Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Only One Month Left to Enter Best Mobile Apps and Websites into 2014 MobileWebAwards

There is less than one month left before the Sept 30th entry deadline for the Web Marketing Association’s international MobileWebAward competition.

If you want to boast about having “award winning” mobile apps and websites, this is the award you need to win! This award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain the best responsive and mobile Websites and the best mobile applications.

The entry form and complete information can be found at www.mobile-webaward.org.

Enter your best mobile work today and get the recognition you deserve!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Top Mobile Interactive Agency To Be Named By Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the MobileWebAward competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” Award.

Aperto Move GmbHof Berlin, Germany was named 2013 Top Interactive Agency for the second MobileWebAwards competition in a row. They received 9 awards, including: Best Investor Relations Mobile Application, Best Catalog Mobile Website, Best Directory or Search Engine Mobile Application, Best Environmental Mobile Application, Best Toy & Hobby Mobile Application, Best Events Mobile Website, Best Game Site Mobile Application, Best Government Mobile and Best TV Mobile Website.

Each organization that wins 5 or more MobileWebAwards will be awarded an Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer trophy. Risdall Marketing Group was named an Outstanding Mobile Interactive Developer for receiving eight MobileWebAwards in last year's program.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 WebAward Winners Announcement Date Set

Winners of the 18th annual WebAward Competition will be publicly announced on the award program website on September 15, 2014. 

At this time, the Web Marketing Association will announce the Best of Show winner as well as Top Agency winner. In addition, we will announce the 96 Best of Industry winners as well as the Outstanding Websites and Standard of Excellence winners.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Society Awards To Once Again Produce the MobileWebAward Awards

The MobileWebAward's Best of Industry statue is reminiscent of a personal digital device, it could be yesterday’s smart phone, today’s tablet, or tomorrow’s device.  It is crafted of fine jet black crystal with the iconic “W” accent in 24kt plated gold and personalized with your award information.  The award is entirely hand crafted by, Society Awards, the makers and designers of other notable award programs such as the Golden Globes, Emmys, MTV VMAs, and CLIOs to name a few,and presented in its own custom gift box.
To receive one of these fine trophies, you have to earn it. Enter the
2014 MobileWebAwards and have one of these fine trophies sitting on your desk.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 Mobile WebAwards Best of Show Up for Grabs

Each year the MobileWebAward competition’s highest honor, the “Best of Show,” will be given to the one best mobile website and one best mobile app that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.  

In 2013,  Huge and Newsweek won Best of Show Mobile Website for The Redesigned Newsweek.com, which also was recognized as Best News Mobile Website.

UBM Design Central and ARM won Best of Show Mobile Application for Signum, which also was awarded Best Electronics Mobile Application. 

Is your company’s mobile offering up for “Best of Show this year? The only way to know is to enter at the MobileWebAward website!

Monday, August 18, 2014

MobileWebAward Hints and Tips Available

What is the best way to win a MobileWebAward from the Web Marketing Association? To enter of course! 

However there are ways to improve your chances when the judging starts. During August and September, tips and hints will be posted to the Web Marketing Association’s Facebook Page  to help you position your entry in the best possible light. 

So here are the first 5 tips to get a step ahead of the competition. 

MobileWebAward Tip #1 – Enter your responsive website. Many organizations are moving away from dedicated mobile site in favor of a responsive overall website. These sites are welcome in the MobileWebAwards and will demonstrate to senior management and clients the foresight in developing a responsive site.

MobileWebAward Tip #2 - Pay Attention to the Audience and Mission Statement. The judges use the audience and mission statement to get a sense of what you are trying to accomplish.  It puts things into perspective for them. If you are too vague or worst too long winded, the judges will go on what that think the goal of the site should be and it may not be what you expect. You don’t have to include results, just who you are targeting and why.

MobileWebAward Tip #3 - One of the best ways to understand award winning mobile websites and apps is to become a competition judge. Nominator yourself or someone within your company at http://www.mobile-webaward.org/mwa/judges.asp

MobileWebAward Tip #4 - Tell Your Other Offices. One of the most prestigious awards given out each year is the Top Agency award, given to the agency which wins the most awards in a given year. If your agency has multiple offices or international offices, make sure they submit their entries also. We will combine all offices of the same company to count for that award.

MobileWebAward Tip #5 - Select the Most Appropriate categories. The best way to pick the category your site will compete in is by saying to yourself “What would be best for my marketing program if I win?”  Many categories overlap because over the years people complained that they were one and not the other. The other thing to consider is how competitive the category might be. The “Mutual Fund” category is narrower than the “Financial Services” category and might be easier to take the top prize. However, Best Financial Services Website might have more cache for your marketing efforts. Sometimes the best idea is to enter both categories and double your chances to win.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mobile Web Professionals Needed to Judge MobileWebAward Competition

The Web Marketing Association’s MobileWebAwards competition is currently accepting entries and is looking for qualified judges to help adjudicate this year’s award program.  This award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain the best mobile Websites and the best mobile applications.   The Competition deadline for entry is September 30, 2014.

To nominate yourself or someone within your organization, please complete the judge’s nomination form. Mobile development professionals selected as judges will be contacted during the first week of October.

“Since 1997, the WebAwards have helped define the standards for website development. The MobileWebAwards are doing the same for responsive websites, mobile-specific websites and apps designed for mobile devices,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association.  “Smartphones and tablet computer use continues to explode and companies are racing to be allow users to connect and interact with them using mobile devices. We are looking for individuals who have direct experience developing for the expanding mobile platform. Our judges must have an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile development, an eye for a well-designed interface and the objectivity to score entries according to a predefined set of criteria”.

Judging for the MobileWebAwards will take place in Mid-October, 2014, and winners will be notified by e-mail one week prior to the general announcement of winners in December, 2014. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in mobile website design and mobile application development. Past competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, R/GA , Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, Sun Microsystems, National Cable & Telecom Association, Refinery, Euro RSCG,  A&E Television Networks , New York Post Interactive, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Ernst & Young , J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Aristotle.

Entries will be accepted in both the Mobile Website and the Mobile Application formats. Entries will be judged on seven criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Impact
  • Design
  • Content
  • Interactivity
  • Ease of Use
  • Use of the medium

“Judging an award show like the MobileWebAwards is a great way to share your experience and expertise with the mobile development community, said Rice. “It is an honor and an important responsibility when you are chosen to participate as a judge. You are helping to set the standard for award winning advertising throughout the Web”.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, Internet marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. The Web Marketing Association’s two annual award programs, the WebAward Competition and the Internet Advertising Competition Awards, have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world since 1997.