Sue Disler has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 16 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin.
Sue Disler has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 16 largely dedicated to digital.
Her journey has stretched from Lintas to Ogilvy, the award-winning tinderbox (one of the South Africa's first interactive agencies), to six years on her own at Dizzo and back into advertising at DraftFCB. She realised having great content really was king whilst Head of Digital at New Media Publishing and as General Manager of Digital at John Brown South Africa, she continues her journey working with editorial teams and collaborating partners to create (and effect) hardworking and effective multiple channel content solutions.
With a Graphics & Contemporary Society Certificate from the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Sue has (for her sins) worked across numerous retail, vehicle, alcohol, medical, financial and media brands such as: Ackermans, Audi, BAT, BoE, BP, City Press, Cosmopolitan, De Beers, Deutsche Bank, Die Burger, Distell, Eat Out, Financial Mail, FNB, Ford, GQ, House & Garden, IOL, Johnnie Walker, Landrover, the Loerie Awards, Media24, Mediclinic, Mercedes Benz, Momentum, MultiChoice, Nedbank, Old Mutual, Plascon, Santam, Sanlam, Spur, Sterns, Sun International, Telkom, VISI, Vodacom, Volkswagen and Woolworths.
Career highlights include winning a few Loeries, a SPADA, an NTVA Craft Award, some Bookmarks and Picas. She launched SA's first cyber novel, Trekking to Teema, by satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, has judged Loeries and the Bookmarks and is a contributor on Bizcommunity.
A throw-away comment from Richard Mulholland, “We live in a pimple in the arse end of Africa,” in his hysterical presentation on the side effects of Social Media at Net Prophet 2010, really got me thinking…and I hope too, the 800-odd entrepreneurs, developers, investors and marketers attending.
It’s not often you see Capetonians out on a rainy and blustery evening, but some of the digitally inclined made it to the 2010 Loeries Digital Awards get-together for the inside scoop at The Grand Daddy Hotel last week. Here’s a report back from Terry Levin and me.