November 2014
Interactive Briefing
WMA | WebAwards | IAC Awards | MobileWebAwards
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What's New at WMA 

Here’s what’s happening at the Web Marketing Association:

IAC Awards 13th annual Call For Entries

IAClogo_FBThe Web Marketing Association announces the Call for Entries for the 13th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. 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, including email, page-based ads, online newsletters, mobile apps, Websites, video and social media in 86 industry categories. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 30, 2015.

Interactive agencies that win multiple awards will also be in the running for Top Agency Award. In an effort to recognize those organizations that demonstrate exceptional development skills across multiple entries, agencies that win more the 6 awards will also be recognized with an Outstanding Advertising Developer award from the Web Marketing Association. In 2014, 13 agencies won this honor.

The 2015 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by Burst Media, Small Army, Vertical Response, EContent Magazine, ad:tech conferences, Clickz Live, Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.


MobileWebAwards Judging Underway

Mobile_Logo_125x125The judges are busy reviewing the entries submitted in the 3rd annual MobileWebAwards for mobile apps and websites.

Winners will be announced in December. Good luck to all who entered and special thanks to all of our expert judges.

WMA Conference Drawing

The Web Marketing Association was pleased to be able to offer conference pass to two leading industry conferences in our last newsletter.
Congratulations to Andy Tinti, Director of Digital MArketing Services at adworkshop. He attended ad:tech New York after being selected as the winner of our October Drawing.

ClickzCongratulations to Abby Heft, Director of Hospitality eMarketing at Blue Magnet Interactive, She went to Clickz Live Chicago  because she signed up for one of our drawings!

We will have another drawing next month.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association

Awards Update

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards -- The 13th annual IAC Awards Call for Entries is now underway! The deadline to enter is January 30, 2015.

MobileWebAwards -- 2014 MobileWebAwards competition is now in the judging phase. Winners will be announced in December.

WebAward Competition -- The WebAward Competition 18th annual winners are now available. Congratulations to all of our winners.


SmartbriefEach month, Interactive Briefing will feature the top articles appearing in the WMA SmartBrief daily newsletter.

Here are the top articles from September 2014:

20 full-page layouts that hold attention

Spark creativity with these top flat logos

Old Web trends designers should nix

Web designers are bringing the '90s back

How parallax scrolling tells a continuous story

If you'd like to subscribe the free daily WMA Smartbrief, subscribe here.


Special Offers

Website Magazine

issue37If 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 Free issue.

Webmaster Radio

webmaster-radio-logoWebmasterRadio.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.

Econtent Magazine

Econtent MagEContent 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.


AWAdb_logoIf 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 our award programs!).

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.

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