Call for Entries Announced for 2012 Ohio Interactive Awards

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Top digital and interactive professionals in Ohio have opportunity to show off talent and innovation

Organizers of the Ohio Interactive Awards are accepting entries from top digital and interactive professionals in Ohio for its 2012 Interactive Awards. The state-wide competition recognizes the innovation and creativity of the industry and gives professionals the opportunity to showcase their talent.

Digital and interactive professionals can visit: to submit a nomination. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, for consideration for the juried competition. Only initiatives executed in Ohio between Jan. 1, 2011, and June 29, 2012 are eligible.

“The Ohio Interactive Awards recognize the exceptional work that has been produced by the digital and interactive community in our state,” said Mark Whitman, Managing Partner at TeamBuilder Search, and founding member of the awards program. “We’ve expanded the categories this year to include work from a broader range corporate brands, agencies, independent practitioners, and students.”

Those interested in submitting their work can choose from the following categories: Campaign: Brand Response Campaign; Use of Communications Planning and Insight; Video and Rich Media Experiences; Mobile; Email Marketing; Social Media; Traffic Generation/SEO/Display Advertising; and Best Integrated Campaign. Sectors/Industry: Consumer Goods; Educational Institution; eLearning; Healthcare and Wellness; Retail/E-commerce/Online Marketplace; Cost per Lead/Registration and/or Cost per Sale; Charity/Not For Profit; and Sectors/Industry Other. Thought Leadership: Interactive Professional of the Year; Intern of the Year; and Innovation Game Changer.

Two other awards will be given this year: Interactive Agency of the Year and Interactive Brand of the Year. Both awards are based on all entries and the entire body of work an agency and a brand submit during the entry process and will be voted on by a panel of judges.

Entries will be evaluated on strategy, execution, and results by a panel of industry leaders who work with and represent Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s most recognizable brands. There is a $55 entry fee per submission for all categories.

Winners will be announced at the Ohio Interactive Awards ceremony on Oct. 25, 2012, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union on the Ohio State University campus at 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio.

Founding sponsors are TeamBuilder Search and Kessel Communications. The Networking Hour sponsor is C.TRAC, and the Site sponsors are ExactTarget and Acappella Media.

Created in 2009, the Ohio Interactive Awards celebrate and recognize Ohio’s creative talent and the exceptional work produced by the digital and interactive community. For more information on the awards, visit

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