In a move which underscores the importance of technology to successful companies worldwide, FCB Africa has named Andre Pillay, currently its Chief Information Officer, as its first Chief Technology Officer, and awarded him a seat on its Executive Committee (EXCO).
Unilever, Diageo, Samsung and eBay deserve a big thumbs up for publicly committing to help combat fraud in the digital ecosystem, create better experiences for consumers and improve brands’ ability to measure impact.
Tiger Brands’ 147-year-old flagship brand, Mrs Balls Chutney, has taken to the small screen to reinforce its stature within the category. While South Africa’s favourite chutney currently dominates consumers’ pantries with almost 70% of the market by volume and 74% by value.
An FCB Joburg designer, Nontokozo Tshabalala, has beaten out 20 000 applicants to join nine other young South Africans to be awarded a Sweden Institute Study Scholarship (SSIS) to study for her Masters degree in that country.