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Excellent: Red Dot Jury chooses the best brands and creative works of the year

Unique design and outstanding creativity - this is what unites the brands and works that were honoured by the jury of the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020. 6,992 projects by designers, agencies and companies from 50 nations were entered for the competition this year. The Red Dot Jury evaluated all submissions in an online jury at the end of June. The car manufacturer "Polestar" particularly impressed the experts and received the highest award "Red Dot: Brand of the Year". In the "Communication Design" category, the excitement continues until the end of October: only then will it be announced who will be awarded a Red Dot: Grand Prix.

City of Austin Cancels SXSW March Events

The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. SXSW will faithfully follow the City’s directions.

Comic Con in Seattle postponed

Each year the Emerald City Comic Con team works their hardest to do right by the thousands of fans that come together in Seattle. We want to create a space for you to gather, be yourselves and make memories with those who matter to you most. We have been closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 virus in Seattle, and, after many hours of conversation internally and consultation with local government officials and the tourism bureau, we have decided to move next week’s Emerald City Comic Con to Summer 2020 with date and detail announcement forthcoming. We did everything that we could to run the event as planned, but ultimately, we are following the guidance of the local public health officials indicating that conventions should now be postponed.


The twenty-fifth edition of miart, the international exhibition of modern and contemporary art in Milan, originally scheduled from 17 to 19 April, will now take place from 11 to 13 September 2020 (VIP preview on 10 September).

The Leipzig Book Fair 2020 will not take place

Dear exhibitors, partners and visitors,

It is with a heavy heart and with great regret that we have to inform you today that this year's Leipzig Book Fair, which was planned for 12 to 15 March, will not take place. The same applies to Manga-Comic-Con and Lesefest Leipzig reads.

Discogs Presents: SXSW Record Fest @ SXSW 2020

Discogs to Host Free Record Fair at South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas

Promax in Madrid postponed

For more than 60 years, our close-knit global community of entertainment marketers and creatives has, in many ways, functioned as more of a family than a non-profit member association. This is a special bond that we all share.

Printing Industry Leader Heidelberg Joins the OIN Community in Support of its Digital Future

Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, announced today that Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (Heidelberg) has joined as a community member. As a global leader in prepress, printing and finishing, service and consumables, and software solutions, with a strong focus on a digital future, Heidelberg is demonstrating its commitment to open source software as an enabler of innovation across the printing industry.

HighWire and Cenveo Publisher Services Join Forces in End-to-End Publishing Partnership

 Scholarly and association publishers to benefit from unified content services and digital publishing solution from industry pioneers

Elena Baturina's Think-tank BE OPEN Launches Next Global Open Call Devoted to RGB Colour Scheme

BE OPEN, a creative think-tank founded by the international entrepreneur and philanthropist Elena Baturina, is launching its next global open call across social media.

Bfound Aims to Put Every Business in UAE Online

The UAE's biggest digital marketing solutions provider for small & medium businesses - bfound - has brought to the region a new unique service "Listings Management" to help businesses in UAE claim and manage their business listings on sites like Google Maps - giving them the ability to view and respond to customer reviews, set the accurate pin drop on the map, upload images, update business hours, manage duplicate listings, and let customers call up the business directly, all through one zero-hassle platform.

African Digital Media Awards 2018 – Call for entries

Registration for the prestigious 2018 African Digital Media Awards has opened and WAN-IFRA is calling for entries from Africa media ahead of the award ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this year.

Jacqui Hewett, Tonic Media General Manager, Instrumental in Expanding Tonic's Online Offering and Winning Accounts Based on her Bold Approach to Planning

Since joining Tonic Media as General Manager in January this year, Jacqui Hewett has been focusing on expanding the digital media arm of the business, strengthening the department's capability in understanding what the market demands today and anticipating what it will demand in the future.

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