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Issue 87 | Week 4 - JANUARY 2011

 
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ROLAND READIES FOR EPIC AFRICA ROADSHOW
This year Roland's roadshow will visit schools, universities and shopping centres in fifty towns in South Africa as well as major towns in 47 African countries. The roadshow departs Johannesburg on 12 February, before kicking off in Welkom on 13 February.
Antalis
CHANGES TO THE CONTENT OF ADVERTISEMENTS
Pifsa recently bought the following to our attention; clause 3 (16) of the City of Tshwane bylaws for the control of Outdoor Advertising states that 'all changes to the content of an advertisement must be subject to specific consent in all categories of signs in these bylaws and, when specified, on payment of an amount determined by the Municipality from time to time.
XANITA X-BOARD USED AT TRAVEL EXPO
Xanita’s X-Board Print was recently used to manufacture exhibition stands for the Club Med and Trafalgar Tours booths at the recent Travel Expo 2010 held in Gauteng.
TLC AND BABY SOFT ON A ROLL
The Baby Soft brand has again selected TLC to showcase its toilet paper inside upper LSM shopping mall and cinema washrooms across the country.
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PROVANTAGE AND KFC SMELL THE COFFEE
For its breakfast and R5 Cappuccino campaign, KFC called in the help of Provantage to prove to customers that they were, in fact, not dreaming!
PRIMEDIA CEO BULLISH ABOUT 2011
By Ken Varejes, CEO Primedia Unlimited
At the beginning of 2010 I said that I was bullish about the out of home industry and my sentiments for 2011 are the same. Whilst the remnants of the economic recession remain, I truly believe that the media industry is on the upswing and clients are being a bit more adventurous in terms of using new spaces.
NEW NAME FOR OHMSA AWARDS
The annual OHMSA Awards programme has grown substantially since its inception in 2007, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. OHMSA has freshened up with a new logo, revised categories and a new name: the OH! Awards 2010.
 WONSA
SELECTED 3D DECO STOCK AVAILABLE
According to the Chinese calendar, 2011 is the year of the Rabbit. So why not leap forward, make your mark and leave your competitors behind?
SAMSUNG ACQUIRES LIQUAVISTA
Samsung Electronics has acquired display technology firm Liquavista BV. Liquavista, founded in 2006 as a spin-out from the Philips Research Labs, offers a new type of electronic display technology known as electrowetting for applications in e-readers, mobile phones, media players and other mobile devices.
INFINITUS TO LAUNCH NEW WEATHERPROOF DISPLAYS
Infinitus' imotion product range will expand with the launch of a new 165cm (65-inch) Portrait double-sided system, and Infinitus' imotion HELP product line, with integrated automatic external defibrillator (AED) will grow to include a 132cm (52-inch) Portrait double sided display and a 165cm (65-inch) option.
THIS WEEK'S CREATIVE QUOTE

Practice safe design: Use a concept.

~ Petrula Vrontikis

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CAYIN TO SHOWCASE DIGITAL SIGNAGE INTEGRATION
CAYIN Technology will demonstrate in-depth digital signage applications for a broad range of vertical markets at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2011. The exhibition will be held in RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands, from February 1st to 3rd.
NAVORI TO LAUNCH QL SOFTWARE AT ISE
Navori will debut its QL digital signage software suite at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe trade show. Navori's QL software suite uses the company's proprietary graphics rendering engine to optimise play out of full high-definition video and other rich media. 
TLC AND TRANSACT HIGHLIGHT PAIN RELIEF
Reckitt Benckiser has selected TLC to promote its anti-inflammatory Transact Pads for a two-month period. The Transact campaign highlights product benefits and draws consumers into the brand through an sms competition. 
U.K BASED CLARIVIEW SUPPORTS DIGITAL SIGNAGE IN AFRICA
ClariView has helped many companies in Africa find the perfect digital signage solution. The company not only provides a unique solution to many customers, but also provides the necessary customer service and after sales technical support. 
CLASSIC ILLUSTRATOR TUTORIAL: HOW TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL VECTOR PORTRAIT IN ILLUSTRATOR

By Chris Spooner
This week's tutorial is a step by step tutorial for making a vector art portrait. Learn how the portrait is carefully traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting vexel style design!

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