2019 Award Submissions Now Open!

Submit work completed in 2018 for consideration for a SEMPO Search Award.

Strong search marketing campaigns take strategy and skilled execution, and when done right they show record-breaking results. Did you produce a best-in-show digital marketing campaign leveraging paid search, SEO, and/or social media? Now is the time to show it off, brag a little and earn the rights to show off a shiny new award for all your hard work. Or, has your company produced a technology or tool that’s making an impact on the digital marketing community? We recognize your contributions to our industry and have an award for that, too!

SEMPO Search Awards Details

Submissions for the SEMPO Search awards are NOW OPEN for work completed in 2018. Submissions close on April 12th, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern.

There is a submission fee of $175/submission and you must be a SEMPO member to enter (get your SEMPO Membership here).

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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 Social Media Campaign (Agency/Consultant)

Integrated effort using Social Media. This award recognizes exceptional integration efforts between social media campaigns and using a variety of both online and offline activity. Recognizes successful efforts by agencies or consultants running social media campaigns (organic and/or paid across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.), 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 social media within the last year. Provide an overview of how the work this nominee is doing is advancing the industry, their business, or both.


Best Social Media Campaign (In-House)

Integrated effort using Social Media. This award recognizes exceptional integration efforts between social media campaigns and using a variety of both online and offline activity. Recognizes successful efforts by in-house teams running social media campaigns (organic and/or paid across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.), 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 social media within the last year. Provide an overview of how the work this nominee is doing is advancing the industry, their business, or both.


Best Site Search Improvement

Most improved customer experience. Site search is not SEO or PPC, but rather the search that is within a single website which finds content only on that website. This award recognizes exceptional improvement in searchers finding what they are looking for in site search. Improvements in content, replacements of search engines, upgrading of search configurations, and any other means of improving site search outcomes will be considered.

Requirements for nomination: Individual should have demonstrated achievements as a search marketer focusing on site search (not SEO or PPC) within the last year. Provide an overview of how the work this nominee is doing is advancing the industry, their business, or both. Nominations with credible analytics in this hard-to-quantify area will be rated higher by our judges.

This award is sponsored by the SEMPO Site Search Special Interest Group.
Site Search Award

Best Ecommerce Campaign

The path to purchase is complicated and crosses many channels. This award recognizes exceptional integration efforts of your online marketing initiatives to drive sales for an ecommerce site. Open to in-house teams and agencies who are leveraging SEO & SEM amongst other channels to convert traffic on retail websites.

Requirements for nomination: Illustrate the challenges this campaign has helped overcome to increase online sales within the last year. Provide an overview of how this work has directly contributed to business success using innovation and advanced marketing skills.


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.

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