2016 AdFocus Awards entries open
Entries for the 2016 AdFocus Awards opened on Friday, 3 June 2016. Entries close 12 noon, Monday 29 August. The awards themselves will take place on Wednesday 23 November.
The 2016 AdFocus jury will be chaired by Craig Page-Lee, until recently MD of Posterscope SA and now an independent consultant to the marketing and communications industry. His deputy is Denford Magora, founder of Jericho Advertising in Harare and also now group CEO of The Jupiter Drawing Room – South East Africa.
In 2016 there are agency-of-the-year awards for small, medium and large advertising agencies; specialist agency; media agency; digital agency; African network; and overall agency of the year, which can come from any category. There is also a new category, for Public Relations Agency of the Year. It replaces Branding & Design, which moves back into the Specialist category in which it used to compete.
The AdFocus Awards also honour lifetime achievement, industry leader of the year, partnership of the year, student of the year, and new talent. Agency entries are scored on new business, business retention, client relationships, awards, industry recognition and transformation. Business consultancy Deloitte will once again act as “referee” and audit the judging process.