Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s weekly round up. Gavin Hunt is official FIFA World Cup 2014 analyst for Jacaranda FM. Ad Outpost appoints new CEO. Primus Advertising’s CEO appointed ICOM regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Ebrahim Damoes will help drive talent at Dentsu Aegis Network. Promotions and new appointments at the Havas Group of Businesses. The ACA announces the 2014/2015 Board of Directors. Slingerland joins Jupiter as head of PR. Jaguar Land Rover selects MACHINE for BTL and Dealer Marketing Account. Dash of Lime signs Gumtree South Africa. Offlimit adds McDonald’s and Dstv Media to client base. Adams Golf SA sponsors Miss South Africa with new golf gear. Epson appoints Tarsus Technologies as Tier 1 Distributor.
Who’s moved where
Gavin Hunt is official FIFA World Cup 2014 analyst for Jacaranda FM
Jacaranda has announced that one of South Africa’s foremost football minds, Gavin Hunt, has come on board as the station’s official competition analyst for the duration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The former Hellenic player is widely regarded as a leading football expert, having headed up teams like SuperSport United, Black Leopards and Moroko Swallows; and currently sits at the helm of Bidvest Wits University. He boasts three consecutive Premier Soccer League titles with SuperSport United – the only coach to have achieved the accolade with a single club.
Hunt’s daily predictions kick off on 12 June, where, during the group stages, he’ll provide daily analyses, and during the knockouts he’ll join The Complimentary Breakfast and News teams live, for post and pre-match breakdowns.
Fans can follow #HuntforWC on Twitter, or visit www.JacarandaFM.com for daily updates.
Primus Advertising’s CEO appointed ICOM regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa
Wale Adeoye-Famosa, managing director-CEO of Primus Advertising, Accra, Ghana, has been appointed ICOM regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa and a member of the board of ICOM, the world’s leading network of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies.
This rapidly developing region is important to ICOM as the network’s clients expand in these fast-growing markets. ICOM Board Chairman Bob Morrison (also president-CEO, The Morrison Agency, Atlanta, Ga., USA) said that in appointing Adeoye-Famosa the ICOM board wanted a strong member to continue advancing ICOM’s position in the region. Primus Advertising, which joined ICOM in 2008, is ICOM’s longest-serving and most experienced African member. ICOM also has agency members in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia in the sub-Saharan region.
Adeoye-Famosa succeeds Peter Jackson, whose Johannesburg agency Volcano Group, resigned from ICOM when his agency was acquired by multinational WPP’s Grey Advertising this spring.
Ebrahim Damoes will help drive talent at Dentsu Aegis Network
Ebrahim Damoes has been appointed at the Cape Town office of Dentsu Aegis Network’s human resources division and will be a driving force from within the business to energise talent through unique experiences to continue to deliver our current commercial edge.
He will partner with the entire network brand staff of Carat, iProspect, Isobar, Vizeum and Posterscope, all within the Dentsu Aegis Network SSA.
Ebrahim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Honours in HumanResources Management and has more than sesven years solid Human Resources experience, with a background in finance under his belt.
Promotions and new appointments at the Havas Group of Businesses
The Southern African group of Havas businesses have experienced significant growth over the last few months, taking on new clients and projects, and has an ever-expanding team to show for it.
Ursula McAlpine has been promoted to group managing director of both Havas Worldwide and Havas Worldwide Digital.
Lyn Wilson has been appointed to the role of chief strategy officer for Havas Worldwide, and has been tasked with growing this service within all of thebusinesses.
Havas Group of Companies – Shared Business Services
- Laura Cohen – human resources manager
- Tidi Magakwa – finance intern
Havas Worldwide Johannesburg
- Lisa Bayliss – promoted to creative group head
- Beverley Jones – business unit director
- Marion de Beer – traffic manager
- Liesel Gemmell – account manager
- Thato Moatlhodi – art director
- Jessica van Rensburg – junior designer
- Tamsin Manby – copywriter
- Murendi Mulaudzi – client service intern
Havas Worldwide Digital Johannesburg
- Zesta Mitchell – promoted to business unit director
- Graham Van Jaarsveld – art director
- Lerato Ngakane – senior copywriter
- Larissa Wong – social media manager
- Jane Shabangu – digital project manager
- Tumelo Mokoena – digital developer
Havas Sports and Entertainment
- Raksha Kassie – project Manager
The ACA announces the 2014/2015 Board of Directors
The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) held its 67th Annual General Meeting at the AAA School of Advertising campus in Johannesburg. The incoming Board of Directors for 2014/2015 is:
Outgoing Chair of the ACA, Nina Morris said 2014 has been a busy year thus far and highlighted that the sector continued to face many challenges during the past fiscal and that the economic climate together with changing face of advertising has resulted in the sector experiencing increased pressure to stay relevant. She added that despite the economic climate, the ACA remained committed to tackling the many issues that faced and supported its members by continually adding value to their businesses..
A new website: www.whyadvertising.co.za was launched. This is a collaboration between the ACA and the AAA School of Advertising to provide all those interested in pursuing a career in advertising and communications with information about the profession, job descriptions and much more.
Ad Outpost appoints new CEO
Dinesh Diar has been appointed as the new CEO of Ad Outpost. Having previously held the position of creative director at Ad Outpost, Diar has been working within the media industry and creative space for the past 18 years and brings a wealth of experience across many media disciplines.
Outgoing CEO, Sonnet Swanepoel, will take on the role of non-executive chairman for Ad Outpost.
Slingerland joins Jupiter as head of PR
Luanne Slingerland has joined the Jupiter Drawing Room in Cape Town and will be managing its PR requirements.
Who’s won what
Dash of Lime signs Gumtree South Africa
Gumtree, South Africa’s largest classifieds site, is now exclusively represented by the Dash of Lime Sales House in South Africa. Gumtree is significantly larger than any classifieds portal and most websites in South Africa reaching approximately 2.4 million unique users and achieving over 100 million page views a month (Effective Measures, April 2014.
“We are very excited at the opportunity to work closely with such an established partner to provide strategically targeted premium solutions to advertisers in the growing ecommerce space,” said Dash of Lime’s CEO, Tanja Lategan.
The site supports a number of ad formats and opportunities ranging from standard display units such as Leaderboards and MPUs to more high impact IAB rising star formats such as the Billboard Pushdown and Embedded Video.
Jaguar Land Rover selects MACHINE for BTL and Dealer Marketing Account
MACHINE has been appointed by Jaguar Land Rover South Africa to handle the below the line and dealer marketing account for the brands.
In a hotly contested three way pitch, MACHINE clinched this important component of the account. ‘The brand experience for both Land Rover and Jaguar at dealer level is of critical importance. MACHINE’s role will be to seamlessly translate the above the line communication into an unmatched iconic brand experience at dealership level’’, said Wimpie Le Roux, managing director for MACHINE JHB.
“We are ecstatic about the opportunity to partner with such iconic brands. Both Land Rover and Jaguar have a proud heritage and we look forward to making an important contribution to the continued success of the dealerships in South Africa,” said Le Roux.
Offlimit adds McDonald’s and Dstv Media to client base
Offlimit Communications recently signed on two new accounts, adding even more momentum to what has already been an exciting year. The agency can now add McDonald’s and DStv to their already impressive portfolio.
The agency will be working with McDonald’s on a project-by-project basis, bringing experiential expertise to the table on various campaigns. DStv has tasked the agency with the conceptualisation and execution of its annual channel showcase for the media sales division.
“It’s always very rewarding to be ahead of the pack, but even more so to take on the challenging task of bringing concepts to life with new brand partners and to start developing that hard-earned client relationship,” said managing director, Jerome Cohen.
Epson appoints Tarsus Technologies as Tier 1 Distributor
Epson has expanded its distribution base with the appointment of Tarsus Technologies (Tarsus) as its latest Tier 1 broad-based distributor of Epson printers, scanners, multi-function devices and projectors.
“Tarsus will certainly strengthen our channel development plans in South Africa,” says Kelvin Reynolds, general manager for Epson in South Africa. “Tarsus already distributes Epson products in Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique and we look forward to working with its team to grow the Epson brand locally.”
Tarsus distributes world-leading IT hardware brands in Southern African and with its nearly 30 years of operation, is the most established business of this nature in South Africa.
Who’s making moves
Adams Golf SA sponsors Miss South Africa with new golf gear
Adams Golf has recently sponsored Miss South Africa 2014 Rolene Strauss with a brand new set of Adams golf clubs as well as adidas golf footwear and apparel.
The handover of the Adams equipment took place at the World of Golf in Midrand ahead of the Avis Golf Day where Strauss got a chance to tee off for the first time as Miss South Africa in a golf tournament.
The 21-year-old, currently residing in Bloemfontein, SA’s “City of Roses”, was crowned Miss South Africa in March this year. She is an enthusiastic golf player, and enjoys spending extra time keeping fit playing golf with friends and family.
Strauss’ Adams golf kit includes the 12 piece New Idea set as well as the Yes! Putter. She will also be sporting the latest XTD Driver.
Phoenix scoops Kaspersky Lab Distributor of the Year, emerging markets
Phoenix Distribution, the leading software supplier and distributor in Africa, has been recognised as Kasperky Lab’s ‘Distributor of the Year’ for emerging markets in 2014.
“Building a strong partner community is one of the key principles of Kaspersky Lab’s strategy, and we are happy to see our partners’ successes. Phoenix has been an excellent and hugely successful partner, and we are thrilled to recognise their contribution towards growing the Kaspersky Lab brand in the region and bringing cyber security to people,” said Riaan Badenhorst, managing director for Kaspersky Lab Africa.
Phoenix Distribution was chosen from a number of partners in the emerging markets region including Africa, Middle East, South America and Eastern Europe.
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