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2013 MobileWebAwards Still Accepting Entries

The 2013 international MobileWebAwards Competition continues to accept entries.

September 30th is the final deadline entering. If you have not entered already, now is the time to do so. Impress your friends, show off to co-workers, get a raise from your boss - theses things are all possible when you win an award. This is the "award" in "Award-Winning Mobile App or Website". Get the recognition you deserve and enter today.

Entering is easy. Simply create a nominator account or log into an existing account from past years. Remember, you can't win if you don't enter!

17th Annual WebAwards Competition for Website Development Winners Announced

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 17th annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. More than 1,500 entries from 40 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 2013 Best of Show WebAward is presented to BETC Paris for their exceptional work on Peugeot RCZ Test Driver. The site was also recognized as Best Automobile Website. This engaging website is the second part of the launch of Peugeot's new sports car RCZ. One of the scientists wants to take the RCZ for a midnight test drive. He gets chased through the streets by security guards and it is up to the user to configure the car so he can hide and escape. To get the full experience, connect with your smart phone and control the experience remotely. The driver will text you when he needs help and you can change the look of the car with your phone to help him get away.

Top Agency

Risdall Marketing Group was named Top Agency at the 2013 WebAward Competition, taking home 37 WebAwards. This is the second time Risdall has won the Top Agency WebAward. The Top Agency Award is given to recognize the consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. An independently owned, full-service advertising agency, Risdall Marketing Group is located in New Brighton, Minnesota, outside Minneapolis and is one of the largest, longest-lived independent ad agencies in the United States. It was recognized in the 2013 WebAwards with Best Manufacturing Website, Best Portal Website, Best Science Website, 7 Outstanding Website WebAwards and 27 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.

19 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2013. They include:

AGENCY (Number of Awards)
Biggs|Gilmore 24
TravelClick 24
SapientNitro 15
Sabre Hospitality Solutions 15
BGT Partners 15
TMP Worldwide 15
CareTech Solutions 11
Cuker Interactive 10
Webmonster.com 9
Nebo 9
Positioner SA 8
Atlantic BT 7
Roundarch Isobar 7
TopSpot Internet Marketing 6
RED Interactive Agency 6
Miles 6
Red Clay Interactive 6
HeBS Digital 6

So if you are just just entering or are just finding out the results of your past entry. We are glad you participate in our award programs!

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association

P.S. If your Mobile site won a WebAward, it is still eligible to enter the MobileWebAwards as well!


WebAward Competition - The 2013 WebAward Competition winners are now posted on the competition website. Congratulations to all our winners and a special thanks to our great panel of judges!

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC)Awards - -- The 12th annual call for entry kicks off in November, 2013. Start thinking about what your "award-winning" work will be!

MobileWebAwards - -- 2013 MobileWebAwards competition call for entries is currently under way. The deadline for entry is September 30th.

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Each Fall, The Web Marketing Association supports several important industry conferences. Here are some of the events you should consider attending his year.

SES San Francisco
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
September 10-13
SES San Francisco returns this September with a completely renovated agenda! Our expert faculty will guide you through the consumers' path to purchase and help you understand the optimal channels in making meaningful decisions based on your data. Discover the essential steps needed to integrate your paid, owned, and earned media to gain quality traffic, positively impact conversions, and boost customer acquisition. Led by industry practitioners and innovators, our educational program is designed to help marketing professionals, brand advertisers, agencies, and business leaders meet their needs regardless of their experience level.

The Digital Marketing Exchange
September 22-24, 2013
San Francisco, CA
The Digital Marketing Exchange, September 22-24, 2013 in San Francisco, CA is an invitation-only interactive forum for CMOs and other senior marketing professionals who are responsible for maximizing the results and use of digital technology, to learn about the latest trends and advancements in social media and viral marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, online video and internet broadcasting, Social CRM, mobile payments and much more. Join speakers from GameStop, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Fox Sports Digital, FordDirect, Nickelodeon, Carestream among others provide fellow digital marketing executives with real-world insights.

SES Chicago
November 4-7
Chicago Marriott Downtown
The SES Chicago Conference will guide you through the consumers' path to purchase and help you understand the optimal channels to making meaningful decisions based on your data. Learn the critical steps needed to align your paid, owned and earned media to drive quality traffic and deliver a positive impact on your conversions. Led by industry thought leaders and innovators, our instructional program is designed to help marketing professionals, brand advertisers, agencies, and business leaders meet their needs regardless of their experience level.

Ad:tech New York
November 6-7
Javitt Center, New York City
The cool thing about ad:tech's educational program is the variety of formats offered to cater to everyone letting you pick the format that will help you learn the most. Keynotes are a special treat - hear from well-known people and brands who can share their secrets on what makes them the best at what they do. Also more than 250 exhibitors and 10,000+ attendees will fill the expo floor with products, tools and technologies covering all facets of digital marketing.

Webit Congress
6-7 November
Istanbul, Turkey
Webit Congress is the only global event bringing together digital, tech and telco Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. It's gathering in one place high level professionals from all over the world. This year, within a 110 000 sq.m venue, Webit Congress hosts 2 main zones: Enterprise and Entrepreneurs Zone and will have over 105 hours of conference agenda created by 180+ world class speakers. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this year's Webit Congress and expand your business horizons by networking with over 8000 online/advertising/tech/telco business professionals from 100+ countries. Register now at www.webitexpo.com.

Open Mobile Summit
12-14 November 2013,
Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco
The Open Mobile Summit connects the most influential and innovative in converging mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce. Together we explore the winners and losers of the key battlegrounds, and the next big trends to come. Appcelerate, on the third day, gathers CEOs of the most successful app publishers to share the secrets to their success.

Here are some industry publications that are must-reads for all Internet marketing professionals.

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.

Take your 'Net presence to the next level with Website Magazine Pro subscription, a digital publication distributed to over 145,000 Internet industry insiders. Receive practical guidance on search marketing, social media, web design, software and more each month. For just $44.95/yr, you'll have access to the techniques, trends and tactics you need to accelerate your Web success.

Website Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Pete Prestipino has also published a companion book for those looking to master the fundamentals of Web success. A perfect Internet training tool, Web 360 from Website Magazine covers a wide range of topics, from domain names and hosting to email and analytics and nearly everything else in between. Learn more at www.Web360book.com.

EContent Magazine

EContent is a leading authority on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing, targeting executives and decision-makers in these fast-changing markets. By covering the latest tools, strategies, and thought-leaders in the digital content ecosystem, EContent magazine and EContentmag.com keep professionals ahead of the curve in order to maximize their investment in digital content strategies while building sustainable, profitable business models. Subscribe to EContent Magazine today.

WebMaster Radio
WebmasterRadio.fm 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.

New Award Winning Agency Database

If you have not done so yet, be sure to check out the Award Winning Interactive Agency Database or AWAdb. Inclusion in the website is free if you qualify and listings are automatically upgraded to the Premium Level if the agency has won an award from the WMA in the past year (Another great reason to enter the WebAwards this year!).

If you are looking for an agency to help with your interactive marketing needs, you can search thousands of full service advertising agencies and interactive agencies that been recognized by major award programs for their outstanding interactive work. The AWAdb can be searched by several fields that are cumulative in helping to narrow your search quickly. Visitors can search by agency name, location, languages, or even specialty. The site also offers an Interactive Agency Map that allows the user to click on the geographic area they are interested in and drill down to see the exact locations of various award winning agencies.

SmartBrief Newsletter

By now you should have already seen the new daily newsletter created for the Web Marketing Association by SmartBrief, Inc. Knowledgeable editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications, summarize them and provide direct links to the original sources that will provide you with the daily web development and marketing news that really matters.

If you are not subscribed yet you can Subscribe to the WMA SmartBrief here.

If you are interested in advertising in the WMA SmartBrief, the only way to reach our members, please contact Dena Malouf, SmartBrief Association Publisher at 202-407-7837.

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