Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s weekly round up. Algoa FM’s Weekday Lunch to be hosted by Mio and Queenie. Robin Parker new CEO at 121 Outsource. OFM lifestyle programme presenter bids Bloem farewell. Ziff Davis International partners with Instance Media for IGN Africa. triVector takes the next step and opens offic in Cape Town. Capillary Technologies extends global footprint to SA. World Wide Creative celebrates 10 year milestone with a rebrand, new website.
Who’s moved where
Algoa FM’s Weekday Lunch to be hosted by Mio and Queenie
Algoa FF managing director Dave Tiltmann has announced the return of Mio Khondleka and Queenie Grootboom to the station. The duo left the station in April to help start-up the new Power FM in Johannesburg.
“The decision to come back home to the Eastern Cape was a big one for us. It will allow for us to take care of family and to truly take care of us as a couple. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Johannesburg and are grateful for the time spent at POWER 98.7. Being part of the starting group has been a powerful experience, says Khondleka.
Grootboom says, “We’ve gone through a positive change, a change that has inspired us to want to be our best at all times. This new opportunity with Algoa FM will both challenge us and allow us to spend the much needed time with our families, one of the many things we have missed so much”.
Tiltmann said the news couldn’t have come at a better time with the recent passing of Viv Bozack. “It has been and remains a very difficult time for the staff as we come to terms with our loss. Both Mio and Queenie were very close to Viv and I know that they feel very honoured to take over the reins from such a talented person,” he says
Robin Parker new CEO at 121 Outsource
Call Centre 121 Outsource – SA’s second oldest – has appointed media and marketing executive Robin Parker as its new chief executive officer. Parker was previously managing director of Bizcommunity.com for seven years.
Parker has a 40 year history as a media and marketing executive, focusing on innovation and long-term strategic planning. “As a leader in customer services to blue chip clients, 121 is poised for a new growth period underpinned by a solid history. It is that (history), innovation and a broadened product offering that will underpin a new era for the company,” Parker said of his new appointment.
Former CEO, Chris Jacobs, the company founder, will remain as chairman, but in future will operate from the company’s European base to broaden 121 globally.
OFM lifestyle programme presenter bids Bloem farewell
OFM lifestyle programme presenter Phillip Kotze has resigned following a decision to relocate to Johannesburg.
Kotze has been in the employ of OFM since 1996 and has delivered engaging programming every day since.
“We would like to thank Phillip for his years in broadcast service. He has been a key member of the team over the years and we wish him well in his new venture,” says OFM’s general manager, Nick Efstathiou.
Who’s won what
More New Business For Draftfcb Johannesburg
Hot on the heels of being awarded the Debonairs Pizza marketing account, Draftfcb Johannesburg has learnt that it is to also work on Fishaways, a leading take-away seafood brand in South Africa with 119 restaurants nationally and six throughout Namibia and Mauritius.
Both brands belong to branded food services franchisor, Famous Brands, which entrusted its casual dining brand and South Africa stalwart, Wimpy, to the agency in 2012 and Africa’s leading take-away and home delivery pizza chain to it late last month, after a tough creative pitch.
Draftfcb Johannesburg managing director, Alistair Mokoena, is over the moon to add a third Famous Brands brand to the agency’s stable. “This is great news; we’re delighted to end 2013 on a high,” he said. “We are excited to be part of the team to build the Fishaways brand into one of SA’s favourites.”
Ziff Davis International partners with Instance Media for IGN Africa
Ziff Davis International has announced a new partnership with Instance Media, the publisher of South Africa’s market leading games magazine, NAG, and owner of the annual rAge Expo, to publish IGN Africa – covering South Africa and emerging markets across the southern African content in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region.
IGN.com is the world’s leading video game and fan culture destination – also covering the latest comics, films, gadgets and TV. Published in English, IGN Africa will mix locally created editorial and video content with that from IGN’s teams in the US, UK and Australia. The latest IGN local edition is headed by games media veteran Michael James – who will also lead commercial representation for the brand in the region.
Instance Media will handle all commercial enquiries within the Southern Africa territory for market-leading Ziff Davis brands AskMen.com, PCMag.com and NetShelter – the world’s largest network of tech sites reaching over 100 million unique users world-wide.
Who’s making moves
triVector takes the next step and opens offic in Cape Town
triVector has announced the opening of its regional office in Cape Town. After having serviced the Western Cape market for approximately five years with a virtual presence, triVector will further entrench its presence in the region.
“What started as a single, small business process management project in Cape Town has grown into a business unit that employs 10 people. The Western Cape is an important area for growth for us. We are looking forward to working with our existing customers while we are well positioned to acquire new contracts and customers,” says Dieter Jansen, regional manager Western Cape.
Western Cape sustainability is not only important to this leading business process management (BPM) company but also to its loyal customers, with whom it has partnered over the past couple of years. The region, with its strategic ICT initiative, says Jansen, is an increasingly important business hub for South Africa, with numerous corporations based and managed from here. “This is where BPM has a role to play.”
Capillary Technologies extends global footprint to SA
Capillary Technologies, a provider of cloud software solutions that help businesses to engage intelligently with their customers through mobile, social and in-store channels, has announced its entry into the South African market with new offices in Johannesburg and a strategic new partnership with Blue Label Engage for their turnkey (direct to consumer) retail customer engagement solution.
With industry leaders such as Benetton, Jack Wills, Marks & Spencer, Nicole Miller, Nike, Puma, Nokia, Pizza Hut and KFC on its international client roster, Capillary’s cloud platform integrates everything that retail marketers and operators require to engage with their customers, weaving social and mobile experiences into virtually any point of sale device, from legacy terminals to the latest POS devices and mobile tablets.
Capillary is already working with South African retailers like Keedos, UMS and Roots to help them drive better customer loyalty, superior sales growth and a definitive competitive advantage. Blue Label Engage is part of the JSE listed, Blue Label Telecoms Limited now in its 12th year of trading and with an annual revenue of over R19 billion.
World Wide Creative celebrates 10 year milestone with a rebrand, new website
World Wide Creative, a leading digital marketing agency based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, is marking the event by unveiling a new logo and website.
The idea for an agency was hatched in a coffee shop in 2001. Best friends and business partners, Mike Perk and Fred Roed launched the new entity in 2003. World Wide Creative first made waves in the industry when it designed a fresh, cutting-edge website for the Democratic Alliance back in 2007, and in the same year ran “The Missing Zebra” social media campaign for Perdeberg Winery.
The new DA site trounced political competitors with its deep social integration and high levels of engagement. The Perdeberg campaign was marked in that it was one of the first offline-online integrated social campaigns in the country. The idea – to kidnap Perdeberg’s iconic zebra and crowdsource the SA wine community to find it – was ahead of its time.
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