Leigh Andrews

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

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She is passionate about issues of inclusion, equality and diversity, the only SA finalist shortlisted for the Women in Marketing #WIMawards2017, 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
 
#AfricaMonth: "Get inspired by an unorthodox approach to ideas" - Xolisa Dyeshana

I caught up with Xolisa Dyeshana - CCO of Joe Public United and SA representative on the international board of the One Club for Creativity - while he was in transit at the airport, for his post-Creative Week One Show reflections this #AfricaMonth...

By Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago

Experience all-suite luxury at the Peninsula Hotel

The iconic windswept trees that hug the Queens Beach corner of Sea Point's Platinum Mile signify a strong link to the past for the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel. Its recent refurbishment has polished the perks that regulars love, while adding a fresh sparkle with soothing touches of the sunset-kissed sea everywhere you look...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Social storytelling 101: Stop and sharpen your marketing axe

On Friday, 18 May 2018, Cape Town's marketing set descended on the Park Inn Radisson, for Meltwater's latest Biz Breakfast session with Treeshake's Dave Duarte on the art of social storytelling...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Wade Moonsamy

This #AfricaMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Wade Moonsamy, senior designer at Grid Worldwide, currently ranked as top designer in Africa and the Middle East based on the most recent Loeries rankings...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Scaling up with Startupbootcamp's 'sandbox' success

Philip Kiracofe calls himself an 'adventure capitalist'. Here's how the Startupbootcamp initiative he co-founded is solving problems corporates didn't know they had while giving African startups a boost, and how you can get involved...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Sharon Keith on leaving the Coca-Cola high

Sharon Keith made a name for herself as marketing director at Coca-Cola Africa, but is now bubbling over with the need to pursue other professional and personal interests...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is usually filled with chatter about the winning work and those impressive evening gowns the celebs wear. Comments following the 2018 version are proving more substantial than usual, as diversity was front and foremost at the 71st Cannes Film Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2018

Tantalising tapas-style Winter antipasti at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del Capo

On a day that started with a misty chill and brightened to crisp winter perfection, I joined the select group of media dining at Terra del Capo at Anthonij Rupert Wyne on the L'Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek to sample their new tapas-style winter antipasti menu. Get those taste buds ready! This is definitely one to add to your Winter to-do list...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Lorraine Maisel

This #AfricaMonth, we go behind the selfie with Lorraine Maisel, founder and director of Styling Concepts in Johannesburg and Press Room in Cape Town...

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2018

#FairnessFirst: Stand with Swift SA's #ThatsNotOK

Focus was on the film industry last week, with Roman Polanski negating the importance of the #MeToo movement, branding it 'mass hysteria'. Pledge to stand with Sisters Working in Film and TV (Swift)'s #ThatsNotOK...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Bogosi Motshegwa

This #AfricaMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Bogosi Motshegwa, strategic planner at Net#work BBDO...

By Leigh Andrews 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Pitching for Africa

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2018

Classy magnificence of Clos Malverne's winter lifestyle package

Passing landmarks as scenic as they sound - hello, Vineyard Lake - a stay at Clos Malverne in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch is the winter break you're dreaming of. The working farm is down -to-earth and charming, with a tangible sense of relaxation everywhere. And the food - my goodness, the food...

By Leigh Andrews 7 May 2018

#FairnessFirst: The end of the 'inclusion, equality and diversity' talk as we know it?

Inclusion, equality and diversity have long been societal ideals, but there's no denying 'diversity fatigue' is setting in - and we're nowhere near the end goal yet. Here's why it's time to step away from the buzzwords and take action - literally...

By Leigh Andrews 7 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: "We're not the United States of Africa"

AfricArena panellists offered various case studies on doing business in Africa and explained why it's time to focus on partnerships and collaboration across the continent before setting sights off our shores...

By Leigh Andrews 4 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Feed our startup gazelles and unicorns with funding

Last week's AfricArena media event highlighted the continent's 'funding starvation syndrome', the African startup pyramid, and why we need to boost both the African startup gazelles and unicorns alike...

By Leigh Andrews 3 May 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... John Vlismas

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with 'lord of the chance' and Loerie Awards MC of note John Vlismas, formally of Whacked Management and OGO Productions...

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2018

#FairnessFirst: National Geographic's 'Race' issue

National Geographic has tackled the issue of its own 'racist reporting' over its 130-year history in its April 2018 issue, dedicated to the topic of race...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Apr 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Franco D'Onofrio

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Franco D'Onofrio, founding partner of Twiga Communications...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2018

Matthew Buckland on reigniting Burn Media

Matthew Buckland explains his latest role change at Creative Spark, what it means for Burn Media going forward, and the biggest digital media trends he's anticipating from 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Apr 2018

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