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New MD appointed at Primedia Lifestyle
Leading shopping mall marketing consultancy Primedia Lifestyle has promoted Doug Mayne to managing director, following the promotion of Paul Carsley (the previous MD) to Divisional COO of the retail cluster of businesses within Unlimited.
“Doug has proven to be an invaluable asset to the business and is the best person to ensure that Primedia Lifestyle delivers award winning shopping centre marketing strategies. With Doug’s calibre and drive at the helm of Primedia Lifestyle we are confident he will successfully lead the staff and grow the company to best benefit our clients,” said Molefi Moloantoa, divisional CEO at Unlimited.
Mayne (34) founded his marketing and advertising career at Ogilvy Durban. Joining Primedia Lifestyle in 2007 as the KZN Regional marketing manager, Mayne was promoted to National Marketing Executive and joined the Exco Committee in 2009 before his current appointment to Managing Director.
Eve Pennington and Lynette Lourens appointed to SMG Board
The Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has announced that Eve Pennington and Lynette Lourens have been appointed to the SMG Board.
“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Lynette and Eve to the SMG Board. Both ladies bring with them a wealth of experience and we look forward to the significant contribution they will undoubtedly make in the development of the business. I’m excited about the key role they will play in taking SMG to the next level,” said SMG’s Gordon Patterson.
Lourens has 17 years experience in the communications service industry and has been with the group for nine years. She currently oversees and manages the financial and operational requirements within the Media Division of MMS Communications, including Starcom, MediaVest and ZenithOptimedia as the Group’s financial manager. Her strengths reside in systems and operations.
Pennington has been in the media industry for 18 years, and having worked in media independents, full service advertising agencies as on the client side, brings a well rounded view of the requirements of a leading media agency. Her driving principle is building consumer insights and strong relationships with creative agencies and media owners, resulting in great work.
Celia Collins appointed Deputy Group MD at Starcom MediaVest Group
The Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has announced that Celia Collins has been appointed as its new deputy group MD. Having headed up its Africa division since 2003, Collins has progressed through the ranks as a director of Starcom, head of media buying: Africa and media director, while in 2007 also being named PAMRO’s Achiever of the Year and a SAARF Harmonisation Committee member.
“We’re delighted to announce Celia’s appointment as our Deputy Group MD. Her invaluable experience, industry knowledge and commitment will no doubt lead SMG to an even brighter future. She has over the years proved her abilities and unwavering dedication to the team. This is just one of many exciting progressions for us!” said SMG’s Gordon Patterson.
Having been in the media industry for over a decade, Collins is one of a handful of people in the country with a comprehensive understanding of the South African, African and cross-cultural media landscapes, having travelled to over 26 African countries throughout her career.
Mike Siluma to act as GE: news and current affairs
Following the appointment of Phil Molefe as acting group chief executive officer (GCEO), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has appointed Mike Siluma as the acting group executive: news and current affairs. Siluma is currently the head of radio news and current affairs.
Justine Stafford editor of Edgars Club
John Brown Media recently secured the Edgars Club custom publication and have appointed Justine Stafford as the Group Editor and Steve Smith as the editor of Edgars Club Man.
Moves at Primall Media
Nicole Gundelfinger has been appointed as an account manager at Primall Media.
Alan Kietzman has been appointed as an account manager at Primall Media.
New appointment at brandyourcar.com
Jeff Ostrom has been appointed as the executive head of sales at brandyourcar.com