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Presented at the DMA2013 Conference, Inaugural Award Honors Search Marketing Innovators

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 13, 2013 – The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm and the largest independent U.S. search marketing agency, today announced the first annual Stars of Search Award, recognizing excellence and innovation in search marketing. Winners will be honored at the Direct Marketing Association annual conference, DMA2013.

“Search marketing isn’t just SEO or paid search anymore, and we have seen incredible innovation come out of the industry. This innovation should be recognized,” said Alec Green, vice president of marketing, The Search Agency. “From testing new strategies, implementing new technology, or driving better results through new advertising formats, we want to bring the industry’s best and brightest to the forefront and acknowledge the work they’ve done to break new ground in search marketing.”

Stars of Search 2013 honors search marketers who uphold and exemplify overall excellence and innovation in the fields of paid search, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, mobile marketing, comparison shopping, and search retargeting. Nominees will undergo review by a panel of search marketing experts, from The Search Agency, the DMA, and other industry influencers. Further details of Stars of Search 2013,

  • Eligibility – Starting today, Stars of Search 2013 is open to any level of client-side and brand marketers. Nominees must have overall responsibility for the brand’s search marketing campaigns. Consultants, agency employees or employees at marketing services firms are ineligible but are encouraged to nominate clients for consideration.
  • Nominations – All nominations are due by July 26 and will be reviewed by a judging panel of search marketing experts. Three winners will be notified by Aug. 7.
  • Winners and the prize – Stars of Search 2013 winners will receive a full conference pass to the DMA2013conference in Chicago, in addition to recognition at the Monday afternoon keynote. All winners will be profiled on the Stars of Search award page and interviewed on The Search Agents blog.

For additional information and to nominate a search marketer, visit

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