Leigh Andrews

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Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
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#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire
#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire

Global graduates Kamila Izykowicz and Thandiwe Msebenzi, from Poland and SA respectively, left Design Indaba 2017's final day attendees filled with the message that females are stronger than we think...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The innovative Liberty of sponsorship

Sydney Mbhele, chief marketing officer of Liberty, used his Design Indaba 2017 opening address to welcome the creative juggernauts, dreamers and doers, in his rich voice calling the 22nd rendition of Design Indaba the global zeitgeist from the frontlines of design, creativity and innovation across the globe...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

Keum and Jones
#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Unpacking IKEA of Sweden's African collaboration
#DesignIndaba2017: Unpacking IKEA of Sweden's African collaboration

Before the second morning of Design Indaba kicked off, the tiny yet functional, open-plan IKEA house built at the Artscape's entrance saw the typically tall, blonde, blue-eyed Scandinavian representatives you'd expect shake hands and sit down with a handful of media representatives for a non-typical press conference...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Real global connectivity, three words at a time
#DesignIndaba2017: Real global connectivity, three words at a time

Technology designer Chris Sheldrick lit up the afternoon session on the first day of Design Indaba 2017 with his talk on tech startup What3words and used small words with big numbers to explain how it is quite literally changing the world for the better...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

Team Gt2P, image from their site
#DesignIndaba2017: Bringing great things to People (gt2P) by paracrafting

In the final session before tea on the first day of Design Indaba 2017, Chilean gt2P and SA's own Andile Dyalvane left attendees spellbound and a little shell-shocked at the implications of their work that unravels the DNA of design and respirals it to scale...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

Raphaely assisting in the most important job at the office – taste testing!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Paul Raphaely

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophobe – yes, really – Paul Raphaely, director at NOMU...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

Scenes from the Groote Post market
Darling summer fun at the Groote Post country market

If you visit Groote Post in Darling Hills between 10am and 3pm on the last Sunday of the month during summer, you're in for a treat.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

Credle on the Belmond Mount Nelson verandah.
The importance of true diversity with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle

FCB's leaders from across the globe are in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, currently unfolding at the Belmond Mount Nelson. I sat down with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

Stassen with 'Blades' - part of the Hero Exhibition that takes place at Open Design.
#DesignMonth: The importance of design education with Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen, festival director for the Open Design Festival, is heavily involved in the country's design education movement. Here, she shares how your business can pick up the baton to take the movement forward...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

Ann Nurock
#BrandManagerMonth: 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 27 Feb 2017

A scene from the most recent Design Indaba simulcast.
#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 24 Feb 2017

Some of team Monkeybiz - Carlyle's in the Pippi Longstocking braids.
#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 up a storm.
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

Hamilton calls this: “Whiskey in a teacup”.
#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

News24 Edge
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

Roed in action.
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

Soccer Laduma, then and now...
#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'
#Loeries2017: DDB on the essence of 'creative industry judging'

Liam Wielopolski, chief creative officer at DDB SA, shares the essence of this year's Loeries campaign and what the 2017 Loerie Awards judged on...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Feb 2017

Ekaterina Ryakina © –
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

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