2011 IMA Awards Adds Industry Leading Speakers and Announces Special Honors for Exemplary Achievements

Event on Sept. 22 in Las Vegas to Set Benchmark for Internet Marketing Industry

Sep 08, 2011, 12:00 ET from Internet Marketing Association

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) has announced important updates for the 2011 IMA Awards to be held on Sept. 22 at the Mandarin Oriental, CityCenter, Las Vegas.  First, two heavyweight additions have been made to the already impressive roster of expert speakers for the event.  Second, the final categories for special recognition will include honors for an array of individuals and companies setting milestones in the Internet world.

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Joining the event's distinguished group of presenters are Hope Frank, Chief Marketing Officer for Webtrends, who will be addressing Social Media Analytics and David Krauss, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Oracle, whose topic will be Marketing your Business on the Cloud.  These two industry leaders will bring a unique added perspective to a stellar line-up of presentations from representatives of Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Adobe Inc., Salesforce.com, eMarketer, Ernst & Young and MGM Resorts International.

In addition to five "Best Of" awards (Website, Social Media Campaign, Facebook, Email Marketing, Mobile Campaign), the following very special honors will also be presented at the 2011 IMA Awards:

Most Valuable Internet Company, Internet Person of the Year, B2B Company of the Year, CEO of the Year, Internet Safety Company of the Year, Most Valuable Technology Solution for Education, Most Progressive Internet Company, Best Information Technology Company, Most Progressive Website, Most Valuable Sales Organization, Best Internet Marketing Academic Program, Most Valuable Analytics Company, Most Valuable Search Engine Company, Most Valuable Digital Intelligence and Market Research and Best Unified Analytics.

"We are so pleased that Webtrends and Oracle are sponsoring the 2011 IMA Awards Event with two truly impressive speakers.  They join an incredible list of leaders who will share their expertise and perspective with attendees," said IMA Founder and Chairman Sinan Kanatsiz.  "And we are looking forward to presenting extraordinary honors covering vital aspects of the Internet that are driving innovation and very significant benefits for people around the world."

Due to a generous group of sponsors, IMA is able to host this event on a very affordable basis to make it available to as many attendees as possible.  Sponsors of the 2011 IMA Awards include Adobe Systems, PR Newswire, Knowledge Marketing, MGM Mirage, SocialShield, Irvine Technology Corp. and University of California, Irvine.

With more than 410,000 members, the Internet Marketing Association is one of the fastest growing professional organizations in the world and encompasses a wide spectrum of educated professionals in sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, creative development and related fields.

For details on the 2011 IMA Awards and event attendance, visit www.imanetwork.org/awards

About the Internet Marketing Association

The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) is a professional organization that, since its inception in 2001, has accrued more than 410,000 members in various fields including sales, marketing, business ownership, programming and creative development. Sinan Kanatsiz, Chairman and Founder, started IMA with four key values as a foundation for success in today's highly competitive business environment: integrity, communication, professionalism and education.

IMA is one of the fastest growing Internet marketing groups in the world. It is underwritten by corporate partners to provide members an opportunity to learn, engage and define Internet marketing best practices without making a financial commitment.

The IMA mission is to provide a knowledge-sharing platform for business professionals where proven Internet marketing strategies are demonstrated and shared in an effort to increase each member's value to their organization.

SOURCE Internet Marketing Association