2012 Google Online Marketing Challenge Winners

Global Winner

The Global Winning team comes from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland, under Professor Tymoteusz Doligalski. The team of Piotr Wawrysiuk, Kamil Borkowski, Joanna Sakowska, Aneta Maliszewska, and Łukasz Kanownik worked with roweryembassy.pl, a bicycle company in Warsaw that specializes in beach cruisers. Check out their Pre-Campaign and Post-Campaign reports for more details. The team is the first ever Global Winner to come from Europe.

Regional Winners

The Asia Pacific Winner comes from the University of Asia and the Pacific in the Philippines, under Professor Kahlil Corazo. The team of Hannah Ishael Tan, Danna Anne Marie Lee, and Kyne Darby Santos worked with oliviaandfifth.multiply.com, a fashion boutique. Find out more in their Pre-Campaign and Post-Campaign reports.

The Americas Winner comes from James Madison University in Virginia, under Professor Theresa Clarke. The team of Rachel Krause, Tara Goode, and Nicole Behr worked with tripleccamp.com, a summer day camp and challenge course located in Virginia. See their Pre-Campaign and Post-Campaign reports for more details.

The Europe Winner comes from the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) in Germany, under Professor Mario Fischer. The team of Urs Merkel, Christian Pregitzer, Martin Gelowicz, and Stefanie Niggemann worked with neofab.de, an online fashion accessories boutique. Check out their Pre-Campaign and Post-Campaign reports for more details.

The Middle East/Africa Winner comes from Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, under Professor Sarit Moldovan. The team of Alex Zhitnitsky, Oshri Rozenheck, and Boris Fridman worked with the perach.org.il, a mentoring/tutoring program for disadvantaged children.

Social Media Award Winners

This year's Global Winner comes from the University of Texas at Austin under Professor Lisa Dobias. The team of Caroline Snavely, Kristin Carden, Kimberly Bolton, Erika Willrodt and Ellen Webb worked with The Impeccable Pig, a fashion boutique with five locations and an online store.

The Asia Pacific Winner comes from Edith Cowan University in Australia, under Professor Katrina Hibbs. The team of Elliot Crewe, Mohamed Athif, Darel Coutinho, Kirsty Watkins, Greg Murray, and Luke Ramponi worked with Blackwood River Houseboats, a houseboat rental company in South West Australia.

The Americas Winner comes from University of South Florida, under Professor Scott Liu. The team of Raneshia Lawrence, Ryan Sauer, Sean Kernan, Elise Fisher, Krista West, and Cori O'Brien worked with Cigar City Brewing, a craft brewery and tasting room.

The Europe Winner comes from INESDI – Instituto de Innovación Digital de las Profesiones in Spain, under Professor Roberto Garcia. The team of Eduardo Cerezo Carrera, Marta Gomez Gil, and Mari­a Susana Morin Vargas worked with Asociación Protégeles, the Center for Internet Safety for children in Spain.

The Middle East/Africa Winner comes from Bethlehem University in the West Bank, under Professor Nadira Alaraj. The team of Hiba Stephan, Dina Massad, Ameer Salameh,Bishara Al Hodali, Orianna Salameh, and Zaid Hilal worked with the Al-Harah Theater, a community theater in Beit Jala, West Bank.

Social Impact Award Winners

1st place is awarded to Alex Zhitnitsky, Oshri Rozenheck and Boris Fridman, who were taught by Professor Sarit Moldovan and worked on behalf of nonprofit partner perach.org.il, a nonprofit organization based in Israel that matches children from underprivileged backgrounds with student mentors.

2nd place goes to Ginger Greey, Barbie Bird, Scott MacDonald and Beth Saunders, who were taught by Professor Lyle Wetsch and worked on behalf of nonprofit partner aiesec.org, a youth leadership organization that aims to create global youth leaders.

3rd place is awarded to Rahul Anand, Shruti Dhandhania, Arpit Bramhachari and Avinash Kumar, who were taught by Professor Abhijit Mustafi and worked on behalf of nonprofit partner teachforindia.org, an organization that promotes educational equity in India.