Internet Marketing Association Announces Winner of IMPACT 20 IMA Startup Pitch Challenge

FAMEOS

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2020 – The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) has announced the winner of the annual IMA Startup Pitch Challenge held during this year’s landmark IMPACT 20 virtual conference. The challenge is always one of the most highly anticipated segments of the event.

Contenders in this year’s IMA Startup Pitch Challenge were:

FAMEOS creates a friction-free marketplace where brands and celebrities can seamlessly connect and do deals faster, easier and globally. New streams of revenue are generated by automating the matchmaking of major consumer brands and celebrity talent. Represented by CEO Zack Below.

GrayKea reduces financial stress for college students in need through sustainable alumni giving. In turn, students who receive funding come back onto the platform as alumni to help other students. Represented by Ayushi Gupta (University of Southern California), Siddhi Chandak (University of California, Berkeley), Manav Modi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

Learneum is addressing the needs of today’s learners and their potential employers who are no longer satisfied by traditional educational institutions. The app encompasses five learning-level modules from onboarding to internship/startup. Represented by Founder and CEO Ernie Delgado.

Kwema develops safety wearables that enable employees to alert safety staff, notify 911 or activate any security protocol as well as provide privacy-based contact tracing. The devices are designed to save precious response time while mitigating risk. Represented by CEO Ali Al Jabry.

VizAeras provides an IoT platform and indoor environment sensors for monitoring, transparency and remote access in improving indoor air quality and healthy building conditions. The system tracks air quality metrics and other critical health performance indicators in real time for any building from any mobile device. Represented by CEO Carl Tautenhahn, CTO Gerald Monroe.

Competitors were evaluated on criteria including capital raised, value proposition, projected revenue, go-to-market strategy, market saturation, executive team and likeliness to disrupt.

For this year’s Challenge, FAMEOS was the winner in both the Judges Pick and Audience Pick categories. Key factors were the company’s innovations in an outdated industry, strong backing of investors and partnerships, and robust technology platform. Zack Below, CEO of FAMEOS, was also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the conference’s IMPACT awards.

“It is such an honor to win the IMA Startup Pitch Challenge and Entrepreneur of the Year at IMPACT 20,” said FAMEOS CEO Zack Below. “We have the fastest growing operating system in the world for deal making between celebrities and brands. The recognition is a tribute to our amazing team and years of hard work. The deal revolution is just beginning.”

IMPACT is the premier internet marketing conference of the year and convenes industry thought leaders to address the latest global trends, issues and best practices on wide array trending topics. This year’s event set a Guinness World Records milestone for largest attendance for a virtual marketing conference in one week.

 

For information on the Internet Marketing Association, visit www.imanetwork.org.

For information on FAMEOS, visit www.fameos.com

 

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About the Internet Marketing Association

IMA is one of the fastest growing and largest Internet marketing groups in the world, with professional members in fields including sales, marketing, business ownership, programming and creative development. It provides a platform where proven Internet marketing strategies are demonstrated and shared to increase members’ value to their organizations. IMA is underwritten by corporate partners to provide an opportunity to learn, engage and define best practices without making a financial commitment. www.imanetwork.org

Artistry by Larry Armstrong, CEO of Ware Malcomb, featured in Amsterdam Whitney Gallery

AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 531 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, located on the Ground Floor, is proud to showcase in its exhilarating AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 exhibition, leading Contemporary Master Artists whose works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form.

This specially curated exhibition and “Chelsea Roaring 1920’s ~ Great Gatsby” Gala Champagne Reception on Saturday, September 7th from 3:00-5:00 p.m, at our beautiful Ground Floor Gallery, inaugurates the Opening of the Chelsea Fall Art Season and offers an exuberant visual synthesis of abstract, figurative, photographic, landscape and floral compositions which assiduously captures the senses of both art acquisitors and art aficionados alike with its scintillating regeneration of the visual realm.

Pulsating with dynamic synergy and mesmerizing artistic creativity, these artists’ sophisticated, eclectic and joyful representations of the world shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language. Compelling, lively and emotive, the artworks resonate through the medium of our shared humanity by celebrating the human spirit and connecting with fundamental aspects of identity.

ARTiculations of the ARTissimo explores the global legacy of the abstract world and provides a visual syntax of non-objective expression from the viewpoints of three artists.  Their unique sense of modernistic individualism and heightened emotional responses to the universe is filtered through their expressive abstract perception and visceral imagination. Passionately responding to the sublimity of the universe, they invite the viewers to experience newly redefined visions, carefully highlighted by magnificent color and masterful renderings.

Exploring the tensions between order and chaos and between free form and precision, California architect and artist LAWRENCE ARMSTRONG’s multimedia artwork illuminates a pure aesthetic which ignites creativity and accolades, while probing how a multitude of layers reveal inner thought and meanings.

View more of Lawrence Armstrong’s artwork here

Marketing Executive and Entrepreneur Sinan Kanatsiz Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sinan Kanatsiz, founder and CEO of marketing communications firm KCOMM and Chairman and Founder of the Internet Marketing Association, has received the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor sponsored by the Ellis Island Honors Society.

Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO of KCOMM receiving 2019 Ellis Island Medal
Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO of KCOMM receiving 2019 Ellis Island Medal

The recognition is awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service and extraordinary accomplishments in their industry. These are individuals who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of their ancestry while exemplifying the values of the American way of life, and who are dedicated to creating a better world.

“As a second-generation American with roots in Turkey, I remember my father who was an educator talking about this medal and what it symbolized to him,” Kanatsiz said. “I am deeply honored and gratified to have been chosen and accept it in his memory as the individual, along with my mother, who set me on my path in life.”

Past Ellis Island Medalists have included seven U.S. Presidents, three world leaders, several Nobel Prize winners and countless leaders in industry, education, the arts, sports and government as well as everyday Americans who have made freedom, liberty and compassion a part of their life’s work.

For the medal presentation event, Ellis Island is closed to the public as honorees and their guests arrive via a private ferry. More than 300 service members participate in an opening ceremony that includes a joint-service color guard representing all five branches of the military. Medalists accept their honor on stage in front of family and friends during a black-tie dinner in the historic Great Hall.

Criteria for the Ellis Island Medal of Honor include integrity, passion, gravitas, humanitarianism and ethnic heritage. Kanatsiz has been actively involved in a wide range of charitable and philanthropic causes, including service on boards of directors as well as a volunteer and financial contributor. Examples include organizations and advocacy for at-risk youth, civic engagement, education, entrepreneurism, family services and literacy.

About Ellis Island Honors Society
The Ellis Island Honors Society was created on the conviction of its founders that the diversity of the American people is what makes this nation great. Its mission is to honor and preserve this diversity and to foster tolerance, respect and understanding among religious and ethnic groups. Additionally, Ellis Island Honors Society continues its commitment to the restoration and maintenance of Ellis Island, a living tribute to the courage and hope of all immigrants. Since 1986, the Ellis Island Honors Society has sponsored the Ellis Island Medals of Honor which are presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. www.eihonors.org

Sinan Kanatsiz Executive Bio

Cav. Sinan Kanatsiz, CIM (titles)

Sinan Kanatsiz has effectively made his mark as an entrepreneur in the United States. His parents who migrated from Turkey established residency and citizenship in America in the 1960’s where they had and raised Sinan and his Sister Sebnem. In 1998, while studying for a master’s degree at Chapman University, Kanatsiz followed his entrepreneurial spirit and formalized his first company, KCOMM, a Public Relations and Internet marketing agency. The company quickly evolved into a full-service marketing, government affairs and event marketing firm known for its Internet expertise and results-oriented approach. In less than ten years, Kanatsiz grew the firm to several million dollars in revenue, opening business operations and clients in DallasNew YorkDubaiIstanbulMontrealLondonArgentina, and Delhi. Currently, KCOMM works with over 100 specialized employees and independent contractors in several countries and has developed campaigns for over 1,000 companies and organizations around the world. These include organizations ranging from innovative start-ups to New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listed companies such as Oracle, Sony, eBay, T-Mobile, HP, Adobe and the University of Phoenix.

KCOMM’s dedication to strategic programs and results-oriented campaigns has earned the firm several PROTOS awards, the highest honor bestowed by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The effectiveness of KCOMM’s strategies has become so widely recognized that the firm’s clients have now extended beyond the realm of technology to include elected officials, municipalities and multi-national organizations.

As a consummate entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kanatsiz takes his community responsibilities seriously. In addition to mentoring high school and college students, he is often asked to speak about entrepreneurship and the Internet. He has held engagements at several universities, including USCChapman UniversityUCLACal State FullertonPepperdine, UC Irvine, and Cal Tech. Additionally, he has been a keynote speaker at the Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) National Conference and is often called to speak on a variety of topics including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Modernizing Government and the future of the Internet.

Kanatsiz’s belief in the power of entrepreneurism and politics led him to be the original founder of a group called Generation NeXt in 2004, a network of young business and community leaders committed to making a difference by empowering others for the betterment of the next generation. Additionally, he founded the Internet Marketing Association (www.imanetwork.org) in 2000, which has a large number of professional members worldwide and its own conference series called “IMPACT.” Past events have included the executives and founders of Google, SalesForce, Tesla Motor, SpaceX, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, St. Regis Hotel, Wahoos, Quest Software, Amazon and YouTube to name a few. Kanatsiz is currently expanding the group globally and involving leaders from Europe, the Middle EastChina and India, working to create the largest association dedicated to Internet Marketing in the world.

While the IMA is a large, global organization, Kanatsiz recently created a spinoff in (2017), called the International Executive Council (IEC), which he founded to focus on the top 100 leaders in Southern California(www.iecnetwork.org). The organization has been hosting monthly events around topics including Social Emotional Learning, Cryptocurrency, Leadership and The Creative Process to name a few.

Kanatsiz holds a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a certificate in Human Resources, all from Chapman University. Kanatsiz was designated Alumnus of the Year by Chapman University in the year 2000. He was also the recipient of the Community College of California Alumnus of the Year Award in 2005. Sinan was named in the Hall of Fame for Santa Ana Collegein the year 2006. He has also been named as 40 under 40 and a featured Entrepreneur of the Year by OC Metro Magazine. Recognized for his philanthropic involvement, Kanatsiz was appointed a Knighthood and invited to become a member of the Royal House of Savoy by Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy in September 2018. Sinan received the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his work in non-profit organizations, public relations, and internet marketing.

To this day, he credits his accomplishments to his Four Pillars of Success: personal integrity; coaches and mentors; family; and education.

Kanatsiz, his wife, Kai, son Archer, and daughter Arden, reside in San Clemente, California.

Media Contact: Rachel Reendersrachel@kcomm.com

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HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia to Attend Savoy Foundation’s Second Annual Charity Gala in the City of Stars Benefiting Caterina’s Club

The Prince of Venice and The Prince of Piedmont will be the Guest of Honor at the “Notte di Savoia Los Angeles” on April 6, 2019 at the Montage Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, California – March 8, 2019 — HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy will be the guest of honor at the second annual Notte di Savoia charity gala on April 6, 2019 in Los Angeles.  The white- and black-tie charity gala, taking place at the Montage Beverly Hills Resort, will benefit Caterina’s Club, which provides 25,000 weekly warm meals, affordable housing assistance, and job training to homeless and low-income families throughout Southern California.  The Notte di Savoia has been organized by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, continuing the spirit and tradition of charitable giving and hospitaller care of the historic, dynastic orders of knighthood and merit of the thousand-year old Royal House of Savoy.

The elegant Mediterranean-style Montage Beverly Hills will provide the sumptuous surroundings for the Notte di Savoia, recreating the traditions and pageantry reminiscent of 19th-century European court events. Following a glittering outdoor reception on the elevated terrace, dignitaries and guests, with gentlemen resplendent in tailcoats and wearing colorful chivalric and military decorations, and ladies in formal gowns, will proceed to dinner in the Marquesa Ballroom to strains of historic Savoy royal anthems and marches popular when Italy was a monarchy under the House of Savoy.

The guest of honor, His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, is the grandson of the late King Umberto II, Italy’s last reigning sovereign. His ancestor, King Victor Emmanuel II, united the nation of Italy under his rule between 1861 and 1870.

Prince Emanuele Filiberto said:  “The Savoy Orders are my family’s ancient orders of knighthood which date back to the Crusades. They have traditionally been devoted to charitable works, and recognize individuals for their contributions in public service, medicine, the arts, music, government, business and philanthropy. Caterina’s Club and the work of Chef Bruno Serato, a Savoy knight, is a great and contemporary cause to support in our royal tradition of assistance to the less fortunate,” the Prince concluded.

The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, through its charitable arm, the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, contributes to humanitarian, hospitaller and charitable projects and initiatives in the United States and abroad, particularly in healthcare and hospice care, disaster relief, education programs and children’s causes. The Savoy Foundation is an NGO at the United Nations.

For more information on supporting the Notte di Savoia and Caterina’s Club click here:
http://www.kcommhtml.com/savoy/2019_04_06/2019_04_06.html
https://www.savoydelegation-usa.org/notte-di-savoia.html

CONTACT:

Daniel J. McClory, Notte di Savoia Event Chairman
dan@mcclory.net +1 949 233 7869
Larissa Van Duser, Executive Director, American Foundation of Savoy Orders
amsavoy@aol.com, +1 212 972 0495

ABOUT THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SAVOY

The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy  http://www.ordinidinasticicasasavoia.it/  are among the oldest orders of Knighthood and Merit in the world.  The Savoy Orders are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and have 35 Delegations worldwide that support the Orders ongoing charitable works. Their origins and their principles, traditions and humanitarian goals date back a thousand years. HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel, Prince of Naples and Duke of Savoy, is Head of the House of Savoy and Grand Master of the Savoy Orders.  Prince Emanuele Filiberto is his son and hereditary Prince and currently serves as President of the Council of the Savoy Orders. Among his hereditary titles is Crown Prince of Italy.

In 1946, when the Kingdom of Italy came to an end, the House of Savoy was the Europe’s oldest reigning dynasty. The heads of the House of Savoy had ruled, first as counts, then as dukes and finally as kings, for almost a thousand years. Descended in the direct male line from a tenth-century vassal of the Holy Roman Emperor, the Savoys ruled the Alpine state of Aosta, as well as Savoy, where they established themselves at Chambery. Their dominion was eventually extended to include Piedmont and other territories in what are now Italy, France and Switzerland. By the eighteenth century, the Savoys were kings of Sicily and then Sardinia, and it was under their aegis that the Italian states were united by 1871.

The Royal Family’s heritage can be seen in castles and palaces, and in the beauty of the northwestern Italian city of Turin, the Savoys’ magnificent capital in the heart of Piedmont in the 16th into the 19th centuries.  The dynastic chivalric traditions of the House of Savoy continue. The Order of the Annunciation and the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, two of the world’s oldest knightly institutions, are still alive today, epitomizing the dynasty’s medieval spirit while supporting very modern charitable works in Italy, Switzerland, France, Japan, the United States and elsewhere. Chivalry lives. Today, the House of Savoy remains one of the oldest royal dynasties.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION AND DELEGATION OF SAVOY ORDERS

Headquartered in New York City, the American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States of America, is among the 35 delegations of the Savoy Orders located throughout Europe, the Americas and Japan.

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, http://www.savoia.org a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, supports local, national, and international charities focusing on medical, educational, and humanitarian fields, including philanthropy for hospitals and relief agencies for children, the poor, sick and elderly. The Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization in Roster Consultative Statues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

ABOUT CATERINA’S CLUB

Caterina’s Club’s mission is to provide warm meals, affordable housing assistance, and job training to homeless and low-income families throughout Southern California. It is supported by a vision where we are creating a modicum of consistency in these children’s lives through something as simple yet meaningful as a nightly dinner. http://www.caterinasclub.org/

Paul Winsper, Director of Athletic Performance for Under Armour, joins as IMA Board Member

We are excited to announce Paul Winsper, Director of Athletic Performance for Under Armour, joins our leadership as an IMA board member.

Winsper is a graduate of Northumbria University in Newcastle. He started his career as Fitness Coach with Durham County Cricket Club.

In 1996 Winsper was hired as Fitness Coach for Newcastle United. He spent ten seasons with them and worked with some of the game’s biggest stars including England internationals Michael Owen and Alan Shearer.

In November 2006 Winsper resigned from his position at Newcastle United after becoming disillusioned when he was virtually ignored by the previous management regime at St James’ Park.

After leaving Newcastle United, Winsper set up his own consultancy company and quickly had large customers including Nike, English Cricket Board, British Columbia Soccer Association, Toronto FC and Complete Football.

On 11 January 2008, Toronto FC announced that Winsper had been hired as Strength and Conditioning Coach. He quit Toronto FC on 11 December 2009 to pursue an opportunity with Nike.

IMPACT17 Attendees Soak Up Internet Marketing and Innovation Intel under the Bright Cayman Sun

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) held its IMPACT17 Cayman event April 26-28, 2017, at the gorgeous Kimpton Seafire Resort on Grand Cayman. Aside from the fine dining and catamaran sail, attendees were served a wealth of Internet marketing and innovation intelligence and best practices. IMPACT17 Cayman brought together marketing thought leaders, business leaders and elected officials, all motivated to learn about the application of cutting-edge technologies and innovative marketing techniques few have tried.

“The Internet continues to transform every business, every consumer around the globe,” said IMA Chairman and CEO Sinan Kanatsiz. “And everyone who attends an IMPACT event comes away with the knowledge and motivation they need to take the Internet to the next level and redefine marketing in a technology-centric world.”

Here are some key highlights of the experience from among the over 40 distinguished speakers and legends in digital marketing:

  • Cayman Premier, the Honorable Alden McLaughlin, highlighted Cayman’s suitability to host the innovation of the IMA and pointed to developments like the Kimpton as evidence of robust growth on the islands.
  • Tamara Gaffney, Principal Analyst, Adobe Inc., shared her company’s vision of what the future may bring. For example, she noted that “as people are moving over to mobile devices, we’re not seeing growth in e-commerce” because mobile users spend less time on websites and are less likely to purchase.
  • Jeff Marcoux, CMO Lead for of Microsoft, addressed “The Science of Relationships” and how the brain receives information.
  • Vincent Walden, partner with Ernst & Young, outlined “Governance Best Practices for Digital Marketers.”
  • Victor Cho, CEO of Evite, gave a stirring presentation on the importance of face-to-face communication, particularly in a digital-centric world.
  • Eric Riviello, Director of Business Development for Cision’s PR Newswire, offered findings from the Cision annual survey of marketing professionals in a presentation titled “No More Excuses: From Business Expense to Business Driver.”

In addition, Audi spoke about their autonomous vehicle. And Ketel One Vodka showed an informative brand video on their history and background. During the conference, speakers also reported on several IMA initiatives, including the Women Leadership Group and IMA.EDU education effort.

“Positioning the Cayman business community around tech and innovation is a primary focus for Cayman Enterprise City,” said CEO Charles Kirkconnell. “Thanks in part to IMA and their global tech partners, we continue to achieve our desired outcome.”

The impressive roster of IMPACT17 Cayman speakers also included:

  • Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch, CEO
  • Akbar Jaffer, IMA, San Francisco Group Chairman
  • Alex Gray, IMA Canada, Chairman
  • Bill Eldien, Ketel One Vodka, CEO
  • Brian Wong, Kiip, CEO
  • Charlie Kirkconnell, Cayman Enterprise City, CEO
  • Don Simpson, MarketLinc, CEO
  • Eileen Keens, Yello, Marketing Manager
  • Faquiry Diaz, mxHero, Chairman
  • Hope Frank, Kiosked, CMO
  • Jaime Ford, Jet.com, Digital Marketing Analyst
  • Jeanniey Mullen, Mercer, Global CMO
  • Jeff Montejano, KCOMM, President
  • John Costello, Microsemi, VP Business Development
  • Kamin Samuel, Kamin Samuel Consulting, Business and Life Coach
  • Keiran Hutchinson, Ernst & Young, Partner
  • Keith Miller, Saffron Consultants, VP North America
  • Natalie Urquhart, Cayman National Gallery, Director
  • Reggie Judah, TV Liquidator, CEO
  • Rob McNabb, Logic Communications Cayman, CEO
  • Steve McIntosh, CML Offshore Recruitment, CEO
  • Thomas Bartke, EcomConvert, Founder
  • Tracy Morgan, nContext, Senior Director
  • Winston Conolly, Lainston, CEO
  • Yves Le Sieur, VDS Los Angeles, Head of Digital Marketing

The Startup Business Faceoff is also one of the most anticipated events at an IMA IMPACT event. And this year’s competition more than lived up to expectations. Selected to make their pitches were Feello, a new paradigm in real estate for matching buyers, sellers and agents; SALT Technology Group, a technology innovation and implementation firm; Scripsense, a platform facilitating philanthropy through everyday shopping; and TakeNote Global, a developer of a solution that allows students to notate and mark up books that they have rented.

Judges for the Startup Faceoff were Faquiry Diaz, Chairman, mxHero; Aaron Hillegass, CEO, Big Nerd Ranch; and Brian Wong, CEO, Kiip. The winners were Feello in the Professional category and TakeNote Global in the Student category.

Host sponsor for IMPACT17 Cayman was Cayman Enterprise City. The event was presented by Adobe, Cayman Media Park, the Internet Marketing Association, KCOMM, Kiip and Skylight Global. Partners included Arch Automotive, Berman Fisher, Big Nerd Ranch, Britcay, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Cayman National, Cision, CML, Ernst & Young, Evite, Island Air, Isofruit, Jet, Ketel One Vodka, Lainston, LinkedIn, Logic, MarketLinc, Mercer, Microsoft, mxHero, nContext, Pinnacle Media, Saffron, Trident Properties, TV Liquidator, VDS and Yello.

The next major Internet Marketing Association event on the horizon is the annual IMPACT conference in Las Vegas set for Sept. 28-30, 2017. For information on that event and the association, visit www.imanetwork.org.

About the Internet Marketing Association
The IMA is one of the most established Internet marketing professional groups in the world, with members in fields including sales, marketing, business leadership, programming, and creative development. The IMA provides a platform where proven Internet marketing strategies are demonstrated and shared to increase members’ value to their independent organizations. www.imanetwork.org

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Head of Public Relations, IMA
rachel@imanetwork.org

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2016 IMPACT Awards in Las Vegas Honor Exemplary Performance and Contributions in Internet Marketing

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A very special highlight today of the Internet Marketing Association’s IMPACT16 event held in Las Vegas was the presentation of the prestigious annual IMPACT Awards recognizing exceptional contributions to Internet marketing as well as outstanding projects and campaigns.

“The IMPACT Awards exemplify best-in-class creativity, expertise and results achieved by the top practitioners of Internet marketing across every business segment as well as non-profits, government and education,” said IMA Chairman Sinan Kanatsiz. “IMA is a unique resource for top professionals. Our fundamental goal is to build the leadership that will continue to drive this dynamic industry.”

2016 IMPACT Awards in Las Vegas Honor Exemplary Performance and Contributions in Internet Marketing
2016 IMPACT Awards in Las Vegas Honor Exemplary Performance and Contributions in Internet Marketing

This year’s awards included the following categories (see full winners list below):

Special Individual Recognition

  • Internet Person of the Year
  • Disrupter of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • CMO of the Year
  • Internet Marketer of the Year – Entertainment
  • Women’s Leadership Award
  • Women’s Networking Award
  • Women’s Lifestyle Award
  • Rising Star Up and Coming Woman Leader
  • Elected Official of the Year
  • Digital Marketing Real Estate Executive of the Year

Special Company Recognition

  • Innovator of the Year
  • Platform of the Year
  • Internet Marketing Company of the Year – Las Vegas
  • New Internet Marketing Company of the Year
  • Agency of the Year
  • Best New Venue by Digital Marketing
  • Best Inventory Management Platform

Project/Campaign Recognition

  • YouTube Informational
  • YouTube Theme/Creativity
  • Email Marketing Aesthetics
  • Email Marketing Strategic Campaign
  • Website Aesthetics
  • Website Content Layout
  • Website Navigation
  • Best Mobile Website
  • Organic Search Engine Optimization
  • Analytics and Measurement Email Marketing
  • Analytics and Measurement Social Media
  • Analytics and Measurement Predictive
  • App Development B2B
  • App Development B2C
  • Best Influencer App
  • Content Marketing Innovation
  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • Non-Profit Campaign
  • Best Infographic
  • Blog Engagement
  • Social Media Campaign Integrated Strategy
  • Social Media Campaign Community Engagement
  • Facebook Best Use
  • Pinterest Best Use
  • Instagram Best Use
  • Twitter Best Use

The IMPACT16 event also offered an extraordinary array of high-impact keynote presentations, panels on topics across the spectrum of Internet marketing, Start-up Battlefield 3, Women Leaders Group and a reception at the brand-new Skyfall Lounge at the Delano.

The Internet Marketing Association is one of the fastest growing professional organizations in the world and encompasses a wide range of educated professionals in sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, creative development and related fields.

For complete details and event registration, visit www.impact16.com.

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About the Internet Marketing Association

The IMA is one of the most established Internet marketing professional groups in the world, with members in fields including sales, marketing, business leadership, programming, and creative development. The IMA provides a platform where proven Internet marketing strategies are demonstrated and shared to increase members’ value to their independent organizations. www.imanetwork.org

IMA Launches Women’s Leadership Group at IMPACT16 Designed to Create Enriching Experiences

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) announced today the launch of its Women’s Leadership Group (WLG), an exclusive global community designed to create enriching experiences for both business and personal endeavors. The four key pillars of the WLG are Lead, Link, Live and Laugh.

“The WLG is different from any other women’s group or network. And that is by design. We take a personal interest in every member and help them achieve their personal goals,” noted WLG Chair Jeanniey Mullen. “That can take the form of making introductions to other members, helping them promote themselves or their company, or keeping them up to date on the latest trends in wine and chocolate pairing. We want our members to be empowered to become their absolute best. We want to be their inspiration.”

IMA Launches Women's Leadership Group at IMPACT16 Designed to Create Enriching Experiences
IMA Launches Women’s Leadership Group at IMPACT16 Designed to Create Enriching Experiences

Launch of the Women’s Leadership Group was announced at the IMA IMPACT16 annual conference during a main stage keynote and panel featuring Mullen, Global Marketing Leader, Mercer’s North America Innovation Hub; Neda Eaton, CEO, Irvine Public Schools Foundation; Maci Peterson, Founder, On Second Thought; Petra Neiger, CEO, Red Pantz; Briana Ramos, CEO, The Buzz Brand; and Hope Frank, CMO, Kiosked.

“The IMA is committed to educating and engaging global leaders around mission critical trends and topics. The influence and impact that women have on our businesses and economy is immense. With the launch of the Women’s Leadership Group, we will ensure we provide an authoritative voice on these critical issues moving forward,” said IMA CEO Sinan Kanatsiz.

Amplifying exemplary women’s efforts and educating members on how to achieve notable status in leadership is just one area of focus for the Women’s Leadership Group. Other areas include using a white-glove approach to creating strong networking within the WLG and IMA, offering mid-life mentoring for those women needing advice on how to overcome obstacles in achieving personal or professional success, and sharing humorous life lessons with each other to constantly remind us of our human side.

“I’m thrilled to be invited to be a part of this initiative,” said Neiger. “I appreciate the fact that the WLG is focusing on these four pillars as it’s so important to have a balanced approach to life. I love meeting people and am looking forward to learning from everyone I come in contact with–both personally and professionally. I can’t wait to see what happens next! ”

Membership in the IMA Women’s Leadership Group starts with a nomination. To make a nomination, visit http://www.imawomanleader.com.

About the Internet Marketing Association

The IMA is one of the most established Internet marketing professional groups in the world, with members in fields including sales, marketing, business leadership, programming, and creative development. The IMA provides a platform where proven Internet marketing strategies are demonstrated and shared to increase members’ value to their independent organizations.