Jessica Tennant

Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

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Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer. moc.ytinummoczib@swengnitekram
#CannesLions2021: "Diversity... and a healthy dose of honesty" - judging insights with Steph van Niekerk

With a week to go until two years' worth of Lion-winning work is awarded, we touched base with some of the local jury members for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Steph van Niekerk...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Robyn Hobson, head of Sales and Marketing at Mobile Guardian

As part of our ongoing #BehindtheBrandManager series, we interviewed some of the Marketing Achievement Awards' Rising Star finalists. Next up, Robyn Hobson...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jun 2021

#CannesLions2021: "Even a global pandemic can't stop creativity " - Fran Luckin

Cannes Lions and its official representative in South Africa, Ster-Kinekor recently announced this year's jury. With only one month to go until two years' worth of Lion-winning work is awarded, we touched base with some of the local jury members for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Fran Luckin...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Itumeleng Matlare, brand manager at Tiger Brands

As part of our ongoing #BehindtheBrandManager series, we interviewed the Marketing Achievement Awards' Rising Star finalists. Next up, Itumeleng Matlare...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Bianca de Beer, senior marketing manager at Telesure Investment Holdings

As part of our ongoing #BehindtheBrandManager series, we interviewed some of the Marketing Achievement Awards' Rising Star finalists. First up, Bianca de Beer...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Jun 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Tamron SA's newly appointed brand ambassador Shawn Ogulu

Not a brand manager per se, but a well-known photographer and branded content creator who has made a name for himself in the social media sphere. Shawn Ogulu was recently announced as the brand ambassador for Tamron SA...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Jun 2021

#CannesLions2021: "Rule-breaking work, craft and storytelling" - Lufuno Mavhungu

Cannes Lions and its official representative in South Africa, Ster-Kinekor recently announced this year's jury. With only one month to go until two years' worth of Lion-winning work is awarded, we touched base with some of the local jury members for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Lufuno Mavhungu...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2021

#D&AD21: Tseliso Rangaka, D&AD Radio & Audio jury president

With the D&AD Awards taking place tomorrow and Thursday (26 and 27 May), we connected with local jury president of this year's D&AD Radio & Audio jury Tseliso Rangaka, FCB Joburg's CCO...

By Jessica Tennant 25 May 2021

#CannesLions2021: "SA brings a unique cultural sensitivity" - Nkgabiseng Motau

Cannes Lions and its official representative in South Africa, Ster-Kinekor recently announced this year's jury. With only one month to go until two years' worth of Lion-winning work is awarded, we touched base with some of the local jury members for a preview of what to expect. First up, Nkgabiseng Motau...

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2021

#Newsmaker: Dan Herman, Joe Public United's new chief digital officer

Dan Herman has been appointed as chief digital officer at Joe Public United...

By Jessica Tennant 17 May 2021

#BehindtheMask: Astika Chetram, co-founder and MD of Imajinnation Marketing

Astika Chetram is the co-founder and MD of a small marketing agency called Imajinnation Marketing with extensive experience in the automotive industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 May 2021

#Newsmaker: Cassandra Wingrove heading up sales at Mickey Llew's Australian office

Performance marketing and SEO agency Mickey Llew recently appointed Cassandra Wingrove to lead growth and development at its Australian office...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Pippa Misplon joins Retroviral as MD

Pippa Misplon joins Retroviral as managing director from Ogilvy South Africa where she was previously the business director for the PR & Influence Division...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Khangelani Dziba to head up Rapt Creative's new PR and influencer marketing division

Following the recent news of Rapt Creative opening offices in London and Kiev, the agency has expanded its services to include PR and influencer marketing. To head up the new division, they've appointed Khangelani Dziba...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Nivea's marketing manager, Mpume Ngwenya

Mpume Ngwenya, marketing manager at Nivea, tells us about her career journey to marketing and about their latest 'Skinfluencer' campaign...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Karien Cherry, director at Giant Films

Karien Cherry, director at Giant Films, recently ranked number one director at the Loeries Rankings for 2020. She's the first female ever to hold this position, and this year, also the only female to be featured within the top 20 Loeries Directors rankings...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish Ink

Although not a brand manager, Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder and MD of specialist strategic consultancy Liquorish Ink, has extensive experience working with brands and recently helped create the brand identity for a new restaurant in Johannesburg called Proud Mary...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2021

The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast

Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast first aired in March 2020, coinciding with the beginning of the lockdown, and has since rolled out two seasons. Now they've just kicked off season three, a year later...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat

Earlier this year, Havas announced the appointment of Mohamed Bhyat as its chief financial officer (CFO), taking over the reins from Andrea Bottega...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual

Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual is responsible for implementing the overall brand strategies and marketing-related plans to build and grow the Old Mutual brand...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Apr 2021

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