The best email advertising campaigns will be named by the Web Marketing Association
“Email marketing is the workhorse of online marketing for many businesses trying to maintain an ongoing relationship with their customers and prospects,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. “Creative used in an email marketing campaign has evolved from text-only to highly personalized ads targeting highly segmented lists. Each email ad and campaign will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact , design, writing and use of media. The IAC Awards provide an opportunity to find out who is doing an outstanding job creating email advertisements. It is also a great marketing opportunity for winners to promote their work with senior management, clients and prospects for their outstanding work.
The 2023 Internet Advertising Contest awards are industry-based and will accept entries from 86 industries, including construction, hardware, consumer goods, credit unions, medical services, financial services, real estate and small business, to name a few. Entries deemed outstanding will receive an IAC award. The entry receiving the highest score in each industry will be recognized as the best email ad for that industry.
Past Best of Show email campaign winners include:
Data Axis 2022 for Defy Logic Email
2021 Global Zeta | sprint | Launched Tmobile for SPRINT Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
2020 Scoppechio for Longhorn Steakhouse Email Campaign
2019 TMV Group for Faygo Email Newsletter
2018 Sanky Communications for Vera Fall/Welcome Series
2017 USA Network for Mr. Robot Email Campaign
2016 USA Network for Mr. Robot Email Campaign
2015 Acxiom Digital Impact for the L’Oréal Mousse Absolue campaign
FVM’s 2014 Strategic Communications for OCE’s “Choose My Future” Email Maturation Campaign
2013 McCann Digital Israel for Designed for Peace
2012 VerticalResponse for Customers Get their offer on VerticalResponse
2011 CDMG Inc. for Coffey Anderson – Email Campaign
2010 PGATOUR.COM and Datran Media’s StormPost for PGATour.com score hole-in-one with email video
Past winners of Best of Show email messages include:
2022 University of Guam for University of Guam Student Recruitment Campaign Fall 2021
2021 Sanky Inc for Habitat for Horses Giving Tuesday Campaign
2020 Olive Garden for Olive Garden – New Year
Creation Zeta 2019 | Giant Food Shops for Halloween Sweet Spot Giant Food Shops
2018 Drum Agency for AT&T Surprise Offer December Email Promotion
2017 Sanky Communications for Covenant House 2,000 Heroes for Homeless Children
2016 Orange Label Art for Advertising – Greenwell Farms: Holiday Email Campaign
2015 Miles and Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa For Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
2014 Acxiom Digital Impact for Garnier Stylefinder Email
2013 Marketing Results, Inc. for Marketing Results Holiday Email
2012 TMP Worldwide for ESPN – Tutu Email
2011 e-Dialog, Inc. for the 2010 e-Dialog Greeting Card
2010 e-Dialog, Inc. for e-Dialog 2009 Holiday Card
The 2023 Internet Advertising Contest Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, etc.) involved in the process of developing Internet advertising. Nominations can be submitted online at http://www.iacaward.org. The entry deadline is January 31, 2023 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, writing and use of medium.
In addition to individual creatives and email campaigns, rewards will be featured in each of the industry categories and ad formats such as:
Rich Media Ads
Websites (including microsites and landing pages)
Online ads (including banners, pop-ups or interstitials)
Online newsletter campaign
Integrated advertising campaign
Voice skills and actions
“We believe winning an industry-specific award is more valuable to the entrant. This allows participants to be judges against their peers, just like in the market,” Rice said.
Interactive agencies that win multiple awards will also be up for the best agency award. Unlike previous years, each participant will receive points based on the reward level for each award received. A Best of Show will be worth 5 points, Best of Industry 3 points and each Outstanding Award 1 point. The agency with the most points will be awarded the prize for the best agency.
In an effort to recognize organizations that demonstrate outstanding development skills across multiple entries, agencies that win more than 6 awards will also be recognized with an Outstanding Advertising Developer Award from the Web Marketing Association. In 2022, four agencies have won this honor.
Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February 2023. Judges will be comprised of a select group of internet advertising professionals with a deep understanding of the current state of web advertising. Past judges of the competition included senior executives from leading companies, institutions and media organizations such as Arc Worldwide, Beeby Clark + Meyler, Brunner Digital, Campbell-Ewald, CNN, Deep Interactive Asia, Digitas, EuroRSCG 4D, Google, IBM Interactive, JWT, Mastercard, McCann Worldgroup, Possible, SapientRazorfish, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Small Army, Tectis GmbH, TMP Worldwide, Universal McCann Interactive, and Wunderman/Y&R.
A full list of past winners is available on the IAC Awards website.
About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association is an organization that strives to create a high standard of excellence in website development and Internet marketing. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, public relations and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, Internet marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to websites. The Web Marketing Association’s annual awards programs, the WebAward Competition, MobileWebAwards, and Internet Advertising Competition Awards, have been helping interactivity professionals promote themselves, their businesses, and their best work to the outside world since 1997 .