2015 Awards


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IABC Africa celebrated world class communication excellence at the gala event of its annual conference at the end of last month in Johannesburg. Not only six Gold Quill Awards and ten African Quill Awards were handed over, but the continent also applauded its new IABC Fellow. 








The Gold Quill Awards can be regarded as the Oscars of the communication profession. Globally a total of 313 entries have been awarded this year. Altogether 15 countries are represented on the winners list – and South Africa is proudly one of them. “We have submitted 26 entries of communication excellence across various industries. Of these, six global winners emerged and ten African winners,” said Mari Lee, the 2015 IABC Gold Quill Chair Africa.

The winners are:
Winner Company Programme
Lovemore Nalube Cape Peninsula University of Technology Live video streaming of the 2014 graduation ceremonies
Charmane Russel Russel and Associates Platinum wage negotiations
Charmane Russel Russel and Associates Harmony Gold integrated report 2014
Charmane Russel Russel and Associates Gibela launch
Lelanie de Wet University of the Free State #faceofFacebook student engagement campaign
Chantelle Schutte The Apostolic Faith Mission One AFM Game Plan: preparing the church for strategic measurement
Riana Sinden Barclays Africa Group Ltd Engaging employees to re-energise a service philosophy through a customer at heart campaign
Leonie Bolleurs University of the Free State B Safe Take Action campaign
Mari Lee DevCom / Sappi From fighting fires to establishing dialogue circles
Biren Valodia Mediclinic Southern Africa Delivering on the brand promise – a focus on the patient


Daniel Munslow (middle) hands the trophy for the highest scoring African Quill entry to Lovemore Nalube (left) and his colleague from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.





Dr. Amanda Hamilton-Attwell, founder and CEO of Business DNA, was publicly commended on African soil after receiving the Fellow Award at the 2015 IABC World Conference in June in San Francisco, USA. The IABC Fellow designation is the highest honour the organisation confers upon its members and is awarded to communication professionals for exceptional leadership and service to IABC.

Amanda was one of five global leaders to be honoured this year. “This global acknowledgement was the most humbling moment of my life. Back in South Africa, I realised that I have a responsibility to continue giving back to the profession. I am indeed passionate about the communication profession and industry,” Amanda said.


Daniel Munslow congratulates Amanda Hamilton-Attwell on her Fellow Award




“The IABC has again proven to be the global professional body, which provides the framework and support we need to achieve our goals as excellent communication professionals,” said Daniel Munslow, IABC Africa Regional Chairperson.





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