BrandArena: SA's Mediamark Appoints Wayne Bischoff As New CEO

Thursday 17 January 2019

SA's Mediamark Appoints Wayne Bischoff As New CEO

South Africa's creative shop, Mediamark has announced the appointment of Wayne Bischoff as new Chief Executive Officer following Werner Lindemann's resignation.

With three decades of experience in advertising, media sales and marketing, Bischoff has the mandate of consolidating the company’s position as South Africa's leading provider of integrated marketing solutions. He will also continue to drive the current strategy of building the company's digital capabilities and portfolio, while ensuring it achieves the transformational goals of Kagiso Media.

"Mediamark is a phenomenal company with incredible talent, brands and potential. It has been a very fulfilling journey, and I believe that my successor is a worthy candidate to continue the Mediamark transformation."

Bischoff was previously chief revenue officer at Trudon. Before that, he led Habari Media, where he served as MD for nearly four years. His 30 years of industry experience span sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, and the full media landscape – from print, TV and radio to out of home and digital.

Earlier in his career, Bischoff held the position of sales and marketing director of what was then Radmark and Digitalmark, and now Mediamark. He aims to bring to his position strong sales and leadership experience, as well as established relationships with key media, agencies and clients. Bischoff also currently sits on the board of AMASA.

Andrew Manderstam, chairperson of Mediamark, says, "On behalf of Mediamark's shareholders, Kagiso Media and Lagardère, we would like to thank Werner for his valuable contribution at Kagiso Media and Mediamark over the past five years and wish him well. We are also delighted to welcome Wayne back to Mediamark."

Mediamark is a level 2 BBBEE specialist media sales and solutions company comprising experience and disciplines in Radio, Digital, Events and TV. Operating in a rapidly changing media environment the company has over 164 staff concentrated in the major regions of South Africa. 

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