Hall of Fame 2016 | African Digital Media Awards

African Digital Media Awards

31 Jan 2017
Sankara Hotel Nairobi, Woodvale Grove, Westlands Nairobi

Hall of Fame 2016 | African Digital Media Awards

Hall of Fame 2016

Award Winners 2016

Media24, South Africa
Nation Media Group, Kenya

Second place
Independent Newspapers Ltd

Media24, South Africa
Kick Off www.media24.com
The Standard Group Ltd., Kenya
SDE, www.standardmedia.co.ke

Second place
Independent Newspapers Ltd.
Condé Nast House & Garden

Independent Newspapers Ltd, South Africa
IOL: What would you take a bullet for?

Second place
Nation Media Group, Kenya
NTV Wild

Times Media Ltd, South Africa
TMG Election App

Second place
The Voice of America, USA
How Long Have Africa's Presidents Held Office

Media24, South Africa
News24 Elections

Second place
Eyewitness News, South Africa
Eyewitness News

Special mention
Standard Group Ltd., Kenya
Mobile Service

Media24, South Africa
Men's Health – Belly Off

Second place
Independent Newspapers Ltd., South Africa
Condé Nast House & Garden App

Mail & Guardian, South Africa
M&G iPad Edition: 5 August 2016
Independent Newspapers Ltd., South Africa
IOL Tablet App

Second place
24.com, South Africa
News24 App

Media24, South Africa
Women's Health – Next Fitness Star

Second place
Nation Media Group, Kenya
My Network

Media24, South Africa
Client – John Deere

Second place
Media24, South Africa
Huisgenoot.com & SARIE.com
Client – Afrikaans.com

Times Media Ltd., South Africa
Wanted Online

Second place
Independent Newspapers Ltd., South Africa


Jury Members

IAB SA Head of Education & Transformation, South Africa

Astrid Ascar has 25 years’ experience working in the media industry across radio, television, print and digital platforms. She began her career as a journalist, working as a reporter, producer and presenter in current affairs, news and entertainment. In 1999 Astrid made the transition to management, and has over the years launched two TV channels, as well as radio and digital content businesses for some of South Africa’s leading media groups.

Astrid has held editorial and operational management positions and has worked with a range of SA-based media brands including Times Media Limited, BDFM, Naspers, Multichoice, CNBC Africa, and the SABC.

She has been running her own media, marketing and content consultancy for the past seven years, and regularly gives talks and facilitates workshops, conferences and training sessions for her clients – these range from digital media integration strategy sessions to media skills.

The core focus of her current work is to assist her clients in getting to grips with how to leverage digital media and marketing platforms, and how to integrate these into traditional businesses, practises and approaches. She crafts digital strategies, and assists with implementation, including the conceptualisation, production and distribution of content.

Astrid is particularly passionate about training and education, and volunteers as the Head of Education for the IAB SA (Interactive Advertising Bureau SA), the organisation that represents the digital marketing, advertising and media industry in South Africa.

CEO and co-founder, KIT, Sweden

CEO and co-founder of KIT, a digital media startup focused on high-quality journalism. Prior to that, most recently he ran the digital business division at Bonnier Tidskrifter. He has held marketing and digital media roles at Unilever and NBC Universal, among others. He currently serves on the board of Bonnier Corporation in the U.S., Mediafy, Beckmans College of Design and IAB Sweden. He has a B.S. from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Country Lead, Code for Kenya, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Kenya

Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is currently serving as a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists and leader of the Code for Kenya team working to bring together data journalists and technologists to produce innovative storytelling.  She previously worked at the Nation Media Group where she rose to become the first woman news editor and investigations editor. More recently, she was founding editor of the Star newspaper in Nairobi. A Nieman Fellow and 1992 recipient of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award winner, Catherine is co-authored of “S.M Otieno: Kenya’s Unique Burial Saga.”

Freelance journalist, journalism trainer and media consultant, Cape Town, South Africa

Raymond Joseph began his journalism in 1974 as a cadet reporter at South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail. He has worked for mainstream, community and tabloids newspapers in senior editorial positions.

He is a former ICFJ/Knight International Journalism Fellow and an ex editor and board member of The Big Issue South Africa, which he helped launch in 1996.
Over the decades he has witnessed many changes in journalism and has regularly reinvented himself, including making the transition to multimedia and data-driven storytelling. He is a former head of Code for South Africa’s media programme and its data journalism academy.

Today, he works as a freelance journalist, journalism trainer and media consultant. He has a particular interest in Twitter and other social media platforms as journalism tools, and also is an expert in online and social media content verification. He offers training to journalists in these areas and also works as a freelance assessor for the Poynter-hosted International Fact-Checking Network.

President, Lamb Consulting, USA

Peter Lamb

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Lamb is a Strategy Consultant, now living in Miami, Florida, and specialising in media companies. "The goal of my consulting practice is to utilise the sophisticated strategic marketing principles and techniques, learned while doing my MBA at Harvard Business School, meshing them with a hands-on sales approach, to generate new revenue streams for publications and websites. ROI is achieved by focusing on NEW-NEW revenue ... from customers that have never used our products before: print or online."

Brand strategist, public speaker, and advertising commentator, Johannesburg, South Africa

Andy has been passionate about the linkage between creativity and commercial effectiveness throughout his career. This led to his involvement in the APEX awards, South Africa’s equivalent of the Effies, almost 15 years ago.  He has served as Chair of the APEX Jury for over 10 years, and in 2015 was chosen as a judge in the Creative Effectiveness category of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, which is recognised as the world’s premier creative awards programme. 

He began his career as a brand manager, but after seven years in marketing management, chose to move to the advertising side of the fence, joining Ogilvy & Mather in Johannesburg. 

In 1997, Andy co-founded Yellowwood Brand Architects, the first specialist brand strategy consultancy in South Africa.  Yellowwood became part of the TBWA Group in 2009 and is recognised as a leader in its field across Africa.  Andy remains involved as Chairman of Yellowwood.

He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers in the brand communications industry.

BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, BBC, United Kingdom

Dmitry is responsible for developing and implementing the BBC’s digital editorial offer for all 28 non-English foreign language new services (soon to be 40 due to expansion in Asia, Africa and Europe). Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dmitry has worked in various editorial-development roles for the digital section of BBC News. These roles have required liaison between editorial, product and strategy teams in order to drive innovation and develop new ways of reaching audiences, increasing engagement across the world and, crucially, driving culture change is newsrooms.

Associate professor​ at University ​of Gothenburg, Sweden and professor (II) at Volda University College, Norway

Westlund is associate professor at University ​of Gothenburg (Sweden) and professor (II) at Volda University College (Norway). He is an award winning researcher and teacher. He has researched the production, distribution and consumption of news through various methods for a decade, focusing especially on the shifts towards digital technologies such as mobile media.

He has also done research on technological dependence, media innovation, mobile search, media trust, etc. Westlund has authored more than 100 different publications, including articles in approximately 20 different journals, official inquiries for the Swedish government and the EU-commission, and many book chapters. He serves on the editorial board of six different journals, and has guest edited special issues/sections for two different journals.

From 2017 to 2020 he leads a major research project on digital journalism, for which he received a large grant together with professors in Sweden and the US. He is also an external collaborator/professor for research grant projects focusing on mobile media and other ICTs in relation to journalism, in Singapore and Spain respectively. 

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