Marketing Achievement Awards finalists announced
The finalists for the inaugural Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA) have been revealed and the winners will be announced at a prestigious gala dinner on 27 June 2019 at the Sun City Superbowl.
The awards – to be held annually to set a new benchmark for the industry – celebrate the best of the best in South African marketing and aims to future-proof the sector and raise the bar for local marketers.
A panel of judges, who are all seasoned and highly respected marketing professionals, carefully considered the self-nominated entries based on well-considered criteria, and the following brands were shortlisted for specific campaigns and categories.
The finalists for the Marketer of the Year category, in which marketers are to be nominated by their industry peers, are yet to be announced.
“We were very impressed with the calibre of entries and the judges had a tough job selecting these finalists,” says MAA council chairperson Yvonne Johnston. “Selecting the winners will prove even more challenging as we are determined to follow a rigorous and methodologically robust adjudication process to ensure that we showcase South Africa’s finest talent.
“We have in our midst world-class marketers and campaigns that are competitive in terms of innovation and effectiveness on a global level. It is time that we start celebrating the brilliant minds behind these campaigns.”
She adds that strategy lies at the core of successful marketing. “The planning that comes before the creative process is an art and a science – getting this right is essential for a campaign to achieve business results.
“These awards are by marketers and for marketers, but we recognise that executing a winning campaign involves a collaborative process with the right partners. The awards event is, therefore, open to the wider marketing industry and agencies.”
The celebrations will kick off at Sun City with a networking welcome cocktail party on the evening of 26 June, followed by the Marketing Achievement Summit on 27 June before the much-awaited ceremony in the evening.
The Marketing Achievement Summit, with the theme “Future-proofing marketing” will explore marketing strategy, key issues and imperatives.
Some of the questions being asked at the summit include:
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