Ferdi de Vos is an award-winning automotive, travel and lifestyle journalist, and an experienced media consultant with in-depth Marketing and Communications experience and extensive PR knowledge.
With his intimate knowledge of the automotive industry he provides content to a variety of magazines, online publications, websites and newspapers including the online portal Wheels24 and newspapers Beeld, Die Burger and Volksblad in the Media24 group, the magazines and online portals of Driven, Premier, Inflight and SLOW in the TCB Media group, motorsportmedia.co.za and Bakkie & Car in the MC Media group, and Automobil and Imperial Auto for the Future Group, He also assists with special projects and the development of strategic plans for the publishing groups.
His has won numerous industry awards, the most recent being the 2016 SA Guild of Motoring Journalists’ (SAGMJ) Motoring Journalist of the Year award. He again won the Bridgestone SA Environmental Award and have also been adjudged the 2016 Photojournalist of the Year and winner of the Digital Media (Motorsport) category. He was 2016 runner-up in the categories Digital Media (Motoring), Newspaper and magazine (Motoring).
In 2015 he was adjudged Newspaper Journalist of the Year (Motoring) and runner-up in the Newspaper Journalist of the Year (Motorsport) title.
While at Toyota South Africa the in-house magazine Toyota ZONE was judged the Overall Best Corporate Publication in the SA Publication Forum Awards (2012) and as editor of WIEL the magazine won numerous publishing awards (1999-2007). He was also adjudged South African Motoring Journalist of the Year in 1992, 1994 and 1997, the first to win the title three times.
Besides his official qualifications he has done numerous courses, including sub-editing (1989) and management (1995) and marketing courses (1991-2006), the Toyota Marketing Course (TWSM) in Japan (2008), as well as Toyota Business Practices (2009) and Performance Management Courses (2011).