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Winners of the 2019 FAIRLADY Santam Women of the Future Awards announced
FAIRLADY magazine has announced the winners of the annual FAIRLADY Santam Women of the Future Awards at an exclusive VIP luncheon MC’d by businesswoman and Women of the Future judge, Johanna Mukoki, at Summer Place, in Hyde Park.
The three winners were selected from a shortlist of nine finalists by a panel of South African adjudicators. Through an independent survey, Santam found that the first 1000 days of a business are the hardest. If you’re still in business by day 1001, they’ve found, you’re likely to succeed long term. These incredible dynamic women have either already surpassed that critical point, or are well on the way to doing so!
Phillipa Geard of RecruitMyMom was named the 2019 FAIRLADY Santam Woman of the Future (awarded to a female entrepreneur who has survived the first 1 000 days of business).
Renshia Manuel of Growbox was named the 2019 FAIRLADY Santam Social Entrepreneur (awarded to a female entrepreneur who is making a real difference in her community).
Nondumiso Sibiya of Boombadotmodi was named the 2019 FAIRLADY Santam Rising Star (awarded to a female entrepreneur who is still within her first 1000 days of business.
The prizes awarded to the three winners are: R80 000 in cash to the Woman of the Future, R50 000 each in cash to the Rising Star and Social Entrepreneur and, to all the winners, a host of other prizes.
Jury members for the 2019 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards announced
Jury members for the 2019 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards have been announced. The AdFocus Advertising and Media juries include a host of the industry’s most prominent leaders.
New members for 2019 include Brenda Khumalo, Lesego Kotane (MD, King James II), Michael Oelschig (MD, Cerebra), Mmapula Mokoena (Head of Marketing, Yalu SA), Nkgabiseng Motau (Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer, thinkcreativeafrica), Oresti Patricios (CEO, OrnicoGroup), Suhana Gordhan (Creative Director, FCB Africa), and Tumi Rabanye (Head of Strategy, The Brave Group).
In addition, Matjie Pride Maunatlala (Head of Marketing, TFG) and Nontokozo Madonsela (Group CMO, MMI Holdings) also join the Advertising Jury this year.
Here is the full list of jurors:
ADFOCUS AWARDS MAIN (Advertising) JURY 2019:
- Brenda Khumalo – (Term 1)
- Bridget von Holdt (Business Director, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW)) – (Term 2)
- Koo Govender (CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, South Africa) – (Term 2)
- Lesego Kotane (MD, King James II) – (Term 1)
- Makosha Maja-Rasethaba (Partner: Head of Strategy (Jhb), M&C Saatchi) – (Term 2)
- Matjie Pride Maunatlala (Head of Marketing, TFG, Foschini Division, Foschini) – (Term 1)
- Michael Oelschig (MD, Cerebra) – (Term 1)
- Mmapula Mokoena (Head of Marketing, Yalu SA) – (Term 1)
- Monalisa Sibongile Zwambila (Founder and CEO: Riverbed) – (Term 2)
- Nkgabiseng Motau (Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer, thinkcreativeafrica) – (Term 1)
- Nontokozo Madonsela (Group CMO, MMI Holdings) – (Term 1)
- Oresti Patricios (CEO, OrnicoGroup) – (Term 1)
- Phumi Mashigo (founding MD, Ignitive & AdFocus Main Jury 2019/20 Chairperson)
- Ruth Kolevsohn (Founder & CEO, Coachability) – (Term 2)
- Sharon Piehl (MD, FleishmanHillard) – (Term 2)
- Sibusiso Sithle (Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Odd Number) – (Term 2)
- Suhana Gordhan (Creative Director, FCB Africa) – (Term 1)
- Tumi Rabanye (Head of Strategy, The Brave Group) – (Term 1)
ADFOCUS AWARDS MEDIA JURY 2019:
- Ashish Williams (CEO Medicom)
- Candice Goodman (MD Mobitainment)
- Carmen Murray (CEO of Boo-Yah!)
- Gill Randall (CEO, SPARK Media)
- Koo Govender (CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, South Africa)
- Monique Claassen (Head of Media and Digital Insights, Kantar)
- Nikki Lewin (MD, Alphabet Soup)
- Phumi Mashigo (founding MD, Ignitive & AdFocus Jury 2019/20 Chairperson)
- Rob Smuts (CEO, RMS Media)
- Tanya Schreuder (Group MD Media Brands, Dentsu Aegis Network)
Entries for the Financial Mail AdFocus Media Awards close on 30 August, while entries for the Financial Mail AdFocus Advertising Awards close on 6 September. To enter, register on the adfocus.co.za website. (Those who registered in 2018 will need to register again for 2019).
PAMRO paying it forward with bursaries for two Mauritian students
For 20 years, the Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) has hosted an annual conference in different African countries. PAMRO was founded on an express interest to better the media, marketing and advertising industries across Africa by sharing knowledge and creating a uniform research infrastructure. By aligning research methodologies, members of the industry can make informed decisions about how to reach, and communicate with, certain target markets.
Ashwinee Rajkoomar (Middlesex University Mauritius)
The much anticipated annual conference is an opportunity for industry players across the continent to network and share knowledge, but what many people don’t realise is that it’s also an opportunity for PAMRO to give back to the industry in the countries it visits.
PAMRO’s commitment to the industry includes “paying it forward” by offering media-studies related bursaries valued at $2000 each to two worthy recipients, as well as an opportunity for these students to attend the conference and meet leaders in their chosen professions.
This year’s conference takes place in Flic en Flac, Mauritius. As a result, two Mauritian students Ashwinee Rajkoomar (Middlesex University Mauritius) and Shameema Peeroo (Curtin Mauritius) are the proud recipients of the bursaries.
The PAMRO Conference takes place from 25 – 28 August 2019 at Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa, Flic-en-Flac.
To register as a delegate at the conference, or to join PAMRO visit www.pamro.org.
Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards
The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa, with several South Africans featuring.
Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries is the aim of AWIEF, which celebrates the five-year anniversary of its benchmarking annual Conference and Expo this year. The Awards take place on the last evening of the two-day event, 29 – 30 October 2019, in Cape Town.
22 women founders and entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists, from different African countries, across 8 different categories. The AWIEF Awards Panel of Judges is made up of high-calibre industry experts and thought leaders spread across the continent.
Here are the South African finalists:
TECH ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Caroline Corbett, SmartBlade (South Africa)
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Sizani Ngubane, Rural Women’s Movement (South Africa)
Laurence Esteve, Zip Zap (South Africa)
GLOBAL BRAND AWARD
Shantelle Booysen, Elim Spa Products (South Africa)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Kristine Pearson, Lifeline Energy (South Africa)
Red Dot jury selects the year’s top performances in the creative scene
High-quality, effective and impactful – these are the attributes shared by the brands and projects that impressed the 25-member Red Dot Jury. The experts convened in Essen at the end of July to assess the entries to the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019. This year, designers, agencies and companies from 54 countries entered 8,697 brands and communication design works in the competition.
This year, the Red Dot was awarded to 696 projects. With the Red Dot: Best of the Best, the jurors also recognised the very high design quality and creative performance of 72 entries. Consequently, this distinction was bestowed on only 0.8 percent of all entries.
The top distinction of the “Brands” section, “Red Dot: Brand of the Year”, was awarded to three entries – namely to Grohe, Deutsche Telekom and HappyGoal.
All of the laureates that won a Red Dot: Best of the Best in the “Communication Design” section can hold out hope of also receiving the Red Dot: Grand Prix. This is the highest distinction in the area of communication design and can (but does not have to) be awarded once for each of the 17 categories. In 2019, the Red Dot: Grand Prix has been awarded to just seven works – each of which was the best in its category. The winners of this distinction will be announced at the award ceremony in Berlin on 1 November.
From 1 November, the Online Exhibition will present all of the 2019 winners on the Red Dot website.
Results of the competition at a glance
Countries taking part: 54
- Red Dot: 696
- Red Dot: Best of the Best: 72
- Red Dot: Brand of the Year: 3
- Red Dot: Grand Prix: 7
- Red Dot: Junior Prize: 1
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