The Bookmarks 2012 Workshops, sponsored by BBC.com, will offer international and local perspectives on the digital future in Johannesburg on 30 October at the FNB Learning Centre, Grayston Drive, Sandton and in Cape Town on 31 October at President Protea Hotel, 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay. The workshops run from 8.30am to 1pm.
Biz Takeouts, Bizcommunity's marketing & media radio show, will be doing its first live outside broadcast on Thursday, 1 November 2012, at The Bookmarks 2012 awards ceremony in Cape Town. This non-profit initiative by the Digital Media & Marketing Association (DMMA) recognises and rewards those who have a made a significant contribution to the digital industry.
The Bookmarks Committee and host Elana Afrika announced the 2012 Bookmarks Awards shortlist at a VIP event sponsored by Effective Measure at 15 on Orange in Cape Town on Wednesday, 17 October 2012.
Tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, will focus on The Bookmarks 2012 and the announcement of the shortlist of finalists from last night. [twitterfall]
The Bookmarks Awards is celebrating its fifth year of rewarding digital excellence. The Bookmarks Awards, an initiative brought to the public by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) recognises the companies and people in the digital industry who raise the bar from 'mediocre' to 'incredible'. Please note, however, some important dates have been changed.
Entries are now open for the fifth Bookmarks Awards, which will take place in Cape Town on 8 November 2012. The awards look at performance versus objectives. Entries need to show how the concept and delivery meet a specific need, from brand awareness to building communities, from changing behaviour to increasing engagement. The closing date for entries is 14 September 2012.
The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) recently announced that they will be launching a new category at this year's Bookmarks Awards, which would recognise companies that had made the greatest contribution to the digital industry in 2012.
In 2011 the Bookmarks approached Strike Media to build and host the Bookmark Awards' mobisite, due to Strike Media's expertise and understanding of mobile internet and the specific idiosyncrasies of browsing the web from a handset.
The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), a non-profit organisation that aims to grow and sustain a vibrant and profitable digital industry, recently announced at its annual convention that this year there would be an increased focus on driving the growth of the industry within a South African context.
Members of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) voted for their new executive committee at the AGM held on 19 January.
AdVine won their first industry award at this year's prestigious Bookmark Awards 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. AdVine entered with OMG Digital in the Mobile Display Advertising Category for the Levis Go Forth campaign. They beat off competition from HelloComputer with their Vodacom EA Games campaign.
At the recent Bookmarks, publisher 24.com was awarded one of the most coveted awards - that of Best Publishing House. General Manager Geoff Cohen, who collected the award, speaks of the honour of being recognised by their peers in the digital media industry.