by MarkLives. What are the expectations of South Africa’s marketing and advertising leaders for the industry in 2017? First up is Jarred Cinman.
by Jarred Cinman. I’m here to report that certain clichés about Cannes Lions are true — and others are even more true.
by Jarred Cinman. Did the MAC Charter lie to us? Have we, as an industry, been sent off on a wild-goose chase? Even those of us who’ve actually caught the geese find ourselves empty-handed.
by Jarred Cinman. This piece on black economic empowerment (BEE) is for those who desire transformation but for whom it keeps feeling just out of reach.
by Jarred Cinman. Following on from my introduction to black economic empowerment, here’s a collection of BEE myths and facts.
by Jarred Cinman. Before talking about what the MAC Charter says and approaches to meeting this, let’s talk about why it’s important to do so.
by Jarred Cinman. We have a long way to go. Progress has been made but we mustn’t quit before reaching the finish line.
a #TheFutureByDesign feature by Jarred Cinman on tracking important ‘net trends, as not doing so may leave a brand in the wilderness in years to come.
by Jarred Cinman (@jarredcinman) Late last year, Liquid Telecom announced Kenya as the leader in average internet speeds, with the lowest costs on the continent. This is just the latest in the steady erosion of South Africa’s lead over its African cousins in the evolution of its digital landscape.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) The Digital Media & Marketing Association (DMMA) earlier this year announced a new management structure that saw an elected Executive Committee replaced by an appointed steering committee. However, it had neglected to update its constitution, which requires a 75% vote in support by members, before doing so.
Currently the DMMA constitution requires members to elect a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson and six additional Members from their ranks to serve a one-year term of office. “These elected persons, totalling 8 (eight) persons, will form the Execo,” according to the DMMA constitution.
“The Execo will be entitled, but not obliged, from time to time to co-opt such additional members to the Execo as the Execo may deem appropriate, to assist the Execo with specified projects. Such co-opted members shall not, for the purpose of this Constitution, be deemed to be members of the Execo,” the document reads.
This seems at odds with the current, revised structure of the DMMA, which now contains an Executive Director (for which no function exists in the DMMA constitution), a Chairperson and a team of eight other members on an appointed steering committee.
Previously the DMMA Executive Committee effectively functioned as its board, which is not the case of the current Steering Committee. It sits below a Board of three members who are Nikki Cockcroft (DMMA Executive Director & Head of Bookmarks), Jarred Cinman (Director and Chair of Steering Committee) and Theresa Vitale (Director).