January 2016
Interactive Briefing
for Digital Marketing Professionals
WMA | WebAwards | IAC Awards | MobileWebAwards
Here’s what’s happening at the Web Marketing Association:

IAC Awards Call for entry

There is now less than a month to enter the 15th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards Call for Entries at www.IACAward.org

Winning an award is a great way to demonstrate to the world the effectiveness of your online advertising capabilities. It can benefit new business pitches, staff morale, budget justification and personal career advancement. This award will get you noticed.

This international award program will evaluate all forms of online advertising in 86 industry categories, such as consumer goods, education, financial services, health care, legal, professional services, restaurant, small business and travel.

AD FORMATS INCLUDE: Social Media Campaign, Online ad, Email Campaign, Online newsletter, Website, Online video, Mobile applications and Integrated ad campaigns.

The deadline for entry is January 31, 2017.

Enter your best work and learn more at www.IACAward.org.

IAC Call for Judges

The Web Marketing Association’s 15th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Award program is currently accepting entries and is looking for qualified judges to help adjudicate this year’s award program. To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the Judge’s Nomination Form. Internet and advertising professionals selected as judges will be contacted during the first week of February.

2016 MobileWebAwards Update

Winners of the 5th annual MobileWebAwards have had their awards shipped to the nominator during the first week of January. Additoinal marketing opportunities are available by checking in your nom inator accounts Marketing Center.

Conference Drawing

This month we are offering retail professionals the chance to win a free full conference pass to the industry conference eTail West 2017, February 27 – March 2, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Palm Springs, CA.

To enter simply go to the WMA Contest page and enter. Learn more about this leading industry conference here.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association


Awards Update

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards -- The 15th annual IAC Awards Call for Entries is now underway with a January 31, 2017 deadline.

MobileWebAwards -- The 2016 winners are now available. Congratulations to all our winners.

WebAward Competition -- The WebAward Competition 21st annual award program will begin accepting entries in March 2017.

Articles of Interest

Special Offers

Here are some additional resources to make you a more effective online marketer:

eTail West 2017

February 27 – March 2, 2017
JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA

eTail, launched in 1999, is the premiere multi-channel retail conference dedicated to supporting the growth of the retail industry through high-level networking and extensive thought leadership. eTail West was launched as part of the eTail Conference series to speak to the unique challenges facing retailers looking to grow their brand in the market. Download the agenda to learn more. Use the promo code "ETW17WMA" to get a 25% discount to the conference.

ad:tech MADE

May 10-11 2017
San Diego

ad:tech presents Marketing Advertising Digital Energized [MADE], engineered for more inspiration, creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and game-changing ideas. By attending ad:tech San Diego, you have an opportunity to rub elbows with the next era of our industry's leaders.

Website Magazine

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Use this link to sign up to receive the next Free issue.

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.

Cranberry Radio

cranberryradioCranberry Radio is part of the Cranberry family of companies. Cranberry is a content marketing platform that helps business, organizations and individuals amplify their brands. CranberryRadio started its life as WebmaserRadio.fm. As an online radio network, we owe much of our success to online radio pioneers, Brandy and Daron Babin and the hundreds of show hosts and thousands of guests that contribute powerful programming to the network.


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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Awards Intelligence

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