Jessica Tennant

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


Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at She is also a contributing writer.
#WomensMonth: Juliet Honey; "Let's work together with the good men in the industry"

As part of our Women's Month content feature and in the build-up to our panel discussion with some of this year's Gerety Awards all-female South African executive jury members, taking place in September, Jessica Tennant, senior editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity interviews freelance creative director Juliet Honey...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 2020

BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous

WATCH: Daily Maverick has just announced that it's launching a weekly newspaper, yes, in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and the greatest calamity to ever hit the global print media. In our exclusive video interview, publisher and CEO Styli Charalambous tells us the rationale behind their decision to foray back to the future, as they've dubbed the project...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Outgoing Loeries chairperson, Tseliso Rangaka

An interview with Tseliso Rangaka, CCO at FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer, outgoing Loeries chairperson, on his Loeries journey in our interview as his two-year tenureship comes to a close...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Newly appointed Loeries chairperson, Fran Luckin

Fran Luckin, CCO at Grey Africa, was recently elected as the new chairperson of the Loeries Board. Here, she tells us more about what the role means to her and as it's Women's Month, what it means from a female point of view, and what she hopes to achieve during her tenureship...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Aug 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Mpho Vackier, creative director and owner of TheUrbanative

This week, we go behind the selfie with engineer turned furniture designer Mpho Vackier, who started TheUrbanative, an award-winning contemporary African furniture and product design company based in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2020

#IABInsightSeries: Digital influencer marketing

The IAB SA is hosting its next insight webinar tomorrow, 30 July at 11am on Zoom, featuring speakers Stéphane Rogovsky, Pierre Cassuto, Siya Metane and Aqeelah Harron-Ally on the topic of digital influencer marketing...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Andy Rice's four-box model for effective brand strategy

The first speaker at the Nedbank IMC 2020 conference was none other than long-time industry veteran and brand strategy consultant Andy Rice, sharing learnings for establishing a successful, sustainable, change-resistant brand...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2020

Pepe Marais opens Nedbank IMC 2020, makes a case for creativity

Master of ceremonies Pepe Marais, co-founder and group CCO of Joe Public United, welcomed a virtual audience of Nedbank IMC 2020 delegates on behalf of Dale Hefer, CEO of the Integrated Marketing Conference (IMC) and Khensani Nobanda, group executive: Marketing at Nedbank...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jul 2020

WATCH: Thulani Sibeko on Standard Bank's new brand repositioning

Standard Bank announced earlier this month that it has changed its brand positioning and tagline and adopted one that epitomises where it sees its role in Africa today...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jul 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Nthabiseng Matshekga, executive head: Group Marketing at Nedbank

We go behind the selfie with Nthabiseng Matshekga, executive head: Group Marketing at Nedbank and #NedbankIMC2020 speaker...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jul 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Lee Den Hond, CEO at Blue Platinum Events

We go behind the selfie with Lee Den Hond, CEO at Blue Platinum Events and #NedbankIMC2020 speaker...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jul 2020

"It's time to de-advertise advertising" - Sarah Browning-de Villiers, introducing StoryStackr

Since winning Sanlam Group's internal communications business effective February 2020, Machine agency's content marketing division has been hard at work reimagining the Group's internal communications content strategy with its communications team...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2020

#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 8 Jul 2020

#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 8 Jul 2020

"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 8 Jul 2020

#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

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