Cartoonists and online publishers have cried foul after the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) announced the inclusion of five more categories for the 2012 NAMISA Annual Media Awards. The media groups said MISA-Malawi should not have left them out because they are also at the heart of media products worldwide.
Samsung Electronics, the long-time supporter of African football, is rallying fans across the continent to show their passion for the game by launching a series of interactive live and online events for fans to gather and share the excitement of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012, taking place in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea.
CLEVELAND, US: The 2012 Tabbies call for entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all B2B magazine editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers. Tabbies' partners include South Africa's SAFREA, and MPASA. [video]
PocketMedia Solutions, having already produced four runs of the eight-panel Z-Card, Maputo City Guide, has rolled out another pocket-sized guide ahead of the festive season, to ensure that tourists can find their way around the city with ease
ABU DHABI, UAE / JOHANNESBURG, SA: CNN International is launching a pan-EMEA advertising campaign designed to underline its claim to be the world's leading international news channel. The campaign seeks to build the profiles of its individual anchors, cementing their relationships with existing viewers and growing the channel's core audience.
Chikondi Chiumia of Alliance Media Malawi, a Blantyre-based billboard and airport advertising company which is part of the Alliance Media group, says that they have decided to support the Kachanga school because they operate the airport advertising concession at Blantyre's Chileka International Airport.
Out of Home Media South Africa, the trade association for the out of home media industry, has welcomed Penny Black, a company specialising in large format billboards, as a new member.
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
The First National Bank (FNB) Namibia have introduced a new Lifestyle Banking offering to its consumers, with a Z-Card produced by Pocket Solutions.The new offering provides consumers with four different lifestyle accounts.
Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.
The German Development Cooperation, in conjunction with the National Aids Council and other sponsors, have selected PocketMedia Solutions's pocket-sized Z-Card as a Maputo City Guide to be distributed at the 10th All Africa Games which takes place in Maputo, Mozambique from 3 - 18 September 2011.
LONDON, UK: Entries are now open for the London International Awards (LIA). To be eligible for entry into the awards, entries submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2010 and 31 July 2011.
BEIJING, CHINA: The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) and Firefly Millward Brown have identified 10 insights that advertisers need to take into account when using digital media to communicate.
CONCEPCIÓN, CHILE: Amphibious floating billboards are beginning to make frequent appearances along the coast and beaches of South America.
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.
MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: The final speakers have been confirmed for the fifth Festival of Media Global in Montreux.
LONDON, UK: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the line-up for this year's Film, Press and Outdoor Juries ahead of the festival taking place from 19-25 June. Three South Africans number among the jurors.
DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2068 entries from 21 countries, an overall increase of 52% versus last year. Entries have been submitted in 12 categories, including the newly launched Design category.
NEW YORK, US: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced its grand jury, representing 300 of the most respected and innovative minds in advertising and marketing from 50 countries worldwide ensuring diversity and unequalled fairness, according to the organisers. South Africa has seven representatives.
NEW YORK, US: The international creative community can now participate remotely in the ADC Young Guns 9 upcoming "A Young Guns Parade and Funeral March for Fighters and Lovers" kick-off event in New York via ADC's "I Fight For" project (www.adcyoungguns.org/enter/ifightfor/):
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
JOHANNESBURG: Launching a new campaign conceptualised for The Zimbabwean newspaper, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg have erected billboards across South Africa depicting nine, harrowing real life stories of life in Zimbabwe. The campaign is entitled 'Give a voice to the voiceless'.
MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: OMD and Starcom lead the agency networks in the shortlist for the Festival of Media Awards 2011. Ogilvy Johannesburg has been shortlisted for its South Africa Tourism campaign.
PARIS, FRANCE: Agence France-Presse (AFP) has signed up to a technical and commercial partnership in Asia, the Middle East and Africa with BlueFox, a content integrator specialised in digital signage (video, photo and text for public screens).
NEW YORK, US: This year, students are asked to focus all of their attention on one brand as they encourage people to support New York City's poor and homeless. The client is City Harvest, and their main mission is to help the 1.5 million New Yorkers currently who live in poverty and struggle to afford basic necessities like rent, medical costs, and food for their families.
NEW YORK, US: Judging for The One Club's One Show competitions will begin this week for One Show Design, followed later this month by The One Show and One Show Interactive, bringing together over 100 of the top creatives in the industry to judge the best advertising of the year.
LONDON, UK: The organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity have announced a new award, Holding Company of the Year, which will be presented for the first time at the 2011 Festival.