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
786, Radio
Affluence (Sat. Star, Independent on Sat., W'end Argus Saturday, Pretoria News W'end)
Athlone News
Atlantic Sun
Atlantis, Radio (RAFM)
Awsum: Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Awsum: Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Bay Magazine, The
Big Issue, The
Bok Radio
Bolander
Burger Oos & Wes, Die: (Fri) ( linked)
Burger Wes, Die: Gesond
Burger Wes, Die: Versnit
Burger Wes, Die (Mon-Fri)
Burger Wes, Die (Saterdag)
Burger Wes, Die (Saterdag): By
Burger Wes, Die (Saterdag): Sake
Burger Wes, Die (Saterdag): Wiele
Burger Wes, Die: (Saterdag): Kaapse Eiendomme/Property
Burger Wes, Die: Buite
Burger Wes, Die: Landbou
Burger Wes, Die: Motors
Burger Wes, Die: Sake
Bush Radio 89.5 FM
Cape Argus, The
Cape Argus: Lifestyle/Entertainment
Cape Flats News
Cape Jewish Chronicle
Cape Pulpit/Kaapse Kansel
Cape Times
Cape Times: Drive360
Cape Times: Goodlife
Cape Times: Society
Cape Township Times
CapeTalk
CapeTowner, The
CCFM 107.5 FM
Child Magazine: Cape Town
City Vision: Khayelitsha
City Vision: Lagunya
City Vision: W. Cape Group (Link)
Constantiaberg Bulletin
Daily Sun
Daily Voice
Dizindaba
False Bay Echo
Fine Music Radio
Good Hope FM
Heart 104.9
Helderberg, Radio
Hello Cape Town
Hello Festive Season: Cape Town
Home Focus: Cape Town
Home Food & Travel
HOMEMAKERS: Cape Town
Impact News
Influence (Sun. Tribune, Sun. Independent & W'end Argus Sunday)
KFM
Lotus FM
Magic 828 AM
Neighbourhood Listings: Cape Town
Next 48 Hours in Cape Town, The
Northern Bulletin
Northern News: Bellville/Durbanville
Northern News: Goodwood/Parow
Northern News: Kuils River/Brackenfell/Kraaifontein
Outlook The Greeff Magazine
People's Post: 10 editions
People's Post: Athlone
People's Post: Atlantic Seaboard/City
People's Post: Claremont/Rondebosch
People's Post: Constantia/Wynberg
People's Post: False Bay
People's Post: Grassy Park
People's Post: Lansdowne
People's Post: Mitchell's Plain
People's Post: Retreat
People's Post: Woodstock/Maitland
Plainsman
Pulpit/Kansel & Cape Pulpit/Kaapse Kansel combination
Sentinel News
Smile 90.4 FM
Son Op Sondag
Son: Wes
Southern Mail
Southern Suburbs Tatler
Southern Vines
Southern Vines: Haute Montres
Sunday Magazine: SM (Sunday Tribune, The Sunday Independent & Weekend Argus on Sunday.)
Sunday Sun
Sunday Times: Neighbourhood: Cape Town
SuspendedPublication: Metrorail MyLine
Table Talk
Talent 360: Cape Town
Talent 360: National
Travel (Pretoria News W'end, Sat. Star, Sun. Tribune and W'end Argus, Sat/Sun)
Tygerberg 104 FM, Radio
TygerBurger: 14 editions
TygerBurger: Bellville
TygerBurger: Brackenfell
TygerBurger: De Grendel
TygerBurger: Durbanville
TygerBurger: Eersterivier
TygerBurger: Elsiesrivier
TygerBurger: Goodwood
TygerBurger: Kraaifontein
TygerBurger: Kuilsrivier
TygerBurger: Milnerton
TygerBurger: Parow
TygerBurger: Ravensmead/Belhar
TygerBurger: Tableview
TygerBurger: Tyger Valley/Vallei
UCT Radio
Umhlobo Wenene
Voice of the Cape
Vukani
Wedding & Function: Western Cape
Weekend Argus
Weekend Argus: Jellybean Journal
Your Wellness Matters
Zibonele 98.2 FM, Radio