Press Release
30 July 2018 
GIBS’ Acumen magazine takes home gold at the 2018 International Tabbie Awards

After a successful 2017 Tabbie Awards Result for Contact Media and Communications’ Afropolitan Magazine last year, the dynamic and custom publishing house is at it again, taking Gold in the Tabbie Awards Best Single Issue Category for their custom B2B title Acumen Magazine. 

The Trade Association of Business Publications International (TABPI) unveiled the 2018 Tabbie Awards winners this week, judging from a pool of 400 nominations from around the world. The Tabbies most highlighted category is that of the Top 25 Best Single Issue Category, in which publications are judged based on both editorial content and design, taking a comprehensive look at magazines from cover to cover. 

Acumen magazine acts as the mouthpiece of the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). The title curates content that is both significant, stimulating and relevant to a high-end corporate market which includes past, present and future alumni of the acclaimed institute which holds the position of Africa’s top-ranked Executive MBA programme by the esteemed UK Financial Times in its 2018 Executive Education ranking. The title also acts as a fantastic B2B publication appealing to top business executives across South Africa, the African continent and internationally.

Besides achieving the honour of Gold first place in the Best Single-Issue Category, Contact Media and Communications’ Afropolitan magazine was also given special mention in the Cover Design Category for its exclusive 50th anniversary edition. Contact Media and Communications takes pride in its tailor-made approach to content creation across numerous platforms, which has now catapulted them into the international spotlight. 

 “I’m thrilled and delighted at the Award, which is a tribute to the strength of our writers, photographers and the design team. Just as important, it’s also a tribute to GIBS, which has backed the magazine from inception, demanding the highest quality content but providing the means to make that happen. In a very fragile media environment, it’s extremely gratifying to see this formula working.” − Chris Gibbons, editor of Acumen magazine

“As a team we are extremely proud that our work has been acknowledged on the international stage and that we walked away with gold. We would like to acknowledge the team that played such a big part in this achievement and the hundreds of publications that competed. “ − Sean Press, CEO at Contact Media and Communications

“It was always GIBS’ intention to produce a world class business journal that is on par with leading international publications, this accolade is an affirmation that we are indeed on the right track. Kudos to the whole team” − Luleka Mtongana, GIBS Communications Manager and Acumen Magazine Managing Editor 

For further information, please contact:
Sean Press
Pressman@contactmedia.co.za
Or visit us at www.contactmedia.co.za

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Changes made to previous data releases
TV: Free-to-Air
no change.
TV: Paid
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Radio
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Print
small number of Consumer Magazines with 6 monthly ABC certificates have circulations updated.
Out-of-Home
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Cinema
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Online
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Status of 2018 Q2
TV
rates, performance & MIW Index complete to 2018 Jun.
Radio
rates , performance & MIW Index complete to 2018 Jun.
Print
rates and most circulations and MIW Index complete to 2018 Jun.
Out-of-Home
rates & MIW Index complete to 2018 Jun.
Cinema
rates, performance & MIW Index complete to 2018 Jun.
Online
rates, performance & MIW Index complete to 2018 Jun.

Important… all historic, current and future rates and revenues net of advertising agency commission.

Important… methodology changes made in 2012 Q3, 2012 Q4 and 2014 Q1, 2015 Q1 and 2016 Q1-4 and 2017 Q1&2 and later releases

Print
Newspapers Daily, Weekend & Community: wef 2017 Q1 the Rate measurement moves to Full Colour/30x5 cols from Black & While/column centimetre. In order to accommodate valid Rate and MIW Index trends the percentage changes are calculated on the new colour/size in previous 2016 periods, even though these are not displayed.
Radio
new weighting measures were used in SAARF RAMS in 2011 Q3 AND 2013 Q3. Furthermore the new BRC RAMS data became effective 2016 January. Thus it is inadvisable to combine the apples and pears of audiences to produce averages for 2011 and 2013 and 2011, 2013 and 2016 cannot be compared to audiences of previous or later years. Accordingly the only real measure of trend for those years is the Rate Index and in line with previous occasions in which an audience methodology has changed, the Rate Index is duplicated in the MIW Index.
TV
new weighting measures were used in TAMS in 2012 Q3 AND 2014 Q1. In January 2015 the Broadcast Research Council (BRC) assumed responsibility for production of TV research. Thus it has become inadvisable to combine the apples and pears of audiences to produce 2012 and 2014 and 2015 averages per station, and so a CPM for those years. Hence 2012 AND 2014 AND 2015 audiences cannot be compared to previous or later years. Accordingly the only real measure of trend for the year is the Rate Index and in line with previous occasions in which an audience methodology has changed, the Rate Index is duplicated in the MIW Index.
Cinema
wef 2011 June Cinemark ceased issuing monthly audience figures. Accordingly 2011 June to 2011 Dec audiences are based on the average of 2011 April and 2011 May audiences numbers. Between 2012 Q1 and 2012 Q4 Inflation Watch uses available ratecards, from which an average rate is calculated and projected into the MIW Index. Starting 2013 Q1 Cinemark supply to Inflation Watch the average rate and audience for the top 15 houses (+/- 142 screens) which account for a disproportionate volume of advertiser spend. This means 2013 Q1 rates, audiences and MIW Index cannot be compared to previous periods.

NOTE: it is evident that audience changes in Radio, TV and Cinema mediums have taken place but one cannot calculate the extent with any degree of veracity. Users are urged to study the Quarterly figures in order to get a sense of direction and act accordingly.