|By ACN Newswire||
|March 6, 2014 07:41 AM EST||
Dubai, UAE, Mar 6, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A record 2,279 entries from 18 countries have been submitted to the 8th Dubai Lynx Awards, the leading annual awards benchmarking creative excellence for MENA's advertising and communications industry.
For a fourth year in a row the number of entries have steadily increased, with an overall growth in 2014 of 9% versus last year, across 15 entry categories: Film (192 entries), Print (226), Outdoor (229), Radio (136), Media (249), Direct (125), Promo & Activation (155), Interactive (98), Print & Poster Craft (263), Film Craft (281), Design (135), Integrated (49), PR (56), Mobile (15) and Branded Content & Entertainment (70).
The country with the most entries is the UAE with 1,277, followed by Egypt with 332, Lebanon with 266, Saudi Arabia with 105 and Kuwait with 95 entries.
The work will be judged next week during the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity by 43 leading international industry professionals chaired by Graham Fink, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, China, (Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Print Craft Jury and Integrated Jury); Philippa Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom Media Group, UK, (Media Jury); Prasoon Pandey, Ad Film Director, Corcoise Films, India, (Film Craft Jury); Andy DiLallo, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Sydney, Australia, (Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive and Mobile Jury); Bjorn Kusoffsky, CEO / Creative Director, Stockholm Design Lab, Sweden, (Design Jury); Gabriela Lungu, Chief Creative Officer, Weber Shandwick, UK & EMEA, (PR Jury); and Philippe Meunier, Creative Chief, Co-Founder, Sid Lee, Canada, (Branded Content & Entertainment Jury).
Terry Savage, CEO of Lions Festivals, which together with Motivate are organisers of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, says, "As the industry continues to evolve with new media and technologies, creative awards benchmark standards that propel the industry forward and the high level of participation this year validates the importance of winning a Lynx award. With cultural attaches on hand, our international juries will vote, deliberate and award the winners showcasing the best work in MENA, which will ultimately impact the region's advertising and brand communications going forward. We anticipate an energetic and great awards night."
The winners will be announced at the much anticipated Awards Ceremony and Dinner attended by in excess of 1,800 industry peers at The Arena Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Wednesday 12 March, the largest awards in the UAE. Also revealed and awarded during the evening will be the Network of the Year, Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year Award and the Lynx Palm Award. Eddie Moutran, Chairman and CEO of Memac Ogilvy Group for the Middle East & North Africa, will be presented with the prestigious Dubai Lynx Advertising Person 2014 Award, and Land Rover will be honoured with the Advertiser of the Year Award, which will be given to Hannah Naji, Marketing Director for Jaguar Land Rover MENA.
The Dubai International Festival of Creativity, set to be the largest gathering of the MENA advertising and communications industry, takes place 9-12 March. Innovations this year include the launch of the Young Lynx Media Competition, The Young Lynx Print Competition, and the Du Integrated Student Award.
To register to attend the festival and/or the awards dinner, please visit
About Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity
Presented by Lions Festivals together with their regional partners, Motivate, the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, is held in association with the UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) and with the support of Dubai Media City (DMC). The 7th Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity will bring to the Middle East and Africa a series of high profile seminars, workshops, exhibitions and screenings aimed at giving creative inspiration, learning and networking opportunities to the advertising and allied industries in the region. The Academies, The Young Lynx Competitions and Networking evenings are amongst the events enjoyed by participants. The Dubai Lynx awards, which are part of the Festival, will honour creative excellence in Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Interactive, Film Craft, Print & Poster Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Integrated and Branded Content & Entertainment advertising and communications. High-profile international jurors will award the coveted Dubai Lynx trophy to establish the definitive standard for creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa region. www.dubailynx.com.
About Lions Festivals
Lions Festivals Limited is the organiser of international and regional festivals of creativity in communications, including its flagship event, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Eurobest and Lions Health as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival. www.lionsfestivals.com. Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group.
Motivate is the Middle East's leading publisher of magazines and books. Motivate's portfolio comprises of more than 20 market-leading magazines - many of which have independently audited circulations - and over 300 books. With a staff of more than 200 experienced and dedicated professionals, Motivate is committed to providing editorial excellence, audited circulation and transparent research data across its platform of publications. In addition to partnering Dubai Lynx, Motivate, through its cinema advertising company, Motivate Val Morgan, is also the Official UAE Representative of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. http://www.motivatepublishing.com/
Source: Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity
Amanda Benfell Head of PR & Press Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity www.dubailynx.com Tel: +44-20-3033 4000 E-mail: [email protected] Emma Lancaster Farmer Festival Director Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity www.dubailynx.com Tel: + 971 (0)4 427 3090 Email: [email protected]
Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
May. 24, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 970
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
May. 24, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,841
As cloud gives an opportunity to businesses to buy services externally – how is cloud impacting your customers? In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Fabio Gori, Director of Worldwide Cloud Marketing at Cisco, provided answers to big questions: Do you see hybrid cloud as where the world is going? What benefits does it bring? And how does Cisco connect all of these clouds? He also discussed Intercloud and Cisco’s investment on it.
May. 24, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,762
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises a...
May. 24, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,127
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
May. 24, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,044
Over the years, a variety of methodologies have emerged in order to overcome the challenges related to project constraints. The successful use of each methodology seems highly context-dependent. However, communication seems to be the common denominator of the many challenges that project management methodologies intend to resolve. In this respect, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be viewed as powerful tools for managing projects. Few research papers have focused on the way...
May. 24, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,596
As the world moves from DevOps to NoOps, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. However, applications have been architected with a much tighter coupling than it needs to be which makes deployment in different environments and migration between them harder. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, Netflix and so on is at the heart of CloudFoundry – a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS...
May. 24, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,489
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
May. 24, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,741
There is no question that the cloud is where businesses want to host data. Until recently hypervisor virtualization was the most widely used method in cloud computing. Recently virtual containers have been gaining in popularity, and for good reason. In the debate between virtual machines and containers, the latter have been seen as the new kid on the block – and like other emerging technology have had some initial shortcomings. However, the container space has evolved drastically since coming on...
May. 24, 2015 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 980
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
May. 24, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,314
Enterprises are fast realizing the importance of integrating SaaS/Cloud applications, API and on-premises data and processes, to unleash hidden value. This webinar explores how managers can use a Microservice-centric approach to aggressively tackle the unexpected new integration challenges posed by proliferation of cloud, mobile, social and big data projects. Industry analyst and SOA expert Jason Bloomberg will strip away the hype from microservices, and clearly identify their advantages and d...
May. 24, 2015 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,177
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
May. 24, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,342
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo – to be held June 3-5, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City – will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide...
May. 24, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,676
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
May. 24, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,228
How does one bridge the gap between traditional enterprise storage infrastructures and the private, hybrid, and public cloud? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dan Pollack, Chief Architect of Storage Operations at AOL Inc., examed the workload differences and required changes to reuse existing knowledge and components when building and using a cloud infrastructure. He also looked into the operational considerations, tool requirements, and behavioral changes required for private cloud storage s...
May. 24, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,491