Prezence loses CEO and deputy

Prezence CEO Prakash Patel and Deputy MD George Reed have both resigned from the agency. Patel leaves at the end of February and Reed at the end of January. Prezence parent company Primedia has appointed Manny Texeira as acting CEO effective 1 March, while Chris Vermeulen has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the company effective immediately.

The geeks have the floor

The fourth annual Bookmarks Awards, the digital industries awards evening and back-slap, was a vast improvement over last year’s chaotic event (read Award-show behaving badly), when several hundred hangers-on crashed the awards evening and the MC Don Packett lost control and his cool.

Prezence promises mobility for the masses

Prezence, the digital agency part-owned by Primedia, has always been proud of its ability in the mobile space, says CTO Tim Bishop, and now, with the appointment of CEO Prakash Patel, it is able to provide a full range of strategic digital solutions to clients.

Nikki Cockcroft leaves Primedia Online for Woolies

Nikki Cockcroft, long serving CEO of Primedia Online, where she oversaw leading South African portal, digital agency Prezence and trafficking solutions provider 365 Digital, has announced her resignation, effective 30 June 2011. She joins retail giant Woolworths as head of online and will take up her new position at the beginning of July.

Nikki Cockroft and her remarkable contribution to the digital industry

Nikki Cockcroft has five jobs, she likes to joke, juggling her responsibilities as the CEO of Primedia Online where she is responsible for the portal, digital agency Prezence and trafficking solutions provider 365 Digital, as well as being chair of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) and Chairperson of the annual industry award show, The Bookmarks Awards.

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