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Loeries official rankings revealed
The Loeries has revealed its official rankings for 2021. Utilising three years worth of data, they present a record of how companies and individuals have performed over a defined period of time.
The Loeries position the official rankings as “a powerful business tool to help the brand communication industry in building the best partnerships between the brands, agencies, production companies, organisations and individuals who continue to demonstrate creative excellence in the work that they do”.
Joe Public United tops the list, followed by TBWA/Hunt Lascaris South Africa, Havas Middle East, The Odd Number, King James Group, TBWA/Raad, Platform Creative Agency, T+W, Mullenlowe MENA, and Retroviral. Below is a table of the top 20 positions over the three-year period.
Download the full report here.
BBC World News launches search to find exceptional talent in African journalism to continue to honour broadcasting heavyweight Komla Dumor
The BBC has begun the search for a future star of African journalism with the launch of the seventh BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. The search for the next worthy winner of the Komla Dumor award launched with an online event on 26 January 2022, featuring an exclusive interview with Komla Dumor’s family.
The interview was conducted by the former winner, Victoria Rubadiri, who spoke with Komla’s widow, Kwansema Dumor, and two of their children in their home – the first time an award recipient has had an opportunity to learn more about Komla from his family in this way. Kwansema shared that she was ‘proud’ of her husband’s impact at the BBC, and also told Victoria that her family are “thankful to the BBC for remembering him” through the prize.
The BBC is encouraging journalists across Africa to apply for the prestigious prize, which seeks to promote and celebrate outstanding journalistic talent living and working on the continent.
The winner will spend three months working with BBC News teams in London across television, radio and online, and will be given the opportunity to sharpen their journalism skills through training, workshops, and mentorship with leading BBC journalists. As part of the placement, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to travel to a country in Africa to report on a story that they have researched, with the report broadcast to the BBC’s global audiences.
Applications close on 16 February.
Launched in 2015, the prize was set-up to honour the memory of the distinguished Ghanaian broadcaster Komla Dumor, who presented on BBC Africa and BBC World News. Known for championing robust, dynamic journalism and for his commitment to reporting African stories comprehensively and authentically, he made a significant impact on Africa and the rest of the world.
The BBC is committed to continuing Komla’s legacy through the Award by empowering journalists from Africa to tell original and nuanced African stories to reach international audiences.
Previous BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winners are:
- Nancy Kacungira (2015)
- Didi Akinyelure (2016)
- Amina Yuguda (2017)
- Waihiga Mwaura (2018)
- Solomon Serwanjja (2019)
- Victoria Rubadiri (2020)
Continental Reinsurance announces judges for the 2022 pan-African Journalism Awards
Continental Reinsurance Plc has named the most diverse panel of judges yet for the 7th edition of the pan-African (re)insurance Journalism Awards. Two of the new judges are representing the continent’s Maghreb region after the organisers added a new category for entries in Arabic last year.
The eight members of the jury bring a wealth of experience across journalism and insurance, bringing insights from within and outside the sector.
The judges are:
1 Michael Wilson, Business & Finance Journalist
2 Nadia Mensah-Acogny, Journalist, Forbes Afrique
3 Kenneth Igbomor, Market News Editor (West Africa), CNBC Africa
4 Gareth Stokes, Founder, Stokes, Media Group
5 Shiamdass Appannah, Lloyd’s General Representative in Mauritius
6 Chakib Abouzaid, GAIF Secretary-General – NEW
7 Samia Heeda, former Managing Director Willis Towers Watson Re (Egypt) – NEW
8 Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando, Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Daystar University – NEW
Lawrence Nazare, Group Managing Director at Continental Reinsurance Plc, said, “Even in the face of the ongoing global pandemic, the Journalism Awards are going from strength to strength. This year’s high calibre of the judging panel is not just a reflection of the quality of the entries which increases every year, but also our commitment to the diversity and vibrancy of the African continent. Inclusivity and having a voice matters more than ever, and we know our judges are experts at spotting those voices so we can recognise their talent.”
WARC Awards for Effectiveness 2022 – deadline 2 March
The WARC Awards for Effectiveness are global, free to enter and here to shine a light on great work. Download the entry pack here.
CHEP, once again recognised among Africa’s Top Employers 2022
For the fifth consecutive year, global supply chain solutions company CHEP has been certified as a Top Employer in South Africa by the Top Employers Institute (TEI) and for the fourth consecutive year as a Top Employer in the African continent.
TEI is a global certifier recognising excellence in employee practices. Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work through excellent HR policies and people practices.
“We are immensely proud to again be acknowledged by Top Employer,” says CHEP South Africa HR Director Tebogo Monakedi. “At CHEP, we have achieved high employee engagement and considerably low staff turnover by aligning our organisation’s purpose with those of our people. We have a family-centric culture, and we work constantly to empower our people for tomorrow, and to build an organisation that is fit for the future. We thank all our employees for their significant efforts and engagement in building CHEP into the organisation it is today.”
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