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Adam HowatsonAdam Howatson

Adam joined OpenText in October of 2001 and has served the organisation in numerous roles, including Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, The Office of The President/CEO and PMO, Partner Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. Adam presently holds the station of Chief Marketing Officer and SVP and also oversees OpenText's Global Partner & Alliance operations..

Aisling Holmes

Alistair MokoenaAlistair Mokoena

Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. Mokoena has agency and brand experience spanning 17 years.

Allon RaizAllon Raiz

Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp, a privately-owned small business Prosperator™ in South Africa, accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the UK-Government approved Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI). In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 world experts in the field..

Amanda DlaminiAmanda Dlamini

Amanda Dlamini is a graduate from the University of Pretoria, GIBS, UNISA's Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), and Harvard Business School. She's held various marketing positions in leading FMCG companies like South African Breweries (SAB), Nampak and Tiger Brands, and she spent a significant tenure as a Senior Strategist for Ogilvy and Mather Africa, based in Nairobi (Kenya)....

Amod MungaAmod Munga

Creative Consultant.

Andrew HumanAndrew Human

Andrew took over the reins of the Loeries, a non-profit company, in 2005. Since then, the programme has grown into the largest celebration of creativity across Africa and the Middle East, and Loeries Creative Week is now the largest gathering in the region for the brand communications industry.

Andrew MacfarlaneAndrew Macfarlane

Andrew has worked at a number of advertising agencies around Cape Town as a conceptual copywriter for above and below-the-line campaigns. After being offered the opportunity to change career paths, he made the jump to public relations.

Andy WalkerAndy Walker

Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..

Angelika KempeAngelika Kempe

The marketing and media industry is no stranger to Angelika who has two decades of experience in brand and agency management. Angelika has a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from the Institute of Management (IMM) and is an accredited facilitator, mediator and negotiator through AFSA (Arbitration Facilitation South Africa) Her strengths include managing all media agency types related to all commercial and process-based issues, with a special focus on contract negotiation, performance management and good governance..

Angie WhiteAngie White

Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.

Ann NurockAnn Nurock

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 specialising in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimisation of B2B relationships. Contact details: | Twitter @Annnurock.

Babalwa NyembeziBabalwa Nyembezi

Babalwa is a trained storyteller who believes that social media has the potential to change the world as we know it. She believes emphatically in the power of creative content, and strives to see brands stretching the boundaries in how they tell their stories everyday.

Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro

Ben Shapiro began his career of almost 8 years on the conceptual side of advertising as a copywriter before he realised his talents were best put to use at the beginning of the creative process - the point when the strategic thinking happens. Since then he has worked across many different brands and categories.

Beverley KleinBeverley Klein

Beverley Klein is the editor of the Marketing Media South Africa section on Bizcommunity.com. With a background in journalism and historical studies, she's dived into the world of industry news, curating content, writing and interviewing thought leaders.

Bobby AmmBobby Amm

Executive Officer at Commercial Producers Association of South Africa (CPA).

Bogosi MotshegwaBogosi Motshegwa

Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner at Thinkerneur, a brand strategy consulting firm and is Advisory Council Member at Vega School of Design | Brand | Business. He is a brand consultant who specialises in but is not limited to, brand, digital and communication strategy..

Bonga Mpungose SmangaBonga Mpungose Smanga

Bonga Mpungose is the a co-founder and executive board director of Lelentle Trading and Projects (PTY) LTD publisher of Zkhiphani.com one of South Africa's biggest urban youth digital portal. Zkhiphani.com is credible youth news source boasting a monthly readership of 300 000+ afro millennials and member of the IAB..

Bongani GosaBongani Gosa

Bongani Gosa is the Founder and Creative Director of BWD Advertising; a full-service communication agency that helps businesses and people to grow. Under Bongani's leadership, BWD has shown extraordinary growth for a business of its size and humbly boasts numerous exceptional achievements.

Bradley ElliottBradley Elliott

Bradley Elliott is the managing director at digital customer experience specialists, Platinum Seed..

Brendan SeeryBrendan Seery

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 ran each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town.

Brian BerkmanBrian Berkman

Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..

Bronwyn WilliamsBronwyn Williams

Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..

Bryen Farrell PittnerBryen Farrell Pittner

Bryen is a recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College and Jeannette K. Watson Fellow in New York City.

Candace BoschCandace Bosch

Candace Bosch has her Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is a Director at Arion Communications with many years of corporate communication experience.

Cari CoetzeeCari Coetzee

Cari Coetzee is a contributor to Bizcommunity Tourism, Agriculture and Lifestyle..

Carmen MurrayCarmen Murray

Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.

César VacchianoCésar Vacchiano

Vacchiano graduated from Madrid Complutense University in Economics and Tourism. After participating in several seminars in Business Administration and Management in USA (UCLA and YALE) he started working as a consultant....

Chans WeberChans Weber

Chans Weber is the CEO of Leap Clixx, a digital marketing agency. He has 10 plus years of experience in a variety of industries, including marketing, finance and online technology, and is known for his skill in transforming company's visions and goals into tangible revenue..

Chélin RamosChélin Ramos

I am a results-driven designer who strategically combines creative skills with technical know-how, to develop a presence that brings a brand to life. With the end goal always top-of-mind, I align everything I do to a brand's objective, guaranteeing the memorability and success of its final chapter.

Chemory GunkoChemory Gunko

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..

Chris BothaChris Botha

Chris Botha is Group Managing Director, The MediaShop, Johannesburg. Chris started his life in media when he was a student at the University of the Free State.

Chris BrewerChris Brewer

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 MoerdykChris Moerdyk

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.

Chrisna BassonChrisna Basson

Chrisna is a hands-on, practical, and solutions-driven individual, who values purpose, passion and a good sense of humour. She heads up strategy at Weathermen & Co, a four-year old agency in Windhoek, Namibia, that's quickly grown to become the biggest, with clients like Tafel Lager, Ohlthaver & List, FNB Namibia, NamDairies and MTC.

Cindy DiamondCindy Diamond

With almost 20 years of experience in media, Mediamark Group Sales Director Cindy Diamond leads top sales teams tasked to craft multichannel advertising solutions for brands. Cindy is one of the founders of Mediamark and has been instrumental in its transformation from a radio sales house to a media results company drawing on the benefits of radio, digital, tv, content and events, including activations..

Craig WallisCraig Wallis

Craig is blessed with a beautiful wife and two beautiful and intelligent daughters, who by his own admission have their mother's genes. For the past six and a half years, Craig has been the go-to guy for all things Out of Home at The MediaShop, a platform he is very passionate about.

Daan Du ToitDaan Du Toit

10 years of Online Media experience with Media Initiatives Group in London, where after I opened an office for them in South Africa that I managed for almost 4 years. Now the Co-Owner and MD of Mark 1 Media in Cape Town..

Dale FerreiraDale Ferreira

Sconetent is a digital agency that looks to partner with the best possible clients to aid them in developing a strategic message that is delivered to the correct audience at the right time..

Damon StapletonDamon Stapleton

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, before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.

Danette BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

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.

Danny BryerDanny Bryer

Danny Bryer is Area Director, Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management, Protea Hotels by Marriott..

Darren KerrDarren Kerr

Darren Kerr has been the director and executive producer at 10th Street (Media) since the company opened in 2014, and has worked in the SA production industry for over 10 years. Since launching 10th Street (as 10th Street Media), he has worked on successful projects such as the Origami Art of Savings campaign for European online banking service Raisin.com, the Big Thanks Yous for Big Hearts production for hair care brand Darling, and on Rocomamas' award-winning #ElectionBurger campaign..

David ButtDavid Butt

David is responsible for the discovery, design and deployment of global analytics and customer-centric data solutions in multiple verticals. He joined Acceleration's London office in 2007, and has over 15 years' experience in digital marketing technology.

David LimbertDavid Limbert

David Limbert heads up the creative services department at Magnetic Storm and has a solid background in theatre. Following his studies at the Guildford School of Acting and qualifying as a stage manager, he cemented his reputation for excellence in the UK theatre world and worked at the Rep Theatre, the London City Ballet, and the world-famous, West End theatres..

Dean OelschigDean Oelschig

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.

Derryn JacksonDerryn Jackson

Derryn studied a BA in Communications Sciences and Psychology through UNISA and majored in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is currently a Senior Digital Account Manager at Flume Digital Marketing..

Desiree GullanDesiree Gullan

Having worked at the 'Big Three' advertising agencies in SA and proving her creative mettle abroad, Desirée has won multiple local and international awards for her work - including Cannes Lions and Clios. She believes in the importance of craftsmanship - that it's not in the designing, but in the redesigning.

Devon BroughDevon Brough

Devon Brough is responsible for Strategic Partnerships at Hubble, Uber's preferred in-car entertainment partner..

Devon MeerholzDevon Meerholz

Devon Meerholz is Chief Creative Officer at IMImobile, a global software and solutions group with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Devon's unique approach to creativity is put to good use at IMImobile's Johannesburg office.

Dominique PienaarDominique Pienaar

Dominique Pienaar is the CEO at DUO Marketing + Communications, a specialist PR, digital and marketing agency servicing B2B technology companies in sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya)..

Dominique TurpinDominique Turpin

Dominique Turpin served as IMD (International Management Development) business school President from July 2010 until the end of 2016. He was also Nestlé Professor at IMD.

Doron MalkaDoron Malka

Dr Malka is the founder and president of Ameba Marketing, an award-winning branding and advertising agency in San Diego, which has been crafting and managing hundreds of cutting-edge branding, marketing and public relations campaigns for 21 years. Dr Malka is the author of just-released book BRANDcebo, The Powerful Placebo Effect of Brands..

Edward HerridgeEdward Herridge

Edward matriculated in 1992 after which he performed military service and began his working career in printing by studying electronic origination at the South African Printing College. Edward eventually became an account executive for Oakes and Associates at Investec Bank.

Eoin WelshEoin Welsh

Born in Dublin, Ireland, and bred in Johannesburg, Eoin began his career writing property brochures. From these humble beginnings he has risen through the ranks to creative director at such esteemed agencies as Draft FCB, King James, Metropolitan Republic, Lowe & Partners (both in South African and Europe) and now is the chief creative officer executive creative director of the Havas Group of Companies in Southern Africa....

Erik Du PlessisErik Du Plessis

Erik is the Chairman of Millward Brown (SA), Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business Schools unit of Neuro-Decisionmaking, Conference Speaker on matters of the brain, emotions, advertising and brand strategy, i.e. neuro-marketing....

Ernst LassErnst Lass

After completing an Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Design and Production at City Varsity in 2006, winning the coveted ‘Student of the Year' award, he went on to work for various advertising and design agencies. While working at one small seed (a pop-culture magazine and online platform), Ernst was responsible for the re-branding and redesign of the magazine and websites, resulting in an 800% increase in international sales..

Fran LuckinFran Luckin

Currently chief creative officer at Grey Africa, Fran's career spans just over two decades....

Garikai NhongoGarikai Nhongo

Garikai Nhongo is the managing director of KG&A Advertising in Rwanda and he is the group head of strategy for the global firm. He is also a blogger at www.thinkingentrepreneur.gq and www.garikainhongo.blogspot.com, an entrepreneur and a poet..

Gillian RightfordGillian Rightford

Gillian Rightford's CV is a mix of marketing, advertising, and management. A former Group MD of Lowe Bull, she started Adtherapy (www.adtherapy.co.za), a consultancy that talks to agencies and marketers about all things advertising.

Glen BosmanGlen Bosman

Having worked in film and TV advertising production since the early 90s, Glen honed his craft at Velocity with Keith Rose and Ricardo de Carvalho until 1996, when he started Freshwater films - now Bouffant - with Lourens van Rensburg. In 2008, Glen joined Catapult Commercials as executive producer, handling both local and international campaigns..

Glen MeierGlen Meier

Having kicked off his seasoned advertising career as a creative, Glen, who's more comfortable in a pair of boardshorts than a suit and tie, made his way over to the operational oversight and strategic side of the industry. That's where his key strengths lie, and that's where his decisiveness ensures Boomtown's efficiency, his strategic game plan ensures connection to clients and his project management delivers professional, consistently on-brand campaigns that give our clients value..

Graham BlackGraham Black

Freelance producer/writer and owner of One Black Sock (Pty) Ltd. I specialise in commercial production and copy..

Greg BenatarGreg Benatar

Greg Benatar is Joint Managing Director of Alliance Media, Africa's leader in Billboard & Airport Advertising. Alliance Media offers OOH opportunities on 25,000 sites in 23 African Countries..

Greg KilfoilGreg Kilfoil

New Business Development Executive at Mscsports.

Greg Viljoen

Managing Director and Founder at Bigger Than Me.

Gustav GoosenGustav Goosen

Gustav Goosen is the CEO of The SpaceStation, a digital media sales company. The SpaceStation executes world-class, multi-platform digital media solutions across more than 40 premium websites, mobile sites and apps, from leading brands at Media24, 24.com and MultiChoice, making them a leader in the rapidly growing and evolving digital advertising arena in Sub-Saharan Africa..

Harry KalmerHarry Kalmer

Harry Kalmer is the Faculty Head of Creative Brand Communication at the AAA School of Advertising Johannesburg Campus. In 2018 Harry was named the recipient of the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize for his book, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg..

Heather BakerHeather Baker

TopLine founder and CEO Heather is a digital strategist, star blogger and trainer with a passion for technology that fuels the direction of the business..

Henk PretoriusHenk Pretorius

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).

Hlumelo NdoniHlumelo Ndoni

My twitter bio uses buzz words such as ass kicker, tech geek, and Internet ninja. But when you get down to it- I'm a marketer, a blogger, a social media enthusiast and budding growth hacker..

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor who loves all things related to travel, wine, cars, and entrepreneurship. She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.

Irina HerfIrina Herf

Irina Herf is the General Manager of DCMN South Africa. When the office opened in 2017, she brought 15 years' experience in media agencies (independent and performance driven) as well as in a fashion start-up.

Iza GrekIza Grek

Energy, personal finance and food processing is the strange combination of niches I have - by hook or by crook - fallen into. I also write just about anything under the sun for all media platforms including magazine, press releases, blogs and research articles..

James HuntJames Hunt

James Hunt is the Vice President at Create Group, CNN International Commercial..

Jarred CinmanJarred Cinman

Jarred is the CEO VML South Africa, widely regarded as the best digital agency in South Africa, and a part of one of the leading digital agency networks in the world....

Jarred Mailer-LyonsJarred Mailer-Lyons

Digital Media Strategist at The MediaShop.

Jeanette GroveJeanette Grove

Jeanette is a multi-talented writer, ideas person, video editor, and director. She is fluent in four languages, and has the depth of knowledge and experience to lead social and content teams in telling a brand's stories online..

Jenni LawrenceJenni Lawrence

Jenni Lawrence is the MD Grant Thornton B-BBEE Verification Services, one of the first verification agencies accredited in South Africa. Jenni consults not just on verification, but training, scorecard compilation, gap analysis, scenario planning, consulting and strategy planning and supplier analysis.

Jerry MpufaneJerry Mpufane

Jury President IAB SA Bookmarks 2018 and Chairman of the M&C Saatchi JHB Group.

Jesse SharkieJesse Sharkie

As one of the creative group heads at Boomtown, I share the lead of a team of really tight-knit creatives and account managers with most of our work focusing within the FMCG market....

Jessica CoombsJessica Coombs

Jessica is a social media manager at Native VML and a self-confessed social media junkie, fascinated by the way social is changing human behaviour..

Jessica EdgsonJessica Edgson

Jessica Edgson decided she was going to be a writer at the age of 12, mainly because it didn't involve any maths....

Jessica TennantJessica Tennant

Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.

JG BezuidenhoutJG Bezuidenhout

I believe in the power of entrepreneurs, particularly in their ability to facilitate and promote South Africa's economic growth. My passion is developing innovative/disruptive solutions, asking why and challenging the status quo..

Johanna McDowellJohanna McDowell

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 LaurenceJohn Laurence

John is MD of HeadSpace Neuromarketing and is an experienced marketer with over 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry. As well as having worked in marketing research, he has headed the marketing divisions of two blue-chip global brands in South Africa and has developed strategy for several well-known brands.

John LittleJohn Little

John Little is regional managing partner, Middle East and Africa at The Observatory International. Between 1981 and 2009 he held the positions of MD of Ogilvy Jhb, Group MD of Leo Burnett, MD of Ogilvy Africa and CEO of GroupM, Africa.

Jon RatcliffeJon Ratcliffe

Jon is the CEO of engage Video Group, a data-driven, social video publishing business. Jon is also the chairman of the Cape Town branch of the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) and the African representative to the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on the global creative economy....

Joseph NeusuJoseph Neusu

Joseph Neusu is a digital marketer with extensive experience in digital strategy and execution, including social media. He has a great passion for understanding human behaviour and is an expert in neuroscience marketing.

Juanita PienaarJuanita Pienaar

Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant for the Marketing & Media news portal at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer..

Kai HennigesKai Henniges

Kai is the co-founder and CEO of video intelligence, a contextual video ad platform that connects publishers, content providers and brands through storytelling. Kai founded video intelligence in 2016, and previously co-founded video on demand service Viewster..

Kate WilsonKate Wilson

Kate is Client Service Director at Duke. With over 14 year's in marketing and advertising, Kate has honed her skills in searching for consumer insights, not only to build effective communication campaigns that drive behaviour change, but also in order to design and develop digital services that deliver on the needs of the consumer..

Keshia PatchiappenKeshia Patchiappen

With over 11 years of experience in both the communication and digital realms, Keshia has the learning required to give clients the edge in the highly competitive market of corporate communications. Keshia has worked for global communications agencies such as Ogilvy and GGi, and lists amongst the clients she has represented Engineering counsel of South Africa, SANOFI, Kellogg's, Ford Motors, TGR Attorneys.

Kgaugelo MaphaiKgaugelo Maphai

Kgaugelo Maphai is the Johannesburg MD of digital marketing agency The MediaShop..

Khangelani DzibaKhangelani Dziba

Khangelani Dziba is a communicator with key interests in Brand Communications and Diversity Studies. He has a sociological outlook on social issues and believes in storytelling with a difference..

Kirigo KamoreKirigo Kamore

Content Manager & Global Diversity Champion at McCann Worldgroup (Johannesburg) Executive MBA Graduate. My love of writing has brought with it an opportunity to meet different people, each of them sharing narratives imbued with wisdom gained from their own "inexhaustible variet[ies] of life." Wisdom attained from their own follies and triumphs, thereby inspiring me to try my hand at entrepreneurship..

Lauren CrooksLauren Crooks

Lauren is a psychology graduate and qualified life coach with a passion for words, people and all things digital. Her love affair with all things advertising began in 2015, where she undertook the role of traffic manager in a digital agency.

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.

Leago MonarengLeago Monareng

Leago is an intermediate - level public relations and communications consultant with over two years' working experience in the media industry. Currently a P.R Account Executive at Glasshouse Communication Management, Leago specialises in media relations, content development, event public relations and support of crisis communications..

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She's also on the 2018 Women in Marketing: Africa advisory panel, was an #Inspiring50 nominee, and can be reached at ....

Leigh CrymbleLeigh Crymble

Leigh Crymble is a senior marketing manager at a leading health insurance company in Joburg. Passionate about all things linguistic, she is interested in new ways of communicating and the online language trends in South Africa.

Lisa SteingoldLisa Steingold

Steingold is the Marketing Manager of Facebook Marketing Partner, Popimedia. Lisa takes the insights from having worked as a communications consultant and coach and couples it with her formal experience in the field of marketing and brand engagement to ensure she lives and breathes brand engagement. Her very own personal 'THEORY OF EVERYTHING' is (Authentic Engagement + Business Insight)*Innovation = Mastery®.

Louise HeferLouise Hefer

Louise Hefer has over a decade of media industry experience - currently Media Strategist and CCM (Chief Coffee Maker) at The MediaShop. She is a custodian of knowledge management, laughing, having fun and seeing the glass half full.

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..

Loyiso "The Victor" TwalaLoyiso "The Victor" Twala

Loyiso 'The Victor' Twala is a Creative Director at FCB Joburg. He was identified by the agency as a young leader with an important role to play in the agency's future, and sent to LeaderSurf to help forge additional leadership skills..

Lufuno MakungoLufuno Makungo

Lufuno Makungo is a Freelance Advertising Executive. Email: Lufuno.makungo@gmail.com.

Madelain RoscherMadelain Roscher

Described as a Public Relations (PR) doctor by her peers, Madelain Roscher is the Managing Director of PR Worx, a full-service marketing-communications agency, which she established in 2001. With 22 years' in-depth industry experience based on an impressive consulting and corporate career, the firm has achieved remarkable successes under her leadership..

Margie KnapMargie Knap

People fascinate me! Insights into what makes them tick, what they do with their time, where they go, what they do - this intrigues me. I thrive on coupling those consumer insights and a client's business challenges.

Marguerite De VilliersMarguerite De Villiers

Marguerite de Villiers is an anthropologist at strategic marketing consultancy Added Value. With three Social Science degrees, she applies her cultural insight and critical thinking in creative and innovative ways to explore the question of what it means to be human..

Maria Berrios-CarterMaria Berrios-Carter

Maria Berrios-Carter is a freelance copywriter and creative consultant, with over 12 years' experience in the communication industry. She loves the smell of freshly squeezed ideas in the morning, working with people who believe in what they do and finding a Vida Lindt in her pocket.

Marthinus Van LoggerenbergMarthinus 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.

Megan SayleMegan Sayle

Megan Sayle graduated with a BA degree, majoring in English and Philosophy, from the University of Stellenbosch. She continued her studies, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and Communications at Red and Yellow in Cape Town.

Mercia LampenMercia Lampen

Mercia is currently a digital media strategist at The MediaShop..

Mike AbelMike Abel

Mike Abel is chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel, which he launched in South Africa in February 2010. He is the former COO of Ogilvy South Africa and CEO of M&C Saatchi Australia.

mike broommike broom

I have been involved in marketing research for over 40 years, across all spheres. I started Marketing Science in 1992, Infosense (aka Infotools) in 1995 and Panel Services Africa in 2005.

Mike JonesMike Jones

It all started for Mike at a little agency called MorrisJones&Co. This is where he cut his first teeth, often alone in the strategy department working on clients like Famous Brands, Discovery and Foodcorp.

Mike SharmanMike Sharman

Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..

mohau bosiumohau bosiu

Communication Practitioner. Independent Writer.

Monica van der SpuyMonica van der Spuy

Having worked for established agencies such as Ogilvy Public Relations, Clockwork Media and Cerebra, Monica van der Spuy joined Flume in May with over 20 years' experience in the public relations field, and across many verticals including corporate, consumer, technology, property and pharmaceutical..

Motheo MatsauMotheo Matsau

Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor, is a man with a plan and a vision. He is responsible for extending shelf life of films while captivating the existing and potential audience/moviegoers.

Mpho NkomondeMpho Nkomonde

Mpho Nkomonde is the Group Account Director at Leratadima Marketing, one of South Africa's leading 100% black South African owned agencies. Mpho is an executive with unparalleled experience in brand strategy, events and communications management; Mpho has experience from a variety of industries including Publishing, Broadcast, Fashion and Music.

Nandi ZambodlaNandi Zambodla

Nandi Zambodla is currently a strategic planner at FCB Cape Town. She has completed a BA degree in international studies at the University of Stellenbosch followed by Honours in Brand Leadership at Vega. Prior to joining the strategy team, she started at FCB in account management. Her interests lie in behavioural economics, trend forecasting and youth culture..

Ndumiso NdlelaNdumiso Ndlela

Ndumiso Ndlela is a storyteller at heart. A lover of cinema, an inspiring documentary filmmaker and digital content creator.

Neil PurseyNeil Pursey

Neil is a co-founder and Director of Growth Marketing at Hoorah Digital. He believes that solving problems starts with digging into the data.

Nicci BothaNicci Botha

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 KuhneNicholas Kuhne

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 de BeerNick de Beer

Nick de Beer has over 16 years in the industry, says himself that he's "totally OCD about attention to detail". Passionate about anything Scandinavian, the region inspires his approach to design and life and he embraces all things minimal and vegan..

nick feinbergnick feinberg

Creative Director at Heart FM.

Nick HodgeNick Hodge

With over 13 years' experience as a marketer, Nicholas Hodge (38) brings a deep knowledge of digital media plans, and insight on digital extensions to integrated advertising programs..

Nicolas BakerNicolas Baker

Digital Account Director at Stratitude.

nicole glickmannicole glickman

We are all given a purpose. Mine is to communicate, to touch peoples' lives, to inspire dialogue and to hopefully make a difference in others' lives....

Nicole LiebmannNicole Liebmann

Nicole Liebmann is head of mobile for APAC and South Africa at Exponential, responsible for leading the revenue and operations for the company's mobile solutions....

Omar EssackOmar Essack

CEO Primedia Broadcasting.

Paballo MolahlehiPaballo Molahlehi

Copywriter and content manager. Unapologetically black and feminist..

Parusha PartabParusha Partab

A senior strategic planner at Joe Public United with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry, Parusha is skilled in digital strategy, consumer insights analysis, trends analysis, strategic brand consulting and strategic planning. She has a keen interest in research and media studies with a BA (Hons) focused in Information Design from University of Pretoria..

Pasqua HeardPasqua Heard

Communications Associate, DGMT.

Pepe MaraisPepe Marais

Pepe Marais is the founding partner and group chief creative officer of brand and communications group Joe Public United. He lives for creativity that deeply connects with people. His passion is to co-create an environment and culture that breed exponential growth, Growthn - the growth of Joe Public United's clients, people and ultimately our country..

Peter BarnardPeter Barnard

Peter Barnard is an art director at Flume, a digital marketing agency in Johannesburg, South Africa. During his career, he has worked with high profile clients such as Universal Music Group, Warner Bros, Samsung, Guess Jeans, Sage, Cisco, and Nedbank.

Peter LangschmidtPeter Langschmidt

Peter has spent over 35 years in research, advertising, media and marketing. He runs a customer intimacy and research consultancy called Echo that specialises in work with media owners including Naspers, Kagiso, Caxton, Facebook, the Publisher Research Council (PRC) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)..

Peter Vee

Entrepreneur, Designer, Strategist, Freelancer and owner of Vee Station and Rock Star Threads..

Philippa ClayrePhilippa Clayre

Philippa re-joined JWT in 2011 as Head of Corporate Communications for the agency's Middle East and Africa region. Her role involves narrating JWT MEA's diverse range of stories to both internal and external stakeholders, finding innovative ways for the brand's vision, mission and purpose to come alive..

Qingqile MdlulwaQingqile Mdlulwa

Mdlulwa, has been in the advertising industry for more than 22 years. He joined Collective ID as executive creative director in May 2017.

Quinton JonesQuinton Jones

Quinton Jones is director of TMI Media, TMI is future focused. Media of the future is predictive and data-led.

Rebone MasemolaRebone Masemola

Rebone Masemola is the founder of a digital Feminist platform called the WokeProject, she's a Marketer, and writer who advocates for equality and fair representation. She currently works as a Digital Marketing Manager for BET Africa..

Riaan SunnyRiaan Sunny

Riaan graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Statistics and Economics. He is never discouraged by a daunting task and he carries the same attitude when it comes to his passion - taking down complex Data Sets.

Richard DunnRichard Dunn

Richard Dunn is the CEO of Playmakers, which is the 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Discovery Sport Agency of the Year..

Richard ShottonRichard Shotton

Richard is the author of The Choice Factory, a book about applying behavioural science to advertising. He started his career as a media planner 17 years ago, working on accounts such as Coke, 118 118 and, before moving into research.

Rilind ElezajRilind Elezaj

Rilind is an experienced a Digital Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Rilind possesses a strong entrepreneurial mindset and has devoted his career to enhancing the sphere of digital marketing.

Rita DohertyRita Doherty

Group Strategy Director at Draftfcb.

Robyn CampbellRobyn Campbell

Managing Director at Hellocomputer Cape Town..

Ryan KhRyan Kh

I'm Ryan Kh, a business graduate, aims to contribute thrilling stories on startups, small businesses & big on shining platforms..

Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams

Ryan Williams is group CEO of Primedia Unlimited..

Sam SwaineSam Swaine

Sam Swaine is Group Account Director at Scout PR. She's also a journalist for B2B media publications, consumer magazines and newspapers where she focuses on arts and culture and emotional well-being..

Samantha BezuidenhoutSamantha Bezuidenhout

As a mediator from the age of 13, Samantha has always loved working with people and assisting them where she can. Whether the assistance came in the form of a hug (such a big hugger) or just sharing a kind word..

Sarah DexterSarah Dexter

Sarah is the CEO of MullenLowe South Africa. What she has learned about both knowledge and approach has put her in good stead when taking the MullenLowe challenger attitude into the market.

Senzo XuluSenzo Xulu

Lifelong learner and vocational teacher of the power of creativity and the arts..

Serge VaeziSerge Vaezi

Serge Vaezi is chief strategy officer for influence and PR in EMEA at Ogilvy..

Shantel MorganShantel Morgan

Insight Strategist at The MediaShop.

Sharon Snell

Sharon Snell holds a masters degree in law, and she is the executive head of the South African Board for Sheriffs..

Shaun RosenShaun Rosen

Shaun Rosen is managing director and founder of MobiClicks..

Shaune JordaanShaune Jordaan

Shaune Jordaan is the CEO of Hoorah, a digital consultancy focused on digital media, people-based marketing, data, CRM, creative and technology..

Sheila McGillivraySheila McGillivray

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.

Sonja FahnSonja Fahn

I have been in advertising for 20 years, 10 years of that as a creative director. My background is in design and art direction so I love creating beautiful visuals.

Suhana GordhanSuhana Gordhan

Suhana Gordhan is a Creative Director at FCB Johannesburg, where she is the creative lead on Famous Brands' Wimpy - a quick-service restaurant, and Coca-Cola South Africa....

Sylvia SchutteSylvia Schutte

Sylvia Schutte is the MD of Stratitude..

Ted ChongTed Chong

Ice Cube Marketing is a Google Partner digital marketing agency that specialises in creating persuasive ad copies that converts traffic into customers for its clients. Using data-driven approach, we help our clients achieve positive ROI from their ad campaigns.

Terry LevinTerry Levin

Founder of multi-disciplinary agency OfftheShelf. Talk to us about case studies of growing legacy African brands for the future.

Thandukwazi GcabasheThandukwazi Gcabashe

Thandukwazi Gcabashe is an Account Director at Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants, an award-winning reputation management agency with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and an Africa network that spans 18 markets..

Thomas SephekaThomas Sepheka

Thomas Sepheka is a husband, father to two boys, a research specialist and founder of Insight Story brand consultancy. He's also the drummer for a Cape Town band The Urban Legends..

Tiffany MarkmanTiffany Markman

Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated copywriter, copy editor and writing trainer who has worked for over 300 clients worldwide. She hates misplaced apostrophes, old-fashioned business writing and the word ‘revert'.

Tim LeibbrandtTim Leibbrandt

Freelance writer and musician based in Cape Town. Co-editor of the online South African contemporary art magazine ArtThrob..

Tom FelsTom Fels

Tom launched Nurun into South Africa in 2016 and is most interested in leveraging technology to drive business results. Intent on creating real value for his clients through innovation, Tom holds relationships with a number of local and international blue chip clients.

Tracey CohenTracey Cohen

Tracey-Lee Cohen started her career almost a decade and a half ago at one of the leading mobile value-added services and content providers and then gravitated to managing the marketing effort for the continent's biggest provider of prepaid tokens of value. She was a co-founder of a successful mobile dating service and has now turned her entrepreneurial hand back to her love of the mobile and wireless advertising space with the recent launch of Wifi Share..

Unathi DyaniUnathi Dyani

Unathi who is one of Boomtown's Bayeza alumni (the Boomtown internship programme). grew up in the Transkei and came to Port Elizabeth to study graphic design at NMMU.

Vaughan PattersonVaughan Patterson

Vaughan Patterson joined the company in 2012 from Antalis where he was Manager of Digital Printing Systems for more than four years. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry as end user, distributor and vendor....

Vicky GillanVicky Gillan

Vicky joined AAR in 2007 and leads all of AAR's relationship and working practices consultancy and training programmes..

Walter PikeWalter Pike

Walter has decades long experience in advertising, PR, digital marketing and social media both as a practitioner and as an academic. As a public speaker; Speaks on the future of advertising in the post - broadcast era.

Warwick SkerrittWarwick Skerritt

Student at Red & Yellow.

Wayne FlemmingWayne Flemming

With solid experience in the industry, Wayne Flemming is a business visionary and IMC content creator who describes himself as a "marketing fanatic". His bold thinking is supported by his strong strategy and leadership skills, and he is also a storyteller at heart.

Wendy BergsteedtWendy Bergsteedt

Group Head of Marketing at Coronation Fund Managers.

Werner LindemannWerner Lindemann

Werner leads Mediamark, South Africa's leading integrated, multichannel media sales house, as it continues its journey to create a converged sales capability that can help customers leverage mobile, video and content marketing, in combination with its exceptional traditional platforms....

Zubeida GoolamZubeida Goolam

With a rich history and culture, Zubeida had an impressive repertoire, spanning over many years at industry giants, before starting and then dominating with her own company BrandTruth. BrandTruth incorporates multiple levels of marketing including but not limited to consulting, social media, story-telling and full content creation.