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Zimbabwe’s marketing body recognises outstanding marketing efforts

By our News Team | 2023

Glamorous Harare event hosted by Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) honours top individuals and organisations.

The National Exceptional Awards, hosted by the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ), took place recently at the Golden Conifer function venue in Harare.

 

Sponsored by Surface Wilmar, through its brand Buttercup Margarine, the event celebrated the outstanding achievements of marketers and their organisations in Zimbabwe, in a glamorous all-black theme with a touch of green and gold. Those in marketing-related fields were also honoured.

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The National Exceptional Awards recognise excellence in Zimbabwean marketing and marketing-related fields. Photo credit: MAZ

On each category, the diamond winner was the top position, symbolising the pinnacle of achievement and excellence. A platinum award went to those in second place.

 

For Best Video / TV Advert of the Year 2023, Nyaradzo Group was the diamond winner with its Rongeka advert, followed by Pure Oil Industries with the ‘Aura Beauty Soap Skin That Glows’ campaign. 

 

In the category for Best Radio Advert of the Year 2023, Econet Wireless was the diamond winner with the ‘Hallo 25’ campaign, followed by Nyaradzo Group with its Wamuwana advert. 

 

Zimnat Construction House Status Branding was selected as the Best Outdoor Advert of the Year 2023, followed by OK Zimbabwe Grand Challenge. 

 

The Best Website of the Year 2023, went to Croco Motors, followed by Zimnat in second place.

 

Econet Wireless was the diamond winner in the category of Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year 2023 with its Econet Victoria Falls marathon campaign, while West Property came in second with its Pomona City campaign.

 

Best Customer Experience of the Year 2023 was taken by Nyaradzo group, followed OK Zimbabwe as the platinum winner. 

 

For the Best New Product or Innovation of the Year category, National Foods limited was the diamond winner, with Pearlenta Nutri Active Breakfast Cereals in second.

 

The award for Best Marketing-Oriented SME of the Year 2023 was scooped by Powerlive Zimbabwe, followed by The Legacy Car Rental as the platinum winner. 

 

StarFM was the diamond winner for the Best Marketing Services Supplier of the Year 2023 and Askeland Media & Advertising was the platinum winner. 

 

The Best Corporate Event of the Year 2023 was won by Delta beverages for the Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival. Econet Zimbabwe won the platinum award with its Econet Victoria Falls Marathon.

 

Young Achiever /Upcoming Marketer of the Year 2023 was scooped by Gamuchirai Sibanda from Zimnat as the diamond winner, followed by Cuthbert Nduwure from CIMAS as the platinum winner. 

 

Kudzai Munemo (Econet Wireless) was in first position for Brand Manager of the Year 2023, with the platinum award going to Nomagugu Matafare (National Foods Limited). 

 

Dr Douglas Mboweni from Econet Wireless scooped the diamond award for Marketing-Oriented CEO/Managing Director of the Year 2023, followed by Kenneth Sharpe (WestProp) as the platinum winner.

 

Public Relations Practitioner of the Year 2023 was awarded to Dr George Manyaya (ZESA), with Kissmore Murandu (Delta Corporation) as the platinum winner.

 

Tafadzwa L. Gotora (Bakers Ogilvy) was first for the Digital Marketing Practitioner of the Year 2023, followed by David Duri (Econet) in the second position. 

 

Sales Manager of the Year 2023 was Darlington Mabvure from Nyaradzo Group. Shalmore Khuleya (Dendairy Private Limited) was the platinum winner in the same category.

 

Tariro Muchena, in recognition to her outstanding work this year as GM-Marketing Services at Econet Wireless, was named Champion Marketer (Executive) of the Year 2023, with Lesley Gibbons from Pureoil Industries as the platinum winner.

 

You can find out more about the MAZ National Exceptional Awards and the full list of winners here.

  

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