Why do I call my readers experts?

Because they are.

They are marketing communications professionals who work in media, advertising, digital, brand marketing and so on.

Theirs is a new journey everyday.

You can throw recession, COVID or any other impossibility their way and they still come out shining.

…. In fact, our Finance Minister could learn a thing or two about how procurement processes are juggled by watching some of the antics in our industry. We invented Open Tender from day one. He just has to talk to any of my readers. Because they are real experts…

Our readers are behind some of the most memorable advertising and marketing campaigns Malaysians have ever seen.

They are busy gearing up their amazing talent for Merdeka now, and you can witness their work on TV and elsewhere.

Our industry has never asked for handouts, we constantly fight to keep our standards high.

When we put Malaysia on the global map for creative excellence, we don’t look for honorific titles.

We deal with idiots who don’t know better, with a smile on our faces most times.

Maybe if we were all made Datuks we will be seen differently.

We endure intimidation, slave labour and pretenders earning stable sky-high salaries who take us for granted.

We fight in the trenches for brands, we don’t sleep to meet deadlines. And we have had enough.

Our Merdeka is now here.

I will commit to write about those who think they know what’s best for the brand, especially the ones playing with our tax money by disguising lighting-paced procurement processes as the real thing.

In fact, our Finance Minister could learn a thing or two about how procurement processes are juggled by watching some of the antics in our industry.

We invented Open Tender from day one. He just has to talk to any of my readers.

Because they are real experts.

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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)

 

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