IAB DIGITAL SUMMIT & BOOKMARKS

[Bookmarks 2011] The geeks have the floor
The geeks have the floor

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 11 Nov 2011

Africa finally gets to tell its story - Africa.com founder Teresa Clarke
Africa finally gets to tell its story - Africa.com founder Teresa Clarke

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 8 Nov 2011

Look beyond digital campaigns to long-term goals - Bookmarks judge
Look beyond digital campaigns to long-term goals - Bookmarks judge

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 7 Nov 2011

2011 Bookmarks finalists announced
2011 Bookmarks finalists announced

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

Bookmarks 2011 promises to do better
Bookmarks 2011 promises to do better

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 14 Oct 2011

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

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.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

New category structure for Bookmarks

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

FinMedia24 scoops four Bookmark Awards
FinMedia24 scoops four Bookmark Awards

FinMedia24, the publisher of Finweek, Fin24.com, Sake24, Sake24.com, Miningmx and McGregorBFA, won four awards at this year's Bookmarks.

Issued by 24.com 2 Dec 2010

Five Bookmarks for 24.com

24.com is proud to announce that it won five Bookmarks at the exclusive awards ceremony held in Cape Town on 19 November 2010.

Issued by 24.com 23 Nov 2010

Award-show behaving badly
Award-show behaving badly

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 19 Nov 2010

Digital delight as Internet grows, but wait a minute!
Digital delight as Internet grows, but wait a minute!

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.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 17 Nov 2010

Bookmarks build credibility with focus on campaign results
Bookmarks build credibility with focus on campaign results

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 11 Nov 2010

Creative Circle results for August, September 2010
Creative Circle results for August, September 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

When a click doesn't pay
When a click doesn't pay

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 25 Oct 2010

Bookmark Awards announces judges
Bookmark Awards announces judges

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

Bookmarks Week features workshops
Bookmarks Week features workshops

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

2010 Bookmarks judges announced
2010 Bookmarks judges announced

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

Bookmarks open for entries
Bookmarks open for entries

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

Bookmark Awards evening in Cape Town
Bookmark Awards evening in Cape Town

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

OPA embrace new name, direction
OPA embrace new name, direction

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.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 26 May 2010

[2010 trends] Digital coming up for air
Digital coming up for air

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.

By Jarred Cinman 12 Jan 2010

More awards for online excellence - Fin24.com
More awards for online excellence - Fin24.com

Fin24.com was awarded ‘the best online solution' at the PICA Awards for the third year in a row on Thursday, 26 November. This comes hot on the heels of the bronze pixel Fin24.com received at The Bookmark Awards just two weeks earlier.

Issued by 24.com 4 Dec 2009

Times LIVE lives the digital dream
Times LIVE lives the digital dream

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

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Take digital marketing seriously, brands urged

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.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 19 Nov 2009

What is in a Bronze Pixel?
What is in a Bronze Pixel?

A lot of hard work and a talented team saw Fin24.com receiving an award at the second annual Bookmark Awards last Thursday evening.

Issued by 24.com 17 Nov 2009

Sex, drugs and The Bookmarks
Sex, drugs and The Bookmarks

Hellocomputer received a Silver Pixel in the Digital Marketing Microsite category at The Bookmark Awards last Thursday night. No Grand Prix or Gold Pixel was awarded.

Issued by Hellocomputer 17 Nov 2009

Friday the 13th was a lucky day, thanks to Bizcommunity
Friday the 13th was a lucky day, thanks to Bizcommunity

The Bizcommunity.com Readers Choice competition ended on 12 November, which meant that on the 13th we had to inform our voting winner.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 16 Nov 2009

Issa Sikiti da Silva
OPA's 2009 workshops outline changes, vision

The 2009 Bookmarks Awards have come and gone, but prior to the event the Online Publishers Association (OPA), which is tasked to reward excellence, hosted workshops to announce some changes and outline its future vision.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 16 Nov 2009

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Wake up, go digital to maximise your opportunities

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.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 13 Nov 2009

Bookmarks Best in Show for 24.com, Gloo/Studio 4332
Bookmarks Best in Show for 24.com, Gloo/Studio 4332

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

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