HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAUTENG BUSINESS, a fortnightly Media24 publication with 8 000/ issue sales and 13 000 free distribution, has celebrated its second anniversary. YOUTHFUL INVESTMENT INVESTMENT GROUP First Youth has acquired a 49% stake in Red Cherry, a specialist in interactive marketing and media concepts. First Youth focuses on assets that improve Government communication with the public. SUE WALKER QUITS AFTER 22 years in the ad industry, Radmark MD Sue Walker has decided to take early retirement, citing personal reasons. Radmark is the airtime sales agent for a portfolio of radio stations. Financial director Jerry Singh will act as MD until a replacement is found. Before joining Radmark, Walker was media director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris for many years. OPTING OUT THE DIRECT Marketing Association has launched a national “Opt out register” and 20 000 consumers have registered online so far to have their details removed from marketers’ mailing lists.