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Who’s moved where
A not-so-surprising move: Du Plessis resigns from SAARF
Sarel du Plessis has resigned as chairman of the South African Advertising Research Foundation, in a move predicted by TheMediaOnline’s publisher, Sandra Gordon. Du Plessis was recently appointed CEO of the Marketing Association of South Africa (MASA).
Due to potential conflict of interest, particularly in light of the ongoing tension between various industry bodies related to funding levies for SAARF, Du Plessis said he’d tendered his resignation as the chairman of SAARF.
This leaves him free to take up a position on the MASA board. It is expected that two vice chairs of SAARF can take over from Du Plessis until its next AGM scheduled for May this year. Du Plessis leaves after five years in the position.
New sales manager for SA Home Owner Magazine
Christell Bisett has joined the SA Home Owner team as sales manager. Bisetts brings with her a wealth of experience from some prominent brands including NuMetro, Stuff Magazine and Elle Magazine where she worked as a sales executive, and national sales manager at the latter two publications.
“I have been with Avusa for a number of years, working in various roles within the company. Now, I am very excited to join the SA Home Owner team, and work with this prestigious brand,” says Bisett.
“I see great things ahead for the magazine, where we aim to create a brand that offers value to our advertisers’ businesses and to our readers’ lives; a brand that is inspirational and faultless in its integrity.”
Bisett has over 18 years experience in media and related fields, and is a welcome addition to the SA Home Owner team.
What’s out there
Looking for a radio content producer
Our client is searching for a Producer in their programming department. The person appointed would report directly to the head of production, and would need to be fluent in English and Afrikaans with a proven track record in producing on-air and online content for a radio show.
A minimum of three years broadcast industry experience is needed, as well as a matric certificate and technical and online experience.
Key Performance Areas Include:
- Produce daily radio shows;
- Develop and create on-air and online content
- Check music and commercial logs
- Draw up the daily running order (preparation) for the show;
- Check the show’s e-mail, sms, station website and social media sites for listener feedback daily;
- Populate and produce the daily show and station features, events and promotions for the show;
- Coordinate multimedia elements to ensure that they are live on the website and / or social media sites;
- Produce daily content and promotional promos for the show.
Looking for a head of production for radio
A national radio station is looking to employ a Head of Production. This exciting opportunity exists for someone with a proven production track record. You will be reporting directly to the programme manager. Successful candidates will have five years broadcasting experience relating to technical, on-air and online. And would need to be fluent in English and Afrikaans.
Key Performance Areas Include:
- Develop,produce,implement and report on all on-air and online content.
- Managing daily station content;
- Standardizing production department operations,
- Audio and video play-out software
- Implementing programming and new media strategy across all programming shows and platforms;
manage and lead subordinate in the production department.
Who’s won what
Greater Than wins Alphen Hotel
The Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia Valley forms part of the massive palette of South African History. This heritage landmark recently re-opened its doors as a five-star establishment after a complete revamp.
It now boasts a contemporary, modern, playful and hip boldness that can be enjoyed by visitors to the 21-room boutique hotel, its restaurants, bars and other facilities. Further features include a deli, conference and business centre and outdoor events facilities – all available to the public.
Entrepreneur and restaurateur, Paul Kovensky, made the appointment.. “In the past five years I have worked with Greater Than as my preferred strategic PR Partner across my portfolio of businesses, which include: Pepenero, Zenzero, The Bungalow, The Kove and Paranga,” said Kovensky.
Greater Than, a 10-time PRISM Award winning PR agency, has been tasked to manage all media relations for The Alphen Boutique Hotel, both nationally and internationally.
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