IN OTHER NEWS…
Interbrand's 2018 Best Global Brands report announced www.interbrand.com/best-brands
Now in its 19th year, Interbrand's annual Best Global Brands report has named Apple, Google and Amazon as the most valuable brands in 2018.
The report ranks the top 100 performing brands in the world. “Leading brands are more customer obsessed than ever," says Interbrand CEO Christian Purser, "bringing the voice of the customer into every aspect of their business, making bold moves and taking calculated risks based on customer understanding."
World Illustration Awards: call for entries opens in November www.theaoi.com/world-illustration-awards
The Association of Illustrators' annual competition is set to start taking entires from 21 November to 31 January 2019.
As ever, projects in any media will be accepted, under select categories, from both professional and non-professional entrants.
With winners getting industry recognition and having their work seen by thousands of people, it's a great competition that all illustrators should consider entering. Turn to page 80 to see the work of 2018's Advertising New Talent winner, Andreea Dobrin Dinu.
Affinity Publisher beta launched www.affinity.serif.com/publisher
The Affinity range of pro creative software has taken a step closer to completion with the launch of Affinity Publisher – free to try in beta now.
Managing director Ashley Hewson: “From the earliest days of visualising the Affinity range, we planned a trio of sleek, super-modern apps created to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power. The final step towards realising that initial ambition will come with the launch of Affinity Publisher."