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Hot 91.9FM, Ticketpro Dome announce winner of  ‘Get Back to Business’ Hybrid Studio campaign

Hot 91.9FM, Ticketpro Dome announce winner of ‘Get Back to Business’ Hybrid Studio campaign

It was a race to the finish line, but the deserving winner in the Hot 91.9FM & Ticketpro Dome Get Back to Business campaign is New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards, which has won a magnificent R100 000 of Ticketpro Dome Hybrid Studio production.

Enthusiastic Ticketpro Dome portfolio director Cynthia Penprase says: “There were so many deserving potential recipients, but there can only be one winner. We are so proud to be hosting the 9th annual New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards at the Hybrid Studio in the world renowned Ticketpro Dome in September 2021.

Founded in 2012, The New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards has achieved a reputation as the pre-eminent independent social and digital media awards event on the South African calendar. The awards honour South African creative agency teams for their innovative use of social and digital media, and cutting-edge platforms and tools.

They also acknowledge corporates and their in-house marketing teams from across South Africa for their work on campaigns that promote their organisations and brands in pioneering ways.

The New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards celebrate ingenuity, with a specific focus on results and insight-based success, which makes them exclusive among others largely dominated by equal parts emotion and ideation.

“The awards continually evolve to include new trends in social and digital media; novel industry technology and platforms; as well as international trends making their way into South Africa,” says Stephen Paxton, founder of the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards.

”While there’s always an element of emotion involved, the judging criteria ensures the results are the primary factor. A meaningful digital marketing experience is a smart idea executed brilliantly, with the facts to back it up – which is how the judges will scrutinise each campaign,” says Paxton, who maintains all judges still value ingenuity and creative brilliance as key factors in the judging process.

  • Entries are officially open now for this year’s ninth annual awards and will close on Wednesday 30 June 2021. 
  • Entries are open to all agencies and corporate businesses, small, medium and large. 

A number of individual awards, such as The Social Wiz Award, which honours the brightest and most promising marketer under the age of 25; The Top Influencer marketer Award; The Best UX designer Award and The best community Engagement Manager Award, make this an exciting event for creatives as well as brands.

The Ticketpro Dome Hybrid Studio is a versatile multipurpose venue offering action across three platforms: Virtual, live and hybrid, which is an innovative combination of digital and reality. The Hybrid Studio bridges the gap between live and virtual shows, to deliver a fully integrated, flexible digital solution to match any budget, big or small.

 For more information visit www.ticketprodome.co.za and for the awards, visit  www.newgenawards.co.za for more details.

A Giving Garden: The Bongani Community Centre

A Giving Garden: The Bongani Community Centre

The Bongani Community Centre is a place where over 500 children have a safe environment to go to after school and it is here where the children often receive their only meal for the day. The centre caters for indigent and orphaned children providing food, and assistance with the establishment of food gardens, homework assistance, supervised after care and poverty alleviation.

The centre also assists members of the community affected by HIV/AIDS and it is situated in Glenridge Extension 16, Soweto.

Bongani Mthombeni is the founder and project manager of the community centre. On a daily basis he assists the children with homework and meals, as many of the children are orphans or are living in child-headed households.

Thanks to Rain Queen South Africa, Hot Cares can assist The Bongani Community Centre with veggie planters valued at R 6 700 as well as soil, compost, and seedlings to the value of R 5000. To keep the children safe during the Covid -19 pandemic, the centre will also receive 500 reusable children face masks.

Lynn Tyack gets a helping hand from the Dis-Chem Foundation

Lynn Tyack gets a helping hand from the Dis-Chem Foundation

Lynn Tyack is a local foster mom who has devoted her life to helping abused and neglected children experience a happy and healthy childhood. Hot Cares recently assisted Lynn Tyack with the payment of school fees for her foster child, Jessica, who has Down Syndrome. Lynn has chosen to spend her retired years serving and caring for vulnerable children in our community- abandoned babies and children that have been removed by authorities.

The love, attention and dedication Lynn has for each of her foster children is truly inspirational – a superhero who always puts others ahead of her own needs.

Lynn has a small business making beautiful clay hand and footprints of newborns, but with the increasing monthly costs of caring for her foster children, money is tight. Hot Cares decided to reach out to the wonderful team at the Dis-Chem Foundation – who have generously awarded Lynn with an account of R5000 to spend on those much-needed necessities.

Hot 91.9FM gets Hotter with new faces and line-up

Hot 91.9FM gets Hotter with new faces and line-up

Hot 91.9FM today announced exciting new changes to the weekday line up effective 03 May 2021.

Voted Joburg`s Hottest Breakfast Show for four consecutive years, the new morning show line up will comprise of Tony Murrell, Bunny Majaja, Simon Hill, John Walland and Ragani Achary. Tony Murrell is renowned in radio for his signature witty humour, silky smooth presentation style and vast musical knowledge. For the last few years Tony has held down the weekly midday show slot as well as doubling as the station`s Programme Manager. Joining Tony and the team is the wonderfully bubbly Bunny Majaja who moves from her successful afternoon show, bringing a sense of fun and pizazz to the mornings, the irrepressible Simon Hill, news anchor Ragani Achery and sports maven John Walland. Together, the new Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast team will take your morning to a new and exciting level with stimulating conversation, humour and more of the music that you love.

The ever-popular Mark Pilgrim will continue to delight his audience with The Mark Pilgrim Show from 9am to 12 midday with his unique brand of music memories, fun facts and daily quizzes.

Hot 91.9FM welcomes Ursula Chikane to a brand-new show every weekday afternoon from 12pm to 3pm. No stranger to radio, Ursula has been an award-winning radio and television presenter since the mid-1990s. You may know Ursula from her time as the longest-running presenter on Top Billing and from her radio work which extends from the World Chart Show on 5fm to the past almost 8 years on Power 98.7. Ursula will bring her brand of sophistication to the show with three solid hours of the best in Old Skool music, great conversations and overall fun entertainment.  “I can’t wait to meet my new and some old colleagues….and I’m really eager to get to know the HOT 91.9FM listeners.”

The team who drives you home, The Parky Squad on The Big Joburg Drive will take over the airwaves at 3pm to 6.30pm. As always, Simon Parkinson, Keorapetse Hlope, and Dylan Rogers will effortlessly get you home with the best drive-time music and light banter guaranteed to take the edge off a long work day.

Hot 91.9FM founder and Managing Director Lloyd Madurai says, “We are looking forward to the new line-up and are confident our listeners will love it too. It’s a fresh fusion of presenters and of course we are delighted to welcome Ursula to the Hot Family”.

Hot 91.9FM announced today that Sam Cowen, presenter on “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast Show” will be leaving the station on Friday 30 April.

Hot 91.9FM announced today that Sam Cowen, presenter on “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast Show” will be leaving the station on Friday 30 April.

Sam announced on air and posted on Facebook this morning, “For the past few months I’ve been living the best of both worlds, being on the breakfast show of the city’s hottest station and running a booming coaching business. Unfortunately, I’ve come to a point where, if I am going to show up 100%, I must let one go. During lockdown, I connected with so many people online, I ran support groups for people traumatised by Covid, and I realised how much that means to me to be able to help people see the light when it is very dark. Now I have clients all over the world in different time zones, and helping people grow and change and improve their lives has become my first passion. I have loved everything about working at Hot, the people here, the music, the positive, never-say-die attitudes of the Hot Cares family and I will miss it. But I am still the lucky one, because I will hear them every day.”

 

HOT 91.9FM’s Managing Director Lloyd Madurai said “We have loved having Sam on the station these past three-and-half-years but understand and fully support her decision to pursue her coaching career. We are very grateful to Sam for her contribution to the station, not only as a presenter but as part of our family. We wish Sam all the best in her venture”.