Contact, staff newspaper of the City of Cape Town, was awarded Best Corporate Publication at an award ceremony held in Johannesburg last week. The annual corporate publication competition, run by the SA Publication Forum, awards corporate publications across the media spectrum, from magazines, newsletters and newspapers, to websites, digital publications, DVDs and more.
Contact is the winner of the Best Corporate Publication award.
The award for the Best Annual Report went to Pretoria-based agency, Brand et al for the Redefine Properties: 2016 Integrated Annual Report. The Best DVD award went to Absa for its staff video newsletter, Beat TV Live, whereas a regular entrant in the Digital Magazine and E-newsletter categories, North-West University, took top honours for their digital staff newsletter, Eish!.
Cape Town agency Tip Africa had great success, winning the one-off category with Your Story. Our History. 1916-2016, the story of Ackermans, as well as Best Electronic Newsletter, Wild e-newsletter, created for the Wild Card Programme, Discover Heritage, National Heritage Council (Best External Magazine category B) and the printed magazine, Wild, (Best External Magazine category A).
Other Cape-based agencies that excelled were New Media Publishing and Pure Creative Agency that were either winners or runners-up in various categories. The SA Publication Forum is a platform for uniting corporate publication practitioners to network and share information and has been presenting the annual corporate publication competition for the past 16 years.
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