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Issue 96 | Week 5 - MARCH 2011

 

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NEW CATEGORIES IN 33RD ANNUAL LOERIE AWARDS
Entrants in the annual Loerie Awards, Africa’s biggest advertising, communication design and experimental media awards, can look forward to some changes to the event, including a re-shuffling of categories and the addition of new categories such as Tactical Print, PR Communication, Street-Pole Advertising, Live Activations, Sponsorship, Broadcast Design And Graphics.
Antalis
WIN AN IPOD NANO MULTI-TOUCH WITH PRIMEDIA
Entrants can win an iPOD Nano Multi-Touch in Primedia Outdoor’s POD Quiz. There are four more weekly draws before the main prize of a week’s free exposure on four LED super prime sites along with a Sony PS3 is announced at the end of April.
PRACTICAL SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS MAGAZINE ONLINE NOW
The latest March/April edition of the Practical Sign & Digital Graphics magazine is now available.
RANK TV SCREENS GET UPGRADE
ComutaNet, the experts in commuter marketing solutions, have upgraded their Rank TV screens, thereby increasing viewing pleasure. Rank TV enjoys the flexibility of communication in regional vernaculars, tailored content relevant to the audience and the attention of 2.6 million commuters weekly within our national borders as recognised by TGI South Africa.
 Sign Africa Roadshow
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X-BOARD GOES TO THE RACES
Lightweight, innovative and eco-friendly X-Board was the material of choice at this year’s ‘Larger than Life’ J&B Met, and featured in a series of striking visual displays.
PLAYBOY BILLBOARDS TEASE SOUTH AFRICANS
The famous bunny branding can now be seen on billboards around the country. This follows from the re-introduction of the internationally recognised men’s lifestyle magazine into the South African market in March.
‘CHALO SOUTH AFRICA’ CAMPAIGN WOOS INDIAN TRAVELERS
The South African Tourism Board has launched an extensive and innovative nationwide outdoor campaign to woo Indian travelers planning their summer vacations to South Africa through their ‘Chalo South Africa’ campaign. SA Tourism India has engaged OAP for the campaign execution.
 WONSA
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TEAM BUILDING - AMAZING RACE STYLE
Primedia Outdoor’s recent strategy conference for management consisted of an amazing-race themed event followed by a fancy dress party where staff could let their hair down. The conference was held to instill the company’s management with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.
FESPA DIGITAL 2011 SOLD OUT
FESPA Digital 2011, Europe’s largest digital wide-format print event is sold out, with all 18000 sqm (net) of available exhibition space allocated to around 370 exhibitors, and a waiting list of would-be exhibitors. The size and scope of this year’s event make it an even more comprehensive showcase of wide format printing than the three dedicated digital halls at last year’s exhibition in Munich.
VISTA SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES WORLD-FIRST
Vista System International has launched a complete selection of easy to use, install and update sign solutions designed specifically for libraries. Vista System is the first in the world to offer this.
LED LIGHTING SA SETS UP ADVANCED PHOTOMETRIC LABORATORY
LED Lighting South Africa has set up a photometric laboratory at its factory in Cape Town. It has been formally recognised in the 2010 IES Progress Report as a unique, innovative and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting and a significant engineering advancement for the lighting industry.
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DID YOU KNOW? GOOGLE FACTS - THE BACK RUB

Source: Wikipedia
Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California.

While conventional search engines ranked results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, the two theorized about a better system that analyzed the relationships between websites. They called this new technology PageRank, where a website's relevance was determined by the number of pages, and the importance of those pages, that linked back to the original site.

Page and Brin originally nicknamed their new search engine "BackRub", because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site.

Eventually, they changed the name to Google, originating from a misspelling of the word "googol", the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine wants to provide large quantities of information for people. Originally, Google ran under the Stanford University website.

Google's original homepage had a simple design since its founders were not experienced in HTML.

The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997, and the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998. It was based in a friend's (Susan Wojcicki) garage in Menlo Park, California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow Ph.D. student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee.

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WEEKLY TUTORIAL: PHOTOSHOP TEXT EFFECTS

In this week's tutorial Anum explains the easy steps to create a beautiful fancy glow text effect. First thing you'll need before getting started are these two brush sets, Flower Brush set and the Starz Brush set. Now you are ready to create this awesome effect! Enjoy!

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