October is always a busy month here at the Web Marketing Association.

The winners for the WebAward Competition were released last month and we spend a lot of time email people and helping them update their award information, ordering additional awards and answering questions from people who wished they had entered. The physical awards are in production and should start shipping in the next two weeks or so. Additional awards can be ordered at the WMA Award Recognition Center . Awards that are ordered will begin production right after the initial awards are completed.

October is also the time we update the Internet Advertising Competition Awards website. This program kicks-off next month.

Trade Show Drawings

In the last issue of Interactive Briefing, we offered an opportunity to enter a drawing for a full conference pass to PPC Summit in Chicago, November 4&5. Congratulations to Elizabeth Herrington of Herrington Designs who is on her way to the Windy City to attend this outstanding educational event. There is still time to sign up for this event. Learn more here.

This month our friends at ad:tech are providing a full conference pass to their New York conference http://www.ad-tech.com/NY to one lucky person. This year the conference will be held at Jacob K. Javits Center November 4-6. This is a great conference and always packed with interesting speakers and outstanding networking opportunities.

To enter send your contact information (name, title, company, address) to adtech@webaward.org. We will pick a winner on the 15th and notify them by email.

Look for other opportunities to attend top industry conferences by reading Interactive Briefing and visiting our Facebook and LinkedIn groups!

Keeping up with the Web Marketing Association

It's amazing that every year we get emails from nominators who have won an award that tell us they did not get notified when they won or when a new competition is beginning. Corporate email filters can block these emails, that is why we have other options.

Make sure you stay up to date with what is going on with the WMA by joining our Facebook Group and/or LinkedIn group . We will message these groups when a award program kicks-off or we offer drawings for conference tickets.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association


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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Website Magazine

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

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 27, 2009
Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York City
Digital Survivor: Are You Up For The Challenge? DPAC4 will bring together the leading figures in media, marketing, publishing, and technology to discuss the exploding digital content and advertising industry - exploring the new frontiers of "digital" for all content providers, agencies, and marketers. DPAC4 will help big and small media and content companies, full-service agencies, and brands get the most out of their digital publishing and advertising strategies. The program will uncover the big ideas, innovations, and dive deep into the applications of delivering the most compelling integrated digital content and advertising for consumers. Register Today!

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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