Google Online Marketing Challenge is a global university competition that gives students hands-on exposure to online marketing. Each team receives equivalent of $200 to work with local company and create an online marketing campaign. "We're delighted that 3,034 teams from 60 countries participated in 2010 Challenge, representing an increase of 39% from last year and making the Challenge one of world's largest university competitions," Google announced.
"global winners of the Challenge: Lauren Williams, Ganesh Chaudhari, Jeeana Atmarow, Allison Miller, Mohammed Assiri and Hui Min Chua from University of Western Australia, who promoted the kids' novel The Adventures of Charlie & Moon. Over three week campaign, the novel's website saw a huge jump in visits—nearly 800%. The team will visit Googleplex in Mountain View, California and each of the members will receive a laptop for their great performance in the Challenge," says Google.
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