UM appoints Kevin Ndinguri as its new managing director

UM appoints Kevin Ndinguri as its new managing director

Marketing

Full-service media agency UM has strengthened its local leadership team by appointing Kevin Ndinguri as its managing director. Over the last year, he has been the client managing partner at UM Africa. Ndinguri will now move into his new role and the company reports that he will have the full support of his colleagues and clients. 

 
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Three reasons why tech PR is the route to go

Three reasons why tech PR is the route to go

Publicity

Tech-focussed PR has grown with the development of new technology each and every year. The job opportunities presented within this industry have grown immensely and are becoming more frequently sought after.

 
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<i>AfricaCom</i> 2019 emphasises the role of technology in the future

AfricaCom 2019 emphasises the role of technology in the future

Marketing

More than 15 000 visitors attended AfricaCom 2019 over three content-packed days. This is a record for the event that turned 22 in 2019. AfricaCom emphasised the significance of the role that technology is playing and will continue to affect on the way the world progresses.

 
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South African celebs go barefoot for a day with #KrushGoodness

South African celebs go barefoot for a day with #KrushGoodness

Publicity

The past week has seen multiple South African celebrities going barefoot and encouraging their fans to do the same. The initiative was a call to action by the '#KrushGoodness' project, which aims to provide South African schoolchildren who are in need with school shoes.

 
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<i>Joburg Film Festival</i>: MTF and MiM students show what they've got

Joburg Film Festival: MTF and MiM students show what they've got

Media

Films produced by graduates of M-Net Magic in Motion (MiM) internship programme and the MultiChoice Talent Factory's Academies (MTF) in East, West and Southern Africa will be screened at the Joburg Film Festival from Tuesday, 19 November to Sunday, 24 November.

 
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Johannesburg Pride launches its new banner with Joe Public United

Johannesburg Pride launches its new banner with Joe Public United

Marketing

Johannesburg Pride recently partnered with brand and communication agency Joe Public United, whose specialist brand design team (Joe Public Shift) and digital team (Joe Public Connect) worked together to reposition the brand under a new banner, 'The Pride of Africa'.

 
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Six alternative digital media platforms for South African brands

Six alternative digital media platforms for South African brands

Marketing

Marketers should keep an open mind in a space that evolves as fast as digital media, says Grant Lapping, managing director at DataCore Media. Lapping says that there are some emerging platforms that offer opportunities for powerful engagement with niche audiences, as well as interesting ways to target or interact with the target consumer.

 
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Cartoon Network’s Africa Creative Lab to screen winning shorts at DISCOP

Cartoon Network’s Africa Creative Lab to screen winning shorts at DISCOP

Media

Three animated shorts — created by African talents and locally produced in South Africa in collaboration with Mind's Eye Creative — will be screened on Wednesday, 20 November, following the WarnerMedia Panel discussion from 13:00 to 14:00 at the DISCOP Main Theatre.

 
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#DidYouKnow? <i>media update</i> has a brand-new feature!

#DidYouKnow? media update has a brand-new feature!

Social

media update is launching a new feature for its social media posts called '#DidYouKnow'. These posts will be placed on all of our platforms every Friday and the aim is to share fun facts about your company (can you say, #FunFactFriday?).

 
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Investec sponsors <i>Making SMEs Matter</i> for its third season

Investec sponsors Making SMEs Matter for its third season

Media

Investec business cash solutions has announced that it will sponsor Marnus Broodryk's Making SMEs Matter podcast for its third season. The podcast is a popular platform with the sole purpose of giving South African small business owners a voice.

 
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