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. moc.ytinummoczib@swengnitekram
The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast

Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast first aired in March 2020, coinciding with the beginning of the lockdown, and has since rolled out two seasons. Now they've just kicked off season three, a year later...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat

Earlier this year, Havas announced the appointment of Mohamed Bhyat as its chief financial officer (CFO), taking over the reins from Andrea Bottega...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual

Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual is responsible for implementing the overall brand strategies and marketing-related plans to build and grow the Old Mutual brand...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories

Just Exists was formed to showcase local talents and bridge the gap between disenfranchised youth creatives and corporates, making a tangible impact in their potential career paths and creating memorable work in the process...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Tshego Tshukutswane, Wunderman Thompson SA's new group chief strategy officer

Earlier this year, Wunderman Thompson SA announced the appointment of Tshego Tshukutswane to its executive team as group chief strategy officer. Tshukutswane joined this month succeeding Moagi Bodibe, who has taken up independent consulting...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Candice Thomas, marketing executive at Cape Union Mart Group

Candice Thomas tells us that what's really behind her mask is a fierce female who loves bubbly a little too much, takes life a little seriously, but knows the importance of working hard and balancing that with some good fun...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Lance Dodgen, Heineken SA's marketing manager: Cider

Lance Dodgen, Heineken South Africa Marketing Manager: Cider is the custodian of the Dutch brewing company's Strongbow and Fox Cider brands...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha

Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha tells us that what's really behind her mask is Rouge Dior 999 Matte. Figuratively speaking though, a cocktail of optimism and fear...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Meagan Fester, Champ's new MD

Meagan Fester, a well-established sponsorship specialist with experience working across blue-chip brands both locally and internationally, is the Duke Group's newly appointed MD of its new sponsorship marketing agency, Champ...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Esports shoutcaster Sam Wright

As most major esports events are in Europe and Asia, esports shoutcaster Sam Wright went from living out of a suitcase and working with production teams around the world to being at home 24/7...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town

Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town, tells us that what's really behind his mask is a "pretty respectable beard", but also someone who's gone through something like this lockdown before...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Uyanda Manana joins Conversation Lab in grassroots ownership deal

In August last year, Uyanda Manana joined Conversation Lab from sister agency, BE, in a merger and grassroots ownership deal...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Colett Naidu takes on new division at Wunderman Thompson SA

Wunderman Thompson SA recently promoted Colett Naidu as division managing director to its executive team...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Feb 2021

#BehindtheMask: Brandt Botes, CD of design at Old Friend Young Talent

This week, we go behind the mask with Brandt Botes, creative director of design at Old Friend Young Talent...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with Dion Chang

In advance to Bizcommunity's forthcoming BizTrends2021 event, Jessica Tennant, Bizcommunity's senior editor for Marketing & Media, finds out more about the elusive Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends and one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2021

#BehindtheMask: Clare Trafankowska-Neal, MD at iProspect South Africa

This week, we go behind the mask with Clare Trafankowska-Neal, MD at iProspect South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Jan 2021

#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editor

Gugulethu Mhlungu, popularly known as Gugs, was recently appointed editor of Careers Magazine...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Jan 2021

#BehindtheMask: Vanessa Dossi, social media manager at Digitas Liquorice

This week, we go behind the mask with Vanessa Dossi, social media manager at Digitas Liquorice...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Dec 2020

#EvolutionofWork: Embrace the possibilities that the future brings

As part of our #EvolutionofWork content feature, Cheryl Reddy, managing partner and Africa lead at Eclipse Communications shares what the future of work looks like from her point of view and how they're navigating the 'new normal' in the aftermath of Covid-19...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Dec 2020

#EvolutionofWork: The 'new normal' is here to stay

As part of our #EvolutionofWork content feature, SoulProviders Collective's business unit manager Nosipho Ginindza shares what the future of work looks like from their point of view and how they're navigating the 'new normal' in the aftermath of Covid-19...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Dec 2020

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