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Dear GMA Partners and Members,

We have some regrettable news to share surrounding GMAs for 2016. As you may have heard, IDG is currently up for sale, which has affected the transition of GMA to PromaxBDA. Unfortunately, for that reason, we must cancel the GMA Symposium scheduled for April 27. We share your disappointment over this turn of events, and wanted to speak directly with our members and partners as soon as it became clear that the April 27 GMA Symposium would no longer be possible.

However we don't want our disappointment about the Symposium to overshadow our excitement for what's shaping up to be a strong year for GMA submissions. The Game Marketing Awards 2016 competition remains in full swing, and will continue as planned. The awards team has been receiving a constant stream of amazing work from this past year, and we will honor our commitment to celebrate the innovation and creativity of our industry throughout this transition.

First round judging will begin in late March, with 2nd round Jury voting wrapping at the end of the month to determine the winners of this year's competition. We will announce the winners in April and celebrate your victory via a dedicated website and digital commemorative awards book. We will also honor all of the winners at a holiday event later this year.

We will explore options to return with more robust, exciting, and relevant programming for 2016 and beyond with regular updates to our members and partners about our plans for the coming months.

Our ultimate mission is to create a peer community celebrating innovation and best practices, while providing creative inspiration, education, and career development in the game marketing industry.

Thank you for your continued support of GMA.


GMA Board of Governors

A refund will be provided to all guests that registered for the GMA Symposium. For inquiries, please contact Stacy La Cotera at stacy@promaxbda.org or 310.789.1503.

Refunds will be provided to all registered guests.
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