Tag: Judy Lain

  • Take a straw poll, Wesgro… you might be surprised

    The previous post on this blog expressed our dismay with Wesgro.  In our recent newsletter, we stated that Wesgro (Western Cape destination marketing agency) hadn’t delivered on the good news they promised (and noted key staff losses amid poor ongoing communication). Judy Lain, Wesgro’s chief marketing officer, responded to the newsletter with the following email.  […]

  • Wesgro… gets a #Fail!

    Wesgro, the Western Cape’s trade and investment agency absorbed the province’s beleaguered destination marketing agency (Cape Town Routes Unlimited – CTRU) in April 2012.  I attended Wesgro’s AGM in October 2012 and left unimpressed.  It was all about ticking the boxes with little vision apparent.  As a slick presentation, it was a flop, relying largely…

  • Indaba: Sour grapes… and kudos to Wesgro!

    Visitors to Indaba at Durban’s ICC last weekend were greeted by posters on the lamp poles around the complex saying “Western Cape welcomes Indaba delegates.” And the Independent on Saturday carried a wrap-around (the newspaper’s outer four pages all promoted Cape Town & the Western Cape). This left Durban Tourism fuming and they launched an…