The IAB talks to Fiona Buchner who is the Transformation and Education coordinator and support to the chairman of the council.
Who are you?
I am the Transformation and Education coordinator at the IAB. I am also a Marketing Strategist with over 20 years’ experience in marketing, the vast majority of which has been in the digital space having started my career in digital, being the Brand Executive for www.jobs.co.za and moving onto work on Liberty Life’s Ecommerce venture, becoming Managing Director of Peppers ad Rogers Group South Africa, working for Osiris as Head of Retention Marketing for 15 of their international online brands and heading up South African Tourism eMarketing division before leaving the corporate environment to run my own consulting company. In my consulting capacity, I have worked on numerous brands – online and traditional, both from an agency side, a customer side and as a strategic business facilitator.
The IAB talks to Dr IS Oupa Monamodi in the second of a series of interviews with our nine Heads of Councils.
- Who are you? I am Dr IS Oupa Monamodi. I am the Non-Executive Chairman of WPP Protea Investment Holdings and the WPP Group BEE Trust, and I hold a similar role for the Smollan Group SA, as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Tshimedzwa Investment Holdings and the Smollan BEE Trust. I have previously worked in the IT Industry, studied and worked in academia in the USA, and served as the CEO of Uthingo Management the first operator of the South African National Lottery.
Please join us for an update on our work to create a credible, growing skills base for our industry. The IAB SA is in the process of facilitating the development of a Professional Body, which will allow recognition and standardisation of digital skills profiles and designations in the digital industry.
We know that our members, and the broader publishing, marketing, advertising and communications industries need credible, reliable digitally skilled individuals, and we want to enable them to confidently choose to employ professionals who are accountable to a Professional Body for their guaranteed competence and ethics.
The IAB talks to Andrew Allison in the first of a series of interviews with our nine Heads of Councils.
Who am I?
I’m the Chief Operating Officer of the Red & Yellow School, a Director of WPP agencies Mirum (previously Quirk) and NotNorm, and the Head of Regulatory Affairs for the IAB. I worked in Johannesburg and London as a corporate finance lawyer, before moving home to Cape Town to join Quirk as Chief Financial Officer in 2010. I’m also a qualified accountant.
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Up to six teams will get free working space, mentors and coaches, regular talks from industry experts, a lean start up programme to help teams develop their innovations and opportunities to pitch their ventures to donors and investors.
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Mary Meeker, a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a former longtime Morgan Stanley analyst, delivered her report at Recode’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. on Wednesday. Spanning 355 pages, the report documents and analyses a vast swath of tech, commerce and advertising trends, ranging from internet advertising’s gains vs. TV advertising to the rapid slowing of smartphone unit shipments. See the report here: http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a respected industry self-regulatory body in South Africa, is in crisis and needs our support. It urgently requires short-term funding to keep it in business while a turnaround strategy is implemented. In partnership with a business rescue team, the ASA has identified ways in which it can improve and better serve the evolving advertising industry in future. ASA have appointed Gail Schimmel as Acting CEO.
The IAB believes that the ASA is worth saving, and that a South African advertising industry that continues to regulate itself is far better than one which does not. We are asking all our members to be involved in the rescue strategy.
South African digital marketing stalwart, Clicks2Customers has rebranded its local operations to NMPi as part of the group’s global re-name, as the company expands both its offering and global footprint.
Clicks2Customers, which has operated in the local market for 15 years, will begin trading as NMPi as of 30 May 2017. NMPi now has offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland, with plans to roll out the NMPi brand across its offices in Asia and the United States in the coming months.
AutoTrader Marketplace – a game-changing new platform
South Africa’s online vehicle trading market is booming, with hundreds of private vehicles advertised online at any one point in time. But while trade is flourishing, crime continues to rise. The last SAPS report detailed 55,010 cars stolen in one year1, with a significant number arising from elecronic media fraud.
Here is an updated schedule on courses offered by Red & Yellow