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Winners of the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Awards Announced
It’s official! The Web Marketing Association has announced the winners for the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Awards two days ago. This annual award is given out to honor excellence for online internet marketing and advertising to some of the best online advertisers across the country. The Internet Advertising Competition Awards (known as IAC) are one of the only rewards dedicated to internet marketing. A complete list of winners can be found at the IACAward.org site.
What Determines the Winners?
Believe it or not, sales don’t have a lot to do with who is the winner in these situations. In fact, IAC rewards for creativity and excellence within the internet marketing field – not just sales numbers. Since IAC sets the standards for internet marketing and web-based advertising success and excellence, they want to reward those who exceed their standards and showcase some of the best internet marketing strategies in the country.
Therefore, when IAC picks their award recipients they look at merit, style, creativity and excellence. Since any company can make high sales in internet marketing without showcasing any real creativity, IAC wants to reward those that do plus hold a good reputation in the industry.
With so much negativity floating around internet marketing these days, IAC wants to show the rest of the world that there are quality internet marketers and online advertisers who want to deliver quality products – not just sales.
IAC has two separate categories for their rewards: best of industry and outstanding. This year for the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Awards, IAC rewarded 7 Best of industry and 10 Outstanding to internet marketers from throughout the United States. Some of the 2011 winners still topped the charts and were able to sneak away with another 2012 award this year, while some other 2011 winners were not so lucky.
What Does this Mean for Winners?
Though there is nothing overly lucrative about winning an IAC award, there is prestige amongst those who carry it. By being an IAC winner (whether just one time or multiple times), IAC award takers have proven their excellence in online internet marketing, which is definitely something to brag about.
On top of the internet marketing awards, the company that hosts the IAC, Web Marketing Association, also hosts mobile marketing awards and website development rewards. Web Marketing Association believes that individuals and companies who excel with today’s online community need to be rewarded for their professionalism and excellence. Since 1997 Web Marketing Association has been hosting these reward programs as a way to encourage other new web-based businesses and internet marketers to branch out into industry excellence and follow a standard medium of good practices. As of today, Web Marketing Association is now accepting entry applications for the 16th annual Web Marketing Web Award Competition – this competition is solely for web designers and developers. The deadline for entering the competition is May 30th 2012 and winners will be announced this fall.
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