Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s weekly round up. Greg & Lucky to host 947’s new Shazam Chart. Ndoni Khanyile joins Al Jazeera earthrise. Jaco Lintvelt appointed to drive AMNET Dentsu Aegis Network’s RTB platform. Dan Nicholl lands his dream job – and is loving the change! New Amasa Joburg committee for 2015/16. Hisense SA appoints Youbo Li as new general manager. The Voice Clinic appoints Jam Media. The SpaceStation wins Media 24 News account. Livewired Public Relations wins MolenVliet. Strong growth, numerous awards at Etiket. Adding sense to online advertising across Africa – Google certifies AddSuite. Amandla.mobi is hiring. M-Net partners with science centres for national career expo. ROi AFRICA gearing up for the Cape Town market. Careers24 comes on board for this year’s Career Indaba. HealthEngage – a proven success for Health24 advertisers and consumers. 3D launches events division.
Who’s moved where
Greg & Lucky to host 947’s new Shazam Chart
Highveld 947’s Greg and Lucky will be bringing their weeknight antics into the weekend as they host the Shazam Chart from 16h00 to 18h00 each Sunday. Using the data of popular song identification phone app Shazam, the pair will present the hottest tunes in South Africa with a mix of pop culture and celebrity guests.
The Shazam Chart is an extension of Greg and Lucky’s daily feature, The List, which features the most Shazamed songs of the day. “We have worked with Shazam on a number of campaigns to great success – the synergies between music radio and the Shazam platform are so strong and this chart is another way that audiences can connect with 947 through Shazam’s technology,” said Ravi Naidoo, 947 station manager.
947 Bloc Party with Sizwe Dlhomo will now get listeners geared up for their weekends, with a Friday night show from 19h00 to 22h00, in addition to the Saturday night Bloc Party, which Sizwe hosts between 18h00 and 21h00. Greg and Lucky will continue to host their weeknight shows, from 19h00 to 22h00, Monday to Thursday. The changes will be implemented from Friday 8 May 2015 with the first Shazam Chart with Greg and Lucky taking place on Sunday 10 May at 16h00.
Ndoni Khanyile joins Al Jazeera earthrise
After impressing as the presenter of Innovate Africa on Al Jazeera last year, South African Ndoni Khanyile is joining the award-winning team on earthrise, the channel’s inspirational environment show. In the seventh season premiere on Monday, 20 April 2015, Ndoni travels to the Seychelles to find out how the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) programme works.
“Working on solution-orientated programming is great because it’s all about what can and is being done about various challenges, usually by ordinary people committed to change,” says Khayile. “Preserving our natural resources is critical to our future, especially in Africa, where so many still make their livelihood from the land. We need to start thinking of maintaining healthy eco systems as a catalyst to employment and not a threat to jobs.”
Before joining Al Jazeera last year, Ndoni hosted ENCA’s premier technology show, Tech Report, from 2011-2013. She also starred in the award-winning SABC 1 miniseries When We Were Black; films like Skeem and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom; and alongside John Kani in the Sean Mathias play Antigone, among other roles.
Jaco Lintvelt appointed to drive AMNET Dentsu Aegis Network’s RTB platform
Jaco Lintevelt has joined Dentsu Aegis Network to run the agency’s programmatic and real time bidding platform in South Africa. “We are the algorithm” is the phrase that AMNET employees live and breathe. It means that it isn’t about the technology; it is about the people who drive it, so we are equally excited in welcoming Jaco Lintvelt in taking the reign in growing this new business to a leadership position in the market,” says Gerrit Visser, trading director for Dentsu Aegis Network SSA.
Lintvelt’s extensive experience in the ad technology, publisher yield management and real time media buying at businesses such as Primedia Online as the head of new business and head of digital media sales at DQ&A Media Group, displays his understanding of the media landscape in South Africa and demonstrates his ability to expand and innovate.
Dan Nicholl lands his dream job – and is loving the change!
Wednesday evenings take on a light-hearted touch as The Dan Nicholl Show launched earlier this month. Life insurance player, BrightRock, has partnered SuperSport and celebrated presenter Nicholl to bring this fun and informative new talk show – where Change is always on the menu – to South African viewers.
Each week a trio of guests from the entertainment, lifestyle and sporting worlds will join Nicholl in-studio for a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and will raise a smile from some of our nation’s more familiar faces.
Nicholl says he has finally landed his dream job: “I first shot a pilot with the idea of my show 13 years ago, so it’s taken a while to get here. Hopefully it’ll finally stop my mum telling me to get a real job!”
New Amasa Joburg committee for 2015/16
The Johannesburg chapter of the Advertising Media Association of South Africa has completed its voting process and announced its new committee team.
The newly voted in committee will consist of the following industry professionals:
- Wayne Bischoff (GM Sales, Trudon) – chairman
- Wayne Bishop (MD, PHD)
- Gordon Patterson (business director, Omnicon Media Group)
- Mpho Maseko (head of marketing and corporate communications at Sentch)
- Ilsa Grabe (business unit head, Carat)
- Michelle Randall (account manager, Mxit)
- Ricardo Lopes (media and marketing manager, Kellogg Company)
- Tsatsi Hamilton Rankapole (portfolio manager, Mediamark)
- Gia Conte-Patel (account manager, Primall Media)
- Mauro Black (GM of sales, Provantage Media Group)
- Parmeshan Moodliar (key accounts manager, NAB)
- Quinton Scholes (group head of sales, CNBC Africa)
This team of experts will represent the media and advertising industry through the various Amasa activities and portfolios by applying their individual views, expertise, time and passion to evoke positive change and professionalism in the Advertising Media industry. The various portfolios will be allocated to various members at the first new committee meeting and planning for the next year’s project shall commence.
Hisense SA appoints Youbo Li as new general manager
Hisense, a multinational that provides consumers with electronics, appliances and technology around the globe, has appointed Youbo Li as the general manager of the South Africa subsidiary.
His career began straight out of university with Hisense in China, and he has managed different departments in three countries. Li’s vision for Hisense is to bring the very best value technology and advanced electronic products to the local market. By making technology accessible to all South Africans, Hisense aims to improve the quality of life for consumers.
Who’s won what
Media24 News digital joins The SpaceStation’s network
The SpaceStation, one of Africa’s largest digital media sales networks, have been appointed by Media24 to handle the digital media sales for Netwerk24, Daily Sun and Die Son. These three platforms represent the majority of Media24’s digital newspaper platforms.
“The addition of these websites to our portfolio puts The SpaceStation squarely at the centre of digital news in South Africa,” says Gustav Goosen, CEO of The SpaceStation.
Says Esmaré Weideman, CEO of Media24, “This move forms part of Media24’s new digital publishing strategy to align digitally focused businesses, and we are very excited at the prospect of the media sales of these brands being led by the award-winning team at The SpaceStation.”
With the addition of Daily Sun and Die Son, The SpaceStation network now has access to a highly engaged commuter audience with a strong mobile reach (nearly one million monthly mobile web users across both of these platforms*).
Strong growth, numerous awards at Etiket
Since the end of 2013 when conceptual agency and digital specialist, Etiket, embarked on an aggressive business growth drive, it has acquired several new blue chip accounts including Samsung South Africa (as digital agency) in 2013 and Comair (for corporate communications), Medihelp/Strata and ATKV Group (as creative agency) in 2014.
Besides attracting and retaining large brands, the agency also rakes in numerous advertising and creative awards, including three Loeries, six Pendorings and a third place at the International Newspaper Marketing Awards in 2009.
“Signing the FNB Business Bank Account in 2009 was undoubtedly a highlight. Another memorable achievement was when we won our first Pendoring and Loerie for the newspaper Sondag’s My Buurvrou Campaign in 2010. Landing the Samsung account in 2013 was definitely another game-changing milestone for Etiket,” says MD Janhendrik Oosthuizen.
The Voice Clinic appoints Jam Media
The Voice Clinic, a global player in the field of corporate training, has appointed 360 degree communication agency Jam Media to head up public relations.
Founded in 1988, The Voice Clinic has branches operating in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban that lead individuals and corporate groups to personal and professional empowerment, dynamic speech and new found confidence.
“I am delighted to welcome The Voice Clinic on board as part of the Jam family. I did two of their courses prior to launching the agency in 2012 and know just how powerful they are. In my experience when you are truly passionate about your clients, everyone wins and much faster,” said Jam Media director Jess Mouneimne.
Livewired Public Relations wins MolenVliet
Livewired Public Relations has won the MolenVliet Lodge & MolenVliet Wine & Guest Estate account. “We are thrilled to have the MolenVliet brand on board, and look forward to working with this luxury hospitality group,” says Livewired PR managing director, Lucinda Boddy.
MolenVliet Lodge is situated in the majestic Welgevonden Private Game Reserve and offers guests five-star luxury with the opportunity of spotting the Big 5 in a malaria free area. MolenVliet Wine & Guest Estate is located in the heart of the Cape wine country, is breathtakingly beautiful, and has been rated as one of Top Wedding Destinations of the World.
Adding sense to online advertising across Africa – Google certifies AddSuite
After an exceptional year of growth in 2014, digital advertising revenue specialists, AddSuite, (a division of the Ole! Media Group), kicked off the first quarter of 2015, with an invitation to become a Google AdSense Certified Partner – the first in Africa.
As a Google AdSense Certified Partner, AddSuite has been granted access to one of the strongest global sources of advertiser demand, which makes excellent money sense for publishers operating across Africa. Partners are only selected on the basis of meeting rigorous qualification standards, as the purpose behind the partnership is to ensure trust amongst all parties. For publishers, this means that AddSuite can be relied on to have their best interests at heart, doing its utmost to fill inventory, optimising performance and revenue opportunities.
“AddSuite has shown significant growth in the past 12 months, which is indicative of a growing appetite for brands to communicate with African customers through digital channels. The partnership with Google’s AdSense programme, will hopefully assist in growing the African digital advertising industry faster, and in line with the explosive growth of mobile and digital audiences,” commented Tim Legg, Managing Director of AddSuite and Group CEO Ole! Media Group.
What’s out there
Amandla.mobi is hiring
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Who’s making moves
M-Net partners with science centres for national career expo
M-Net has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with three science centres across South Africa to host national career exhibitions, under the umbrella of its M-Net Magic in Motion initiative.
M-Net Magic in Motion is M-Net’s rebranded corporate social investment initiative, launched in 2014, that comprises two flagship initiatives, the M-Net Magic in Motion Academy and the M-Net Magic in Motion Career Expo.
For M-Net, having partnered with the science centres further entrenches its commitment to developing local talent in the film and television industry and creates a nationwide awareness of the many, and diverse opportunities in this industry.
According to Kershnee Govender, M-Net corporate affairs director, the decision to partner with the science centres is two-fold: The need to create greater, nationwide awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the film and television industry and secondly, the opportunity to create a permanent exhibition in the science centres showcasing the world of film and television creating awareness to a wider audience.
“Collaboration with the science centres catapults our initiative as we are partnering with established entities who work closely with provincial education departments, have a significant reach, impact learners and students’ lives with the advice on offer and enjoy a clear understanding of the specific target audience M-Net is hoping to engage with,” said Govender.
The career expos will be held in the following regions, on the following dates:
- 11-14 August 2015, Johannesburg, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
- 18-21 August 2015, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre
- 25-28 August 2015, Cape Town, Cape Town Science Centre
ROi AFRICA gearing up for the Cape Town market
Tonya Khoury, the managing director of one of South Africa’s foremost media monitoring and intelligence providers, ROi Africa, has announced that the company is expanding and has active representation in Cape Town.
“Cape Town is a major hub for public relations and strategy, we recognised the need for local Cape Town representation and we are delighted to find the perfect candidate to carry the ROi Africa brand ethos to the tip of our continent! Says Khoury
ROi Africa already has several clients based in the Mother City and it is our intention to not only service our existing business in Cape Town but to expand our client base in that section of the market.”
The Cape Town division will be managed by Ronel Nel, who has more than 15 years’ media monitoring, communications and PR experience. It will offer an extension of ROi Africa’s current services global content with the push of a button.
Careers24 comes on board for this year’s Career Indaba
South Africa’s leading online career portal, Careers24, will be supporting the fourth annual Career Indaba. The Career Indaba will be held from 18 – 19 May 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
Careers24 attracts over one million unique job seekers monthly, making them an ideal partner for this valuable initiative. As part of their partnership, Careers24 will host a how-to workshop to help prepare students for the job market. From how-to write a successful CV to why a professional CV and cover letter is an essential part of the job search, the Careers24 team will use their exceptional know-how and experience in the field to prepare job seekers.
“The job seeker is a vital part of Careers24’s market and one of our missions is education,” says Marc Privett, Head of Careers24. “We are consistently on the lookout for ways to assist job seekers in elevating their offering and making the hiring process easier for both them and recruiters. The Career Indaba is a credible and successful platform for exactly this type of education and we are thrilled to be partnering with them,” he adds.
HealthEngage – a proven success for Health24 advertisers and consumers
In 2014, Health24 launched HealthEngage, a groundbreaking new section to their website that runs on a sponsorship model rather than traditional run-of-site advertising (ROS). The centres offer companies a unique and highly engaged in-content sponsorship that enables users who are looking for specific medical information to simultaneously find information about a relevant solution, product or service.
Currently, the HealthEngage section is divided into over 70 centres, each of which focuses on a specific medical condition. The content in these centres, which range from mini centres such as knee pain to maxi centres such as cancer, is made up of breaking news, research, user experiences and multimedia, along with solid information on symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, prevention, causes and an ‘about’ section pertaining to the relevant disease.
Since the launch of the HealthEngage sponsorship model, 20 condition centres have been sponsored, for periods ranging from three months to a year.
”Within the HealthEngage centres, we’ve replaced overt display advertising by integrating the client’s message into the centre itself. This way, brands can build strong, meaningful relationships with their target audience,” says Dr. Danie Pauw, MD of Health24.
“Statistical data has shown that click-through rates and engagement, including client collateral is much higher than with traditional ROS advertising. The result has been that sponsors are eager to retain their presence in this market and have renewed their sponsorships,” adds Pauw.
The sponsorship model allows brands to leverage tools like polls and surveys to get feedback directly from their potential customers. It provides advertisers with a number of different solutions such as interactive client displays, weekly condition-specific action points, advertorials, multimedia and branded content.
3D launches events division
One of Africa’s largest providers to the exhibitions and conferences industry, 3D Group, has responded to client requests and launched an events division. This brings to nine the number of specialist disciplines that work in harmony to provide a professional, turnkey exhibition experience for exhibition organisers and exhibitor companies alike.
The division will be headed by Paula Fernandes, who joins 3D Events after 14 years in the industry.
According to sales and marketing director, Conrad Kullmann, long-standing clients have been requesting 3D’s assistance with those events they typically schedule to take place at the exhibitions in which they participate.
These include taking care of every need on the exhibitor’s stand, issuing invitations and monitoring RSVPs, activations, entertainment and reveals, sourcing corporate gifts, assisting procure corporate uniforms and having promotional staff on hand to physically man the stand. In addition, 3D Events will also offer event management and the application of project management to the creation and development of events such as festivals, conferences, launches, golf days, open days etc.
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