech, San Fran
Can you afford to miss out? Register now and get the dates in your diary!
Here are additional resources for Internet Marketing Professionals
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