Primedia has appointed Eric D’Oliveira as CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, effective 1 October 2018. D’Oliveira replaces Omar Essack, who took up the role of Primedia Group CEO in April this year. D’Oliveira had been managing director at FCB Cape Town for the last five years. After completing his honours in industrial psychology, D’Oliveira joined Ford […]
Primedia Broadcasting has announced the promotions of Karl Gostner and Ravi Naidoo to chief operations officer and chief creative officer respectively, effective 1 August 2018. Thando Makhunga, who’s been group music manager for Primedia, is the 947 station manager designate. Gostner moves from his role as head of strategy. As CCO, he will be working […]
Net#work BBDO has been awarded the Primedia Broadcasting advertising account for radio stations 702 and 947. Net#work BBDO will also be doing work for Lead SA, EWN and parent brand Primedia Broadcasting. “We are also excited by the opportunity to leverage Lead SA for Primedia Broadcasting, giving brands a purpose is something that we revel […]
Primedia Broadcasting has appointed Mark Jakins in a new strategic business leadership role of chief commercial officer, effective 1 September 2017. “Mark will be driving the commercial strategy for our business as a whole, which is a much-broader portfolio than we have had in the past and he will bring his considerable talents and skills […]
The CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, Terry Volkwyn, will be leaving the company on 30 June 2017, the end of the financial year. Omar Essack will take over as CEO on 1 February 2017; he is currently winding down his term as deputy group CEO of Kagiso Media. “Terry will take on the role of chairman […]
Primedia Broadcasting has announced that Yusuf Abramjee, its head of news & current affairs, will be leaving the company at the end of December 2015. He will be joining global charity, Crime Stoppers International (CSI), as chairman of CSI’s global media communications committee and global director of communications. Says CSI president, Alexander MacDonald, “We are […]
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by Herman Manson (@marklives) Allan Kent, Head of AtPlay at Saatchi & Saatchi, has left the agency to join Primedia Broadcasting where he will head up the digital division.
Kent has spent close to twelve years at Saatchi – first as an ‘external resource’ (his words) then from 2006 as an employee.
Primedia Broadcasting, a client of AtPlay, consists of really passionate people, says Kent, who has grown to know the business well. When the new position came up he felt it would be a great opportunity to spread his wings at a business where he “already knew what I’d be getting myself in for,” says Kent.
Primedia Group has appointed Omar Essack as its chief executive officer to succeed outgoing CEO, Roger Jardine, effective 1 April 2018. Essack, the current CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, oversee the growth of Primedia’s flagship brands, which include radio stations 702, 947, KFM and CapeTalk. “The board is delighted that a person of Omar’s experience and […]
Statement from the Parliament of the RSA, the South African National Editors’ Forum and the Press Gallery Association: Parliament, Tuesday 27 January 2015 — Parliamentary officials, members of the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) and the Press Gallery Association (PGA) met today to discuss provision of broadcast feed from the National Assembly. South Africa’s major […]