The MediaShop's Jedd Cokayne has been confirmed as the newest chairman of the Advertising Media Forum (AMF). 6 Mar 2014
Bruce Anderson has joined the Johannesburg office of Lowe and Partners SA as executive creative director. 24 Feb 2014
Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town has aggressively recruited a number of top account management professionals as business directors on major accounts:
Andrew Watson, who is running the Castle Lite account, says he is "returning home", having started his agency career at O&M CT before becoming the client service director at 140 BBDO.
Charity Ndisengei has taken over the Carling Black Label account from Gallarelli and used to head up strategy and account management for Ogilvy & Mather Africa and Saatchi & Saatchi's Regional (Africa) Strategic Planning Unit.
Jason Slinger, former MD of Lowe & Partners SA and other entrepreneurial ventures, is now leading the newly awarded WeChat account and the Mondelez portfolio.
Vicki Hey had a stellar career at Lowe & Partners SA and King James and is responsible for the long-standing Volkswagen business which used to be in the hands of Greg Tebbutt, now promoted to run WPP's Geometry Global activation business. 4 Feb 2014
Advertising agency, Blast Brand Catalysts is pleased to announce two new shareholding partners in the business, namely Taryn Waldron and Hayden Hochfelden. 30 Jan 2014
Since leaving The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town at the end of 2013, Claire Cobbledick has resurfaced as Gumtree's head of marketing for South Africa. 27 Jan 2014
Ross Sergeant has been promoted to the position of director of strategy for OMD South Africa with immediate effect.
CEO Josh Dovey said, "Ross has made an outstanding contribution to our strategic profile on a number of accounts, Standard Bank in particular, and I know he will lead the development and integration of our strategic output with his customary style and panache." 13 Jan 2014
Ben Evans, former head of digital at OgilvyOne Worldwide in London, one of the best performing digital offices in the Ogilvy & Mather network, has been appointed as MD of OgilvyOne South Africa. 9 Jan 2014
Advertising agency, Y&R Kensington, recently appointed Margit Booysen as studio manager, Imka Bester as proofreader, and Boitumelo Mokoena, Chriselda Tladi, Paul Soderlund, Daryl De Sousa and Thapelo Mmoloke as DTP operators. 7 Jan 2014
Advertising agency, Y&R Johannesburg, recently appointed Francois van Rheede as client service director, Vusi Khoza as copywriter, Anasvan Poolchand as DTP operator and Anita Mitchell as client service director: brand. 7 Jan 2014
Ogilvy & Mather has appointed André Laurentino as global executive creative director for Unilever. 18 Dec 2013
Justine Williams has been promoted to national sales manager at the Newspaper Advertising Bureau. 25 Oct 2013
Gagasi FM has appointed Terence Govender as account executive. 4 Oct 2013
MediaCom has recruited Carat's Jake Vander Linden as its new global account director for Volkswagen AG. 30 Sep 2013
Thys Kitshoff has been promoted to technical director of Rocketseed SA.
Hannes Esterhuizen has been promoted to customer services director of Rocketseed SA.
Cecilia Benson has been promoted to account director of Rocketseed SA. 13 Sep 2013
The Observatory International SA has appointed Reinher Behrens as senior consultant to help maintain the highest possible levels of client delivery. 3 Sep 2013
Isobar South Africa has appointed Yana Valtchanova to join Marco Russolillo, creative director in Cape Town, as CD in Johannesburg. 29 Aug 2013
FoxP2 Johannesburg has made a key appointment by hiring Gabi Goldstein from Net#work BBDO as client service director. 21 Aug 2013
Joining the 140 BBDO creative team is copywriter Aadil Dhalech and art director Brínke van Zyl.
On the accounts management side the bolstered team includes group account directors Tim Young and Chris Spencer as well as account directors Natalie Kingwill and Michelle Bekker. 14 Aug 2013
Y&R Cape Town has appointed Nosipho Mtuzula as account manager. 7 Aug 2013
Y&R Johannesburg has appointed:
Jacques du Toit as multimedia designer
Monique Kammerling as proofreader
Mthunzi Plaatjie as client service director
Nhlanhla Mahlangu as DTP operator
Teagan van Rooyen as copywriter
Leonie Molefe as DTP operator/designer
Caitlin Edgecombe as account executive 7 Aug 2013
Getaway has welcomed Hanneke van Niekerk as Getaway Show sales consultant.
Johann Liebenberg has joined Compleat Golfer as ad sales consultant.
RamsayMedia's AutoTech division has appointed Debbie van der Merwe as ad sales consultant, across CAR and Leisure Wheels' platforms. 7 Aug 2013
Wesgro has appointed Judy Lain as chief marketing officer to oversee the promotion of the Western Cape as a business and leisure destination. 6 Aug 2013
MetropolitanRepublic welcomes two new members to the board of directors, namely, Samantha Condon as operations director and Nischal Naradh as financial director. 5 Aug 2013
M&C Saatchi Abel Johannesburg has appointed Gareth Lessing as its new ECD; he will work together with group ECD Gordon Ray. 31 Jul 2013
MediaCom has named Laszlo Mezo as CEO for MediaCom Hungary, effective from September. 23 Jul 2013
Kerry Friedmann has been appointed as business lecturer in the musical performance department at AFDA Cape Town. 16 Jul 2013
Patricia Hidalgo has joined Turner International as senior vice president and chief content and creative officer kids for Turner Broadcasting System EMEA. 2 Jul 2013
Tracy Roberts has joined Sunshinegun as business director. 28 Jun 2013
Ryno Mulder has been appointed style editor of FINESSE, published by Carpe Diem Media. 26 Jun 2013
Boomtown's Port Elizabeth office welcomes Marion Marais to handle its clients' PR. 20 Jun 2013
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