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New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014 08:19


2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners

BEIJING, CHINA: The winners of the 2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards, honouring the best in Asia Pacific's digital marketing, have been announced.

18 Nov 2013 15:05


Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013 05:49


The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013 09:07


Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012 08:23


Digital Asia Festival announces jury line-up preliminary judging gets underway

BEIJING, CHINA: With just over four weeks until the Digital Asia Festival kicks off, the organisers have announced that over 600 entries from 14 countries have been received into the 2012 awards.

9 Oct 2012 11:09


The Listerine flipbook

HONG KONG, CHINA: The challenge... Mouthwash giant, Listerine, needed an innovative new way to get the people of Hong Kong talking about its products. Listerine is claimed to banish the taste of food after meals along with the bacteria that cause bad breath, giving its users fresh breath for up to 12 hours.

17 Aug 2012 08:47


Digital Asia Festival: Open for entries, delegate registrations

BEIJING, CHINA: The newly launched Digital Asia Festival, the two-day event for learning, networking and celebrating the best that Asia's digital marketing industry has to offer, incorporating the well-established Digital Media Awards, is now open for entries and delegate registrations.

10 Jul 2012 05:55


Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival winners

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival has been brought to a close with its 10th Awards Ceremony, seeing the much-anticipated winners announced, honoured and celebrated.

30 Apr 2012 08:23


Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival opens this week

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Opening this Thursday in Shanghai, the two-day Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival, aims to offer attendees a compelling programme of seminars and discussions, networking opportunities and a gala awards presentation honouring clients and their agencies for marketing strategies that deliver solid results that transform businesses and brands.

25 Apr 2012 05:39


Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).

30 Mar 2012 07:54


Record entries into Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival has announced that a record 971 entries have been received into the annual awards, an increase of 12% on last year making them the biggest in their 10 year history.

12 Mar 2012 09:08


International AME Awards announces 2012 shortlist

NEW YORK, US: The International AME Awards, now in its 18th year of honouring the world's best work in advertising and marketing effectiveness, has announced the shortlist for the 2012 competition.

22 Feb 2012 11:35


Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012 12:14


BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Chinese Brands 2012

BEJING, CHINA: Commissioned by WPP and in its second year, the BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking is believed to be unique. Combining both financial data, from Bloomberg and Kantar Worldpanel, as well as consumer opinion gathered from interviews with over 35 000 Chinese consumers, the BrandZ China Top 50 is the most robust ranking of Chinese brands available.

12 Jan 2012 09:44


Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival entries open

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The 2012 Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival (AME Awards) will take place 26 and 27 April 2012 at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai, China. Entries can now be submitted to The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards at

1 Dec 2011 12:06


Interactive TVC brings great results

HONG KONG, CHINA: The humble TV commercial has been combined with a mobile app in China, with impressive results that saw the app become the top free app within 15 hours of launch and being downloaded 390 000 times.

21 Nov 2011 07:51


Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36


TAG time at the airport

PUDONG, CHINA: China has a reputation as market with an insatiable appetite for luxury brands. This means that local consumers are faced with an extremely wide variety of options in the premium goods market.

9 Nov 2011 09:29


Nescafé comedy converts consumers to coffee

BEIJING: CHINA: Nescafé is the leading coffee brand in China. It enjoys high brand awareness in top tier cities and a 75% nationwide market share. However, despite success within the coffee segment, this doesn't mean a great deal in a nation of tea drinkers.

7 Nov 2011 11:07


Nielsen's Women of Tomorrow

NEW YORK, US: Women across the globe believe they have greater opportunities than their mothers... women in developed markets believe outlook different for their daughters... women prefer to get information about products on TV... quality most important driver of brand loyalty.

12 Aug 2011 10:41


Unbeatable drama

BEIJING, CHINA: While dandruff is a common scalp complaint all over the world, it can be regarded as a particular issue in cultures that are predominantly dark haired, such as in China.

5 Jul 2011 12:19


Record year for Cannes Lions entries

CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.

1 Jun 2011 07:19


Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival opens this week

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival is set to open tomorrow, Thursday 12 May, in Shanghai, offering delegates an extensive and topical two-day content programme followed by an awards gala dinner which will unveil and celebrate this year's chosen winners.

11 May 2011 06:05


Ten digital insights for marketers

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.

13 Apr 2011 09:15


China's marketing challenges

BEIJING, CHINA / NEW YORK, US: The meteoric rise in the spending power of the Chinese consumer presents unique challenges for marketers, according to a new study released by Forbes Insights and the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA).

13 Apr 2011 07:51


Global mobile user survey released

SINGAPORE: Despite mobile device functionality becoming ever more sophisticated, research, released this week by mobile media company BuzzCity, shows that mobiles are actually sustaining, not replacing, consumer demand for PCs.

By Dr KF Lai 16 Feb 2011 08:31


WFA keynote speakers, conference themes for Beijing 2011

BEIJING, CHINA: The World Federation of Advertisers has announced the provisional agenda for its 2011 Global Advertiser Conference, which will held in China for the first time. The event, which is being co-hosted with China Association of National Advertisers, brings together the world's biggest marketers in the world's most populous and fastest-growing market.

2 Feb 2011 10:19


Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival announces jury

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The organisers of the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival announced the jury line-up for the 9th AME awards. The jury will be chaired by Bob O'Leary, head of global marketing for Citi.

26 Jan 2011 10:14


Bees Awards recognises social media marketing as worldwide phenomenon

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The Bees Awards, claimed to be the first international social media marketing awards for communication professionals, has announced today, Monday, 24 January 2011, its 2011 jury panel members, which include Rob Hill, group head of strategy, Ogilvy Cape Town. The event will once again award winners in more than 23 specialised categories, including eight new categories in the fast-paced social media marketing world.

24 Jan 2011 09:53

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