BEE & CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility and Awards

Arts and Culture Trust (ACT): BUZ Publicity was recognised as Arts and Culture Publicist of the Year in 1999 and 2004 – one of only two companies in South African to have won this prestigious industry award twice.

BUZ Publicity was singled out as one of the top 10 publicity companies in South Africa in the 2008 edition of the advertising industry publication The Annual, edited by Jeremy Maggs.

BUZ Publicity was a finalist for the 2009 Business and Arts South Africa Awards, in the category of a small business supporting an arts project for the work BUZ does with the Trevor Huddleston Centre.

Bridget van Oerle is well respected by her peers in the arts sector and is regularly called on to facilitate skills development workshops and present papers and speeches at industry events.

She is a mentor the BASA Barloworld Arts Mentoring Project,. CSI projects include mentoring the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre in Sophiatown, the Masakhane Project in Emndeni Soweto which specialises in sports, arts and culture for the youth and for the Zasekaya Market in Newtown and has recently started assisting the Shwe Shwe Poppies PR team

Corporate social responsibility and training

We strongly believe in skills development, both in-house and within the broader creative industries, and regularly host interns. BUZ also deals extensively with micro-businesses and small, previously disadvantaged suppliers. In addition, we regularly undertake pro bono work in the industry. BUZ is currently doing on site training with an intern.