The German Search Marketing Award, SEMY, brings together the best of the best in the industry to honour outstanding achievements in the categories SEO, SEA and online marketing personality.

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Members of the Jury for the 2017 SEMY Awards

Bastian Grimm
Bastian Grimm

President Organic Search

Jens Fauldrath
Jens Fauldrath

Founder and CEO

Philipp Klöckner
Philipp Klöckner

External Search Consultant

Christoph Baur
Christoph Baur

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter

Björn Wagner
Björn Wagner

Teamleiter Audience Development und Datenanalyse

Marcel Prothmann
Marcel Prothmann

President Paid Search

Machiel Schepers
Machiel Schepers

Online Marketing Specialist

Kerstin Pape
Kerstin Pape

Head of online marketing

Sebastian Grebasch
Sebastian Grebasch

Marketing Director

Sandra Finlay
Sandra Finlay

Konferenzleitung SMX München

Info / FAQ

The German Search Marketing Award, SEMY, brings together the industry to honour outstanding achievements in the categories SEO, SEA and online marketing personality. For the applicants SEMY provides the unique opportunity to show that they are the best in their field.

Submissions are accepted from 01/09/2016 to 15/12/2016.

General information and important dates

The German Search Marketing Award, SEMY, brings together the best of the best in the industry to honour outstanding achievements in the categories SEO, SEA and online marketing personality. On Tuesday, 14th March 2017 the lucky winners will be announced and celebrated in the historic “Wappenhalle” in Munich.

The third annual edition of the SEMY award will take place on the evening of the rst day of the leading conference for search marketing, SMX Munich. With over 3,000 attendees, including many top-tier decision-makers in SEM and online marketing, SMX offers the ideal platform for the presentation of the SEMYs.

Submission start: 01/09/2016
Submission deadline: 15/12/2016
Announcement of the shortlist: 19/01/2017
Award ceremony: 14/03/2017

Why submit?

  • You receive recognition from the industry.
  • You have the possibility to prove that your department/team performs outstandingly within the company.
  • By being nominated for or winning the SEMY, you give potential customers the chance to identify you as one of the best providers.
  • You show your existing customers that you do an exceptionally good job
  • You have the opportunity to meet the „who’s who“ of the industry and expand your network.

Who can submit?

Agencies, companies, associations, NGOs, political organizations and individuals who are active in the Online Marketing field.

A submission is possible in the 14 following categories:

SEO:
SEO Software Innovation
Best SEO Tool
Best SEO/Content Marketing Campaign
Best Small-Sized SEO/Content Marketing Campaign
Best SEO Agency

SEA:
SEA Software Innovation
Best SEA Suite
Best Specialized SEA Tool
Best SEA Campaign
Best Local SEA Campaign
Best Small-Sized SEA Campaign
Best SEA Agency

Online Marketing Personality:
Best In-house Online Marketing Team
Newcomer of the Year

There is no limit on the number of applications you may submit. You may submit multiple projects/campaigns/persons in one or even in different categories. The jury reserves the right to assign entries to a different category.

The organizer reserves the right to verify that the entries are suitable for the German Search Marketing Awards. There is no right of appeal. All submitted entries must be lawful. Inappropriate material will be excluded.

The submissions are treated strictly confidentially. Only the jury and the organizer Rising Media has access to the submitted materials.

How much is the submission fee?

A fee is payable for submission to the German Search Marketing Awards. The fee per entry is € 100.00 excl. VAT for your first submission. Further submissions by the same company, agency or institution are free of charge. For freelancers and companies with fewer than five employees, entry is free of charge. Upon receipt of the application documents you will receive an invoice.

When will the shortlist/nominees be announced?

The shortlist in each category includes 3 nominees who have the chance to win the German search marketing prize. The shortlist will be announced on 19/01/17 on the SEMY website www.semyawards.com. The nominees will also be notified by email.

Per nomination, one free ticket for the award ceremony is offered.

What happens during the award ceremony?

The third annual edition of the SEMY award will take place on the evening of the first day of the leading conference for search marketing, SMX Munich. With over 3,000 attendees, including many top-tier decision-makers in SEM and online marketing, SMX offers the ideal platform for the presentation of the SEMYs.

To realize the full networking potential of these two top events the SEMY after-party allies with the SMX after-party (SMX After Dark), at the “Wappenhalle”. This stylish venue is located close to the International Congress Center Munich, the SMX location, so that SMX delegates can easily attend the awards ceremony and join in the after-party to eat and drink together, establish valuable contacts and celebrate the online marketing scene.

Tickets for the award can be purchased here.

Sponsors

Interested in our exclusive sponsoring option?
Please contact Claudia Finlay for more information.

Claudia Finlay
Business Development Europe
Rising Media Ltd.
Phone: +49 (0) 89 7670 4459
Fax: +49 (0) 89 921 85034
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 8267 364
Email: claudia.finlay@risingmedia.de

Silber Sponsors

Majestic

Majestic

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Searchmetrics GmbH

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Searchmetrics is the global expert in search analytics software, empowering marketers to increase visibility and market share on the world‟s leading search engines. We create value by providing the best quality data. Searchmetrics´ robust SEO tool includes access to one of the largest, freshest online databases of 100 million keywords, 75 million domains and 90 search engine/country combinations. Clients and partners worldwide rely on Searchmetrics to maximise return from SEO investments with actionable insights that help better manage, improve and scale SEO campaigns.

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Bronze Sponsors

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XOVI

XOVI GmbH has been offering SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions for the online marketing industry since 2009, helping online marketers and businesses be more successful on the web. The company is founded on the XOVI online marketing suite. Using this unique search analysis software gives our clients a significant competitive advantage in search engine optimization and search engine- and affiliate marketing. XOVI collects, analyses, and presents all the relevant data necessary for successful online marketing. Maximising traffic through search engines, finding and employing the most valuable keywords, and building a reliable affiliate network are all made possible with XOVI. At XOVI, we are dedicated to continually developing our software, upgrading existing tools and implementing new features based on our expertise and your needs to ensure our suite meets the highest technological standards. Whatever the future may bring, XOVI guarantees to deliver innovative analysis and optimization capabilities.

eprofessional

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In 2016, the agency received the SEMY Award for being the “Best SEA Agency.” This year, the agency is shortlisted for four SEMY Awards: “SEA Software Innovation”, “Best SEA Special Tool”, “Best SEA Campaign” and “Best SEA Agency”.
eprofessional is located in Hamburg. As a 100-procent subsidiary of zanox AG it belongs to Axel Springer SE. Companies such as Vodafone, Hawesko and Frosta utilize the services of eprofessional.

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OnPage.org

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Peak Ace AG

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Webcertain.tv

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Refined Labs

With its flagship product Refined Ads, the company which was founded in February 2007 and is based in Munich offers leading-edge technology bringing global transparency to Online Marketing. With interfaces for SEA (Google AdWords, Microsoft adCenter, Yandex and Baidu), Affiliate Marketing (affilinet, Zanox and TradeDoubler), Facebook Ads, Retargeting (CRITEO), SEO, different display ad servers (ADITION, Flashtalking, mediaplex and adspirit), RTA (Active Agent, DataXu and metrigo) as well as web analysis systems the application is suited to the workflow and needs of medium- to large direct advertisers as well as agencies. It enables Cross-Channel-Tracking of the Customer Journey showing the Cross Channel Success (CC ROI and CC CPO). The integrated TV tracking with automated spot recognition enables you to optimise TV spots in terms of the online effect.

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Location

SEMY Award ceremony

March 14, 2017, Wappenhalle Munich

Wappenhalle Munich,
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 8
81829 München
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 89 – 89080 – 888

Wappenhalle Munich

Description of how to get there:

U-Bahn:
U2, Station “Messe-West”
More information you can find here. (Journey Planner from MVV Munich).

By car:
(Highway/Autobahn) A94, exit 5 (ICM Messe München-Riem)

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