The International Classified Marketplace Association Innovation Award is an annual recognition of creativity and innovation in the classified advertising industry. The award is organized by ICMA and it is an open competition for members and non-members of the association.
The ICMA Board of Directors will designate the jury of the award and the applications are judged on novelty, creativity, results, sustainability and presentation.
The winners will be announced during the ICMA Innovation Award Gala Ceremony in Vienna on Friday, 4th of May 2018.
WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
ICMA "Don’t stop me now!" Innovation award – for most innovative product
This award goes to the company that created a very innovative product over the year of 2017. Innovations can be understood as genuinely new ideas, or as new or improved ways of implementation. The likeliness that these new innovations can be sustained and have significant, long-lasting and increasing impact as well as scalability will be considered.
ICMA "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" Marketing award – for best marketing idea
This award recognises and rewards brilliance in the field of marketing. Creativity in raising awareness and originality delivered by industry marketers will be the key evaluation points. Jury is interested in finding the most creative and efficient campaigns of promoting classified marketplaces online or offline.
ICMA "Show Me the Money!" Profit award - most profitable product Jury is looking to find the product or solution that in 2017 has proved to be most profitable. Award will go to the solution that managed to return investment very quickly after implementation and managed to increase company’s revenue stream.
ICMA "Virtual insanity" Technology award– for most revolutionary tech implementation
Award aims to highlight the key tech players in our industry. Advances in Technology that created more efficiency, cost effectivity and have provided firms with an invaluable reach to clients and customers is what the jury will be looking for. This section is also open for service providers.
To submit your nomination, please fill out this form
Deadline for submissions is 15 February 2018. The submissions should ONLY be submitted via submission form.
ICMA SPRING CONFERENCE
Marketplaces: vertical, mobile, transactional – is the topic for this spring’s ICMA conference in Vienna. Event takes place at Hotel Sofitel Stephansdom on the 3rd and 4th of May 2018. A few speakers have been confirmed so far and agenda is being developed. Among the confirmed speakers we have:
• Finn Age Hänsel, Managing Director at Movinga
• Polina Montano, Co-Founder and COO at Job Today
• Martha de la Torre Co-Founder and CEO at El Clasificado
• Karsten Wikke, CEO at Ofir & MatchWork
• Gizem Moral Kunter, CEO of Emlakjet
Early Bird Registration is open for this event and can be made through the ICMA’s webpage.
More information on the event can be found here.
ICMA conferences are held twice a year and for this spring the chosen location is Vienna, Austria. Previous editions have been organised in Amsterdam, Berlin, Tallinn, Bern or Cologne. Next fall’s event will be held in Malta.
International Classified Marketplace Association (ICMA) is the global community of leading players in the Digital Classified Marketplace Industry. ICMA’s community has recognised the need to act together to build capabilities and support members in responding effectively to the many challenges facing our Industry. We are dedicated to promoting excellence, knowledge sharing, market leadership, benchmarking and innovation at every level amongst our international membership. ICMA has member companies from 32 countries. Our publishers encompass high-quality classified ad and marketplace publications and websites worldwide.
Submit your nomination for the ICMA Marketplace Innovation Award
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