SOURCE: Technology Association of GA

Technology Association of GA

October 14, 2010 00:00 ET

Finalists Announced for Technology Association of Georgia First Annual 2010 Tech Marketing Awards

Lance Weatherby, Georgia Technology Industry Luminary, Announced as Master of Ceremonies for Awards Gala on November 18 to Celebrate Innovative Marketing Leaders in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) -  TAG Marketing, a society of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia's premier organization for technology marketing events, announced today finalists for the first annual Tech Marketing Awards. Open to all Georgia-based technology marketers, the Tech Marketing Awards recognize Georgia's most innovative marketing leaders.

Winners will be announced at the 2010 Tech Marketing Awards Gala on Thursday, November 18 at the J.B. Fuqua rooftop pavilion atop the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in downtown Atlanta. Mr. Lance Weatherby will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Mr. Weatherby is well-known in Georgia's marketing and technology communities. A Startup Catalyst at the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech, Weatherby's professional achievements and positive impact on Georgia's technology community are significant. He spearheaded the effort to bring Startup Weekend to Atlanta, led CipherTrust's marketing efforts, launched Earthlink's wireless group and directed business development, marketing, product development and product management at Mindspring. 

"I am so honored to be selected to play a role in the 2010 Tech Marketing Awards," said Weatherby. "I am looking forward to spending a great night in a wonderful location with the best technology marketers in the business."

Representing Georgia's "best of the best" in the fusion of marketing and technology, the 2010 Tech Marketing Awards honor individual excellence and achievements in ten categories. Following are the finalists in each category for this year's awards:

  • Chief Marketing Officer of the Year (under $10M annual revenue)
    • Anthony Cooper, E-Verifile
    • Jeremy Mason, Unicoi
    • Michael Trader, M2Sys
  • Chief Marketing Officer of the Year (over $10M annual revenue)
    • Kevin Hegebarth, GMT
    • Kevin Kowalski, IHG
    • Chris Thornton, Definition6
  • Corporate Marketer of the Year (under $10M annual revenue)
    • Laura Folio, Pardot
    • Rod Witmond, Cardlytics
  • Corporate Marketer of the Year (over $10 annual revenue)
    • Lincoln Barrett, IHG
    • David Sutton, NuBridges
  • Search Engine Marketer of the Year
    • Rick Batchelor, Qiigo
    • Kimm Lincoln, NeboWeb
    • Raphael Rivilla, BKV
  • Email Marketer of the Year
    • Simms Jenkins, Brightwave Marketing
  • Mobile Marketer of the Year
    • Debbie Carpenter, UPS
    • Jerry Gentemann, Mobilize Worldwide
    • Michael Tavani, Scoutmob
  • Social Media Marketer of the Year
    • John Trader, M2Sys
    • Jamie Turner,
  • Up & Coming Marketer of the Year (under 30 years old)
    • Mariya Babaskina, MealpayPlus
    • Brian Boudreaux, Arketi Group
    • Ruth Mitcham, Brightwave Marketing
    • Kyle Wegner, BKV
    • Jessica Wine, Paymetric
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 
    • Tony Quin, IQ Agency
    • Dave Williams, BLINQ Media

For more information on the Tech Marketing Awards Gala event on November 18, please visit Sponsors for the event include Presenting Sponsors Mailchimp and ML&S Worldwide, and Contributing Sponsors Cbeyond, NeboWeb, and Primus Software. TAG Marketing's 2010 sponsors include Arketi Group, NeboWeb and Lassiter & Associates

About Technology Association of Georgia:
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support its members by generating opportunities for personal, professional and business growth. By forging strategic alliances, TAG serves as a primary catalyst to foster a rich environment for economic development in Georgia's technology community. TAG is made up of over 10,500 members representing technology leaders from over 1,400 Georgia-based companies, affiliated technology and business organizations. For more information on TAG, visit

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