The annual IMPACT Awards exemplify best-in-class creativity, expertise and results achieved by the top practitioners of Internet marketing across every business segment.

Entry Guidelines


Our guidelines require applicants to have a college-equivalent education and a career related to the Internet marketing industry including sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, creative development and other related fields. Our organization is underwritten by corporate partners to provide members an opportunity to learn, engage and define Internet marketing best practices. We look forward to welcoming you to the largest association dedicated to Internet marketing.

Submission Requirements

  • Complete the nomination form in its entirety before submitting.
  • Only completed Nomination forms will be valid.
  • Deadline for submission is August 25, 2018 (9:00 P.M. PT).
  • Submission will be complete when this form is submitted with entry fee.

Entry Fee

The fee for the 2018 IMPACT Award is $195 per entry. Submit entry form online, along with award entry fee.

IMA will not be held responsible for incomplete forms. Incomplete forms will not be valid. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Award Categories

For $195 per entry, companies are invited to submit their innovative Internet marketing programs for recognition by both their professional peers and leading industry experts assembled for the IMPACT Awards. There are multiple opportunities to enter, with awards grouped under the following main categories:

App Development

  • Best B2B App
  • Best B2C App


  • Best Blog
  • Best Blog Content


  • Best E-newsletter
  • Best Email Campaign
  • Innovative Use of Email

Distinguished Awards

  • Internet Marketer of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • CMO of the Year
  • Platform of the Year
  • Disrupter of the Year
  • Women’s Leadership Award


  • Best Infographic

Non-Profit (free entry)

  • Best Non-Profit Campaign

Search Engine Optimization

  • Best SEO Campaign
  • Best Local SEO Campaign

Search Engine Marketing

  • Best B2B SEM Campaign
  • Best B2C SEM Campaign
  • Best Local Search Campaign
  • Best Mobile Search Campaign
  • Best Social Campaign
  • Best Video Campaign
  • Best Integrated Campaign

Social Media

  • Best Social Presence
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Use of Social Media Analytics
  • Best Use of Facebook
  • Best Use of Instagram
  • Best Use of Snapchat
  • Best Use of LinkedIn
  • Best Use of Twitter
  • Best Use of Pinterest
  • Best Use of YouTube


  • Best Content Strategy
  • Best Use of Marketing Automation
  • Highest Conversion Response
  • Best Use of Influencer Marketing
  • Best Use of Analytics
  • Best Use of Predictive Analytics
  • Best Integrated Campaign Strategy
  • Content Innovation


  • Best Use of Video (Informational)
  • Best Use of Video (Theme/Creativity)


  • Best Podcast
  • Best Webinar


  • Best Website Functionality
  • Best Website for Conversion
  • Best Mobile Responsive Site
  • Best User Experience

Capping off the awards presentation will be distinguished awards presented to those who have made a transformative contribution to internet marketing: Internet Marketer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, CMO of the Year, Platform of the Year, Disrupter of the Year, and Women’s Leadership Award.

IMPACT18 Winners

Best B2B App


Best Blog


Internet Marketer of the Year

Jeff Preston

CEO of the Year

Steve Schulze

CMO of the Year

Andrea Ward

Enterprise Platform of the Year

Corent Technology Inc.

Platform of the Year


Disrupter of the Year

Early Warning Labs

Women’s Leadership Award

Janet Miller

IEC Member of the Year

Justin Purpero

Greatest Humanitarian Outreach

Dan McClory

IMPACT Courage Award

Todd Blyleven

Best Experiential Marketing

The Armory Agency

Best Translation Platform


Best E-Newsletter


Innovative Use of Email


Best Infographic 


Best Non-Profit Campaign

Texas State University I.T. Division

Best B2C SEM Campaign

Marketing Mojo For Southern States

Best Integrated SEM Campaign

Marketing Mojo for Edgewood

Best Use of Instagram


Best Use of Social Media Analytics


Best Use of Youtube

DTV: The Digital Transformation Channel by Infostretch

Best Integrated Campaign Strategy

Head Lice Treatment Centers

Best Use of Analytics

Tony Chopp, Claim Your Space

Content Innovation Strategy

Tic Toc

Best Use of Video (Theme/Creativity)

Baker Street Labs

Best Use of Video (Informational)

Tangram Interiors

Best Website Functionality


Best Website for Conversion


IMPACT in Community

Orange County: United Way

IMPACT in Community


IMPACT in Community

Literacy Project

Best Use of Video

Cain Group

Best Use of Predictive Analytics

Magento for Coca-Cola

Best Website User Experience

Magento for Intelligentsia Coffee

Best Website Functionality

Magento for Universal Music Group

Best Experiential Marketing

Textron Off Road – 2017 SEMA Show

Best New Brand

Transformational Beauty

Most Progressive App

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles

Innovation in Education

Stanbridge University

Innovation in AV Services

Konex AV

Platform Innovation for Real Estate


CXO of the Year

Hope Frank

Best Global Growth Strategy

Mercer, Big Picture