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

Media Manager Online: Open Edition

You are viewing the open edition of Media Manager Online. Information indicated by a icon is restricted to subscribers.

Useful links:
Frequency Performance
Action Sport A0 Snapper Frame (SP Media)
Action Sport A4 Snapper Frame (SP Media)
Action Sport Wallwraps (SP Media)
Activations (Provantage)
Airport Ads (Provantage)
Airport TV (Provantage)
Algoa FM
Bay FM
Beach Umbrella Branding (Tractor Outdoor)
Billboard : Brandmarks Pillar (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard : Lightboxes (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard 4m x 5m LED Digital (Connect Media Advertising)
Billboard Large: 10x8m portrait (JCDecaux)
Billboard Large: 3x18m (JCDecaux)
Billboard Large: 4x10m (JCDecaux)
Billboard Large: 4x16m (JCDecaux)
Billboard Large: 7.5x5m portrait (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Large: 9x5m portrait (JCDecaux)
Billboard Large: 9x6m portrait (JCDecaux)
Billboard Large: 9x6m portrait (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Medium: 3x12m (96 sheet) (JCDecaux)
Billboard Medium: 3x12m (96 sheet) (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Medium: 3x12m (96 sheet) Citilite: illuminated (JCDecaux)
Billboard Medium: 3x6m (48 sheet) (JCDecaux)
Billboard Medium: 3x6m (48 sheet) (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Medium: 3x6m (48 sheet) Citilite: illuminated (JCDecaux)
Billboard Medium: 4.5x4.5m (48 sheet square) (JCDecaux)
Billboard Medium: 6x4m portrait (JCDecaux)
Billboard Medium: 6x4m portrait (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Medium: 6x6m square (JCDecaux)
Billboard Medium: 6x6m square: illuminated (JCDecaux)
Billboard Small: 1.5x3m (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Small: 1.8x6m store fascia (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Spectacular: 12x9m portrait (Primedia Outdoor)
Billboard Spectacular: 12x9m portrait: illuminated (JCDecaux)
Billboard Spectacular: 4.5x18m: illuminated (JCDecaux)
Billboard Spectacular: 5x20m: illuminated (JCDecaux)
Billboard Spectacular: 8x24m: illuminated (JCDecaux)
Billboards: various (Kena Media)
Billboards: various (Tractor Outdoor)
Billboards: various (vanTill)
Bridge Gantry (JCDecaux)
Building Wrap (JCDecaux)
Building Wraps (Tractor Outdoor)
Building Wraps (Wideopen)
Burger Oos, Die (Fri)
Burger Oos, Die: Naweek (Fri)
Burger, Die: Fri (Linked)
Bus Advertising (Tractor Outdoor)
Bus Shelters (Primedia Outdoor)
Business Lounge Media (Boo! Media)
Construction Wraps (Wideopen)
Contagious Innovations (JCDecaux)
Daily Sun
Digipods (JCDecaux)
Digital Billboard: 3x6m LED Digital (Primedia Outdoor)
Digital Billboard: 4x8m (Primedia Outdoor)
Digital Billboards: various (JCDecaux)
Digital Escalator Messaging (JCDecaux)
Digital Screens (Tractor Outdoor)
Digital: Forecourt ads (Oasis Media)
Directional Signs (JCDecaux)
Escalator Wraps (Boo! Media)
Express: Port Elizabeth
Express: UD
Forecourt Ads (Oasis Media)
Gantries (Kena Media)
Herald, The
Home Food & Travel
HOMEMAKERSfair: Port Elizabeth
Innovative Advertising (Primedia Outdoor)
Isolezwe lesiXhosa
Kingfisher FM
Landmark Billboards (Tractor Outdoor)
LED/TV (Primedia Outdoor)
Litter Bins (JCDecaux)
Lotus FM
Nkqubela FM (KQ FM)
Parking Booms (Tractor Outdoor)
Plasma Screens (JCDecaux)
Son Op Sondag
Son: Oos
St. Francis Chronicle
Street Pole Ads (Adreach)
Street Pole: Adlites (Primedia Outdoor)
Sunday Sun
Sunday Sun: SunBuzz
Taxi Branding (Primedia Outdoor)
Taxi Buses (SP Media)
Taxi Rank Branding (Primedia Outdoor)
Transit Ads (Provantage)
Transit TV (Provantage)
Umhlobo Wenene
Vehicle Branding (Salt)
Wall Murals ( Boons Media)
Wedding & Function: Eastern Cape
Weekend Post
Weekend Post: Neighbourhood: Port Elizabeth