[SAN FRANCISCO and FRAMINGHAM, Mass.] – March 12, 2013 – The Game Marketing Awards (GMA), the first and only U.S. program established to honor the finest work created by game marketing professionals, today announced the finalists for its eighth annual program. The GMAs celebrates the best practices in marketing, promotion and advertising for the video game and interactive entertainment community. GMA winners will be announced at a special ceremony immediately following the 2013 Game Marketing Summit, which will take place on April 17 in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Top finalists of the 2013 Game Marketing Awards include:

  • Ubisoft
  • Activision
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Square Enix
  • g-NET
  • 2K
  • Ignited
  • The Ant Farm

“We are very pleased that so many amazing companies have chosen to participate in the 2013 Game Marketing Awards, the longest-running and most respected awards event recognizing the extraordinary work of video game marketers,” said Mary Dolaher, CEO of IDG World Expo, owner of the Game Marketing Summit. “On behalf of GMS and its Board of industry-leading marketing executives, we look forward to honoring the best of the best on April 17.”

The Game Marketing Summit, formerly known as MI6, is a must-attend annual event for video game marketing professionals. The one-day conference brings together leading industry marketing and brand executives to discuss, deliberate, debate and celebrate the issues, opportunities and successes driving the interactive entertainment industry. The day culminates with the Game Marketing Awards Show where top creative work produced by and for the video game marketing community is showcased and honored.

For a complete list of GMA 2013 finalists and details on the Game Marketing Summit, visit

About Game Marketing Summit

The Game Marketing Summit and Awards celebrates marketing excellence overall, while providing an all-inclusive forum for common thought, bond and community. For additional speaker information and details about the event, please visit

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld / iWorld, the MacIT® Conference, the Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3®), Anime Expo®, The Game Marketing Summit, Enterprise MobileNext (mNext), and Macworld Mobile. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.


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