This year's winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in association with Porcupine Ridge, were announced on Saturday night, 24 June at Tiso Blackstar Group's (formerly Times Media) new office venue at Hill on Empire in Parktown, Johannesburg.
PEREIRA, COLOMBIA: Our start-up is now six years old, and during that time we have learned a lot, mainly from mistakes - and from the only two initiatives that were correct from the beginning and are still present today.
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is bringing its renowned Digital Media conferences to Latin America, with the first ever Digital Media Latinoamérica conference to be held in Bogotá, Colombia, on 30 and 31 October 2013.
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: MediaCom, one of the world's leading media agencies has consolidated its operation in Colombia through the acquisition of Massive, a well-known local agency, strengthening its regional presence and reinforcing its service offer in this market.
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.
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
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.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: The fifth Intercontinental Advertising CUP will be held 26 -27 January 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. The winners from first Asia-Pacific advertising festival ADFEST, Ibero American advertising festival FIAP, Art Directors Club of Europe ADC*E and New European Golden Drum will - as best of the best from four continents - compete for 39 beautiful steel cup trophies.
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.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: The role of South America in the worldwide consumer durables market is growing. In 2009, the continent was responsible for 9% of all expenditures for Consumer Electronics, ranging from traditional Consumer Electronics, to Telecommunication and IT products. In 2010, this share grew to 10% and the expectation is that by the end of 2011, it will be 12%.
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Brand provenance matters to alcohol brands more than most other categories. Some carry centuries of heritage which has evolved into its own folklore, while some more modern brands come with a carefully constructed universe of influences. Within the alcohol category, provenance is arguably most important in wine.
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.
NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.
MADRID, SPAIN: Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira been awarded the MTV 'Free Your Mind' award at the MTV European Music Awards in Madrid for her involvement with the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup '20 Centres for 2010', 1 GOAL and Education for All.
MIAMI, US: The inaugural Festival of Media LatAm 2010 in Miami is said to have been a resounding success, attended by over 500 delegates from the Latin American and global media and marketing community. The winners of the Festival of Media LatAm Awards were announced at the close of the Festival.
NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.
MIAMI, US: Latam's jury of advertisers, media specialists and advertising experts has deliberated over work from 44 agencies across 11 countries in Latin America - covering entries from 77 brands in total. A shortlist of 45 entries has been announced.
Statistics South Africa has officially released arrival stats for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the report notes a marked increase in visitors from the USA and South American countries, as well as from the UK, Australia and Germany. Now Cape Town Tourism intends building on the 2010 legacy.