The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best association Websites in the world as part of their 19th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at the WebAward Web site. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including advertising, design and marketing web sites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for advertising web sites to enter to be judged is May 29, 2015.“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”.
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the advertising category is judged against other advertising entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.
Here are the past Best Association Website winners:
2014 – National Retail Federation for Redesign/Relaunch of NRF.com
2013 - MOAA for Military Officers Association of America
2012 - Blenderbox for The Village Alliance
2011 - Extractable for GIA - Gemological Institute of America
2010 - envisionit media for American Egg Board/Incredible Egg
2009 - Siegel+Gale for Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
2008 - Discover Boating for DiscoverBoating.com
2007 - Automated Graphic Systems for American Bar Association
2006 - BrowserMedia for National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
2005 - Xtential Corporation for American Advertising Federation Advertising Hall of Fame
2004 - Aesention, Inc. for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
All association entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.
Winners of a WebAward in the advertising and marketing categories will also receive:
· Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
· Increased visibility for their company
· Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
· Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
· A highlight for your resume.
· Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers
The 2015 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Burst Media, EContent Magazine, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, Webmaster Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
Association's interested in being considered for Best Association Website can enter at WebAward.org
About the WebAwards
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.