New era for marcusbrewster
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New era for marcusbrewster

June/July 2012

Chairman’s message

After a meditation on change in my Eds Notes last month, I am delighted to be able to concretize that thought with some news about a significant development at marcusbrewster – the appointment of our new Jhb MD. Ingrid Lotze will lead the firm into its third decade with a host of information technology and social media skills that were not even in the lexicon when the agency was founded in 1991. I have known Ingrid for many years (her husband was a work colleague of mine in the 1980s!).  I  am thus in the fortunate position of being able to appoint someone that I  like and get on with personally as well as admire and respect professionally for her career achievement.

You can learn more about Ingrid’s background in the News Anno section below. What it doesn’t mention is that Ingrid is both a proud mom (to three teenagers) and a passionate scuba diver and instructor! Saying hello to Ingrid necessitates saying goodbye to outgoing MD San Reddy who will be shuttling between South Africa and the USA where he has a home (San’s wife is an American citizen).

I would like to take this opportunity to thank San for the guidance which he brought to the firm during his tenure and to wish him well for the course of studies he intends to embark on in Washington DC.   We still retain our links to San and he will still consult to our clients in his specialist areas of media training and reputation management, amongst others.

We learned this month that we had been awarded the prestigious international M&A Award for Best Financial PR Firm in South Africa – a great win coming off the back of our trophies for Business-to-Business and Corporate Communications at the recent PRISM Awards for PR Excellence.

In matters of best practice, some things simply don’t change.

Marcus Brewster, chairman 

1 New MD for marcusbrewster

In a move signalling expanding opportunities for SA’s most awarded PR firm, Ingrid Lotze has been announced as the new MD of marcusbrewster with effect 1 September.

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marcusbrewster Named SA Financial PR Firm of the Year

Corporate and commercial PR agency marcusbrewster has been named South African Financial PR Firm of the Year in the International Mergers & Acquisitions Awards (M&A).   The winners were announced this month by Acquisition International magazine.

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