With year end and the holidays, December is always busy. So here is what is going on at 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.

You can check out a few of the past issues here in the WMA SmartBrief Newsletter Archive.

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!

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.

IAC Award Hints and Tips

If you would like to increase your chances of impressing the IAC Award judges, be sure to like the WMA Facebook page. Starting January 2, each workday we will post a hint or tip to help you to better understand what the judges are looking for and how to best present your entries.

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.

WebAward Competition - The 2011 WebAward winners are now available. Congratulations to all of our winners.

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ICF International Redesign Case Study - Here is a case study on ICFI.com, chosen as the Best Diversified Business Website in the 2011 WebAward Competition.

Here are additional resources for Internet Marketing Professionals

EContent Magazine

EContent is a leading authority on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing, targeting executives and decision-makers in these fast-changing markets. By covering the latest tools, strategies, and thought-leaders in the digital content ecosystem, EContent magazine and EContentmag.com keep professionals ahead of the curve in order to maximize their investment in digital content strategies while building sustainable, profitable business models. Subscribe to EContent Magazine today.

WebMaster Radio
WebmasterRadio.fm is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online radio station dedicated to helping online marketing professionals better understand the dynamic online marketplace. Shows can be listened to live or from the extensive archive of previously recorded programming.

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

Website Magazine

If you're not already getting Website Magazine, you should be. There's no charge within the US and available for a small fee outside the U.S.(covers the extra shipping). It has great in depth articles that are helpful and well written. Use this link to sign up to receive the next issue.

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