Welcome to the 2014 Google Online Marketing Challenge
The Google Online Marketing Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to experience and create online marketing campaigns using Google AdWords and Google+. Over 65,000 students and professors from almost 100 countries have participated in the past 6 years.
With a $250 AdWords advertising budget provided by Google, students develop and run an online advertising campaign for a business or non-profit organization over a three week period. The teams that develop and communicate the most successful campaigns win awesome prizes, including trips to Google offices. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the optional Google+ Social Media Marketing category by creating and managing a Google+ Page for their clients over a five week period.
The Challenge is open to student teams of three to six members from undergraduate or graduate programs, regardless of their major. All students must register under a verified faculty member, lecturer or instructor currently employed by an accredited higher education institute. Visit Discover GOMC to learn more about the Challenge and how to participate.
2013 GOMC Winners
The Global Winning team comes from the University of the Philippines in the Philippines. The team worked with Sun Cruises Philippines, which specializes in providing ferry as well as tour services to Corregidor Island.
The Americas Winner comes from the University of Houston in Texas. The team worked with Children’s Museum of Houston, a non-profit with the mission of “Transforming communities through innovative, child centered learning”.
The Asia Pacific Winner comes from Asian Institute of Management. The team worked with the Happily Unmarried based in India, specializing in selling unique lifestyle products.
The Europe Winner comes from the Turku School of Economics in Finland. The team worked with gTIE, a Finnish designer of innovative and stylish design neckwear and fashion accessories.
The Middle East/Africa winner comes from the Mansoura University in Egypt. The team worked with Aldaryan, a foundation for the free distance learning academy.