Holiday wishes from the MARKETING Magazine family

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Despite being yet another year of trials and hurdles brought upon by the ongoing pandemic, and the recent disaster that has hit Malaysia, adding on to grievances and suffering, it has been and is still being proven that the perseverance of people beats everything. And with the Christmas holidays coming up, it is absolutely wonderful to see the breathtaking number of people coming forward to help those in distress.

Given that it was our second consecutive year going through and growing through a pandemic, we levelled up in various aspects of our operations. Offices were kept shut for most of the year, but we catered to our readers and our supporters even better virtually, and organised some amazing events successfully.

Beginning with the Experts Choice Awards – CNY TVC Edition 2021, we then organised two more Experts Choice Awards for Raya TVC’s and Merdeka TVC’s – with an overwhelming number of submissions from the top brands of the country.

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We turned the volume slightly higher by successfully organising APPIES Malaysia 2021, and Young Spikes Malaysia 2021, the latter ensuring that a number of Malaysian young guns will be at the main stage of Spikes Asia 2022 with their chance to make us even prouder.

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Some of our judges at Young Spikes Malaysia 2021

The cherry on top of the cake was Malaysia being chosen to host the long awaited APPIES Asia Pacific 2022, which is coming back after a hiatus of 5 years, and to commemorate that we did something no one else has ever done before – we made a wholesome directory of all the Best Campaigns, Best Agencies, and Best Brands of the year that have won any of the major regional awards. We did it because our dedication to the industry can only be proven by how much we value the work that people put in.

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The Malaysian CMO Conference 2021 Main Event is what we’ll be diving into as soon as the Christmas weekend is over.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our readers, sponsors and supporters for being with us through thick and thin, your love makes every endeavour of ours better than the last.

So that was our quick recap of an ‘eventful’ year! MARKETING Magazine will remain open to keep updating our beloved readers about the current situation among other news.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

With love,

MARKETING Magazine Family

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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


Download Event PDF
Submit Entries Here

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