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Issue 92 | Week 1 - March 2011

 
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VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA PROUDLY LAUNCHES WWW.VISCOMAFRICAEXPO.COM
Practical Publishing is proud to announce the launch of its dedicated Visual Communications Africa 2011 website, www.ViscomAfricaExpo.com. This slick new website is a dedicated online portal for the 2011 Visual Communications Africa expo, and contains all the information exhibitors and visitors could possible need, all in one informative place.
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WHY FESPA DIGITAL IS TAKING TO THE STREETS
by Marcus Timson (Sales & Marketing Director, FESPA)
At FESPA Digital we’re proud of the edgy, eye-catching promotional campaigns we run for our events, like the striking ‘Revolution’ theme that caught the market’s imagination in 2009, and the surf imagery we used to convince printers to catch the wave of innovation at FESPA 2010.
MICROADS: FROM CAR TO MOVING BILLBOARD
Many people subsidize the cost of their car by renting out the exterior to advertising companies. While having a billboard on your car's rear window may decrease some of its aesthetic value, the cash to be gained can more than make up for it.
FIRST POD QUIZ WINNER ANNOUNCED
Chanelle Sheldon is the first winner of an iPod Nano Multi-Touch in the weekly POD Quiz running on Primedia Outdoor’s Facebook page.
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EMIRATES EXTENDS SP MEDIA CONTRACT
Emirates has extended its exclusive contract with SP Media until June 2011 at 13 Action Sports Arenas. 'Emirates will continue dominating the media space within these arenas, and be the only airline to do so,' says SP Media’s CEO, Charl Timms. 'These massive billboards create a very effective communication tool,' he adds.
RIGHT STUFF INTRODUCES TRI BANNER, BANNER WALL
Right Stuff is excited to introduce its latest offering, the Tri Banner and the Banner Wall. Both products are innovative, high-quality and portable, making them suitable for any event advertising function.
XP DIGITAL PRESCRIBES DIGITAL MEDIA
Primedia Unlimited subsidiary, X/procure®, has launched XP Digital, a division specialising in digital advertising platforms in pharmacies across the country.
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WASHROOM ADVERTISING TAKES OFF
TLC has secured additional rights in ACSA’s 10 airports to make a host of alternative media platforms available in the washroom space across the country.
ADSHEL TURNS BUS SHELTER INTO MINI MOVIE THEATRE
Adshel has unveiled an eye-catching campaign for the Adelaide Film Festival. The campaign, created by Adshel, Clemenger BBDO and Mediaedge CIA, saw a busy Adelaide bus shelter turned into a mini movie theatre, complete with plush seats, popcorn and a movie attendant.
ARLON LAUNCHES NEW CALENDERED FILM
Arlon has announced the launch of DPF 4560MTX, a 3-mil digitally printable matte white calendered film. It is a tinted, permanent pressure sensitive adhesive that features X-scape technology.
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DID YOU KNOW

LET'S TALK WEB FACTS
Using concepts from earlier hypertext systems, English engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, now the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, wrote a proposal in March 1989 for what would eventually become the World Wide Web.

"The World-Wide Web (W3) was developed to be a pool of human knowledge, and human culture, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project."

Les Horribles Cernettes' picture was the

first photographic image to be published on the World Wide Web in 1992.

SOURCE: Wikipedia



The World Wide Web's historic logos was designed by Robert Cailiau.
CONVERD SHOWCASES GREEN PRODUCTS
With an emphasis on recyclable products, conVerd will showcase its alternative resources for the wide-format digital printing industry at Fespa/Graphics of Americas (GOA) 2011.
YUPO PRESENTS OCTOPUS ADHESIVE PAPER
Yupo Octopus is a premium synthetic paper that adheres to any smooth surface, yet is removable and reusable thanks to a new technology called micro-suction. POP materials, interactive marketing elements and promotions, and stand-out designs previously unheard of, are now possible thanks to Yupo's latest advancement.
NEW HOTMELT FILMS FROM POLI-TAPE
Because the demand is currently high, POLI-TAPE have introduced a new selection of hotmelt films. Under the designation POLI-MELT, the company offers a brand new range of films which are covered by a siliconised liner.
BETTER DAYS AHEAD
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s national 2011/2012 budget announcement has seen some fine-tuning from last year, but there were no surprise announcements according to the CEO of the Association of Communication and Advertising (ACA) - Odette van der Haar.
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CLASSIC TUTORIAL: LEARN THE BASICS OF PHOTOSHOP IN UNDER 25 MINUTES

By Adam Dachis
This week we do things a bit differently by going back to the basics. Adam Dachis looks at the powerful but intimidating Photoshop application. He takes a look at every tool in the toolbar, palettes and menus. At the end of the tutorial you can download a PDF file containing references for each lesson.

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