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, 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
 
Amy Kleinhans-Curd on her entrepreneurial gifts from Madiba and other 'giants'

On Wednesday, 20 February, Miss SA 1992 and philanthropic businesswoman Amy Kleinhans-Curd was the Red & Yellow School's lunchtime lecturer. She shared her personal journey and three insights from Madiba and other 'giants' at her table that this country - particularly local businesses and entrepreneurs - can't do without...

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Gail Schimmel

This week we go behind the selfie with Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB), and writer...

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago

Instagrammers, don't miss the slurp-worthy shakes and picture-perfect burgers at Gibson's

Seated at one of the best tables an Instagrammer could ask for at the V&A Waterfront, with a view over both the harbour and across the Cape Wheel to the lightly-clouded Table Mountain, Gibson's Gourmet Burgers and Ribs is an Instagrammer's dream location...

By Leigh Andrews 22 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#WorldRadioDay: John Maytham on radio's role in 2019

On 13 February - World Radio Day - media veteran John Maytham shared memories, insights and impersonations from his radio career in a full-to-the-rafters lunchtime lecture held at Red & Yellow School...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Leigh-Anne Williams

Fitting for World Radio Day, this week we go behind the selfie with Leigh-Anne Williams, presenter on Good Hope FM's 'Lunch with Leigh-Anne' as well as SABC3's Expresso...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Readdressing advertising gender equality behind-the-scenes, with the Gerety Awards

The global Gerety Awards have launched, signalling a marked shift in award shows themselves redefining their role, especially as much of the advertising industry is aiming to redefine itself in these tricky times...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Feb 2019

Listen up! Why Mastercard is becoming a sonic brand

Get ready to recognise the Mastercard brand not only with your eyes but also your ears. That's right, the latest phase of its brand evolution involves sonic melody that's set to form part of your Mastercard brand experience in the future...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2019

How Dan Mace embraced his otherness to enhance his true creativity

SA-born filmmaker now based in New York, Dan Mace, was the speaker at Creative Mornings Cape Town's first event of the year, where he spoke through all things surreal, and how to put your otherness to your creative advantage...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Feb 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Auryn Hiscock

This week we go behind the selfie with Auryn Hiscock, now creative director at Fort...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Feb 2019

Global CEOs to reskill, redefine and recycle in Cape Town with YPO

YPO is hosting the world's largest gathering of chief executives, its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. YPO member Julia Raphaely, also CEO of Associated Media Publishing, shares what to expect...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting

One of the basic tenets of journalism is to tell the true story. But everyone's version of the story is shaded by personal background - and what if your background doesn't match that of the subject? It shouldn't make a difference, but it does. Here's why UK publishers are now hiring diversity executives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2019

How SA's own Melusi 'Mloo' Mhlungu got to make a Super Bowl ad

SA's own Melusi 'Mloo' Mhlungu, now at David Miami, worked on one of the 2019 Super Bowl ads...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Melissa Attree's top content marketing trends for right now

Those that fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Luckily, in the January 2019 Meltwater webinar, Ogilvy Cape Town's creative director Melissa Attree explained how to evolve your content marketing strategy for success in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jan 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Grant Sithole

This week we go behind the selfie with Grant Sithole, chief creative officer at Avatar agency...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The death of Facebook? Not quite. Meet the social media of the future

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the final part of my three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jan 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Gillian Rightford

This week we go behind the selfie with Gillian Rightford, managing director of Adtherapy and a speaker at the upcoming 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message

When Marian Salzman (one of the world's top trendspotters) invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the second of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Time to stand for purpose-led marketing and social impact advertising

Barbara Gardner Proctor, the woman who helped introduce the Beatles to America through a deal with Vee-Jay records, was also the first black female to own an ad agency in America back in 1970. With her passing this December, we look back at the impact of her firsts and why they still hold true in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Jan 2019

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