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.
"We want to see a much more inclusive marketing industry in South Africa" - SA Tourism CMO

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) recently appointed a suite of marketing and communications agencies in response to the RFP162/19 the organisation issued in June 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#DesignIndaba2020: Ananya Khaitan to speak on matters of import and impact

New Delhi-based communication designer Ananya Khaitan has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2020. He specialises in book design and brand identity design, with his work reflecting his affinity for matters of import and impact...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Newsmaker: Gareth McPherson to lead Virgin Active's new marketing strategy

With Virgin Active's turnaround well underway, the latest addition sees Gareth McPherson from Publicis Machine join the club as CMO...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Feb 2020

#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures

Design Indaba alumnus Robert Wong, co-founder and CD of Google Creative Lab, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2020

Bringing brand visions and stories to life through colour

Following Pantone's announcement of Classic Blue as its 'Color of the Year' for 2020, FedEx Office has collaborated with the institute to help businesses leverage colour through its colour matching and printing technologies, using the Pantone Matching System...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jan 2020

CSI is about giving what you're good at

Mandi Fine of strategic communications consultancy, F/ne Group Global, recently published an article on corporates needing to rethink CSI, talking to the need to change their approach...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2020

#Newsmaker: Dustin Chick to head up M&C Saatchi Abel's new PR agency

In case you missed it, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa has launched a new strategic PR agency called Razor, to expand its service offering into the PR and influence space. The agency has appointed Dustin Chick from Ogilvy South Africa, where he spent almost 10 years as head of strategy: influence and public relations...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jan 2020

#Newsmaker: FCB Joburg CCO Ahmed Tilly to judge NYF Advertising Awards

New York Festivals Advertising Awards announced Ahmed Tilly, CCO at FCB Joburg as one of the first 20 members of the 2020 NYF executive jury...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jan 2020

#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 16 Jan 2020

#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 15 Jan 2020

#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

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