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Finalists Announced for TAG Fourth Annual 2013 Tech Marketing Awards


Entrepreneur and GPB host Richard Warner, to emcee event

celebrating Innovative Marketing Leaders in Georgia


ATLANTA – October 25, 2013 – The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Marketing Society, today announced the finalists for the fourth annual Tech Marketing Awards which will be held on November 7th, at the Defoor Centre in Atlanta.


The Tech Marketing Awards honors the best in digital and technology-driven marketing.  Richard Warner, CEO of What’s Up Interactive and host of GPB’s "Georgia’s Business," will  once again serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event, which will honor this year’s  Lifetime Achievement Award recipient  as well as 10 category winners chosen from among the following finalists:


Marketing Exec of the Year

  • Paul Carmody, Cbeyond
  • Jason Swenk, Payscape Advisors
  • Phil Dolan, Navicure
  • Leigh Asher-Rabun, Fiserv
  • Ken Robbins, Responsive Mine Interactive

Integrated Marketer of the Year

  • Debbie Bellamy, LexisNexis
  • Melinda Champagne, PMG
  • Dave McMullen, redpepper
  • Timothy Niziak, VoAPPs
  • Christian Pillat, Qiigo


Mobile Marketer of the Year

  • Jay Huffman, Qiigo

Up & Coming Marketer of Year

  • Emily Gay, Omnilink
  • Jennifer Vickery, Nebo
  • Omri Levin, Search Discovery

Search Engine Marketer of the Year

  • Kimm Lincoln, Nebo
  • Nick Guastella, Qiigo
  • Alex Membrillo, Cardinal Web Solutions

Analytics Marketer of the Year

  • Scott Williford, vLink Solutions, Inc.
  • Tatiana Restrepo, Nebo
  • Lee Blankenship, Search Discovery

Social Media Marketer of the Year

  • Fergus Thomas, Irban Group
  • Jessica Otero, Cbeyond
  • Fatima Hanif, AT&T

Email Marketer of the Year

  • Shannon Renz, Internap

PR Executive

  • Shana Keith, Cox Communications
  • Helga Ojinmah, Cbeyond
  • Laura Coerper, Global Payments, Inc.

“We look forward to having Richard join us once again to host the fourth annual TAG Tech Marketing Awards. These awards spotlight the impressive marketing talent in our community, and it’s an honor to recognize their achievements,” said Ben Reed, TAG Marketing Board Chair and Partner of PitchMaps.”

The Featured Sponsor for this year’s event is The Pedowitz Group, the VIP Sponsor is SiriusDecisions and the Dinner Sponsor is Verizon.

For more information on attending or sponsoring the 2013 Tech Marketing Awards, please visit:  or contact Julianne McCannon at



About TAG Marketing

TAG Marketing is a society within the Technology Association of Georgia (Tag) that helps marketing professionals grow their companies and achieve greater financial success through technology.


In addition to networking and learning opportunities, TAG Marketing provides almost 4,000 members with firsthand exposure to marketing tools, programs, resources and the people who lead our technology-driven economy. For more information on TAG Marketing, visit . Follow us on Twitter @TAG_MKTG.



About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 27,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah.  TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.


TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.


For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at


To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit


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