At the 2022 Most Awards, Gwen Bezuidenhout and Chris Botha both were honoured with the Media Agency Legend Award and Shepard Award respectively. The MOST Awards is an industry event that recognises professionals, agencies and media owners for their work.
Among the stars recognised were Gwen Bezuidenhout and Chris Botha.
Bezuidenhout was honoured for her work on FCB Joburg’s Toyota account, which spans three decades, says the awards. Botha received the award for having a significant media presence and for continuously giving back to the industry.
According to the awards, in an industry where the emphasis is generally not placed on the individual, and loyalty is hard to come by, ‘Tannie Gwen’, as she is affectionately known, has set the standard for teamwork, consummate professionalism and career-long dedication.
“We are thrilled and honoured to have Bezuidenhout recognised for her contribution to the agency and the advertising industry at large. She has often set the benchmark for hard-earned media value and authentic media negotiations. We therefore cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award. Congratulations, Bezuidenhout!” says Joey Khuvutlu, group MD of FCB Joburg.
Bezuidenhout has been with FCB Joburg for over 30 years, working exclusively on the Toyota South Africa account, driving client growth, building trust and ensuring that the Toyota brand is well represented in the South African media landscape, says FCB Joburg.
As a result, she has become one of the most highly regarded and respected media practitioners in the country.
Much like Bezuidenhout, media rockstar, Botha, continues to be an asset to the advertising industry. He has been a driving force in using his voice and expertise to uplift and empowers his peers and the industry at large, says the brand.
“We are incredibly proud and honoured to have Bezuidenhout and Botha walk away with these prestigious awards. They epitomise what it means to commit to providing the best possible outcome for the agencies, clients and the advertising industry. They truly are Nahana legends,” concludes Thabang Skwambane CEO of Nahana Communications Group.
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