Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s weekly round up. Msizi Mazibuko heads up MSG Group Sales as managing director.Havas Village South Africa appoints award-winning new chief strategy officer. Adelaide Piet joins Jam Media. Africa Business Communities launches Africa News Monitoring
Who’s moved where
Msizi Mazibuko heads up MSG Group Sales as managing director
At the helm of the recently launched MSG Group Sales is a dynamic and seasoned sales professional with over 14-years media experience, the dynamic newly appointed managing director, Msizi Mazibuko.
In September 2014, the then head of marketing at POWER987 was entrusted with the task of heading up MSG Group Sales, the newly-formed media sales house that now represents two commercial radio stations, POWER 98.7 and Capricorn FM.
In just a few short months, Mazibuko has created a successful venture with some of the country’s best strategists and sales staff and has developed a bespoke booking system aimed at delivering evolved media buying and placement, as well as optimum utilisation of digital platforms for the stations’ advertisers. MSG Group Sales will also represent two new soon-to-be-launched radio stations in the Free State and Eastern Cape.
Mazibuko joined Power 98.7 at its inception in 2013 as the head of marketing and quickly added the management of corporate affairs and government sales to her portfolio.
“My goal is to cement MSG Group Sales not only as one of the foremost media solutions providers in the country but one that understands the importance of sustainable client relationships, the importance of brand building and consistently delivering innovative game-changing solutions,” she says.
Havas Village South Africa appoints award-winning new chief strategy officer
Havas Village South Africa has appointed Lou Boxall-Davies as its new chief strategy officer (CSO). “For a strategist, with an insatiable curiosity about the world in which brands and people co-exist, working for Havas really ticks the boxes,” says Boxall-Davies. “Not only do we have a truly integrated offering, but also fantastic tools, methodologies and assets that leverage the understanding of meaningful brands on a business and consumer level.”
Boxall-Davies brings with her experience in management consulting, the research industry as well as in brand, marketing and integrated communication for motor, telecoms, hospitality and FMCG. In addition she has won three APEX (Advertising Effectiveness) awards and has also been part of the judging panel for two consecutive years.
Some of the projects she’ll be working on at Havas, include Durex and the positioning of a global dairy brand in key African markets. This is over-and-above the work for current Havas clients including Total South Africa, PPS and Reckitt Benckiser.
The opportunity to work in a regional role in Africa is also something that appeals to Boxall-Davies. “Africa truly is the final growth frontier and there is a need for smart, creative and meaningful solutions for brands to succeed in markets across the continent. So I’m looking forward to that as well.”
Adelaide Piet joins Jam Media
360-degree communications agency, Jam Media, has announced the appointment of social media executive, Adelaide Piet. Piet joined the team in February this year and has since become a valuable asset to the agency.
Born and bred in Cape Town, Piet is currently completing her studies through the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for a National Diploma in Public Relations. She has worked on accounts ranging from sportswear brands such as Second Skins and Friniggi as well as consumer brands Neill Anthony – Private Chef and AMT’s World’s Best Pan.
“Adelaide has shown a natural talent in understanding the nature and flow of social media and we are delighted to have her on our team,” comments director of Jam Media, Jess Mouneimne.
Who’s making moves
Africa Business Communities launches Africa News Monitoring
Online and social media are growing rapidly in Africa and therefore it has become opportune to create Africanewsmonitoring.com.
Africa Business Communities is a digital B2B Publisher that enables companies and organisations to connect with African Business Professionals. Clipit Media Monitoring is a leading company in the field of online news monitoring including social media monitoring. Prestigious PR companies like Hill+Knowlton Strategies and multinationals like Unilever, Samsung and Mercedes are using the news monitoring service of Clipit.
Together, they decided to launch Africanewsmonitoring.com, as a service with features such as worldwide online coverage including over 7 000 African websites, rull articles provided through deeplinks, real-time alerts and analytics, media analysts, and attractive pricing thanks to smart software solutions.
“We have noticed an increasing demand for interpretation and relevance at a time where we have to deal with information overload and big data. Clipit provides professionals the tools to maintain control over their reputation in online media and the insights to maximize impact for their brand,” said Rinske Willemsen, managing director of Clipit.
Marc Stubbé, managing partner of Africa Business Communities, said “When we initiated a series of interviews with African CEO’s, we were asked many times the question: ‘how can I see where and how many times my interview is picked up by other blogs or social media and where my company’s name and my own name is mentioned on the internet?’. Going forward from there, we started looking for the best partner in the field of online news monitoring to associate with.”
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