by Herman Manson. With Kevin Tromp having left, Publicis Groupe Africa and a number of its agencies have undergone significant management changes.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Publicis Groupe has acquired independent agency Machine and is merging it with Publicis Worldwide South Africa to establish Publicis Machine. Publicis Groupe is currently reinvigorating its South African and African business through a number of acquisitions.
Media group Caxton has acquired a 100% stake in online sales house Habari Media. Habari Media is a sales partner for Facebook in sub Saharan Africa. Its sales portfolio also includes BBC.com, LinkedIn, MTV and Vodacom.
by Herman Manson. MACHINE, the agency with strong BTL and digital competencies launched last year by Adrian Hewlett, has announced the appointment of its new Deputy MD , Tom Fels.
Amidst the recent flurry of activity around the launch of its new sister company, Machine, Habari Media continues on its way as one of the top digital sales houses in the country.
So there is this online media sales house right, small fry really, just one guy selling space on a website at a time when internet advertising was fairly undeveloped in the South African market. It’s not really even a sales house, more like a sales guy with a bit of ambition.
Adrian Hewlett, CEO and founder of the Habari Group, has combined his group’s significant through-the-line, below-the-line, research, digital and social businesses to launch a major new independent advertising agency called Machine.