ad:tech Awards Program 2009 Kickoff

ad:tech Announces 2009 Awards Program Call for Submissions
San Francisco, CA – November 13, 2008 – ad:tech expositions, LLC (, the leading organizer of conferences and exhibitions for the digital marketing community worldwide, announced the kickoff of the ad:tech Awards program. For more than a decade, the awards program has recognized talented visual and technology designers who demonstrate excellence in interactive marketing. The start of this program also initiates our Call for Submissions period. Creative submissions are now being accepted for the following categories:

– Interactive Ads
– Interactive Campaigns
– Optimization/Search Strategy
– Web Sites.

The award winners will be honored at the 12th annual evening award ceremony, scheduled to take place at the 2009 ad:tech San Francisco exposition.

Don Knox, ad:tech Global VP states, “The ad:tech awards are acknowledged throughout the industry as a preeminent source for recognizing the best of today’s digital marketers. In light our industries fast pace, we’ve streamlined the 2009 awards categories to better reflect the core creative currently being produced.”

An elite panel of judges will select the Limelight Award winners for each category within each Group. The 2009 Awards Program consists of the following groups and categories:

Group: Interactive Ads
Best Online Display Ad for Business-to-Business
Best Online Display Ad for Business-to-Consumer
Best New and Emerging Media Ad

Group: Interactive Campaigns
Best Branding Campaign
Best Performance Marketing Campaign
Best Business-to-Business Campaign
Best Business-to-Consumer Campaign
Best Integrated Campaign
Best Mobile Campaign
Best Social Media Marketing Campaign & Word of Mouth Marketing Campaign

Group: Optimization/Search Strategy
Best Campaign Optimization
Best Search Marketing Strategy/Campaign

Group: Web Sites
Best Business-to-Business Marketing Web Site
Best Business-to-Consumer Marketing Web Site
Best Micro Site
Best User Defined Experience

Additionally, award winners will also be selected for the People’s Choice Award, voted by the public, and for the Industry Achievement Awards.

“The quality of the submissions for the 2008 ad:tech awards was incredible. It was great to see such unique work being done in the digital media. If interactive has been in the shadow of broadcast in the past, this year’s submissions proved that this is no longer the case. I can’t wait to see what is in store for 2009,” states Awards Executive Panel member, Ron Belanger, VP of Agency Relations Yahoo! Search Marketing.

To submit creative to this awards program, please visit:

About ad:tech: ad:tech expositions, LLC is the leading organizer of conferences and exhibitions for the interactive marketing community worldwide. ad:tech produces the world’s largest interactive marketing events held in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, London, Paris, Hamburg, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. ad:tech is produced by dmg world media; based out of the company’s headquarters in Larkspur, California. For listings of exhibitors, speakers, events and upcoming conference offerings, visit

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