Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer.

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Editor: Marketing & Media
#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform

Eddie Chitate, through his production company, Brainstorm Entertainment, has launched a streaming platform called NoFTV...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: The role of PR and communication during crisis

Dr Dalien Rene Benecke, Prisa president and senior lecturer of communication at the University of Johannesburg, presented on the role PR and communication play in helping city, regional/provincial and country government communicate better in times of crises...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Oct 2020

#IABInsightSeries: Marketing partnerships in the digital economy

The IAB SA discussed marketing partnerships in the digital economy, and shared insights on those relationships that enable brands to beat the benchmark in digital in its next webinar that was held on Thursday, 8 October...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Just Brands Africa gives back to SA by helping educate future leaders

Just Brands Africa develops creative experiences for established brands and businesses seeking new ways to communicate with their audiences...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Deshnie Govender launches new podcast

Award-winning digital marketing expert and influencer, Deshnie Govender discusses the launch of her podcast, Influence Insider by Digi Hype, her stance on diversity and inclusion in the industry and she talks us through some of the highlights in her career...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Sep 2020

New study aimed at assessing damage caused to market by pandemic

Percy Shangase, founder of Amashuku Marketing Solutions recently announced that the company will undertake a study to help brands, schools and companies to get an aerial shot of the market, assess the damage caused by the pandemic and align their brands, product offerings and services accordingly in the consumer headspace...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Sep 2020

#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for Africa

WATCH: In this exclusive interview with Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng, Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media editor Juanita Pienaar finds out more about the summit, Moeng's passion for Africa and his vision for the event going forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics

With her experience in the aesthetic business in the last eight years Fara Naomi Macias has been able to deliver tremendous results by launching the GCA brand in Mexico in 2014 with distributor Grupo Venta Internacional. Here, Macias shares with us more about her career journey and what it took to get to where she is today...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Nation Builder's Keri-Leigh Paschal; 'We need supportive men to walk alongside us'

Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive trustee of social impact organisation Nation Builder, shares what drives her passion for social impact development and how she thinks that even though we are consciously looking to support one another as women, we need supportive men to walk alongside us...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Claire Denham-Dyson, 'It's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space'

Claire Denham-Dyson, head anthropologist at Demographica shares why she hopes that marketing becomes more of a lucrative space for creatives and why she thinks it's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space where they can be properly remunerated...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tracey Jones, "Our strength as South Africans is our diversity"

With 20 years of experience in PR and communications across a range of sectors, Tracy Jones, founder and MD of Positive Dialogue is a force to be reckoned with. Here, she shares some amazing career highlights and personal tips on getting to the top in the comms industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 2020

Tech standards that enable improvements in measurement and experience

Coverage of presentation by IAB Tech Lab's Amit Shetty on tech standards that enable improvements in ad experiences and measurement...

By Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 2020

Sherlin Barends returns to Kfm Mornings after emotional on-air revelation

Kfm's Sherlin Barends talks to us about being back on air after she revealed last week that she had to take a break to deal with mental health issues...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Aug 2020

IAB SA and IAB Tech Lab's virtual open forum on ad experiences and measurement

Coverage of Angelina Eng, VP of Measurement and Attribution at IAB Tech Lab's presentation on the subject of ad experience and measurement...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Steph van Niekerk; 'we should celebrate each woman's victories as if it were our own'

Steph van Niekerk who is ranked No.1 Creative Director and No.1 Copywriter in South Africa for 2019, and who is the runner-up for Woman of the Year 2020, shares why she still thinks it's the work that matters and why it's the work that will get you where you want to be...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Kriya Gangiah; 'we need to push past the ceiling'

Kriya Gangiah, founder of Kri8tive Media elaborates on her company's business offerings, share her personal tips on getting to the top in the digital marketing industry, specifically as a woman, and more...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Danny Painter on her new venture and why we need more women in the driver's seat

TV and Jacaranda FM radio presenter Danny Painter tells us about her new venture, The Jo and Danny Show and how she wants to see more women in the driver's seat when it comes to the radio industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Carol Ofori - 'Leadership is within us'

Carol Ofori, seasoned voice-over artist, radio presenter, TV host and motivational speaker shares her thoughts on female leadership in the radio industry and the portrayal of powerful women in the media...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: One Custom's Lisa Hoflinger on her passion for data and what it says about customers

Co-founder and data and customer insights lead at One Custom, Lisa Hoflinger tells us about her passion for data analysis, her journey in the data/tech space as a woman and shares her personal tips on getting to the top in the marketing industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 13 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Women's sports, how this sets Sports Mvt apart

Bhekani Bright Ndebele, founder of Sports Mvt, a digital sports media and entertainment agency, talks to us about their exclusive focus on women's sports and how it sets them apart from other digital agencies...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2020

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