The Best Media Ad Internet Advertising Awards!

2019 Best Media Ad
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Best Media Ad

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Media Ad as part of the annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards.  We believe that judging your creative talent should be based on a peer group within that industry.

Now in its 15th year, the IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. Here is your chance to stand out from your competitors and win the recognition you deserve.

Best advertising are selected by judges who review the entered advertising using the seven criteria below:

As a participant, you will receive:



If your site wins a Media Ad IAC Award, you will also get:  

Each year the Web Marketing Association's IAC Award Competition names the Best Media Ad.  The winners are selected by judging the entered creative using seven criteria - design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.  Entries not selected as best Media Ad are also eligible for an Outstanding Advertising Award.

Setting Media Ad Trends and making Media Ad News

Entering the IAC Awards can help keep you up on Media Ad Trends by showing you how other Media Ad advertising compare to the overall Internet standards. You also can make Media Ad news if you have the Best Media Ad. Media Ad news letters will want to cover you win bringing you additional visibility within your industry.

Here are past Media Ad winners:

Year Entry Name Award Level Winner
2019 IBM Watson Advertising and Behr Paint: IBM Watson Ads Best Advertising Online Ad, Best Media Online Ad, Best Mobile Online Ad, Best Retail Online Ad, Best Technology Online Ad, Best Of Show Online Ad IBM Watson Advertising
2017 Forbes InfinitiVoice: Driving Empowerment Video Series Best Media Online Video Infiniti, OMD LA and Forbes Media
2016 The Economist raising eyebrows and subscriptions campaign Best Magazine Online Campaign, Best Media Online Campaign, Best News Online Campaign, Best Publishing Online Campaign The Economist / agencies Proximity and UM
2016 TAG Heuer Custom Unit on Best Media Online Ad TAG Heuer, Havas Media and Forbes Media
2016 Liquid Advertising: Billy Dee Williams Holiday Video Best Media Online Video Liquid Advertising
2016 Pizza Hut Cinemagraph for truTV Best Media Rich Media Online Ad truTV
2016 #HaveUfoundtruTV brand awareness campaign Best Media Social Media Campaign, Best Social Network Social Media Campaign truTV Social Marketing team and Movement Strategy
2015 Forbes & Roberto Coin BrandVoice Program Best Media Online Campaign Forbes Media
2015 Hayretlik Goruntuler Best Media Online Video, Best Social Network Online Video Turkcell Superonline
2013 CNN iReport Awards Best Media Integrated Ad Campaign CNN Digital Marketing
2013 CNN iReport Awards Best Media Website CNN Digital Marketing
2012 American Hoggers NFL Takeover Best Advertising Ads The Client Did Not Pick, Best Entertainment Ads The Client Did Not Pick, Best Media Ads The Client Did Not Pick, Best Tv Ads The Client Did Not Pick A&E Brand Creative
2012 Storage Wars Season 2 Money Takeover Best Entertainment Rich Media Online Ad, Best Media Rich Media Online Ad, Best Tv Rich Media Online Ad A&E Brand Creative
2012 Storage Wars Facebook Fan Challenge Best Media Social Media Campaign A&E
2012 Bag of Bones-Dark Score Stories Best Media Website A&E
2010 Comcast: Fancast Weekly Email Newsletter Best Entertainment Email Message Campaign, Best Media Email Message Campaign, Best Tv Email Message Campaign Comcast Fancast Team & Acxiom Corporation
2009 Digital Life Desktop Campaign Best Media Integrated Ad Campaign Fairfax Digital's Digital Life Desktop Campaign 2008
2009 WALL-E Best Media Online Campaign, Best Of Show Online Campaign AvatarLabs
2009 DIY Blog Cabin "Build Your Vacation Home" Rich Media Banner Best Media Rich Media Online Ad 360i
2009 Comedy Central Indecision 2008 Campaign Best Media Rich Media Online Campaign 360i
2008 Cox Conserves Best Media Microsite/landing Page LBi / Cox Converves
2008 PBS Best Media Online Ad, Best Of Show Online Ad i33 communications
2008 Fairfax Digital's Breaking News 2007 Campaign Best Media Online Campaign Fairfax Digital
2007 Fairfax Digital Technology re-launch campaign Best Media Integrated Ad Campaign Fairfax Digital & Leo Burnett
2007 LaunchPad Best Media Interactive Application OTOlabs
2007 / WM-Fanblock Best Media Microsite/landing Page Robert & Horst Marketing GmbH
2007 Alex Bogusky Trade Ad Best Media Online Ad Yahoo! Inc. + Soho Square
2007 Best Built Zone 2006 Best Media Online Campaign
2006 Sony 2006 Nav-U News and Information Site Best Media Microsite/landing Page BGT PARTNERS & SONY ELECTRONICS, INC.
2005 Dream Home 2005 Online Tour Best Media Integrated Ad Campaign
2005 HGTV's Dream Home 2005 Virtual Tour Best Media Interactive Application HGTV's Dream Home 2005 Virtual Tour
2004 Dream Home 2004 360-Degree Tour Best Media/publishing Integrated Advertising Campaign
2004 Dream Home 2004 360-Degree Tour Best Media/publishing Interactive Application
2004 PBS "The Blues" Rich Media Best Media/publishing Rich-media Advertisement Dotglu and PBS
2003 MD net guide Primary Care eNewsletter Best Media/publishing Email Marketing Message Using Html Intellisphere, LLC (MD net guide)
2003 Show 'em what you've got Best Media/publishing Non-animated Banner Campaign








The Internet Advertising Competition Awards evaluates all forms of online advertising including:

Online AdOnline Campaign
Rich Media Online AdRich Media Online Campaign
Email MessageEmail Message Campaign
Online Newsletter CampaignMicrosite/Landing Page
WebsiteInteractive Application
Mobile ApplicationOnline Video
Integrated Ad CampaignOnline Video campaign


To view other industry winners, please click on the link below:

| Advertising | Advocacy | Airline | Application Service Provider | Architecture | Arts | Associations | Automobile | B2B | Bank | Beverage | Biotechnology | Blog | Broadcasting | Catalog | Computer: Hardware | Computer: Software | Construction | Consulting | Consumer Goods | Credit Union | Design | Directory or Search Engine | Diversified Business | Education | Electronics | Email | Employment | Energy | Entertainment | Environmental | Events | E-Zine | Faith-based | Family | Fashion or Beauty | Financial Services | Food Industry | Game Site | Gay/Lesbian | General Interest | Government | Health Care | Healthcare Provider | Home Building | Hotel and Lodging | Information Services | Insurance | Interactive Services | International Business | Internet Service Provider | Intranet | Investor Relations | Investment | Legal | Leisure | Magazine | Marketing | Manufacturing | Media | Medical | Medical Equipment | Military | Mobile | Movie | Music | Mutual Fund | News | Newspaper | Non-Profit | Other | Pharmaceuticals | Photography | Political | Portal | Professional Services | Public Relations | Publishing | Radio | Real Estate | Regional | Restaurant | Retail | School | Science | Shopping | Small Business | Social Network | Sports | Technology | Telecommunication | Toy & Hobby | Transportation | Travel | TV | University