William Rice
Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of it's 13th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. More than 2,000 sites from 45 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year's competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at www.webaward.org.

Best of Show

The 2009 Best of Show WebAward is presented to Organic, Inc. for their exceptional work on Bank of America - Morris on Campus website. The site was also recognized as Best Bank WebAward.

This is the second time Organic, Inc. has won the coveted Best of Show WebAward. They also received top honors at the very first WebAward competition in 1997 for their work on Philips Home Theater Web site. Organic, Inc. won an impressive 12 WebAwards in 2009.

Top Agency

Extractable was named Top Agency at the 2009 WebAward Competition, taking home 25. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. The Bay Area interactive agency specializing in web strategy, web design, custom technology, was recognized with five Outstanding Website WebAwards and 20 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

Agencies or companies winning five or more WebAwards in 2009 include:

Extractable 25
Risdall Marketing Group 21
TravelCLICK, Inc. 20
Biggs|Gilmore 20
E-site Marketing 18
BGT Partners 17
Arc Worldwide 13
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online 13
Organic, Inc. 12
TIG Global 10
Bridge Worldwide 9
Ektron 9
NavigationArts 9
TMP Worldwide 9
Weber Shandwick 9
Aristotle 8
Boston Interactive 8
Firstborn 8
Twelve Horses 8
Euro RSCG 7
John Hancock 7
Pixelplus Interactive 7
Razorfish 7
G2 Interactive 6
Hubbard One 6
BrandExtract 5
Brunner 5
CE / Positive 5
Amadeus 5
Colonial Williamsburg 5
Digitaria 5
Digitas Health 5
Duo Consulting 5
Fastbooking Asia Pte Ltd 5
Mintz & Hoke Communications 5
Rare Bird, Inc. 5
Sapient 5
TGD Communications, Inc. 5
Thomson-FindLaw 5

2009 Sponsors

We would like to thank our WebAward sponsors. They help us spread the word about the program and help make it a success. The 2009 WebAwards are: ExactTarget, Burst Media, 24-7 Pressrelease.com, B2B Magazine, AllBusiness, BGT Partners, Microsoft PhizzPop, ad:tech conferences, NewsUSA, Internet World UK, Search Engine Strategies, Webmaster Radio, Rovion and Website Magazine.

Special Thanks to our WebAward judges

Our WebAward judges are Internet experts from around the world who contribute their presuse time to help us provide this valuable recignition program. Without their committment and effort, the WebAwards would not be the premier Website development award program on the Internet today. So thank you to our judges.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association

P.S. Our friends at PPC Summit have given us a free conference pass (a $1,395 value) to their November 4/5 in Chicago and we are offering it to our readers. This is a great place to learn specific strategies and tactics to improve your online advertising. I've gone to it and it was a great help. To enter, send an email with your contact info to PPCSummit@webaward.org by Sept 30th.


WebAward Competition - The 2009 WebAward's winners are now posted online. Any changes to listings MUST be made through the nominator account associatied with that entry. Next WebAward Call for Entries will be April, 2010.

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - -- The 2010 IAC Awards will begun their Call for Entries beginning November 1, 2009.

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Here are some publications to help you be a better online marketing professional.

Website Magazine

If 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 issue.

It's conference season and where are the conferences which the Web Marketing Association will be supporting this spring.

PPC Summit Los Angles
September 23 & 24
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Hollywood, CA
Don't miss Your Chance to Learn Profitable Google Adwords Strategies at Pay Per Click (PPC) Summit, the educational search marketing summit of the year! Discover how to turbo-charge your Search Marketing profits direct from the experts during hands-on workshops, panel discussions, training sessions, personal consulting and more---all designed to boost your ROI!

Social Media for Government
September 29-October 2
Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites
How To Engage Your Employees And Citizens By Using The Latest Web 2.0 Technologies To Drive Communication Results.

Social Media for Healthcare
October 5-8
The Westin Arlington Gateway
How To Use The Latest Web 2.0 Technologies To Engage Your Community, Improve Quality Of Service, And Build Your Reputation

Social Media Summit
October 20-23
American Management Association (AMA) Conference Center, New York
Hear practical solutions you can apply immediately to help integrate social media strategies and new Web 2.0 technologies into your communications and marketing programs to build customer and employee relationships and drive bottom-line results.

e-Patient Connections 2009
October 26-27
Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue
Join hundreds of healthcare marketing and communication professionals at e-Patient Connections 2009 (www.epatient2009.com). It's the one conference you need to attend to make sense of the radical changes taking place in health marketing, including social media marketing, web conversations, and mobile health. For the first time in history, more people are searching the Internet for health information than asking doctors. Discover new ways to connect, educate, and engage these digital health consumers.

October 28-29
DoubleTree Hotel, Buckhead - Atlanta
eM9-ATLANTA provides the perfect forum for the very latest trends, best practices, processes and ideas that are transforming the future of marketing. Sessions contain new content and cutting edge actionable ideas and processes you can bring your entire team. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, great networking, welcome reception and terrific breaks with some of the top leaders in the marketing arena.

PPC Summit Chicago
November 4-5
DoubleTree Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook
Here's your chance to learn the latest Search Marketing and Pay Per Click Advertising secrets that drive sales and produce higher profits. At the end of this comprehensive, two-day training event, you'll learn revenue-boosting pay per click strategies and tactics that you can execute immediately! PPC Summits are designed as How To workshops that teach you how to better manage your PPC campaigns. The focus is solidly on advertiser education: how to spend less money, more effectively, with better results. Best of all, you'll walk away with tangible techniques that will increase your bottom line profits today! REGISTER NOW and you'll SAVE 35% with code: WMA10. Enter to win a pass by sending your contact info to PPCSummit@webaward.org.

ad:tech New York
November 4-6
Jacob K. Javits Center New York
Sessions are geared to bring you real value and take-away tips and tricks that provide a measurable return on your investment. Online video, search, as well as social and mobile marketing practices are the tools of the new world. Learn how to make them work for you with these great session tracks: Consumer Behavior, Case Studies, Search, MobileMix, Master Class Workshops, plus a great line up of sessions on Media and Branding and Performance Marketing.

Search Engine Strategies Chicago
December 7-9
Hilton Chicago

SES Chicago is organized and programmed by the SES Advisory Board and SearchEngineWatch.com, the leading authority on Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Now in its 11th year, the only major Search Marketing Conference and Expo in the Midwest will be packed with 60+ sessions covering PPC management, keyword research, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media, local, mobile, link building, duplicate content, multiple site issues, video optimization and usability, while offering high-level strategy, keynotes, an exhibit floor, networking events and more.

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