Finweek English Edition - - Advertising & marketing -

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.

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