The awards ceremony marks the first time that the industry will be together physically after two years.

"We are delighted that the 2022 Bookmark Awards ceremony will be one of the first events for the local industry to come together in a physical space," says Haydn Townsend, chairperson at IAB South Africa.

"The Bookmark Awards is not only a celebration of innovative and world-class work but shows the power of togetherness that underpins many of the entries received this year. To be able to honour in person these achievements and successes, as well as the lives of the many colleagues who have passed away during the last two years of the pandemic, is a great privilege," adds Townsend.

"Beyond celebrating excellence in digital work, the awards sets the benchmark for technology, digital and leading-edge innovation, specialist sectors and disciplines that primary award sponsor DStv Media Sales is 100% familiar with," says Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee, CEO at DStv Media Sales.

Cassim-Surtee adds, "As drivers and promoters of digital change in our industry, we are proud to be associated with these pre-eminent industry awards for the fifth year running."

"There's no better way to stimulate creativity in the digital marketing and advertising sector than through interaction and diversity — coupled with some good, healthy competition. These awards afford us the opportunity to achieve all of these as we come together in celebration of innovation and digital excellence," says Cassim-Surtee. 

The awards are supported by:
  • Google South Africa
  • Viu South Africa
  • Imamedia
  • Everlytic
  • Joe Public United
  • Tractor Outdoor, and
  • Adspace24.
"As the Bookmark Awards event draws closer, we are excited to continue recognising work that drives the industry forward. Leading up to the ceremony at the end of July, the Bookmarks and IAB South Africa would like to encourage everyone to participate and share our noteworthy initiatives that support transformation and innovation in digital marketing and advertising," concludes Razia Pillay, CEO at IAB South Africa.

Individuals are encouraged to book seats for the awards here.

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