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Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010

LONDON, UK: The global advertising industry climbed out of recession last year and posted a 10.6% year-on-year increase to US$503 billion* based on published rate cards from the Global AdView Pulse, a new report released by The Nielsen Company.

11 Apr 2011

Algerian writers denounce ban on Egyptian books

ALGIERS: Several Algerian writers and intellectuals have signed a petition denouncing organisers of Algeria's international book fair for banning books from Egypt in a dispute over football.

26 Aug 2010

Fall in entries for Digital Loeries points to adoption issues

Wading through the near endless amount of PR on the digital transformation and seamless integration of digital into the advertising world, it must be a little disconcerting for Clint Bryce, chairman of both the Digital and Online Advertising judging panels of the 2010 Loerie awards, to see entries in these categories decline this year in spite of steady growth in online ad spend.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 17 Aug 2010

TV's world cup, but real growth for online too

TV owned the 2010 FIFA World Cup. There, I said it. While the Internet increasingly owns breaking news and the various South African news portals came up with numerous strategies for making their world cup content as engaging as possible, it could not even attempt to mimic the vibe of families, friends, even communities, gathering together in the real world in front of TV screens to follow the main matches.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 8 Jul 2010

World cup closing ceremony details

The 30-minute night-time closing ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place at 6.30pm on Sunday, 11 July 2010, at Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium - ahead of the final. It will be broadcast live in 215 countries to an audience in excess of 500 million viewers, according to the Local Organising Committee (LOC), and will feature 780 cast members and some of South Africa and Africa's top musicians and dancers.

7 Jul 2010

Brits ashamed to be English

LONDON, UK: A survey of more than 1600 football fans in response to England's departure from the 2010 World Cup has found that 62% are 'ashamed' to be English and just 19% believe Fabio Capello should retain his position as national manager.

2 Jul 2010

Emirates takes young Football for Hope players under its wing

DUBAI, UAE/JOHANNESBURG: Emirates, the award-winning airline of the United Arab Emirates, is helping a team of Australian youths get off to a flying start at the Football for Hope Festival 2010 in Johannesburg.

29 Jun 2010

Enter your World Cup newspaper design

INDIA: Indian website Newspaper Designing is conducting another international newspaper design competition, focusing exclusively on the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Entries, which are free, close on 11 August 2010 and there is no limit to the amount of entries submitted.

24 Jun 2010

World Cup - a view from Egypt

Not surprisingly, World Cup gripped the continent from the moment South Africa was awarded the right to stage the event, and that fever has been gathering steam ever since.

21 Jun 2010

FIFA finally joins the party... on Twitter

FIFA released a press statement yesterday evening, Thursday, 10 June 2010, informing the world that its president, Joseph S Blatter, has joined Twitter.

10 Jun 2010

Zuma welcomes teams, fans, hails legacy

President Jacob Zuma put aside his family troubles for a while yesterday, Sunday, 6 June 2010, to have a joyful moment with local and international journalists, whom he addressed at his Pretoria presidential guesthouse on the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 7 Jun 2010

International Broadcast Centre ready to welcome 2010 media

The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) is up and running and ready to welcome 13 000 accredited journalists and 179 licensee broadcasting entities from 70 countries around the world who will produce images and sounds and all the excitement of the 2010 FIFA World Cup under the blessing and supervision of France-based Host Broadcast Services (HBS).

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 24 May 2010

'Confident' SABC announces 2010 broadcast plans

The SABC, as the FIFA World Cup's official broadcaster, announced its broadcasting plans for the tournament on Thursday, 13 May 2010. Peter Kwele, 2010 projects GM, said the SABC is confident that it will deliver the World Cup as it has never been done before.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 13 May 2010

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