If you haven’t
heard by now, the Web Marketing Association has begun the 2007 Call
for Entries for the 11th annual international WebAward competition.
We are expecting a record number of entries from around the world
and early indications are right on target.
p.s. Did you know that 47 of the top 50 interactive agencies
regularly participate in the WebAwards program? Just for fun, we’ve
created an online crossword puzzle with most of these agencies. See
how many you can name or just check out some cool software.
The Internet Standards Assessment Report, the aggregated results of
the WebAwards over the past decade, is having a real impact on the
Web Development industry. Internet professional are learning that
when they enter the WebAwards, they get a tremendous marketing
opportunity for themselves and their Web sites, but they also get
valuable feedback that is shared with no one but themselves.
We would like to thank our long term sponsor PRWeb for agreeing to
provide a free press release distribution to all Best of Industry
winners in the 2007 WebAwards. The Web Marketing Association has
used PRWeb to distribute our press releases with great success for
several years and highly recommend it for anyone who wants to raise
their visibility of their Internet marketing efforts.
Another new feature this year is the addition of “one click
entering” for past participants. This new feature allows sites
entered into the 2006 WebAwards to be entered into the 2007 award
program with a single click. The entry can then be edited as
necessary. It makes entering the WebAwards even easier than before!
If you want to learn more about entering the 2007 WebAwards, visit
our WebAward Website
Call for WebAward Judges
Each year, we look to add experienced Internet professionals to the
ranks of our WebAward Judging Panel. We select new judges based on
the number of returning judges, the number of entries and the number
of qualified applicants. Being a WebAward judge is a valuable
experience that helps the individual better understand overall Web
development and of course looks impressive on a resume or corporate
If you or someone some one in your organization would make a good
judge, they can learn more and enter their name for consideration on
the Judges Nomination Form at
We need your help
The Web Marketing Association is a volunteer organization that each
year produces the WebAward program. We need your help in spreading
the news about our call for entry to other Internet Professionals.
Our greatest marketing asset is you our newsletter readers.
You can help by:
Emailing other professionals or site owners and ask them to
participate in the WebAwards
Blog about the WebAwards. Either on your blog or industry blogs,
write about our call for entry or your experiences with the
WebAwards. The trackback link to our call for entry blog posting is
Tell others within your organization. It is difficult to maintain
contact with past participants via email. People change
responsibilities, email addresses change and companies get merged.
Make sure the correct people within your organization, including
offices in other cities know about the WebAwards. The more awards
your organization wins, the more recognition you will receive.
Stuff given out by the WMA
We would like to congratulate the following people for receiving
free stuff from the Web Marketing Association:
Stephen Kennedy of RiverRadio.net received a full conference pass to
ad:tech SF for completing our survey from the last issue of
Tisha Rogers of Worldwide Brands, Inc received a $100 AMEX Gift Card
for stopping by our booth at eComXpo.
Jim Stone , Director, Marketing at Seenon received a video iPod for
stopping by our booth at the Hollywood OMMA conference.
Stop by our booth at SES NY, ad:tech or Internet World UK for a
chance to receive a 30gb Video iPod.
Without the proper recognition, even the most amazing Web sites
remain invisible. Enter the 2007 WebAwards and receive the
recognition you deserve.
Web Marketing Association
– The 2007
WebAward Call for Entries is now underway. The deadline for entry is
May 31st. Any entries received after that date are
subject to a late fee, so don’t wait – enter today.
Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards
The 2007 IAC Awards winners are now
posted on the competition Website. Congratulations to all of our
Here’s how you can
stay in touch with the Web Marketing Association:
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Conferences and tradeshows are a
great way to network with other industry professionals and keep
up-to-date with the Internet. Here is additional information on the
conferences you will find the Web Marketing Association supporting
Search Engine Strategies New York
Hilton New York, NYC
Search Engine Strategies New York
is a 4 day, multi-track conference that specifically addresses
search engine advertising (SEM/SEO). This event
features presentations and panel
discussions from industry experts including representatives from the
search engines themselves; interactive and in-depth sessions
& workshops; and an exclusive look at the
latest search trends &
developments. This is our 8th annual conference and
remains the only event dedicated to
search and its place within the
corporate marketing mix.
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Ad:tech San Francisco
Moscone Center, San Francisco
ad:tech is an
interactive advertising and technology conference dedicated to
connecting all sides of today’s brand marketing landscape. Worldwide
shows blend keynote speakers, topic driven panels and interactive
workshops to provide attendees with the tools and techniques they
need to compete in a changing world. We’re committed to bringing you
the now and the next of modern marketing.
Internet World London
Earls Court, London
World is the leading event for decision makers responsible for their
organisation's digital marketing and Internet presence. It is the
UK's largest B2B Internet event. Hear Keynotes from Proctor &
Gamble, Channel 4, British Gas, MTV, Porsche, Yahoo! Search
Marketing, J Sainsbury’s, Cheapflights, John Lewis, 02, i-level,
Asda, BEBO amongst many others. Also learn about the latest trends
and developments and meet over 250 companies who can help you
implement these into your online strategy.
Internet Retailer 2007 Conference & Exhibition
San Jose Convention Center, San Jose CA
Internet Retailer 2007 Conference & Exhibition,
America’s largest e-retailing conference. The IRCE 2007 Show, which
will be held at the San Jose Convention Center June 4-7, is the
premier event in e-retailing, which this year features 103 expert
speakers representing all types and sizes of merchants (store
chains, catalogers, web-only retailers and branded manufacturers)
and addressing all vital issues affecting online retailers today.
Enter the Discount Code: AC7123 to receive $100 off off the
lowest current conference registration fee.
Search Engine Strategies Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Totonto, Canada
Organized by world-renowned search
authority Chris Sherman, SES Toronto delivers real-time actionable
information you need to grow your business through search engine
marketing; Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo Toronto 2007
features presentations and panel discussions that cover all aspects
of search engine-related promotion.
Help us to get the
word out. Please forward this newsletter to other Internet
professionals you feel could benefit from its information.