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.
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Rian van Heerden stays put... for now

Rian van Heerden, host of the award-winning The Complimentary Breakfast on Jacaranda FM, was due to leave the station at the end of March but his listeners persuaded him to stay a while...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Apr 2017

#Newsmaker: Accenture Digital's Wayne Hull on business today and tomorrow

Wayne Hull recently assumed the role of MD and head of Accenture Digital for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Apr 2017

Nick Walker's master plan to cure HIV

Last year's SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge winner, Nick Walker, chats about his stem cell bank concept that could cure HIV...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

#Newsmaker: Aileen Lamb, New Media's new MD

Aileen Lamb succeeds Bridget McCarney as MD of New Media, of which McCarney is now the CEO, both effective 2 April...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Apr 2017

#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at The Maslow in Sandton on 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Here, Jade Kirkel, brand manager of Sorbet Group, and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, shares her perspective on working for your dad, being a mother of three and staying in the job market, and why to stop trying to make everything balance all the time...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job

Ross Adami, marketing manager at Uber South Africa, reports back from Uber's nomad programme, a three-month learning and development programme that matches candidates to teams around the globe to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing Uber today...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Mar 2017

Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships

Relationship expert and author of Embracing Conflict, Paula Quinsee is currently acting as a coach to the couples featured on the localised TV show, Married at First Sight South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Mar 2017

#Newsmaker: Graeme Stiles, director at Algorithm Agency

Graeme Stiles' interest in performance marketing has led him to start an agency that specialises in SEO, paid media and data...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Feb 2017

Q&A with Hubble CEO on Uber's new entertainment device

Following the announcement of Uber's new interactive entertainment service, provided by Hubble (previously Taxi Media Group), CEO Justin Duveen shares the impact its having on the driver, the rider and the advertiser...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Feb 2017

Terena le Roux keeps the Ideas/Idees flowing

Following the announcement of bilingual Ideas/Idees magazine being closed down by Media24 late last year, editor Terena le Roux approached management to transfer ownership into her name. Now the owner of startup publishing company IdeesFabriek (Ideas Factory), Le Roux says it really was that straightforward...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Blush (Paper Company) is the colour of a beautiful planner

When asked how you are, the typical response used to be ‘Fine, thanks'. These days, it's more often than not ‘So busy!'. All the more reason for a planner to help organise your life and keep your daily schedule in check, and one that you actually would make the time to use and, better still, enjoy...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Feb 2017

LIVE: Jacaranda FM launches its new brand positioning with a world first for radio

Jacaranda FM teamed up with advertising agency Halo to create a world first for radio – a live, lip sync, audiovisual campaign. This stunt marks the station's launch of a new brand positioning that promises to deliver more music you love...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Feb 2017

Customer service is not a science, says Cell C CEO

A simple and common sense message that came across loud and clear at the Ask Afrika Orange Index Conference on Thursday, 9 February 2017 that seems to be the key to success in customer service was to create more real, meaningful human connections...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2017

Starbucks SA launches rewards programme

Starbucks South Africa launched its localised version of the global rewards programme, Starbucks Rewards at the Rosebank store...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2017

National Film and Video Foundation announces changes to the SAFTAs

The National Film and Video Foundation held a media breakfast on Thursday, 26 January to formally announce the changes it's made to the 11th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards.

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Emerging trends in merchant payments

I recently met with Catharina Eklof and Victor de Koc from Mastercard to discuss some of the emerging trends in merchant payments...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jan 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio

Tracy Gielink, and Kim and Debbie Davidson, founders and owners of Umhlanga-based businesses recently launched their third, Buff Beauty Parlour...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Debra Bouwer, Shari Akal and their budding flower business

Brightening the florist space in Cape Town with a fresh perspective for sourcing flowers from local farms and delivering surprise bunches according to what's in season are Debra Bouwer and Shari Akal of Bouwer Flowers...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Nov 2016

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