William Rice
Web Marketing Association

Welcome to another edition of the Web Marketing Association's Interactive Briefing Newsletter.

IAC Awards

This is the final week to enter the Internet Advertising Awards. The final deadline to enter is Friday February 12th at midnight. The judging begins the following Monday so any new entries need to be entered and existing entries need to be completed before the end of day on Friday.

To enter or edit an entry, log in to your nominator account.

Social Media Awards

We have been asked by several people to consider offering an award program for outstanding marketing programs in social media and are considering it. Please take a moment to take this short 8 question survey and let us know what you think.


The 2010 WebAward competition for website development is currently under development for this year. While no significant changes are expected, if you have any suggestions for new industries that should be included, now is the time to let us know. Please email your suggestions to wrice@webaward.org. The 2010 Call for Entries will begin on March 29th with a May 31st. deadline.

Spring Conferences

This spring there are several outstanding industry conferences being held to allow you to network and increase your knowledge in diverse areas of expertise. Please check out the bottom of this newsletter for a list of conferences the Web Marketing Association supports.

Search Engine Strategies will be held in New York on March 22-26. If you would like a chance to attend this conference for free, send your contact information, including name, title, company, and address to SES@WebAward.org by February 28th to enter our drawing for a full conference pass.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association


WebAward Competition - The 2009 WebAward's winners are posted online. The next WebAward Call for Entries will be March 29, 2010.

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - -- The 2010 IAC Awards Call for Entries is now underway. New medium this year include Online Video and Mobile Applications. The extended deadline for entry is Friday February 12, 2010.

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Industry conferences are a great way to keep up with changing trends and technology while networking with industry leaders. Here are some of the top industry conferences that the Web Marketing Association supports.

Technology For Marketing & Advertising 2010
23 & 24 February
Earls Court 2, London
Are you looking to make money with social media, boost response rates from a reduced budget, deliver better email results or integrate new channels such as mobile? Then make sure you attend Technology For Marketing & Advertising 2010, 23 & 24 February at Earls Court 2, London. For more information & to register for FREE entry visit www.t-f-m.co.uk/wmareg

Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Expo
March 22-26
Hilton New York
So many other search conferences say they are holding advanced sessions but really just cover basic technical and coding issues. SES is focusing on helping you as a marketer do your job better, and thus are pin pointing the substantive techniques and trends emerging to help you achieve measurable results. Join us March 22-26 at Search Engine Strategies New York the year's biggest event, to deep dive into emerging trends which will shape 2010 and beyond. We are putting a special focus on advanced marketing techniques which will be essential for businesses to identify and leverage to stay competitive. Book your pass today. Enter 20WMA to SAVE 20% off the registration.

April 13-15
Dallas, Texas Richardson Civic Convention Center
When it comes to creating marketing buzz online, webmasters pretty much invented the concept. PubCon is four days of leading edge education and networking in over 90 sessions featuring 200 expert speakers in Social Media, Affiliate Programs, Search, and SEO/SEM. In its 8th year, PubCon was founded out of the rich and diverse base of WebmasterWorld forums. These aren't people who just talk about this stuff - these are people who do this stuff.

The A-List alpha attendees to PubCon are among the most highly pursued demographic in the online marketing world. Highly educated and computer savvy, they're early adopters of the latest Web technologies and trends. These are the folks that any forward thinking company wants to reach and network with.

April 19-21
Moscone Center North, San Francisco
Fewer Panels. More Case Studies! Whether you're in a session about the hottest smart phone apps or building a better media plan, ad:tech San Francisco provides the strategic perspective and tactical detail that today's multi-disciplinary executives need for success. It's a new world. Don't get left behind!

The Power of eMarketing Conference and Expo
April 21-22, 2010
San Francisco Marriott, Union Square
The Power of eMarketing Conference and Expo provides a forum for actionable and relevant best practices, processes and case studies that will transform and improve your marketing programs. Sessions contain material that will get you started on improved performance as soon as you get back to your office.

Internet World
27-29 April
Earls Court, London
World is Europe's longest running, best attended and biggest annual event for digital marketing and online business.

Now in its 18th year, it is the only event that brings you everything you need to formulate and implement your online strategy, from digital marketing to ecommerce, content management to hosting. It showcases the UK's leading suppliers, delivers Europe's biggest free education programme and brings together Europe's largest collection of visionary individuals from marketing, IT, digital, ecommerce and agencies.

Whether you are starting your online journey, or a season strategist, Internet World has everything you need to transform your digital strategy! Register now Here are some offers to help you be a better online marketing professional.

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