Prism Awards Special Section

Judges ready for Prism Awards duty

The judges' panel for the PRISM Awards 2015 have been announced...
Judges ready for Prism Awards duty
Selected from the media, communication, advertising, academia, public relations consultancies, corporate communication, government communication and social media industries, the panel will evaluate over 200 entries in 36 categories, divided into eight clusters.


• Adele Paulsen - Executive Director of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA)
• Alistair Mokoena - Managing Director at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg
• Amanda Hamilton-Attwell - Director: Business DNA
• Anton van Rensburg - Country Lead, South and English speaking Africa at OnChannel
• Bridget Bhengu - Senior Manager: Public Relations and Communications at MTN
• Bridget von Holdt - Communication Strategist: Glasshouse Communication
• Catherine Constantinides - Executive Director: Lead SA
• Chantelle Benjamin - Journalist at Mail & Guardian
• Cherylann Smith - Co-Founder and Managing Director: WeCollaborate
• Cynthia Mabela - Communications Manager: Tongaat
• Danette Breitenbach - Freelance Writer
• Daniel Munslow - Director: Talk2Us
• Dave Macleod - Managing Director: Gameplan Media
• Dot Field - Owner: Dot Field Consulting
• Francois Vorster - Managing Director: Integrated Marketing Solutions
• Heather Robinson - Director: THJ Consulting
• Ingrid Lotze - Director: Join.the.Dots
• Jacqui O'Sullivan - Managing Executive: Group Communication and Public Relations at Telkom
• Jerry Mpufane - Group Managing Director: M&C Saatchi Abel
• Joanna Oosthuizen - National Managing Director: Ogilvy Public Relations
• Jonathan Rees - Director: Proof Communication Africa
• Katherine Madley - Group Executive: Strategy, Programmes and Performance at Alexander Forbes
• Ken Varejes - CEO: Primedia Unlimited
• Kevin Welman - Managing Director: FleishmanHillard
• Lucy Balona - GM: Marketing and Communication at CANSA
• Marilyn Watson - Partner: Cinnamon Communication
• Natalie Pringle - Mentor at Personal Brilliance
• Nicola Channing-Pearce - Director: Tynago Communications
• Nikki Munsie - Business Director: Independent Agency Search and Selection Company
• Palesa Madumo - Head: Group Communications at Business Connexion
• Peter van der Schyff - Communication Consultant/Trainer: Pringle-Scott Communication
• René Vosloo - Head of Corporate Communication and PR: Discovery Health
• Ronel Rensburg - Professor of Communication Management: University of Pretoria
• Ruben Platt - Corporate Affairs Manager: Sasol
• Shenanda Janse van Rensburg - Group Executive: Marketing, Public Relations and Communication at Altech
• Sonja Culverwell - Editor: Adlip
• Sonja Verwey - Professor and Head of Department for the Department of Strategic Communication: University of Johannesburg
• Sylvester Chauke - Chief Architect: DNA Brand Architects
• Tasneem Carrim - Chief Director: Policy and Research at Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
• Vicky St Quintin - Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Manager: Adcock Ingram
• Wadim Schreiner - Director: Social Licence
• Wendy Tlou - Chief Marketing Officer: Brand SA

Commenting on this year's panel, Chief Judge Marilyn Watson says, "We are delighted to have such a high-profile, diverse group of judges this year with extensive expertise."

The PRISM Awards take place on Sunday, 19 April 2015 at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton. For more information, go to
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