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In their own words: Wavemaker's graduates talk about GradX
Graduate programmes are critical in helping young graduates bridge the gap between their studies and the working world. They provide an opportunity for them to put their largely theoretical backgrounds into practice and to gain essential, real-life experience and skills. These skills can be useful not only in securing full-time employment in their current jobs, but in other jobs and industries besides. 19 Jul 2022 Read more

Wavemaker South Africa appoints Thami Kwidini as commercial director
Wavemaker South Africa, a division of Wavemaker Global - a top five global media network, has appointed Thami Kwidini as its new commercial director. Thami stepped into this position on 1 May. 18 May 2022 Read more

Wavemaker South Africa bids farewell to Pick n Pay as the retailer moves media services in-house
For the past 13 years, Wavemaker and GroupM have worked with major South African retail brand Pick n Pay and has contributed enormously towards shaping consumer decisions through media, content and technology to ensure Pick n Pay's success and growth. After much thought, analysis and review, Pick n Pay has come to the decision to move their ATL media planning and buying in-house effective from 1 March 2022. This allows the retail giant to merge its already in-housed digital media with ATL media to drive communication synergy and performance. 1 Mar 2022 Read more

GroupM takes young graduates under its wing - again
On the eve of the pandemic, in early 2020, international media company GroupM launched its graduate programme in South Africa for the very first time. In hindsight, the timing was critical. Within a few months, young graduates looking for practical, on-the-job training were likely to find learnerships and internships hard to come by. Those who secured a position with GroupM were among the most fortunate. 17 Feb 2022 Read more

Wavemaker South Africa pushes global mobility as digital lead heads to Tokyo
On 1 February, Wavemaker South Africa's digital lead and business unit head, David Shields, started a new position at the Group M and Wavemaker Japan offices in Tokyo. The move embodies Wavemaker's prioritisation of global mobility within its business and is part of its vision of creating a truly diverse network of people across its international offices. 11 Feb 2022 Read more

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