Managing Director at Dial a Nerd.
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.
Abigail Munroe is a freelance writer and editor, who graduated with a degree in Print Journalism, Media Studies and Anthropology from UCT. She has written for Women's Health magazine and currently freelances for TextBOX Conceptual Services, a Cape Town based agency that specialises in writing, editing and PR services for SMMEs.
Adam Hunter is Group Communications Manager for South Africa's largest workspace specialist firm. The company comprises of more than 100 employees and has offices across the country, positioning them as the industry leaders.
Adam Weber is Executive Creative Director, Joe Public..
Adelaide Potgieter is the founder of Cape Town based creative agency, Mad Advertising. Known for achieving the impossible, Adelaide lives the philosophy of "what we dream we can create".
|Adene van der Walt|
Adene van der Walt is executive strategy director of agency Ireland Davenport..
Currently the Director of Dragonfly Marketing and Dragonfly Digital. With a background in Engineering, he offers a unique insight and expertise to the marketing and digital marketing worlds..
Service Line and Capability Lead at Avanade.
Adrian Burger is the creative director of Blink Tower, the South African -based global provider of animated explainer videos that counts companies and organisations such as Vodacom, Sanlam, Afrihost and the Shuttleworth Foundation among its clients. He uses the medium of animated explainer videos, combining hand drawn animation, classic narrative structures, and professional voice-overs to deliver a simple, memorable message that illustrates the human value of a specific product or service..
In 2004 Adrian Hewlett founded The Habari Group, a media and marketing communications company. The company was the partner to MSN in Africa for seven years and then went on to launch the commercial operations for Facebook in Africa in 2010, while counting the likes of the BBC and LinkedIn amongst its partners..
Adrian Morris studied architecture at Wits, graduating in 2000, and then studied strategic brand communication at Vega, giving him the benefit of understanding design and architecture and its close affiliation to brand strategy. He worked at Old Mutual Properties Development division from 2001 to 2004 before becoming a partner at DZMSpace in 2004.
|Adriana de Kock|
Adriana is a project manager at translation and language services agency, Linda Botha Language Solutions (Pty) Ltd (lbls). With studies in journalism, drama, French and English, Adriana has a passion for language and aims to be one of the youngest editors ever to head up a South African national magazine.
Ahmed Bulbulia is a marketing professional with 5 years experience within the industry. He is motivated by an insatiable curiosity and has worked with multiple local and international brands..
Print is my first love, but I'm open to digital.Keepin' it current..
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 .
Content Strategist at Yellowwood.
Dad, African, Mobile Evangelist, Business Manager @alwaysactive, Grommet Surfer, Newbie Runner, Durban Lifestyle Lover..
Alasdair and his team are responsible for the sales and marketing of various Out Of Home (OOH) products across 13 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as working closely with Ad Agencies and clients in developing viable and successful OOH advertising campaigns..
Alayne Reesberg is the CEO of Cape Town Design, NPC - the implementing agency for the World Design Capital 2014. Reesberg followed a career in diplomacy and after a Master's degree in Communication studies, moved into management consulting.
|Albert van Jaarsveld|
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation..
Alesia Hsiao is a social media writer who has published numerous articles throughout the web. Find out more about her on LinkedIn.
Alun Davies is the Creative Director of Saints Branding, a full service branding agency with clients that span the health, construction, FMCG and finance industries..
A trucking scribe who works nights at The Witness and days on the road..
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.
Amanda James is a UI Design Lead at CREACHA - a full service Agency, where, with the rest of the CREACHAs, they have embarked on a journey to creatively change the world..
Amanda is the founder of Writers Write. She creates business and creative writing courses.
Amanda is Head of Social Media at NATIVE VML and a regular commentator on the digital landscape in South Africa. She previously established the Social@Ogilvy practice within Ogilvy Johannesburg.
Client Services Director at Ask Afrika.
Amr Shady is the founder and executive chairman of TA telecom, an award-winning company that builds mobile content platforms and analytic tools. The company is now recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
I am brand sales manager at WD South Africa. WD, a Western Digital company, is a long time innovator and storage industry leader.
Andile Qokweni is Business Unit Head at Carat, Carat, one of the world's leading independent media planning & buying agencies and a market-leader in digital and non-traditional media solutions..
Andre Fourie has worked in the field of public relations and strategic communications for the past ten years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors. He is currently Strategic Communications Director at marcusbrewster. www.marcusbrewster.com (021) 424 0470.
As CEO of 25AM, Andre Steenekamp leads the company's expansion in South Africa's fast-growing digital marketing and advertising space. His 25-year career has seen him work in a range of sales, marketing and management positions for leading traditional and digital publishers and agencies.
Andrea is the link between brand and brain, and the curiosity behind insights and ideas. With a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree majoring in Law and Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Advertising Communications, she's brought many ideas to life for clients in the financial services, youth marketing, telecommunications and FMCG sectors..
Digital Marketing "veteran" specialising in training, mentoring, coaching, digital strategy and PPC.
Andrew is the CEO of Smoke Customer Care Solutions (South Africa) and part of the solutions team helping to take the company's voice of the customer technology - Eyerys - to all corners of the globe. Great customer service is Andrew Cook's mission in life.
Director and Co-Founder at Whysatisfy.
Andrew Griffith is the product manager: office products at Konica Minolta South Africa.
Andrew Kramer is vice president of sales at Mxit South Africa, having joined the Johannesburg sales team in October 2012. Mxit is a home-grown mobile social network with 4.9 million monthly active users.
Chief Digital Evangelist at New Media Publishing.
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Creative Typhoon of Raw Energy, capable of performing fantastic feats of agility and stregth.Dextrous and nimble, quick of mind and fleet of foot. Love doing amazing things with amazing brands..
Andrzej Suski is head of media solutions, Millward Brown, Africa & Middle East. He heads up the Media Solutions practice at Millward Brown in Africa and the Middle East and his role focuses on helping clients optimise their communications budget allocation, calculate and maximise ROI both across and within channels, for both traditional and new media..
MD of Vespa SA.
Co-Founder and CEO of Capillary Technologies. A visionary who believes that advances in technology can lead to significant advances in business value and ROI, Aneesh leads the Capillary team and works with enterprise customers to help them put the right communications for the right products into the hands of the right customers at the right time.
Angelique Robbertse is Job Mail Product and Marketing Manager at Job Mail..
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..
A former CEO of Grey South Africa and President/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is now the Africa Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specializing in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimization of B2B relationships. She also conducts workshops on Thought Leadership.
Born in Poland, Anna Malczyk swapped an icy future for one in sunny South Africa. Fast forward to 2012 and that move has paid off: Anna is the latest addition to the Cape Town Quirk Education team (www.quirk.biz/courses/home) as a knowledge officer.
Facilitates courses for Writers Write.
Antoinette Muller is a freelance writer and content strategist. She writes regularly about sport for the Daily Maverick and was named SAB Sports New Reporter of the year in 2014.
Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200..
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 heads Interbrand Sampson's design team as creative director, driving the creative team from initial inspiration to conceptualisation and finally to creative execution with a highly experienced eye for superb brand development. Anton has developed brand identities for numerous companies within the fast developing African countries ranging from telecommunications, banking, petroleum, airlines and beverages amongst others.
Anton Ressel is an experienced business development consultant, mentor and SME specialist. He is the Senior consultant at ED and CSI specialist agency Fetola (www.fetola.co.za ), a winning mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.
Channel Director at Phoenix Software.
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..
Arno Kemp has spent more than fifteen years in human capital management and employee development roles across varied industries, including hospitality, banking and academia. Arno is an expert in the fields of adult learning, employee and management development, and human resources management global best practice, he also holds an MSc in Training and Human Resource Management from Leicester University in the United Kingdom..
Athar Naser is head of Juice Content. He is responsible for content strategy and content marketing across the group as well as for department clients.
Public Relations at Student.
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 - Creative Director at I Create We Create Education Development Agency. A maverick education company that facilitates entrepreneurial education and career development for youth in creative careers beyond the limitations of formal academic studies. www.icreatewecreate.co.za ICWC: Business of Creativity is the largest youth conference in Africa along with quarterly discipline specific Business Of: Music, Fashion and Brand.
A key part of the Ogilvy & Mather South Africa team from January 2014, Ben is responsible for leading Ogilvy's digital portfolio of businesses comprising more than 200 people. This portfolio comprises OgilvyOne - Ogilvy's digital customer engagement specialist, Gloo South Africa's leading digital design agency, Gloo@Ogilvy - a full service creative digital agency formed from the merger of Gloo and OgilvyOne in Johannesburg, Neo - Ogilvy's digital media and performance marketing business and Strike Media - a leading mobile agency..
Ben Wagner is Head and Chief Marketing Warrior of NATIVE VML. 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 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.
Betsy Zikakis is vice-president of marketing, responsible for global marketing strategy and execution, at Certain Inc., a provider of event management technology for the global meetings and events industry..
A professional juggler with an art directing profession in one hand and a love for writing and telling stories. Email: .
Bongani Mahlangu is a Communications Professional with more than eight years in the field, working for different sectors. He currently holds a National Diploma in Public Relations Management from Vaal University of Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from IMM Graduate School of Marketing.
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.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with major marketing. He writes for several sites online such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net.
Portfolio Director with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.
Bradley Maseko (@brandedyouthsa) is the Founder and Youth Marketing Strategist at BrandedYouth. A Johannesburg based youth marketing agency which facilitates relationships between brands and the youth market.
Brandon is a Director at Neural Sense - a South African Neuromarketing research company. Hailing from the technology industry, Brandon has a keen interest in technology.
Been involved with Media and Marketing for 14 years. I understand the creative process and how it should tie into business objectives.
As Media and Marketing Editor at Independent Media, Brendan Seery has been in the news business for most of his life, covering coups wars, famines - and some funny stories - across Africa. Brendan Seery's Orchids and Onions column runs each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town.
Brendon Williamson is general manager of business development at PayGate, which is an international payment gateway that simplifies payments for online retailers, which can be a very complex part of running a business..
Brent is senior product manager at Riverbed Technology. Brent joined Riverbed Technology early in 2012 following a career in IT & Communications spanning over 30 years..
Brett Bowes is the managing director at TerraNova. He has a long history of strategic marketing and brand communications management in multinational companies.
Creative Director at FedGroup.
Brett Horn is a qualified Industrial Designer who, after spending 5 years in design and marketing companies joined Barrows in 2002. Barrows is a Durban based retail marketing solutions company with a footprint in New York, London, Singapore and Sao Paulo. Brett has been intimately involved with the development of hundreds of brands at retail and has spent 6 months embedded in Coca-Cola's Global Design team developing global design strategy and brand guidelines..
Brett Kaplan became MD of Clothing and General Merchandise business in July 2013 after joining Woolworths in 1978 as a trainee manager and starting retail life in Adderly Street. Over the years he held various merchandising and buying management positions throughout the Clothing & GM Business Three years ago Brett was promoted to divisional director of Clothing and GM. In 2010 he joined EXCO as director of Clothing and GM Buying reporting to CEO Ian Moir.
Brett Morris is the CEO of FCB South Africa.
Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..
|Brian Tebogo Mashego|
Hailing from a village called Mphanama in Limpopo, grew up in the streets of Atteridgeville in Pretoria, and a resident of Johannesburg since his enrolment at Wits University. Brian Tebogo Mashego is currently working at e.tv as a Media Analyst..
|Bridget von Holdt|
Bridget von Holdt is managing director of Glasshouse Communication Management and a stalwart of the PR Industry in South Africa..
I am an Industrial Design graduate and received my diploma in 2012 from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, CPUT, in Cape Town. I currently specialise in Social Media and Digital marketing and includes Content Marketing and Design.
In her role as MediaCom South Africa MD, Britta Reid has been responsible for the operations of the agency including executive oversight on buying..
Bronwen Auret is Head of Digital Operations at MetropolitanRepublic..
|Bruce von Maltitz|
Bruce von Maltitz is currently the MD of 1Stream, a cloud-based contact centre technology provider. He has over 20 years experience in the service industry focusing specifically on contact centres for the last twelve.
Currently the Owner & Brand Consultant at Bryan Nkosinathi Knowledge (Pty) Ltd, a brand building company. I am a brand and business enthusiast with experience since 2003.
|Candace (McDonald) Bosch|
Candace McDonald has her Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is a Case Management Officer at CCMA.
My passion is all things mobile :-) First Certified Mobile Marketer in SA, Chairman Emeritus of MMA of SA and runs an award winning mobile marketing consultancy called Mobitainment..
Candice Winterboer is the owner of Alfalfa Content Generator, a company that specialises in online content for businesses and agencies - ranging from blog posts, newsletters and website content to social media updates. Working as head of social media for an agency, she then saw a gap in the market for an outsourced, online copywriting service and jumped at the chance of opening her own copywriting business.
|Carey van Vlaanderen|
Carey van Vlaanderen is CEO of ESET Southern Africa. ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers and is dedicated to delivering instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats..
|Cari Van Wyk|
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
I believe in idea-driven, stylish and sustainable design..
Carolyn Cramer heads up Coz it counts, a boutique PR agency which focuses on telling the stories of South African NGOs. Coz it counts clients include Afrika Tikkun, WWF, the conservation organisation, and Relate Bracelets.
|Caron de Fortier|
Caron de Fortier is the HP Printers and Supplies Business Unit Manager at DCC..
Catherine is a search engine optimisation (SEO) specialist, digital strategist and web copywriter. She is a co-founder of Black Mountain www.black-mountain.co.za, and has over 12 years experience in paid and organic search marketing.
Catherine Milward-Bridges is a passionate communication specialist and founder of simplyput.co.za. Catherine guides her clients in taking their engagement efforts from good to great; and helps them optimise social media with strategic know-how..
Completed an undergraduate degree in marketing communications and a post-graduate honours degree in Strategic communication at the University of Johannesburg. Recipient of the Ogilvy Graduate Programme initiative in 2014 and is now a junior planner and Information manager at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg..
Passionate about people and insight, Cécile joined Added Value in 2002..
Cécile Missildine has more than 20 years of communications experience working for global brands in the United States and in EMEA, focusing on technology and innovation-driven companies such as IBM, Skype, PayPal, SanDisk, AMD and Philips. As executive vice president and regional director EMEA, she looks after Text100's operations and key clients in Europe, Middle-East and Africa..
As 25AM's digital media director, Chanel MacKay translates clients' marketing needs and objectives into effective media strategies and campaigns. Mackay, who joined 25AM in 2007, has more than a decade of international media experience across a wide range of markets.
Chantel has been providing business-consulting services for over 20 years across multiple industries. She had led large customer experience transformation projects in financial services over the last 8 years.
MD MB AME at Millward Brown.
Director of Client Services at Pure Publishing & Design.
Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client’s blog or website..
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.
CEO at Rogerwilco.
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 is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others. She works as a marketing consultant and provides copywriting, SEO, graphic design and Joomla! website services..
Chirag Shivalker is a Head of Content Management Team at Hi-Tech ITO, one of the leading software development and outsourcing firms in India..
Chris Anderson is a Copywriter at CREACHA - a full service Agency, where, with the rest of the CREACHAs, they have embarked on a journey to creatively change the world..
Having joined the ad industry in London, Chris Brewer spent most of his career in media analysis and planning - but has performed just about every advertising task from Creative to Research. He's an honorary lifetime member of the Advertising Media Association and regularly advises agencies and clients regarding their media plan costs and strategies. He is also often asked to talk at industry functions. Email: .
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 Hitchings is chief executive officer of DStv Media Sales..
Chris graduated top of his class with an Honours Degree in Marketing Communications (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg. With advertising agency experience in Strategic Brand Communication together with business development and growth, Chris has crafted and developed strategic guidelines implemented by clients such as Continental Tyres, Conti Partner, De Beers, Kreepy Krauly and Wits University to name but a few..
Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was 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.
Chris Roper is a Senior ICFJ Knight Fellow, and the data editor for ICFJ's Code for Africa (CfAfrica) data journalism initiative in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Roper most recently held the position of Editor-in-Chief at South Africa's Mail & Guardian.
My expertise lies in brand development and design, from strategy to the implementation of both graphic and environmental design.Having spent most of my working years in the design and branding industry, I have extensive knowledge of the industry as well as experience in the production field (managing the process from design to product completion)..
|Christophe van Zyl|
Christophe van Zyl is a dynamic, business-minded attorney who joined Von Seidels in 2013 after spending eight years at a large IP law firm in Pretoria. Christophe has expertise in the registration of trademarks, strategic branding advice, copyright law, domain name registrations and disputes, company name objections, advertising and marketing law, advice on regulatory aspects of IP including packaging and labelling requirements for foodstuffs and other products, commercial aspects of IP, anti-counterfeiting, dispute resolution and litigation..
Chris is a brand strategist and communications consultant whose experience lies predominantly in EM (emerging market) brand building. After seven years at the helm of his own brand consultancy based in Cape Town, Chris joined the Brand Union team in early 2014.
Christopher Smith is MD of Sha-Izwe Communications, a media relations and social media marketing company. He has been in the industry for 7 years working on projects in theconsumer, environmental, automotive and financial sectors.
Content Marketing professional based in Cape Town. Her professional passion lies within visual storytelling, creative thinking and all things digital.
Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa.
Audience Insights Specialist for a multi media organisation.
Claudio is a copywriter with work experience relating specifically to commercial literacy-as a copywriter with years of experience in writing copy for many public relations companies and various brands, his skill-set is poised to contribute greatly to public relations companies or advertising agencies in which his specialised sense of accuracy and efficacy for copy must be an asset. His area of expertise lies primarily in copywriting-especially in press releases - and corporate copy editing, proofreading.
Well versed in leveraging information into insights, opportunities and ideas to help build strong brands. As a master of the brand building discipline, I have both the the experience and people skills to help earn me the position of 'trusted advisor' among both clients and staff. Specialties: Brand and Communication Strategy.
Clive Vanderwagen is the Head of Client Strategy at Caxton Magazines. He recently completed his Master's degree at Wits University, focussing on magazine journalism and has worked in magazines for the bulk of his career, working as Creative Strategy Director, Editor and Writer..
Having worked her way through various jobs and gained invaluable experience, Cole Rautenbach decided that she was better suited to being her own boss. Now she takes on numerous writing projects across industry lines.
Colin Morris is a Creative Director, Content-creator and Brand Strategist. Working across Africa as The Creative Pitch Doctor he is passionate about training Agencies and Brands on How to Win-then Keep Business.
Managing a network of freelance creative professionals to provide high value and affordable alternative to mainstream marketing and advertising agencies..
Conrad Travis David is the Founder and CEO of Hashtag South Africa, a Social Media Agency that specializes in Social Media Management, Consulting and Analytics. Hashtag South Africa was created out of the National Development Plan 2030 of South Africa based on the growing need to expand the awareness of South African products and services to the world.
Digital Strategist for Havas Village South Africa.
Craig Howes lives in Cape Town, South Africa and is a social media expert who has consulted on and managed some of South Africa's best brands on social media..
Craig Kolb owns AcentricTM Marketing Research. AcentricTM conducts marketing research in the areas of new-product research, brand equity, customer satisfaction/loyalty, employee engagement, stakeholder satisfaction and public opinion.
Craig Lowe is founder and managing director of execMobile. Lowe left BT Global Services to start execMobile, introducing innovative roaming voice and data solutions into the South African market.
Craig Page-Lee, is managing director of Posterscope SA, an Out-of-Home communications agency. He is an architect and retail designer by qualification.
Digital Manager at Channel Mobile, devising strategies, improving usability, design and content is all in a day's work. I also ensure management of the various digital platforms and responsible for Channel Mobile's online reputation. Social Media SEO Mobile Marketing Content Marketing Blog Event and charity sponsorship's.
Interested in Digital Marketing Strategy..
Craig Utermark is CEO of Atmosphere Orange, a digital agency that provides holistic solutions to media that are driven by data and programmatic technology..
Damon went to New Zealand to work with his old partner Shane Bradnick and make some secret creative sauce. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, and before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.
Dan is the head of video for News24 and is responsible for management of the News24 live studio and all of News24's video content. Dan has been a multimedia journalist for five years..
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
Danie Strachan is partner at Adams & Adams..
As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 and 2014 on Bizcommunity.com. Email: .
Daniel Marcus, is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Magnetic, a cloud-based small business management tool that streamlines the day-to-day administrative functions needed to maintain steady growth in a small business. Additionally, Daniel also manages and co-own Living Your Brand, one of South Africa's leading events and conference agencies, which counts Bentley SA, FNB Wealth, Nedbank Capital, Sanlam Investment Management, Vodacom and Standard Bank among its client list.
Daniel Munslow is a Principle Consultant at VMA Group and Director of Munslow Corporate Communications. He has 12 years' experience in business communications and consulting, and has worked across multiple industries in numerous African countries..
Dan is the founder and creative director of Society, one of the fastest growing social media and content agencies in South Africa (and part of the King James Group). Since moving to Cape Town from London in 2004 he has worked on award winning social media and PR campaigns for the likes of kulula.com, Santam, Johnnie Walker and Steri Stumpie among others.
Head of Search at Mark 1, Dan began his career in Project Management but soon after graduating from CPUT with a Bachelor of Technology, he discovered that writing was a passion. A preoccupation with branding, writing and consumer psychology have given him an edge in Search Marketing, where he focuses on producing performance-driven ad copy..
Digital Strategist at NATIVE.
Danny Groner is the manager of blogger partnerships and outreach for Shutterstock..
Daphne Stanford is a writer of many things: poetry, creative nonfiction, and songs for vox & piano. On her off time, she writes, hikes, sings, and reads poems over the FM airwaves at Radio Boise.
Daphney Mngomeni is a media developer and communication specialist who works for Flow Communications, one of the country's top digital and communications companies. Follow her on Twitter: @Nomagugz.
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..
As general manager of Sage Pastel Accounting, Daryl Blundell helps to oversee the growth of the business and the development of business solutions that help SMEs to grow and succeed. He brings to his role 20 years of experience in a range of sales, business development and management positions with organisations such as Ariel Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Systemsfusion, Burlington Air Express, and Xerox..
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..
A leading Blue Chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country. Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook..
Digital Head at Net#work BBDO.
David Barnard is Country Manager for Exponential in South Africa where he has overall responsibility for the growth, performance and operations of four divisions - Tribal Fusion, AdoTube, Appsnack and Firefly Video - within the region. David joined the company in 2010 as national sales manager for Tribal Fusion where he was instrumental in launching Tribal Fusion's digital offer to the market and establishing and developing key partnerships with leading agencies and brands.
David Blyth is CEO at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Doty leads IAB efforts in advancing branding in digital, research and measurement, agency outreach and new ad products, marketing and communications, and international relations with 42 IAB licensees across the globe..
David Hochner has been CEO of SatLink Communications since 1995, joining SatLink from Scientific Atlanta after running its Israeli branch. He joined in 1989, assisting with the implementation of Israel's cable infrastructure.
David Ross is the Director of the South African manufacturer of display technologies, PVision. Focussed on the commercial market, the group equips business with locally manufactured products which include commercial displays, lite commercial displays, nano displays, touchscreen technology, mounting solutions and back end architecture..
David Smythe is strategy director of FCB Cape Town..
Dawie Botes is a Senior Systems Analyst at Digiata Technology Services..
Dawn Rowlands is the of CEO Dentsu Aegis Network SSA. 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.
Account Manager at Stone Soup - I specialise in PR for the media industry. Stone Soup is of the Iconic Group that publishes The Media Magazine and The Media Online..
Managing Director of Information Technology (IT) consultancy ModernBusiness.
Dean Oelschig is the founder of Halo, an indie communication design agency that creates ideas for business growth. Halo is setting out to make below-the-line sexy again.
Deborah Usher is Media Director at The MediaShop.
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.
Deseré Orrill is a co-founder of the Ole! Media Group and is currently the group CMO as well as managing director of MobiMedia, a mobile engagement company within the group, and HoneyKome, the strategic digital consulting arm of OMG. She is intrigued by the way in which digital communication is redefining the relationship between brand and consumer, and how mobile in particular has become the catalyst for changing the traditional marketing monologue into a conversation..
Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner of digital, web PR and social media agency - Gullan&Gullan..
As managing director of Red & Yellow, Diane Charton steers the strategic direction of the business. She strives to empower and educate the SA marketing communications industry through a myriad of traditional and digital educational platforms.
Dina Saffer-Myers is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South Africa and sub Saharan Africa. Dina has 12 years successful business and leadership experience in one of the world's top companies, Procter & Gamble.
Dina Saffer-Myers is Co-Founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Dina has 12 years successful business and leadership experience in one of the world's top companies, Procter & Gamble.
Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.
|Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg|
Dion Chang (@dionchang) is the founder of Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and visionary.
Specialises in the application of semiotics and cultural intelligence in the branding and marketing industry..
Dmitry Shishkin is currently responsible for modernising BBC's digital offering for Africa, launching the Africa edition of bbc.com and bbc.com/news, as well as working with technical start-ups on the continent to find new ways of connecting with African audiences through digital platforms..
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..
Humorous, witty and with a constant smile, the only way to work is to do it right, with positive energy and love for life. Social Media Strategist at NATIVE VML.
|Doug de Villiers|
Doug de Villiers is the Group CEO, Interbrand Sampson De Villiers..
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 is a professional speaker and author of the books 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.
|Dr Carla Enslin|
Dr Carla Enslin is one of the founding members of Vega School of Brand Leadership. She is Academic Head at The Independent Institute of Education's Vega School of Brand Leadership, a Teaching Fellow at UCT's Graduate School of Business, and deputy chair of the Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA)..
|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).
|Dr. Ludi Koekemoer|
Dr Ludi Koekemoer is CEO of AAA School of Advertising and a seasoned academic and consultant in advertising, marketing and brand management. He is also a visiting professor of advertising at the University of North Carolina and California State University, USA, and professor of marketing at UJ and the University of Pretoria.
I am a Digital Media specialist with experience in many facets of the industry. I'm a editorial contributor, new business developer, digital entrepreneur and sales specialist with more than 10 years sales management experience.
Duaan is currently the Marketing Manager at Field Office, a software development company known for its sales management app, Honeybee. Duaan finished his Bachelor and Honours degrees of commerce at Stellenbosch University, after which he went to China to study a Master degree in Economics at Hunan University.
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.
Dr. Dunja Kartte, PhD (Economics) works for MAC Consulting - a multi-disciplined, dynamic and innovative and South African management consultancy.
Even the person who can sell ice to Eskimos needs have a way of letting the world know. Words.
Dylan Kohlstädt is the marketing director of shift ONE digital with extensive local and international experience (South Africa, UK and Australia), and has managed global and national brands. She has over ten years marketing management experience in various industries plus six years hands-on experience in online marketing involving web, mobile, SEO, CRM and social marketing.
Dylan Laubscher, Founder and Managing Director, DIMA, has worked in through-the-line advertising as well as strategy based in-store and digital marketing with Unilever, P&G, GSK, Coca Cola, Spar group, Mondelez, BDF, Distell and Tiger brands at companies like TBWA; FCB and Barrows. Dylan Leads the DIMA team to create unique contextual design 'ideations' and solutions..
Ed Herbst is an author and a prize-winning reporter. He worked for SABC television news for 28 years but left in 2005 without other employment in prospect because of the pervasive news and other corruption at all levels of the corporation.
Eden has been with Added Value for over nine years and consulted across many categories from financial services to alcoholic drinks and for some of South Africa's most recognisable brands..
Managing Director of Blink Tower.
Strategist at Yellowood Future Architects.
MD of Mediamark.
Co-founder of Entrepreneur Traction, an established and growing network of tech entrepreneurs, seeking to drive collaborations and partnerships among local tech start-ups. With a vision to build the next generation of technology companies in South Africa..
|Erik de Jager|
A graduate of Pretoria Film School, Erik has amassed a wealth of television and related production experience, receiving several local and international nominations and awards along the way, including from Vuka's, NNTV and Avantis to nominations at the London International Awards as well as the coveted Cannes Lion's..
|Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs|
Erik and Neil are the 'old folk' of marketing, with a mountain of experience between them. They love watching brands grow, have seen brands die and have consulted with nearly every major brand in SA at some stage.
Estee Cockcroft is Business Unit Manager at Boomtown..
Estiaan Robbetze has a passion for marketing and media and has nine years experience in the media industry. With a BA in Corporate Communication, he plunged into the media industry in 2006.
Eugene has written about travel, leisure, food, wine, marketing, media, television, film, music, theatre, personal development, books, and more for over 50 different websites, newspapers, and magazines. He also helps individuals and companies in the hospitality industry build stronger brands through effective content marketing. Follow @eugeneyiga on Twitter or email to say, um, hello..
Eyabo is integral to the commercial success of Shazam in key European markets such as France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Now, her expertise will become streamlined in 2015 as she takes on her new role as Regional Commercial Head DACH & Africa..
Farren Roper is the Central Marketing Organisation (CMO) lead for Microsoft South Africa heading up marketing and branding for the local subsidiary. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology. Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..
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 wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2008 he moved to a different universe co-founding OwenKessel and then merging with international network Leo Burnett.
After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a BComm (and an appreciation for good wine), Ferdie travelled extensively before working in a corporate environment. He then responded to his unquenchable entrepreneurial desire and love of technology by starting an online marketing company from home.
Creative Director at GREY jhb.
|Francois du Preez|
Digital Creative Director at Grey.
|Francois van Dyk|
Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico, the Brand Intelligence research company. He is part of the management team that has seen Ornico expand across Africa, currently with data resources in 14 countries and employing more than 100 media enthusiasts.
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.
|Gaby de Abreu|
Gaby de Abreu is creative director at Switch Brand Communication..
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.
Works closely together with Brian Webber handling commercial and corporate work for clients ranging from private individuals and small business to large companies, including listed companies and international corporations. His position involves the attendance of consultations and negotiations for the purpose of structuring business deals..
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.
Gareth Slaven is CEO of Ensight, a marketing automation platform that delivers relevant, personalised communications, on the platforms and devices your audiences prefer. Twitter: @gthinking0.
Garren Coetzee is the head strategist at digital marketing agency, Flume www.flume.co.za. Flume's focus is to bring business to their client's business by creating brand awareness, building brand reputation and making sure that the funnel and mechanism is optimised for results.
MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..
Gary Bryant is Managing Director at The Brand Union. The agency, part of WPP Group since 1986, is a global brand agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, design, interaction, brand management and employee engagement..
Gary Hadfield joined the team at Loot.co.za as CEO in January 2011. Hadfield has been in the one-to-one industry for the duration of his career, nine years of which he spent in the mail order industry, and 13 years in the e-Commerce environment..
|Gary van Zyl|
I began my career in 1998 having qualified with my National Diploma in Graphic Design at Technikon Natal in Durban. Over a 16 consecutive year stretch I have worked in Agencies, starting as a Junior Designer to Senior Designer to Art Director, in Durban and Johannesburg on clients ranging from the smallest SMEs to large Corporates.
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.
A natural-born entrepreneur, George is as fervent about IT as he is about affordable communications services and business integrity. He is driven by a burning ambition to see the promise of cloud computing translated into tangible business benefits, and to providing fellow entrepreneurs with better alternatives to the services of South Africa's landline telecoms incumbent.
CEO of at Logikal Consulting.
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.
Germarie Bruwer is an interior designer turned DIY fanatic and writer. She is the creator of the award winning blog, Homeology.co.za that focusses on inspiring DIY, styling and interior design projects.
Elingo (Pty) Ltd is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) business, focused on connecting people with people. We are a well-established Johannesburg, South African based ICT company partnering with our customers to deliver the best possible solution and service..
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.
Chief Executive at Brand Alive, President of the Advertising Benevolent Fund of South Africa.
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.
|Gisèle Wertheim Aymés|
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.
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.
Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..
Creative Director at GREY Johannesburg.
A Consumer Researcher and Brand Strategist with a special focus on the Middle East and Africa. Diverse sector expertise covers: packaged goods, food & beverages, financial services, retail, healthcare, automotive and telecoms.
Gordon's passion and driving force is in Internet technology, building brands and bringing new ideas to the web and has recently launched a live web streaming service. www.epnet.co.za.
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 Geldenhuys heads up the Social Media & Insights division of 25AM, a strategic digital consultancy and Salesforce Marketing Cloud Authorised Reseller. He is responsible for developing social media strategies and facilitating the licensing of Salesforce Marketing Cloud to companies in South Africa..
Grace Belger runs the Meropa media training division and has conducted media training and crisis communication workshops for over 100 clients who have ranged from multi-nationals, listed entities, government entities, a rock band and a Kgosi..
Graeme is Group Head of Organic Search at Quirk and manages the SEO teams across the Quirk group. Graeme is passionate about all things related to digital marketing but is especially interested in SEO and the changing landscape of Search Engine Marketing.
Graeme has been in the software and telecommunications industry for more than a decade, in various roles concentrating in sales and business development - notably at MTN Business, Verizon and SEACOM. His successful track record of delivering growth and innovation in close alignment with customers' business requirements has earned him a reputation as results-orientated professional.
Graham has spent 19-years in the advertising business in a career that has spanned Asia and Africa. He has worked across multiple business sectors, worked with local and multinational companies on some of the world's most recognised brands..
Graham Deneys is the Strategy Director at Carat in Cape Town..
Grant Bushby has been in the marketing and PR business for over 25 years. After graduating from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, he worked at the SABC for a number of years, starting off as a news writer for (then) Radio 5 and Radio Highveld.
Master trainer and coach, Avocado Vision.
Grant Shippey is the CEO and Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg. Grant has incubated and launched a number of digital initiatives.
Greg Forbes is the managing director and founder of Lion's Wing Brand Communications (www.lionswing.co.za). His experience includes almost every industry within the broader marketing and communications sector, from public affairs, investor relations and journalism, to media relations, digital communications, media strategy and advertising.
Gregory McFarlane is the man behind creative agency, Where is my Horse? (WIMH) Rooted in branding and design, simply put, McFarlane specialises in the delivery of solutions to brand problems. He effectively offers up a space, within WIMH, where brands are sacrosanct and nurtured, where client and agency are encouraged to enjoy the journey along the multi channelled, ever changing media super highway, where honesty and integrity is paramount and results, the pinnacle of success..
Greg Wright heads up Cavalry Media, a digital design, development and marketing agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
After several years of working, racking up experience in government communications, promotions, television broadcasting, PR and experiential marketing, I'd like to think of myself as standing for individualism, big thinking, and clever solutions. Naturally, I'm always looking to work with people who have the same ideals.
Gustav Goosen is the CEO of The SpaceStation digital media sales company. The SpaceStation is a partnership between 24.com and DStv Media Sales, both members of the Naspers group.
Gwen is the only Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in Botswana, a member of SAFREA and SASJA, a sub-editor for BizCommunity and the author of a book on conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media.
CEO at Best Marketing International.
Hannah Connor is a marketing strategist for the Vouchercloud.net coupon site. Hannah has experience in developing content, social media strategies and promotions globally.
Hansie Smit is a self-employed writer who answers to no one (except his clients). He spends a lot of time in coffee shops tapping into free wi-fi making sure he buys a bran muffin every time to ease the inevitable guilt he feels getting something for free.
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.
Harry Welby-Cooke is a leading business and executive coach and South Africa's master licensee for global franchise company ActionCOACH. For more information visit www.actioncoachsa.co.za.
Heidi Brauer is the chief marketing officer of Hollard Insurance.
Heidi Myers heads up marketing and communications for Meltwater across Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She was formerly managing director of Meltwater San Francisco and opened the Meltwater Wales office as managing director.
Helen McIntee, well-known and respected African marketing personality, is qualified with BA, MBA and CPM degrees, is a published author - including academic textbooks and publication articles - and a lecturer and keynote speaker. She is also the President of the African Marketing Confederation (AMC) and a director of the Institute of Marketing Management..
Henk Pretorius is the co-founder and CEO of Columinate. He is a marketing researcher and registered research psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
Henk Swanepoel, CEO, MeMe Mobile..
|Henrie Geyser: motoring editor|
Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years.
I am an author, a copywriter, and a journalist. That means I author books, produce compelling copy for ad agencies and websites, or write research based journalistic articles.
Hilton Rose is Director of 'Your Brand Agency', a fully integrated brand design and digital communications agency. Contact details: website www.yourbrandagency.co.za | email | Twitter @hiltonrose1 | LinkedIn.
A passion to utilise my experience in advertising, marketing and public relations, to make a positive contribution to the communications industry in South Africa, gets me up in the morning..
Honore Gasa, Customer Insights Director and General Manager Cape Town.
Howard is Head of Marketing and International at wiGroup. He has 15 years' experience in B2B and B2C marketing and operations across a range of industry sectors from ICT (Logica - UK), to publishing and media (News Corporation - Australia) and mobile (wiGroup - South Africa).
Ian Drummond brings his passion for media and marketing to the task of leading Mediamark's growth beyond its roots in FM radio. While heading up the convergence division at Mediamark he was responsible for the creation and execution of multimedia solutions that drove growth for Mediamark and delivered exceptional business value to the company's clients..
Marketing Strategist & Account Manager at Pulling Rabbits.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a content creator and editor, currently travelling around Northern Italy. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.
|Ingrid von Stein|
Communications strategist and brand relevance revolutionary.
Ivan joined TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris as group managing director in January 2011 from Yellowwood - a TBWA\ South Africa subsidiary, where he held the position of group managing director. In 2012 he was appointed CEO TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris. Ivan has a Bachelor's of Commerce degree from Unisa.
Ivanna Granelli - a teacher by training - moved into the corporate world as an IT trainer at SAPPI and First Paper House between 1991 and 1993. She decided in 1994 to create a business that combined her twin passions for education and technology and established Can!Do with the vision of helping companies to unlock the business value of their ERP systems through end-user training..
Jack Peterson is an expert on Wordpress and feels that the whole concept of blogging has only succeeded because of it. He likes writing articles about the various aspects of Wordpress so he can enlighten the world about them.
Jaco is an MA Information Science graduate who specialises in research, analytical framework development, and content analysis. His thesis was on Intellectual Capital measurement and he applies this to his framework developments as well as knowledge strategies.
|Jacques de Jager|
Information & communication manager at MobileData.
|Jacques du Preez|
Jacques du Preez is managing director of Provantage Media Group. He is the founder and a shareholder of the group, which is one of Southern Africa's leading out of home and transit media and marketing companies..
Jacques Oberholzer is the New Media Director at Now Boarding Brand Communication Agency. Jacques has worked on brands across the globe, from San Francisco to Zurich to Sydney, and has a passion for digital media..
Jacques Storm is a senior Learning Specialist at The Training Room Online (TTRO), an organisation that designs and develops technology-based solutions within various industries. Jacques specialises in Learning and Development solutions for the contact centre industry and has been implementing learning strategies for over 10 years..
Jacques Swanepoel is the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Label Mobile and the Managing Director of Cellfind - a member of Blue Label Mobile. His career started in the Information Technology industry in 1991 where he was exposed to diverse sectors such as Government, Health, Commerce, Medical Aid and Telecommunications. Jacques joined Blue Label Telecoms as the COO at Cellfind in July 2007.
|Jacques van den Bergh|
Effective social media monitoring and content generation expert with extensive experience in PR, social media, marketing strategy and outsourced marketing solutions..
|Jacques van Wyk|
COO of Ricoh SA.
Jacqui Maroun is Head of User Experience at NATIVE VML..
Jake has been in the industry for 13 lucky years and has worked across virtually all aspects of the advertising landscape, starting in client service, moving to copy and then art direction..
James Hurford International Professional Speaker Bestselling Author
James has over 25 years of experience working in top London Advertising Agencies. He's been a creative on accounts such as; British Airways, British Telecom, Barclays Wealth, Mercedes Benz and Shell.
James now brings his communication and selling skills to individuals and businesses in South Africa and around the world.
Call: (+27) 074 254 5811
James Maposa is the Account Director for Ipsos South Africa's Loyalty division. James has several years' experience within the market research and strategy consulting sectors.
CEO at CRS Technologies.
CEO & co-founder, Promise.
James, a self-styled business fanatic with a passion for technology and writing. Having spent many years working in the city James has recently moved to a more rural area of the UK and now focuses his efforts on writing and expanding for portfolio..
Owner at Sleet Consultancy - Marketing Solutions. Jan worked for blue chip companies in the UK for 15 years including British Airways, HSBC and BASF, and has a wide variety of experience in finance, customer relations and marketing. She has been in South Africa since 2006 working on consumer interaction enhancement primarily within the wine industry.
Jana Krige is the lead copywriter at Lima Bean - a Cape Town-based digital agency specialising in brand strategy, content marketing, web design and web development..
Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...
Janet Kinghorn is executive creative director at Brand Union Africa. Over the years she has worked on many of South Africa's most iconic brands like SAB, SAA, and Standard Bank, Johnson and Johnson, coca cola and Nike.
Jani Cronje is a Partner, Trade Mark Litigation Department at law firm Adams & Adams.
Janine Hills is founder and CEO of Vuma Reputation Management and a leader in the field of reputation management, specialising in building organisational reputation from the inside out. Hills and her team have earned the respect of top leaders in the private and public sectors with in-depth knowledge of the telecoms, financial services, mining, power generation, government, engineering and mobile technology sectors..
Janine Hollesen is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..
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 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.
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 Levin and Mokebe Thulo|
MD of HDI Youth Marketeers Jason Levin has been in the marketing industry for over 20 years. In April 2008 Levin took over as the new MD where he now spends his time understanding what makes young South Africans tick.
Social Media Manager at Boomtown.
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.
CEO of NATIVE VML.
On a mission to coin the phrase "ambidextrous thinking". Merging sensible ideas with creativity.
Jayson joined DRS in November 2012 after being in the vendor community for over 12 years. His experience and exposure to industry experts and global customers have allowed him the opportunity to get involved at the grass roots where it matters most..
Jed Hewson is a director at 1Stream (Pty) Ltd (www.1stream.co.za), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based contact centre technology in South Africa. He studied at York University and has spent the last 15 years in the IT industry.
Jeff Osborne heads up the Gumtree Automotive Team from their office in Johannesburg. Jeff has decades of experience in the motor industry and served as the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry for 13 years.
Jennifer Leppington-Clark is an Account Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa.
Jenny Reid is Managing Director of iFacts..
Jeremy Maggs is one of South Africa's most trusted journalists. He cut his teeth during the Apartheid era, working at a variety of independent media organisations.
Sales Manager at Database 360, a Cape Town-based strategic marketing consultancy specialising in lead generation and database profiling.
Journalist, blogger and editor, Digital strategist, social media trail blazer and public relations guru. Mother, wife and lover of chocolate, good coffee and Mixed Martial Arts.
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.
As head strategist at Crimson Room Communications, I have firsthand experience in developing highly integrated and cohesive campaigns across a variety of industry touch points - from PR to Experiential and Shopper Marketing sects. Overseeing an extensive list of key accounts with clients such as P&G Prestige, Edcon and Nestle; I have developed an acute understanding of trends, consumer patterns and behaviours, the economy of brands and the returns on effective brand strategies..
Producer at Studio Bolland. Jess is the self appointed mother hen, with 8+ years of industry experience creating, managing and producing.
Executive at at Experience iT.
Account Executive at Lion's Wing.
Jess is Retail Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Strategic Planning Director at Grey Africa.
BI Consultant at PBT.
CEO at BBC Global News Ltd.
Jimmy Tembo is the co-founder of Birdie Media, a marketing company that focuses on campaign marketing in the Mpumalanga area. At a personal level, he consults for franchises and non-franchise businesses.
|JJ van Niekerk|
National Brand Manager at Forever Friday.
Joachim Hambsch is the founder and co-owner of Freshtake Creative, a boutique visual creative studio, on the value and use of video in internal communications..
Joanna is MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa (http://ogilvy.co.za/about-us/ogilvy-pr/). She started her career at Microsoft SA before going on to London, where she worked at Schroders Investment Management.
Johan is an Anthropologist by education, but his career took him on a journey of being a passionate educator and mentor to many students in Business Studies and Visual Arts. He is a certified digital marketer and social media storyteller.
Johan Walters, Digital Marketing Specialist at 25AM, helps organisations to use data and analytics to track the performance of their online campaigns against their business objectives. Walters has over 14 years of experience in the digital and online market.
Johannesburg-based journalist & editor covering Southern Africa for NewsBizAfrica, the new pan-African business magazine.
Johanna McDowell counsels clients and agencies around expectations in the advertising, marketing process. She is CEO of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS), a division of black-owned marketing services group Mazole Holdings.
John Beale has, for the past year, held the position of Managing Director of MEC Nota Bene, a leading global communications strategy, planning and buying agency. Beale previously headed up strategy at Cerebra, is a recipient of an individual Bookmark Award for Social Media Marketer of the Year for 2012/13, and was an integral part of the team that garnered no less than three Pixel Awards and other accolades for stand-out digital and social media work for Vodacom..
John Bowles is the joint managing director of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB). With a combined newspaper print order of over 3.4 million copies freely distributed/sold across South Africa, and over 1.3 million copies distributed weekly across Southern Africa, NAB enables advertisers to communicate with the critical mass and economically active in Southern Africa..
Cooney's experience encompasses client service, agency and media management experience at some of South Africa's leading advertising agencies, including Ogilvy & Mather, TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Bates and Sonnenberg Murphy Leo Burnett. Cooney was schooled in Natal, has a Science Degree from UCT and studied Advertising & Marketing at Unisa. He has over 40 years of work experience, initially in finance and sales and then, for most of his working life, in the advertising, marketing and media industries..
John French is a communication strategist and communication skills coach with 20 years extensive experience in the communication training industry. John heads up Communication Guru, a communication skills training company operating both nationally and internationally.
John Harvey is Media Relations Consultant at Roger Wilco, an established, award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cape Town. He was weaned and came of age on a very unhealthy diet of newsprint and post-midnight deadlines - yet still comes back for more..
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.
Professor John Simpson is the director of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing and has headed up all the projects that the Institute has produced since it was established in 1998. He has previously headed up the School of Management Studies at UCT and was the Senior Deputy Dean of the Commerce Faculty for a number of years..
Johnny's role at TowerStone is to define clients' brand promise and find ways of helping leaders engage with employees in such a way that they are committed brand ambassadors..
Jonathan Curran is an author and founder of Promotivate Speakers Agency. He is regarded as an agent of choice by professionals in the speaker industry and an expert on motivational speakers.
Jonathan Deeb is executive creative director, FCB, Johannesburg. Follow @JonathanDeeb on Twitter..
Jonathan joined Added Value UK in 2005 to work on global clients, before moving to head up Added Value France three years later. In 2011 he became Managing Director or Added Value Cheskin in San Francisco..
Co-Founder and CEO of Gorilla Creative Media.
Jose Capelo is a business marketing consultant and speaker with a passion for all things digital. He is the founder of Marquetingquery and has years of experience in the field of digital marketing.
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Joy Mali is a certified digital analyst who helps online businesses to perform better on the web with best solutions & advice. Her content is featured on many mainstream sites & blogs..
Owner and strategist of At That Point marketing communications consultancy.
Judith Middleton, CEO of DUO Marketing + Communications which she founded in 2004, has extensive experience in strategic marketing and business development. She was also a director of CITI, Calling the Cape (Call Centre Investment Initiative) and a board of advisors member for the Cape Manufacturing Advisory Committee.
Julian Diaz is responsible for Marketing & PR at Principa, software, data analytics, and consulting company that helps companies maximise marketing ROI, minimise consumer credit risk and increase operational efficiencies. Originally from the US, Julian moved to SA in 1998 after a 4 year marketing stint at a global software house in Germany.
Juliette Attwell is Head of Marketing & Operations at Recruitgroup. Recruitgroup has won Careerjunction Recruiter of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as Fast Growth Business of the Year at the National Business Awards 2014.
Jurgen Vogt is Head Internal Brand Engagement at HKLM..
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.
Justine Krige is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
Jyoti Wadhwa is an entrepreneur. She is a web programmer and developer by profession.
Kamogelo Modise is a Communication Practitioner with a Media Studies Diploma from Boston Media House, majoring in Strategic Public Relations. She has worked for various Communications Companies and has written for multiple online and offline publications.
Karen Ashwin is the founder and MD of The Event Production Company (www.theeventcompany.co.za), South Africa's event pioneer. Karen is considered one of the industry's leading personalities and has a track record of 21 years, with The Event Production Company having conceptualised and executed most of South Africa's largest, most significant, high profile and innovative events.
|Karen De Lorenzo|
Karen De Lorenzo is the customer loyalty and engagement consultant at Truth, she helps clients to get closer to understanding their customers, and develops strategies to maximise the relationship. She has over 12 years' experience working in CRM and Direct Marketing, gained across a mix of industries including: publishing, media, mobile, retail, entertainment, and automotive.
Kat is the knowledge director at Red & Yellow and drives the conceptualisation, production of content and compilation of video material for Red & Yellow's array of courses. She has played a key role in the globally acclaimed textbook, eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Marketing in a Digital World, since its inception and is the editor of the most recent 5th edition.
Katherine Stuart, Search & Analytics Director at 25AM, has six years of performance media and analytics experience across most client verticals. With her strategic approach to planning and delivering, Stuart specialises in making data digestible to marketing professionals. Before joining 25AM, Stuart worked for a range of leading digital agencies including iProspect South Africa, Purple Cow Communications, Clicks2Customers and Clickego..
Group marketing at Added Value.
Keanan Reis is a communication consultant who develops solutions around New and Traditional Media, internal and external stakeholders. He is currently the Head of Strategy and MD for Ambigram Solutions.
Newsroom Media Content provides copywriting, news, photography and research services across several media platforms..
Keith Fenner, Senior Vice President Sales for Sage ERP X3 AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa).
Owner of theSquad, creative events company..
Kelly Summerfield is a researcher in the Department of Marketing Management at the University of Pretoria. Visit bcommarketing.up.ac.za for more information on the research the Department of Marketing Management is doing..
Kelly Thompson is partner - Trade Marks, at the law firm Adams & Adams, the South African member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance..
Keri-Ann Stanton heads up the PR division at Joe Public, bringing her experience of local and global corporate and consumer brands, across all platforms, to the table. The chosen name for the division is called Engage, with a vision to grow brand belief through authenticity..
Kerry Botha is the CEO of Pleiades Media, a Johannesburg-based strategic media communications consultancy specialising in financial services, technology and the travel sectors..
Account Manager at MANGO-OMC since 2014. Holds a BTech Degree in Public Relations and Communications Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University..
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.
These days I represent Moving Tactics as the Head of Digital Signage Solutions, backed by a talented group of individuals who live and breathe digital signage. It is an exciting time in and exciting industry!.
Managing Director at Jacaranda FM.
Kevin Liebenberg is the Managing Director of Actuate; a position he has held for the past 4 years. Before his arrival at Actuate, Kevin spent 9 years with Nedbank in various positions including strategic marketing, client value propositions, sales management, CRM, organisational development, change management and leadership development.
Kevin Lourens is Chief Growth Officer at NATIVE VML and is responsible for client service and business development..
Kevin Meltzer is the co-founder of Consology and has been the Business Development Director of the company for over ten years. After graduating from UCT Kevin spent three years in the UK where he gained contact centre experience and managed customer care teams. Kevin went on to pursue his passion in Self-Service and e-billing by co-founding Consology..
MD and Senior Partner at FleishmanHillard Johannesburg.
Managing Director, Khaliphani Communications.
Kim Andersen, Account CTO at T-Systems South Africa.
With over 18 years' experience as an advertising professional, and with her main focus on FMCG brands, Kim's primary motivation is to provide outstanding shopper marketing services which makes her popular with Grey's clients. Kim has a true passion for FMCG with long standing brand experience and understanding of shopper marketing and activation..
|Kimberley Clare Ogden|
More than 12 years in PR teaches you a thing or two. Along the way, I've learned how to help big businesses maintain reputations, how PR can help small businesses build their profile; and not-for-profits to campaign more effectively....
Quantitative Project Manager at Added Value, having joined late in 2014. Kirsten has a Business Science Degree in Marketing from UCT and has worked in both retail and consumer research.
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..
Kirsty Sharman is the CEO of RetroMedia, an online media buying agency that gives brands the ability to target their paid online content to specific and relevant audiences in order to achieve maximum reach and return on investment.
Jacaranda FM DJ, business columnist and Senior Consultant at Deloitte in Vulnerability Management. She has also been the producer and presenter of "The Business" show on Ballz Visual Radio for the past year..
Krystal Schär has been working as a strategic planner at FCB Cape Town for two years on a number of brands across various categories..
Laine Barnard is the CEO and Marketing Director of 8brand. Laine has been instrumental in the repositioning and re-branding of some of the top telecommunication players in Africa, developing many successful brand launch strategies, go-to-market strategies and repositioning strategies..
Lana Hindmarch has 12 years' experience in the marketing industry, with specialities in video marketing, visual communication, presentation development, inbound marketing and public relations. She is currently the MD of HolyCow (www.holycow.co.za), a video and content creation agency that has for the past 10 years helped SA's top brands sell, inspire and educate. Lana has held this position since 2008.
Lara Magnus is one of the founding members of Orange Ink. Having understood the need to establish a communications company that can demonstrate how companies engage in meaningful conversations with their public(s), she opened Orange Ink, together with Meggan Liebenberg, in June 2003.
Laura Chiweshe is a Content Manager at CREACHA - a full service Agency, where, with the rest of the CREACHAs, they have embarked on a journey to creatively change the world..
Lauren Durant is Director at Isilumko Activate. She's been with the company since its inception over two decades ago, and has contributed significantly to the evolution of the business to one of the market leaders in the activations space.
Editorial assistant at Bizcommunity Online Publishing..
Experienced marketer and new business professional with over 12 years' experience in the business working with a number of blue chip clients such as Coca Cola, Nintendo, Diageo & Microsoft. While working in the incite head office in London she proved herself to be a brilliant client manager and a great team leader.
Marketing and communications specialist with over 19 years of hands-on experience in Southern Africa. As a specialist in mobile marketing and data protection, Lauretta is also a Mobile Marketing Winner$ Team Leader and co-founder of the Thinking Mobile Confex Series.
Laurie Sloan - New Business, Amorphous New Media - has an Honours degree in Social Anthropology and a deep interest and understanding of human behaviour and population dynamics..
Chief Strategist at Inventors Kitchen. Twitter @Lebza1Mukansi.
Looks after sales & co-founder of Qorus Software. His team helps businesses around the world understand how simple, yet powerful, the right proposal & RFP management software is.
Account Manager at PR Expert.
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..
Leigh Crymble is a content specialist at a leading health company based in Johannesburg. Passionate about all things linguistic, she is interested in new ways of communicating and the online language trends in South Africa.
I'm a dedicated health journalist who trained at Rhodes University. I'm interested in anything health and wellness related with a special interest in behaviour change communication.
Leigh-Anne is a brand-behaviour specialist who has spent 15 years developing brands for some of the biggest organisations across Africa. She has won several awards for communication effectiveness, most memorably for the world-renowned Trillion Dollar Campaign, which holds the accolade of being the most awarded campaign in the history of the Cannes Lions. She is the managing director of The Bakery Ideas Company and Founder of Liquorish Ink. She also sits on the board of the Brand Council South Africa..
Leon Marinus started his career as a Cross Channel Marketing Specialist in 2010 after learning about Mike's Products and Services. He started his small Business known as ATKA SA - Cross Channel Marketing Specialists based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Leon Minnie is the product manager: production systems at Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa. In 2002, Leon joined Konica Minolta South Africa as a software technician in the digital cut sheet printing industry.
Lerato Tsotetsi is currently an Account Manager at Carat in Johannesburg..
EVP Branding and Sustainable Innovation at Added Value.
Lia Smit's 20 years of experience in the media industry spans across several local and international clients, including her winning work on the Coca-Cola business for six years. In her role as Head of Strategy at SMV Group, Smit and her team are responsible for SMGs global network clients, designing product excellence, integration of tools and driving global best practices.
My interest in all things technical in the world of Events is only matched by my interest in the world of Marketing and it's evolving nature. Twitter: @ljp311.
Translator, content creator and editor, Linda Botha, has established herself firmly in the language services industry over the last 25 years. Her experience includes corporate and educational content development and publishing, and managing large document projects.
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..
In a world where legitimate email senders are mistaken as spammers sneaking their way into the inbox, some describe Lindani Tshabangu as the "lawyer of the accused". Lindani is Everlytic's Reputation Manager and her zero spam tolerance translates really well into her personality.
Lionel Moyal is Managing Director at Intervate - a T-Systems business unit in South Africa and the country's foremost provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.intervate.com/Pages/default.aspx..
When she is not busy hoarding books, drinking coffee or running in the park, you might find her working on brand and/or digital strategy at Base 2. (www.basetwo.co.za).
Lisa Cohen is a brand strategist specialising in the African market, and has been using her expertise and experience to drive strategy at Offlimit Communications over the past six years.
Lisa Reid joined Truth as Managing Director in July 2014. Prior to Truth, she worked for Virgin Active South Africa as Head of Customer Relationship Management to drive the business towards Customer Centricity.
Lize Mills is a senior lecturer in the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University..
Lizette Anderson is the Coastal Radio Sales Director at Mediamark.
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 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 has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa for 20 years. She was Editor of Bizcommunity.com; Editor-in-Chief of AdVantage magazine; edited The New Age newspaper weekly Media & Marketing Page; Editor of Marketing Mix magazine; Editor of Progressive Retailing magazine; and writes on the industry as a specialist columnist, trends commentator and speaker.
Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.
Luca was appointed deputy managing director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town in 2012 and became MD on 1 November 2013. Since taking over the reins of South Africa's top ad agency, Luca has prioritised a successful drive for new business and finding fresh ways to ensure that the agency stays nimble and responsive to the dynamic digital environment..
Lucinda Boddy is MD of Livewired Public Relations.
Lufuno Makungo is a Business Director at MKT Media and he writes in his personal capacity. Email: Lufuno.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A seasoned journalist and editor with 18 years experience in a range of diverse editorial environments including news reporting for Independent Newspapers in Durban and the award-winning Engineering News and Mining Weekly. This was followed by a five year tenure at Marketing Mix culminating in her appointment as editor, which saw her overseeing a team of journalists and the print and business aspects of the magazine.
In 2011, Blaeser founded Intact Security, building on his knowledge and experience of the reseller market. His main focus at Intact Security is to continue building the Avira Antivirus market but also provide additional solutions into the offering.
An adman during the day and a writer of fiction and essays in the evenings, Lwandile Fikeni has been with Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town since October 2013..
After completing both her BA in English Literature, Politics and Environmental Science Honours degree, Lyndi honed her writing skills and digital knowledge as a copywriter with Quirk, working on several high-profile brands and campaigns..
As Can!Do's managing director, Lyndsey Moorhouse oversees the delivery of high-impact ERP education solutions that help companies drive real ROI from their investments into applications. Lyndsey has been working in the ERP end-user education and change field for 20 years, 10 of those with Can!do Consulting.
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.
|Madelein van der Watt|
Madelein van der Watt is Development Manager at Sage Pastel Payroll & HR and a regular commentator in financial and business media, is an expert in areas of employee tax and legislative changes affecting payroll..
Dr Madelise Grobler is the Managing Director of Bytes People Solutions, a professional provider of talent management services, including soft skills development solutions..
Manas Kumar is a blogger and experienced Internet marketer who works with 1SEOIN one of the most eminent SEO company in India. When he is not blogging about social media, technology topics and other issues, he likes to spend his time catching up with new digital marketing ideas and currently manage www.1seoin.com.
Manusha Pillai is currently the General Manager: Communications at Brand South Africa. Manusha holds a degree in Journalism from Rhodes University and a Masters Degree in Diplomacy from the University of Pretoria.
Marc Lax is a senior advertising and marketing professional with significant, results-oriented cross-industry management experience gained with industry-leading brands..
Freelance Writer, Copy Editor at 10 Plus Media.
Marcus Brewster is the executive chairman of SA's most awarded PR agency. His managed communications services firm has offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg and represents both consumer-facing FMCG and corporate b2b clients needing integrated campaigns.
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..
Creative, focused, goal driven, loyal and a team player with a passion for relationship building through targeted communication and networking - with a knack for organising almost anything under the sun!.
I help brands create engaging content to share with their communities - through their websites, social media channels and custom magazines..
Marie Yossava, founder and owner of Grapevine Communications, embarked on a PR/communications career more than two decades ago. In the past twenty years she has built a solid media relations consultancy, which focuses exclusively on media relations..
|Marilyn Dutlow Munga|
Marilyn Dutlow Munga has been appointed Associate Brand Director at Added Value South Africa, a member of the global marketing consultancy and research firm of the same name..
Digital communications director at Boomtown.
Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..
Sales Training Specialist. Motivational Speaker Extraordinaire.
In a 30-year career, Mark Eardley has assisted business-to-business enterprises to increase sales and margins by applying the key principles of B2B marketing. Based in Johannesburg, he can be found on LinkedIn or contacted on +27 (0)11 646 5183.
Mark Hawkins is Operations Director at Bluegrass Digital. After 7 years in the UK working for eCommerce leader PhotoBox, he returned to SA in 2010 and has been responsible for the overall management and delivery of the client services, project management, and development teams..
Mark Porter of Wholesale Clearance, a bankrupt and surplus stock supplier. A marketing expert, he also has a deep interest in SMEs, business, Ecommerce and travel.
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.
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.
Mark Zeller (@markzella) is the Marketing & Communications Manager at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (@OgilvySA). He loves big ideas & business development; he is curious about the world and is obsessed with Veblen goods..
Marthinus Botha is a passionate marketer with a keen interest in understanding what it is that drives consumers. His entrepreneurial nature has seen him bring to market the Green Shebeen organic wine brand which is being distributed internationally.
|Marthinus Van Loggerenberg|
Marthinus van Loggerenberg is the Senior Strategic Planner at FCB Cape Town. He obtained an MBA Cum Laude at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and is in the final phase of his PhD on brand strategy.
Slabbert-Capper is an Account Manager at HWB Communications (Pty) Ltd, a communications and crisis management agency based in Cape Town. He has been working in the media and communications industry since 1995..
Martin Walshaw is a senior engineer at F5 Networks and has multiple accreditation from being a CCIE to being a CISSP to being an F5 Certified Professional. His background is in security, but he has also has skills in multiple different areas including unified communications, application acceleration and optimisation..
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.
Matthew is Head of Media at NATIVE VML. He is addicted to everything and anything digital.
Managing Director at Creative Spark Interactive (Pty) Ltd.
Bull founded one of South Africa's premium agencies Lowe Bull, was CEO of London agency Lowe and Global Chief Creative Officer of Lowe Worldwide, then started New York agency, The Bull-White House..
Matthew Karpinski is the Managing Director at RockCorps South Africa..
Matthew Samuel is an experienced content writer and editor..
Behold Mbongeleni Hlomuka. A slinger of words, a super content writer working on his cape.
I am the Head of Strategy & Business Development at Cape Town agency Techsys Digital: http://bit.ly/techsysbizcomm Passionate about digital marketing, my interests are in mobile marketing, social media, online advertising and eCRM!.
Marketing Assistant at Bizcommunity.
Megan has over 30 years' experience in the South African business to business environment. She holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Damelin College and worked in advertising sales and client services within an industrial marketing agency before beginning her entrepreneurial career.
Melissa Attree, director: content strategy, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, is a creative digital and marketing consultant who has worked on many major brands, including ABSA, Adidas, Big Blue, MasterCard, Nando's, Nedbank, SAA, SAB, Toyota, Vodacom and Woolworths. Attree began her career as a copy writer, before managing the local strategic transformation of the Kérastase brand for L'Oreal and then providing the social media strategy for 5FM for four years..
An innovative, competent and successful Editor and Content Marketer over both print and digital platforms offering comprehensive marketing and sales skills for value-added client interface. Strong communication and organisational skills follow over 20 years in the custom publishing and B2B magazine publishing arena for a wide spectrum of high profile clients over a variety of industries.Able to work independently or manage projects in the role of mentor or team-player under multiple strategies.
Mervyn Naidu is in the media industry. He is a SETA accredited trainer and conducts training on sales and presentation skills within the industry and at the WITS Radio Academy..
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..
Mia Botha facilitates for Writers Write. She is also a novelist, a ghost writer, and the winner of the Mills & Boon Voice of Africa Competition..
Mia Scholtz is MD of Neo@Ogilvy South Africa. Her digital career began at Tiscali UK, the European ISP group.
Director at Grow Consulting.
As Director of Search and Analytics at 25AM, Michael heads up the search engine marketing team and helps clients to maximise their use of search and analytics in their online marketing strategies. He has 11 years of experience in the online world, including eight years with leading e-commerce site Kalahari.net.
Michael Wood is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Michael has many years international experience where he held the positions of Marketing Director, Sales Director and Managing Director with the Gillette company and Procter & Gamble..
Michael is a pioneer of the internet industry. He speaks regularly on the use of email as a business tool and customer communication method.
Mike is technologist, entrepreneur and previous MD of Fuseware (http://www.fuseware.net, @fuseware), a company specializing in social media analytics and research. Fuseware was acquired by Ornico Group in May 2015, where Mike joined the team as a business development manager.
Michele Warbreck is an Account Manager at digital marketing agency, Flume. Michele holds a BBA in Brand Building and Management from Vega (2011-2013) and joined the Flume team in 2014.
Michelle Caldeira is the managing director of Blue Moon Corporate Communications, specialists in Integrated Employee Engagement. Blue Moon turns 25 in 2014, marking a quarter of a century of loving what we do!.
Michelle Joubert is Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications at the JSE. With 15 years of experience in the areas of media, Investor Relations and Reputation Management, Michelle's role at the JSE also incorporates heading a team offering related services to companies listed on the exchange..
|Mike dos Santos|
Michael graduated with B.A. Honours in Marketing Communication (cum laude) and started his career as a marketing and research assistant before moving into Strategic Planning at Grey Johannesburg.
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.
Michael is the Group Chief Marketing Officer for InTarget (Previously Integrat), a leading mobile aggregation and solutions company. He has over 23 years' experience in the ICT industry, has worked in multiple mobile network operators across Africa.
An expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage people in a digital world. Mike Saunders is the CEO of DigitLab, an international speaker, and has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for Gordon's Institute of Business (GIBS)..
Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..
Mike Silver is the founder of Stretch Experiential Marketing (www.stretchexp.com), a Cape Town-based experiential agency specialising in concept development and activations for national campaigns. Contact Mike via , tel +021 447 0891 and facebook.com/stretchexp, and follow @stretchmike on Twitter..
Mike Stopforth is a Web 2.0 entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He heads up Cerebra (www.cerebra.co.za) – South Africa’s dedicated social and mobile media company, is a co-founder of blog aggregator Afrigator (www.afrigator.com) and a founder of the 27 Dinner movement (www.27dinner.com).
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.
CEO at Brand South Africa.
Mitchell Barker is the founder and managing director of www.whichvoip.co.za, which provides a central view of all the credible VoIP operators in South Africa. Under his leadership, the site has expanded to include hosted PBX and Connectivity operators, and has grown into a VoIP and Hosted PBX information resource in sub-Saharan Africa..
Mogorosi is part of McCann Johannesburg strategy team and has seven years' experience as strategic planner. His passion lies in finding insights that will unlock a brand's full potential and value. LinkedIn: Mogorosi Mashilo Twitter: @mogorosi28.
|Monica Braganca van der Spuy|
Business Director at marcusbrewster, and bureau chief for Johannesburg..
Chief Consultative Sales Officer at Consultative Sales Academy - I work with highly motivated individuals and organisations to create success by utilizing a consultative sales approach. Contact details: website: www.consultativesalesacademy.net | Twitter @monikadago | LinkedIn.
Mosima Selekisho is a Director of Johannesburg-based TALENT AFRICA, a leading executive search and talent management company and an alliance of Korn Ferry, the world's largest executive search business..
Managing Director at Max Creative Concepts. Seasoned sales, marketing and branding professional..
Managing Director and Founder at Voiceland An avid reader of literature, biographies & business magazines. A serial jazz collector who has a practical approach to life! www.voiceland.co.za.
|Mxolisi Justice Nzimande|
I have a diploma in Public Relations Management from Durban Institute of Technology. I have also worked for Department of Economic Development 2008 -2010 as a Senior Communication Officer.
I am the Commercial & Channel Manager at The SpaceStation (the Digital Media Sales House representing all 24.com, Media24 Digital Mags & DSTV Online properties), which is owned by NASPERS..
director of business intelligence and advanced analytics at BITanium.
Nafisa Akabor is a freelance journalist and blogger. For more than seven years, Akabor has been an influential voice in consumer and business technology media - across both print and online.
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.
Natalie Bruyns is the general manager at 25AM. She plays an important role in overseeing company operations, building client relationships and providing strategic direction for the business.
I've been in media marketing for (what feels like) ages. I believe that internal communication is as important as talking to your clients/ suppliers.
NATIVE VML's Head of Content.
Madhav is completing a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. She is a Head of Programme in IT at the Independent Institute of Education, responsible for researching current industry trends and incorporating these into curriculum development.
Natasha Wright is a senior associate in Trade Mark Litigation at Adams & Adams..
Neal Bricker has accumulated a significant amount of experience in the telecoms industry over the course of his career. He is also a writer who crafts useful pieces aimed at empowering enterprises with the information they need to make informed decisions ahead of major tech procurement drives..
Neo Mashigo is the co-ECD at O&M JHB..
As a non-fictional writer, Ness is glad to be able to provide so much useful information to people all around the world. She's been writing for over 5 years now and also majored in English during her time as a student.
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
Nicholas Barenblatt is group marketing manager of Protea Hotels, which is part of Marriott International. Protea Hotels has by a wide margin the largest number of branded properties on the African continent and is represented in seven sub-Saharan countries.
Nicholas is the founder and group managing director of brand consultancy Wunderbrand. Having spent the past decade consulting to small and large companies in Africa, the Gulf and Sub Continent, Nicholas has built up a unique perspective and process of dealing with multinational businesses in less than ideal environments. With a passion for building marketing and brand capacity in businesses wanting to raise their game in Africa, he believes that African growth can be driven more aggressively with indigenous brands..
Nick Durrant is MD at Bluegrass Digital, a digital production agency. We work with marketing teams and creative agencies around the world delivering digital platforms.
Nick attended the University of Stellenbosch, graduating with an honours degree in commerce, majoring in financial and investment management. After three years he decided to join XFACTA where today he serves as a strategic planner/new business development manager/copywriter/runner/public relations manager/account manager, and currently as a director of the Brand Council of South Africa (@BrandCouncilSA).
Co-owner and Senior Consultant, Tribeca Public Relations.
Professor Nicola Kleyn is a member of marketing faculty and deputy dean at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science. She research, consults and teaches in marketing and branding with a focus on corporate branding.
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization) (www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa. Used by some of the world's largest companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations, APO Africa Wire has a potential reach of 600 million.
I work with an incredible team of talented communications professionals in a demanding and constantly changing industry. We've been around for almost ten years and it's still as fresh and new every day as the very first day in PR..
Nicole Shapiro has experience in both the client and agency environments, having worked for Standard Bank in the Global Strategic Marketing team and at Yellowwood as a Senior Brand Strategist..
Nicole Velleman is strategy analyst at Yellowwood Future Architects. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media Production at UCT, and went on to do her Honours degree in Brand Leadership at Vega School of Brand Leadership in 2011.
Staying true to her passion, Nicole's journey formally started at the University of Cape Town when she graduated with a Business Science degree with Honours in Marketing. Being intrigued by the approach of Unconventional Wisdom and Nicole's goal of being challenged on a daily basis led her to Yellowwood in 2011, where she goes back to her puzzle building roots, solving business and marketing problems as a Strategist..
Nicolle Harding is Africa Country Manager at BuzzCity. She has spent the last nine years working in the industry both locally and abroad.
Nilesh Talaviya works as a mobile strategist for Cygnet Infotech, a leading enterprise mobility company offering tailored app development solutions. He is fascinated with the direction mobile development is taking and loves to write about current trends.
As Microsoft South Africa's Marketing and Operations Director, Nir Tenzer is responsible for the company's entire corporate and product marketing activities, including leading the product Business Groups, the Go-to-Market activities, the Customer and Partner Experience, all compete initiatives, as well as the company's business operations..
Nivin Xavier is an entrepreneur and marketer from his ninth grade. Failures and success seasoned Digital Marketer exploring the relationship between business, humans, data and technology for refined human experiences.
Nkhensani Moyane is a Senior Client Service Manager at Glasshouse Communication Management and Non-Executive Director of Mazole Holdings. She manages the reputation management for major corporate clients within Glasshouse and has taken on the responsibility for the development of the junior team within the company. Not only do her talents lie in public relations and event management but she is also a linguist speaking six languages over and above her mother-tongue Portuguese..
Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..
An Independent Radio Advertising Consultant and Founder of Nubia Advertising and Promotions. Nubia is a consultancy agency providing 360° integrated marketing and communication solutions to companies needing assistance with communicating their advertising message effectively.
A consummate marketer (www.atomicmarketing.co.za), stoked dad, friend, avid Social Media friend and follower, an innovator, a strategist and proud South African..
|Odette van der Haar|
Odette van der Haar is CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) (www.acasa.co.za), the industry body of the SA advertising and communications sector. She is also a current board member of Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA).
Omar Essack is the group deputy CEO of Kagiso Media..
Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has long been on the cutting edge of the media, advertising and branding industries. He has an MBA at GIBS and did his thesis on social media when Twitter was barely a twit.
Owen is a writer and multimedia enthusiast who has spent several years writing for publications both online and in print. He's based in Southern California, and is also versed in social media, mobile platforms and work productivity.
I am a legal strategist specialising in digital marketing, Internet and digital content. My work entails identifying legal and compliance risks; helping my clients better understand the impact these risks may have on their businesses and developing enabling frameworks to address these risks and support my clients' objectives.
Paul is the co-founder of WhySatisfy. A business that is dedicated to providing brands with the technology, training and support to take control of their digital interactions with customers, helping ensure they deliver amazing customer service and experiences.
Paul Scanlon is the managing director of Pernod Ricard South Africa and Namibia..
Paul Scott is the editor and publisher of Mzansi Life. He previously held a number of senior positions at international based media such as Guardian Technology, Channel 4 News and IT Computer Weekly.
Paula Raubenheimer is managing director of SouthernX, a recently launched local private ad exchange made up of a coalition of local publishers, intent on creating a media marketplace. SouthernX has partnered with AppNexus and is part of the WPP Group.
Pepe Marais is chief creative officer and senior partner, Joe Public Group, ranked as the largest independent and fastest growing South African advertising group, including a brand design agency (Shift Joe Public), a business activation agency (Ignite Joe Public) and a PR agency (Engage Joe Public) in Johannesburg, as well as offices in Namibia (Cornerstone Joe Public) and Amsterdam (Joe Public Take-Away)..
Founder and CEO at Gloo.
Pete joined Stretch in 2011 after working in experiential marketing in the UK with the likes of Cadburys, Transport For London & Coca Cola. Stretch is a specialist experiential marketing agency developing strategies and concepts for national execution.
Peter Cowan, Chairman of Unilever South Africa joined the company as Senior Vice President Unilever Philippines in September 2011, as a result of Unilever's acquisition of Alberto Culver..
Peter Davidson is a business analyst who loves to share entrepreneurship and marketing secrets with the world. Overcoming business challenges is his passion and he aspires to reach at the highest rung of this field..
Peter Drube is the Country Managing Director at Avanade South Africa.
|Peter du Toit|
Peter du Toit is the founder and CEO of Soccer Laduma, the second biggest-selling newspaper in South Africa, and one of the world's top five best-selling football newspapers. Soccer Laduma is also the sixth biggest mobile site in South Africa..
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 Harvey is the MD of PayGate. Leading through integrity, with more than 26 years in IT and payment processing, Peter is a master when it comes to creating solutions to clients' exact requirements.
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 is highly regarded as one of SA's leading event, corporate and celebrity photographers. Peter has spent the past 23 years channelling his professional expertise in numerous fields.
Innovative pioneer in use of automated research for accurate, timeous and cost effective research..
VP Product Marketing, Pace.
Business development manager at Kagiso Media Pierre Cassuto looks after growing the Kagiso New Media business via innovation, strategic initiatives and partnerships. Relatively new to the world of publishing, he gained extensive experience in both marketing and advertising while working for Ogilvy in Paris and then Johannesburg.
Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Franchisor for ActionCOACH in Southern Africa. The fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally.
Prashant Sengar Founder/Director of Sparx IT Solutions, a globally acknowledged IT consulting company providing the services in the arena of web & mobile app development, Big Data & Business Intelligence Solutions. With the immense support of adroit team Sparx IT Solutions has been serving a huge client base worldwide including Coca Cola, Vodafone, Duracell, HP Invent, BMW, and many more..
MD at Yellowfin South Africa.
CEO of Agilitude.
Rachel writes for thepeloton.co.uk and enjoys discussing the most up-to-date and effective forms of marketing for all sized businesses. She has many years of experience in the industry and has worked with a variety of brands across many industries..
Rachel Chilson is a Marketing Communications Coordinator at Sajan, a leading language translation services company with offices around the globe..
|Raisa Elizabeth Mathew|
Digital journalist +Raisa Elizabeth Mathew is a 360° engagement-centric content strategist and publishing consultant. Her ideas and passion are user engagement, mobile, social media, reputation and public relations.
Ravi Bhaya is managing director of The Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG). He recently moved to South Africa from the South East Asia region markets where he spearheaded operations in Indonesia and Vietnam.
Ray is the co-founder and CEO of Qorus Software, a Cape Town-based proposal automation provider. Ray has been in the industry for more than 20 years and regularly travels the world sharing best practice for proposal RFP response creation.
I am a young passionate lady, who believes in her self. I am a go getter and I believe everything is possible as long as you put your mind and soul into it..
Rebone Masemola is a Social media and strategy Learner at Digital Marketing Agency, Johannesburg. She is 24 years old and has a Masters of arts in Research with a major in anthropology from Wits University.
|Red & Yellow School|
We are an independent business that distils practically applicable knowledge and shares it with an active learning community that crosses geographic, cultural and technological boundaries to produce eager, ambitious minds who drive the industry forward..
A Data Analyst at Mark 1, Riaan graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in Statistics and Economics. He is never discouraged by a daunting task and he carries the same attitude when it comes to his passion - tackling a tricky data set.
Head of Content at MetropolitanRepublic..
Managing Director / Partner at Rooftop Productions.
A stalwart of the South African IT industry, Richard has been involved in the technology arena since 1989. With diplomas in Information Technology and Business Process Re-engineering, his successful career in IT has spanned various roles, including programming, IT implementation, and various management positions culminating in his current responsibilities as Chairman & CEO of MIP Holdings.
Richard is now head of digital at The MediaShop, a role that he is well suited for given his passion for all things digital. The big challenge as he sees it, is how to better integrate the digital and traditional media worlds.
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..
Head of Lab42 at Mediamark.
Riona Naidu is the Head of Consulting Services & Marketing at Knowledge Factory where she currently manages the analytics team and is responsible for driving innovative product development. With an inherent passion for accuracy, creativity and innovation, Riona's goal, and that of Knowledge Factory, is to provide information that makes a difference.
Having been in the media industry for nine years, I have plenty of experience in every aspect of media, including writing, editing, proofreading, social media, and syndication. I also enjoy a challenge and love to widen my knowledge at every turn..
Rob Lith is the Director of Connection Telecom. ICT Industry aficionado and internet specialist, he has been involved in the industry for the last 20 years.
Rob runs a team of creative directors, strategists, entrepreneurs, and technologists dedicated to building creative ideas through a combination of art and science, which delight people, and deliver business results. Before joining Facebook four years ago, Rob spent his career working at Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever..
Robert Morris is an educator from New York. He is developing a new online course on writing for students.
Robert Reddick, an independent recruitment communications consultant with over 40 years experience of the industry gained both here and in the UK, was the co-founder of South Africa's first full-service recruitment ad agency, the genesis of what is today JSE-listed Adcorp..
Joint CEO at Integr8 Group.
As a Knowledge Officer at Red & Yellow, Robyn Hazekamp contributes to the online learning side of the business, ensuring that course content meets the highest possible standards and is always up-to-date, relevant, and accessible to everyone from recent school-leavers to people who have been in the marketing business for years..
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.
Content Director at Bizcommunity.com.
Roger Metcalfe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker specialising in environment, alternative energy and medicine. He received the SA National Cancer Association's Award for Enterprising Journalism for televised documentaries (MRI & Breast Cancer).
Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....
With an Honours Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Gerber has managed an array of digital accounts spanning the retail, sports, property and lifestyle sectors..
Managing Director at Red Ribbon Communications. With over 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing, Ronelle is one of the South African communications industry's most influential voices..
Ros Siddle is the Marketing & Loyalty Research Manager at Truth, a boutique consulting business specialising in customer centricity and customer loyalty programmes. Ros holds a degree in Human Resource Management majoring in Industrial Psychology from Stellenbosch University.
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.
Roxana Bouwer is the content strategist and worker of words at digital design, development and marketing agency, Cavalry Media..
Writer and Digital Media and Communications consultant. Director at Massyn Media.
|Rudolph von Abo|
Senior Systems Analyst at Digiata Technology Services.
Russel Brand is Innovation Consultant: Solution Sales and Portfolio Management of T-Systems in South Africa..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a co-editor and contributor to the Lifestyle section. .
Passionate about building brands and corporate reputations..
Ruth Steyn is Editorial Content Developer 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 Murphy is a small business owner of Chillibuzz - a digital brand management company that specialise digital public relations. Previously a Public Relations Account Executive at a Cape Town based PR agency, Ryan has PR experience which assists on a daily basis in servicing Chillibuzz clients..
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..
With over 18 years' experience in visual communications, Sam brings a combination of linear and lateral thinking to the table. Her core ability is being able to conceptualise and bring visual elements to life on the page, whether in print or in pixel..
Managing Director and Owner at Watt Communications. Twitter @wattisup.
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".
Sampa Diseko is strategy director, Y&R SA Advertising..
Sandra Roberts is Writing Unit Manager at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. Follow @SandraRoberts_ on Twitter..
Sanele is a Media Strategist for SABC's Business Unit Intelligence, focusing primarily on Radio Airtime Sales. He has an Honours Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg and is on the AMASA Committee for the 2014/15 year.
Sara El-Khalili is Corporate Communications Manager at TA telecom. She is an independent trainer and consultant in the field of journalism and mass communication.
Dr Sarah Britten is strategy director, Labstore South Africa. Labstore collaborated with Kantar Retail and Y&R to bring you these 2015 trends.
Has been in the language and communication business for 15 years. She holds Cum Laude Honours degrees in English Literature and Publishing.
With 18 years of personal experience in the internet communications field, Cundill researches and pioneers communication and technology solutions that have proven potential to change the face of business. Fiercely authentic with a drive - he is passionate about empowering any kind of business with the technology to inspire and cultivate sincerity and relevance through original 'Communication Journeys.'.
Sean Donnelly is group managing director at Gloo..
DR Sean McCoy, MD and founding member of HKLM, is a prominent figure in the branding arena with his expertise centred on client service, brand strategy and business development. Sean has been chairperson for the Brand Council of South Africa for this past year.
Sean functions as the CEO of Ad Dynamo. He began his working career in 1996 at Credit Suisse in London, where he worked in derivatives for a period of 3 years.
Art Director at Boomtown.
Shan Radcliffe is the head of content for Bizcommunity Retail.
Shane Radfor is a media & entertainment industry leader at IBM..
Business Unit Director at Grey Advertising.
Shaune Jordaan is the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi's digital search marketing/digital arm, Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize, an award-winning, full-service digital agency and Google Analytics Certified Partner, which boasts a team of 75 professionals based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Follow Shaune: @jordaanshaune on Twitter or @BigLoveBigData..
Sheila McGillivray's knowledge of the advertising industry spans four decades. Sheila's energy, enthusiasm and passion for her work has grown with every new position and challenge.
Senior Vice President Telecommunication Solutions for Middle East and Africa at Gemalto.
Sibongile is the Digital Manager at KPMG taking care of KPMG SA's digital footprint and playing an advisory role for KPMG Africa's digital presence. She has over ten years of professional experience in online branding, marketing, web design and digital media strategies and implementation.
Sid Cohn is Principal Consultant and Director at ServiceMIX (Pty) Ltd focusing on Service Strategy since 1997. He is also Part-time Lecturer at the Wits Business School on Service Industry Management where he won the Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2005.
Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry..
Having started his career as a startup partner for FSA Distribution in 1990, Simon Campbell-Young went on to start his own company called Memtek Distribution in 1995. This was sold to a Public Company called Siltek Holdings between 1998 to 2000.
Sinal Govender is an Associate and practises as an attorney in the trade mark litigation department. Sinal attained her BA LLB from Rhodes University and is a student member of SAIIPL.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Siyanda is a doer, creator, thinker, and an explorer, obsessed by the Web's ability to unite, connect and empower. More and more, people's primary interaction with your business takes place here.
Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Kagiso Digital..
Stephen Sandmann is a Senior Digital Strategist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..
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..
Steve Liversedge is the digital director at CubicIce and directs the development of effective online strategies and services for clients in both the B2B and B2C environment. Passionate about online measurability and the need for effective metrics and skills, he believes that without effective web analytics and the experience and skill needed to turn data into actionable intelligence, South African companies are missing out on a significant opportunity to improve business performance..
Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).
CEO of Webfluential.
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.
Stu Stobbs is executive creative director, 1886. Stobbs started in advertising in the 90s after a failed drag queen career.
Stuart Buchanan is a content developer and digital strategist who works for Flow Communications, one of the country's top communications companies. He is a trained journalist and now specialises primarily in online and video content.
Stuart abandoned what was beginning to look like a long, quiet career in academia for the frenetic world of tech journalism. Currently heading up the Memeburn team, he likes to run in in his downtime.
Award-winning creative director turned award-winning strategic director, Stuart graduated from Wits University with a degree in Psychology & Law before working in the advertising industry as a copywriter and eventually Creative Director at many of the top agencies in South Africa. He won most of the industry's major creative awards both locally and internationally before making the switch to the Dark Side, strategic planning, in 2003 while Creative Director of Lowe Bull..
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..
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 18 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin..
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.
Suhaifa Naidoo is the marketing manager for Realmdigital, a top South African e-business strategy and technology partner specialising in web, social and mobile platforms. She holds a BSocSc degree from UCT and a post-graduate from Unisa.
I started my advertising career at Ogilvy, Johannesburg in 2001. It was here that I learnt a few things about 360-degree brand stewardship, copywriting and foosball.
Creative director of Design at at Switch.
Suren Govender is the managing director: Analytics at Accenture South Africa.
Susannah Holz is prime mover at Wordess.com, a marketing and advertising consultancy focussed on producing relevant and original content that improves online visibility..
At my core, I am an Ideas Catalyst and a Brand Activist; seeking to unlock the core of a brand by bringing it to life in the minds of the consumer where it is owned, nurtured and stored. I have worked with a variety of brands, both local and international, allowing me to learn and harvest best practice.
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.
With a degree in English and screenwriting from UCT, Tamlyn completed her studies with Honours in digital art from Wits. She is currently a digital writer at Amorphous New Media creating digital campaigns for clients such as Nebank, Steers, SABC, Neotel and Times Media Independent Films.
Account Director at Connect Transmedia.
Tarryn Pitchers is Joe Public's marketing manager, having previously held the post of senior account manager at Ogilvy Public Relations (Johannesburg). Tarryn brings diverse knowledge to the Joe Public brand having managed FMCG, advertising and technology clients such as KFC South Africa, Ogilvy and Mather South Africa and Altech Autopage Cellular.
Taryn manages content and messaging at Qorus Software, a global provider of bid, sales and marketing solutions. She's always interested in hearing from young writers who might be interested in business technology, as well as from creative b2b freelancers..
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 ..
Tauriq Moosa contributes to various business and news publications around the world. He is content writer at Cape Town-based digital marketing company Rogerwilco..
A passionate Business Leader in Marketing, Communications and all things business; from the "idea" to the "go to market moment". Love my family, friends, wildlife, travel , reading and business..
Multi-disciplinary agency with a passion and proven track record for building legacy African brands for the future. We are Afrophiles offering strategic brand design and architecture, brand content and standout PR activations.
Terry Sutherland is the founder of The RSVP Agency (http://www.rsvpagency.co.za) and has extensive experience in the development of RSVP solutions for clients across industries. Terry started her career in 1979 in the motor industry selling BMW's. In 1981 she joined Lindsay Saker where she won the top sales award for 5 consecutive years..
Teryl Schroenn is the CEO of Accsys.
Managing Director of Rocketseed South Africa.
Thabang Leshilo is a project manager at strategic marketing consultancy Added Value. As a 'next-generation' marketer with fresh and curious eyes looking into the industry, she has a keen interest for brands that are culturally in tune with and able to integrate and immerse themselves into the everyday realities of the consumer..
25 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Environmentalist.
Independent media professional.
Thamsanqa D. Malinga is a marketing communications practitioner with industry experience spanning over 10 years in different sectors.
User Experience Designer at NATIVE VML. She spends most of her days working out how to give customers the best experience possible from her client's products.
Thomas Kolster is the author of Goodvertising (Thames & Hudson 2012; (Goodvertising.info; Facebook), founder of the Goodvertising Agency (Goodvertisingagency.com) and the world's first collaborative communication platform dedicated to sustainability: WhereGoodGrows (Wheregoodgrows.com; Facebook). He hails from Copenhagen, Denmark, and has spent some time in South Africa.
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.
Thoriso Kolobe is a passionate communicator. One of her preferred methods of communication is through writing.
Thuli Motaung is currently a Project Director at Added Value South Africa and has over 15 years' experience in social and consumer research.
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.
Tiffany Morris is a Copywriter at OgilvyOne Worldwide, Johannesburg. OgilvyOne Worldwide is a leading Digital Agency in South Africa.
Experienced brand and communication strategist at Hatch Strategy, offering consulting services to marketers and agencies. Tim@hatchstrategy.co.za.
Tim Hill is a Publicist, Brand Manager and Co-owner at Tuned In Publicity (www.tunedinpublicity.co.za), a full service public relations consultancy specialising in building and maintaining positive reputation capital for South African artists and bands. Contact Tim on .
Tim graduated from Cambridge in 1992, was a banker in London for 4 years, before getting involved in the European telecommunications industry in 1996 with LDI. In 1999, he moved to South Africa to set up Storm Telecom.
Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..
Tony Koenderman has produced an annual review of the ad industry almost every year since 1980, and is an acknowledged thought leader for the industry. He has won numerous awards for his writing and contribution to the ad biz, including lifetime achievement awards from the ad industry, Financial Mail and Advantage magazine..
Business Development at Boomtown.
Tracy Gilpin is the author of the Marks and Lambrecht Series published in the UK and Europe. The South African spy thrillers - Bold-Faced Lie, The Slave Tree, and Rain of Ashes - are now available as eBooks.
Tracy Jones is MD of Positive Dialogue Communications, an award-winning Cape Town-based PR and social media consultancy that combines a strategic, creative and opportunistic approach with the setting of measurable objectives that assess, refine and improve on communication results to directly support our client's business objectives..
Tralone is a writer, marketer, loves anything, marketing, brands and PR related. She has a BA communication degree and holds a post graduate diploma in Marketing (IMM).
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.
During the course of his career, Tseliso has served on the boards of directors for Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, The Creative Circle and the Loerie Awards. He has also been the recipient of numerous international and local creative awards including Cannes Lions, D&AD and Loeries..
Tyler Greer is head of strategy APAC at Exponential responsible for leading the company's regional sales strategy and ensuring an integrated sales approach across all of Exponential's engagement divisions - Appsnack, Adotube, Firefly Video and Tribal Fusion. He also heads up Exponential's global in-stream video advertising solution, Adotube in Australia and New Zealand..
Ulaysha Sukhu is a strategist, issues management specialist and communications consultant at Firefly Consulting and has worked in the industry for 20 years..
|Val Bourdos Nichas|
Owner of VBN Consultants. A respected leader and visionary with solid business experience spanning nearly 30 years.
Managing Director at The Consultant Powerhouse an integrative consultancy at the forefront of creating training and development practices that inspire new ways of thinking and relating to others, as a means of building relevance and trust in a distracted economy..
Veli Dlamini is the CEO/Founder at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.
Velia Duncan has been in the Direct Marketing and CRM industry for 16 years. Armed with a B.Bus Sc degree from UCT, she started her career in retail at Stuttafords.
Veruschka Khan is the Head of Sales for Gumtree South Africa. She currently oversees several teams in charge of mobile and desktop ad sales and has many years of rich media experience..
|Vijay Sai Pratap|
Vijay Sai Pratap, Director-Business Development and head of the m-governance & Life impacting services unit with OnMobile Global Ltd, has been associated with the Mobile Telecom value-added services industry for over nine years..
Walter Penfold has been the MD of Prefix Technologies (Everlytic's holding company) for three years now. When he arrived, Everlytic was a team of 15 and has since grown to 60 employees.
Walter Pike (@walterpike), the founder of PiKE | New Marketing (www.pike.co.za), brings data, tech, social science and marketing, advertising and PR skills together in a Social 3.0 methodology called DIRECTED ACTIVISM which he then deploys in brands, social change and political election campaigns. Provides INSIGHTS into Social Networks by analysing their structure and the roles of participants and recommends strategy based on that. Professional PUBLIC SPEAKER on the future of Advertising..
Warren is Brand Manager at Everlytic. He's a qualified online marketing specialist with almost five years' experience covering adwords, email, mobile and social marketing.
Radio presenter of BizTakeouts - the Marketing and Media radio show on 2OceansVibe Radio for http://www.biztakeouts.com Business Development Director for John Brown Media SA.
Owner of Mushroom Media - a post-production studio based in Johannesburg with a client base spanning the likes of BMW, Vodacom and MTN.
After completing his B Com degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2003, Wayne began a 6 month internship at OMD Media South Africa. It wasn't long before his passion for strategy emerged and he took up a post at WPP's Nota Bene spending 4 years with the Unilever team.
Wayne Naidoo is the founder and managing director of South Africa's newest agency, Duke. He previously served as chief marketing officer at AFB and prior to that was CEO at Lowe & Partners SA.
Wayne Powell is a Strategist at Mortimer Harvey, an independent, omni-channel, results-driven, consulting, marketing and integrated communications company that delivers hard-working strategy, business, advertising and marketing solutions..
Course director at Red & Yellow School.
Chief Marketing Officer at Brand South Africa.
|Werner van Zyl|
Werner van Zyl is the founder of Neuromind Marketing and applies psychology and neuroscience to marketing and strategy. He has a passion for knowing how the brain works and to better understand human behaviour.
Digital Media and Marketing Entrepreneur since 2006..
William Smook is a senior consultant at Meropa Communications (www.meropa.co.za) in Cape Town. He's worked as a journalist, internationally syndicated health writer and editor.
Xolisa Dyeshana is the executive creative director at Joe Public.
CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).
Yegs Ramiah joined the Sanlam team at the end of 2012 as chief executive of Sanlam Brand. Ramiah is responsible for Group Brand, corporate affairs, marketing and communications at Sanlam.
Yossi Hasson is the CEO of SYNAQ, leading provider cloud messaging and communication services for South African business..
Zeinab has interviewed leading international figures including the Dalai Lama, President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir, Desmond Tutu and Bill Clinton..
A Communications, Marketing and PR Devotee, A Writer and A Fabric Enthusiast..