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
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
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
Financial services provider, Ubank has appointed Qhamkile Makhosi Boyede as the head of group strategy. 9 Dec 2013
Sikhulile Ngcobo has been appointed sports journalist at Gagasi FM. 1 Nov 2013
Justine Williams has been promoted to national sales manager at the Newspaper Advertising Bureau. 25 Oct 2013
Marietjie Human has been appointed as head of independent films for the group content services department at M-Net. 25 Oct 2013
Morvite has appointed Mate Mamabolo as its new senior brand manager. 1 Oct 2013
Jungle Oats has appointed Precious Nkwane as its senior brand manager. 1 Oct 2013
Paarl Media has appointed group financial manager, Bradley Meyers as the new group company secretary. 1 Oct 2013
Lloyd Nedohe from Rio Tinto has joined africapractice to take up the post of GM at its Johannesburg office. 17 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
Adrian Kaplan has been appointed as marketing director for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in South Africa, namely The Westin in Cape Town and The Sheraton in Pretoria. 13 Sep 2013
Steven Taylor has joined The Taxi online radio as part of its on air team, to host the Thursday morning 10-1pm show. 9 Sep 2013
Delhaize Group has appointed Frans Muller as its new CEO. 4 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
Susan van der Schijff joins SCM as its new GM with more than 30 years experience in the book industry. 29 Aug 2013
Jason Kerr has been appointed as KFC South Africa's new chief operations officer after fulfilling the role of operations director for two years to be taken over by Fourie Bornman. 21 Aug 2013
FoxP2 Johannesburg has made a key appointment by hiring Gabi Goldstein from Net#work BBDO as client service director. 21 Aug 2013
Exclusive Hire Cape Town has appointed ex-Natal rugby player Mike Burger into a sales and marketing position. 19 Aug 2013
Kaseya has appointed Prakash Khot as CTO to lead technology development. 16 Aug 2013
Airtel has appointed Jean Pierre Kiwakana Kimayala as board chairman for its DRC operations. 14 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
Marcusbrewster has appointed Angela Chandy as account manager at the firm's Johannesburg office. 13 Aug 2013
Chris Snyman has been appointed as general manager of the Three Cities Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa. 13 Aug 2013
MEF has appointed Prins Mhlanga and Saleem Mobhani as strategic advisors in Africa, India and the Middle East to support growth market focus. 13 Aug 2013
Aegis Media has appointed Nazli Roskin as the HR director in Sub-Saharan Africa. 13 Aug 2013
Sunette Kriel has been appointed as sales manager at Arabella Hotel & Spa, part of the African Pride Hotels portfolio. 7 Aug 2013