The winners of the IAB Bookmark Awards were announced to a packed audience of the digital industry’s finest at The Galleria, Sandton last night. South Africa’s top talent and most memorable campaigns were recognised, illustrating how far the digital industry has come and laying the path for future innovation.
Josephine Buys, CEO of the IAB SA says, “Congratulations to all the incredible creatives, agencies, publishers and campaigns that were recognised this evening. We received a record number of entries this year, many of which exhibited groundbreaking digital knowledge and strategic relevance. Our judges were inspired by the way our winning entrants combined courage, creativity and business savvy to create enduring work.”
IAB SA is excited to announce that it is partnering with Accenture Interactive, the biggest and fastest growing digital agency network in the world, for the third annual IAB Digital Summit, taking place on 16 March, at the Galleria in Sandton. Accenture Interactive is a prominent new player and innovator in the digital space, and its vote of confidence illustrates the growing influence of the Summit in driving digital conversation and the power of digital to achieve notable strategic results.
Ticket sales opened today for the third annual IAB Digital Summit coming up on 16 March. The highly anticipated line-up features a mix of global digital heavyweights and local industry pioneers including Ferial Haffajee, Editor at Large for HuffPostSA; John Sanei, Trend Specialist and founder #Trenovate; Jessy Severins, Ad and Operations Manager for Gumtree; and Lee Naik CEO for TransUnion Africa. Speakers will continue to be announced over the next few weeks.
While this promises to be the best Summit to date, ticket prices remain unchanged thanks to partnerships with heavy-hitting sponsors.
The entries are in, the coffee’s been brewed. South Africa’s leading industry players have begun to judge which contenders will scoop a coveted Bookmark Award in 2017. This round will be concluded by 13 February. The team of judges, led by Jury President John Dixon, features more diverse digital leaders than ever before.
CEO of IAB SA, Josephine Buys says “This year’s judging team has expanded to include essential players in the digital landscape including gamers, innovators, engineers and social media experts.”
The IAB SA Bookmark Awards, renowned for celebrating best in class digital executions, will once again recognise top talent within the industry at South Africa’s most sought-after awards.
“We are delighted to present a comprehensive range of Special Honours categories that are reflective of the evolving digital landscape,” says Josephine Buys, IAB SA CEO. “This year we have introduced Best Chief Technology Officer; for any individual at brand level who most supports, encourages and succeeds using digital channels. Pixel for a Purpose; in this age of purpose driven marketing, any digital mechanism that made a positive social impact qualifies to enter. And my personal passion – Best contribution to Transformation in the Digital Industry; open to any organisation that has made a convincing contribution to growing diversity in digital in line with the overall goal of an integrated South Africa.”
The IAB SA Bookmark Awards, set to take place on 16th March 2017, is renowned for recognising top talent in the digital industry. This year, we have expanded the definition of digital advertising, including all new categories that reflect the evolving media landscape.
The awards’ global relevance, combined with the extensive representation of all facets of the industry, make it a prestigious opportunity for brands, agencies, publishers and digital leaders to be recognised for great work. On 18 October, the IAB SA held an intensive workshop to share more information about the new categories, and how the judging process will work.
With just three weeks to go until the #Bookmarks2017 entry deadline, we are excited to present the top 20 tips coming out of the recent entry workshop to help you craft your winning entries and scoop your gold at the 2017 Bookmark Awards.
For more information on categories, rules and to enter CLICK HERE
Do you want to ensure your Bookmarks entries stand the best possible chance of scooping a coveted pixel at South Africa’s most sought-after awards celebrating all things digital? Get out your diaries because this year, the IAB Bookmarks 2017 will run informative how-to-enter-workshops.
Josephine Buys, the CEO of IAB SA says, “For the first time in the history of the Bookmarks, we will be running workshops that break down the entry process and discuss what the judges will be looking for.”
This is a welcome development for anyone looking to enter the Bookmarks. This year’s awards have expanded to include the full remit of interactive excellence, so the workshops will also serve as a good introduction to the new crop of categories including Gaming, Virtual Reality, Digital Installations and Activations, Internet of Things, Customer Experience Design and Dedicated Internet Streaming Services.