PIn honour of the local digital advertising/marketing and publishing works in the media industry, the 12th annual Bookmark awards celebration showed its commitment to digital excellence by being nimble and forward thinking. 

The much-anticipated annual event was for the first time digitised due to the cancellation of the onsite event owing to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Media and advertising joined virtually to celebrate as industry peers were awarded for their pioneering efforts.

Primedia Broadcasting walked away with six awards. Primedia was jointly awarded  best online publisher with  

Eyewitness News (EWN) won gold for best online news video,  two bronze awards in the Best Specialist Publisher Site category for the special feature “Government or God” which zooms in on the water crisis in South Africa by using Makhanda in the Eastern Cape as a case study asking if the province could be a microcosm of the country in 2030.

“As a media business, we take our role in society very seriously. In these recent days, it has once again reiterated the critical importance of reliable, trustworthy and useful content. We are delighted with the awards which is testament to the extraordinary talent we have in our business.” Trish Taylor , Western Cape Primedia Broadcasting CEO.

‘We congratulate all the nominees and our award winners for the phenomenal and tireless work they put in.

Ever at the forefront of news and trends affecting South Africans we are delighted to have our efforts acknowledged and receive these accolades.” Taylor concluded.

Here is the full list of the awards Primedia Broadcasting walked away with:

  1. Bronze – Best Publisher Award, CapeTalk
  2. Bronze – Best Online News Video, Borders (Thomas Holder for EWN)
  3. Bronze – Best Specialist Publisher Site, Government or God? (EWN)
  4. Gold     – Best Online News Video JHBs Toughest Cop (Thomas Holder for EWN)
  5. Black Pixel Special Honours – Best Online Publisher, Primedia Broadcasting and
  6. Black Pixel Special Honours – Best Online Journalist, Thomas Holder (EWN)
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