The 7th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards Call for Entries is winding down. It ends January 30th. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising.

This award program is a great marketing opportunity in the tough economy to create positive news about your company that can be used with clients, prospects, senior management. In these difficult times it is equally important to maintain

One of the best qualities of participating in the IAC Awards is the wide range of adverting formats that are adjudicated for each industry.

Online ad (including Banner, Pop-up, Interstitial, or floating ad not created in rich media format)
Online ad campaign (including Banner, Pop-up, Interstitial, or floating ad not created in rich media format)
Rich media online ad (including Banner, Pop-up, Interstitial, or floating ad using Flash or similar technology)
Rich media online campaign (including Banner, Pop-up, Interstitial, or floating ad using Flash or similar technology)
Email message (ad delivered via email)
Email message campaign (ad delivered via email)
Online newsletter campaign
Websites (website, microsite or landing page used in advertising process)
Interactive application (executable or Flash file delivered online)
Integrated ad campaign (campaign using two or more of the above online media)
Ads that the client did not pick (online ads in any format that have not run)

Each entry will be judged creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting and use of the medium. Our expert judges from around the world will select the best ads and winners receive a handsome trophy to commemorate their award winning work.

The competition web site is located at and the deadline for entry is January 30, 2009.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association


Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - --The 2009 IAC Awards Call For Entry is now open! Now is the time to enter your best work. Deadline for entry is January 30th

WebAward Competition - -- The 13th annual WebAward Competition will begin its 2009 Call for Entries in April.

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eTail 2009 West
February 23rd - 26th, 2009
JW Marriott Desert Ridge • Phoenix, AZ

eTail 2009 Theme: Retail's Pivotal Moment: Re-focusing On The Core Of Your Business And Brand While Forecasting For The Future. This conference will focus on the efficiency of every aspect of your business - financial, operational, customer service, logistical, and digital with Keynote presenters in every category. It will gather Proprietary Research On Holiday promotional strategies best practices via the brand new eTail Industry Report presented by RSR Research. You will enjoy customized opportunities for networking and relationship-building in a closed-door setting by attending our Industry Champagne Workshops and Cross-Functional Networking Lunches!

Search Engine Strategies New York
March 23-29, 2009
Hilton New York

Search Engine Strategies (SES) is the leading global conference & expo series that educates delegates on search engine marketing. Go behind the search box at this year's SES New York, Mar. 23-26 2009. We will deconstruct the strategies and tactics behind SEM (SEO & PPC) and give you the lowdown on what works and what's out. SES New York is an intimate event, with 6,000 delegates expected, ensuring all questions and needs are answered and taken care of.

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