CoreXalance 7th Annual Media Credit Awards Evening – JHB

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This year marked the 7th Annual Media Credit Awards Evening and what a fantastic event it was handing out awards to those Media Owners who displayed excellent in Credit Management. This year we welcomed two new Media Owners to our family, Provantage and Paarl Media. We look forward their continued involvement in the future. More great news is the merger between NAB and Habari, now known as Spark Media.

CoreXalance started the Awards in 2009 to honour and celebrate the Finance and Credit Departments of the various Media Owners who subscribe to our services. These Departments are the backbone of any organisation and it has been our pleasure to celebrate them and this year has been no exception.

With the Carnival Theme, guests were welcomed with soda pops and chip sticks, with popcorn and candyfloss to follow. The food, games, ambiance and sweets all oozed carnival. After the awards, our guest let their hair down and enjoyed the Magician (that had very tricky fingers) and heartily participated in the fun and games that was set up for the evening as well as a photo booth for those lasting memories. Prizes were up for grabs as the guests participated in, Pop the Balloon, The Ping Pong Challenge, Ring Toss, Straw-Smarties Challenge and of course Hula Hooping! Besides our awards, Ellis, Director of MCC walked away with a humongous teddy bear and Lorinda, from Primedia Broadcasting won the Prize of the night, a R1000 Woolworths voucher. Sibongile from Caxton won the largest jar of jelly beans ever! Congratulations!

It gives us great pleasure to recognise and award our Media Owners for their dedication and hard work during the year. Here are our winners:-

• ‘Hands On’ Award – This award is given to the Media Owners who pay their fees on time, send their monthly schedules in on time and RSVP and attend the monthly CoreXalance meetings.
2nd Runner up: The Citizen
Runner up: Media 24 Magazines
Winner: Independent Newspapers

• ‘How Low Can You Go’ Award – This award is given to the Media Owners with the lowest overdue percentage by resolving queries, passing necessary credits quickly and collecting debt well.
2nd Runner up: Media 24 Magazines
Runner up: Carpe Diem
Winner: Times Media

• ‘Best Media Debtors Department’ Award – This award is voted by the agencies, as well as CoreXalance and focuses on how quickly and efficiently a Media Owner resolves queries and responds to emails and phone calls.
2nd Runner up: DSTV
Joint Runner up: Independent / Ads 24
Winner: Times Media

• ‘Most Improved Debtors Book’ Award – This award is given to the Media Owners who have shown an improvement in debtors books percentage.
Joint 2nd Runner up: Spark Media (NAB) / United Stations
Runner up: Times Media
Winner: Carpe Diem

• ‘Most Consistent Improved Debtors Books’ – This award is given to the Media Owners who had the biggest and most consistent increase in collections over 12 months.
Joint 2nd Runner up: Spark Media (NAB) / Caxton
Runner up: Carpe Diem
Winner: The Citizen

• ‘Media Credit Professional Of The Year’ Award – This award celebrates the great work an individual does for their respective credit departments. Individuals are judged on returning calls, quick and effective responses to queries, sustaining an effective relationship with others and being an all-round effective and professional individual.
Winner: Anastatia Retief

• ‘Overall Media Credit Excellence 2015’ Award – This award takes all of the above categories into consideration and is the overall award of the evening and the year.
2nd Runner up: The Citizen
Runner up: Times Media
Winner: Independent Newspapers
Congratulations to all our winners! The fun doesn’t stop here! We’ll be presenting the Cape Town Media Owners with their Awards the 26th November 2015.

The CoreXalance Team

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