Jessica Tennant

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

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Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
#StartupStory: Spottmedia

Just over two years in and recently having been appointed to render marketing services to domestic service recruitment and training agency Maid4u, we chatted to founder and MD Rucien Petersen to find out more...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#StartupStory: The Yellow Room

Hamiltons in Creative Company recently launched a digital content creation division, The Yellow Room, to include the conceptualisation, scripting, photography, filming and editing of digital content for brands...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Newsmaker: Mbuso Khoza, Content Nation Media's new CEO

Mbuso Khoza was appointed CEO of Content Nation Media (under license to Condé Nast) in November, following her stint as acting-CEO since March 2018, during which she has been instrumental in executing a turnaround strategy and repositioning of the publications...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Jan 2020

#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Renaldo Schwarp receives 'Afrikaanse Taalraad Koker' Award

Renaldo Schwarp, head of digital and radio presenter at Jacaranda FM, received the Koker Youth Award at the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR) Koker Awards held in Cape Town on 29 November...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Dec 2019

Woolworths receives global recognition for content marketing

Woolworths received three awards at the International Content Marketing Awards 2019 in London earlier this month. Jessica Tennant interviewed head of agency Kate Fordyce on the win...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Dec 2019

#Newsmaker: VMLY&R's Jacquie Mullany is the 2020 Gerety Awards' SA jury ambassador

The Gerety Awards recently announced Johannesburg as an executive judging session with Jacquie Mullany, executive creative director at VMLY&R as the ambassador for the South African jury...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Dec 2019

#TBWAAfricaConference: Fostering an attitude of disruption

Jessica Tennant interviews Graham Cruikshanks, director for Africa operations at TBWA\ Johannesburg on his involvement in the recent #TBWAAfricaConference, with the objective of re-emphasising TBWA\'s core disruption principles while fostering an "attitude of disruption", which he tells us more about here...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Dec 2019

Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty

Sanlam Reality, the Sanlam Group's loyalty programme, was awarded Best Use of Data Analytics/CRM Application at the inaugural Loyalty Awards South Africa recently held in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Dec 2019

The rules are changing, money is opening up

The eighth and final session for the year of Heavy Chef's Inspire Sessions series in collaboration with Discovery Business Insurance featured The Fintechnologists, Simon Dingle of Lettuce...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Dec 2019

#Newsmaker: Kevin Ndinguri, UM's new MD

Full-service media agency UM recently appointed Kevin Ndinguri, who has spent the last year as client managing partner at UM Africa, as MD of the local team...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2019

Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: Tumi Voster's new production agency

Tumi Voster launched a production agency in May this year alongside her second GRL PWR Series...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Kevin Kruger joins BMi Research as chief executive officer

Kevin Kruger joined BMi Research, last month, as its new chief executive officer and took over from Gareth Pearson who led the organisation for the last 19 years...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Dr Ewoudt Cloete joins Avatar as chief digital officer

Dr Ewoudt Cloete, Avatar's newly appointed chief digital officer, joined the agency last month. "Avatar is an amazing agency and I feel truly honoured to be able to contribute to its already impressive legacy...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Faheem Chaudhry returns to M&C Saatchi Abel

Faheem Chaudhry has returned from M&C Saatchi London to M&C Saatchi Abel as managing partner, assuming operational leadership of the Johannesburg office...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Carryn Martin joins new proptech app as brand manager

Carryn Martin recently joined Flow, a new app that rewards good tenant behaviour, as brand manager...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner

Lebo Madiba was recently appointed managing partner: Public Relations and Influence at Ogilvy Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Hero's Amanda Lambe promoted to MD

Hero recently promoted Amanda Lambe to MD. Lambe joined the agency in 2016 as head of social, followed by her more recent role as client service director...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Jul 2019

IAB Insight Series: The role of technology in achieving business objectives

The latest Johannesburg edition of the monthly IAB Insight Series took place at the Park Inn by Radisson in Sandton on Thursday, 27 June, this time focusing on the role of technology in enabling business performance in the digital economy...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Jul 2019

Kilmer & Cruise recognised in 3 categories at World Independent Advertising Awards

Just four years since launching, Cape Town-based agency Kilmer & Cruise was the only agency from across the African continent to have been awarded at the World Independent Advertising Awards this year...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jun 2019

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