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Best Technology Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2017 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best technology 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 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 web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

"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 2017 Best Technology Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


Award winning agency database

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 22, 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.


WMA Facebook page is a great place to like

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

Want to win free conference passes to major industry events? Get hints and tips on how to better prepare for award competitions? See case studies of award-winning creative? Click on the headline and like our Facebook page to keep up with the Web Marketing Association.


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

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best healthcare 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 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 31, 2017.

"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 2017 Best Healthcare Website and other WebAwards at the WebAward website.


2017 WebAward competition sponsors

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 17, 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 29th deadline. Enter at WebAward.org.


Who has the Best Financial Services Websites?

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 16, 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 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, 2017. Don't wait until the last minute -- enter today!


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Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 15, 2017

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WebAward competition looking for web professionals to judge 2017 WebAwards

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 14, 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.


Best Advertising Websites to be named by Web Marketing Association in 2017 WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best advertising 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 advertising, design and marketing websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for advertising web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2017.

"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 2017 Best Advertising Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Best B2B Web site to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 21st Annual WebAward Competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 10, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best B2B 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 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, 2017.

"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 2017 Best B2B Website and other related WebAwards at the WebAward website.


Who will win the WebAward Top Agency Award?

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2017

Full service advertising agencies and interactive agencies that win multiple awards in the 2017 WebAward competition will also be in the running for the 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.


Best travel website of 2017 to be named by Web Marketing Association in 21st annual WebAward competition

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best travel sites 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 travel, airline and hotel and 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, 2017.

"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 2017 Best Travel Website WebAward at the WebAward website.


Best websites of 2017 to be named by Web Marketing Association

Web Marketing Association SmartBrief | Mar 07, 2017

The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the call for 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 in the 2017 WebAwards is May 31, 2017. A complete list of past winners and this year's entry form can be found at the WebAward Competition website.




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