Forbes Africa on Friday, 20 July 2012, opened nominations for the inaugural Forbes Africa AdAwards. Forbes Africa will pay tribute to the stars in the advertising industry across Africa at a gala dinner and awards ceremony which will take place at Urban Tree, in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 October2012. The closing date for entries is 31 August 2012.
The awards aims to celebrate the excellence of agency networks and individuals across the continent and to be noted as the premier awards ceremony in the advertising industry. These awards will acknowledge agencies across Africa to encourage and drive them to new levels of performance with the goal of being ranked amongst the top listed in Africa.
"We are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of the AdAwards and Forbes Africa is very proud to be a part of the African Renaissance of growth and upliftment across our continent", said the general manager of Forbes Africa, Davlynne Lidbetter.
The categories include:
Forbes Africa Network Agency of the Year
Forbes Africa Advertising Leader of the Year
Africa Agency of the Year
Campaign of the Year, Africa
Brand of the Year, Africa
Celebrity of the Year, Africa
Sustainable Brand of the Year, Africa
Forbes Africa will also publish a Forbes Africa AdAwards special publication which will be distributed with the October 2012 edition of the magazine. The Forbes Africa AdAwards publication will be the ultimate guide of the top ranked agencies in Africa for 2012.
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