SES Awards Finalists Announced


Search Engine Strategies today named 43 search engine marketers as finalists for the SEM conference’s first annual SES Awards.

The 16 winners will be announced throughout SES San Jose during Orion and keynote panels, which are being held August 18-21 at the San Jose Convention Center.

The SES Award Finalists in the following categories are:

Best Search Engine Ad Platform
Call Genie’s CG Advantage
LookSmart AdCenter
SendTec – SearchFactz

Search Engine with Most Relevant Search Results
Expert System’s Cogito Focus (Shift Communications) (Madison Alexander)

Most Innovative New Search Engine
YellowBot (Young & Associates)
Expert System’s Cogito Focus (Shift Communications)

Technology Platform Search Marketers Can’t Live Without
Enquisite (
Covario, Inc. (JHG Townsend)
Kenshoo Search – SEM Platform (Kenshoo Ltd)

Best SEM Technology Platform for SMBs
Enquisite (

Most Innovative Use of Search Engine Optimization
NikeStore (Range Online Media)
DoubleClick Performics
Where 2 Get It Search Locator

Most Innovative Paid Search Campaign
Building Blocks for LEGO’s Paid Search Media (iCrossing)
Four Seasons Hotels and Resort (Acronym Media)

Best Social Media Marketing Campaign
Alberto-Culver Nexxus (iProspect)
Beaches of South Walton (

Best Business-to-Business Search Marketing Campaign
Microsoft Small Business Center (iProspect)
Enquiro Search Solutions, Inc.

Best Multi-National Search Marketing Campaign
iCrossing Integrates Global Search Campaign for iCrossing
Acronym Media/SAP

Best Use of Local Search
The Container Store (Range Online Media)
Storage West Self Storage (Young & Associates)
US Small Business Administration-Business Gateway Initiative

Best Integration of Search with Other Media
The Tudors/Showtime (Outrider)
Jaguar XF Oscars (MEC Interaction)

Most Effective Use of Web Analytics
World Travel Holdings – (iProspect)
iCrossing Measures Results with Mazda Analytics (iCrossing)
Four Seasons Hotels and Resort (Acronym Media)

Best Web Analytics Platform
Coremetrics (Lewis PR)

Most Advertiser-Friendly Search Engine
Call Genie Interact Voice

Editor’s Choice
(The Editor’s Choice award winner will be selected
exclusively by the SES Awards editorial staff.)

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