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Unleash your inner Unicorn! Entries are open for the Financial Mail Creative Challenge
The Financial Mail has thrown down the gauntlet for SA’s creative agencies, inviting them to unleash their inner unicorns for the 2019 FM Creative Challenge. It’s an opportunity for agencies to connect their clients’ brand messaging with current news events and headlines, and create high-impact tactical print ads for the opportunity of free placement in the weekly Financial Mail magazine.
Each agency team that has their ad chosen by Financial Mail editor, Rob Rose, for publication in the printed edition of the Financial Mail, will receive a R5 000 shopping voucher. The advertisement will also be submitted as an entry in the Best Tactical Print Ad category of the prestigious FM AdFocus Awards. All the FM Creative Challenge finalists will be invited to an exclusive lunch with the editor.
The overall agency winner of the FM Creative Challenge will be announced at the FM Adfocus Awards in November. In addition to the accolade (and R20 000 worth of shopping vouchers), the winning agency will be rewarded with a full page advert in FM AdFocus, to promote either the agency or a client of their choice, as well as an editorial feature on the agency and the winning creative team.
The FM Creative Challenge is open to all creative agencies, and runs from 1 August 2019 until 27 September 2019. The content of the advert must relate to any news story during that period.
All weekly winners and shortlisted ads will be hosted on //cc.fm.co.za site for the duration of the campaign.
African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists
WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards ahead of the much-anticipated two-day conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 11 – 12 September 2019.
The awards will be announced on 11th September 2019 at the Digital Media Africa conference which has attracted leading digital media thinkers. Registration for the conference is still open.
The winners of the African Digital Media Awards are automatically entered into the World Digital Media Awards competition.
Here are this year’s finalists:
Best Data Visualisation
- Dominion, Code for Africa
- News24 elections: live data coverage, News24, Media24
- TimesLIVE SA elections website 2019, Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd
Best Digital News Start-up
- Farmers For Change, Food for Mzansi
- The Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Xperience (#SMWX), South Africa Media Innovation Program
- M&G Data Desk, Mail & Guardian
Best Digital Project to Engage Younger and / or Millennial Audiences
- M&G 200 Young South Africans, Mail & Guardian
- Netwerk24 Die Student, 24.com
- The Promised Land, Mail & Guardian
Best Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign
- The Anthem Project, 24.com
- I’m a First Grader, Media24
- #YouthIgnite, South Africa Media Innovation Program
Best News Website or Mobile Service
Best Paid Content Strategy (incl. pay wall, membership or crowd funding models)
- Maverick Insider, Daily Maverick
- Vrye Weekblad, Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd
- MAP NEWS DISPLAY, The Moroccan News Agency (MAP)
Best Use of Online Video (including VR)
- Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse, News24, Media24
- How a gifted young girl was kidnapped and murdered: The Siam Lee story, Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd
- ‘Amstel! Hallelujah!’ Inside SA’s ‘unconventional’ churches, Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd
Best in Social Media Engagement
- BBC Media Action Arewa Facebook page, BBC Media Action
- Food for Mzansi, Farmers for Change
Tickets on sale for #MOSTAwards2019
With just over a month to go until this year’s MOST Awards celebration, tickets are on sale for this highly-anticipated gathering.
They start at R700 per person, including VAT.
Don’t miss out on the media party of the year, by securing your seat today. Click here to book your tickets. Act fast, as space is limited!
The overall goal of the MOST Awards is to inspire media owners and media agencies to improve the efficacy of their businesses through service performance. The awards celebrate excellence in the media industry and encourage healthy competition and, as a result, better performance.
The annual highlight on the media industry’s networking calendar not only recognises the sectors best-of-the-best in terms of service delivery, knowledge and innovation, but offers an opportunity to reflect on the successes, challenges and changes in the media industry as revealed by MOST’s research survey.
For more information, click here.
Coca-Cola Beverages SA named as finalist in Standard Bank Top Women Awards
Topco Media has named Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) as one of five finalists for the 16th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards. CCBSA has been nominated in the Top Gender Empowered Organisation: Business of the Year category for its industry leading work in gender empowerment.
The awards recognise organisations and individuals whose efforts uplift women in business and society.
Finalists and winners at the Standard Bank Top Women Awards have been a source of inspiration to women and men in business, encouraging their industry peers to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion for people from all walks of life. With continued excellence in this area, CCBSA hopes to do the same.
The Standard Bank Top Women Awards ceremony will take place on 15 August in Johannesburg. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on the evening attended by business and government leaders, VIPs and members of the media.
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