Here is what is going on with the Web Marketing Association for April 2013.
WebAward Call For Entries Now Underway
The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the 17th annual Call for Entries for its 2013 international WebAward Competition. The deadline for entry is May 31, 2013 and the competition Website is at www.webaward.org.
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 17 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.
WebAward Call For Judges
With the continued growth of the WebAwards, we are looking for experienced Web development professionals to serve as judges for the 2013 WebAwards. This is a great opportunity to join a like minded group of experts to discuss the latest trends in web development and give back to the online marketing community by reviewing entries. If you think you have what it takes to be a WebAward judge, please complete the Judges Nomination Form.
IAC Award Winners Announced
Earlyer this month we announced the winners of our Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, to honor excellence in online advertising and to recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for the best in Internet marketing. The Competition web site with a complete list of winners is located at Congratulation to Biggs|Gilmore who was recognized with the 2013 Top Agency Award, winning 24 IAC Awards. This is the fourth time in the past five years Biggs|Gilmore has been recognized with this honor.
VML for Revlon Expression Experiment
(Best of Show Social Media campaign)
Congratulations to Jessica Maxwell of LBi. She was selected to receive the free full conference pass to ad:tech Conference in San Francisco going on this week from the Web Marketing Association. Check out our Facebook page for current contests!
P.S. The Web Marketing Association now has a new WMA company page on LinkedIn. Please check out out and follow us to keep up with the latest announcements about awards, free conference passes and more.
WebAward Competition - The 2013 WebAward Competition is now accepting entries. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2013.
Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC)Awards - -- The winners are posted on the site and congratulations to all our winners!
MobileWebAwards - -- 2013 MobileWebAwards competition will begin accepting entries for it's second year in August with an end of September deadline.
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Here are the top Internet Marketing Conferences that we will be supporting in the first quarter of 2013. They offer a great opportunity to keep up with current trends and to meet key people within the industry.
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Here are some industry publications that are must-reads for all Internet marketing professionals.
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New Award Winning Agency Database
If you have not done so yet, be sure to check out the Award Winning Interactive Agency Database or AWAdb. Inclusion in the website is free if you qualify and listings are automatically upgraded to the Premium Level if the agency has won an award from the WMA in the past year (Another great reason to enter the WebAwards this year!).
If you are looking for an agency to help with your interactive marketing needs, you can search thousands of full service advertising agencies and interactive agencies that been recognized by major award programs for their outstanding interactive work. The AWAdb can be searched by several fields that are cumulative in helping to narrow your search quickly. Visitors can search by agency name, location, languages, or even specialty. The site also offers an Interactive Agency Map that allows the user to click on the geographic area they are interested in and drill down to see the exact locations of various award winning agencies.
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.