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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.

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”.

South Africa’s getlion is building the country’s leading one-stop mobile application to solve the biggest problems facing entrepreneurs.

South Africa’s getlion is building the country’s leading one-stop mobile application to solve the biggest problems facing entrepreneurs.

Did you know that over 50% of businesses fail within their first 2 years?  That’s why getlion was created.

 As an all-in-one business app, getlion allows entrepreneurs to start, manage and grow a business through access to an entire business ecosystem – closing the gap between success and failure. Through the app, business owners can access leading learning content, tools and services from 35 industry-leading partners at discounted rates, the first rewards program created for entrepreneurs and two exciting features launching in April 2021. These are the getlion Funding Portal and getlion Marketplace, which will enable entrepreneurs to not only apply for funding for their businesses, but to grow their customer bases by selling through their own online stores.

 Co-founder of getlion, Mathew Marsden says, “South Africa’s entrepreneurs are amongst the most capable in the world and it’s our mission to see them build successful companies that last. We’re achieving this this by removing the complexity involved in growing a business and through intuitive solutions that solve entrepreneurs’ most pressing problems – like access to funding and new customers – all through one, easy-to-use platform. More entrepreneurs leads to more jobs, and a thriving local economy.”

 Creating Opportunities Through #GetSAworking Initiative

 In June 2020, ProfitShare Partners, getlion and radio station Hot 91.9FM launched an exciting year-long initiative designed to get small businesses working and creating jobs. In the #GetSAworking campaign, R100 million in capital was invested to support SMEs to deliver on their contracts throughout the year. getlion has made the process of applying for funding that much easier from within the app.

In the final month of the #GetSAWorking initiative, ProfitShare Partners will award a R1 million cash prize to the small business that has created the most net jobs in the campaign period. Entries close on 30 April 2021. Full details are available on the Get SA Working website.

For more information on getlion, visit www.getlion.co.za

Get Back to Business with the Ticketpro Dome

Get Back to Business with the Ticketpro Dome

Listen up, SMEs! Hot 91.9FM and the Ticketpro Dome Hybrid Studio are launching an exceptional “Putting You Back in Business” campaign, where SMEs stand a chance to win a Ticketpro Dome Hybrid Studio production valued at R100 000!

The campaign kicks off on Tuesday, 6 April and will run until the lucky draw, when Jo’burg’s Hottest Breakfast announces the winner on Friday, 16 April between 06h00 – 09h00.

Known for bringing some of Joburg’s most spectacular events to life, the Ticketpro Dome is Putting You Back in Business, in an innovative combination of digital and reality.

The Hybrid Studio bridges the gap between live and virtual, providing interactive engagement and huge opportunities for real-time networking and secure sales. It’s about taking conferencing and virtual events to unparalleled levels.

Get Back in Business in spectacular style with the Ticketpro Dome Hybrid Studio. To enter, click here and answer a simple question. Ts and Cs apply.

Hot 91.9FM drives Charisse in the 2021 Pozidrive VW Challenge

Hot 91.9FM drives Charisse in the 2021 Pozidrive VW Challenge

Hot 91.9FM is proud to announce the sponsorship of 22 year old SA woman racing driver Charisse van der Merwe as she embarks on the 2021 Pozidrive VW Challenge.

 Charisse started racing in the regional circuit when she was 19 and is one of the few females in a male-dominated sport.

 “It is a huge honour for me to be sponsored by Hot 91.9FM,” says Charisse. “It affords me the opportunity to ensure that my car is competitive and increases my chances of being a championship contender.“ 

 Hot 91.9FM Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai says,“ We are delighted to welcome Charisse to the Hot 919 family and look forward to watching her race the circuit. We fully support women transforming sport and Charisse is an inspiring role model for all women wanting to participate at this level”.  

 The Pozidrive VW Challenge starts on 27 March 2021.