Leigh Andrews

Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
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Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, 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, and can be reached at ...
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Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media
Bizcommunity - www.bizcommunity.com/
Present - Cape Town


SEO, Blogging, Creative writing, Journalism print and online


BA Journalism
Year completed:2004
Education level:Degree
Final year subjects:Journalism
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
BA (Hons) Psych
Year completed:2005
Education level:Honours
Final year subjects:Psychometry
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#FairnessFirst: Renewed call for #TimesUp in the entertainment media industry

Annual film award season is in full swing, swiftly tailed by the annual hashtags signifying lack of industry diversity. This year, in addition to #OscarsSoWhite there's been a focus on #DirectorsSoMale and renewed call to stand with the #TimesUp movement...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Kevin Ndinguri, managing director at UM South Africa

This week, we go behind the selfie with Kevin Ndinguri, new managing director at UM South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2020

Haute Cabrière brightens Franschhoek mornings with breakfast

Haute Cabrière may already be known for its classic 'Chardonnay Pinot Noir' and the panoramic views it offers of the Franschhoek Valley below from its perch on the Franschhoek Pass, but don't be surprised to now hear its name mentioned as a breakfast venue...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2020

Feel charmingly rejuvenated at Kove Collection's renovated The Marly

While the views of Camps Bay's Victoria Road sunset strip are a true drawcard for Kove Collection's five-star The Marly, there's lots to see inside the recently renovated and expanded boutique hotel and sparkly new spa, too...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Brad Smale, group MD at IPG Mediabrands

This week, we go #BehindtheSelfie with Brad Smale, group managing director at IPG Mediabrands for UM, Initiative, Reprise, Cadreon, Marketing Sciences and Mullen Lowe...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Gaynor MacArthur, co-founder and MD of Digicape

This week, we go behind the selfie with Gaynor MacArthur, co-founder and now managing director of Digicape...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands Apparel

This week, we go behind the selfie with Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands Apparel...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Dec 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Luke Goller, managing partner at Arc Interactive

This week, we go behind the selfie with Luke Goller, managing partner at Arc Interactive...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Dec 2019

Get in the festive spirit with afternoon tea at Taj Cape Town

Expect exotic teas, mini lamb bobotie pies, chestnut macarons and much more at the special afternoon tea at Taj Cape Town...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Dec 2019

#FairnessFirst: We're all part of the problem. Rethink GBV normalisation

HelloFCB+ and the City of Cape Town's "Boys do what men teach them" campaign tied in with this year's global #16daysofactivism campaign, standing out for taking an educational tactic set to inspire behaviour change rather than just raise awareness of the serious gender-based violence (GBV) issue...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Dec 2019

#CTSUW2019: The power of personal branding for entrepreneurs

My favourite session of Cape Town Startup Week 2019 was the Raw series workshop featuring SA entrepreneurs Siya Beyile and Vincent Manzini, AKA 'Sir Vincent' on the power of personal branding for entrepreneurs. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2019

#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement space

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jason Stewart, co-founder of HaveYouHeard

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jason Stewart, co-founder of HaveYouHeard...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Insights into the SA female entrepreneur's journey in 2019

Attendees of the final Future Females founders' breakfast for the year were in for a treat, as the Cape Town Startup Week edition's speakers included serial entrepreneur Catherine Luckhoff, SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor, and Pichulik founder Katherine-Mary Pichulik. Here's what they shared about their entrepreneurial journeys thus far...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Dec 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with Sibongile 'Sbosh' Mbuzwana, client partner at BrandTruth DTGL

This week, we go behind the selfie with Sibongile 'Sbosh' Mbuzwana, client partner at BrandTruth DTGL...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Dec 2019

#CreativeMornings: From homework support group to academic success in Khayelitsha

Cindy Mkaza-Siboto is co-founder of Emagqabini Education Academy, the community-based, educational non-profit organisation operating in Khayelitsha that assists township learners with after-school academic support, mentorship and career planning, based on Mkaza-Siboto's own sister Yonela's academic struggles. Here's how they've grown to support more than 100 learners...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Dec 2019

#FairnessFirst: Taking action beyond #16DaysofActivism

Unfortunately, gender-based violence is a harsh reality of everyday life for the majority of South African women. Here's what's being done to not just take a stand but also act to end GBV this #16DaysofActivism and beyond, with UN Women's global #OrangetheWorld campaign...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Dec 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Stephen Werner, station manager at KFM

This week, we go behind the selfie with Stephen Werner, now station manager at KFM for Primedia Broadcasting, Cape Town...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Simon Dingle on how media is being reimagined in the 21st century

With his characteristic dry, wry wit in full force, I sat down with entrepreneur-at-heart Simon Dingle for an exclusive interview after his Catalyst Africa presentation, on why an open internet that connects people is a winner for every industry...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Nov 2019

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