Flow Communications

Cheers and praise rang through the Flow office and studios this morning, and with good reason: winning six awards in one go is no small matter.

The New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards, which took place last night, aim to recognise corporates, agencies and individuals for their innovative, strategic and groundbreaking campaigns on social and digital media.

Flow scooped six awards, two gold and four silver, for work done for South African Tourism, Mandela Day (through the Nelson Mandela Foundation) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa, some of our biggest clients.

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Tara with keynote speaker Alan Knott-Craig Jr, founder of Project Isizwe a non-profit organisation facilitating the roll-out of free Wi-Fi networks across Africa.

The list of awards is:

  • Excellence in Content Marketing – Gold (South African Tourism)
  • Top Graphic Designer Award – Gold (Mandela Day)
  • Legacy Award – Silver (#MeetSouthAfrica campaign for South African Tourism)
  • Best Low Budget Campaign – Silver (#iam4rhinos campaign for WWF-SA)
  • Best Use of Social Media Loyalty Programme – Silver (#MeetSouthAfrica)
  • Innovative Use of Digital Media – Silver (Big Five website, South African Tourism)

Flow Communications CEO Tara Turkington says: “We are thrilled with the awards we’ve won. The fact that we won awards for three different clients, made the event even more special. It says a lot about the depth of the work that we at Flow do.”

“It’s awesome to have our work recognised and celebrated. We love what we do, and it shows. Well done to all the talented and passionate guys and gals at Flow who made winning these awards possible,” says William Price, global manager: digital at South African Tourism.

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Caroline Smith (on the right) was caught by surprise when she had to join Morgan Beatbox on stage.

Flow graphic designer Ryan Levenson, who received the Top Graphic Designer Award (Gold) for his work on the Mandela Day website, says: “I’m really excited to win this award. In the words of someone I really look up to, an ever-inspiring individual, someone who we all, from time to time, find ourselves thinking about, just a truly magnificent, colossal being … Ricky Bobby: ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”

The awards judges complimented Tara on the fact that all our award entries had been submitted in an outstanding fashion, with all the details covered, making them a pleasure to mark.

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Tiffany Turkington-Palmer, Kat Fouché and Tara Turkington pose with the awards. (Image: Flow Communications)

And where there are Flowstars, there’s always a bit of fun.

Flowstar Caroline Smith was invited onto the stage by international celebrity beatboxer Morgan Beatbox to be a part of the “band” – which was the work of Tara.

“While I love the limelight, I usually prefer to have rehearsed a little first. I owe Tara a surprise onstage experience, and she’ll get it when she’s least expecting it!” says Caroline.

New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards organiser Stephen Paxton and Morgan Beatbox think Caroline has a promising future in the limelight. Said Paxton: “Please inform Caroline that Morgan Beatbox has contacted me and wants to make her a full-time band member. It’s a pretty good offer, I might add.”

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A very proud and happy team of Flowstars. (Image: Flow Communications)
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