William Rice
Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the launched of its 8th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 29, 2010.

Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats including:
Online ad (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)
Rich media online ad
Email message
Online newsletter
(including landing pages and microsites)
Integrated ad campaign
Ads the client did not choose

Two new categories have been added this year. Online video and Mobile applications will now also be eligible to compete in the IAC Awards.

Best of show award for each medium will be selected from among the industry winners. Ads eligible for entry in the competition must have run during the period from January 1, 2009 through January 29, 2010, except for "Ads the Client did not pick, which do not need to have run.

The Top Agency Award will be given to the agency who wins the most awards in the 2010 IAC Awards. Last year, Biggs|Gilmore of Kalamazoo, MI was recognized with the 2009 Top Agency Award, winning 19 IAC Awards.

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 2010, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in March, 2010. Entries will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web advertising. Past competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, Comedy Central, Sun Microsystems, National Cable & Telecom Association, Refinery, Euro RSCG, EPB Interactive, New York Post Interactive, The Cincinnati Enquirer, J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Modem Media, and Answerthink.

A complete list of past winners can be found at www.iacaward.org

The 2010 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by Burst Media, BGT Partners, 24-7PressRelease.com, AllBusiness, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Microsoft PopPhizz, Internet World UK, Search Engine Strategies, Webmaster Radio, Rovion and Website Magazine.

We Need Your Help

Please help us spread the word about the 2010 IAC Award Call for Entries. Please go to our IAC Award press release and share it with friends, write about it in your blogs, email it to friends and/or tell others involvoved in online advertising about this opportunity to highlight their great work.

Best of luck to alll who enter.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association


WebAward Competition - The 2009 WebAward's winners are now posted online. Congratulations to all of the winners. The next WebAward Call for Entries will be April, 2010.

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - -- The 2010 IAC Awards Call for Entries is now underway. The deadline for entry is January 29, 2010.

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

All About eMail Virtual Conference & Expo
Novemeber 12, 2009
eM+C is proud to present All About eMail Virtual Conference & Expo 2009! Please register for this FREE event to ensure your access to the latest and most effective email marketing strategies and tactics. The conference runs from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (all times ET) in the comfort of your own office. It's virtual!

Search Engine Strategies Chicago
December 7-9
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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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