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2016 SEMPO Global Awards

The inaugural SEMPO Global Awards are by the members for the members to recognize deserving winners from three segments:

  • Teams and Individuals from Agencies/SEM Firms or Consultants
  • Brand/In-House Marketing Teams and Individuals
  • Search Ecosystem Companies Technologies/tools

The winner will have shown fresh insight and/or contributed significant research towards execution of meaningful best practices in search marketing.

Business owners, executives & managers are encouraged to submit nominations for their key team and/or account leaders who have produced exceptional results within their organizations. Each awards category has specific entry criteria. It is recommended to review all of the specific submission details before crafting an entry for the best chances of being named a finalist. See category details below.

2016 Awards Process and Key Dates

Timeline Event/Activity
January 11, 2016 Nominations open (anyone may submit a nomination for SEMPO members)
Extended to
January 29, 2016
Nominations close
February 1, 2016 Distinguished judges vetting of the finalists begins. The pool of judges is comprised of SEMPO leaders and selected industry and media influencers. Want to be a judge?
February 5, 2016
Judging ends.
February 8, 2016

Announcement of finalists. Voting to determine finalists in each category begins. Only current SEMPO Members at the time voting begins are eligible voters.

View the 2016 Finalists

February 19, 2016 Voting ends.
March 10, 2016

Recipients announced at the SEMPO Member Forum.

View the 2016 Recipients

Eligibility

Individuals or groups can be nominated in multiple categories but may only be the recipient of one award. The awards committee will inform/acknowledge all nominations. Meritorious nominee activities, publications, innovations and community involvements should have taken place primarily in 2015.

Nominees need to be a current member of SEMPO by the close of nominations to enter or win this award. Anyone nominated that is not a current member must register an individual or corporate membership by February 1, 2016 to be included.

Current SEMPO Board Members are not eligible for individual nomination.  Anyone nominated in either of these groups will automatically be removed as a nominee. If you have questions about eligibility please contact the membership office.

 

How to Submit a Nomination

Nomination period is closed.

How to Vote

All voting memberships will receive an email to the address on file to participate in the awards voting process. View the finalists.

Categories

Best Paid Search Campaign (Agency/Consultant)

Integrated effort using Paid Search. This award recognizes exceptional integration efforts between paid search advertising campaigns and using a variety of both online and offline activity. Recognizes successful efforts by agencies or consultants running paid search campaigns (text ads, shopping campaigns or RLSA), across one or more ad platforms, demonstrating continuous improvement and a positive return on investment.

Requirements for nomination: Individual should have demonstrated achievements as a search marketer focusing on paid search within the last year. Provide an overview of how the work this nominee is doing is advancing the industry, their business, or both.

Best Paid Search Campaign (In-House)

Integrated effort using Paid Search. This award recognizes exceptional integration efforts between paid search advertising campaigns and using a variety of both online and offline activity. Recognizes successful efforts by internal teams running paid search campaigns (text ads, shopping campaigns or RLSA), across one or more ad platforms, demonstrating continuous improvement and a positive return on investment.

Requirements for nomination: Individual should have demonstrated achievements as a search marketer focusing on paid search within the last year. Provide an overview of how the work this nominee is doing is advancing the industry, their business, or both.

Best SEO Campaign (Agency/Consultant)

Integrated effort using SEO. This award recognizes exceptional integration efforts between organic search engine optimization and using a variety of both online and offline activity through continuous improvement of technical elements, on-page content and off-page factors.

Requirements for nomination: Individual should have demonstrated achievements as a search marketer focusing on SEO within the last year. Provide an overview of how the work this nominee is doing is advancing the industry, their business, or both.

Best SEO Campaign (In-House)

Integrated effort using SEO. This award recognizes exceptional integration efforts between organic search engine optimization and using a variety of both online and offline activity through continuous improvement of technical elements, on-page content and off-page factors.

Requirements for nomination: Individual should have demonstrated achievements as a search marketer focusing on SEO within the last year. Provide an overview of how the work this nominee is doing is advancing the industry, their business, or both.

Best Use of Technology/Tool (Ecosystem)

This technology/tool emerged to change the face of search marketing through its impact on customers and competitors. The company who produced the technology deserves recognition for the game-changing way in which they operate.

Requirements for nomination: Illustrate the challenges this solution has helped overcome and the impact it has had on the industry and practitioners. Nominees in this category should be the technology or tool, not the company.

The Awards Ceremony

The SEMPO Global Awards presented on March 10, 2016 at the inaugural Member Forum is going to be an evening to remember. The top reasons why you need to be there:

Great people - the inaugural event is expected to give members an opportunity to hang out with the best search minds in the world! With the reception and an informal after party you'll have a great time. 

The Awards - come and support the people and companies who have worked hard to make a contribution to our industry and are being recognized as finalists and recipients of the 2016 SEMPO Global Awards. 

Register to make sure you don't miss the first time the SEMPO community gets together to celebrate, award, and recognize the great work we do.

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