Here is what is going on at the Web Marketing Association this February.

2012 IAC Awards Call for Entries

The deadline to enter the 10th annual Internet Advertising Competition Awards is this Friday, February 17th at Midnight EST. We are expecting a record number of entries this year and the Judging phase will being on Monday, so there will not be another extension and nominator accounts will be closed after this Friday so all edits must be complete as well. You can access or create a nominator account here.

Good luck to everyone participating in this year's award program.

First Annual MobileWebAwards Call For Entries

Last week we announced the launch of the first annual MobileWebAwards competition to recognize excellence in mobile marketing. One clarificatoin we want to make is that each industry will have one "Best Mobile Website" winner and one "Best Mobile Application" winner. Websites do not compete against apps, just against other websites and the same for apps.

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, impact, design, content, interactivity and ease of use. If you have the highest average score in your industry for either Mobile website or app, you're a winner!

2012 MobileWebAwards Call For Judges

The judging Panel for the 2012 MobileWebAwards will be selected from experienced WebAward and IAC Award judges with expertise in mobile development. If you have experience in mobile development and would like to be considered, please complete the Judges Nomination Form to submit your name for consideration.

Conference Pass Drawing

This month we are giving a way a full conference pass to one of the top Internet Marketing conferences of the year - SES New York! To enter, simply submit your name on our new Facebook Contest page and one lucky participant will be selected to attend this outstanding conference compliments of the Web Marketing Association. Deadline for entry is March 1st.

Congratulations to Karisma Flores, of Karisma Flores Creative Services for winning our free conference pass to SES Accelerator Conference in San Diego this month. Also Congratulations to Julie Crowhurst, of TAYLOR WESSING LLP for winning our free conference pass to SES Conference in London Feb 202-24. They entered last month's conference drawing and won! Will you be next?

Bill Rice
President
Web Marketing Association

P.S. additional hints and tips to increase your chances of impressing the IAC Award judges can be found on the WMA Facebook page throughout the month of January.


 

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC)Awards - -- 2012 IAC Awards Call for Entries deadline has been extended until Friday, 17th. This is the last opportunity to enter before the judging phase begins. Good luck to all participants.

MobileWebAwards - -- 2012 MobileWebAwards Call for Entries is now open. Enter your best Mobile Websites and Mobile Apps. The deadline for entry is March 31st.

WebAward Competition - The 2012 WebAward Competition will begin its 16th annual Call for Entries in April.

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Now is the time to start planning for the Spring Internet marketing conferences. Here are a few of the conferences that the Web Marketing Association recommends:

SES London
February 20-24, 2012
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
SES London is the leading search marketing conference in Europe and continues to get bigger and better year-on- year. Bringing together the industry's brightest minds and most seasoned practitioners, it truly is a wealth of search and online marketing nuggets.

Learn how to optimise your web site for the most efficient crawling and indexing. Use keyword analysis to discover the top converting words and phrases for optimum conversion. Make link building for super ranking at the major search engines second nature. Tackle local, mobile, video, analytics and social media like a marketing Ninja. In fact, become your own leading search marketing expert. And while you're at it, network with your peers and the leading vendors and suppliers in the industry. Avinash Kaushik, Digital Evangelist for Google will be the keynote speaker at SES London.

Join us at London's QEII Conference Centre from 20-24 February 2012 - register today at www.seslondon.com and enter code WMA for a 20% discount

SES New York
March 19-23, 2012
Hilton New York
3,500 to 4,000 online marketing professionals attend SES New York each year to keep up on best practices, walk the marketing services and technology exhibit hall and network with their peers. The agenda, which is programmed by the SES Advisory Board, includes sessions, case studies and workshops designed to help online professionals do their jobs better. Specific consideration is given to Demand Gen, SEO, PPC, RTB, Mobile, Local, as well as both Earned and Paid Social Media.

SES New York is packed with 70+ sessions, multiple keynotes, almost 100 exhibitors, networking events, parties and more. Your customers, colleagues and competition will be in attendance - will you?

AffCon Digital Marketers Cruise To Belize
March 17th - 21st 2012
AffCon is about connections with people who can help grow your business. Whether you are an affiliate, merchant or network this is the relaxed resort environment best suited for meeting the right people and forging the relationships that lead to the important deals. Unique networking events optimize your connections with other participants, spark insights and facilitate interactions with experts and peers. The conference sessions are interactive and enlightening. Join AffCon to ensure the long-term viability of your affiliate marketing revenue stream and your continued success.

Interactive Local Media East (ILM East)
March 26-28, 2012
Boston Marriott Copley Place
BIA/Kelsey's Interactive Local Media is the "local" favorite among digital advertising and marketing events. Join us in Boston, March 26-28, for ILM East, where we'll be focusing on channels, commerce and engagement - essential elements for winning in local. ILM attracts a global audience of executive-level decision makers from across the local media landscape, including companies engaged in local search, deals and group buying services, location-based services, local social media, traditional local media, classifieds and vertical media, advertising and marketing agencies, local digital media suppliers, and sector-focused investors and financial analysts.

Visit the event's website to learn more about this exciting event.

Ad:tech San Francisco
April 3-4, 2012
Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA
Get ready for THE event for digital marketers! ad:tech San Francisco starts April 3-4, 2012. Discover the latest innovations in social media, mobile, search, e-mail, location-based marketing and much more. Find hundreds of the hottest digital marketing and advertising companies to network with and learn from. Don't miss out. Register today!

Internet World
April 24-26
Earls Court London
Internet World is officially Europe's largest and longest-running event for digital marketing and online business. Join 11,000 visitors and 300 solution providers as we celebrate our 20th anniversary from the 24 - 26 April 2012. This year we're launching six new Mini Worlds. With three days of agenda setting content our new worlds guarantee that you truly can source all of your solutions under one roof! Join us next year from the 24 - 26 April 2012.

Here are additional resources for Internet Marketing Professionals

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.

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.

SmartBrief Newsletter

By now you should have already seen the new daily newsletter created for the Web Marketing Association by SmartBrief, Inc. Knowledgeable editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications, summarize them and provide direct links to the original sources that will provide you with the daily web development and marketing news that really matters.

If you are not subscribed yet you can Subscribe to the WMA SmartBrief here.

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