Loeries entry deadline extended
The entry deadline for the Loeries has been extended to 31 May. All entries not completed by 15 May will be charged a 10% late fee. There’s still time to win that Loerie. Enter now, here.
Sikuvile Awards judging to begin
Judging of this year’s record number of entries in the Sikuvile Awards is set to kick off this Thursday and Friday, 23 and 24 May.
The judging panel will tackle the task of deciding who will be successful in their category and walk away with R15 000, a trophy and a certiﬁcate.
Convening Judge this year is Mathatha Tsedu, who also oversaw the judging panel and process last year. The panel is made up of industry experts, all well-known and respected in the newspaper industry and includes Dinesh Balliah, Henry Jefreys, Mike Siluma, Tyrone August, Phil Mthimkhulu Pippa Green, Liesl Louw-Vaundrum, Mary Papayya, Ryland Fisher, Neo Ntsoma, Maud Motanyane, Lizeka Mda, Thabo Leshilo and Themba Hadebe.
The panel faces the tough challenge of selecting the best of the best in the categories, especially popular categories such as Hard News, Feature Writing, Columns and Editorials, and News Photographs. The newly introduced Lifestyle category also drawn a good number of entries.
Winners will be announced on the 12th September at The Venue, Melrose Arch. All finalists will receive certiﬁcates. Commendation Certiﬁcates are awarded at the judges’ discretion.
Independent Media wins three global media awards
Independent Media walked away with three awards at the International News Media Association’s (INMA) Global Media Awards, held in New York.
The media house received first prize in the category: ‘Best Use Of An Event To Build A News Brand’ for its regional and national High School Quiz, which involved creating a platform for teenagers across the country to compete against one another. The competition had no barriers to entry and kept the youth engaged in current affairs.
Independent Media also walked away with the Global Media Award for ‘Best In Africa’, where judges selected the best of six world regions from the finalists.
CEO of African Community Media Sandy Naudé scooped the Silver Shovel Award alongside Pit Gottschalk of Fever Pit’ch in Germany for their lifetime service to the news industry and to INMA events.
For more information on the awards, click here.
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 gala dinner on 27 June 2019 at the Sun City Superbowl.
The finalists are:
|AB InBev for Castle Lager #SmashTheLabel||Ogilvy SA|
|AB InBev for Carling Black Label #NoExcuses Soccer Song For Change||Ogilvy SA|
|Agrinet for Beyond Agriculture|
|Anglo American for Makarapa City||Ogilvy SA|
|Audi for Audi Proteas||Levergy|
|Aurecon for Aurecon Visual Contracts|
|AVBOB for The AVBOB Poetry Project||BRAND et al|
|Cadbury for Remarkable Regift||Ogilvy SA|
|Edcon for JET #JETLOVEYOURSELF||Joe Public|
|Edcon for JET Manny||Joe Public|
|FNB for It Takes a Bank that Does More to Help your Family||BrandTruth|
|FNB for Springboks from Grassroots to Greatness||BrandTruth|
|Innovative Solutions Group for Innovative Staffing Solutions||PR Worx|
|Investec for The Art of Investec||Ogilvy SA|
|Kimberly-Clark South Africa for Huggies – The World’s Most Innovative Product Demo||Ogilvy SA|
|MARS for Royco – Let’s Eat with Siphokazi||MediaCom|
|MINI for Creative Club||John Brown|
|Nando’s for #rightmyname||M&C Saatchi Abel|
|Nando’s for PERi-Farms||Sunshinegun|
|Nando’s for 30th Birthday Bash||Sunshinegun|
|Nando’s for Grillers’ Challenge||Sunshinegun|
|New Balance for New Balance Proteas||Levergy|
|P&G for Ariel, making the impossible, possible.||MediaCom|
|P&G for Gillette Venus #MovesLikeNoOther||MediaCom|
|Pernod Ricard for Sun Met presented by G.H. Mumm||Playmakers|
|Pick n Pay for Fresh Content||John Brown|
|Pick n Pay for Glass Act Series||John Brown|
|Road Accident Fund #AlwaysRemember||Flow Communications|
|Sasol for #Limitless||Levergy|
|Suzuki Motor Corporation for Suzuki Inbound||Penquin|
|The Merck Group for Merck Consumer Health Neorobion||Ogilvy SA|
|Toyota for Toyota Rush – Live That Rush Life||FCB Johannesburg|
|Volkswagen SA for The People’s Car||Ogilvy SA|
|Yoco for Yoco: For the Sales|
The awards, to be held annually, celebrate the best of the best in South African marketing and aims to future-proof the sector and raise the bar for local marketers.
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.
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.
To reserve your spot at the event and to download the programme, click here.
Jury for the 2019 APEX Awards announced
Drawn from strategy, digital, creative, research, media, marketing as well as agency heads, the 2019 APEX award adjudication panel consists of highly regarded individuals and industry trail blazers. The group is tasked with combing through entries to identify and award the ‘work that works’.
Here are this year’s jurors:
|Ivan Moroke||Chief Executive Officer||Kantar, Insights Division|
|Gareth Leck||Group Chief Executive Officer||Joe Public United|
|Mathe Okaba||Chief Executive Officer||ACA|
|Ana Carrapichano||Group Managing Director||Mediology|
|Daniel Naidoo||Director||Gendel Interactive|
|Fran Luckin||Executive Creative Director||Grey SA|
|Ismail Jooma||Head of Strategy||VML|
|Jason Harrison||Managing Director||M&C Saatchi Abel|
|Kagiso Musi||Group Managing Director||Meta Media|
|Katlego Moutlana||Head of Strategy||Mortimer Harvey|
|Leigh Tayler||Strategic Director||Joe Public United|
|Lwandile Qokweni||Chief Strategic Officer||MEC Global|
|Mick Blore||Chief Executive Officer||Wolves|
|Natalie Botha||Creative Development Director||Kantar, Insights Division|
|Neil Higgs||Independent Consultant||Retired ex TNS Global|
|Refilwe Maluleke||Managing Director||Yellowwood|
|Roxy Maqache||Chief Executive Officer||Desert Arabia|
|Su-Lise Tessendorf||General Manager: Brand, Strat & Comms||Nando’s|
|Thabang Skwambane||Managing Director||FCB, Johannesburg|
|Thulani Sibeko||Chief Marketing Officer||Standard Bank|
|Tlalane Ntuli||Chief Operations Officer||Yalu SA|
|Zayd Abrahams||Head of Brand||FNB|
Since inception by the ACA in 1995, the APEX Awards has been the profession’s highest – and only – award for communications campaign performance excellence in an industry that is constantly refining and redefining creativity.
Winners will be announced at the APEX awards Gala Dinner to be held at The Venue @ The Houghton Hotel on 11 July 2019.
Reputation Matters recognised for reputation research excellence
Pictured left are Paul Holmes of The Holmes Report and Regine le Roux, managing director of Reputation Matters. Reputation Matters scooped two SABRE Africa awards, one for superior achievement in measurement and evaluation and the other for the industry sector category.
The SABRE Awards recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement. The glamorous “African print” themed gala event was hosted in Kigali, Rwanda as part of the African Public Relations Association’s annual conference.
Reputation Matters’ proprietary reputation research tool, the Repudometer®, aims to scientifically measure and quantify organisations’ reputations based on an assessment of ten elements. The Repudometer® also aims to measure the strength of an organisation’s stakeholder relationships, determine gaps in different business areas which may be impacting reputation negatively, and how to implement results-oriented and research-based communication solutions.
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