November is when we launch the IAC Awards and give thanks for all that we are blessed with throughout the year. I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has helped the Web Marketing Association this year. We are a volunteer organization and it takes a lot of individual effort to make our international award programs so valuable to the online marketing community. From our participants, to our judges, to everyone who helps get the word out about us, thank you for your contributions to make us a successful showcase for online marketing.

2012 IAC Awards Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the 10th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards is now underway. 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 in 86 industry categories. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 31, 2012//

Awards will be presented within each of advertising formats:
Best Social Media Campaign
Best Online ad (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)
Best Rich media online ad
Best Email message
Best Online newsletter
Best Website (including best landing pages and best microsites)
Best Online video
Best Mobile applications
Best Integrated ad campaign
Best Ads the client did not choose

Entering is easy. Simply create a Nominator Account or log in to an existing Nominator Account. Upload your creative and pick you industry and format. We'll send our judges to evaluate it based on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium. If you have the highest average score in your industry, you're a winner!

Outstanding Developer Awards

As an effort to recognize those agencies who's work consistently is recognized as award-winning, agencies that win more the 6 IAC Awards in a single competition will also be recognized with an Outstanding Advertising Developer award from the Web Marketing Association. Winners will receive a crystal trophy similar to the Best of Industry winners to display their achievement.

Help us Spread the word!

We need your help to let other marketing professionals know it's time to enter the IAC Awards. Please blog, tweet and post our call for entries online. Also tell all of your friends in online marketing to give the awards a try. You will find all of the details on our press release.

Our Sponsors

Another group that is instrumental in making the Web Marketing Association's annual awards programs a success are our sponsors. Our award programs are sponsored by the following leading organizations: ExactTarget, Burst Media, PR Newswire, BGT Partners, ad:tech conferences, Internet World UK, Search Engine Strategies, EContent Magazine, We Build Pages, MicroBurst, Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.

2012 IAC Awards Call for Judges

Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards are currently accepting entries and is looking for qualified judges to help adjudicate this year's award program. We are looking for individuals who have direct experience developing online advertising. Our judges must have an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in web advertising, an eye for a well-designed ad and the objectivity to score entries according to a predefined set of criteria.

To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the Judge's Nomination Form.

Conference Pass Drawings

In case you did not see it posted in our Facebook Group, congratulations to Nina Koridek, Interactive Project Manager at Prudential, eBusiness Development Group for receiving a full conference pass to ad:tech NYC. Congrats oalso go out to Steve Schwalb of Digital Eel, Inc. in St. Pete Beach in Florida for winning a full conference pass to SES Chicago.

Finally, congrats to Theresa Gaffney, a creative director at Meredith in New York for winning a Cruz tablet computer from the Web Marketing Association booth at the ad:tech Conference.

Keep reading our newsletters, you might be the next person to get to attend an industry-leading conference compliments of the Web Marketing Association!

SmartBrief Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that the Web Marketing Association has teamed up with SmartBrief, Inc. to create a new daily newsletter that will provide you with the daily web development and marketing news that really matters. Knowledgeable editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications, summarize them and provide direct links to the original sources. You will also receive ongoing information about the Web Marketing Association and our award programs.

As a reader of the WMA Interactive Briefing, you will automatically receive an invitation to receive this new information round-up beginning in December. If you would like to get a early start, you can sign up to begin receiving the Web Marketing Association SmartBrief here.

Bill Rice
President
Web Marketing Association


 

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - -- 2012 IAC Awards Call for Entries has begun. The deadline for entry is January 31, 2012.

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EContent Magazine

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WebMaster Radio
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WebMaster Radio is advertising supported radio. Be sure to check out the advertising opportunities on Webmaster Radio.

Website Magazine

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