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Internet Marketing Association's IMPACT13 Event Sets Benchmark for Professional Development and Sharing of Expertise
Oct 01, 2013 (02:10 PM EDT)
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) held its IMPACT13 Conference and Awards event Sept. 25-27, 2013, at the Aria Convention Center at CityCenter in Las Vegas. This year's gathering set a new milestone for the organization and the industry with an extraordinary array of opportunities for attendees to absorb t he latest trends and best practices in Internet marketing.
The information-packed event featured several important keynote addresses as well as in-depth breakout sessions on topics related to Social, Mobile, Data Analytics and Marketing Innovation. Keynotes and breakouts were delivered by individuals who are preeminent in their fields and imparted their industry knowledge and professional expertise. In addition, the event offered several opportunities to interact and network including an evening welcome reception, an exhibitor showcase and a farewell brunch.
The highly distinguished roster of speakers and keynote presenters included Ken Calvert, U.S. Congressman; Doug Carlson, Founder, Fiji Water; Justin Choi, CEO, Nativo; Jordan Fiksenbaum, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, Cirque du Soleil; Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos; T.J. Marchetti, SVP, Digital Marketing, Walt Disney Studios; Brad Rencher, SVP and General Manager, Digital Marketing, Adobe; Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada; Rod Smith, Vice President, IBM; Frederick Vallaeys, Thought Leader, Google; Steven Woods, Founder and Group Vice President, Software, Eloqua/Oracle; Guy Yalif, Head of Global Product Marketing, Twitter. In addition, nearly 30 subject matter experts and thought leaders shared their insights during the breakout sessions.
Click here to watch the IMPACT13 Highlights Video.
Click here to view the official media gallery of Impact13.
Capping the IMPACT13 Awards were top honors for:
In addition, over 100 awards (see accompanying list) were bestowed for outstanding achievement in various aspects of 12 primary categories of Internet marketing, including:
"The Internet Marketing Association has built a unique position as a forum for top Internet marketing professionals to share best practices, develop new strategies, create innovative tools and generate business opportunities," said IMA Chairman Sinan Kanatsiz. "IMA has grown to include members from around the world representing every business sector, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit agencies. IMPACT13 exceeded our highest expectations, and the post-event feedback has been uniformly glowing."
Sponsors of IMPACT13 included:
In addition, three non-profit organizations were the beneficiaries of a partnership with IMPACT13. They were Boys Town, the McKenna Claire Foundation and the Rape Foundation's Stuart House. IMA provided $10,000 in cash and $15,000 toward in-kind contributions.
With more than 810,000 members, the Internet Marketing Association is one of the fastest growing professional organizations in the world and encompasses a wide spectrum of educated professionals in sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, creative development and related fields.
For details on the Internet Marketing Association, visit www.imanetwork.org.
IMPACT13 AWARDS CATEGORY WINNERS
App Development: Business-to-Business
App Development: Business-to-Consumer
App Development: Non-Profit
Blog: Community Engagement
Blog: Readership Outreach
Email Marketing: Aesthetics
Email Marketing: Monthly Newsletter
Email Marketing: Quarterly Newsletter
Email Marketing: Strategic Campaign
Facebook: "Like" Outreach
Microsite: Effective Use
Mobile: Mobile Website
Mobile: Text-Based Promotion
Online Survey: Business-to-Consumer
Social Media Campaign: Community Engagement
Social Media Campaign: Integrated Strategy
Social Media Campaign: Promotional Strategy
Twitter: Use of Twitter
Webinar/Vodcast/Podcast: Educational Series- Content, Outreach, Promotion
Website: Content Layout
YouTube: Channel Strategy
YouTube: Informational Series
About the Internet Marketing Association
Video with caption: "IMPACT13 Highlights Video." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw67YhS3Knw&feature=c4-overview&list=UU3OXUJbcGam9eWk5kwbvL1w
Image with caption: "Sinan Kanatsiz, Chairman of IMA interviews Guy Yalif, Director of Global Product Marketing, Twitter." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131001/NY90325
SOURCE Internet Marketing Association