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Strong Judging Panel for 2018 PRISM Awards

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04 April 2018, judging for this year’s PRISM Awards has been wrapped up and the steller line up of over 60 judges alongside 11 PRISMs Young Judges have deliberated on over 230 entries submitted by leading public relations and communication consultancies, corporates and NGOs for their 2017 campaigns.

The awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity, professionalism and measurable returns in their public relations and communication campaigns.

The comprehensive judging process entails deliberation over eleven clusters comprised of industry specialists who review entries ranging from community to financial campaigns led by this year’s chief judges; Marilyn Watson co-founder of Cinnamon Communications and long standing Judge in Chief; Lucy Balona, Head of Marketing and Communications, CANSA; Daniel Munslow Founder, MCC Consulting; Jerry Mpufane, Chairman, M&C Saatchi JHB Group of Companies; ByDesign founder Kevin Welman; Vicki St. Quintin, Corporate & Healthcare Consultant; Thabisile Phumo, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Sibanye Stillwater; Margaret Moscardi, Fellow member of PRISA and Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell, Managing Director of Business DNA.

“The PRISM Awards have grown in stature and magnitute over the years, and this year’s submissions made for a very competive judging environment. The winners in each category are a true reflection of the excellent work that our industry is producing,” said PRISM Awards Convenor, Bridget von Holdt.

“What has made judging even more exciting this year is for the second time, we invited young communication enthusiats from across the country to participate in the judging process, and selected eleven of the coolest, brightest minds who brought some really fresh insight to the process,” says judge and founder of the PRISMs Young Judges initiative, Palesa Madumo, Executive Director of Strategy at Vuma Reputation Management.

The 21st PRISM Awards ceremony will take place on the 22nd April 2018.

The PRISM Awards senior judging panel comprises of the following industry experts;
Andre Oberholzer – Group Head for Corporate Affairs: Sappi Limited
Anton van Rensburg -Financial Advisor: Sanlam
Ashraf Garda – Radio Presenter: SAfm
Brendan Seery – Founder and CEO: Brendan Seery Media
Bridget von Holdt – Business Director: Burson Cohn & Wolfe
Candi Guvi – Group Communications Manager, Investment Management at Barclays Africa Group Limited
Carol Allers – Issues & Crisis Communication Manager: Eskom
Charlene Lamb – Director: On Spot Communication
Corne Meintjies – Senior Lecturer: University of Johannesburg
Cynthia Mabela – Owner and CEO: Eyezwe Consulting & Interior Designs
Danette Breitenbach – Writer & Content Provider: Bizcommunity
Dave MacLeod – Managing Director: Gameplan Media
David Furlonger – Editor-at-Large: Financial Mail and Business Day
Doug de Villiers – Vice Chairman Africa: Superunion
Dustin Chick – Strategic Planning Director: Ogilvy PR
Ed Jardin – Group Investor and Media: Murray & Roberts
Esme Arendse – Founder and CEO: One Reputation
Harvard Kleppa – Manager: Burson Cohn & Wolfe Norway
Heidi Brauer- Chief Executive Officer: Hollard Insurance
Hein Kaiser – Communication Specialist: Fast Jet
Ingrid Lotze – Joining Force: Join the Dots
Jill Hamilton – African Managing Director: Weber Shandwick
Katherine Madley – Group Executive, Strategy and Innovation: Alexander Forbes
Kavitha Kalicharan – Corporate Communications Manager: Adcock Ingram
Keri-Ann Stanton- Group Communications Director: M&N Brands
Kerrin Tessendorf – Account Director: Bespoke Communications
Kylie Salmon – Strategic Director: Beetle Inc.
Lizel Esterhuysen – Change Management Specialist: Independent
Louise Marsland – Editor, Content strategist, Trend analyst at Louise Marsland Media
Madelain Roscher – Managing Director: PR Worx
Mandy Kojetin – Senior Consultant: Atmosphere Communications
Maritha Pritchard – HOD: University of Johannesburg
Megann Outram – Regional Director: Atmosphere Communications
Natalie Pringle – Mentor: Personal Brilliance
Neo Mokoena – Group Social Media Manager: Investec
Nicky James – Owner and Senior Consultant: Tribeca Public Relations
Nicola Chaning-Pearce – Founder: Tynago Communications
Nikki Munsie – Business Director: Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS)
Palesa Madumo – Executive Director of Strategy: Vuma Reputation Management
Peter Mann – CEO: Meropa Communications
Pheliswa Mayekiso – Media and Internal Communications Manager: Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Pieter Pretoruis – General Manager Strategic Marketing: Eskom
Reatile Tekateka – Managing Partner: Engage Joe Public
Ronel Rensburg – Professor of Communication and PR: University of Pretoria
Roslyn Jones- Corporate Communications Consultant: Anglo American Platinum
Ruth Kolevsohn – Chief Operating Officer: Burson Cohn & Wolfe
Sharon Piehl – Managing Director: Fleishman Hillard and Partners
Sonja Verwey – Professor and Head of Department of Strategic Communication: University of Johannesburg
Sylvester Chauke- Chief Architect: DNA Brand Architects
Tasneem Carrim – Chief Director Policy & Research at Government Communication and Information System: GCIS
Thandi Moticoe- Director: Purple Room Communications
Tom Manners – Managing Director: Clockwork Media
Vincent Magwenya – Founder and CEO: Conversations Media and Communications

After a search for judges between the ages of 18 and 30 residing in Johannesburg, Durban, or Cape Town who are currently employed, self-employed, studying towards a qualification in public relations or actively involved in the industry, eleven talented entries were selected for the PRISMs Young Judges for the PRISM Awards 2018.

The PRISM Awards young judging panel comprises of the following;

Boitumelo Molusi – PR Account Manager: Frayintermedia
Floyd Magubane – Marketing Graduate: Boston Media House
Khangelani Dziba – Senior Brand Architect: DNA Brand Architect
Nontobeko Vilakati – Student: University of Johannesburg
Phushaza Sibiya – Content Producer and Presenter: Talk Radio 702
Sanele Mashinini – Public Relations Intern: Burson Cohn& Wolfe
Simbongile Ndlangisa – Co-founder & Director: Melenial Media
Simone Carter- Lecturer: University of Johannesburg
Sithulile Mbayi – Business Analyst: Discovery
Warren Mposi – Account Manager: Magna Carta
Wynand Monyeseala – Graduate: University of South Africa
Simone Carter – Lecturer: University of Johannesburg

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