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Abey Mokgwatsane

Abey Mokgwatsane is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (www.ogilvy.co.za; @OgilvySA). Apart from being one of South Africa's Mail & Guardian top 200 young leaders in 2011, he was voted one of the country's top 25 "game-changers" in The Annual 2012.

Abram Molelemane

Abram Molelemane is a journalism graduate at the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2011 he was nominated for the Record print journalist of the year award.

Al Mackay

Content Strategist at Yellowwood.

Alison Tucker

16 years of Client-side insight and brand experience and 10 & 1/2 years of global consulting experience.

Amanda Sevasti

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.

Andre Fourie

Andre Fourie has worked in the field of public relations and strategic communications for the past eight years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors. He is currently an account director at specialist B2B IT PR agency DUO Marketing + Communications..

Andrea Mitchell

Digital Marketing "veteran" specialising in training, mentoring, coaching, digital strategy and PPC.

Ann Nurock

A former CEO of Grey South Africa and president/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is back in South Africa, . She is is the South African Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specializing in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimization of B2B relationships.

Anton Harber

Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..

Anton Ressel

Anton Ressel is an experienced business development consultant, mentor and SME specialist. He is the Senior consultant at ED and CSI specialist agency Fetola (www.fetola.co.za ), a mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.

Athar Naser

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.

Attila Bernariusz

Attila Bernariusz is divisional head of Kagiso Digital and oversees the incubation of new digital and media convergence opportunities for the Kagiso Group..

Banele Rewo

Banele Rewo - Creative Director of Authentic Creatives Outdoor Platforms. An maverick start-up outdoor media company specialising in mural and freestanding outdoor advertising in LSM 3 to Afropolitan markets www.AuthenticCreatives.co.za Opinion Leader on www.eBizRadio.com every Monday 10AM CAT.

Barbara Cooke

Retired after 52 years in the business, and currently working half-day with Applied Media Logic as a data analyst..

Ben Wagner

Ben Wagner is Head and Chief Marketing Warrior of NativeSA. He has been an active member of the digital industry for more than a decade and has served on multiple industry bodies during this period.

Bhekisisa Mncube

Bhekisisa Mncube is a Communications Expert at the B74 Media Lab PR Agency and a political analyst at Gagasi 99.5.FM. He is versatile writer, communicator and media relations specialist..

Bonnie Ramaila

Bonnie Ramaila has extensive experience in marketing, advertising, PR, research, branding, and media and communications across government, public entities and the private sector. She is one of the few women marketing and communication specialists with solid and vast experience in these fields and across the three sectors.

Brett Field

Creative Director at FedGroup.

Candace McDonald

Candace McDonald has her Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is the Head of Research at Aquavision TV Productions..

Catherine Milward-Bridges

Catherine Milward-Bridges is a passionate communication specialist and founder of simplyput.co.za. She's guided various clients in taking their engagement efforts from good to great, and has 'basked with them' in the results..

Chanel Mackay

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.

Chemory Gunko

MD & Creative Director of Dsignhaus, Chemory Gunko, is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others..

Chris Gotz

Chris Gotz is the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town. He is also the current chairperson of the Creative Circle and on the Board of the Loerie Awards..

Chris Human

Chris is a strategist specialising in new brand development and through-the-line (media neutral) communication campaign work. At Engage Brandcraft, he is tasked with the building and implementation of client's brand-building strategies and concepts as well as the development of their respective brand identities and cultures.

Chris James

Having been trained as an economics-thinker, I was lead to an inherent interest in behavioural economics and the reasons behind why we make the decisions that we do. I spent a year honing and crafting my experiences as a Brand Strategist at The Brand Union in Woodstock, Cape Town, before accepting the opportunity to become the Strategy Manager at Drawfour, a fledging, upfront and exciting new design and branding agency..

Chris Moerdyk

Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is executive chairman of Bizcommunity. He used to be head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.

Christopher Smith

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.

Claudio Milo

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.

Clint Bryce

Clint is the Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris. He has over 21 years experience in advertising and marketing.

Craig Page-Lee

Craig Page-Lee is Managing Director at Posterscope South Africa, an Out-of-Home communications agency..

Dan Fletcher

Dan Fletcher is the former managing editor of Facebook, and has written for Bloomberg and TIME magazine..

Danette 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.

Daniel Pinch

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.

Danielle Jaffit

Digital Strategist at NATIVE.

Danni Dixon

Danni Dixon joined TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg in November 2012 as General Manager..

Daphney Mngomeni

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.

Daryn Smith

Daryn Smith is the Executive Director of Product and Marketing at MPULL, a Marketing Software start-up based in Cape Town. He has lead Marketing teams in Africa for Global brands before joining MPULL, and now merges two of his passions Marketing and Tech..

David Barnard

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 Mattin

David Mattin is the Lead Strategist at trendwatching.com, responsible for trend thinking across free and Premium content. He started his career on the features desk at The Times, and has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio.

Dawn Rowlands

Dawn Rowlands is the CEO of Aegis Media South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. She has over 20 years of experience in the media industry and has most notably been a shareholder founding partner of Nota Bene, a strategy agency in South Africa, and is also the founder of Posterscope SA.

Daya Coetzee

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..

Deseré Orrill

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. 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

Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner a Digital, Web PR and Social media agency - Gullan&Gullan..

Diane Charton

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 Myers

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

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.

Donna Rachelson

Donna Rachelson is the CEO and founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, a company that specialises in personal branding and marketing - and the author of the best-selling book of the same name. Donna can be contacted on or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..

Douglas Kruger

Douglas Kruger has won the SA Championships in both a sporting pursuit and an intellectual one. He is a three-time winner of the SA National Skateboarding Championships, and a five-time winner of the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking.

Dylan Balkind

Dylan is a hybrid Copywriter and Freelance Writer with TTL and Digital experience. Passionate about the art of writing and its ability to motivate emotion, he blogs at www.three-cents.com.

Estelle Nagel

Estelle Nagel has worked in PR and marketing for 6 years and is currently PR Account Manager at DUO Marketing, a marketing and communications firm focusing on the ICT sector in South Africa..

Evan-Lee Courie

Evan-Lee Courie is Group Editor and Social Media Manager at Bizcommunity.com, as well as a Biz Lifestyle contributor. Follow him on Twitter at @evan1985.

Felix Kessel

Born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where writing was the only way to survive the suburban ennui of his homeworld, Felix Kessel wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2006 he moved to a different universe - brand activation - shortly thereafter cofounding a new entity, OwenKessel (www.owenkessel.com), to tackle the holistic communication needs of brands.

Ferdie Bester

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.

Fose Segodi

Segodi Samalekane is a news and current affairs producer, politics student and co-founder of 882 People; a brand and talent management agency. He is also an aspiring author and political analyst with an interest in the politics of difference.

Gaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scott is Director and Head of Intellectual Property at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has 17 years experience. She practises as an attorney in the intellectual property department and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa.

Gail Schimmel

Gail Schimmel is a specialist in advertising law. She runs a consultancy - Clear Copy (www.clearcopy.co.za) - that offers advice to marketers and advertisers in relation to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and other aspects of advertising law.

Gavin Levinsohn

Managing Director at Ogilvy Cape Town.

Gerhard Jacobs

Gerhard's first love is writing and communication in all its forms. He has a degree of affection for food, politics, talking loudly and staring at plants.

Gil Sperling

Gil Sperling is the chief technology officer at Popimedia. An electrical engineer by training he is also skilled in software engineering which helped him earn Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) badge, the only one in Africa at present and one of 260 such companies in the world.

Gillian Rightford

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

Gordon Geldenhuys

Gordon Geldenhuys heads up the Online Reputation Management division of Acceleration Media, a strategic digital media consultancy and Radian6 Authorised Reseller. He is responsible for developing online reputation management strategies and facilitating the licensing of Radian6 to companies in South Africa.

Grant Shippey

Grant is a self confessed serial entrepreneur and the CEO & Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg..

Gys Kappers

Gys Kappers is CEO of WyseTalk..

Hando Sinisalu

CEO at Best Marketing International.

Hannah Connor

Hannah Connor is a marketing strategist for the Vouchercloud.net coupon site. Hannah has experience in developing content, social media strategies and promotions globally.

Harriet Gavshon

Harriet Gavshon is an award winning Managing Director for one of South Africa's leading film and television production companies - Quizzical Pictures. Her passion for the industry and commitment to telling rich, relevant stories through quality production saw Harriet winning the Woman of Courage and Vision Crystal Award from Women in Film in 1998.

Helena Green

Helena Green is a digital freelancer working under the brand of Get Me Online. Her mission it is to implement growth in small businesses by harnessing the online and digital environment to increase sales, building their customer base through her experience and knowledge of the internet and its various marketing avenues.

Hilton Rose

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.

Ilse van den Berg

Ilse is the editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital.

Ivan Moroke

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.

James Hurford

James Hurford | Plain-language writer | Corporate Trainer | Author of 'How to write well' | James specialises in writing in plain language. With over 25 years of experience, he brings a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to every organisation he works with.

Jennifer Leppington-Clark

Jennifer Leppington-Clark is an Account Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa.

Jerome Hendricks

Sales Manager at Database 360, a Cape Town-based strategic marketing consultancy specialising in lead generation and database profiling.

Jerome Mouton

34 South Media is a video content agency who specializes in producing branded content. We focuses on several key aspects of YouTube Marketing, the creation of engaging content, advertising campaigns and channel management.

Jessica McEndoo

Executive at at Experience iT.

Johan Walters

Technical Account Director at digital media consultancy, Acceleration Media.

Johanna 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 Cooney

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 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.

Jonathan Stilwell

Jonathan Stilwell is a senior copywriter who has worked at some of South Africa's top agencies. With 16 years' experience in the industry, he has created campaigns for some of the country's leading brands.

Justin McCarthy

Justin is a retail, tech, media and telecoms junkie and a lifelong fan of rugby, wine and long copy. Persuasion comes in many forms - subtlety is not his favourite and he defends the right to offend.

Kat Potgieter

An adventurous knowledge-junkie, Kat is curious about all things digital. She has moved into the digital marketing communications arena and is currently the in-house digital and communications specialist for chef school Capsicum CulinaryStudio.

Katlego Ledimo

Katlego Ledimo is a young'un who enjoys reading and learning from others. She has an opinion and she will share it to avoid her brain from exploding.

Keanan Reis

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.

Keeran Sewsunker

Newsroom Media Content provides copywriting, news, photography and research services across several media platforms..

Kevin Liebenberg

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

Kevin Lourens is Chief Growth Officer at NATIVE VML and is responsible for client service and business development..

Lebo Mukansi

Chief Strategist at Inventors Kitchen. Twitter @Lebza1Mukansi.

Lee Helme

Lee Helme is a copywriter and blogger for Pulling Rabbits Design & Advertising. When she's not loving words, she's loving dictionaries.

Lee Wanless

Account Manager at PR Expert.

Leigh Harris

Project director at Added Value South Africa.

Linda Gibson

Linda Gibson is CEO at Ads24, Media24's newspaper and digital sales arm. She joined the company at the end of 2008.

Lisa Basson

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).

Lize Mills

Lize Mills is a senior lecturer in the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University..

Louise Marsland

Louise Marsland is publishing editor of TRENDAFRiCA.co.za and a journalist, columnist, trainer and speaker in the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa, and a specialist in B2B media. Email her on , read her at www.trendafrica.co.za and follow her on Twitter at @Louise_Marsland..

Louise Robinson

Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting..

Luise Allemann

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.

Luke McKend

Formerly an industry head for Google UK, Luke Mckend is the country director for Google South Africa (www.google.com/Africa; google-africa.blogspot.com; @googleafrica; adwords.blogspot.com). For more, email ..

Manas Kumar

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.

Marcus Stephens

Marcus Stephens is general manager at Howzit MSN As general manager of Howzit MSN - a division of Kagiso Media - he overseas the strategic growth and day-to-day running of one of South Africa's largest Web portals. Stephens has more than 18 years of experience in advertising and publishing across new and traditional media..

Mark Porter

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.

Mark Schefermann

My knowledge and enthusiasm for the digital world enables me to think creatively and challenge briefs. My passion is strategy and showing how digital can open new opportunities for clients.

Mark Zeller

Mark Zeller is the Group Marketing Assistant at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa: "I am a brand obsessed millennial; and love big ideas, marketing and social media. I am passionate about the creative communications business, continuously learning at O&M, curious about the world, and chasing a dream.".

Matthew Arnold

Matthew is Head of Media at NATIVE. He is addicted to everything and anything digital.

Melissa Baird

Melissa Baird is a sustainability communication strategist at Ogilvyearth South Africa whose career has included multi-faceted marketing communications campaigns in traditional advertising, interactive television, web based marketing and book and magazine publishing..

Mfundo Ntsibande

is the Managing Director at Slick Branding and Media, a boutique agency specialising in marketing/branding solutions, and media brands. He is a former marketing manager for radio, tv and print brands..

Michael Walker

Head of search and web analytic's at Acceleration Media..

Michael Wood

Michael Wood is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South and Sub Saharan Africa. Michael has many years international experience where he held the positions of Marketing Director, Sales Director & Managing Director with the Gillette company and Procter & Gamble..

Michal Wronski

Mike is technologist, entrepreneur and MD of Fuseware (www.fuseware.net, @fuseware), a company specializing in social media analytics and digital research. Mike's experience involves working with technology in its various forms to enhance the way businesses operate and disrupt the way brands connect with customers.

Mike Silver

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 +27 (0)21 802 1344 and facebook.com/stretchexp, and follow @stretchmike on Twitter..

Naseem Javed

Naseem Javed, recognised as a world authority on corporate image and global name identities, is a harsh critic of casual and accidental naming. He is a dynamic speaker on corporate image and branding issues, and is also the author of Naming for Power and Domination, the GTLD Name Game.

Natasha McClymont

Natasha McClymont is MD of Fresh Brand Activation, a Cape-based agency specialising in below-the-line marketing boasting clients such as Three Ships Whisky, CapeNature and BP. Contact details: website www.freshba.co.za | Facebook page WeAreFreshAM.

Neil Kirby

Neil Kirby is director: health care and life sciences law of Werksmans. He is the chair of the Medicine and Law Committee of the International Bar Association.

Nick Durrant

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.

Nicole Zetler

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..

Nivin Xavier

Nivin is a marketer for over 12 years. His basic forte lies in building from scratch, startup and small business consulting.

Noëleen Bruton

Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..

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).

Oresti Patricios

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.

Paul Scott

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.

Pete Hutchings

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 Mann

Peter Mann is a founder of Meropa Communications (www.meropa.co.za) and has been CEO since 1989. He worked for most of South Africa's major newspapers as journalist for 15 years before that.

Pierre Cassuto

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.

Rachel Sikwane

Rachel Sikwane is a senior associate at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) and has six years' experience as an attorney in the intellectual property department. She specialises in trademark and copyright litigation, domain name disputes, company and close corporation name objections, ASA disputes as well as passing-off and unlawful competition matters.

Ramiz Islam

Ramiz Islam is a professional writer at Wholesale Pages, who loves to share his expertise about marketing trends for wholesale business. He has been working in the wholesale business sector for many years and has a deep interest in wholesale market, investing trends and international business management.

Refiloe Mataboge

I am fascinated by the never ending pursuit to understand human behaviour and translating this knowledge into actionable insights that can be used advertisers and marketers..

Reghard Goussard

CEO at Arctic Circle Brand Institute.

Rob Lith

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.

Robert Jameson

Strategy Analyst at Yellowwood.

Rod Baker

Rod Baker is Content Director at Bizcommunity.com. A journalist since before computers, he worked on a wide range of magazines and, in his youth, rose through the ranks from being a lowly and abused sub-editor, to a high and still abused editor and publisher.

Rolf Akermann

Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....

Ruth Steyn

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.

Sanele Mgaga

Sanele Mgaga is a media strategist at SABC Radio Airtime Sales. He has been a strategist for just over two years.

Sara Butchart

Sara Butchart is Strategy Director at Kaelo..

Sarah Doody

Sarah Doody is user experience consultant and designer who specializes in product and brand development. She is passionate about helping teams use the power of storytelling to turn their ideas into thoughtful product experiences.

Shauneen Procter

Shauneen Procter is Managing Partner of Idea Engineers Advertising & PR agency..

Sid Peimer

Sid Peimer has established himself as one of the great adventurers in the field of strategic planning..

Sindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..

Stephen Sandmann

Stephen Sandmann is an SEO Strategist at Neo@Ogilvy, a division of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa. He has a keen interest in everything digital..

Steve Ferguson

Steve Ferguson is an attorney who specialises in the field of intellectual property and IT law. Steve has been involved in the tech and media industries since 2003 and has helped a number of exciting businesses, including Bizcommunity, navigate the legal issues facing them in the digital age..

Styli Charalambous

Styli Charalambous is the CEO of the Daily Maverick and a chartered accountant by profession..

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra is an SEO & Social Media Consultant at TisIndia, in Noida (UP), India. TIS India is a leading web design development and social media marketing company offers innovative web solutions to world-wide clients..

Sue Northam

Sue Northam is a curious Capetonian with a desire to discover and capture stories of innovative and inspiring projects and people. She explores initiatives that are impactful and making a difference in her city.

Suhana Gordhan

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.

Tamlyn McPherson

Tamlyn McPherson is a copywriter at human.kind. She is a Copywriting graduate from the Red and Yellow School of Advertising, prior to which she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town, majoring in English, Media and Film.

Tarryn Pitchers

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.

Tatenda Chiweshe

Tatenda Chiweshe is the CEO of Media Trace, a specialised outdoor media insights company operating across Africa. Contact Tatenda on +27 (0)74 839 7440 or email him on ..

Ted Leonhardt

Ted Leonhardt currently assists companies in the US and UK by offering the seminar "Negotiating Success," and business consulting services covering: acquisitions, strategic positioning, partner communications, sales and marketing..

Terry Levin

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.

Tess Sulaman

Stop naked email..

Thamsanqa Malinga

Thamsanqa D. Malinga is a marketing communications practitioner with industry experience spanning over 10 years in different sectors.

Thandi Guilherme

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

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

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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.

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Tralone Khoza

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Wayne Harrison

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