Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s weekly round up. Precious Nkwane is senior brand manager of Jungle Oats. Morvite appoints Mate Mamabolo as their new senior brand manager. Irvine Bartlett secures New Media Publishing PR account. Communication Services Africa scores L’Ormarins Queens Plate. M&L Distributors awarded distribution rights For Mondelez International. Waltons sponsor the Proteas of tomorrow. SAARF CEO wins Pamro Award.
This week’s BIG move: Special Assignment’s Hazel Friedman scoops top award
Hazel Friedman has scooped an award at the Vodacom Western Cape TV journalist of the year awards for her Special Assignment programme, the Cape of Wars. The award was for Best Television Feature in the Western Cape region.
In this two-part programme Special Assignment provided an analysis of the situation in Lavender Hill, the gangs involved and the uneasy truce being brokered by former gangsters-turned-peacemakers. The programme also looked at the efforts by the city and the province to protect a community under siege.
The documentary was filmed by SABC News cameraman, Marc Mullenberg, and freelance cameraman, Adil Cooke, who share the award.
Who’s moved where
Precious Nkwane is senior brand manager of Jungle Oats
Jungle Oats have appointed Precious Nkwane as their new senior brand manager. Jungle Oats is part of the breakfast category at Tiger Brands and says it is proud to have Nkwane as part of their team.
An avid reader, Nkwane subscribes to a policy of keeping up with new developments and information through a wide variety of reading materials as a means of identifying and adequately satisfying the needs of the consumer through the offering and brand being managed.
She can speak with authority on the subject, having worked on some of South Africa’s best loved brands, playing a part in their heritage, long standing history and formidable brand equity, in this way contributing to building the legacies of these mainstay brands.
The formative years of her career started off in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, at Tiger Brands. Starting out as a trainee graduate in the Tiger Brands graduate programme in 2007, within the Tastic brand team, she worked in various roles over a four and a half years tenure, which included the positions of brand manager and shopper manager within the Tastic brand team.
Morvite appoints Mate Mamabolo as their new senior brand manager
Morvite is part of the breakfast category at Tiger Brands. It has appointed Mate Mamabolo as part of their team. Mamabolo, Morvite’s new senior brand manager, started off at Revlon as an intern, working her way up to brand manager of the hair category. From there she moved to Tiger Brands, learning the ropes across a wide variety of industries ranging from fabric and dish, through the pesticide category and even gaining experience in the hand and body category.
This new position marks a move into a new category, that of breakfast and Morvite in particular. Mamabolo sees this as an opportunity to engage consumers in a relationship with the brand, educating South Africans on the significance of breakfast. Driven by her belief in passionate commitment to a brand, this dedicated young woman is determined to focus on the benefits of breakfast as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Who’s won what
Irvine Bartlett secures New Media Publishing PR account
Irvine Bartlett has secured the public relations account of South Africa’s award-winning content marketing agency, New Media Publishing.
New Media Publishing is a multi-platform content agency that publishes a range of glossy magazines, manages client digital content, corporate communications, advertising sales, does in-house repro, photography and also manages events. Among its publishing titles are TASTE Magazine, VISI, the Ackerman’s Club Magazine and the Mercedes-Benz Magazine.
“The creative ideals and business principles of both companies are so closely aligned that it feels natural to be working with them,” said New Media Publishing’s marketing manager, Natalie Jardine.
Rachel Irvine, managing director of Irvine Bartlett says, “We’re delighted to have secured this account, because it provides an opportunity to work with some of the best creative brains in the country. New Media Publishing has a range of blue chip clients and their products are innovative and industry-leading.”
Communication Services Africa scores L’Ormarins Queens Plate
Communications Services Africa, the communication strategist division of Celebrity Services Africa (C.S.A), has once again been selected as the PR and communications agency of record for the 153rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate event, taking place on 11 January, 2014, at Kenilworth Race Course.
One of South Africa’s premier horseracing events, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is renowned as an esteemed celebration of equestrian excellence, art, style and culture. Since it’s inaugural presentation in honour of Queen Victoria in 1861, the race has become one of the Cape’s foremost calendar events.
“We are happy to once again be partnering with C.S.A’s communication strategic division on this premier event. We know that they will exceed the brand and event objectives set by L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, making this year’s event a spectacular one,” says Katherine Gray, co-ordinator of L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.
M&L Distributors awarded distribution rights For Mondelez International
International trading and distribution company, M&L Distributors, is adding Mondelez International to its client list. M&L Distributors is now responsible for distributing Mondelez International’s imported products such as Tang Powdered Beverages, Miracle Whip and Philadelphia Cream Cheese throughout South Africa.
M&L Distributors provides an essential marketing and sales service in distributing goods to the South African food industry and already handles a wide range of leading food and beverage brands in the South African market, which makes them the ideal choice as distributor of the Mondelez International imported products.
Managing Director, Lance Wilensky of M&L Distributors says the company is “thrilled to be the appointed distributors for Mondelez International. The international food group has a wide range of brands that are preferred by most families around the world and we are proud they partnered with us in bringing some of those brands to South African households”.
Who’s making moves
SAARF CEO wins Pamro Award
Dr Paul Haupt, CEO of the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) was awarded the Piet Smit PAMRO Achiever of the Year Award at the 15th PAMRO Meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference, held in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 25-28 August this year.
This is the Pan African Media Research Organisation’s top honour, awarded to an individual or group deemed to have made a significant contribution to media audience research.
Dr Haupt was honoured as “an icon of audience measurement across Africa, a pioneer par excellence”; these were the words of PAMRO’s president, Josiah Kimanzi of TNS RMS Nigeria, which appear on the certificate.
Sifiso Falala, CEO of award-sponsor Plus 94 Research, said that what stood out for him in particular was “Paul’s bravery, tenacity and diplomacy when it comes to championing the greater good in the field of media audience research.”
Waltons sponsor the Proteas of tomorrow
Waltons has concluded a sponsorship agreement with the Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) that sees it take over as the official schools cricket sponsor for the next two years. Waltons will make available the much-needed resources to GCB Schools Cricket to enable them to produce the nation’s future cricket stars.
The sponsorship was a natural option as Waltons is committed to providing tools for growth, and the scholastic market is an important focus for the company. David Jenkins, Group Managing Director of Waltons, is excited about the synergy between Waltons core business and the sponsorship. “In the context of supporting education and youth development, Waltons is proud to be the Official Sponsor of the Gauteng Cricket Board School Weeks. We trust that this support will go a long way in building this important cricketing platform, supporting new talent and inspiring young players around the country,” he said.
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