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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.
#BizUnity: A Citizens in Solidarity movement

The TBWA Group, along with a number of partners and contributors from various media organisations are working with the Solidarity Fund to launch a national campaign. TBWA ECD Carl Willoughby tells us more about their Citizens in Solidarity campaign and why we need to come together as not just an industry but a nation...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Zumi Njongwe, consumer communication and excellence director at Nestlé

We go behind the selfie with Zumi Njongwe, consumer communication and excellence director at Nestlé East and Southern Africa and #NedbankIMC2020 speaker...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

"The industry needs to reset, rethink and reposition" - Robyn Campbell

Recently appointed Machine_ MD Robyn Campbell tells us everything from how the agency is adapting to the new consumer and media environment, to where the industry is at on its journey towards transformation and what it was like joining a new agency during lockdown...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing

In the first presidential briefing, Cook interviewed Isobar global chief creative officer, the inaugural president of the new Creative Business Transformation Lions, Ronald Ng to hear his briefing for 2021...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jun 2020

#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook

Cannes Lions global Lions Live streaming event went live yesterday, Monday, 22 June with MD Simon Cook in an interview with host Tina Daheley talking through the behind-the-scenes of what's been going on over the past few months, why they've decided to put this on and what to expect over the course of the week...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jun 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Bonga Mpungose, new business director at Fresh AF

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the mask with Bonga Mpungose, new business director at Fresh AF...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Access new youth audiences through gamification, esports

Arena Events has been hosting various online events catering to different issues affecting the media, marketing and advertising industries and as part of our #YouthMonth content feature, we're covering their Sunday Times Gen Next series...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2020

#Loeries2020: Creative hour with... Suhana Gordhan

The Loeries recently launched a new series of webinars called Creative Hour, whereby new Loeries CEO, Preetesh Sewraj hosts industry leaders from across the region, raising industry-related topics that would typically be discussed in private at the close of business...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2020

#IABInsightSeries: Building the basics in digital video and audio

The IAB SA's most recent IAB Insights online webinar took place yesterday, 11 June on Zoom, looking at building the basics in digital video and audio and enabling engagement and conversion in the digital economy...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the mask with Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio and Gold winner in the Animation & Visual Effects category at the global Young Ones Student Awards in May...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: How brands should interact with young people during lockdown

Arena Events has been hosting various online events catering to different issues affecting the media, marketing and advertising industries and as part of our #YouthMonth content feature, we're covering their Sunday Times Gen Next series...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Jun 2020

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 4 Jun 2020

#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 3 Jun 2020

#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

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