Dear Radio: Disaster comms, industry layoffs & chasing chickens

by Paulo Dias. Here’s a scan of the news, stories and innovation that caught my eye from radio stations and groups around the world recently.

80 Jupiter Joburg staffers receive notices as agency repitches for Edcon

The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg) has confirmed that the agency sent out 80 notices of possible retrenchments to staff on Friday, 2 December 2011. This follows news that Edcon is pitching its business. Jupiter, which currently employs 210 people, has held parts of the Edcon business for as long as 14 years. Jupiter Joburg CEO …

Mercury retrenches third of staff following GCIS move

Media placement house Mercury has had to retrench 10 staff members following a decision by the Government Communication and Information Service (GCIS) to centralise control of Government’s R1.7 billion annual advertising budget (including departmental). The GCIS was a long-standing client of Mercury, which has had considerable success in attracting business from government departments and parastatals over the years.

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