On Thursday, 10 November 2011, the fourth annual Bookmarks Awards, the digital industries awards evening and back-slap, was a vast improvement over last year's chaotic event (read Award-show behaving badly), when several hundred hangers-on crashed the awards evening and the MC Don Packett lost control and his cool.
Herman Manson: @marklives 11 Nov 2011
Teresa Clarke, the chairman and CEO of Africa.com which she launched in 2010, visited South Africa as an international judge at the Bookmarks Awards that took place on Thursday, 9 November 2011, in Cape Town. Bizcommunity.com spoke to her about her company, Bookmarks entries, and emerging trends.
Herman Manson: @marklives 8 Nov 2011
The Bookmarks award judging is done and dusted, and by Thursday evening, 10 November 2011, ad land will know who has won what in the only award show dedicated to rewarding creativity and effectiveness in SA's digital marketing and publishing industries. This year Antti Kupila, Sid Lee Amsterdam technical director, was invited as an international rep on the ad judging panel. He spoke to Bizcommunity about the standards of SA work, emerging trends in digital marketing and the lack of a global reputation in our digital sector.
Herman Manson: @marklives 7 Nov 2011
The Bookmarks, the South African digital awards initiative from the Digital Media & Marketing Association (DMMA), released its 2011 finalists on Wednesday afternoon, 2 November 2011. This comes after a week of heavy debating, discussion and deliberation.
2 Nov 2011
The Bookmarks Awards, which recognises excellence in digital media and marketing, has pulled up its socks and is promising a well-organised event this year. Bookmarks chairperson Nikki Cockcroft says the fourth annual event, that takes place in Cape Town on 10 November 2011, will up the stakes on previous years.
Herman Manson: @marklives 14 Oct 2011
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.
Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011
The 2011 Bookmarks Awards have announced a new category system, designed to cater for a wider range of digital publishers and agencies, as well as brands and companies that have done exemplary work in digital.
7 Sep 2011
Immature or wild at heart? Either one could describe the third annual Bookmarks awards evening, where the digital marketing and publishing evening took the opportunity last night, Thursday, 18 November 2010, to pat one another on the back - albeit cautiously.
Herman Manson: @marklives 19 Nov 2010
The global Internet market is growing continuously and at a fast pace, generating more websites, more users and ad spaces, more ad impressions and shifting more money from print to online, Adtech head of global CRM Suhela Gremmel declared yesterday, Tuesday, 16 November 2010, in Johannesburg. Frankfurt-based Gremmel was speaking at the 2010 Bookmarks Workshop in Craighall Park.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 17 Nov 2010
The annual Bookmark Awards, which awards digital marketing and publishing excellence, seems to have started finding its feet on the local awards circuit. It has grown from 120 entries at its launch in 2008 to 229 in 2009 and finally reached the 400 mark in 2010. It has also become known for its uncompromising stand against giving out awards just for the sake of it.
Herman Manson: @marklives 11 Nov 2010
The Creative Circle results for August and September 2010 are in, as well as the second quarterly set of Digital Ad of the Month winners (July, August and September 2010). Congratulations to all concerned.
26 Oct 2010
South African publishers are facing increasing pressure from advertisers to adopt a pricing model based on the clickthrough rate on banner ads, rather than the more traditional CPM (cost per mille or cost per thousand), pricing model, which is based on a fixed price for every 1000 impressions served.
Herman Manson: @marklives 25 Oct 2010
The judges for the third Bookmarks, described as South Africa's premier annual digital media and marketing awards, have been announced. Hosted by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), it recognises excellence in digital publishing, advertising and marketing.
14 Oct 2010
This year's Bookmarks Week takes place 16-18 November 2010 with Cape Town hosting the awards ceremony. As part of Bookmarks Week, two workshops, in Johannesburg and Cape Town, will aim to provide the build up to the awards evening.
5 Oct 2010
The Bookmarks, South Africa's annual digital media and marketing awards organised by the hosted by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), revealed the names of the judges for the agency awards categories for 2010, as well as the jury chair, on Friday, 1 October 2010.
4 Oct 2010
The 2010 Bookmarks Awards have 43 categories compared to just 15 in 2009, a reflection of the growth in the size and stature of both the awards and the online industry. The awards, endorsed by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), will take place in Cape Town on 18 November 2010. Entries close on 15 October.
15 Sep 2010
Entries for Bookmarks open on 23 August 2010 and close on 15 October. This year, the annual digital media awards hosted by the Digital Media and Marketing Association, will take place in Cape Town on Thursday 18 November, following the Johannesburg workshop on Tuesday 16 November and the Cape Town workshop on Wednesday 17 November.
13 Jul 2010
The Online Publishers Association (OPA) last night, Tuesday, 25 May 2010, relaunched itself as the Digital Media & Marketing Association (DMMA), announcing not only a new name but also a new strategy to draw in more of the digital marketing industry.
Herman Manson: @marklives 26 May 2010
2009, by all popular accounts, was an annus horribilis for many businesses throughout the world economy. Fortunately, most South African digital businesses seem to have skirted the worst of it and here are my 10 predictions for 2010 in the digital industry.
Jarred Cinman 12 Jan 2010
Times LIVE, the new digital home of The Times and Sunday Times, has walked away with top honours in the Publishing Category of this year's Bookmarks Awards presented by the Online Publishers' Association.
24 Nov 2009
The South African digital marketing adspend, which represents only a fraction (1.7%) of the total adspend, has become a cause for concern for industry watchers who believe businesses are not putting enough effort and resources to develop a sector full of opportunities and innovations.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 19 Nov 2009
The Bizcommunity.com Readers Choice competition ended on 12 November, which meant that on the 13th we had to inform our voting winner.
Bizcommunity.com 16 Nov 2009
In developing markets in general and in South Africa in particular, where computer Internet penetration is low, mobile is a proxy of Internet connectivity and is often the first screen, said Rick Joubert of Yonder Mobile Media, speaking at Tony Koenderman's Brainstorm conference in Johannesburg and Cape Town earlier this week.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 13 Nov 2009
24.com and Gloo Digital Design, in collaboration with Studio 4332, walked off a Black Pixel each last night, Thursday, 12 November 2009, for Best in Show in publishing and digital marketing respectively at the second annual Bookmarks Awards, hosted by the Online Publishers Association (OPA) in Johannesburg. No Grands Prix were awarded.
13 Nov 2009