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Wavemaker South Africa bids farewell to Pick n Pay as the retailer moves media services in-houseFor the past 13 years, Wavemaker and GroupM have worked with major South African retail brand Pick n Pay and has contributed enormously towards shaping consumer decisions through media, content and technology to ensure Pick n Pay's success and growth. After much thought, analysis and review, Pick n Pay has come to the decision to move their ATL media planning and buying in-house effective from 1 March 2022. This allows the retail giant to merge its already in-housed digital media with ATL media to drive communication synergy and performance. 1 Mar 2022 Read more

GroupM takes young graduates under its wing - againOn the eve of the pandemic, in early 2020, international media company GroupM launched its graduate programme in South Africa for the very first time. In hindsight, the timing was critical. Within a few months, young graduates looking for practical, on-the-job training were likely to find learnerships and internships hard to come by. Those who secured a position with GroupM were among the most fortunate. 17 Feb 2022 Read more

Wavemaker South Africa pushes global mobility as digital lead heads to TokyoOn 1 February, Wavemaker South Africa's digital lead and business unit head, David Shields, started a new position at the Group M and Wavemaker Japan offices in Tokyo. The move embodies Wavemaker's prioritisation of global mobility within its business and is part of its vision of creating a truly diverse network of people across its international offices. 11 Feb 2022 Read more

5 marketing trends to look out for in 2022We've heard it a thousand times before: "Digital marketing is constantly changing". And it's true: in 2021 Facebook alone issued over 40 updates - 40! 17 Jan 2022 Read more

Merissa Himraj set to take the reins of major media house Wavemaker South Africa in 2022Merissa Himraj will assume the top position at Wavemaker South Africa, the South African division of the world's fifth largest media company, on 1 February 2022. She takes over as CEO SSA (Sub-Saharan Africa) from Lwandile Qokweni, who is stepping down from a role he has held since March 2018 to pursue other interests. 2 Dec 2021 Read more


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