Abey Mokgwatsane - Abey Mokgwatsane is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (www.ogilvy.co.za; @OgilvySA). Apart from being one of South Africa's Mail & Guardian top 200 young leaders in 2011, he was voted one of the country's top 25 "game-changers" in The Annual 2012.
Abram Molelemane - Abram Molelemane is a journalism graduate from the Tshwane University of Technology. He has written for various publications such as Wealthwise magazine and Reckord newspaper.
Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel - Abram Molelemane is a third year journalism student at the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2011 he was nominated for the Reckord print journalist of the year award.
Adam Simpson - Adam Simpson is a technology professional and co-founder of several start-up companies. He currently serves as CEO at Easy Office Phone.
Aki Kalliatakis - Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Contact him on +27 (0)83 379 3466, +27 (0)11 640-3958 or .
Alan Smith - Alan Smith is a Partner at Adams & Adams and specialises in Intellectual property (trade marks, copyright and unlawful competition) litigation, agreements, licensing and franchising and advertising disputes. Email him at ..
Alastair Haarhoff - South African brand design supremo, Alastair Haarhoff (35), based in the picturesque winelands town of Stellenbosch, is the Managing Director and owner of brand design agency Just Design. Alastair is also a shareholder of Haarhoff & Associates, which includes Just Design, through-the-line creative solutions company Espresso Communications and multimedia specialists Milk.
Allison Ross - Allison Ross is the owner of Allison Ross Consulting (www.allisonross.co.za), a business aimed at making marketing easy to access, understand and apply. As an entrepreneur in South Africa, she understands first-hand the challenges we face when making the transition from entrepreneur to business owner..
Amanda Cromhout - Amanda is the founder & CEO of Truth. Amanda's extensive experience in the field of Loyalty & CRM has put Truth at the forefront of loyalty in South Africa.
Amy Johnson - Amy Johnson is an Academic Officer at online education company, GetSmarter, which presents a portfolio of over 30 online part-time short courses to working professionals throughout South Africa. Amy is the principle content writer for the University of Cape Town Social Media short course.
Andre Britz - André Britz is the 2010 and 2011 best media planner winner at the Bookmarks and heads up Atmosphere Orange, a media planning and buying agency based in Cape Town. She has extensive agency experience and is well-known in the digital space.
Andre Redelinghuys - Andre Redelinghuys is head of strategy at HKLM (www.hklm.co.za). He develops and transforms brands to drive successful business and sees planning, design, message and medium all as part of the continuous relationship required to build inspiring brands.
Andrea Meltzer - Sometimes I have to remind myself not to talk about branding at social events.
Andrew Parrington - The world has become a very exciting place with all things Digital. We all publish content, the questions is where, how and what.
Anelde Greeff - Anelde Greeff is the content director of Eat Out and Woolworths W (and organising committee member of Content 2013 - the conference). Content 2013 is taking place in Cape Town on 25 and 26 February.
Angie White - Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Angus Robinson - Angus Robinson is Director: mobile, content and community divisions at NATIVE and has 17 years experience with technology start-ups.
Angus is also a founding member of the South African Chapter of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and is active on the WASPA Code of Conduct Committee and a number of other WASPA subcommittees.
Ann Druce - Ann heads up Octarine, a marketing communications and advertising agency, where she focuses on copywriting and marketing strategies for clients in the professional and industrial sectors. Prior to that, Ann spent 15 years in marketing management for major companies including Unilever and Adcock Ingram before joining an ad agency..
Ann Nurock - A former CEO of Grey South Africa and president/CEO of Grey Canada, these days Ann Nurock is back in South Africa, addressing trust in business with her keynote presentation, "It's All About Trust". Apart from being a professional speaker and workshop facilitator, she also launched Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specializing in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimization of B2B relationships.
Anne Scharlow - Anne Scharlow is director of Product Development at IProspect, a leading, global digital performance agency, focused on delivering digital performance on a global scale..
Annie McWalter - With a background in Industrial Psychology, Social Entrepreneurship and the Sciences, Annie McWalter joined The Hope Factory as deputy CEO, to continue her passion to help address one of South Africa's most challenging problems: that of high failure rate of South African businesses..
Anthony Duke - Anthony Duke co-founded Capital Radio in 1979, managed 5FM, Good Hope FM and did strategies for all SABC Radio stations as manager of radio training at the corporation. Today he is retired but still consults.
Anthony Swart - Anthony Swart is the MD of Point, bringing 18 years of brand consulting and design experience, as well as six years in the retail industry experience to the company. Having spent almost two decades at The Brand Union in Johannesburg, eight years of which as CEO, Anthony has immense management experience and fuels the continued growth of Point in South Africa, as well as in the rest of Africa and the Middle East..
Anton Harber - Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..
Anton Ressel - Anton Ressel is an experienced business development consultant with a special focus on community-based businesses, emerging entrepreneurs, small-scale manufacture and the creative industries. He is an Associate Consultant at ED and CSI specialist at agency Fetola, which specialises in assisting emerging entrepreneurs, SMEs, grassroots projects and community based organisations to attain new levels of success through medium-to-long term business development programmes.
Antonio Petra - Antonio Petra is Head of Strategy and Insight at NATIVE, he has over 15 years experience in the digital environment, and is a specialist in strategy, and data science.He is recognized as an industry expert both locally and internationally in this field..
Arthur Sithole - I am employed full time with Toyota SA and run my own media company as well..
Ashley Truscott - Ashley Truscott is MD of Waterfall Marketing (www.waterfallmarketing.co.za), an agency specialising in developing and implementing marketing strategies, including social media marketing and production of business publications. Prior to starting Waterfall Marketing in 2010, she was marketing manager of auditing firm BDO in South Africa.
Athar Naser - Athar Naser is head of Juice Content. He brings a wealth of global media and digital experience to the content specialist division of Prime Media Online, as well as to the already rich talent pool at the publisher of South African web portal, iafrica.com.
Attila Bernariusz - Attila Bernariusz is divisional head of Kagiso Digital and oversees the incubation of new digital and media convergence opportunities for the Kagiso Group..
Avhasei Mukoma - Avhasei Mukoma is chairman of Mukoma Attorneys (www.mukomaattorneys.co.za). He is writing a book on competition in broadcasting and telecommunications industries in South Africa.
Ayanda Dlamini - Ayanda Dlamini is the business development manager at LGR Telecommunications. He joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for growing and maintaining business development among LGR clients.
Banele Rewo - Banele Rewo - Entrepreneur and CD of Authentic Creatives Outdoor Platforms. An outdoor media and creative strategy company specialising in LSM 3 to Afropolitan markets.
Ben Wagner - Ben Wagner is Head and Chief Marketing Warrior of NativeSA. He has been an active member of the digital industry for more than a decade and has served on multiple industry bodies during this period.
Benedicta Dube - Benedicta is MD of HQ Media, a strategic media and communications firm based in Johannesburg. She is a journalist, writer and editor by training and profession.
Bernard Matlhaga - Appointed in 2012 as Ogilvy & Mather South Africa MD of Brand Activation, Bernard Matlhaga is a specialist in his field who brings 20 years of multinational marketing experience - spanning trade, channel, category, customer, consumer and shopper - to further reinforce Ogilvy & Mather South Africa's competency in these areas. For more, go to brandactivation.tumblr.com and Facebook, and follow @BA_Joburg on Twitter..
Bevan Ducasse - After competing his Financial Analysis studies at Stellenbosch University, Bevan joined UCS solutions as a junior consultant. He went on to work at a firm in the mobile payment industry, and slowly started to connect the dots between business, retail and mobile systems and seeing how the three could work seamlessly together..
Bhekisisa Mncube - Bhekisisa Mncube is a Communications Expert at the B74 Media Lab PR Agency and a political analyst at Gagasi 99.5.FM. He is versatile writer, communicator and media relations specialist..
Bonnie Ramaila - Bonnie Ramaila has extensive experience in marketing, advertising, PR, research, branding, and media and communications across government, public entities and the private sector. She is one of the few women marketing and communication specialists with solid and vast experience in these fields and across the three sectors.
Bradley Maseko - Bradley Maseko (@brandedyouthsa) is the founder and youth market strategist at BrandedYouth Insights. He is also the inspiration behind the Youth Social Media Marketing Conference 2013 (#YSMMC2013) that will be held in Johannesburg on 14 March 2013.
Brandell Turner - Brandell Turner is Managing Director at Turner & Associates Attorneys. He is an admitted attorney and public service consultant.
Brian Berkman - Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..
Brian Palmer - Brian Palmer is Head of Digital Strategy at velvet.tv. He is a South African creative digital strategist with a broad experience helping companies and individuals get online and get noticed.
Bruce von Maltitz - Bruce von Maltitz is the director of 1Stream. He was instrumental in bringing the hosted call centre model to South Africa and has helped many large multinationals set up call centres - including wonga.com and Amazon..
Candace McDonald - Candace McDonald has a Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is employed at Front Foot Strategic Consulting, a business marketing company renowned for organising and managing top workshops, conferences and industry forums.
Carla Enslin - Dr Carla Enslin is one of the founding members of Vega School of Brand Leadership and heads Vega's national team of Navigators (lecturers) across 4 campuses.
Caroline Lowings - Caroline Lowings is the principal consultant at Change Story, a Gauteng-based consultancy providing focused change management and strategic planning services to clients. Change Story offers reflection workshops to corporate CSI teams and stakeholders, to increase the impact of their contribution towards social upliftment and welfare in South Africa, and to ensure alignment of their CSI efforts with the company's strategic goals - For more information, go to http://changestory.co.za/.
Carolyn Holgate - Carolyn Holgate is a part-time tech guru and general manager at leading internet service provider MWEB. She is responsible for the strategic focus of the consumer division that offers Internet access to the consumer and SOHO/SME markets.
Catherine Milward-Bridges - Catherine Milward-Bridges is an Independent Communication Specialist and freelance writer, passionate about strategically sound, effective internal communication that shows agility and authentic people engagement. She has ten years' experience in the financial services arena, with the last seven spent steeped in perfecting her craft as a communicator.
Chamendran Naidoo - Chamendran Naidoo works as a General Practitioner in the SA Navy. His interests include fine surgery as well as approaching the patient as a whole in a Bio-Psycho-Social manner.
Chantel Botha - Chantel Botha is a Management Consultant specialising in Customer Experience strategy, transformation and measurement..
Charisse Nel - More than eight years in advertising and marketing has shaped Charisse Nel, currently client service director at Arctic Circle, into a branding jack-of-all trades. Her passion for client relationships and inspiring her team are what keeps clients' brands heading in the right direction.
Charles Mburugu - Charles Mburugu is a professional blogger who likes sharing tips for internet marketers and bloggers. Currently, he is writing for a web design company..
Charles Stretch - Charles Stretch, is the managing director of SMSPortal. Established in 2002, it has grown to be a large bulk SMS provider sending 100 million SMS a month.
Charlie Wannell - A stint outside the advertising world saw Charlie own her own "Scrapbooking" business. But the excitement of advertising and radio continued to call and she returned to Radmark in 2010 as Marketing Manager.
Chemory Gunko - Chemory Gunko is the MD and creative director of Dsignhaus, a B2B marketing services agency with in-depth and specialist knowledge in the field of digital marketing. For more, go to www.dsignhaus.co.za, email her on or follow @dsignhaus on Twitter..
Chris Charter - Chris Charter is director in the competition and regulatory practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm. Contact Charter on tel: +27 (0)11 562 1053 or email ..
Chris Gotz - Chris Gotz is the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town. He is also the current chairperson of the Creative Circle and on the Board of the Loerie Awards..
Chris Grant - Chris Grant is the Founder and CEO of Netdynamix. technology and hardware grew from earning pocket money to one of the leading New Media Consultancy Company's in Africa, with a primary focus on the radio and television broadcasting industry.
Chris James - Having been trained as an economics-thinker, I was lead to an inherent interest in behavioural economics and the reasons behind why we make the decisions that we do. I spent a year honing and crafting my experiences as a Brand Strategist at The Brand Union in Woodstock, Cape Town, before accepting the opportunity to become the Strategy Manager at Drawfour, a fledging, upfront and exciting new design and branding agency..
Chris Moerdyk - Apart from currently being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is non-executive chairman of Bizcommunity. He used to be head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.
Colin Ramparsadh - Colin Ramparsadh, the owner and CEO of Media Mutation. Colin has spent 30 years in the ad industry, working, among others, at Y&R, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and ZenithOptimedia.
Craig Dummett - Craig Dummett is Director at Dummett & Co. He is an industry veteran and communications specialist with 15 years in the field, and he brings a wealth of experience both in an agency and client work delivery context.
Craig Kolb - Craig Kolb owns Acentric Marketing Research (www.acentric.co.za), which conducts marketing research in the areas of new product research, brand equity, customer satisfaction/loyalty, employee commitment, stakeholder satisfaction and public opinion. He is widely published, having written numerous articles and conference papers on marketing research for both local and international conferences.
Craig Page-Lee - Craig Page-Lee is Managing Director at Posterscope South Africa, an Out-of-Home communications agency..
Craig Wilson - Craig Wilson is an ICT journalist and speaker based in Johannesburg. He currently works as a senior journalist at TechCentral, the South African source for technology news, reviews and opinion, and regularly provides insight into the technology industry for radio and television.
Cyndi de Vries - Cyndi de Vries is a 25-year-old Research Consultant at Interact RDT, a customer experience agency based in Melrose Arch. She's been in the research industry for about four years now and can't think of anything she'd rather do.
Daniel Marcus - Daniel Marcus is a 30 year old entrepreneur living in the mother city, Cape Town. He is the chief executive officer of conferencing and events company Living Your Brand and holds other interests in various new ventures.
Daniel Munslow - Daniel Munslow is chief communications officer at Talk2Us (www.talk2us.co.za, @Talk2Us_za), a consultancy specialising in internal communication and employee engagement at a strategic level. He is an IABC regional board member and sits on several other industry committees and judging panels.
Darren van der Schyff - Darren van der Schyff is Head of Agency Business at Demographica, South Africa's leading digital direct marketing company. He manages a team of account managers that look after the top digital agencies in the country.
After completing a Diploma in computer programming Darren joined Demographica and over the past two years he has been instrumental in creating the Agency Business Unit within the company.
Darren Woolley - Darren Woolley is the founder of Trinityp3, an Australian-based a marketing management consulting company with an international network of more than 30 industry professionals that helps people to achieve commercial purpose through creative process. Website www.trinityp3.com, email , read his blog at www.trinityp3.com/blog/ and follow him on Twitter at @trinityp3..
Daryl Bartkunsky - Daryl Bartkunsky is the co-founder and MD of Student Brands, a dynamic youth portal that strives to facilitate students through their university careers..
Daryn Smith - Daryn Smith is the Executive Director of Product and Marketing at MPULL, a Marketing Software start-up based in Cape Town. He has lead Marketing teams in Africa for Global brands before joining MPULL, and now merges two of his passions Marketing and Tech..
Dave Nemeth - Often referred to as one of South Africa's leading trend experts, Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has been in a variety of industries over the past 20 years. His company Trend Forward presents the IIDNemeth Trend Report annually in all major SA cities.
David Mattin - David Mattin is the Lead Strategist at trendwatching.com, responsible for trend thinking across free and Premium content. He started his career on the features desk at The Times, and has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio.
Dawn Rowlands - Dawn Rowlands is the CEO of Aegis Media South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. She has over 20 years of experience in the media industry and has most notably been a shareholder founding partner of Nota Bene, a strategy agency in South Africa, and is also the founder of Posterscope SA.
Declan Hollywood - Declan Hollywood is account manager at Google South Africa.
Declan has been working for three years with Google. He began his career in the European Headquarters as an account manager for the travel industry, working with OTA's and Tour Operators.
Deirdre Elphick-Moore - Deirdre Elphick-Moore, has an Honours Degree in Psychology and over 10 years of international experience in human capital management at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Co-founding The Office Coach in 2009, she now focuses on personal and workplace effectiveness training and development.
Deon Scheepers - Deon Scheepers is Regional Business Development Manager, Interactive Intelligence Africa..
Desere Orrill - Immersed in the world of digital media, Desere' Orrill is MD of mobile agency MobiMedia, and CMO of digital sports publisher, TEAMtalk media. She considers mobile to be the natural medium of choice for effective and penetrative communication, especially in Africa but is quick to insist that the medium serves the message, and not vice versa.
Diane Charton - Diane Charton is MD of Acceleration Media (www.accelerationmedia.co.za), a strategic digital media consultancy solely focused on helping agencies and marketers make the most of the digital marketing channels. Diane oversees the growth of South Africa's leading online media strategy, planning and buying company, and helps clients to maximise their use of the Internet.
Dirk Dijkstra - Dirk Dijkstra has more than 15 years online and offline marketing experience and is currently in charge of Ahoy Employ, Africa's first and only recruitment marketplace..
Don MacRobert - Don MacRobert is a consultant at ENS and has over 28 years experience. He currently practises in the intellectual property department.
Donna Rachelson - Donna Rachelson is the CEO and founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, a company that specialises in personal branding and marketing - and the author of the best-selling book of the same name. Donna can be contacted on or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..
Doug Mayne - Doug Mayne, MD of Primedia Lifestyle, founded his marketing and advertising career at Ogilvy Durban, where his leadership qualities ensured his progression from account executive to group account director. Joining Primedia Lifestyle in 2007 as KZN regional marketing manager, Doug was appointed MD in July 2011.
Douglas Kruger - Douglas Kruger has won the SA Championships in both a sporting pursuit and an intellectual one. He is a three-time winner of the SA National Skateboarding Championships, and a five-time winner of the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking.
Dr Estelle van Tonder - Dr Estelle van Tonder is head of department in the Faculty of Management and Leadership of Milpark Business School. She was awarded her DCom degree in Marketing Management in 2010 and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning.
Dr Frances Wright - Dr Frances Wright, in her capacity as Managing Director, is responsible for the overall management of Trinitas Consulting. Having first studied and practiced as an oral hygienist, she embarked on her career in operations management in 1986 and specialises in communications, marketing and the implementation of systems and processes that minimise waste, streamline business practices, enhance productivity, and maximise service delivery to a varied client base..
Dr Julie Reid - Dr Julie Reid is an academic and media analyst at the department of communication science at Unisa. She tweets about media issues regularly at @jbjreid..
Dr KF Lai - Dr KF Lai is co-founder and CEO of BuzzCity (www.buzzcity.com), a mobile media company in the development and marketing of mobile services and entertainment globally. Email ..
Dr Nikolaus Eberl - Dr Nikolaus Eberl is the author of BrandOvation: How Germany won the World Cup of Nation Branding and The Hero's Journey: Building a Nation of World Champions. He headed the Net Promoter Scorecard research project on SA's destination branding success story during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, co-authored the World Cup Brand Ambassador Program 'Welcome 2010' and was chairperson of the inaugural 2010 FAN World Cup.
Dr Pieter Streicher - Dr Pieter E Streicher is MD of wireless application service provider Bulksms.com (www.bulksms.com). He also sits on the management committee of the Wireless Application Service Provider Association (WASPA).
Duncan McLeod - Award-wining Duncan McLeod is the founder and editor of TechCentral (wwwTechCentral.co.za, @TechCentral]]), South Africa's latest technology news site offering breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinion that launched in September 2009. Before that, he was associate editor at the Financial Mail/FM.
Dylan Balkind - Passionate about the art of writing and its ability to motivate emotion. I blog about our industry and life at www.three-cents.com..
Eric Edelstein - Eric has co-founded many South African tech companies such as the incuBeta group (Click2Customers, TrafficSynergy and Yola) and springleap. His latest venture helps organisations constructively engage with their customers and employees - evly.com).
Ernest Leong - Ernest Leong is OPB Product Manager at Xerox Systems Sales and Bytes Document Solutions..
Estelle Nagel - Estelle Nagel has worked in PR and marketing for 6 years and is currently PR Account Manager at DUO Marketing, a marketing and communications firm focusing on the ICT sector in South Africa..
Eugene Yiga - Eugene Yiga is a reformed accountant, now enjoying his time as a lifestyle and entertainment writer (and Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards board member) based in Cape Town, South Africa.
He also writes about personal development and is on a quest to read the 100 greatest books of all time before he turns 30.
You can contact Eugene by following @eugeneyiga on Twitter or by emailing to say, um, hello..
Eve Williams - Eve Williams is the Managing Director of Cedar, the global creative and commercial content agency. She is currently based in the London office, but was instrumental in setting up the Shanghai business in January 2011 and enjoys spending time with the team in Cape Town..
Evert Lombaert - Evert is a Social Media Manager at Ctrlroom with Jedi beliefs. GQ Mag's Film Critic (SA edition).
Felix Kessel - Born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where writing was the only way to survive the suburban ennui of his homeworld, Felix Kessel wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2006 he moved to a different universe - brand activation - shortly thereafter cofounding a new entity, OwenKessel (www.owenkessel.com), to tackle the holistic communication needs of brands.
Gaelyn Scott - Gaelyn Scott is Director and Head of Intellectual Property at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has 17 years experience. She practises as an attorney in the intellectual property department and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa.
Gail Schimmel - Gail Schimmel is a specialist in advertising law. She runs a consultancy - Clear Copy (www.clearcopy.co.za) - that offers advice to marketers and advertisers in relation to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and other aspects of advertising law.
Gareth Pearson - Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.
Gary Davies - Gary Davies is CEO at Point. He has more than 23 years experience in the print and reprographics industry in South Africa.
Gavin Davis - Gavin Davis is Executive Director of Communications at the Democratic Alliance. He can be contacted on or on Twitter @gavdavis..
Gavin Etheridge - Gavin Etheridge is Director of Epic Communications, which is based in Cape Town and is reputed to be South Africa's largest independent public relations and strategic communications agency. Visit www.epiccommunications.co.za for more information..
Gavin Mills - Gavin Mills is the MD of Don't Forget George Events, (www.dontforgetgeorge.co.za), a specialist event production and communications company launched in 1998. He is as passionate about life as he is about his business, and believes it is up to voices of reason in a turbulent world, to help craft our future, not just accept it.
Gavin Moffat - Gavin is an accidental specialist in the field of marketing, communication, public relations and pot hole spotting. Focus on strategic marketing and communication, business consulting, social media strategy and implementation and conference speaking.
Genevieve Vieira - Genevieve Vieira is the former PR and Marketing Specialist at Electromode and the editor of the website, Indie Does It. She has always had a deep passion for music and writes about the music and entertainment scene in South Africa.
Gerhard Jacobs - Gerhard's first love is writing and communication in all its forms. He has a degree of affection for food, politics, talking loudly and staring at plants.
Gerry Costa - Gerry Costa is a Zimbabwean national who has worked in the advertising industry for over 20 years. His African experience is as vast as the continent itself, having lived and worked in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and, now, South Africa.
Gil Sperling - Gil Sperling is the chief technology officer at Popimedia. An electrical engineer by training he is also skilled in software engineering which helped him earn Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) badge, the only one in Africa at present and one of 260 such companies in the world.
Gill Moodie - Gill Moodie (@grubstreetSA) is a freelance journalist, media commentator and the publisher of Grubstreet (www.grubstreet.co.za). She worked in the print industry in South Africa for titles such as the Sunday Times and Business Day, and in the UK for Guinness Publishing, before striking out on her own.
Gillian Rightford - Gillian Rightford's CV is a mix of marketing, advertising, and management. A former Group MD of Lowe Bull, she started Adtherapy (www.adtherapy.co.za), a consultancy that talks to agencies and marketers about all things advertising.
Gisele Wertheim Aymes - Gisèle Wertheim Aymés has worked in the media industry in South Africa for over two decades. She is a director of a medical company, owner and publishing editor of Longevity Media (www.longevitymag.co.za) and a shareholder in Stuff Group SA, publishers of Stuff (www.Stuff.co.za) - the world's best-selling gadget magazine.
Glen Meier - Glen is both a director and shareholder at Boomtown and has been involved in various award winning campaigns including winning MACE awards, the Rebrand 100 award and being a Loerie finalist. Glen has been involved in brands such as SAB Castle Milk Stout, Avis, CN Business Furniture and Eveready South Africa.
Glenda Nevill - Glenda Nevill is a journalist, editor and communicator with 25 years experience working in media. She worked for The Sunday Times in various roles for nine years.
Gordon Cook - Gordon Cook is the director of Strategic Brand Marketing for Thinkers at the UCT Graduate School of Business and the Navigator of Vega School of Brand Management..
Gordon Patterson - With over 25 years experience in the media industry, Gordon Patterson is MD of Starcom and an active and outspoken media professional well-known for his passion for insight/strategy and creativity. He is currently deputy president of the ABC and a past chairman and active member of the Advertising Media Forum (AMF).
Grace Harding - Grace Harding is the founder and driver of grace consultancy. With over 25 years experience in both people practices (H.R) and marketing grace consultancy is the third business she has started from scratch.
Grahame Hall - Grahame Hall is a copywriter with 35 years experience. In that time he has worked in dozens of agencies, large and small.
Grant Shippey - Thinker, reader, entrepreneur, gourmand, traveller and CEO of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg..
Gregory Gondwe - Gregory Gondwe is a Malawian journalist who started writing in 1993. He is also a media consultant assisting several international journalists pursuing assignments in Malawi.
Harish Lala - Harish Lala is VP & Regional Business Head for Africa at Zensar, a specialist IT outsourcing partner, and has 15+ years of experience in IT and BPO services with a focus to help businesses derive benefits from Global Sourcing Models..
Harry Herber - Harry Herber has a passion for delivering on promises and an attitude that demands that The MediaShop 'goes the extra mile'. With a BA in Classics and Anthropology behind him, Harry plunged into the media industry in 1975.
HDI Youth Marketeers Team - Jason Levin is MD, Jessica Oosthuizen is writer and analyst and Mokebe Thulo is communications and publicity manager for HDI Youth Marketeers (www.hdiyouth.co.za). All three spend their time deepening their understanding of what makes young South Africans tick.
Heidi Franck - Heidi Franck is the Chief Operations Officer of One Property Holdings, a leading South African based property holding group. She is also the MD of Intigra, a company within the group.
Heinrich Pretorius - Heinrich Pretorius is Product Specialist at Drive Control Corporation. He joined Drive Control Corporation (DCC) in October 2010 and manages three brands including OKI, Targus and Canon Hardware & Photography.
HKLM Exco Team - Gary Harwood is a founder and director of HKLM (www.hklm.co.za); Graham Leigh is a founding director; Jerry Nyagah is MD of HKLM Nairobi; Julia Bouie Leuner is a director; Andre Redelinghuys is head of strategy; Johan van Wyk is ECD; and Dr Sean McCoy is HKLM's CEO and Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA) chairperson. Read the livinglab.hklmgroup.com blog; follow @hklm_lab on Twitter; connect on Facebook..
Ian & Françoise Henderson - Ian Henderson, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, is the founder of Rubric and oversees the process of creating a better localisation experience for Rubric's clients.
Françoise Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, is a the co-founder of Rubric. She oversees Worldwide Production and is responsible for localisation methodology and human resources.
Ian Nel - Ian Nel, co-founder of Engage Brandcraft along with Chris Human, is a celebrated designer responsible for the origination and visual development of a multitude brands in South Africa, the United Kingdom, The United States and Italy..
Ilse du Plessis - Ilse du Plessis is Director at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) IP department.
Ilse van den Berg - Ilse is deputy editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributor to the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.
Ingrid Louw - Ingrid Louw is CEO of Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA)..
Ingrid von Stein - Ingrid Von Stein is Director of Possibilities at Indigo Zebra Communications.
Jaco Lintvelt - Jaco Lintvelt is currently Head of Digital Sales SA at DQ&A International Media Group with a local office in Cape Town..
Jamaaludeen Khan - Jamaaludeen Khan is an internationally acclaimed trainer and strategic consultant with expertise in leadership, social media, and cloud computing. He works with young adults, entrepreneurs, corporations, as well as not-for-profit organisations globally.
James Hurford - James Hurford | Copywriter | Trainer | Coach | Owner of Passion - the copywriting company.
At Passion we specialise in copywriting in plain language for the financial services sector.
Janice Spark - Janice Spark is a managing partner at advertising and PR agency Idea Engineers (Facebook; @ideaengineerssa). Spark, a founding member of Idea Engineers, has directed the marketing efforts of leading global organisations for over 20 years.
Janine Lazarus - Janine Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..
Janine Lloyd - Janine Lloyd has been in the PR and marketing communications industry for 25 years, and now heads up Greater Than Johannesburg as managing director. In her career she has advised over 50 local and global businesses on PR and communications, as well as profiling for CEOs, executives and leaders.
Jaroslav Cerny - Jaroslav Cerny founded RDB Consulting. He leads a team of 35 employees and his goals are to further grow the business and build on the success they have accomplished thus far.
Jarred Cinman - Jarred Cinman is the Managing Director of NATIVE, one of the country's largest digital agencies. He has judged the Loeries four times and still sits on the Loeries Committee.
Jason Kempen - Jason Kempen (32) was born in Cape Town, the son of a Dutch father and a South African mother. Despite a school background including both academic and artistic pursuits, Jason's primary interest in the creative world led him to enrol at the renowned AAA School for Advertising where he graduated with Honours after completing a three year diploma.
Jason Stewart - Jason Stewart is the co-founder and MD of HaveYouHeard (www.haveyouheard.co.za), South Africa's first specialist word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM) agency. Jason attended Red & Yellow School of Advertising, where he obtained a postgraduate higher diploma in marketing and advertising communications management and later went on to work abroad in Nigeria and the UK.
Jeanniey Mullen - Jeanniey Mullen is Global Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Zinio, the world's most popular digital newsstand and publishing media marketplace. She is widely credited for her pivotal role in ushering in the new waves of digital marketing, connection and communications.
Jed Hewson - Jed Hewson is a director of 1Stream..
Jeremy Matthews - Jeremy Matthews is Panda Security's country manager. Originally from the UK, he is a 20-year veteran of the local IT industry with a range of experience covering enterprise software sales, application integration, web enablement and network/endpoint security.
Jerker Hellström - Jerker Hellström, CEO of the Handheld Group, is a pioneer and industry veteran in the mobile rugged computer industry. In both entrepreneurial and managerial positions, he has 25 years of experience from developing, designing, manufacturing and marketing rugged computers globally..
Jess Mouneimne - Jess Mouneimne is a full time mommy blogger, and founder and editor of mommymatters.co.za..
Jessica Basson - Jessica is a digital media strategist at Native in Cape Town and is responsible for compiling insightful and impactful digital brand strategies based on digital media trends, consumer insights and online user behaviour. Her key focus is to set trends, and not follow them.
Jessica Davis - Jessica Davis is a Content Strategy Specialist with Godot Media, a leading content marketing firm serving clients from various backgrounds. She has years of experience in working closely with online businesses, helping them refine their marketing strategy through optimum use of content.
Jessica Lupton - Jessica Lupton is a conceptual fashion and advertising stylist and fashion show producer with the added skill of Art Direction..
Jessica Taylor - Jess is production and content assistant at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer to the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.
Johan Botes - Johan Botes is a director of Employment Law at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, a business law firm specialising in employment law and labour relations. Johan is an internationally accredited
change management practitioner.
Johann M. Smith - Johann M. Smith is a freelance journalist who has been based in Windhoek and now in Cape Town.
John Boe - American John Boe presents a wide variety of motivational and sales-oriented keynotes and seminar programs for sales meetings and conventions. John is a recognised sales trainer and business motivational speaker with an impeccable track record in the meeting industry.
John Ginsberg - John is involved in a software as a service company called Ensight. The company is building a marketing platform that helps companies automate communication across multiple channels.
John Laurence - John is MD of HeadSpace Neuromarketing and is an experienced marketer with over 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry. As well as having worked in marketing research, he has headed the marketing divisions of two blue-chip global brands in South Africa and has developed strategy for several well-known brands.
Jolandé Duvenage - Jolandé Duvenage is the Chief Executive Officer of eBucks. The eBucks Rewards Programme is a company within the FirstRand Group (the largest financial services group in South Africa) and is the leading Rewards Programme in South Africa..
Jonathan Stilwell - Jonathan Stilwell is a senior copywriter who has worked at some of South Africa's top agencies. With 16 years' experience in the industry, he has created campaigns for some of the country's leading brands.
Jordan Scott - Jordan Scott is a student of marketing and lover of life..
Josh Adler - Josh Adler is director at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (www.anzisha.org) at African Leadership Academy (@ALAcademy) - identifying, developing and connecting the next generation of African leaders. Before entering education, Josh worked for UNDP's Africa Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM) and prior to that was the CEO of web technology firm Prefix Technologies.
Julia Bouie Leuner - Julia Bouie Leuner is client service director and board member of HKLM. Her industry career spans twelve years; centered on investor and stakeholder communications, key account management, business development and general management.
Justin Hawes - Justin Hawes is the managing director of two display companies: exhibition specialist, Scan Display, and retail specialist, Scan Retail Solutions. He is also one of the founders and the current chairperson of the Event Greening Forum, a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to transforming the South African events industry into a more sustainable model..
Justin Lee - Justin Lee has over 15 years of IT experience specialising in Network and Security. He is currently the Regional Sales Manager for Blue Coat Systems in South Africa, and is responsible for leading sales and channel initiatives for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Justin McCarthy - Justin McCarthy, group MD at TBWA\Group\Durban, is a retail, tech, media and telecoms junkie and a lifelong fan of rugby, wine and long copy. Persuasion comes in many forms - subtlety is not his favourite and he defends the right to offend.
Karabelo Mokoena - Karabelo Mokoena is currently working as a Market-centric Advertising Consultant; clients include Brandnew Marketing, Parliament, Tea Association of South Africa and he is also a member of the Vega School of Brand Leadership Advisory Council. Email him at ..
Karen Ashwin - Karen Ashwin is the founder and MD of The Event Production Company, South Africa's event pioneer. Karen is considered one of the industry's leading personalities and has a track record of 20 years, with The Event Production Company having conceptualised and executed most of South Africa's largest, most significant, high profile and innovative events.
Katlego Ledimo - Katlego Ledimo is a young'un who enjoys reading and learning from others. She has an opinion and she will share it to avoid her brain from exploding.
Keenan Harduth - Keenan Harduth is currently the head of Cerebra's Online Reputation Management (ORM) division. He is responsible for the team that monitors various brands online, by using various tools to track mentions online, extract insights and make strategic recommendations for content development and assisting in meeting media and business objectives.
Keith Fenner - Keith Fenner is Senior Vice President of Sales for Africa, Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa..
Kelly Marsh - Kelly is a blogger by profession. She loves writing, reading and travelling.
Kelly Thompson - Kelly Thompson is partner - Trade Marks, at the law firm Adams & Adams, the South African member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance..
Kenneth von Rauch - Kenneth von Rauch is an SEO and web developer. He's confident that smart web solutions with just a bit of SEO can make the web a better place to be.
Keri-Ann Stanton - Keri-Ann Stanton is the Managing Director at GGi Communications, a 30 year old global agency with numerous corporate and consumer brands. The GGi team are senior, experienced, hands-on specialists in and across all platforms.
Kevin Bassett - Kevin Bassett, a mobile communications specialist, is the founder and CEO of Floodgate Communications (2004). Floodgate (www.floodgate.co.za) specialises in mobile communication strategies that deliver solutions for marketing and advertising, corporate internal communications, call centres and customer queries.
Kevin Dayton - Kevin Dayton is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Shinka, a mobile media company connection brands and agencies to targeted users through their network of publisher partners. Email him at ..
Kirsty Chadwick - As an educator, public speaker and leader, Kirsty Chadwick has spent almost two decades involved in the field of education. Founder of The Training Room Online, which designs and develops innovative tailor-made e-learning material for the corporate, industrial and private sectors, Kirsty has trained, developed and inspired people across three continents..
Kobus Meyburgh - Kobus consults to corporate clients on how to design, build and implement their own unique customer experience - especially branded experiences. His advanced strategies and solutions are crafted and developed using trusted brand-building methodologies.
Lebogang Mukansi - Lebogang Mukansi is Chief Strategist at InventorsKitchen, a strategy consultancy shop. He is also a freelance writer, social commentator and brand ninja - helping clients to develop brand strategies and marketing approaches.
Lee Hartman - Lee Hartman is a former banker turned entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Connecto, a mobile app that enables any business to connect with its customers to enhance loyalty, reduce churn and drive repeat sales..
Lee Helme - Lee Helme is a copywriter and blogger for Pulling Rabbits Design & Advertising. When she's not loving words, she's loving dictionaries.
Lewis Edward - Lewis Edward is one of the owners of The Office Providers. He is an expert in many fields, including virtual offices and office space for rent, and spends his free time by sharing his ideas through blogs and magazines..
Lex Faure - Internet Guru at Carpe Diem Productions.
Passionate about technology and the Internet.
Linda Gibson - Linda Gibson is CEO at Ads24, Media24's newspaper and digital sales arm. She joined the company at the end of 2008.
Linda Trim - Linda Trim is the marketing and sales director of Giant Leap. For more information, call Giant Leap on +27 (0)11 880 1490 or visit www.giantleap.co.za..
Lindsay Grubb - As a writer, I'm doing what I love and loving what I do every day. I'm passionate about all forms of communication, whether it's the written word, visual messages, or compelling speeches.
Llew Claasen - Llew Claasen is VP: Marketing at Clickatell.com, an online SMS mobile messaging gateway covering 869 networks in 223 countries and territories. He is a member of the CMO Council advisory board for Africa, the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience global advisory board, the Customer Experience Board, and Mobile Marketing Association Research and Metrics Committee.
Llewellyn Kriel - Llewellyn Kriel is CEO of TopEditor International, a media services company based in Johannesburg and serving markets in SA, the USA and United Kingdom. He has 38 years of frontline experience in journalism, corporate affairs and marketing.
Lorrianne Cloete - Lorrianne Cloete is the owner and founder of the Press Room, a Cape Town based boutique PR and marketing consultancy specialising within fashion and retail, as well as the founder and co-owner of Press Stick, an online content portal for the media industry. Contact her on tel +27(0)83 4482557, email and follow @lorriannecloete on Twitter..
Louise Worsley - Louise is currently the Director of PiCubed, a project management education and consultancy company based in Cape Town. With twenty years in a senior management role in the consultancy and education fields, sheis an expert in project and programme management.
Lovemore Mushayanyama - Lovemore Mushayanyama is CEO of the Marketing Association of South Africa MA(SA)..
Lucinda Boddy - Lucinda Boddy is MD of Livewired Public Relations.
Lynette Hundermark - A true geek at heart who lives and breathes mobile and digital, Lynette Hundermark, has been carving her chosen career in the IT sector for more than 10 years. Hundermark is currently Head of Product Strategy at one of South Africa's leading digital agencies, Prezence Digital, where she enjoys working in the constantly evolving mobile sphere to create award winning mobile products for a wide spectrum of clients across the financial, travel, and entertainment sectors.
Lynn Smit - Lynne Smit, social media guru at Hippo Communications.
Maja Rode - Maja Rode is an account director at Corporate Image (www.corporateimage.co.za). With qualifications in marketing, economics and business administration, she's a firm believer in the power of smart communication, of which she thinks there is a serious shortage in SA.
Marc Herson - Marc Herson is director at 2go, a mobile social network with more than 20 million registered users in Africa..
Marcus Stephens - Marcus Stephens is general manager at Howzit MSN
As general manager of Howzit MSN - a division of Kagiso Media - he overseas the strategic growth and day-to-day running of one of South Africa's largest Web portals.
Stephens has more than 18 years of experience in advertising and publishing across new and traditional media..
Maria Berrios-Carter - Maria Berrios-Carter is a freelance copywriter and creative consultant, with over 12 years' experience in the communication industry. She loves the smell of freshly squeezed ideas in the morning, working with people who believe in what they do and finding a Vida Lindt in her pocket.
Mark Gray - Mark Gray is head of Graylink. Graylink is a leading provider of cloud-based recruitment software to corporate Africa.
Mark Schefermann - My knowledge and enthusiasm for the digital world enables me to think creatively and challenge briefs. My passion is strategy and showing how digital can open new opportunities for clients.
Mark Taylor - Mark Taylor, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nashua Mobile, is an ICT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience. Prior to re-joining Nashua Mobile on 1 October 2012, Taylor was the managing director (MD) of Vodacom Payment Services (M-PESA) as well as managing executive for Vodacom's Supply Chain and Logistics divisions..
Mark Wright - Coming from a Public Relations background, Mark is a devoted enthusiast of the internet. As a wordsmith, consultant and marketer, he aims to bring your ideas to life and attract the attention your organisation deserves.
Martin Ferreira - Martin Ferreira is executive head of Technical Operations at Jasco Networks.
Matona Sakupwanya - Matona Sakupwanya is GM of the Radio Advertising Bureau of South Africa (RABSA; www.rab.co.za; @RABSouthAfrica). She is passionate about championing the medium of radio and helping marketers, media and creative agencies to better understand and harness the power of the medium for their brands.
Matt Rose - Matt Rose, avid trend watcher passionate about SA's people, is a strategic planner at Base2 Digital Johannesburg (WPP) , specializing in market research, shopper marketing, behavioral psychology. He brings a grounded, often controversial approach to uncovering consumer insights.
Matthew Buckland - Matthew Buckland is GM of Publishing at 24.com. He's the former boss of the M&G Online and co-founder of blog aggregator Amatomu.com and group editorial blog Thought Leader.
Matthew Rowles - Matthew Rowles is the senior copywriter at human.kind..
Max Ottavin - Max Ottavin is Director at Cortell Corporate Performance Management www.cortell.co.za.
Mbali Ndandani - Mbali Ndandani is a communications professional with experience in brand, corporate, sponsorship and CSI communications with clients such as Hyundai, Kagiso Trust, Castrol and MTN. Contact Mbali on or follow @MbaliNdandani on Twitter..
Melody Maker - Melody Maker is a digital strategist at Acceleration Media.
Mfundo Ntsibande - is the Managing Director at Slick Branding and Media, a boutique agency specialising in marketing/branding solutions, and media brands. He is a former marketing manager for radio, tv and print brands..
Michael Gullan - Michael Gullan is the Managing Director and founder of Gullan&Gullan Advertising. He has more than two decades experience at creating value for brands on client accounts from food and beverage, to cosmetics, mail order, medical, publishing and financial services.
Michael Wood - Michael Wood is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South and Sub Saharan Africa. He has many years international experience where he held the positions of Marketing Director, Sales Director & Managing Director with the Gillette company and Procter & Gamble..
Michele Usher - Michele is Head of Marketing at Futuregrowth Asset Management. She has worked in the marketing environment within the financial services industry for over 20 years and enjoys managing a brand that fosters the principles of Good Money, ie sustainable business and social practices..
Michelle Boehme - Michelle Boehme has a Ph.D. in Sociology and has been working in the research industry for about 18 years.
Michelle Mardon - I'm passionate about the world of branding and exceedingly fascinated by consumer behaviour..
Mike Freedman - Mike Freedman is founder of Freedthinkers (www.freedthinkers.com) which has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Freedthinkers works with clients in the private & public sectors to understand what is, discover what can be & reach clarity on how to get there.
Mike Jones - Mike Jones, is Native's Lead Digital Strategist and is a dedicated team player. He comes from a traditional agency background specialising in brand and communication strategy.
Mike Taberner - Mike Taberner is a Partner and Director at Brandesign, a brand development company. He consults on brand development and marketing channels to be used by clients.
Mongezi Mtati - Mongezi Mtati (@Mongezi) is the founding MD of WordStart (www.wordstart.co.za). Apart from being a kite-boarding and sandboarding adventurer, Mongezi connects companies and brands with measurable word-of-mouth through young African influencers at WordStart.
Mvelase Peppetta - Mvelase Peppetta, a graduate of the University of Cape Town, holds a degree in Social Sciences majoring in Politics and History. He currently works at Irvine Bartlett whilst continuing to write on a freelance basis.
Nandkishor Buty - Nandkishor Buty is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Africa (www.ogilvyafrica.com). He has been in advertising and marketing for the past two decades, initially in India and then in Kenya, Tanzania and other markets in Africa.
Naseem Javed - Naseem Javed, recognised as a world authority on corporate image and global name identities, is a harsh critic of casual and accidental naming. He is a dynamic speaker on corporate image and branding issues, and is also the author of Naming for Power and Domination, the GTLD Name Game.
Natasha McClymont - Natasha McClymont is MD of Fresh Brand Activation, a Cape-based agency specialising in below-the-line marketing boasting clients such as Three Ships Whisky, CapeNature and BP. www.freshba.co.za.
Nick Durrant - Nick Durrant is MD at Bluegrass Digital. He spent 15 years in UK working in delivering digital platforms for brand campaigns and companies and is now doing the same based out of the Cape Town office working with the company's South African and global client base..
Nick Hedley - I have a strong interest in the South African economy and the current global crisis. My economic background and my love for writing have resulted in my keen interest in economic journalism..
Nicolas De Sousa - Nicolas De Sousa is Marketing Director at Traditional Brands. A master of Marketing and Business Administration with varied international experience within internationally recognized corporations adds a clear backing of experience within his favoured fields within retail and marketing, PR management, logistics and finance.
Nicole Capper - Nicole Capper is the owner of MANGO-OMC, an integrated communications agency based in Cape Town. Energised by the ability to apply her honed strategic skills to very diverse client needs, she likes nothing better than generating and implementing converged communication campaigns.
Nicolle Harding - Nicolle Harding is Africa Country Manager at BuzzCity. She has spent the last nine years working in the industry both locally and abroad.
Nina Joubert - Nina is a creative type by nature and passionate about changing the world through music, design and writing. She studied a Journalism degree majoring in Linguistics and Journalism (specialising in Communication Design) at Rhodes University.
Noëleen Bruton - Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..
Nthabeleng Meso - I have been in Cape Town since 2003 to pursuit my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. I founded Mesong Web Design & Marketing Solutions, which offers web design and development, graphic design, marketing consulting and supply of marketing material.
Obaika Consulting Team - African global communicator Nonye Mpho Omotola is the managing partner of Obaika Consulting South Africa (www.obaikaconsulting.com), focusing on increasing FDI for businesses across Africa. Victor Obaika is principal partner of law firm Obaika & Company and executive chairman of ad agency The Firehouse Africa; TV and radio production company Que Films Productions; and business advisory firm Obaika Consulting.
Oresti Patricios - Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has been in the media information business for over 25 years. He has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and a huge body of brand knowledge and experience, which he brings to the brand intelligence offered by the company.
Patrick Lacy - Patrick Lacy is the CEO of Printing Industries Federation of Southern Africa..
Paul Anderson - Paul Anderson is a software consultant based out in California. For over five years he has been offering CRM consultation services to a wide market.
Paul Fick - Paul Fick is the divisional MD of Jasco Enterprise. He became a part of the Jasco Group in 2010 with the merger of Spescom and Jasco.
Paul Meyer - I am rediscovering the world through my children's eyes..
Peter Gilbert - A sales veteran with over 30 years of experience, Peter Gilbert is MD of HR Chally SA (www.challysa.co.za), an international sales consulting company specialising in talent management and recruitment. He is passionate about sales as a profession and the identification of real sales talent who can really sell! Email him at .
Peter Mann - Peter Mann is a founder of Meropa Communications (www.meropa.co.za) and has been CEO since 1989. He worked for most of South Africa's major newspapers as journalist for 15 years before that.
Peter Morey - Peter Morey is an acclaimed award winning professional photographer who has been operating for over 20 years. With extensive expertise and experience in Event, Celebrity, VIP, Beauty, Annual report, Corporate and Media photography, Peter Morey's eyecatching images speak for themselves.
Peter Redelinghuys - Peter Redelinghuys has consulted locally and internationally on the development of emerging entrepreneurs. He founded Evolved Coaching, situated in Fourways, Gauteng.
Petros Kondos - Petros Kondos is a CRM, mobile media and customer communications specialist. He has extensive experience making cost-effective CRM work for a range of industries specialising in retail and the financial services space.
Philani Mdingi - A Digital Marketer by default, dreamed of changing the world through words when he was younger and in matric learned that this was called copywriting. Is a qualified Marketing Practitioner of South Africa (MPSA) having been admitted by the Chartered Marketing Council of South Africa.
Portia Sokkie - Portia Sokkie is a Human Resources professional who has been in the working world since 1998 and has over 13 years human resource experience. Her industry proficiency ranges from banking, insurance, entertainment industry, consulting, health care and NGO.
Prakash Patel - Prakash Patel, currently CEO at one of South Africa's leading digital agencies Prezence Digital, one, has more than 23 years of international and local integrated marketing experience. Patel has more than a decade of digital experience which includes Strategic Planning, Integrated Marketing (online ad offline), Social Media Planning and Execution, CRM/eCRM, Website and Mobisite Design & Build, as well Data Planning and Analysis.
Prof Owen Dean - Professor Owen Dean is a former partner and chairman of Spoor & Fisher, specialist intellectual property solicitors, and holds the chair of intellectual property law at Stellenbosch University..
Quentin Joubert - Quentin Joubert is the product manager at Cellfind, a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms.
Rachel Greenberg - Rachel Greenberg is site editor for My VoIP Provider, based in San Diego, in the United States. She writes about technology, telecoms, and the VoIP industry..
Rachel Sikwane - Rachel Sikwane is a senior associate at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has six years experience as an attorney in the intellectual property department. She specialises in trade mark and copyright litigation, domain name disputes, company and close corporation name objections, ASA disputes as well as passing-off and unlawful competition matters.
Reece Easthorpe - Reece Easthorpe, has a clothing label 'Rock Paper Scissors' which he markets off social media and a start-up handling local businesses social media called 'Umlomo Omkhulu.' Through his posts he wishes to promote the usage of social media as a platform, learning tool and marketing avenue..
Refilwe Thobega - Refilwe Thobega is a freelance writer & sub editor with a journalism background. She is the founder of Lefoko Media & Communication www.lefoko.co.za, radio presenter at Kurara FM, voice-over-artist, MC and speaker.
Reuben Yonatan - Reuben Yonatan is a VoIP enthusiast at GetVoIP.com, and a self-professed web surfer by night. Equipped with an extensive background in ecommerce, blogging and online media, striving to make the web a better place.
Richard Hardiman - Richard Hardiman is a founding partner of 2oceansvibe Radio and a consultant to the industry via his business iCastAfrica with over 15 years in broadcasting and online background. Contact him via email on or follow @RichardHardiman on Twitter..
Richard Mullins - Richard Mullins is the director at Acceleration. He opened Acceleration's Johannesburg office in 2000 and has played an instrumental role in the growth of Acceleration in South Africa..
Rick Parry - Rick Parry is MD of AIGS, a Sub-Saharan distributor of Progress Software..
Robert Volker - Robert Volker is an Editorial Content Developer at GetSmarter, an online education company, where he assists with the content development of numerous short courses such as University of Cape Town Internet Marketing short course and the University of Cape Town Project Administration short course. Contact details: tel +27 (0) 21 447 7565 | website www.getsmarter.co.za.
Rod Baker - Rod Baker is Content Director at Bizcommunity.com. A journalist since before computers, he worked on a wide range of magazines and, in his youth, rose through the ranks from being a lowly and abused sub-editor, to a high and still abused editor and publisher.
Roelof Louw - Roelof Louw is cloud expert at T-Systems in South Africa..
Rolf Akermann - Rolf Akermann is Managing Director at BrandKey. He graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BComm in 1978.
Ronald Bach - Ronald Bach, Business Unit Director at one of South Africa's leading digital agencies, Prezence Digital, is responsible for the business delivery team servicing clients and driving new business opportunities. He previously held postions at 24.com, the last of which was being responsible for the Mobile strategy for 24.com..
Ronelle Bester - Ronelle Bester, MD of Red Ribbon Communications, started her career in technology at Dimension Data as marketing manager of the Western Cape. She has a BTech degree in public relations from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has lectured in public relations at both the University of South Africa and Varsity College.
Rosalind Davey - Rosalind Davey is a Partner at corporate law firm Bowman Gilfillan and obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of Natal and was admitted as an attorney in 2002..
Rose Setshoge - Rose Setshoge's wealth of talent includes marketing, communications, journalism, advertising and research. She completed a media planning course at the AAA School of Advertising.
Ruth Cooper - Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a contributor to the entertainment section in the BizLounge. .
Ruth Steyn - Ruth Steyn is an Academic Officer at GetSmarter, an online education company. She is the primary content developer for the part-time University of Cape Town Public Relations short course, and assists with the writing of numerous other short courses.
Ryan Williams - Executive head of sales at Cinemark (www.cinemark.co.za), Ryan Williams has a Psychology and English degree and was previously the group MD at Nota Bene. He has served on the AMASA committee, has judged PICA, Roger Garlick and AdFocus awards, and has lectured at AAA, Vega, UJ and the Red and Yellow School.
Saint-Francis Tohlang - Saint-Francis Tohlang is an Independent Insight Consultant and Trend Analyst. He provides insight observations to different stakeholders such as Flux Trends, HDI Youth Marketeers, Lovelife, Savino Del Bene and South African trend observations to a leading international trend firm.
Sajidha Gamieldien - Sajidha Gamieldien is a Senior Associate at Intellectual Property law firm Adams & Adams. Her practice areas include trade mark prosecution: local and foreign trade mark searches, filings and prosecution; litigation relating to trade marks, passing-off, unlawful competition, advertising complaints and company and close corporation name objections..
Samantha Wright - Samantha Wright currently manages the marketing portfolio of an international engineering firm while also consulting and freelancing for niche market SMEs in the brand journalism and content marketing fields. Her passion lies in giving people the tools to "do it themselves".
Sarah Britten - Sarah Britten is a freelance strategist and writer based in Johannesburg. Having worked on brands from Standard Bank, Wimpy and Kulula to MTN and SARS, she now focuses on social media and content strategy.
Sarah Leftwich - Sarah Leftwich, Blue Moon's Integrated Employee Engagement (IEE) Business Director, has been a driving force behind Blue Moon's business strategy, creative execution and delivery for many years..
Sarah-Jane Boden - Passionate about growing talent, job creation, all things Africa and story-telling through content..
Sean Paine - Sean Paine is an IT professional with more than 13 years' experience in strategic IT consulting, project management, software development, security, application architecture and data warehouse design. He joined EnterpriseWorx in 2009 and is responsible for operations, also working with clients as a project manager and BI consultant.
Seth Rotherham - Seth Rotherham is Founder and CEO at 2oceansvibe Radio..
Shantel Bassanna - Shantel Bassanna is the co-founder and Managing Director of XP², a leading experiential marketing company. With a natural flair for operations management, Bassanna's business acumen has grown XP²'s national footprint that sees the company operating out of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
Shauneen Procter - Shauneen Procter is Managing Partner of Idea Engineers Advertising & PR agency..
Sid Peimer - Sid Peimer has established himself as one of the great adventurers in the field of strategic planning..
Siddharth Bawa - Siddharth is a business development manager at Everlytic and an enthusiastic blogger. He has a passion for meeting diverse people and travelling to new places, learning about different cultures.
Simone Rossum - Simone Rossum is the Creative Director at Joe Public Shift which recently won a Loeries Grand Prix for OFM within its first 12 months of business..
Simone Tal - Simone Tal is the Brand Manager for Demographica, South Africa's leading digital direct marketing company. Demographica's goal is to provide companies with a results-driven advertising solution by directly communicating with targeted consumers via email and SMS.
Simone is responsible for all marketing and brand management, including media communication and event management.
Sindy Peters - Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Stan Katz - Stan Katz has been a radiohead since 1973. He is still loving radio and still learning about it.
Stella Robinsons - Stella Robinsons, born and raised in Philadelphia. Interested in ways to make income from home.
Stephanie Houslay - Stephanie Houslay is General Manager at Acceleration Media. She leads the company's growth in the Western Cape region and she has extensive experience in managing global and local multichannel accounts across industries as diverse as fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and telecoms, and is passionate about branding, strategic communications, social marketing and business sustainability..
Stephen Sandmann - Stephen Sandmann is with www.searchenginecompany.co.za and has a keen interest in online marketing, contemporary advertising in general and cars..
Steve Cragg - Steve Cragg is CEO of the Buchanan Group Africa, India & Middle East, Turkey and Brazil, which recently developed and launched HomeTesterClub.com in South Africa, India and Australia. After first working in the Australian office, Cragg returned to SA and set up the African office.
Steve Ferguson - Steve Ferguson is an attorney who specialises in the field of intellectual property and IT law. Steve has been involved in the tech and media industries since 2003 and has helped a number of exciting businesses, including Bizcommunity, navigate the legal issues facing them in the digital age..
Struan Campbell - Struan Campbell is the Co-founder and strategic director of Levergy, a communications agency specialising in the leveraging of sport and entertainment properties that deliver results. He is passionate about creative sponsorship that makes a difference.
Styli Charalambous - Styli Charalambous is the CEO of the Daily Maverick and a chartered accountant by profession..
Su-Mari Du Bruyn - Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development..
Subhash Chandra - Subhash Chandra is an SEO & Social Media Consultant at TisIndia, in Noida (UP), India. TIS India is a leading web design development and social media marketing company offers innovative web solutions to world-wide clients..
Sue Disler - 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. Currently, she is head of digital at New Media Publishing.
Sue Northam - Sue Northam is a curious Capetonian with a desire to discover and capture stories of innovative and inspiring projects and people. She explores initiatives that are impactful and making a difference in her city.
Sumien Brink - Sumien Brink (@sumienbrink) is the content director at New Media (www.newmediapub.co.za; @NewMediaZA) and editor of Woolworths TASTE and VISI magazines. Previously, she was the fashion editor for Cosmopolitan when it launched, the editor of the Cosmo fashion directory and the launch editor of House and Leisure.
Talifhani Munzhedzi - Talifhani Munzhedzi is a deputy station manager at UNISA Radio. The radio station strives to be amongst the few if not only campus radio stations to provide the talk radio format to students and staff.
Tami Sussman - Chief Marketing Officer at the Integr8 Group.
Tamlyn McPherson - Tamlyn McPherson is a copywriter at human.kind. She is a Copywriting graduate from the Red and Yellow School of Advertising, prior to which she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town, majoring in English, Media and Film.
Tasneem Mohamed - Tasneem has a diverse career spanning marketing, human resources and social and enterprise development. She has a BA in human resources management and communications from the University of Johannesburg and is a certified trainer and assessor.
Tatenda Chiweshe - Tatenda Chiweshe is the CEO of Media Trace, a specialised outdoor media insights company operating across Africa. Contact Tatenda on +27 (0)74 839 7440 or email him on ..
Tebogo Koena - Tebogo Koena is a brand builder who has been in the advertising space for eight years. He used to work at The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg).
Ted Leonhardt - Ted Leonhardt currently assists companies in the US and UK by offering the seminar "Negotiating Success," and business consulting services covering: acquisitions, strategic positioning, partner communications, sales and marketing..
Terry Levin - Brand activist, owner of %ff the shelf marketing (offtheshelf.co.za), Afrophile, designer, reporter, promoter, forecaster, Bizcommunity.com creative director at large. A regular contributor of events coverage and opinion, she is happy to provide coverage of any industry event you care to name.
Thabani Khumalo - Thabani Khumalo is a researcher, writer and commentator with various radio stations and newspapers and MD of Think Tank Marketing Services, a marketing, communication and media consultancy. Contact him on +27 (0)83 587 9207, tel +27 (0)31 301 2461 or email ..
Thamsanqa Malinga - Thamsanqa Malinga is a communications specialist. His industry career spans 8 years focusing on internal communications, media relations, strategy development and implementation, as well as campaign management.
Theresa Wright - Theresa Wright is Partner, Trade Mark attorney at Adams & Adams. She has a BA and LLB from University of Stellenbosch, a graduate Diploma in Law (IP) from Monash University and a LLM (specialising in IP law) from UNISA.
Thomas Oosthuizen - Thomas Oosthuizen is a marketing and brand strategist (www.drthomasbrand.co.za) who focuses on helping clients achieve greater marketing and brand success by spending less, for which he has devised his own methodologies. He has consulted widely to major companies across Africa and the Middle East and holds a doctorate in marketing communications.
Tiffany Markman - Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated freelance copywriter, copy editor and writing trainer who has worked for over 180 clients in South Africa and across the world. She is an EMPOWERDEX-certified EME who hates misplaced apostrophes and dangling modifiers but loves pizza and pina coladas.
Tim Walter - Tim Walter is Executive Head: Strategy & Business Transformation at Nashua Mobile. He has been involved in the telecommunications industry for more than 17 years.
Tinyiko Maswanganye - Tinyiko Maswanganye is a strategist at Creative Chapel Advertising, a through the line advertising agency based in Johannesburg and a founding member for Limpopo Young Professionals Network. Contact: +27 (0) 11 646 4491 email: .
Tom Manners - Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..
Tony de Sousa - Tony de Sousa is Executive: product sales and marketing at Gijima, a South African communication and technology group..
Tony Sham - Tony Sham is managing director of Interactive Direct, which powers and maintains one of the leading opted-in B2B business-marketing databases in the country..
Tony Wightman - Interested in new ways to market and ways to accelerate profits. Have always been a pioneer...and like many missionaries have ended in the pot many times.
Travis Brown - Travis Brown is GM at Mall Active and is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the Mall Fusion and Mall Active businesses which both fall under the Primedia Unlimited banner. Travis has close on two decades of design, strategy, account management, and account direction experience.
Travis Bussiahn - Travis is a media analyst who uses industry trends to create contagious and harmonious content solutions across multiple channels for brands and broadcasters alike. He understands the importance of emotional connection in content, branded or otherwise and believes in traditional media's ability to be blended with new media to profound and holistic effect.
Tyrone Middleton - Tyrone Middleton is the founder, creator and director of Teedu.co.za, South Africa's first social photo uploading site, as well as the MD of MC² - an IT recruitment company..
Vanessa Clark - Vanessa Clark divides her time between heading up marketing at Mobiflock (www.mobiflock.com), and freelance journalism at Twokats Communications (www.twokats.com). She was a London-based tech journalist in the last century.
Vanita 'Bezi Phiri - Vanita Nyembezi Phiri juggles juggles between her art directing profession and an interest in creative writing in which she holds a postgraduate degree. She's recently relocated to Kenya for work temporarily.
Veli Dlamini - Veli Dlamini is the CEO/Founder at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.
Walter Pike - Walter Pike (@walterpike), the founder of PiKE | New Marketing (www.pike.co.za), consults to agencies and brands in learning how to build brands and businesses in the connected world. He founded and runs the Digital Academy (www.digitalacademy.co.za) to equip people to be successful in this world..
Warren Moss - Warren Moss is the founder of Demographica (www.demographica.co.za), South Africa's largest digital direct marketing company. He has a profound understanding of email and direct marketing, sales and entrepreneurship, and how businesses can benefit from these.
Wayne Naidoo - Wayne Naidoo is the group CEO of Lowe Bull (www.lowebull.com), having taken the reins at the helm of the agency in 2009. He is also the chairperson for the ACA (Association for Communication and Advertising; www.acasa.co.za) and a board director for the AAA School of Advertising.
Wesley Lynch - Wesley Lynch is a serial technology entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Founder of Realmdigital, a leading South African e-business strategy and technology partner, specialising in Web, Social and Mobile platforms as well as the CEO of Snapplify, an innovative digital publishing solutions provider.
Wikus Engelbrecht - Wikus Engelbrecht is a marketing writer, journalist and media liaison at GraphicMail (www.graphicmail.co.za; @GraphicMail), an international email and mobile marketing service provider. Since 2003, his professional career in language and media has spanned the film, print advertising, magazine publishing, web development and online content industries.
Yvonne Nhuta - Yvonne Nhuta is Editorial Content Developer at GetSmarter, an online education company, where she has co-written the part-time University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety short course, and assists with the writing of numerous other short courses. Contact details: tel +27 (0) 21 447 7565 | website www.getsmarter.co.za..
Zee Fakier - Zee is a communications specialist with an erudite swagger. His professional career in media communications has seen him in all media platforms including radio and online.
Zibusiso Mkhwanazi - Zibusiso Mkhwanazi (Twitter @ZibusisoSays) is a multi-award winning South African digital entrepreneur, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and the Founder/CEO of AVATAR. He serves on the boards of the National Economic Education Trust and is the chairman of The Red Quarter brand agency..
Zimkhitha Mqutheni - Zimkhitha Mqutheni is the MD of Ukhanyiso Communications, a communications agency that focuses on assisting clients with cutting edge communications solutions and developing internal and external communication strategies and plans. Follow @ZimkhithaM on Twitter..