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Tuesday is final day to enter The 2016 International WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 27, 2016

Tuesday is the deadline to enter the 20th annual WebAwards Competition. Entries will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Daylight Time). 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. If you have been waiting to enter, now is the time to get it done.

Enter today and don't miss the deadline tomorrow!


2016 WebAward competition sponsors

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 26, 2016

The 2016 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Pr.com, EContent Magazine, VerticalResponse, ad:tech conferences, Webmaster Radio and Website Magazine.

The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community. The 20th annual international WebAward Competition for Website Development is now accepting entries with a May 29th deadline. Enter at WebAward.org.


Best Financial Services Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2016 WebAward competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 25, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best legal websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 31, 2016.

"The financial services 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. "Financial websites going forward will need to find a balance between what the Web visitor craves in terms of innovation and technology and what the industry demands in terms of regulation."

Financial services websites can be entered into consideration for the 2016 Best Financial Services Website and other financial-related WebAwards at the WebAward Website.


Final week to enter the 2016 WebAward competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 24, 2016

The deadline for entering the 20th annual WebAwards is May 29th -- only one week away! Now is the time to get your entries submitted for one of the top award programs dedicated to website development in the world. 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.

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


Best Technology Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2016 WebAward competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 23, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best technology websites in the world as part of its 20th 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 31, 2016.

"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 2016 Best Technology website WebAward at the WebAward website.


Best small business website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 20th annual WebAward competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 19, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best small business websites in the world as part of its 20th annual international WebAward competition for website development at the WebAwards 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 31, 2016.


Final call for web professionals looking to judge 2016 WebAwards

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 18, 2016

The Web Marketing Association's 20th 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 thereafter.


2 weeks left to enter the 2016 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 17, 2016

The deadline for entering the 20th annual WebAwards is May 29st -- only two weeks away! Now is time to get your entries submitted for one of the top award programs dedicated to website development in the world. 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.

Don’t wait until the last minute -- Enter today!


Best B2B website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 20th Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 16, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best B2B websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 31, 2016.

"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."

B2B websites can be entered into consideration for the 2016 Best B2B Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Best Public Relations Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 20th Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 13, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best PR Websites in the world as part of their 20th 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, 2014.

"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 2016 Best Public relations website and other advertising related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Best Legal Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 20th Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 12, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best legal websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 legal websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for legal websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2016.

"The legal 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. "Not surprisingly, legal websites are not known for taking risks -- it's the way their industry is. They score well in terms of ease of use, design and content, but past judges have noted they would like to see more use of technology and innovation."

Legal Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2016 Best Legal Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.


Best Advertising Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2016 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 11, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best advertising Websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 31, 2016.

"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 2016 Best Advertising Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Who has the best financial services websites?

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 10, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best legal websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 31, 2016.

Don't wait until the last minute! Enter today!


Best Education Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2016 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 09, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best education Websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 education, schools and university websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for education websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2016.

"The education industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and need to be because of the expectations of their young consumers," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Education websites tend target youth and their parents. Students today have grown up with the Internet and expect a lot to be impressed from an educational institution."

Educational websites can be entered into consideration for the 2016 Best Educational Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Best Health Care Website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2016 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 06, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best health care websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 health care, health care 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 31, 2016.

"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. "Health care 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."

Health care websites can be entered into consideration for the 2016 Best Health Care Website and other WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Best association website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 20th Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 05, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best association websites in the world as part of their 20th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site 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 31, 2016.

"Associations are important to almost every industry," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Their websites should provide a resource for networking and gathering important industry trends and data. Having that aspect of your association website reviewed is just one benefit of participating in the annual WebAward program."

Associations interested in being considered for Best Association Website can enter at WebAward.org.


Best Travel Website of 2016 to be named by Web Marketing Association in 20th Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 04, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best travel sites in the world as part of their 20th 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 31, 2016.

"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 website's use of design, copywriting and interactivity."

Travel Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2016 Best Travel Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.


The one month left to enter The 2016 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 03, 2016

The deadline for entering the 20th annual WebAward Competition is May 29th -- one month from today. So now is time to get your entries submitted for one of the top award programs dedicated to website development in the world. 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.

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


Best Public Interest Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2016 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | May 02, 2016

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best public interest and advocacy Websites in the world as part of their 20th 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 advocacy, arts and nonprofit websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for public interest websites to enter is May 31, 2016.

"Advocacy and nonprofit websites are very competitive when it comes to Web development and organizations can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "Advocacy sites tend to be very good a pulling at the heart strings to sway visitors to their particular point of view. Strong writing and good use of images make many of these sites successful. Sites entered into the nonprofit category also benefit from a reduced entry fee which is our way of recognizing the budget constraints at many of these organizations."

Nonprofit and Advocacy Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2016 Best Advocacy Website WebAward at the WebAward website.




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