I know most people think that the deadline is the time to enter award programs like the Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. Well, that time is almost here and if you want to participate in the online advertising award program devoted exclusively to all of the online formats in 95 industries, then now is the time to act. The deadline to enter the IAC Awards is January 31 – less than a month away. So don’t wait – enter your best work today.

Speaking of the IAC Awards, if you think you have what it takes to become a 2006 IAC Award judge, please complete the nomination form at www.iacaward.org/iac/judges.asp  If you were a past IAC Award judge, you should have received an email a few weeks ago. Please contact me if you did not receive that email and you will be available to participate this year.  We will be selecting the judging panel during the first week of February based on the number of entries we receive.

WMA and Macworld

The Web Marketing Association will be exhibiting at Macworld in San Francisco January 9-13.  Please stop by booth #2739 and say hello. There is still time to sign up to attend. See the information in the “For our readers” section for more information.

Congratulations to John F Williams, Chief Marketing Officer at SEMphonic for wining a full conference pass to MacWorld – a $1,300 value.

Keeping up with the WMA

If you are involved with marketing on the Internet, you know the most difficult challenges we face it keeping in contact with our target audience without bombarding them with non-relevant messages. Well, our target audience is you.  To make sure you always know what is happening at the Web Marketing Association, please make sure to update your email preferences at http://www.webmarketingassociation.org/subscribe.asp and subscribe to our blog at http://blog.webaward.org . Here you can have blog entries emailed to you or sent directly to my Yahoo. We are also planning to add full RSS support and other communication tools to help keep you informed.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards – The 2006 IAC Awards Call for Entries has now begun. Enter your best work and win the recognition you deserve. Deadline for entry is January 31, 2006.

WebAward CompetitionWe are planning major changes to the 2006 WebAward competition and things are looking great. The call for entries will begin the first week of April with a June 30th deadline.

Providing Accurate Information On Demand – Duke Realty created a commercial real estate search engine to better meet the needs of its customers.

The Legend of Ju Ware website This site from the National Palace Museum in Taiwan highlights a rare and important ceramic art form.

Growing old with the Web – A Burst!Media  study shows that the 55 years and older segment is integrating the Internet into their daily lives is rapidly replacing other broadcast media as the primary source for entertainment, news and information.

Macworld Special offer

January 9-13, 2006
The Moscone Center, San Francisco

Macworld Conference & Expo is your one stop shop to find you next Mac solution, training to boost your Mac abilities and the opportunity to network with industry leaders as well as your peers!  This year’s conference included an impressive lineup for Creative Professional including our 1-Day Market Symposiums for Art Directors and New Media professionals.  Visit www.macworldexpo.com/marketsymposiums for more information.


eTail 2006 Special Offer

February 21-24, 2006
JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA


The 14th annual eTail is the one place that you can attend 42 sessions (with over 61 Retail speakers participating) filled with content that speaks to the pain points of running your multi-channel enterprise. eTail is engineered to answer your specific questions from top down in Multi-Channel Retail.

Web Marketing Association Members Get An Additional 10% Off To Attend! Register now with code WE100.


Web Marketing Association Blog

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