CCID Publications acknowledged by SA Publications Forum

by CCID 16 Oct 2017

Two of the CCID’s publications, namely its quarterly newspaper, City Views, and its annual investment guide, The State of Cape Town Central City Report  were honoured recently at the SA Publication Forum’s Corporate Awards held in Johannesburg.

With City Views being acknowledged as 1st runner up in both the categories of Best Design and Best Newspaper, 2nd runner up in Best Corporate Publication, and having also received certificates of Merit for Excellence in Design, Writing and Communications, the judges in these categories called the publication a “superb piece of work on a very tight budget” and a “positive marketing tool” for the Central City that was “informative, relevant and a good role model of what can be achieved for the target audience.”

In turn, with certificates of merit received both for Excellence in Design as well as Best Publication Cover, The State of Cape Town Central City Report also received 2nd runner up for Best One-Off Publication. Comments from the judging panel included that it was “a lovely publication that makes you fall in love with Cape Town” as well as “Marvellous! Jam packed with anything and everything a developer would need to know.”

Says CCID Communications manager, Carola Koblitz: “This is such incredible acknowledgement for our small in-house team that works incredibly hard to produce a number of publications each year. The fact that the judges also commended the publications in terms of the many digital and social media platforms that exist to promote them really acknowledges the work of our entire team, from research and production of content to the careful distribution plan behind the hard copies and the additional promotion of content on our online platforms. We also need to give a huge shout out to our external design teams at Infestation Design (for City Views) and Sean Robertson (for The State of Cape Town Central City Report) for the enormous innovation they all put into the look and feel of these publications.”

Other publications produced by the Cape Town Central City Improvement District include the organisation’s Annual Report as well as its popular annual Best of Cape Town Central City guide to a selection of venues in Cape Town. The latter is produced in conjunction with New Media Publishing.