Time running Out To Enter 17th Annual WebAwards
The 2013 international WebAward Competition deadline for entry is fast approaching on May 31, 2013. We though it might be nice to give you some reasons why you want to enter to win a WebAward!
It's a great way to create Social media buzz
Your industry's trade media will want to know more about your site
Iconic flame statue will look good as a nutcracker in your office
Bean counters in Finance will like the independent confirmation of your online development skills
Your boss will have something to impress his boss with
You'll get to update your resume on LinkedIn
Makes a great client gift for the holidays
Your mom will have one more thing to brag to her friends about
Where else can you get your site benchmarked against your industry for practically nothing
If the competition wins and you did not even enter, your boss will wonder why
If you miss the deadline, you'll have to wait an entire year before the chance to enter again!
WebAward Call For Judges
There is still time to nominate yourself of someone you know to be a WebAward judge this year. With the continued growth of the WebAwards, we are looking for experienced Web development professionals and 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.
WebAward Competition - The 2013 WebAward Competition is now accepting entries. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2013 - less than one month away!
Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC)Awards - -- The winners are posted on the site and congratulations to all our winners! Next call for entries kicks off in Novermber, 2013.
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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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.
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