Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s weekly round up. Top global post for Cape Town PR professional. Bruce Burgess appointed group managing director for Posterscope SSA. Jenny Crwys-Williams to host the Wine Edition on Old Mutual Live. Ideology looking for graphic designer. New PR agencies in New York, Hong Kong supercharge global communications group. JHB-based agency placed first as Individual Agency of the year for all 2015 award shows
This week’s BIG move: Top global post for Cape Town PR professional
Evelyn John Holtzhausen, co-founder and exec director of HWB Communications, in Cape Town, South Africa has been elected President of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) one of the world’s largest, most effective public relations networks.
At his inauguration in Washington DC on (April 30) Holtzhausen said, that the cliché of the “Global village” had long been a reality – no more so than with the rise of digital media platforms.
“Global networks such as the PRGN, that merge global thinking, innovation and insight with the most current technology and local knowledge, give member agencies an edge in serving their clients.” he said.
With revenues of more than $110 million (U.S.D.) the PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks. The network harnesses the resources of 47 independent public relations firms and more than 900 communications professionals to connect international companies , brands and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally.
Member agencies share the latest in strategic thinking, the implementation of communications campaigns and importantly, the analytical measurement of the successes they achieve.”
Holtzhausen will remain President of the PRGN for the next 12 months.
Who’s moved where
Bruce Burgess appointed group managing director for Posterscope SSA
The efforts and energy delivered in repositioning the business, implementing exacting standards and driving the heightened relevance of our of home as a key consideration the media mix paid off at the end of 2015 with Posterscope being recognised as a winner at MOST Awards ceremony. The team were acknowledged for the best understanding of the OOH sector, enabled through ongoing internal research, their openness to great ideas, giving exceptional feedback and fostering great industry and client relationships.
Craig Page-Lee, who began his tenure in 2012 as managing director for Posterscope South Africa, has decided to leave the Group to pursue a personal venture. With his keen interest to tap into his passion in retail (design and shopper marketing), and his extensive experience in marketing communications consulting, he has developed a unique offering that will hopefully see him build a great business around these key disciplines.
Dawn Rowlands, CEO for Dentsu Aegis Network, Sub Saharan Africa, thanked Page-Lee and welcomed Bruce Burgess, who will be taking over as the leader for Posterscope in Sub Saharan Africa. “It really is great to see this home grown talent moving into a leadership role, with eight years’ experience at Posterscope, he makes the natural transition to his new role as Group Managing Director for Posterscope SSA,” she said.
Jenny Crwys-Williams to host the Wine Edition on Old Mutual Live
Old Mutual Live, the digital radio station from Old Mutual, has a stream of content that is dedicated to those who love wine. The Old Mutual Live wine edition brings you all you need to know about wine and the wine industry.
At the helm of this will be former 702 host Jenny Crwys-Williams who will be interviewing some of South Africa’s best wine makers, producers, wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts as well as broadcasting live from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.
The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition and recognises the top local wines and winemakers, honours excellence in the wine industry and is widely regarded as the country’s most credible wine show, largely due to the quality of its judging process.
“We are delighted to have a radio powerhouse like Jenny taking the reins on our wine edition. We could not think of a better host to bring to life the essence of wine in South Africa and all it has to offer”, says Karen Thomas, head of brand at Old Mutual.
To get the latest podcasts from the Wine Edition, download the Old Mutual app from your app store or go to www.dogreatthings.co.za/omlive. You can also listen to Jenny Live from the Cape Town public tasting of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show on 3 June, 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00.
What’s out there
Ideology looking for graphic designer
Ideaology communication & Design is a nimble and exciting 18-year-old Johannesburg-based advertising agency, and a member of the fast expanding Iconic Marketing Group. We focus on design and printed collateral. If you are a mature graphic designer we would like to meet you. You will be part of a team responsible for concept, layout and design of a wide range of printed collateral, across a variety of industries and clients. We want a team player who is motivated, energetic and proud of the work they produce.
- Minimum of four years’ advertising/design agency experience
- Work under limited supervision and implement instructions
- Multi-tasker, meeting tight deadlines and performing under pressure
- Strong creative, organisational, problem-solving and time-management skills
- Adapt to changing client needs
- Solid conceptual and design skills and ability to develop design solutions
- Team player – work alongside colleagues, directly with clients and suppliers
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Take projects from concept to finished product and understand production processes
- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Photoshop essential
Please send your detailed CV and a portfolio of work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: you will only be contacted if you are successful in securing an interview.
Who’s making moves
New PR agencies in New York, Hong Kong supercharge global communications group
Three dynamic PR agencies, two in the U.S. and one in Hong Kong, were welcomed as full members of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) at the spring conference of the world’s fourth largest network of public relations agencies on in Washington, D.C recently..
“With a new total of 47 member agencies, the PRGN is ideally placed to assist our clients succeed in global markets,” said Evelyn John Holtzhausen, founder of HWB Communications, Cape Town South Africa, and president of PRGN.
The agencies are: The Equity Group, based in New York who have a hard-won reputation and specialist communications skills in assisting companies who are actively going public; Evans Larson Communications from Minnesota, retained by a broad range of brands globally; and LBS Communications Consulting Ltd from Hong Kong, specialists in communications in the financial sector.
These new members extend the range of the network, expanding the PRGN presence into most major cities around the globe. The induction into the global consortium was made during PRGN’s twice-yearly meeting.
PRGN partners meet twice a year in cities around the world. The next meeting will be held in November 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. Agency members are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and communications agencies that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide.
JHB-based agency placed first as Individual Agency of the year for all 2015 award shows
Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg’s dedication to excellence and exceptional creativity has been consistently recognised, but now it has achieved top status: the agency has been placed first as Individual Agency of the Year for all 2015 award shows, including Cannes, One Show, D&AD, and Ad of the Year.
Competition was robust, as it is and will be every year, and the agency beat other well-known and illustrious names, such as Ogilvy & Mather, King James and M&C Saatchi Abel, climbing from second and third place to first.
“We seek the iconic in everything we do, every day,” said Peter Khoury, Chief Creative Officer at Hunt Lascaris, when asked about his agency’s numerous triumphs. “We are extremely proud of this achievement, because it is the manifestation of steadily producing great work throughout the year at both local and international award shows. We also congratulate the agencies who were placed second and third; it is this distinguished competition that is part of what makes us strive for greatness.”
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