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    New appointments at Ogilvy

    Ogilvy is proud to announce three new senior appointments that deepen the client-centric approach at the recently re-founded agency. Luca Gallarelli is appointed MD of the Ogilvy Group, while Vicki Buys is appointed MD of the Ogilvy Cape Town operation and Tassin Albertyn becomes Head of Delivery. New Ogilvy Group MD Gallarelli was instrumental in […]

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    FCB Africa appoints Chief Technology Officer

    In a move which underscores the importance of technology to successful companies worldwide, FCB Africa has named Andre Pillay, currently its Chief Information Officer, as its first Chief Technology Officer, and awarded him a seat on its Executive Committee (EXCO). Making the announcement, FCB Africa Chief Executive Officer, Brett Morris, said Pillay’s responsibility in his […]

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    Move over Musk: meet the 25-year-old SA tech billionaire in the making

    South Africa has produced some of the most talented tech entrepreneurs in the world, from Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Project – a popular Linux-based operating system and the first African to travel to space – to Elon Musk, world-renowned tech entrepreneur and the brains behind Tesla’s electronic car model. While their stories are […]

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    Tribeca welcomes three interns to its 2018 internship programme

    Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) has welcomed Crystelle Laljith, Lerato Mokoena and Minkateko Babane to its 2018 internship programme. Tribeca’s six-month internship programme includes full-time, on-the-job training with a dedicated, multi-skilled consultant team, combined with SETA-accredited NQF Level 5 training that covers leadership and emotional intelligence in the workplace. “Tribeca believes that internships should afford workplace […]

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    Annicia Manyaapelo Appointed Integrated Executive Business Director at FCB Joburg

    Annicia Manyaapelo has been appointed Integrated Executive Business Director on the South African Tourism account at FCB Joburg. A graduate of GIBS Business School and both the AAA School of Advertising and Vega Brand Communications School, where she studied communications, media and brand management, Manyaapelo joined the agency after several years as a successful luxury […]

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    Andile Khumalo is the new chairman of the House of Brave

    House of Brave is proud to announce that Andile Khumalo is the group’s new Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. This follows House of Brave announcing a Black Economic Empowerment transaction in February 2018 that saw Karabo Songo and Musa Kalenga acquire an initial 25.1% of the Group through their investment company Fastgro. Karabo Songo currently […]

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    Wunderman SA welcomes Astrid Ascar to the family

    Wunderman SA has appointed digital marketing specialist, media personality and business strategist, Astrid Ascar as the global digital agency’s chief strategic officer. With close on 30 years experience, Astrid’s career has been entirely devoted to the media industry spanning radio, television, print, mobile and digital channels. With a key focus on strategic thinking, product and […]

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    Industry heavyweight Adrian Miller joins RIVERBED

    Riverbed was touted as the agency to watch in 2018, for the second consecutive year, and in addition, Riverbed CEO Monalisa Sibongile Zwambila, was nominated as the industry’s agency leader runner up; a first for a black female in the category. Being black and female-owned remains important in today’s climate and continues to be a key focus […]

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    Bonga Sibisi appointed Broll Account Manager for Mall Ads

    Bonga Sibisi has been appointed Mall Ads™ Account Manager for the Broll portfolio, managing the NON-GLA Broll team across the country. Sibisi comes with a strong agency background, having cut his teeth in brand consulting, corporate communications and entrepreneurial ventures. These skills were honed during his time at Intergroup Brand Consulting, PR Worx and Blue […]

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    New Leadership to Joe Public Ignite

    Joe Public United is excited to announce the appointment of a new generation of leaders that will take Joe Public Ignite, the group’s beyond-the-line (BTL) agency forward. When it comes to the growth of new leaders, the agency has always looked within to bring about growth of their people – an imperative aligned to the […]

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    Bona welcomes new deputy editor

    Caxton Magazines has announced the appointment of Gugulethu Mhlungu in the position of Deputy Editor of Bona magazine. Self-confessed ‘wanna be’ Marvel Avenger and current Nightalk host on Radio 702 Monday to Thursday, Gugulethu is ready to add a new adventure to her mantle of skills.  “My media career began at the age of 17 […]

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    AngiieeLings – a passion for editing videos with impact

      Video editing is a dream job for Angelo Lings – known best by her signature AngiieeLings – particularly in an environment where she is given creative freedom, and where her work achieves results AngiieeLings joined CBR Productions in October 2017 and is proud of projects she has worked on and the impact they have […]

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    Massiv move for Faith Mangope

      Faith Mangope, eTV Sunrise anchor, entrepreneur and radio personality, has taken on a new challenge – managing a one-of-a-kind hybrid radio station, Massiv Metro, which celebrates its first anniversary in May with version two of the Massiv Metro app, along with a vibrant new lineup. Dynamic and driven, in 2014 Faith described herself as […]

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    Boomtown bolsters strategic department

    Strategically-led creative for Boomtown’s recent campaign for Ricoffy, saw the brand achieve tremendous growth 2017. And it was through culturally led insights from the Boomtown strategy team’s research that creative effectiveness was realised. It is due to this continued success, that Boomtown has further bolstered its team of strategists for an industry-leading strategic offering. Helna […]

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    Terry Unser appointed Executive Business Director at 1886

    Terry Unser, previously Executive Business Director at FCB Africa affiliate, 1886, has rejoined the agency as Executive Director: Integrated Business. The position, a newly created one, underscores the importance of integration across all media channels and marketing disciplines for 1886’s clients. Her responsibilities include all communication and business development for clients as well as managing […]

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    Cobus van Zyl appointed as EBD At FCB Africa

    Cobus van Zyl, a marketing communications professional with seven years’ experience in South Africa and eight in various sub-Saharan Africa markets has been appointed an Executive Business Director at FCB Africa with responsibility for FCB Connect, the liaison between the group’s affiliate agencies on the continent and clients with a footprint in markets across the […]

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    Ogilvy people announcements

    Following the recent appointment of Alistair Mokoena as CEO, Ogilvy has spent some months finding just the right person to fill his previous position as MD of Ogilvy Johannesburg, where Alistair served for three years. We’re happy to announce that we have finally found her in Elouise Kelly! Elouise strengthens our team in several ways, […]

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    Agency growth allows investment in fresh talent

    Six new hires across creative and account management, sees Boomtown adding to its talent fueling the agencies growth, capacity and creative output. Within the client services, Pelokazi Mtwisha, Anina Pienaar and Zanda Twala join the team as account managers. And Danelle Classeen, Sukesh Moodaley, and Siyabonga Ndlebe bolster the Boomtown design force.“Adding young blood to […]

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    Donald Clarke joins Rapid Blue

    Top television production company, Rapid Blue, has announced that Donald Clarke, Executive Producer and founder of production company, Lucky Bean, will be joining the Rapid Blue team as Commercial Director & Executive Producer. In 2016, BBC Worldwide invested in Rapid Blue, which is recognised as the company of choice for producing many international formats and has […]

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    Engen helped secure our success, say star Western Cape matrics

    Four standout Western Cape matriculants, all named among the top 50 in the province, say they have Engen’s Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) to thank for helping put them firmly on the path to career success. Huda Adams, Shazia Amoo, Meeka-El Hendricks and Zakiyyah Petersen, began their tertiary studies this month at the universities of Cape […]

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    Jake Bester joins Dalmatian as Executive Creative Director

    Ad industry heavyweight Jake Bester has recently been appointed as Partner and Executive Creative Director (ECD) at Dalmatian Advertising. Bester has eighteen years of creative experience to his name, starting with an 11-year stint at Ogilvy Cape Town and most recently as ECD at Publicis Machine, where he helped build the agency from it’s inception […]

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    Sacrifice for your studies, top Gauteng matric advises class of 2018

    Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) 2017 matriculant Esther Shuping had two secret weapons to ensure her success – her mother Puleng Shuping and the brilliant EMSS teachers who helped her secure a clean sweep of straight As.  And although Esther begun her B. Pharmacy studies at Wits University earlier this month, she […]

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    Preparing for a new world

    In July last year the University of Johannesburg (UJ) opened the doors to a cutting edge initiative that is on trend with global educational trends; the formation of the College of Business and Economics (CBE). The initiative sees the former Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences and the Faculty of Management joining forces to provide […]

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    Ryan Williams Appointed As CEO Of Ster-Kinekor Theatres

    Ryan Williams, the current CEO of Primedia Unlimited, has been appointed as the of CEO of Ster-Kinekor Theatres, effective from 1 February 2018. Williams started working at the Primedia Group at Ster-Kinekor Theatres in 2012 and was instrumental in turning the Cinemark advertising business around. Williams has held several positions within the Primedia Group and […]

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    Clockwork Media Expands Offering with New Activations Division

    Clockwork Media, a marketing and communications agency based in Johannesburg, has bolstered its offerings with a brand-new activations division – established to complement the company’s existing strategic, creative, production, PR, and digital services. The agency’s latest offering covers a broad range of experiential installations including; launches, award evenings, conferences, expos, roadshows, mall and in-store activations, […]

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    Caxton Magazines welcomes new Bona editor

    Bongiwe Tshiqi has been confirmed as Bona’s new editor. Over the past five months she has been acting deputy editor, and together with the Bona team, has ensured the continued smooth production of the magazine. Bona, South Africa’s only publication available in four languages: English, isiZulu, seSotho and isiXhosa, provides its audience with the inspiration, […]

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    New Talent Manager for Promise Group

    Integrated through-the-line agency Promise Group continues to strengthen its management team with the appointment of Naomi Hoogeweegen as its new Talent Manager with effect 1 December 2017. This follows the recognition of the importance of the HR function as a strategic business partner within the organisation as we continue to grow our business says, Managing […]

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    Manny Nichas appointed to grow Fournews’ global brand footprint

    Following 22 years of creating and overseeing South Africa’s favourite franchise brands, Fournews, has announced the appointment of Manny Nichas as Executive Manager – Brand Growth and New Business, effective immediately. Nichas will expand the brand growth into the global market while ensuring that their local brands, News Café, Moyo, Brooklyn Brothers, Calistos and Senhor […]

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    Wunderman SSA appoints Kagiso Musi

    Wunderman Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) welcomes Kagiso Musi as the digital agency’s chief client officer (CCO) and managing director (MD) of Fluid, the WPP agency established to service the Telkom account. An astute marketing and communications executive with over 16 years of operational and management experience in various influential leadership roles, Musi boasts a remarkable business […]

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    Longevity Appoints Digital Director

    Johannesburg, 23rd October 2017: Effective immediately, Jacques Cilliers is the new Digital Director of Longevity, responsible for all content published on www.longevitylive.com as well as on its social media channels. Cilliers is also tasked with leading the brand’s strategy, focused on developing content offerings that speak to Longevity’s goals for 2018. Longevity is a multi-media […]

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    24.com welcomes a new W24 editor

    W24, SA’s biggest lifestyle website for women, has a new editor – Zanele Kumalo. Prior to W24 Zanele was editor of the fashion weekly magazine Grazia. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Zanele as W24 editor, she has been working with the W24 brand for a while and we have already learned to love her […]

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    Brand Survival in a Junk Economy

    The Brand Council of South Africa has announced its annual conference to take place in November this year, which will centre around the theme, “Brand Survival in a Junk Economy”. This year saw the downgrade of South Africa’s credit rating to Junk Status, which is already starting to have a dramatic effect on our economy […]

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    Wits University appoints a CEO for the Tshimologong Precinct

    Wits University has announced the appointment of Lesley Donna Williams as the CEO of the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib, says: “Through Tshimologong, Wits is enabling the development of a new generation of digital technology experts, innovators and entrepreneurs. The Precinct is providing space for our country’s most creative young minds […]

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    Brand Union Appoints Tanya Munetsi as Account Director

    Brand Union welcomes Tanya Munetsi who started this month as Account Director in the Johannesburg agency. Described as an optimist who is enthusiastic, thrives under pressure, and embraces change, she promises to be a dynamic addition to the largest global brand agency in South Africa. Tanya boasts an impressive education. She attained a Diploma of […]

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    Koo Govender appointed Chairperson at AMF

    The Advertising Media Forum (AMF) has announced that Koo Govender has been appointed as the industry body’s Chairperson for 2017/18. Board members comprise senior representatives from media groups around the country, each accountable for their own portfolio. “I’m extremely humbled to be appointed in this role, especially taking into consideration the very exciting, albeit challenging […]

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    South Africa’s ZAlebs announces new leadership and continuing growth

    ZAlebs Is Proud To Announce The Appointment Of Managing Director Mauro Black As The Fastest-Growing Site In The Country Enters Its Next Phase Of Growth Effective immediately, Mauro Black is the new Managing Director of ZAlebs, responsible for not only its continued growth in South Africa but also heading up the company as it seeks […]

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    Tribeca PR welcomes Tyashnee Gounden as an account manager

    Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) has welcomed Tyashnee Gounden to the team as an account manager, working on a client portfolio that includes Saab Grintek Defence, Junior Achievement South Africa, and various upcoming project campaigns. Tyashnee’s experience includes working on local and international financial, business, travel, exhibition, medical, consumer and lifestyle brands including MMI Holdings, Momentum […]

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    Internal hires see creatives realise their possibility

    Boomtown is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick de Beer to Creative Group Head, and Lara-Anne Derbyshire moves from Creative Group Head to Strategist. To fulfill client demand, Boomtown needed to secure the talent to expand the teams’ skill set and man-hours, Andrew MacKenzie, Boomtown MD explains: “Lara-Anne’s studies in psychology, her decade of […]

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    Mosa Mokone joins the Tribeca family

    Tribeca Public Relations has appointed Mosa Mokone as an Account Executive. Mosa joins the Tribeca consultancy team that works on a wide range of accounts, including the Peermont Hotel Group, Platinum Seed, Targus and TomTom. Mosa joined the PR industry in 2011, and has considerable experience in sport and gaming PR, in agency and on […]

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    Tanja Lategan – new MD at Creative Spark

    Lategan started working in the digital technology industry 14 years ago. Her career in digital marketing kicked off with Naspers’ Touchline Media in 2006, where she played a vital role in building and growing their digital media department. In 2008 she was approached by Primedia Online and accepted the position of Commercial Director, where she assumed […]

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    Keshia Patchiappen: Intern to CEO

    In an industry where a mere 3% of directorship is held by women, Keshia Patchiappen is paving the way for women of colour with her dynamic, strategic approach to the realm of digital marketing and communications. Keshia has experienced a stellar career trajectory, rising from an intern to CEO through 11 years of experience across […]

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    Marthinus van Loggerenberg appointed as senior digital strategist at Hellocomputer

    Hellocomputer has appointed Marthinus van Loggerenberg as a senior digital strategist in its Cape Town agency. Here his main responsibility will be to combine the best audience insights, data, research, technology and distribution capabilities to connect Hellocomputer’s client brands to their audiences. Or, as he says, ‘solve problems that create narratives for brand stories across […]

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    Corrine Bennett, General Manager – Client Services and Relationship Management at CBR Marketing Solutions

    There’s no such thing as digital marketing, Corrine Bennett, CBR’s Marketing Solutions’ newly appointed GM – Client Services and Relationship Management, told stunned University of Johannesburg marketing students. She was making a point. “When people say we need to focus on digital or grow in digital marketing, they’ve missed the boat. We cannot afford to […]

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    Peri Friedman, Senior Designer at marketing company CBR Marketing

    When Peri Friedman, Senior Designer at leading digital marketing company CBR Marketing, first encountered website design in his first job, he had never even opened an email – but he was soon captivated by the flexibility and challenges that the medium offered. That was about 20 years ago and Peri, equipped with a diploma in […]

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    Giving a digital marketing company running shoes

    Tamsyn Friedman has embraced the mantle of Group Marketing Manager for dynamic digital marketing specialist, CBR Marketing, having been part of the company’s strong organic growth for close on five years – and recognised the need for the marketing company to market itself. “It was a case of shoemaker’s children going barefoot,” explains Tamsyn. “We […]