Leigh Andrews

Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
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Profile

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality. She's also on the Women in Marketing: Africa advisory panel, was an #Inspiring50 2018 nominee, and can be reached at ...
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Current employment

Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media
Bizcommunity - www.bizcommunity.com/
Present - Cape Town

Skills

SEO, Blogging, Creative writing, Journalism print and online

Qualification

BA Journalism
Year completed:2004
Education level:Degree
Final year subjects:Journalism
Psychology
Institution:RAU
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
 
BA (Hons) Psych
Year completed:2005
Education level:Honours
Final year subjects:Psychometry
Institution:UJ
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
 
#FairnessFirst: #CannesLions2019 roars for gender equality

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is officially underway, with awards being announced nightly from 17 to 21 June 2019. But keep your eyes peeled until the end, as The Glass Lion for Change, announced in the final ceremony of the week, is one of the most hotly contested awards - here's why we're hoping to see Caster Semenya and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka shine...

By Leigh Andrews 19 hours ago

#CannesLions2019: SA judges' predictions!

With the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicking off next week, and winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June, we caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the work that will roar as winners...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#CannesLions2019: "A holiday for ideas" - judging insights with Ryan McManus

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Last on the list, Ryan McManus...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#CannesLions2019: "Reinvent the medium to make the message a winner" - Claudi Potter

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Claudi Potter...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: "Purpose-driven work led by conscious consumerism" - Neo Mashigo

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Neo Mashigo...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2019

#BehindTheSelfie with... Kat Sinivasan

This #YouthMonth, as E! celebrates its 15-year anniversary in Africa, we go behind the selfie with E! Africa presenter, Katleho 'Kat' Sinivasan...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: "Cause-related work tackling internet-breaking subjects" - Nikki Taylor-Garrett

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Nikki Taylor-Garrett...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jun 2019

Ashley Dowds on putting the "audio" back in "audience" in preserving stories

Listening to Ashley Dowds is a treat for the ears, as the dips and excited peaks of his voice serve as evidence of the "goosies" he gets from the stories he tells, which transport you to another place, where both memory and imagination run wild...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: "The idea-amplifying town square of creativity, marketing, and media" - Michael Zylstra

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Michael Zylstra...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jun 2019

Celebrating Kleine Zalze's second straight win as best New World Producer

On a grey day with begging-to-be-photographed trees waving a Winter-coloured welcome, I was part of a media group that found the conditions just perfect for sampling delicious wintery food at Kleine Zalze's Terroir...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: "Frankness and a fresh perspective" - judging insights with Fran Luckin

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. First up, Fran Luckin...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jun 2019

#FairnessFirst: Creating a safe space to interview children

With #YouthMonth underway and #ChildProtectionWeek fresh on the media's agenda, what better time to put the focus on how to more ethically report on children's issues? Here's my final report back from Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute's media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Voices for the future of the nation with RX Radio

RX Radio has just celebrated its second year on air, as the station that's effectively for the children, by the children, as the Red Cross Children's Hospital's internet station...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Chalking up the success of Blackboard's 'kids-helping-kids' cycle

In 1976, students took to the streets and helped shape the South Africa we're living in today. In 2019, students are going to need a different tool to shape our future...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jun 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Zoë Brown

This #YouthMonth, we go behind the selfie with Zoë Brown, radio and TV presenter at Kfm 94.5 and The Expresso Morning Show respectively and overall best traffic presenter at this year's Liberty Radio Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: How to spot fake influencers on social media

Influencer marketing is an especially hot topic as we enter #YouthMonth, but do your research before you rush in as the quickest way to waste your time and money is to spend it on the wrong people...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2019

#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Embrace our story, bring South Africa and our continent to the world

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public, also represents South Africa as part of the international board of the One Club for Creativity. With #AfricaMonth coming to an end, we caught up for a quick chat on the calibre of South Africa's creativity, what's holding us back and what more we can do to shine on the global stage...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2019

All the rustic charm of Stanford's Blue Gum Country Estate

Over two hours from Cape Town, you'll travel a gravel road that takes you past a daily gathering of guinea fowl, AKA nature's alarm clock, and soon find yourself at Stanford's Blue Gum Country Estate...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Yaw Dwomoh

This #AfricaMonth we go behind the selfie with Ghana-born, Yaw Dwomoh, managing director of Idea Hive specialist brand storytellers based in Johannesburg...

By Leigh Andrews 29 May 2019

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