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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.
A day in the lockdown life of MetropolitanRepublic chief creative officer Paul Warner

CCO of MetropolitanRepublic, Paul Warner's account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

By Jessica Tennant 23 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the selfie with Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick, who recently won Best Up-and-Coming Public Relations Professional at the 2020 Prism Awards...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#StartupStory: Being distinct in advertising now demands being not just brave, but fierce

Fierce is a new model of creative and technical delivery targeting international clients seeking creative and technical expertise from a cost-effective market...

By Jessica Tennant 28 May 2020

#StartupStory: Media agency Nybble launches during lockdown

Independent, full service, integrated media agency, Nybble launched last week...

By Jessica Tennant 25 May 2020

#Newsmaker: Elevator appoints all-female leadership team

With the imminent departure of one of the agency founders Mike Silver, specialist brand experience agency Elevator has appointed an all-female leadership team headed up by Catherine Mavrocoleas and Katherine Freemantle...

By Jessica Tennant 22 May 2020

Red & Yellow offers free aptitude test to unemployed digital marketers

To assist South Africans affected by the coronavirus, Red & Yellow Creative School of Business is donating R2m worth of digital marketing certifications, specifically its Digital Marketing Aptitude Test (DMAT) to 1,000 unemployed South Africans that want to prove their worth in the job market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 May 2020

2020 2.0, the new normal and what's next for brands [Part 2]

"It feels like we started this year in January with huge excitement and goals. Kids went back to school, we got on with work and before we knew it, we kind of had to stop again and our path has completely altered. So, really, it's about what's next and how we reboot and get back into 2020, our 2020 2.0..." - Diana Springer, head of strategy at Black & White, an M&C Saatchi Company...

By Jessica Tennant 21 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Meta Media group MD Kagiso Musi

Group MD of Meta Media, Kagiso Musi's account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

By Jessica Tennant 20 May 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jineil Kandasamy, creative director and partner at Grid Worldwide

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jineil Kandasamy, creative director and partner at Grid Worldwide...

By Jessica Tennant 20 May 2020

#Newsmaker: Fort's Shukri Toefy takes on dual role as CEO of Fortified Group

As of 1 June, Shukri Toefy, co-founder and CEO of Fort is taking on a dual role of remaining CEO of his production company and stepping into an additional role as CEO of Fortified Group, of which Fort is a subsidiary. The Group is an investment holding company with interests in media, film, professional services and property.

By Jessica Tennant 14 May 2020

2020 2.0, the new normal and what's next for brands [Part 1]

"It feels like we started this year in January with huge excitement and goals. Kids went back to school, we got on with work and before we knew it, we kind of had to stop again and our path has completely altered. So, really, it's about what's next and how we reboot and get back into 2020, our 2020 2.0..." - Diana Springer, head of strategy at Black & White, an M&C Saatchi Company...

By Jessica Tennant 13 May 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Brian Oxley, radio presenter at Magic 828 Radio

This week, we go behind the selfie with Brian Oxley, entrepreneur, marketer and radio presenter at Magic 828 Radio...

By Jessica Tennant 13 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Nombulelo Fox

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 13 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Brenda Sono

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Candice Marescia

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Samantha Mabaso

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, tell us more about this special Earth Day issue and provides a global perspective on the impact of the pandemic on the publishing industry and the magazine specifically, and how they're responding...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Siyabonga Thwala

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Oarabile Tlhabane

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 8 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of VMLY&R South Africa CCO Ryan McManus

CCO at VMLY&R South Africa, Ryan McManus' account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

By Jessica Tennant 8 May 2020

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