Leigh Andrews

Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
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Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, word play and alliteration, and can be reached at .
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Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media
Bizcommunity - www.bizcommunity.com/
Present - Cape Town


SEO, Blogging, Creative writing, Journalism print and online


BA Journalism
Year completed:2004
Education level:Degree
Final year subjects:Journalism
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
BA (Hons) Psych
Year completed:2005
Education level:Honours
Final year subjects:Psychometry
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Optimising business relationships with Radar

Ann Nurock, who normally does the interviewing for us as roving reporter at local and international creative award shows like Cannes Lions, One Show and the Loeries, is also Africa partner for Relationship Audits and Management or RAM's Radar. Here, Nurock shares more about her day job and how Radar clarifies agencies' understanding of their relationships with clients...

By Leigh Andrews 14 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Simulcast in stereo

There's an excited buzz in the air as inboxes ping with confirmation tickets to next week's Design Indaba extravaganza. Here's what you can look forward to if your ticket grants you access to one of the simulcast sessions…

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#DesignMonth: The mysterious Monkeybiz of design

On a cold, drizzly morning, the first CreativeMornings event of the year took place at Friends of Design on Bree Street, Cape Town. Roughly 60 early birds braved the welcome rain and attended the session before their work day began…

By Leigh Andrews 23 Feb 2017

Stomping good fun at the Muratie Harvest Festival

When your husband has to work the day of the annual summery Muratie Harvest Festival, all is not lost – you simply invite your parents to accompany you in his stead, as it's a rollicking day out hosted by the estate's current owners, the Melck family...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Feb 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with… Kerri-Ann Hamilton

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with ‘bi-techtual' technophile Kerri-Ann Hamilton, who serves as creative manager, mind reader and magician at Jam Media...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Feb 2017

Redesigning 24-hour news for a changing world

News24 has had an innovative start to the year. Here, editor Adriaan Basson lets us in on their new app Edge, as well as their Project Rise initiative and how they provide more than just the standard packaged news...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017

Getting heavy-handed on fintech community disruption with Heavy Chef Tours

Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed shares why he resigned from agency WWC at the end of last year to take the Heavy Chef ‘side project' community to the doers, globally…

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Soccer Laduma proves print's not dead

Soccer Laduma newspaper has just celebrated its second decade of printing the continent's most popular sport news. CEO and founder Peter du Toit explains the digital design touchpoints that have extended the publication's longevity.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Feb 2017

#Loeries2017: DDB on the essence of ‘creative industry judging'

This year's Loerie Awards campaign, devised by DDB, features such slogans as: “We won't judge your ass-kissing skills…”, “We won't judge your dodgy search history…”, and “We won't judge your sing-along skills". Liam Wielopolski, chief creative officer at DDB SA, shares what the 2017 Loerie Awards will be judging…

By Leigh Andrews 17 Feb 2017

Customer centricity and collaboration for all

First came Marketing2020, then came Insights2020. In their latest industry shakeup, Kantar Vermeer has put the wheel in motion for the formation of a local South African CMO Council. Frank van den Driest, Kantar Vermeer's chief client officer, shares how this will strengthen the local marketing industry...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Feb 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with… Alan Bell

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Alan Bell, in his new role as partner and managing director at M&C Saatchi Abel Johannesburg...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2017

Cooking up a new season of Ultimate Braai Master

Ultimate Braai Master Season 5 returned to e.tv this past Sunday, 5 February at 4pm. Show host Justin Bonello and executive producer at Cooked in Africa, Peter Gird, share the show's success as well as what we can expect from this season's contestants and celebrity judges Pete Goffe-Wood and Benny Masekwameng…

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Discussing Cape Town's design edginess with The Guild Group

Imagine an interview based on gazing at gallery pieces in wonder, nodding your head at the pearls of wisdom sprouting forth and nestling in the sheepskin mouth of Porky Hefer's Lolita Blackfish hanging chair, part of his London Design Biennale installation, where he and Southern Guild represented South Africa last year, and you'll have an idea of my recent time spent at Southern Guild in Woodstock...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2017

#LoeriesRankings, Zulu Pendorings and other local success for the BBC

Joel Churcher, BBC Worldwide Africa's vice-president and general manager explains the BBC global brand's current footprint in South Africa, impact of their recent local award wins and plans to expand across the continent in the coming months...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2017

#MadeofTaste: Drinking in campaign success with The Singleton

It's tough for a brand that's quite obviously Scottish to make its mark on local shores, but that's not to say it can't be done. Vongani Chinkanda, Diageo Reserve's marketing manager, explains...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Feb 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with… Verusha Maharaj

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Verusha Maharaj, newly promoted GM – Africa at The Creative Counsel...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2017

Trackhacking: Redesigning the sound of cancer treatment

With World Cancer Day having just been marked on 4 February, the dreaded ‘C' word is top of mind. Here's how Cancer Dojo has partnered with the Berklee College of Music and employed design thinking to turn the scary noises of MRI machines into uplifting music...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Feb 2017

The Anxious Entrepreneur interview with Tiisetso Maloma

Serial entrepreneur Tiisetso Maloma touches on the dark side of entrepreneurship: depression. He shares his learning that while anxiety defeats creativity, the inverse is also true as creativity defeats anxiety...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Feb 2017

GHCM's new MD on the importance of mentorship, youth empowerment

Glasshouse Communication Management's (GHCM) new MD Nkhensani Moyane shares her personal drive for mentorship and inspiring confidence in the youth as they enter the job market...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Feb 2017

#LoeriesRankings with… Red & Yellow

I chatted to some of the top-ranked creatives post-2016 Loeries Rankings celebrations. Here, some of the Red & Yellow School's lecturers and Loerie Award-winning graduates share their views…

By Leigh Andrews 3 Feb 2017

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