Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s weekly round up. Popular DJ Tony Blewitt to join OFM. BBC World News Names Linda Yueh as chief business correspondent. RamsayMedia boosts sales staff. SA Success Summit tips Brewster. AMASA open for membership renewal. Talk2Us invited back to present at IABC World Conference. Health of the Nation Championed by Kellogg’s. All the moves in media.
Who’s moved where
Popular DJ Tony Blewitt to join OFM
Radio personality Tony Blewitt will join OFM on 2 February at the station’s new home on the Vaal at the Emerald Resort & Casino.
Blewitt will be hosting OFM’s ‘Weekend Wired’ on Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm and present ‘Gold Retold’ Sundays 9am to 1pm.
A long and prosperous career in radio has seen Blewitt work at Capital Radio, 5FM, 94.7 Highveld Stereo, Classic FM and most recently, he hosted ‘The Breakfast Show’ weekdays on Mix FM.
He is no stranger to television either, having presented programmes such as Revue Plus, Blewitt’s Music Biz Quiz and Blewitt’s Movie Biz Quiz, Where In The World Is Tony?, What a Lovely Pair and more recently The Gadget Man on CNBC Africa and Tech Talk on Summit TV.
“We look forward to introducing Tony’s special mix of humour to the Vaal Triangle as visitors enter Emerald Resort & Casino,” says Sharon de Leur, marketing executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “We believe that he’s a great personality and are confident our customers will love Tony’s familiar and witty repertoire.”
RamsayMedia boosts sales staff
RamsayMedia has announced the appointment of two new sales people to the company. Megan de Kock brings her expertise as sales consultant to RamsayMedia Research Solutions and Suzan van Aswegen joins the Custom Publishing division as senior sales consultant for Ride magazine.
De Kock was most recently senior sales manager at the Meltwater Group, where she was responsible for selling their specialist media monitoring tools. She has also had a stint in the banking industry, where she focused on high net-worth clients – experience that will prove an asset when dealing with RMRS’s TopEnd, CREAM and other research findings.
Van Aswegen gained experience in contract publishing in her previous role as advertising sales executive with New Media Publishing. Prior to that she held sales positions in the newspaper and property finance industries.
BBC World News names Linda Yueh as chief business correspondent
BBC World News has announced the appointment of Linda Yueh as chief Business correspondent, a new Singapore-based position that signals the channel’s continuing commitment to Asia and determination to expand the breadth and depth of its international business coverage.
The BBC is investing heavily in new programmes and facilities for its international news channel, as it seeks to build on recent successes building audiences and reputation around the world. Last week the channel unveiled a dramatic new look when it re-launched from its new studios in central London.
A refreshed schedule includes a new daily programme, Global, presented by long-time BBC News presenter and reporter Jon Sopel. Other recent appointments include Yalda Hakim, one of Australia’s brightest international journalists who joined the channel as a current affairs correspondent and presenter for a new weekly current affairs programme that goes on air in the spring.
Yueh will be based in Singapore, and will travel extensively throughout Asia and globally to cover the main economics and business news stories. In addition to reporting across BBC outlets on TV, radio and online, she will host her own weekly business programme that will provide expert commentary and insight into business, political and macro-economic trends. She already has a strong online profile, and this will continue as she takes on her new role for the BBC in April.
Yueh was most recently the London-based Economics Editor for Bloomberg Television and brings with her a wealth of experience in business journalism. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she was a full-time economist and a regular media commentator. She is currently a Fellow in Economics at Oxford University and an Adjunct Professor at the London Business School.
Who’s won what
SA Success Summit Tips Brewster
UK-based Global Success Summits have appointed marcusbrewster to promote the South African Success Summit 2013 on 2-3 March at the Sandton Convention Centre. In line with the PR firm’s new positioning as a managed communication services provider, marcusbrewster is partnering with event agency The Little Black Book to deliver a holistic marketing solution including sponsorship, social media, speaker co-ordination, and media liaison.
Headlined by Sir Richard Branson, and supported by a veritable who’s who of international business coaches, the South African Success Summit promises to be one of the highlights on the local business calendar.
In addition to human behaviourist, Dr John Demartini, the March line-up includes respected wealth expert, Loral Langemeier; Adam Ginsburg, the internet marketing guru who netted $20 million through MySpace and eBay; Robert Allen, author of the best seller, Nothing Down, and recognised as one of the most influential investment advisors of this time; and South African media personality and international motivational speaker, Marlon Smith.
Who’s making moves
AMASA open for membership renewal
The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has for the third consecutive year kept its membership rates unchanged to encourage growing industry involvement. The continued success of AMASA hinges on the existence of its members and commitment from the industry.
“AMASA is dedicated to education and training within the industry and is dependent on membership fees to finance its objectives. We continually strive to keep AMASA memberships affordable for all and look forward to the industry’s continued support throughout 2013,” says Lyn Jones, AMASA’s chairperson.
Fulfilling its fundamental mandate of providing education to the media and advertising industry, all funds raised by AMASA through annual membership fees and activities go towards activating its Learnership Programme (ALP). The ALP is designed, in conjunction with partner media companies, to invest in the sustained future and growth of young talent in the media industry.
Corporate Membership – R1 200 per year plus R430 per person
Individual Membership – R 620 per person
Talk2Us invited back to present at IABC World Conference
Talk2Us has announced that Daniel Munslow, a director at the company, will present at the 2013 IABC World Conference in New York in June. Munslow will provide an overview of how best practice strategic internal communication shifted company culture and employee engagement at one of Talk2Us’ client over a period of 10-years.
The annual conference, hosted by the International Association of Business Communicators, showcases the communication industry’s most high profile case studies, trends, reports, and speakers from 20 countries. Over 1500 communicators from around the globe gather to attend more than 70 educational sessions across 7 tracks.
“It is a pleasure to be invited back for the 3rd time to speak at the IABC World Conference. Talk2Us offers strategic internal communication solutions and has a sound track record of solid outcomes-based implementations. As a company, we are also very heavily involved in the on-going, industry wide conversation about the role internal communication can play at board level in delivering a company culture that can add both brand equity and brand value to any business,” says Daniel Munslow.
Health of the Nation Championed by Kellogg’s
The Kellogg Company of South Africa has signed on once again as key sponsor of the annual Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge, which has grown exponentially since its launch in 2006. The largest sporting event of its kind in the country, the three-day fun fitness challenge will host schoolchildren from various Gauteng and Western Cape communities at the Southern Suburbs Sport and Recreation Centre in Rosettenville from January 25, and in Cape Town at the Western Cape Sports School, in Kuils River, from 15 February.
In the Challenge, held in association with Sporting Chance, the youth sports development agency that conceived and coordinates the event, Virgin Active, KIA Motors SA and Supersport Let’s Play, as well as radio partners SAfm and Good Hope fm, more than 5 000 children keep a ball in motion for 50 uninterrupted hours, highlighting the importance of physical activity in children’s lives.
Children compete in up to 15 different indoor and outdoor sporting disciplines over the course of the three days. They are exposed to a huge variety of sports, including cricket, tennis, hockey, rounders, table tennis, badminton, netball, soccer, rope skipping, athletics and touch rugby. Sporting Chance also hosts pre-Challenge road shows in selected communities that address specific social concerns including how to lead an active life; prevent obesity; principles of personal hygiene and nutritional guidance, facilitated by Kellogg® dietitians.
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