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AUSTRALIA

Uber slammed for cashing in on hostage tragedy

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Uber in damage control after being slammed on social media and elsewhere for Sydney siege price hike...

18 Dec 2014

AUSTRALIA

Sex-line granny berates Australian PM over budget

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was involved in heated exchanges with radio callers over his tough budget, including a pensioner who works on a sex-phone line to pay the bills.

21 May 2014

SINGAPORE

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

AUSTRALIA

Smartphones drive complaints spike in Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Complaints about mobile phones to Australia's telecoms watchdog jumped 9% in a year, accounting for two-thirds of all gripes received due to growing smartphone use, a study said on Monday.

31 Oct 2012

UNITED STATES

Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]

21 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards

DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.

5 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

2012 Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2012 Tabbies call for entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all B2B magazine editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers. Tabbies' partners include South Africa's SAFREA, and MPASA. [video]

26 Jan 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

[2012 trends] Strategically solving the conundrums of marketing complexity

The world is sitting in a now familiar state of uncertainty, with debit crisis, stagnant established markets and emerging growth markets and continued pressure to deliver increasing returns. In the face of this uncertainty and continuing increase in fragmentation and complexity, marketers will need to strategically develop more flexibly responses to deal with a range of conundrums.

By Darren Woolley 18 Jan 2012

AUSTRALIA

Win a F1 sponsorship for your business

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: As a global sponsor of the McLaren Mercedes F1 Team, Vodafone enjoys exposure to millions of passionate racing fans worldwide. However, as the Australian F1 prepared to take place in Melbourne in 2010, Vodafone wanted to localise the event to connect with Australians.

4 Jul 2011

INDIA

2011 Cricket World Cup: India turns to web

MUMBAI, INDIA: comScore, Inc has released results from a study of Internet traffic to cricket websites during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The report found that the tournament caused a surge in visitation to cricket sites in India as fans went online for the latest results and match updates.

29 Mar 2011

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