Media Moves – TheMediaOnline’s weekly wrap on news about who in the media is moving where, and what companies have won which accounts.
Nedbank appoints new head of public affairs
The Nedbank Group has appointed Thabang Chiloane as divisional executive of public affairs. Chiloane will fulfill the critical role of managing stakeholder relationships specifically in the public sector space. A graduate of the Argus School of Journalism, he also has Bachelor of Communications degree from the Charles Sturt University in Australia and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration degree through the Regenesys Business School in Johannesburg.
He was previously head of Group Government Relations at banking group Absa and prior to that headed up group communications at Sanlam. Between 2006 and 2008 he was in charge of communications for the deputy president of South Africa. Earlier in his career, he headed up communications for the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government, the National Department of Housing and the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Transport. He also spent two years at GCIS.
New business development head for Graffiiti Impact Media
Out-of-home advertising business Graffiti Impact Media has recently appointed large format outdoor media specialist, René Hedley, as the company’s head of business development. With an extensive background in large format outdoor media, Hedley has been involved in a number of high-profile developments over the past four.
Hedley’s new role at Graffiti Impact Media will be to focus on enlarging upon the high impact, outdoor spectacular portfolio within the Graffiti Group with an obvious emphasis on Graffiti Impact Media. Hedley will be responsible for managing and expanding on the existing landlord and investor relationships, as well as for identifying and structuring new business partnerships.
Spikes Asia announces jury presidents
Spikes Asia Advertising Festival has announced the final three jury presidents who will manage the Craft, Design and PR juries at the 2011 Spikes Asia 2011 Awards. The three juries are well respected and highly influential among their region of work, which makes them perfect for the job. They are Danny Searle, chairman and chief creative officer of BBDO Singapore will head up the Craft Jury; Elsie Nanji, managing partner of Red Lion will lead the Design category; and Tim Sutton, Chairman, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific will preside over the brand new PR category.
TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris bringing broadband to the continent with Ericsson
TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris has won the Ericsson account to communicate the company’s 2015 vision for Africa. Ericsson, a world leader in telecommunications networks and global producer of telecommunications equipment, is committed to providing 100% broadband access in every corner of the continent by 2015. TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris were awarded the account, which will include traditional above the line, digital and outdoor elements, after a competitive pitching process which included an internationally based agency.
“From the onset we embraced Ericsson’s vision for a technologically empowered Africa, which we are able to support in all the African markets prioritized by Ericsson through our broad sub-Saharan network and the capacity of our strong South African hub,” said Ivan Moroke, group managing director. “And the prospect of creative, innovative Africans crafting and delivering communications solutions for their fellow Africans from a sub-Saharan base really resonated with Ericsson.”
Spikes Asia Advertising Festival has announced the final three jury presidents who will manage the Craft, Design and PR juries at the 2011 Spikes Asia 2011 Awards. The three juries are well respected and highly influential among their region of work, which makes them perfect for the job. Please read the press release below for more information on the three Jury Presidents.