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Jessica Tennant

Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

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Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 11 hours ago

Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space

Nunu Ntshingila, the regional director of Facebook Africa, recently gave some members of the media a tour of its new office in Johannesburg

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Clare Bowen from Radiocentre sees radio differently

In an exclusive interview between sessions, Bowen and I discussed why creativity and effectiveness go hand in hand and why radio is still very much an effective medium for advertising when done well

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place

The Hardy Boys has its lucky hands on Sue Napier, who also believes a little bit of luck has had a role to play in her achievements to date. This combined with her upbringing and the people and experiences that have helped shape who she is today, and having a supportive family that motivate her to do the hard yards

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sarah-Jane Harling joins BBC Worldwide to grow its advertising business across Africa

BBC Worldwide recently appointed Sarah-Jane Harling in the newly created role of advertising account director for its Africa division, based at BBC's Melrose Arch office

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand

Vega student John Mashiri received the Pencil Award, sponsored by the Pendoring Advertising Awards, for graduating with top honours in brand management last month

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2017

OLC Experiential has a new space

Thursday, 1 June saw experiential agency OLC (Offlimit Communications) launch its new office at 34 Impala Road in Chislehurston, Sandton, in collaboration with Flux Trends' Dion Chang, who shared insights from this year's 'The State We're In' presentation called Dazed and Disoriented: The Impact of Being Woke

By Jessica Tennant 6 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Darren ‘Whackhead' Simpson to host KFM Breakfast

Having achieved national fame through his notorious ‘Whackhead' pranks, Darren Simpson will soon host the KFM breakfast show between 6am and 9am, bringing his brand of fun, funny, relatable radio to Western Cape listeners - and yes, there will be a daily prank

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2017

A 'Winelands' getaway, away from the Winelands

As ex-Capetonians who would drive 40 minutes to Stellenbosch for breakfast on a rainy day, my husband and I are always looking for the positives to prove that ‘Joburg' isn't as bad as non-Joburgers make it out to be, and Kievits Kroon is one of them

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2017

#Newsmaker: On the Wild side with Avatar's newly-appointed ECD

Brett Wild was appointed Avatar's executive creative director “just the other day” and just in time as the integrated agency eyes further expansion

By Jessica Tennant 29 May 2017

Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)

Based on Viacom's extensive research on Generation X, how should brands, advertisers, marketers and media companies alike re-evaluate the way they represent this group of consumers?

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2017

Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)

While the world was focusing on Millennials and Baby Boomers, Gen X were quietly reinventing what it means to be an adult today

By Jessica Tennant 23 May 2017

#Newsmaker: In Touch Media's newly appointed Lyn Jones on OOH

Lyn Jones was recently appointed regional manager for out of home media company, In Touch Media. She believes the OOH landscape is "evolving into a strategic and imperative medium to have within the media mix” and is particularly looking forward to

By Jessica Tennant 22 May 2017

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X

By Jessica Tennant 19 May 2017

Marketing to the youth of 2017

Catherine Bothma, MD of HDI Youth Marketeers, presented attendees at the Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference on Thursday, 11 May, with the key findings from this year's study

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

The role of PR in shaping a future-fit industry

In his closing remarks at the end of the National Prisa Conference on Thursday, Daniel Munslow, CPRP and conference chairman said public relations has to start shaping the agenda to ensure a future-fit industry

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2017

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