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OPR MD named 2012 Ogilvy Giant

  Ogilvy Public Relations (OPR) Johannesburg’s Managing Director, Joanna Oosthuizen, took a giant leap for PR when she scooped the prestigious “Giant Award” at this year’s OPR Worldwide Professional Achievement Awards. Hosted in New York, these annual internal accolades recognise individual accomplishments and exceptional work in Ogilvy offices across the globe. Introduced by global CEO, [...]

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Advance your career | University online short courses

AdVantage readers save R500 on university online short courses, presented part-time and entirely online throughout South Africa from November 2012 (all courses include a 5-week holiday break) The modern marketing landscape comes with equal amounts of challenges and opportunities. Get a headstart in boosting your career for 2013 with part-time short courses, presented online throughout [...]

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Michelle de Pons-James to lead Text100

Text100, a global communications consultancy, announced today the appointment of PR veteran Michelle de Pons-James to lead its South African office.  DePons-James, who previously led the Cape Town office of a competitive global agency, has provided communications counsel to global, regional and local business leaders for more than 25 years. DePons-James takes the helm from highly respected [...]

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Livewired announces new MD

Leron Varsha, CEO of Fore Good, has announced the appointment of Lucinda Boddy as Managing Director of Livewired Public Relations, part of the Fore Good Group. Lucinda takes over from Janine Lloyd who recently announced her resignation to spend more time at home with her family. Varsha says “Fore Good wishes Janine all the best [...]

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Firehouse Communications changes its conversation

  Niche Public Relations agency, The Firehouse Communications (FHC), has formed a strategic partnership with Australian based communications and creative agency, Change the Conversation (CTC). The partnership with CTC, will see FHC changing its name to Change the Conversation. Sandy Greaves Campbell, Managing Director of FHC says, “The partnership will enhance both agencies growth plans [...]

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Akacia Pharmaceuticals contracts Splash PR

In another move toward further growth, Splash PR & Media Consultants has signed with Akacia Pharmaceuticals - a manufacturer and distributor of a large range of branded and generic cost-effective products including complementary and traditional South African medicines and leading consumer brands. Brands include Reuterina, Phyto Nova and BioPro Multi. Splash PR will focus its efforts on [...]

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