The big news this month is that with the help of our friends at Society Awards in NYC, we have are announcing a new award for the Best of Industry winners in the Internet Advertising Competition.

This custom made award uses high quality clear and black crystal, with a custom geometric hand cut shape, and the pieces of black and clear crystal seamlessly fused and polished together by hand. In between the clear and black, the IAC logo is etched on the bottom of the clear piece, creating a beautiful unique design. Personalization is added with a steel plate on the base. It will be an impressive addition to any display case and will make an extraordinary client gift.

With that said, we are now less than three weeks away from the Call for Entries deadline for the 2011 Internet Advertising Competition Awards. Banner ads, email ads, rich media, online newsletters, online video, mobile and online apps, websites and now social media campaigns can be entered in 86 industry categories at The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising and the deadline for entry is January 28, 2011. Don't miss out!

If you would like to be considered for the 2011 IAC Award Judging Panel, please complete the Judges Nomination Form. WE will be selecting our new judges at the end of the month.

Increase your Chances of Winning an IAC Award!

Starting on January first, we will be publishing insiders hints for increasing your chances to win a IAC Award this year. Each weekday during January the Web Marketing Association Facebook Page will feature ideas to improve your chances to win the recognition you deserve. Be sure to like us so they show up in your news feed.

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. Our friends at SES are offering a no-cost full conference pass to one of our readers. If you would like a chance to attend this conference for free, send your contact information, including name, title, company, and address to by February 28th to enter our drawing.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association


WebAward Competition - The 2010 WebAward winners are now available. Congratulations to all of the winners and a special thank you to all of the dedicated judges who lent their expertise to this important award program.

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - -- The 2011 IAC Awards are now accepting entries. The deadline to submit your best work is January 28, 2011 - less than a month to go.

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Park County, Colorado Gives Their Dial-Up Users an Award-Winning Website - Knowing that your target audience might not have high speed Internet connections is key for a successful design.

The New Rules of Selling Consulting Services in 2011 - The economy ups and downs and ups, changes in buyer behavior, the web, social media, sales enablement tools, and increased competition have transformed how and why clients buy. (Registration required)


Blogging Success Summit 2011: The Web's Largest Online Business Blogging Conference
February 1-22
Blogging Success Summit 2011 is a live online conference designed to help you master blogging for business, empowering you to quickly attract and connect with customers (and prospects). The industry's leading blogging pros will show you how.

This fully online conference starts Tuesday, February 1, and runs through February 22. It's comfortably spread over four weeks (and recorded for later playback) to accommodate your schedule. There's no travel! You simply attend from the comfort of your home or office.


Technology For Marketing & Advertising
1-2 March
Earls Court 2, London
TFM&A is the UK's only truly integrated marketing, and advertising, event, with an attendance of over 10,000. TFM&A delivers the latest industry insight, trends and developments as well as leading suppliers of digital, direct, data and CRM solutions. Add to this, unrivalled networking opportunities for marketing, advertising & media professionals. For more information & to register for FREE entry visit

Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Expo
March 21-25
Hilton New York
A New Year! A New SES. This year SES is taking the lead in dissecting the new online marketing landscape and figuring out what it means for you. SES continues to be the industry's leading forum, delivering marketers the broadest scope from which to view the industry and learn to fully integrate all the dimensions of search, taking advantage of all the possibilities.

As always SES provides digital marketers with the foundational know-how and the latest industry techniques - commitments we are devoted to build upon. In 2011, we are excited to also announce a new way to learn at SES New York. With the introduction of our "All Access Pass", SES is for the first time joining our workshop training series with our 3 day conference delivering 5 full days of content in both classroom style and panel/lecture form.

From now to January 21st, save up to $1,099 when you enter your exclusive discount code: 20WMA. For a complete agenda visit:

ad-tech, San Fran
April 11-13
Moscone Center North, San Francisco
the largest gathering of digital marketers! As THE event for digital marketers, ad:tech features the industry's most entrepreneurial and innovative marketers. By attending, you'll have the opportunity to network and learn from experts on what's hot in social media, mobile, viral, cross-channel, application-based and geo-location marketing. You can also walk the ad:tech Expo hall floor to meet one-on-one with 300+ influential, leading-edge businesses and experts who specialize in everything from search and publishing to video, mobile and much more.

The Power of eMarketing Conference and Expo
April 19-20, 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
Over 300 solution providers and 12,000 visitors, combining five shows in one event, Internet World is the event for digital marketing and online business! The Internet is worth over £100 billion to the UK economy. Fast changing, ever adapting and creating more competition every second the need to be ahead of the game has never been more important!

Can you afford to miss out? Register now and get the dates in your diary!

Here are additional resources for Internet Marketing Professionals

WebMaster Radio is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online radio station dedicated to helping online marketing professionals better understand the dynamic online marketplace. Shows can be listened to live or from the extensive archive of previously recorded programming.

WebMaster Radio is advertising supported radio. Be sure to check out the advertising opportunities on Webmaster Radio.

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