Scout PR & Social Media has been named “Best Digital Media Marketing Management Platform – Cape Town” in the African Business Excellence Awards 2021. MEA Markets announced the return of the African Business Excellence Awards in 2021, and has once again looked to highlight and recognise the industry leaders from the varied sectors and specialisms across the continent.

According to MEA Markets editor Alexandra Abraham: “Africa is home to a plethora of business and enterprises that continue to thrive and excel despite the many issues that the current global situation has brought. Our awards will showcase and cast a spotlight on the dedicated entrepreneurs and innovative professionals, whose work and determination has helped to drive Africa to be recognised as one of the leading places for national and international business. From agriculture, mining and manufacturing, to investment banking and travel & tourism, we look to recognise those businesses that go above and beyond in what they do…”

African Business Excellence Awards 2021 showcases strength and success within a given field. “It is also a great opportunity to confirm the belief you have in your work and your products.” Abraham adds.

Scout PR & Social Media was nominated for the awards in May 2021. Thereafter, MEA Market’s independent judging panel evaluated all the award nominees and took note of all supporting documentation provided and supplied via nominees. A dedicated research team was on-hand to prepare case-files via merit-orientated research into public domain sources. Scout PR & Social Media had to demonstrate expertise within its given field, as well as dedication to client service and satisfaction, and commitment to excellence and quality. 

Speaking about receiving the award,  Scout PR & Social Media Director Lauren Shantall states: “It is indeed a great opportunity to reflect and acknowledge all those that play a part in Scout, from the team, to our suppliers, to our esteemed clients. Nothing comes from nothing. This is the 8th year of Scout’s existence and we are grateful that the work we do for the brands we represent has been acknowledged in this way.”

“We’re humbled to have received several industry awards since starting the agency in 2013 and each such recognition spurs us on to do even better – we’re quite hard on ourselves and so we do like to keep pushing! We’re thankful to MEA Markets for this acknowledgement – it gives us even more encouragement and drive to continue expanding and improving our digital and social media repertoire, responding agilely to the many changes and shifts of recent times!”

Scout PR & Social Media has the privilege of looking after a bouquet of top local and international brands including Spier, Plascon, Herman Miller Africa, Design Indaba, Nando’s Design Programme and Clout/SA, De Toren, and a host of others. The agency’s integrated communications services span influencer management, digital and traditional PR, social media content creation and community management, and paid campaigns across social and digital.

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