Entries open for inaugural Marketing Achievement Awards. Entries open for Cannes Lions 2019. African Innovators Shine during Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 2019 Awards Ceremony.

Entries open for inaugural Marketing Achievement Awards

The inaugural Marketing Achievement Awards – an event that celebrates excellence in the science and art of marketing – will recognise and reward those innovative marketers whose work demonstrates the intrinsic value inherent to this crucial discipline, whilst simultaneously raising marketing’s profile and elevating it to the position it rightfully deserves within South Africa’s businesses.

The awards will be a platform where marketers are acknowledged by South Africa’s top business minds, recognised for their continued efforts to challenge the status quo, and rewarded for excellence, bravery, commitment and tangible success. Endorsed by the Marketing Association of South Africa (MASA), these awards are for marketers by marketers.

In order to lift the trophy on the night, entrants will need to prove their strategic abilities in one of the following categories:

  • Purpose led marketing
  • Strategic sponsorship marketing
  • Brand positioning
  • Marketing innovation
  • New product or brand launch
  • Reputation management (Corporate and Brand)
  • South African resonance marketing
  • Brand marketing B2B
  • Integrated marketing 
  • Limited budget, unlimited idea
  • Internal marketing
  • Rising Star of the year (nominated)
  • Marketer of the year (nominated)

To enter, or to find out more information, visit http://www.marketingawards.co.za/awards/.

Entries close on 22 February 2019. The awards event will be hosted at Sun City from 2 to 4 April 2019, with the Marketing Achievement Awards Forum and Gala Awards Dinner taking place on the 3rd.


Entries open for Cannes Lions 2019

Entries have opened for the prestigious Cannes Lions 2019 Awards, which celebrate creative excellence in advertising.

All of the information you need about the different categories on offer, and how and when to enter can be found here.


African Innovators shine during Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 2019 Awards ceremony

African innovators excelled at this year’s Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony, winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools.

The 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize, which is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability, honoured leaders whose work and spirit of enterprise has resulted in working solutions across communities around the world. With over 2,000 submissions from 130 countries, the highest number of applications came from Africa, which is a testament to the growing role African innovators are playing in global innovation. Their technologies addressed real-life social, environmental, health and economic challenges, as well as reflected the aspirations of a new generation of innovators within a continent that has one of the world’s biggest youth populations.

To see a full list of the 2019 winners, click here.


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