May 17, 2017
The Joburg chapter of AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) held its annual AGM on 3rd May where the new committee, which will guide AMASA over the next year, was announced.
The newly voted in committee will consist of the following industry professionals:
This team will drive the mandate of AMASA, which is to focus on educating and upskilling those interested in the media, advertising and marketing industry, through various portfolios by applying their own views, expertise, time and most importantly passion.
Outgoing Chairperson, Wayne Bischoff, is delighted with the final selection for 2017/18 and grateful to those who applied, nominated and voted.
“I would like to thank the committee of 2016/17 for their dedication and efforts and I am confident the new team, many who stood again and were re-elected, will continue to take AMASA to even greater heights. I also want to thank Quinton Scholes and Justin van Alphen who decided not to stand again, for their contribution. We have a really good mix of agency, client and media owner professionals this year and some dynamic new blood” says Bischoff.
At the AGM, Bischoff also presented the past years successful initiatives and reflected on the last three years which saw the launch of the hugely successful AMASA Awards, the revitalised Media Planning Workshops, Annual Party and Golf Days all contributing to funding bursaries for the “Gordon Patterson Amasa Learnership Programme” (ALP) students.
Wayne Bischoff will now join the AMASA Board, which will continue to provide umbrella support to the Committee and drive the strategic direction of AMASA in collaboration with the new Chairperson and his/her team.
At the next committee meeting, a new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson will be elected and individual portfolios will be allocated.
The Advertising Media Association of Southern Africa (AMASA), is a registered Section 21 company, and since its inception as a professional body in 1971, has been at the forefront of media education and training in South Africa. Over the past 46 years, the association has evolved from the informal monthly gatherings of the 70’s to the organised structure it is proud of today. The core aim of AMASA is to focus on the education levels of those with an interest in the media, marketing and advertising industry, with a view to improving knowledge and skills in media decision making techniques and their use. Other key educational facets include the AMASA Learning Programme (ALP) in association with the AAA School of Advertising, the AMASA textbook, the annual AMASA media planning workshop and various essential fundraising activities. AMASA also celebrates great work within the industry via hosting the AMASA Awards to reward those in the industry who raise the bar. AMASA members also meet monthly at the AMASA forum where key industry issues are addressed. For more information, visit www.amasa.org.za