ELEVISION MEDIA CONSOLIDATES UAE PRESENCE
Following the rapid growth of its Dubai network, Elevision Media has completed its first Abu Dhabi installation in Marina Square, Reem Island. The Digital Outof-home (DOOH) media solution inside the elevators of this flagship development has increased Elevision’s network by 14 towers, taking the total number of premium commercial and residential towers across Dubai and Abu Dhabi over 100. CEO of Elevision Media, Niall Sallam said: “The growing popularity of DOOH media with its tactical flexibility is fast becoming a ‘must have’ channel for media buyers and brand managers alike.” With over 462 screens across 101 towers, the digital platform, which broadcasts up-to-the-minute news, information, advertisements and user-generated content, offer advertisers the opportunity to target a captive and affluent audience with real-time content, whilst property owners can effectively communicate with tenants. Elevision’s growth strategy for 2016 involves completing installations in a further 15- 20 towers in Abu Dhabi while about 60 towers are in the pipeline in Dubai, throughout all districts.
A New Advertising Festival is Born
The Lisbon International Advertising Festival is based in Lisbon and its ambition is to become one of the major advertising annual festivals worldwide. This is a one-day festival that aims to reward the best work in the creativity and communication areas on an international scale. LIAF has the support of the Lisbon City Council, which is its Main Sponsor. The LIAF’S website (www.lisbonadfestival.com) was also recently launched, and it is already possible for agencies to enter their best work. Entries are open until 29 July. One of the festival's special features is that it has two groups of judges. There is a Grand Jury who will vote online and who will be responsible for choosing the shortlists in each category, and an Executive Jury, who will meet in person in Lisbon in order to make the final selection of the big winners. Brazilian creative was named President of the Executive Jury. Olivetto, who is the Chairman of the Brazilian agency W/mccann and the Chief Creative Officer of Mccann Worldgroup for Latin America and the Caribbean, will also receive the festival’s first Career Award. Having won over 50 Lions in Cannes, only in the Film category, in 2014 he was honoured with the Clio Lifetime Achievement Award, and last year he was inducted into the "Hall of Fame" of "The One Club", in New York – he was the first non-anglo-saxon to achieve it. LIAF intends to be, as of now, "the most local of all global festivals", since, in addition to the regular prizes given by category; there are also Local LIAFS, which will award prizes to the best entries in each region in each category. The festival will last for only one day, and will take place on 14 September in Lisbon.
has joined the Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA), a non-profit organisation that develops, promotes, and protects the franchising sector in Lebanon. The LFA has strict and extensive criteria for companies wishing to become members. Accelerate Online had to pass a strict accreditation process, which looks at all aspects of the franchise operation to make sure it is proven, ethical and sustainable, hence becoming the first digital agency member of the Association.