Jessica Tennant

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


Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at She is also a contributing writer.
#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...

Something Facebook Africa's regional director, Nunu Ntshingila finds interesting having spent much time in advertising is that despite there being no shortage of women in the industry, there don't seem to be nearly enough in leadership roles...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: Open Chair starts a movement amongst women in advertising

On the eve of Women's Day, women in advertising gathered to start a conversation that will hopefully inspire generations to come...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Jacaranda FM hosts advocate Thuli Madonsela

Martin Bester and Tumi Morake hosted advocate Thuli Madonsela at Jacaranda FM on their breakfast show this morning...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Aug 2017

#NewCampaign: Coding a better, prosperous future

With its 'prosper' philosophy at its core, in ‘helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way', Absa recently released its latest film, ‘Coding a better future', which features three Digital Academy graduates...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Standard Bank's next

Through its current ‘What's your next?' integrated campaign, Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking South Africa (PBBSA) seeks to reconnect with its customers in a way that acknowledges that they're unique individuals with their own unique aspirations and ambitions, in an effort to partner with them on their journey to step up to their ‘next'...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2017

Vicinity Media launches Visitability Reporting

Today marks the launch of mobile advertising network Vicinity Media's proprietary geo-fencing and audience location technology that allows for real world visit reporting post exposure to a mobile web advertising campaign...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?

Uber recently launched a campaign called ‘Ditch Your Keys' to encourage car owners to switch to Uber and use their time spent travelling more efficiently...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game

The Sunday Times recently launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in the Business Times - which is edited by Laura du Preez, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2017

#Newsmaker: Reimagining an education brand in Red & Yellow

Heléne Lindsay recently joined the “disparate, quirky bunch” at Red & Yellow, where she's taking on the customer side of things. Her appointment coincides with the school's brand repositioning, which will be unveiled at the end of August...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jul 2017

Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA

Newcomer of the Year in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships, Rare Grill in Kenilworth was also named the Steakhouse Champion for 2017...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2017

#Newsmaker: Kgaugelo Maphai, The MediaShop's new MD

Kgaugelo Maphai joined The MediaShop as MD a couple of months ago when the agency moved to its new Johannesburg office...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jul 2017

#Newsmaker: Holly Meadows, the new face of Cosmopolitan South Africa

This week is Holly Meadows' first as editor of Cosmopolitan South Africa. She succeeds Kerrie Simon-Lawrence, who is returning to Australia.

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Adidas Originals teams up with young creatives to tell product stories

Adidas Originals kicked off a three-month campaign earlier this month, that engages the youth to tell three key product stories for Campus in June, NMD in July and EQT in August...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Serena-Marie Van der Nest the ‘Young One'

It was in a food aisle at a local Woolies where Serena-Marie Van der Nest had an epiphany that she wanted to become a graphic designer...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jun 2017

#NewCampaign: Shazam uses storytelling to help South Africans see money differently

Shazam, the app that identifies the music playing around you, recently launched an original action with Nedbank, encouraging people to Shazam local notes to unlock South African stories as part of Nedbank's 'See Money Differently' campaign...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jun 2017

Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space

Nunu Ntshingila, the regional director of Facebook Africa, recently gave some members of the media a tour of its new office in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Clare Bowen from Radiocentre sees radio differently

In an exclusive interview between sessions, Bowen and I discussed why creativity and effectiveness go hand in hand and why radio is still very much an effective medium for advertising when done well...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jun 2017

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