Every business knows that their brand equity is as valuable as their bottom line. While businesses can carefully curate certain aspects of their brand through their advertising and marketing efforts, the dominance of digital as a medium has added a layer of unpredictability to protecting brand reputation. Thankfully, through constant awareness and strategic partnership, marketers, agencies and publishers can play a proactive role in the way their brand is portrayed online. 1 Oct 2018 Read more++ As the deadline draws closer and entries are coming in, this is a reminder to all of you out there who have not yet submitted your entries for #Bookmarks2018 to do so. 16 Nov 2017 Read more++ As excitement mounts around the upcoming 10th annual Bookmark Awards 2018 and we see the emergence of new categories and judges to accommodate the shift in the digital media space, IAB SA is extending the entry deadline for #Bookmarks2018 to 17 November 2017.* 6 Nov 2017 Read more++ The Bookmark Awards 2018 is introducing new categories in line with the changes and evolution in the sector over the past year. Technology is playing a key role in driving change in the industry and continues to play an increasingly integral part in all aspects of the business environment. 3 Nov 2017 Read more++ Entries for the 10th annual IAB SA Bookmark Awards opened today for the digital media industry. Entry forms and more detailed entry information available on the thebookmarks.co.za website. Entries close on 3 November 2017. 6 Oct 2017 Read more++ PwC and the IAB have performed a domestic digital advertising expenditure analysis for the past three years, with various market participants both from the online and mobile publishing and agency sector contributing. This analysis has been able to effectively quantify the size of the internet (online and mobile) media revenues in South Africa for the respective years. 25 Apr 2017 Read more++ While digital excellence is usually associated with technical innovation, content is the real differentiator between a successful or unsuccessful digital campaign. As agencies, marketers and publishers put together their submissions before the final IAB SA Bookmarks 2017 deadline of 25 November, an understanding of content is more relevant than ever. 23 Nov 2016 Read more++ Mobile web traffic has increased from 20% in 2012 to 45% in 2015 and is expected to rise to 72% by 2020, according to IAB SA's internet advertising revenue report. With mobile traffic booming, digital advertising across these platforms is fast-becoming the most relevant way to engage with customers intimately and on their terms. 21 Nov 2016 Read more++ While some traditional media struggles, digital adspend in South Africa has witnessed powerful growth. The latest full year (2015) digital advertising spend report released by PwC on behalf of the IAB SA illustrates that the local industry has moved beyond the R3,4bn spend (invoiced) mark in 2015. This translates to 36% overall year-on-year growth. 18 Nov 2016 Read more++ The IAB SA Bookmark Awards 2017 are recognising South Africa's brightest young digital talent. 16 Nov 2016 Read more++ The IAB SA resolved at its AGM on 26 October 2016 to apply for core membership of the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA), a move which the IAB Board believes will bolster the self-regulatory framework established by the advertising industry 48 years ago and bring much-needed digital best practice and know-how to the ASA. 15 Nov 2016 Read more++ The IAB SA is pleased to announce that the final deadline for all submissions to the Bookmark Awards 2017 has been extended until midnight on 25 November. This is in response to numerous requests from the industry and a phenomenal interest, in particular in the new categories. 11 Nov 2016 Read more++ The IAB SA Bookmark Awards recognise best-in-class digital work in South Africa. As the definition of digital rapidly expands within today's marketing climate, the Bookmarks seek to promote and award the country's digital pioneers in the Emerging Technologies category. 10 Nov 2016 Read more++ And these customers are more social than ever before 19 Oct 2016 Read more++ 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 digital awards celebrating all things digital? Get out your diaries because this year, the IAB Bookmarks 2017 will run informative how-to-enter workshops. 5 Oct 2016 Read more++ Approval of office bearers brings compliance obligations with SA privacy law a step closer 4 Oct 2016 Read more++ The 2017 Bookmark Awards, an IAB SA initiative, are now open for entries. South Africa's most sought-after awards recognising all-things-digital, continue to evolve with the rapidly changing digital landscape. Entrants to the Bookmarks can expect a fresh new crop of categories that recognise the full scope of interactive excellence. 28 Sep 2016 Read more++ At a time when traditional methods of publishing are undergoing rapid change, digital allows new opportunities to connect with readers and consumers. However, our audiences are no longer a given. Publishers and advertisers need to meticulously tailor their content to survive in a cutthroat media landscape. 23 Sep 2016 Read more++ Digital advertising can be a tricky, fragmented landscape. However, if you plan on using the right figures, the biggest media research panel in South Africa, and the right tools, your next digital campaign can be a whole lot easier. 6 Sep 2016 Read more++ It was great to see this year's Loeries Awards celebrating women! There was a strong line-up of talented and accomplished female speakers at the DStv Seminar of Creativity and women featured prominently in the Loeries judges and award-winners, not to mention illuminating the red carpet with brains and beauty! 25 Aug 2016 Read more++ The idea that brands are underspending in digital is a common assumption that needs to be tested. Some brands are already spending a huge portion of their marketing budget in digital, and this is growing. That being said, digital spend remains out of sync with the penetration of digital access in the market. 1 Jul 2016 Read more++ We are called for such a time as this. 22 Jun 2016 Read more++ IAB SA, in collaboration with PwC, has launched its third study on digital adspend in South Africa. This study is the definitive resource on online and mobile advertising locally and internationally. 8 Jun 2016 Read more++ The IAB SA has launched a new Transformation Council with the sole aim of bringing about sustainable change and education in the digital publisher, media and marketing industry. This council will work in close collaboration with the IAB Board and other councils, in particular, the education council. 11 Mar 2016 Read more++ Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy&Mather South Africa and Chairman of Gloo@Ogilvy, Pete Case, may be forgiven for not having extra time on his hands. Still, the industry heavyweight has committed to judging the 2016 Bookmarks, citing it as the premium digital showcase in the country. 1 Mar 2016 Read more++ Ireland Davenport's Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Philip Ireland, knows what it takes to win awards. He has been ranked in the top ten most awarded creatives in the world and has repeatedly been voted Agency of the Year in South Africa. He has been part of the film jury at the Cannes festival, a film judge at 2015 Clio Awards as well as Chairman of the Loerie Awards Craft Jury. Philip clearly knows what makes a campaign stand out in any medium, which makes him the perfect judge for the diverse submissions in this year's IAB Bookmark Awards. 25 Feb 2016 Read more++ The transition of all businesses to digital is inevitable. Its efficiencies, insights and transformative capabilities can't be ignored. Yet we are currently living in a unique period of history where a shift to digital hasn't been fully realised. Looking back, we may view this lack of digital capability the same way we would view a business without electricity. 24 Feb 2016 Read more++ As digital marketing manager for Pernod Ricard, Nalisha Lalloo knows full well the challenges of marketing in the highly regulated liquor industry. For Nalisha, innovation in digital marketing is vital to her job and is the main reason she jumped at the opportunity to be a judge for the 2016 Bookmark Awards. 23 Feb 2016 Read more++ Today's digital consumer habits cannot be typecast. While we would all embrace a clear causality between our digital campaigns and customers' actions, our innate humanness gets in the way. Trying to translate humanity into compelling marketing data was like flattening a 3D image - you always lost something essential along the way. 2016's digital marketing trends will make us face some uncomfortable realities, but within those lie our richest opportunities yet. 19 Feb 2016 Read more++ Head of Marketing for Gumtree South Africa, Claire Cobbledick, is used to working in the cutthroat, high-stakes sector of online classifieds. This year, she applies her keen eye for a winning digital campaign to the 2016 IAB Bookmarks Awards as one of the judges. 18 Feb 2016 Read more++ With a line-up of industry heavyweights and personal interaction sessions with digital's leading thinkers, the 2016 IAB Digital Summit and Bookmark Awards, hosted in Johannesburg on 3 March, is a hot ticket for online marketers, publishers and agencies. 5 Feb 2016 Read more++ South Africa's premier digital marketing showcase, the IAB Bookmark Awards, continues to grow in both stature and popularity, as is evidenced by a record number of entries for this year's event, to be held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg on 3 March 2016. 22 Jan 2016 Read more++ Following the recent deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB Bookmark Awards, the IAB SA has announced the judges panel to determine the ultimate prize-winners for 2016. 15 Jan 2016 Read more++ With only one day left to get entries in for next year's IAB Bookmark Awards, digital marketers have one final chance to seize the opportunity to showcase their hard work to a greater audience. Success in the digital space is no mean feat given the number of competitors and the unpredictable nature of the medium. 30 Nov 2015 Read more++ With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry's most coveted awards across eight categories, of which the Platform category is one. 27 Nov 2015 Read more++ With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry's most coveted awards across eight categories, of which the Emerging Digital Technologies and Channels category is one. 26 Nov 2015 Read more++ With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry's most coveted awards across eight categories, of which the Community category is one. 25 Nov 2015 Read more++ With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry's most coveted awards across eight categories, of which the Channels category is one. 24 Nov 2015 Read more++ With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry's most coveted awards across eight categories, of which the Campaign category is one. 23 Nov 2015 Read more++ The IAB SA announced today that the deadline for submissions to the prestigious Bookmark Awards would be extended from 15 November 2015 to 30 November 2015, providing entrants with a further opportunity to present their work at the country's premier digital marketing showcase. 13 Nov 2015 Read more++ 2015 has seen IAB SA take great strides and have a positive impact on the digital industry in South Africa. The organisation launched several new initiatives and projects, while working towards finding viable solutions for the challenges facing the digital industry. 26 Oct 2015 Read more++ Media agencies, publishers, and brand marketing teams find themselves having to constantly adapt to the dynamic digital landscape. To assist in making sense of this reality, the IAB SA's October Digital Den sessions are aimed at equipping attendees with the digital knowledge required to be successful in this space. 8 Oct 2015 Read more++ Survey of mobile video viewers in 24 countries shows one in five regularly stream video on smartphones while watching traditional TV.
Majority surveyed in each country favours tailoring of mobile video advertising 11 Jun 2015 Read more++
The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB) has formally engaged the Film and Publications Board (FPB) regarding the latter's recently gazetted Draft Online Regulation Policy and has met with FPB CEO, Themba Wakashe, to discuss the IAB's concerns with the document. The Draft Policy, as currently tabled, has potentially far-reaching implications for free speech in South Africa, and doesn't address a large number of operational challenges the FPB will face in attempting to implement and enforce it against the backdrop of an increasingly digitally-enabled and -active population. 5 Jun 2015 Read more++ The IAB SA's latest partnership, with Relationship Radar, illustrates that the promotion of the digital industry in South Africa begins with something as simple and non-technical as relationships. 25 May 2015 Read more++ The Digital Media & Marketing Association (DMMA) held its first ever Annual Publisher Conference last week in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Sponsored by WoodWing and APS, the conference tackled some of the thornier issues in online publishing such as frustration with measurement standards, a lack of transparency and accurate spend data at the media buying level, and the need for publishers to differentiate their properties using more than just metrics. 23 Oct 2013 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) is hosting its first ever Annual Publisher Conference at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town on 8 October, and at Wits Business Hub in Johannesburg on 9 October. 3 Oct 2013 Read more++ Thanks to those who have already RSVP'd; to those who have not yet, this is your LAST CHANCE to book for the exclusive Brand Design Council & DMMA Loeries After-Party. 19 Sep 2013 Read more++ In addition to publishers, agencies and educational institutions, brands to have official representation in the digital space 13 Sep 2013 Read more++ The new Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) Board, as elected by its members, was announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Thursday. A revised constitution that incorporated several fundamental changes was also accepted by unanimous member vote. 20 Aug 2013 Read more++ Research reveals that 39% of South African adults have access to the internet 13 Aug 2013 Read more++ The DMMA has responded to the news of NAB's intention to resign from SAARF with a statement reaffirming its publicly expressed support for all the parties involved: SAARF, NAB, PDMSA, OHMSA, ACA, AMF and MA(SA). 28 Jun 2013 Read more++ Nikki Cockcroft, executive director and former long-term chair of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), has announced that she will be stepping down from the DMMA. 20 Jun 2013 Read more++ On 21 May 2013, exactly 10 years ago, a national body was formed that would integrally change South Africa's digital landscape forever. Yesterday was the tenth birthday of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA). 22 May 2013 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) held a "How to Take Home a Trophy" workshop on Thursday, 25 April, at the 20 West Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The workshop, which aimed to unpack exactly what it takes to win an award, was attended by over 90 delegates and included presentations by prominent personalities within the advertising and communications industries, including Tony Koenderman (Ad Review), Andrew Human (Loeries) and Graham Warsop (The Jupiter Drawing Room), amongst others. 7 May 2013 Read more++ With awards season upon us, the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) is offering members and non-members the opportunity to learn how to submit an award-winning entry to any one of the many local and international awards events, with its 'How to Take Home a Trophy' workshop. 8 Apr 2013 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) recently announced its areas of focus for each of its portfolios in 2013, in its ongoing effort to build and sustain a vibrant and profitable digital community across Southern Africa. 20 Mar 2013 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), a non-profit organisation that aims to grow and sustain a vibrant and profitable digital industry, recently announced its new portfolio heads which would make up this year's Steering Committee. 13 Feb 2013 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) has released the findings from a survey conducted on South Africa's internet-using population at the recent DMMA and Effective Measure Roadshows held in Cape Town on 30 January, Johannesburg on 31 January and Durban on 1 February. 6 Feb 2013 Read more++ At the beginning of 2012, the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) announced its plans to accelerate the growth of the digital industry within a South African context. The DMMA has made significant headway this year towards achieving this objective by implementing a number of key initiatives that have positively contributed towards the growth and development of the digital landscape. 6 Dec 2012 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), a non-profit organisation that aims to grow and sustain a vibrant and profitable digital industry, has announced the list of finalists for the DMMA "Best Company Contribution to Digital" category, sponsored by Apurimac and Yahoo, for this year's Bookmarks Awards. 23 Oct 2012 Read more++ Free Matric revision on Mxit: 'CellSchool' for Class of 2012 on mobile phones from the DMMA 16 Oct 2012 Read more++ The Bookmarks Awards, a non-profit initiative by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), aims to recognise and reward those that have a made a significant contribution to the digital industry. Due to the number of requests the Bookmarks entry deadline has been extended to midnight on 18 September 2012. 12 Sep 2012 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) held its quarterly member briefing on the 21st of August 2012 in Johannesburg and on the 23rd of August 2012 in Cape Town. 31 Aug 2012 Read more++ Earlier this year, the DMMA (Digital Media and Marketing Association) announced its strategy to engage the nation's digital community, and to accelerate the growth of the digital landscape within South Africa. Following the announcement of these plans, the DMMA has further reinforced its agenda through a strategic partnership with the PDMSA (Print and Digital Media South Africa). 24 Aug 2012 Read more++ Quirk Education, an initiative by Quirk digital agency which provides training to the media and marketing sectors on digital marketing, is calling all owners of Quirk's eMarketing textbook to deliver their older versions to the Quirk offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. These textbooks will subsequently be donated to the Digital Media and Marketing Association's (DMMA) Knowledge Network and distributed to underprivileged schools. 8 Aug 2012 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) recently facilitated a Blogger Debate which aimed to resolve a recent issue that had arisen between bloggers, advertising agency and public relations agency owners, on whether bloggers were entitled to charge for promotional posts on brands or if it would result in loss of credibility. The discussion aimed to define the rules of engagement, thus promoting an open channel of communication between the respective parties. 31 Jul 2012 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) and Print Media South Africa (PMSA) have announced that they will be collaborating on several key areas of mutual interest and importance. 13 Jun 2012 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), a non-profit organisation that aims to grow and sustain a vibrant and profitable digital industry, recently announced that they will be launching a new category at this year's Bookmarks Awards, which would recognise companies that had made the greatest contribution to the digital industry in 2012. 23 May 2012 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), a non-profit organisation that aims to grow and sustain a vibrant and profitable digital industry, recently announced at its annual convention that this year there would be an increased focus on driving the growth of the industry within a South African context. 10 May 2012 Read more++ The Digital Media & Marketing Association is looking to partner with a digitally savvy and well-connected PR agency based in Cape Town for 2012. Ideally the selected agency would be interested in forming a mutually beneficial relationship whereby on top of a retainer, further ad hoc hours would be offered by agency partner, in exchange for ongoing association with the DMMA. 8 Mar 2012 Read more++ Members of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) voted for their new executive committee at the AGM held on the 19th of January 2012. 2 Feb 2012 Read more++ During the month of October 2011, the DMMA and Effective Measure performed a joint research project into South African e-commerce trends. The response was positive, with 1001 respondents who were sourced from a survey that ran across over 400 websites. The survey asked five key questions relating to the use of the Internet as a research resource for both online and in-store purchases. The results showed that online research is widely used before making any purchasing decisions, with three quarters of online South Africans opting to do their pre-purchase research via the internet rather than in-store, proving that it is vital for companies to have comprehensive product information available online. 29 Nov 2011 Read more++ The Bookmarks, South Africa's foremost digital awards and an initiative of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), have announced the two international judges who will lead the 2011 judging panel. 21 Oct 2011 Read more++ The Bookmarks, the premier digital industry awards initiated by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), has announced their judging panel for the 2011 awards. 13 Oct 2011 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) recently commissioned Analytix BI to conduct a research study to help the digital industry better understand the digital ad spend trends of South Africa's top advertisers. 29 Sep 2011 Read more++ During the month of September 2011, the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) and Effective Measure conducted a joint research survey around South African Internet users and their finances. There were 1 051 respondents from a survey that ran across over 400 websites. The survey asked five questions relating to the use of credit services, research and application for credit services online, Internet banking, insurance products owned and preferred in-store purchasing methods. 20 Sep 2011 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) is launching South Africa's first online audience measurement panel. 18 Aug 2011 Read more++ Digital agencies given kudos by the DMMA . 15 Aug 2011 Read more++ Research conducted in June 2011 by the DMMA (Digital Media & Marketing Association) South Africa and Effective Measure around the automotive industry has shown that people prefer online research when it comes to buying a new or used car. The stats have shown that car shoppers will choose online research over visits to dealerships and car lots, reading print reviews or asking friends and family for advice. 18 Jul 2011 Read more++ The quarterly Digital DMMA/Creative Circle awards are open for entry on the 18th July, so gear up and don't miss this opportunity to be recognised for your digital creativity! 11 Jul 2011 Read more++ The 2011 Bookmarks committee is forging ahead with plans for this year's Bookmarks awards, the annual digital accolades managed and bestowed by the Digital Media and Marketing Association. A number of sponsors have already booked their categories for what the 2011 committee promises will be the best Bookmarks awards to date. 2 Jun 2011 Read more++ 2011 is proving to be a busy year for the DMMA and we have already achieved a great deal in a few short months. 5 Apr 2011 Read more++ Members of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) voted for their new executive committee last week. 14 Feb 2011 Read more++ South Africa's online audience continues to soar at an extraordinary rate according to recent Quarter 3 (Q3, July to September 2010) statistics released by Nielsen Online and the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA). 8 Dec 2010 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) is proud to announce that their outgoing Chairperson of three years, Adrian Hewlett, was announced as the winner of The Greatest Individual Contribution to Digital Media & Marketing award at the annual Bookmarks awards held on Thursday, 18 November. 25 Nov 2010 Read more++ The Bookmarks awards, hosted in Cape Town on 18 November, celebrated the strength and growth of the country's online industry by naming a range of outstanding winners for 2010 across its fiercely contested categories. 23 Nov 2010 Read more++ Agencies, publishers and individuals that excelled in South Africa's online media landscape were recognised at a glamorous awards ceremony for the Bookmarks held at Brio, Cape Town on 18 November. 22 Nov 2010 Read more++ Judges for the Bookmarks awards, the country's premier platform for recognising excellence in the online space, have announced their choice of finalists for the 43 publisher and agency categories. 15 Nov 2010 Read more++ The Bookmarks awards has received 400 separate entries across the agency and publisher categories in 2010. This is nearly double the 229 entries received in 2009. In total, 42 agencies and 32 publishers submitted entries for the 43 award categories this year. 8 Nov 2010 Read more++ Publishers and agencies that want to enter the Bookmarks awards have only a short time left to submit their entries for South Africa's premier digital awards showcase. The absolutely final deadline is Friday, 29 October. 27 Oct 2010 Read more++ The 3rd annual Bookmarks awards is hosting Johannesburg and Cape Town workshops where top local and international speakers will present on the latest trends in the online space. 26 Oct 2010 Read more++ The Bookmarks has announced the names of the panel of judges that will be responsible for judging the publisher awards for 2010. 14 Oct 2010 Read more++ The Bookmarks, South Africa's premier annual digital media and marketing awards, has called for entries from local agencies, publishers and individuals who have performed outstanding work in the digital space during the course of the past year. 14 Sep 2010 Read more++ The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) has officially launched its new website - www.dmma.co.za - which reflects the broader scope of the association and provides appropriate services and information to companies operating in all spheres of the local digital environment 25 Aug 2010 Read more++ The Creative Circle is set to launch a quarterly digital awards series, judged in association with leading industry experts from the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA). 3 Jun 2010 Read more++ The OPA Code of Professional Conduct sets out the standards of professional practice and professional conduct governing the members of the Online Publishers Association of South Africa (OPA). The purpose of the Code is to enable the self-regulation of members of the OPA in the public interest. 26 Apr 2010 Read more++ The number of South Africans accessing the web monthly increased 53% year on year to a whopping 7.5 million in the last quarter (Q4) of 2009, whilst total unique monthly browsers, both domestic and international, increased 52% year on year to reach a remarkable 14.9 million. This is according to a Nielsen Online report released by the Online Publishers Association (OPA) this week. 14 Apr 2010 Read more++ South Africa's digital representative body, the Online Publishers Association (OPA), has recently appointed their Executive Committee for 2010. 17 Feb 2010 Read more++ In a bold vote of confidence Google South Africa has joined the South African Online Publishers Association (OPA). 20 Jan 2010 Read more++ Attend the Bookmarks workshop, held in conjunction with Tony Koenderman's Brainstorm conference. 25 Sep 2009 Read more++ There was a time when South Africans ignored local content in favour of international content, when anything ‘homegrown' was deemed substandard when compared to anything from European or American descent. That time has past. 10 Sep 2009 Read more++ The Bookmarks, South Africa's premier annual digital awards, has once again secured two leading international digital figureheads to lead the judging panel: Fernanda Romano, Global Creative Director for Digital and Experiential at Euro RSCG, and Chris Colborn, Chief Experience Officer at R/GA New York. 29 Jul 2009 Read more++ Recent stats show online readership growing at over 25%, from 4.8 million in 2008 to over six million for the same period in 2009. 1 Jun 2009 Read more++ In their pursuit of creative excellence in digital design, the Online Publishers Association (OPA) launched the Bookmarks, South Africa's first independent digital awards, in 2008. Their objective for 2009 is to continue to highlight the importance of quality digital design, and in so doing, have created a new position on their board, Head of Creative, the sole focus of which is to nurture digital creative excellence by establishing a best practise benchmark. This inaugural position is filled by Ben Wagner, CEO of Stonewall+. Wagner's first initiative, in collaboration with leading digital figureheads, has been to create a Best Practise Guide for Online Advertising, highlighting key factors which determine effective online creative. 7 May 2009 Read more++ Online advertising in South Africa grew at the fastest rate of all countries in the English-language world in 2008, and is likely to repeat this performance in 2009, according to the recent Online Media in South Africa 2009 study, conducted by World Wide Worx in collaboration with the Online Publishers Association (OPA). 17 Mar 2009 Read more++ The Online Publishers Association (OPA), South Africa's independent representative body for online publishers recently appointed its 2009 Executive Committee. 4 Mar 2009 Read more++ 2008 was a great year for The Online Publishers Association (OPA). Not only did they succeed in opening up the organisation to smaller online publishers and advertising agencies, and in so doing grew organisational membership from 30 to 75, but they also launched the Bookmarks, South Africa's very own digital Oscars, and the first award to celebrate creativity, functionality and usability in a digital medium. 2 Feb 2009 Read more++ The Bookmarks has successfully attracted two internationally renowned digital experts who will assist in judging the inaugural awards: Johan Tesch, Creative Director of leading agency BBH, London; and Dick Buschman, founder and Strategic Director of Achtung!, Netherlands. 15 Oct 2008 Read more++ The Bookmarks, South Africa's first award for creativity, usability and functionality in a digital medium, has been ratified by The Creative Circle, the official representative body for the creative advertising community in South Africa. 1 Oct 2008 Read more++ The Online Publishers Association, South Africa's independent representative body for online publishers, in association with Lowe Bull, announces the launch of The Bookmarks. 3 Sep 2008 Read more++ Matthew Bull, the charismatic, talented and super-charged Global Creative Director of Lowe Worldwide has been appointed Creative Counsel to the OPA. 27 Jun 2008 Read more++ The OPA has been busy. They opened up membership to smaller online companies, ensuring a more inclusive representative body, as well as invited advertising agencies to join and make a constructive contribution. The OPA has now redesigned their logo to ensure they are more in line with international online design trends. 22 May 2008 Read more++ Representative bodies are often synonymous with unfinished business. Not the Online Publishers Association. The proactive OPA, who recently opened their doors to advertising agencies, recognising the integral role they play in growing the online arena, have now restructured their association to allow emerging online business a constructive role in this dynamic industry. 14 May 2008 Read more++ The uptake from agencies who were recently invited to join the Online Publishers Association (OPA) has been very encouraging. The following leading online media and creative agencies have signed up as Associate OPA members: Acceleration, Group M, Longtail, Upstream, Catgraphics and Digivox. 6 May 2008 Read more++ The OPA invites advertising agencies to constructively contribute towards the development of a flourishing online industry in South Africa. 21 Apr 2008 Read more++ Online media consumption continues to surge, according to the latest research released by Nielsen/Netratings on behalf of the Online Publishers Association (OPA) - the organisation that represents the major web publishers of South Africa. 9 Nov 2006 Read more++ The Online Publishers Association (OPA), that represents South African online media companies, has grown to include six new members: 9 Oct 2006 Read more++ Online media usage continues to show solid growth, according to the latest web traffic figures of South African sites, reported by members of the Online Publishers Association (OPA). The total number of visitors reported across all OPA member sites in the second quarter was 6.7 million*, compared with 4.5 million in the same quarter 2005, representing an increase in web traffic to South African sites of 48% in the last year. 15 Jul 2006 Read more++ Online advertising revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R183-million in 2006, and to pass the R200-million mark in 2007, according to a new survey from World Wide Worx. 15 Apr 2006 Read more++ South Africa's online publishing industry recorded a 13,8% increase in local readership to 1,98-million readers or unique browsers and 97,37-million page impressions in the third quarter of 2005 over the second quarter of the same year, it was revealed on Thursday by the Online Publishers Association (OPA). 20 Oct 2005 Read more++ The Online Publishers' Association (OPA) has lashed out against Telkom for holding the country to ransom over a decision made by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) this week that the operator may not charge added monthly fees to ADSL subscribers. ICASA's decision was based on hearings held in response to at least 46 complaints made by consumers regarding Telkom's ADSL offering. 3 Aug 2005 Read more++ The South African online publishing industry increased its readership by about 25% to attract a monthly combined local and overseas readership of 4,38-million readers/unique browsers and 111,6-million page impressions, it was revealed on Monday by the Online Publishers Association (OPA). 9 May 2005 Read more++ Two new online publishers, Bizcommunity.com and Private Property Listings, have joined the ranks of the Online Publishers Association (OPA) - the organisation that sets the online readership-measurement standards and represents the interests of the country's major web publishers. 9 Mar 2005 Read more++ South Africa's online publishing industry attracted more than 3,5-million unique users and 106-million page impressions in August and draws a highly-educated, high-earning audience, it was revealed on Monday by the Online Publishers' Association (OPA). 6 Sep 2004 Read more++ The Online Publishers Association (OPA), representing South Africa's top 16 online publishers and jointly accounting for about three million readers, wishes to express its concern over the continued high pricing of local calls and Internet services by South Africa's national operator, Telkom. 17 Aug 2004 Read more++ SABCnews.com, the online news presence for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has joined South Africa's Online Publishers Association (OPA), it was announced by the organisation on Friday. 27 Jun 2004 Read more++ Newly elected chairperson of the Online Publishers Association (OPA), Russell Hanly, says the organisation will focus on growing the share of online advertising and broadening the membership of the organisation. 12 May 2004 Read more++ The South Africa Online Publishers Association (OPA) is pleased to announce its membership of the Proudly South African campaign. 22 Oct 2003 Read more++ The South Africa Online Publishers Association (OPA) has selected RedSheriff for the supply and delivery of a 'state-of-the-art' Web analytics/metrics infrastructure to OPA members. 7 Oct 2003 Read more++