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SOURCE Mobile Marketing Association
Brands, Agencies and Innovators Rise to the Top of the Exploding Mobile Marketing Industry
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As mobile technology and capabilities advance; creativity, innovation and impressive results in mobile marketing set the stage for a future of what's possible. After weeks of pre-screening from a panel of leading marketers and mobile experts, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) today released the finalists for the coveted 2014 Global Smarties™ Awards.
The shortlist, which includes close to 100 campaigns from 30 countries, represents those who are blazing new trails exhibiting bravery and innovation across the sizzling and competitive mobile marketing ecosystem. Now in its tenth year, the Global Smarties architects benchmarks and awards best-in-class mobile work from around the world. Judging of the Global Smarties shortlist takes place today in New York.
"I am honored to be leading the formidable group of brands and agencies through what I expect will be an animated day of debate and discussion as we dig deeper into each of the campaigns to determine the winners of the sought after Global Smarties," said Daniel Bonner, Global Chief Creative Officer of Razorfish. "Being at the center of discovering who is pushing the envelope and seeing great results with mobile marketing is what the Smarties awards are all about."
"The MMA Global Smarties Awards Program inspires the industry to reimagine their marketing strategies with mobile at the helm and move the needle for mobile marketing creativity, innovation and effectiveness," said Sheryl Daija, Chief Strategy Officer, MMA. "Even more so we are seeing mobile transform businesses to bring brands and consumers closer than ever before."
The 2014 Smarties shortlist include the following submissions:
MARKETING STRATEGY AWARDS
Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversion
Product / Services Launch
Relationship Building / CRM
Social Impact / Not For Profit
Wearables Impact on Marketing (NEW)
CHANNEL/MEDIA STRATEGY AWARDS
Cross Media Integration
Cross Mobile Integration
Cross Screen Advertising
In-App or Gaming Advertising
Native Advertising (NEW)
Use of Mobile Social Media
Video / Rich Media
In addition to the categories outlined, there will also be Smarties Industry Awards presented to recognize the top brand marketer, agency, media company and technology enabler. The Global Smarties award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, culminating the mobile marketing's flagship MMA SM2 Innovation Summit, in New York City.
Additionally the short-lists for the regional and in-country Smarties for APAC, EMEA, LATAM, North America, China, India, South Africa, Turkey and UK will be announced over the next couple of weeks.
For more information on the Smarties, please visit: www.mmaglobal.com/events/the-smarties/2014/overview
About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
The MMA is the world's leading global non-profit trade mobile marketing association comprised of more than 800 member companies, from nearly fifty countries around the world. Our members hail from every faction of the mobile marketing ecosystem including brand marketers, agencies, mobile technology platforms, media companies, operators and others. The MMA's mission is to accelerate the transformation and innovation of marketing through mobile, driving business growth with closer and stronger consumer engagement. Anchoring the MMA's mission are four core pillars; to cultivate inspiration by driving the innovation for the Chief Marketing Officer; to build the mobile marketing capabilities for the marketing organizations through fostering know- how and confidence; to champion the effectiveness and impact of mobile through research providing tangible ROI measurement; and advocacy. Additionally MMA industry-wide committees work collaboratively to develop and advocate global best practices and lead standards development.
Mobile Marketing is broadly defined as including advertising, apps, messaging, mCommerce and CRM on all mobile devices including smart phones and tablets. Members include, American Express, AdChina, Colgate - Palmolive, Dunkin' Brands, Facebook, Google, Group M, Hewlett Packard, Hilton Worldwide, Kellogg Co., L'Oréal, MasterCard, McDonalds, Microsoft, Mondelez International, Inc. Pandora Media, Procter & Gamble, R/GA, The Coca-Cola Company, The Weather Company, Unilever, Visa, Vodafone, Walmart, xAd, Zenith Optimedia and many more. The MMA's global headquarters are located in New York with regional operations in Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), Latin American (LATAM) and Asia Pacific (APAC). For more information about the MMA please visit www.mmaglobal.com
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