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Best Technology Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2015 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best technology websites in the world as part of their 19th annual international WebAward Competition for website development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including technology, computer hardware, computer software, electronics, information services, applications services providers, interactive services and internet service provider websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for technology websites to enter to be judged is May 29.

"The technology industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Technology websites have scored the highest in interactivity and design, but in past years, judges have shown they can do even better by getting innovative to stand out from the other sites and make the visitors remember them, even after they've left the site."

Technology Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2015 Best Technology Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


WebAward winners come from around the world

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

The WebAward Competition for website development is truly an international award program. Each year, companies from around the word win recognition for their Web development efforts. Check out the map of past WebAward winners to see who has won this prestigious award and where they are located.


Best Energy Website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2015 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best energy websites in the world as part of their 17th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including energy websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for energy websites to enter to be judged is May 29.

"The energy industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "The most effective energy websites are true e-commerce sites designed to build long-term relationships with users and key constituents such as government regulators and shareholders."

Energy-related websites can be entered into consideration for the 2015 Best Energy Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.


Today is the deadline to enter for free full-conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Today is the final day to enter to win a free full-conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco (May 20 to 21) from the Web Marketing Association. ad:tech brings together the digital marketing industry's brightest minds to share tactics, strategies and insights to apply as soon as you're back in the office. With tracks covering all of the hottest topics, you're sure to leave the show with relevant and practical tools to help propel your business. 2015 IAC Award Best of Show winners will also be announced at this event! Winner will be notified by e-mail next week.


Best Health Care Website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2015 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best healthcare websites in the world as part of their 19th annual international WebAward Competition for website development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including healthcare, healthcare provider, medical, medical equipment, biotechnology and pharmaceutical websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for healthcare websites to enter to be judged is May 29, 2015.

"The healthcare industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Healthcare websites are typically strong in terms of content and copywriting due to their role of helping the organization become a trusted medical source. In past years, judges have also scored these sites well in ease of use, and design; however, they tend to lag in innovation and use of technology."

Healthcare websites can be entered into consideration for the 2015 Best Healthcare Website and other WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Best Small Business Website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 19th Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best small business Websites in the world as part of their 19th annual international WebAward Competition for website development at the WebAward website. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including small business websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for advertising websites to enter to be judged is May 29.


Best Public Relations Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 19th-Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best PR websites in the world as part of the 19th-annual international WebAward Competition for website development at the WebAward website. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including advertising, PR and marketing websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for public relations websites to enter to be judged is May 29.

"The public relations industry understands the importance of independent evaluation and third-party endorsements of their online efforts on behalf of their clients," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Winning an independent award can provide PR firms with a newsworthy event to promote both externally to the public and internally to senior management."

PR and advertising-related websites can be entered into consideration for the 2015 Best Public relations website and other advertising-related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Facebook offers tips and hints to win a WebAward!

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

We have begun our countdown to the deadline for entering the Web Marketing Association's 19th-annual WebAward Competition. Check out our WMA Facebook Page throughout the month of May to get insiders' hints on how to improve your chances of winning an award.


WebAward 19th-annual call for entries now underway

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for its 19th-annual international WebAward competition. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful website. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding websites. The deadline for entry is May 29. A complete list of past winners and this year's entry form can be found at the WebAward Competition website.


Who has the Best Financial Services Websites?

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best financial services websites in the world as part of its 19th-annual international WebAward Competition for website development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including bank, credit union, insurance, investment, mutual funds and financial services websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for Financial Services websites to enter to be judged is May 29.

Don't wait until the last minute -- enter today!


WebAward Competition looking for Web professionals to judge 2015 WebAwards

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2015

The Web Marketing Association's 19th annual WebAward Competition for Website Development is currently accepting entries and is looking for qualified judges to help adjudicate this year's award program. To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the Judge's Nomination Form. Internet professionals selected as judges will be contacted during the first week of June, and judging will begin shortly after that.


Best Advertising Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2015 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best advertising Websites in the world as part of its 19th-annual international WebAward Competition for website development at the WebAward website. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including advertising, design and marketing websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for advertising websites to enter to be judged is May 29.

"The advertising industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Advertising websites need to balance their wish to show off creativity and capability via their Web design with the equally important need to inform prospects." Increasingly, awards have been added to new business pitches to demonstrate third-party validation of skills and to increase creative credibility to prospective clients.

Advertising-related websites can be entered into consideration for the 2015 Best Advertising Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Klick named Top Agency in 2015 IAC Awards

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2015

Klick is recognized with the 2015 Top Agency Award, winning 13 IAC Award winning entries.

Klick is the world's largest independent digital agency. They are focused on creating digital solutions that engage and educate health care providers about lifesaving treatments. Every solution hinges on Klick's in-house expertise across the digital universe -- strategy, creative, analytics, instructional design, user experience, relationship marketing, social and mobile.


Enter to win a free full conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2015

Win a free full conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco (May 20 to 21, 2015) from the Web Marketing Association. ad:tech brings together the digital marketing industry's brightest minds to share tactics, strategies and insights to apply as soon as you're back in the office. With tracks covering all of the hottest topics, you're sure to leave the show with relevant and practical tools to help propel your business. 2015 IAC Award Best of Show winners will also be announced at this event!

Deadline to enter is April 22, 2015. Winner will be notified by e-mail.


Who will win the WebAward Top Agency Award?

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 09, 2015

Full-service advertising agencies and Interactive agencies that win multiple awards in the 2015 WebAward competition will also be in the running for Top Agency Award. This highly regarded award recognizes consistency of effort and is given to the interactive agency that wins the most WebAwards in a given year. All locations and offices of a specific agency will be consolidated for the purpose of determining the winner of this award.

Each entrant will be awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. A Best of Show will be worth 10 points, Best of Industry 5 points and each Outstanding award 3 points and a Standard of Excellence 1 point. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award.

Extractable was named Top Agency at the 2014 WebAward Competition, taking home a record 55 WebAwards. It was the third time Extractable won the Top Agency WebAward, following up top honors in 2009 and 2010.


Best B2B Website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 19th Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best B2B websites in the world as part of its 19th-annual international WebAward Competition for website development at the WebAward website. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including business to business, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for B2B websites to enter to be judged is May 29.

"B2B websites are important to almost every industry," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Websites that target other businesses focus on the technical needs of their users. Many of these websites provide a resource for industry trends as well as providing product information. Having that aspect of your B2B website reviewed is just one benefit of participating in the annual WebAward program."

Business-to-business websites can be entered into consideration for the 2015 Best B2B Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Winners of the 2015 Internet Advertising Competition Awards announced

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2015

The Web Marketing Association announces the winners of its annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, an effort to honor excellence in online advertising and to recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for the best in Internet marketing. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition website with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org.


Best Travel Website of 2015 to be named by Web Marketing Association in 19th-Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best travel sites in the world as part of its 19th-annual international WebAward Competition for website development at www.webaward.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including travel, airline and hotel & lodging websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for the best travel websites to enter to be judged is May 29.

"The travel industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development, and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Travel websites have been doing great in terms of creating dynamic portals to keep up with the shift in the industry that removed agents as the source of travel information. Judges have looked highly upon travel websites' use of design, copywriting and interactivity."

Travel Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2015 Best Travel Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


Tell a friend about the 2015 WebAwards

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2015

As a volunteer organization, we rely on the online marketing community to help us spread the word about our award programs. Please share our posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and anywhere else others in the industry can see it.

The 19th-annual international WebAward competition is now accepting entries. The deadline for entry is May 29. A complete list of past winners and this year's entry form can be found at the WebAward Competition website.


Call for entries for 19th-annual international WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 02, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 19th-annual international WebAward competition. The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful website. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding websites. The deadline for entry in the 2015 WebAwards is May 29. A complete list of past winners and this year's entry form can be found at the WebAward Competition website.


Best websites of 2015 to be named by Web Marketing Association

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2015

The Web Marketing Association is accepting entries into its 19th-annual WebAwards. This premier website recognition program has been around almost as long as there's been an Internet. Let's celebrate that well-earned gravitas with a little bit of levity. We present Great Moments in (made-up) Website History. Let's applaud the invention of hyperlinks, and the dude who discovered scrolling, whoever they may be. Because without those heroes, the Internet wouldn't be the way it is today.

We want to honor true moments in website history, too, so once again, we are inviting you to BE GREAT with the submission of your websites to the 2015 WebAwards. Check it out at http://www.webaward.org.


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Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2015

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Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2015

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