SES Awards FAQ
What are the SES Awards?
The SES Awards have been developed by the SES Awards editorial staff to recognize exemplary work in the search engine marketing field. Award winners will be announced throughout the San Jose event during the Orion and keynote panels (see below).
How are the applicants judged?
The SES Awards editorial staff will review all applications and determine finalists. Search Engine Strategies and Search Engine Watch has assembled a panel of over 30 industry experts and practitioners. Once finalists have been determined, our judges panel will score the entries by category to determine winners.
Applications will be judged in four key areas:
- Innovation in methodology and execution
- Achieving success goals
- Excellence in tactical execution
- Overall approach and category relevance
What are the award categories?
There are 15 award categories. The categories were developed by the SES Awards editorial staff.
How will I be recognized for my efforts?
Submitting companies will be recognized at the event, as well as in the SES Magazine and on Search Engine Watch. Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced during the SES San Jose Orion panels and keynote presentations:
Monday, Aug 18, 1:30pm - Orion Panel
Best Search Engine Ad Platform
Search Engine with Most Relevant Search Results
Monday, Aug 18, 4:30pm - Opening Keynote
Most Innovative New Search Engine
Technology Platform Search Marketers Can't Live Without
Tuesday, Aug 19, 9:00am - Keynote Presentation
Best SEM Technology Platform for SMBs
Most Innovative Use of Search Engine Optimization
Most Innovative Paid Search Campaign
Tuesday, Aug 19, 1:30pm - Orion Panel
Best Social Media Marketing Campaign
Best Business-to-Business Search Marketing Campaign
Best Multi-National Search Marketing Campaign
Wednesday, Aug 20, 9:00am - Keynote Roundtable
Best Use of Local Search
Best Integration of Search with Other Media
Most Effective Use of Web Analytics
Thursday, Aug 21, 9:00am - Keynote Presentation
Best Web Analytics Platform
Most Advertiser-Friendly Search Engine
Award winners will also be recognized in the SES Awards Showcase on Search Engine Watch.
How will finalists be determined?
Up to four award finalists will be determined for each category. Finalists will be announced August 1, 2008.
SES Awards Judges will then score each finalist to determine winners.
Can I submit for multiple categories?
Multiple submissions will be accepted but entrants are strongly encouraged to customize for each category.
Can I sponsor the awards ceremony?
Sponsorships are available, but on a very limited basis. If you would like to sponsor, please send an e-mail to Frank Fazio or call +1 203-295-0052.