The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) in the UK has named Marcus Brewster Publicity (MBP) as the best communications agency in South Africa. According to the PRCA’s chief executive, Francis Ingham: “Award-winning consultancy MBP demonstrated a forward-thinking approach to measurement that moved beyond AV. The ability to quantify the outcomes of their work has seen the consultancy enjoy outstanding growth in turnover, fee income and staff numbers even during a global economic downturn.”
At the 2010 SA Council of Shopping Centres’ Spectrum Awards held recently, Primedia Lifestyle’s marketing team responsible for Cavendish Square were crowned with the top honours for excellence in South African shopping centre marketing. The Primedia Unlimited subsidiary produced four campaigns which reached Spectrum finalist status as a result of their Gold accolades received at the 2010 Footprint Awards.
Louise Marsland, editor-in-chief of Advantage Magazine, has been appointed to a seat on the Advertising Benevolent Fund’s national executive committee for 2011. Says Marsland: “I’ve been in this industry for 25 years now and I feel that it is necessary for all of us to give back our expertise and knowledge in some way when we are able. The Advertising Benevolent Fund’s dedication to the advertising and media industry is valuable and I am hoping to make a contribution where I can.”
Media 24’s Family Magazines Division has appointed awardwinning journalist and editor Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa as the new editor of Drum magazine. Makhosazana, or Khosi as she’s known, brings years of editorial and newsroom experience to this major magazine brand and the management and editorial teams of Drum are delighted to have her on board from January 1, 2011. Khosi, who worked at Drum as news editor before being appointed as editor of Move! magazine three years ago, started her career in journalism as a journalist and then editor at Media24 community newspapers.