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

2012 WebAwards Deadline Almost Here

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the 16th annual Call for Entries for its 2012 international 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 96 industries. The deadline for entry is May 31, 2012 and the competition Website is at www.webaward.org.

If you have participated in the past, you know the drill. If you are new to the WebAwards, here is your chance to reward the development team that works hard every day to create outstanding websites. Recognition is an important part of why you enter an award program and the WebAwards have been using the same format to adjudicate websites for 16 years, longer than any other organization on the Internet.

Entering is easy. Simply create a nominator account or log into an existing account from past years. This password protected area will allow you to enter multiple sites, edit the information up to when the judging begins and receive updates, results and feedback on your entries throughout the competition.

IAC Award Update

The awards for the winners of the 10th annual Internet Advertising Awards have all been shipped. If you have not received yours yet, you should shortly.

MobileWebAwards Update

The judging is just being completed for the 1st annual MobileWebAwards. The next phase is to determine the winners. Expect an announcement of the winners by the end of the month.

Free Stuff Drawings

This month's drawing is for a one year Pro subscription to www.WebsiteMagazine.com on our WMA Facebook Contest Page . You will also receive a copy of the book Web 360 by Website Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Pete Prestipino. All you need to do is like the page, submit your contact info and you are entered to win. The deadline for this drawing is May 30th. To find out how you can subscribe to receive practical guidance on search, marketing, social media, web design, software and more each month, see the end of this newsletter.

Congratulations to Sonny Cohen, Director of Internet Marketing Strategy, Duo Consulting. He was selected to receive the free entry into the 2012 WebAward competition as a result of signing up on our contest page last month.

Bill Rice
President
Web Marketing Association


 

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC)Awards - -- 2012 IAC Awards winners are announced. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who participated, especially our judges!

MobileWebAwards - -- 2012 MobileWebAwards competition is now being judged. Winners are expected to be announced by the end of May.

WebAward Competition - The 2012 WebAward Competition Call for Entries has now underway and time is running out. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2012.

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Top 5 articles last month on WMA SmartBrief -- Beginning this month, Interactive Briefing will feature the top articles appearing in the WMA SmartBrief daily newsletter. Subscribe to the free WMA SmartBrief here.

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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.

Take your 'Net presence to the next level with Website Magazine Pro subscription, a digital publication distributed to over 145,000 Internet industry insiders. Receive practical guidance on search marketing, social media, web design, software and more each month. For just $44.95/yr, you'll have access to the techniques, trends and tactics you need to accelerate your Web success.

Website Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Pete Prestipino has also published a companion book for those looking to master the fundamentals of Web success. A perfect Internet training tool, Web 360 from Website Magazine covers a wide range of topics, from domain names and hosting to email and analytics and nearly everything else in between. Learn more at www.Web360book.com.

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.

If you are interested in advertising in the WMA SmartBrief, the only way to reach our members, please contact Dena Malouf, SmartBrief Association Publisher at 202-407-7837.

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