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Best Education Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2017 WebAwards competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best education websites in the world as part of their 21st annual international WebAwards 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, 2017.

"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 web sites 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 2017 Best Educational Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAwards website.


WebAwards 21st annual Call For Entries now underway

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for its 21st annual international WebAwards 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 is May 31, 2017. A complete list of past winners and this year's entry form can be found at the WebAward competition website.


Will you win the WebAward Top Agency Award?

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Full-service advertising agencies and interactive agencies that win multiple awards in the 2017 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. TravelClick, Inc. was named Top Agency at the 2016 WebAward Competition, taking home 29 WebAwards.


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Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

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WebAward competition looking for web professionals to judge 2017 WebAwards

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

The Web Marketing Association's 21st 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.


Is your firm in the Award Winning Agency Database?

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 19, 2017

The Web Marketing Association maintains a website for the Award Winning Agency Database which lists interactive agencies that have won awards for their work. Any agency that has won a major award from a program that the online marketing community recognizes as significant for interactive marketers is eligible for inclusion. Many brands have used this database to find reputable interactive firms to hire on projects. WebAward winners are automatically included in the database.


Best Public Interest Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2017 WebAward competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best public interest and advocacy websites in the world as part of their 21st 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 advocacy, arts and non-profit websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for public interest websites to enter is May 31, 2017.

"Advocacy and non-profit 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 non-profit category also benefit from a reduced entry fee which is our way of recognizing the budget constraints at many of these organizations. "

Non-Profit and Advocacy websites can be entered into consideration for the 2017 Best Advocacy Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


96 Industries will compete for Best Website Award

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association has worked to help define what it means to be the best website in a wide variety of industries. Its 21st annual international WebAward competition will evaluate 96 different industries and name a lucky few Best of Industry WebAward winners.

Click here for a list of "award-winning" industries covered by the 2017 WebAward Competition for Website Development.


Best Green Website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2017 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best environmental websites in the world as part of their 21st 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 environmental websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for environmental websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

"More and more companies and organizations are finding that their customers are interested in the environment and prefer to deal with those who are like minded," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Companies and organizations are now using online tools such as websites to demonstrate to their constituents their commitment to green policies and practices. This is why the environmental category was recently added to the WebAward program -- to recognize those organizations who are leading the way in developing environmentally themed websites."

Environmental websites can be entered into consideration for the 2017 Best Environmental Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


Like our Facebook page to increase your chances of winning a WebAward

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2017

Throughout the Call for Entry period, the Web Marketing Association will be posting hints and tips on how to improve your chances to win a coveted Web Award on their Facebook Page. Check out this page to learn how to improve your entries and increase your chances of winning.


Best legal website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 21st Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best legal websites in the world as part of their 21st 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 legal websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for legal websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

"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 2017 Best Legal Website WebAward at the WebAward Website.


Winners of the 2017 Internet Advertising Competition Awards announced

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

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.


2017 WebAward competition sponsors

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2017

The 2017 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Pr.com, EContent Magazine, iContact, 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 21st annual international WebAward Competition for Website Development is now accepting entries with a May 31 deadline. Enter at WebAward.org.


Award winning agency database

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

The Web Marketing Association maintains a website for the Award Winning Agency Database which lists interactive agencies that have won awards for their work. Any agency that has won a major award from a program that the online marketing community recognizes as significant for interactive marketers is eligible for inclusion. Many brands have used this database to find reputable interactive firms to hire on projects. WebAward winners are automatically included in the database.


Facebook offers tips and hint to win an WebAward!

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2017

We have begun our count down to the deadline for entering the Web Marketing Association's 21st annual WebAward Competition. Check out our WMA Facebook Page throughout the month of May to get insider hints on how to improve your chances of winning an award.


Best Food and Beverage websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2017 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best food and beverage websites in the world as part of their 21st 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 food and beverage websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for food and beverage websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

"Both the foods and the beverage industries are 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. "Food websites are usually well designed and contain well-written content. Areas of improvement include innovation and use of technology. Beverage websites have traditionally been innovative and score high in design aspects."

Food and Beverage websites can be entered into consideration for the 2017 Best Food Website or Best Beverage Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


Award winners' personalized awards

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2017

Many winners from past years' awards are also ordering additional awards to help promote their award-winning website or to just show off to friends, family and co-workers. Others are ordering additional awards personalized for clients to help remind them of the outstanding work being done on their behalf. If you would like to order additional awards for any of the WMA award programs, please visit the WMA Recognition Center.


Best Energy website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2017 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best energy websites in the world as part of their 17th 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 energy websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for energy websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

"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 2017 Best Energy Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


WebAward 21st annual call for entries now underway

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries for its 21st 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 is May 31, 2017. A complete list of past winners and this year’s entry form can be found at the WebAward Competition website.


Best Small Business website to be named by Web Marketing Association in 21st annual WebAward competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best small business websites in the world as part of their 21st 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 31, 2017.


14 firms named Outstanding Web Developer By Web Marketing Association

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

As part of the 2016 WebAward competition, 14 agencies or companies were also recognized as Outstanding Website Developer for winning six or more WebAwards in 2016. They included TMP Worldwide, Scorpion Design, Miles, DEG, Risdall Marketing Group, SapientNitro, Nebo, Lyons Consulting Group, HKTDC, HeBS Digital, WSI, Positioner, Springbox and UP Hotel Internet Marketing.

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