The ceremony was held in association with PubCon and recognized leading organizations, agencies and individuals in the search industry. With more than 22 different categories, winners were selected by a panel of 15 search experts, including Moz CEO Rand Fishkin, Bruce Clay of Bruce Clay Inc. and Bing Webmaster Tools senior product manager Duane Forrester.
The Grand Prix award was given to Catalyst Canada (on behalf of HSBC CMB USA), and Best Agency Award went to Elite SEM. President of aimClear, and Search Engine Land contributor Marty Weintraub was named US Search Personality of 2013.
Our own director of audience development Elisabeth Osmeloski and Search Engine Land contributing editor Greg Finn were on hand to accept the Best Blog award.
Full List of US Search Awards 2013 Winners:
Grand Prix: Catalyst Canada on behalf of HSBC CMB USA – Out of Home Search – Airports
Best Blog: Search Engine Land
Best Use of Search, Retail: Mannix Marketing – Rover Parts SEO
Best Use of Search, Finance: Havas Media – Aggressively Tackling the Competitive Financial Landscape
Best Use of Search, Travel/Leisure: Havas Media – Driving Growth in the Competitive Travel Market
Best Use of Search, Third Sector: Google Grants University: Matt Cardoni of Performics with the Marketing Academy of University of Iowa MBA program help 9 non-profits with free traffic and consulting
Best Local Campaign: Kenshoo – SIM Partners Velocity and Kenshoo Local Improve SEM ROI for Sonus Hearing Care Professionals
Best Low Budget Campaign: Advice Interactive Group – TryMunity – A Social Network for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign: SEO-PR – SEO-PR / Get City Dealz / Business Wire Multimedia Press Releases
Best Use of Social Media in a Search Campaign: Nebo – P.L.A.Y. Rescue Pledge
Best Integrated Campaign: Overit – KnowTheOdds
Best PPC Campaign: Catalyst Canada on behalf of HSBC CMB USA – Out of Home Search – Airports
Best SEO Campaign: Geary LSF – MegaPath SEO Campaign
Innovation: Catalyst Canada on behalf of HSBC CMB USA – Out of Home Search – Airports
Best PPC Management Software: Kenshoo Search
Best SEO Software: Linkdex – Enterprise SEO Software for 2014 and beyond
Best In House Team: Rasmussen College
Best Agency: Elite SEM
Young Search Professional of the Year: Fil Lourenco – Catalyst
US Search Personality of the Year: Marty Weintraub – aimClear