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Best News Ad

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best News 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 News Ad IAC Award, you will also get:  

Each year the Web Marketing Association's IAC Award Competition names the Best News 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 News Ad are also eligible for an Outstanding Advertising Award.

Setting News Ad Trends and making News Ad News

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

Here are past News Ad winners:

Year Entry Name Award Level Winner
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 news portal VNO-NCW Best News Website Website VNO-NCW by Link Design
2013 U-T San Diego for iPad Best News Mobile Application, Best Newspaper Mobile Application Mindgruve
2013 All the News. Upgraded. Best News Website, Best Newspaper Website Mindgruve
2012 SoftServe, Inc. Best Employment Email Message Campaign, Best Marketing Email Message Campaign, Best News Email Message Campaign "SoftServe Pulse" Email Campaign
2012 MSN Preference Center Best News Website Acxiom Creative
2011 America's Health Rankings Best Health Care Website, Best Information Services Website, Best News Website, Best Non-profit Website, Best Of Show Website Rockfish
2011 Salute to Troops Featuring Robin Meade Viral Video Best News Online Video Northridge Interactive & CNN
2010 Unplug. It's Sunday. Best News Websites, Best Newspaper Websites IQ Interactive
2010 Sony CES 2010 Virtual Press Kit Best Public Relations Websites BGT Partners
2009 CNN Presents: Black in America Best News Integrated Ad Campaign CNN Digital Marketing / CNN Off-Channel Marketing / CREW Creative
2009 Election Banners Best News Rich Media Online Ad CNN Digital Marketing and CREW Creative
2009 CNN Shirt Best News Websites CNN Digital Marketing and The Barbarian Group
2009 Cox Newspapers: Access Atlanta Banners Best Newspaper Rich Media Online Campaign 360i
2006 - Open House & Promotion Best News Integrated Ad Campaign The Wall Street Journal Online, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
2006 CBS Television Stations Digital Media Group Best News Interactive Application Armchair Media
2006 Free Video Campaign Launch Best News Rich Media Online Campaign
2005 The Power of CNN Under Your Command Best News Integrated Ad Campaign
2005 CNN/com The Power of CNN Under Your Command Best News Microsite/landing Page
2005 CNN/com The Power of CNN Under Your Command Best News Online Ad








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
Social Media campaignVoice skill or action


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 | Cooking and Recipe | 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 | 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 | LGBTQ | 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