Jessica Tennant

Editor: Marketing & Media at
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at She is also a contributing writer.
#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice

Jared Kushner has been appointed creative director at Digitas Liquorice Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Kagiso Musi joins new agency Meta Media as MD

Having recently completed her MBA, Kagiso Musi has been appointed managing director of newly formed media agency Meta Media, sister agency to The MediaShop, both housed within new holding company, Park Advertising...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

#Newsmaker: Glen Bo joins Conversion Science

Glen Bo recently joined Conversion Science as head of Performance & Strategy. He has experience in the data-implementation and -strategy fields, and has worked with agencies such as Quirk, Neo@Ogilvy, M&CSaatchi and LKDA Strategic Creative...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jan 2019

#Newsmaker: Terry Mckenna is The Odd Number's new ECD

The Odd Number has appointed Terry Mckenna as executive creative director with co-founder and former ECD Sibusiso "Sbu" Sitole moving into the role of chief creative officer...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jan 2019

#NewCampaign: What matters to you, matters to Metropolitan

Metropolitan recently launched a campaign to reintroduce the brand to the market and get its clients optimistic about their future and the role the company plays in helping them achieve their financial goals and life aspirations...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jan 2019

#NewCampaign: Re-think drinking and driving

In time for the festive season, Riverbed launched a campaign on behalf of the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education ( to continue the conversation around drinking and driving in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what the customers say)

With the launch of its combos, RocoMamas took real-life testimonial tweets about the new offering and applied them to billboard sites across the country, including the Twitter handles of their customers...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Dec 2018

#Newsmaker: Behind the keyboard w/ Mninawa Ntloko, SAB Sports Columnist of the Year

Tiso Blackstar digital sports editor, Mninawa Ntloko, was named Sports Columnist of the Year at the SAB Sports Media Awards last month, for his weekly Business Day column Finding the net...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2018

#Newsmaker: Sean Donovan on TBWA's outstanding year

TBWA\Worldwide has been named Adweek's 2018 Global Agency of the Year based on the strength of its creative product...

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by TBWA 13 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal

Mike Schalit, co-founder of Net#work BBDO, has introduced a new 'Wear it Forward' range of t-shirts and caps with Marlboro Originals through the agency's non-profit Mal Foundation...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: What does 'home' mean to you?

Jawitz Properties' new integrated social media campaign, #RealLifeRealEstate features Lucas Radebe in tackling the emotionally-compelling story of what makes a house a home...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Nov 2018

#Newsmaker: ACA CEO Mathe Okaba

Following Mathe Okaba's appointment as CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) a few months back, we thought we'd find out how she's getting on in her new position...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Double Apex Media

Sudhir "Banzai" Matai, founder and managing editor of Double Apex Media, previous associate editor at Car Magazine, tells us how his online store for motoring-themed T-shirts turned into an automotive media portal...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2018

#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle

As part of Start JLM 2018, Nimrod Dor, director APAC & Africa: Mobileye Aftermarket Division, provided an overview about Mobileye and its roadmap towards the autonomous vehicle...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: The sound of Russell Hobbs

Household appliances manufacturer Russell Hobbs recently launched its latest TV commercial, 'All Day Every Day', featuring a soundtrack composed from the sounds of its products...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: Vodacom #SummerGigs

Vodacom launched this year's instalment of its summer campaign at the Soweto Derby last month, marking the company's biggest digital-led campaign to date...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Nov 2018

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