The 2016 US Search Awards has officially launched and is accepting entries until July 22nd. Don’t wait – get your submissions in now!
Soon after, judges will begin the process of deciding which agencies, brands, and individuals will be shortlisted for the awards ceremony, happening October 12th at Ceasars Palace Las Vegas, in association with the premier social media and search optimization conference, Pubcon.
2015 Big Winners
Last year’s big winners include Airbnb and aimClear for “Best Use of Social Media In a Search Campaign”, Larry Kim scooped up “US Search Personality of the Year”, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Search and Auction Media Team received their award for “Best In-House Team”.
Check here for the complete list of 2015 winners.
2016 Judges and Categories
This year, the esteemed panel of judges include: Jim Banks, Global Head of Biddable Media for Cheapflights; Chris Boggs, Founder of webtrafficadvisors.com; Michael Bonfils, President of SEM International; Alan Coleman, CEO of Wolfgang Digital; and SEJ’s very own Executive Editor, Kelsey Jones. See the full list of judges here.
Here is the full list of categories:
- Best Use of Search – Retail
- Best Use of Search – Finance
- Best Use of Search – Travel/Leisure
- Best Use of Search – Third Sector
- Best Local Campaign
- Best Low Budget Campaign
- Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign
- Best Use of Social Media in a Search Campaign
- Best Integrated Campaign
- Best Mobile Campaign
- Best PPC Campaign
- Best SEO Campaign
- Best Use of Content Marketing
- Innovation – Campaign
- Innovation – Software
- Best PPC Mangement Software Suite
- Best SEO Software Suite
- Best Search Software Tool
- Best In-House Team
- Best Consultant
- Best Small Integrated Agency
- Best Large Integrated Agency
- Best Small PPC Agency
- Best Large PPC Agency
- Best Small SEO Agency
- Best Large SEO Agency
- Young Search Professional
- US Search Personality
The awards are open to those based and delivering work in the USA. Click here for more details on how to enter.
About The U.S. Search Awards
The US Search awards were born after the UK Search Awards and EU Search Awards found such a welcome home amongst industry leaders of search, celebrating the best of digital. These events are now key celebrations of the search industry for their respective territories.
The 2016 US Search Awards, now in their fourth year, will take place at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, October 12th during Pubcon Las Vegas.
It will be the biggest celebration of search, PPC, and digital marketing in the USA, attracting hundreds of entries from some of the leading search and digital agencies and professionals from across North America and beyond.
Get early bird special prices until September 23rd: $299 for a single ticket, or $2,800 for a table of 10 to the 2016 US Search Awards at Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas!
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