Plum Awards: all the winners!

The best of New Media’s creativity – here are the Plum winners.

New Medians celebrate innovation, creativity and excellence with the Plum Awards each quarter, where the best of our work and our people are judged in a variety of categories.

‘It’s a very democratic process,’ says Sandy Welch, senior editor on Multichoice, who convenes the awards. ‘Teams submit their best work, it’s loaded onto our intranet and then the whole company votes on what they think is best.

‘Individual winners are nominated by heads of departments, for going above and beyond their job descriptions.’

Here are all the winners:


  • Best cover – TASTE (Woolworths)
  • Best coverline or headline in English/ Afrikaans – VISI
  • Best feature  (specialised writing, such as finance, health, consumer) – MEDICLINIC
  • Best feature (leisure, lifestyle, food, decor and entertainment) – VISI
  • Best layout – PRIVÉ (Sun International)
  • Best photographic spread – PLASCON
  • Best issue – ACKERMANS
  • Best internal communications issue – SIYASIZA (FNB)*


  • Best online article – DStv MYMAG*
  • Best app/website/mobisite/microsite – VODACOM NOW
  • Best email marketing (newsletters/marketing campaign) – EATOUT
  • Best video – SILVER SLIPSTREAMS (Mercedes-Benz)


  • Best column, blog or review – SIYASIZA (FNB)
  • Best profile – SIYASIZA (FNB)
  • Best internal communications feature – INSIDE SANLAM*
  • Best infographic – VISI
  • Best special edition/supplement – W MAGAZINE (Woolworths)


  • Admin – Ronnie Barlow
  • Production, retouching and support – Grant Mashonga
  • Finance – Melissa Mouries
  • Digital – Neels Kruger


  • Overall sales person of the year – Yvette Samaai
  • Newbie sales award of the year – Tina Kapoutsis
  • Overall sales team of the year – Consumer Division Sales Team


  • Coolest thing (not necessarily editorial or creative – could be a social awareness programme, community initiative or internal team building challenge) – MULTICHOICE internal comms
  • Best Manager – Leanne Feris
  • The person who named the awards: Catherine Robb

STAR AWARDS, chosen by our MD, Bridget McCarney

Grant Mashonga, Christopher Evans and Ian Peiser

* Winning work on our internal communications accounts, Sanlam, Mulitchoice and FNB, has not been displayed, in respect of our clients’ privacy.

Written by Adelle Horler

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