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Adelaide PotgieterAdelaide Potgieter

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".

Adrian Miller and Prenneven GovenderAdrian Miller and Prenneven Govender

Cofounders at +27, Miller and Govender are ECD and MD respectively....

Aimee DyamondAimee Dyamond

Print is my first love, but I'm open to digital.Keepin' it current..


Aimee Serrao is a Communication Officer (Social Media Manager and Marketing) at Citiq. She holds a Masters in Communication and Media Studies from Monash University and has a passion for communications, media and copywriting.

Andre SteenekampAndre Steenekamp

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.

Andrew MacKenzieAndrew MacKenzie

Managing Director at Boomtown.

Andrew Welch & Graham LangAndrew Welch & Graham Lang

Andrew Welch is CEO of Y&R South Africa, Graham Lang is CCO Of Y&R South Africa and Africa..

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. She also conducts talks and workshops on trends in advertising, marketing and communications.

Anton ResselAnton 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 ( ), a winning mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.

Athar NaserAthar Naser

I specialise in content marketing and native advertising - two areas that I have been involved in strategically and on a ground level for many years. My media career has spanned a variety of senior roles that have lead me to start my own content agency with my personal vision - one of high quality service, products and innovation.

Atiyya KarodiaAtiyya Karodia

Social Media Manager at Native.

Audrey NaidooAudrey Naidoo

I am a professional marketer working with full experience in both traditional and digital marketing. In my current role within Absa, I am responsible for all things digital including influencing and managing the group digital media investment.

Bandile NdzisheBandile Ndzishe

Bandile Ndzishe is the CEO and Founder of Bandzishe Group, a global strategic bespoke marketing strategy consultancy - He is a prolific growth driver who delivers profits and returns on investment (ROI) from marketing resources by generating more leads, more sales and new customers.

Barry BlassoplesBarry Blassoples

I love marketing. I love it because understanding what people want, how they want it and how they want to feel when they get it is, with respect to Al Pacino, what "Keeps me sharp.

Beverley KleinBeverley Klein

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

Bianca Quinn-DiavastosBianca Quinn-Diavastos

Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the head of business solutions & strategy at 25AM. She has worked in media and publishing since 2006 and has gained a diverse range of experience spanning the marketing and strategic digital industries.

Bogosi MotshegwaBogosi Motshegwa

Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner for McCann Worldgroup, Johannesburg. He specialises in, but is not limited to, brand and communication strategy..

Boris DzhingarovBoris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as,,,

Brendan SeeryBrendan Seery

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.

Brian Tebogo MashegoBrian 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 as a Media Analyst..

Britta ReidBritta Reid

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 RautenbachBronwen Rautenbach

With an Honours degree in Information Design, Bronwen is a brand identity design expert with 16 years' experience in multi-national design agencies. She rose to executive creative director at The Brand Union's Africa and Middle East office before leaving in 2010 to found Sunshinegun with George Rautenbach....

Candice SimonCandice Simon

Candice is the Editor & Trend Analyst for TrendER Insights. Passionate about analyzing the creative progression within the field of trend forecasting, journalism and editing.

Cari Van WykCari Van Wyk

Group Editor at Bizcommunity.

Cathleen MakhethaCathleen Makhetha

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..

Cécile GorgeonCécile Gorgeon

Passionate about people and insight, Cécile joined Added Value in 2002..

Chanel MacKayChanel 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.

Charlie StewartCharlie Stewart

CEO at Rogerwilco.

Chloe HolensteinChloe Holenstein

Reader of books, writer of words, human person. Sometimes strategist, oftentimes content marketing and SEO specialist.

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.

Cindy DiamondCindy Diamond

With 17 years of experience in radio, Mediamark Sales Director Cindy Diamond is one of the most admired women working in broadcast media in South Africa. She is a founder of Mediamark, one of the country's leading media solution firms and a subsidiary of Kagiso Media.

Cindy MaritzCindy Maritz

I've been in digital since 2014 and I love it! Ad Operations is my forte. What gets me excited is the ever evolving technology and the opportunity to learn more about this industry, even outside of my role as a Campaign Manager, on a daily basis.

Claudelle NaidooClaudelle Naidoo

Audience Insights Specialist for a multi media organisation.

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, and 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.

Daphne StanfordDaphne Stanford

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.

Dave NemethDave Nemeth

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..

David SmytheDavid Smythe

David Smythe is strategy director of FCB Cape Town..

Deborah UsherDeborah Usher

Deborah Usher is Media Director at The MediaShop.

Dee StephensDee Stephens

I am a dedicated individual, an analyst at heart, SEO professional, ORM professional, accomplished Content Marketer, SMO expert, and digital media award winner. Starting out as a content producer I have evolved this business to be the cornerstone of success in all things SEO and Content Marketing for my clients.

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.

Dharmesh NagarDharmesh Nagar

Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..

Diane ChartonDiane 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.

Dr. Ludi KoekemoerDr. 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.

Dries BadenhorstDries Badenhorst

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.

Emma CarpenterEmma Carpenter

Carpenter judged the 2016 Mobile Lions, which recognise device-driven creativity....

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..

Erik du Plessis and Neil HiggsErik 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.

Felix KesselFelix 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 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.

Francois BoshoffFrancois Boshoff

Creative Director at GREY jhb.

Gaelyn ScottGaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scott is a director at ENSafrica and head of the firm's IP department. Gaelyn has 20 years' experience and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of IP rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa..

Garren CoetzeeGarren Coetzee

Garren Coetzee is the head strategist at digital marketing agency, Flume 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.

Gert HattinghGert Hattingh

Head of digital marketing at

Gil SperlingGil Sperling

Gil Sperling is the co-founder and chief technology officer of ad tech company Popimedia..

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..

Glenn JefferyGlenn Jeffery

Creative Director at GREY Johannesburg.

Gordon BarkerGordon Barker

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.

Gordon MullerGordon Muller

Africa's oldest surviving media planner. Mostly harmless..

Graeme StilesGraeme Stiles

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.

Graham CruikshanksGraham Cruikshanks

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 Du PlessisGraham Du Plessis

Graham du Plessis having completed a BA Degree in Politics has had a somewhat roundabout start to his digital career. Now at South Africa's leading online fashion retailer Zando, in the capacity of Display & Affiliate Marketing Specialist he is able to dive head first into all the new and exciting projects available within the ever changing digital eco-system.

Greg NicolsonGreg Nicolson

Greg Nicolson is a journalist at the Daily Maverick ( and iMaverick ( Follow him on Twitter at @gregnicolson and connect on LinkedIn..

Greg WrightGreg Wright

Co-founder of Cavalry Media and an experienced digital practitioner, Greg is focused on helping businesses achieve their digital directives. He makes sure that Cavalry's work is creative, technically solid and always aligned with the business objectives of our clients. These characteristics have allowed us to effectively service both local and international clients across the banking, insurance, development, technology and retail environments..

Harry Welby-CookeHarry Welby-Cooke

Leading business and executive coach and SA's Co-Master Licensee for global franchise company - ActionCOACH. For more information visit

Henk SwanepoelHenk Swanepoel

Henk Swanepoel, CEO, MeMe Mobile..

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is a freelance writer and editor at WordUp Communication. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.

Jack PetersonJack Peterson

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.

Jake BesterJake Bester

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 HurfordJames Hurford

By becoming a better speaker you can advance your career, enhance your reputation, boost your self-confidence and open up countless opportunities. If you're only able to talk with people one-on-one, you're greatly limiting your ability to grow and succeed in life. Everything at a higher level involves being able to talk with groups of people.

Call: (+27) 074 254 5811

Jarred CinmanJarred Cinman

Jarred has worked in the digital industry for more than 15 years, founded two of SA's leading digital agencies (Cambrient & VWV Interactive), & is now one of the founders & directors of NATIVE, one of the top three digital agencies in the country. He sits on the Bookmarks committee & spearheaded the development of the entry & judging system.

Jedd CokayneJedd Cokayne

Jedd has been in the media industry for 19 years and worked within media agencies and creative agencies like OMD, JWT and Joe Public. He has been lucky enough to work on some fantastic brands like Nissan, Ford, Siemens, Smart Car, Clover, MTN, Absa, Coca Cola and Famous Brands, to name a few..

Jeff OsborneJeff Osborne

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.

Jeremy MaggsJeremy Maggs

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.

Jessica WheelerJessica Wheeler

Strategic Planning Director at Grey Africa.

Jimmy TemboJimmy Tembo

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.

Johann BarnardJohann Barnard

Johannesburg-based journalist & editor covering Southern Africa for NewsBizAfrica, the new pan-African business magazine.

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 BealeJohn Beale

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 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.

Johnny JohnsonJohnny Johnson

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 DeebJonathan Deeb

Jonathan Deeb is executive creative director, FCB, Johannesburg. Follow @JonathanDeeb on Twitter..

Josephine BuysJosephine Buys

Josephine Buys is CEO of the IAB South Africa..

Kat ScholtzKat Scholtz

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 StuartKatherine Stuart

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..

Kaz HendersonKaz Henderson

Kaz Henderson is the founder and director of possibilities at Networx PR, whose offices are in Cape Town and Johannesburg....

Keanan ReisKeanan 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.

Kelly ThompsonKelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson is partner - Trade Marks, at the law firm Adams & Adams, the South African member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance..

Kevin WelmanKevin Welman

Kevin is a co-founder and director of ByDesign Communications, with over twenty years' experience in corporate communication strategy, media strategy, social media strategy and crisis counselling....

Lara-Anne DerbyshireLara-Anne Derbyshire

Lara's official role is a creative team leader but she considers herself as someone who inspires and facilitates possibility and creativity - Boomtown's values. Overseeing the creative process, Lara ensures her team find the best possible creative solutions for clients, for them to realise their possibility....

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Automotive/ICT Editor at, and Lifestyle contributor..

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..

Lerato TsotetsiLerato Tsotetsi

Lerato Tsotetsi is currently an Account Manager at Carat in Johannesburg..

Lia SmitLia Smit

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.

Lianne GodfreyLianne Godfrey

Eager to learn more about anything digital, and excited to be part of the ever-changing online advertising ecosystem, Lianne fulfills the role of Sell Side Team Leader at DQ&A South Africa. An expert in DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) and AdExchange AdX) means that she can provide specialist advice on the optimal setup and optimisation of publishers' DFP and AdX accounts..

Lisa EdwardsLisa Edwards

Robertson Edwards was formed in 2011 by Lisa Edwards and Tandi Robertson, bringing together nearly 30 years of combined experience in local and international communications strategy and execution. With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, REPR services across multiple industries and locations..

Lisa ReidLisa Reid

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.

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor:; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for and her own 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 Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..

Luca GallarelliLuca Gallarelli

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..

Lufuno MakungoLufuno Makungo

Lufuno Makungo is a Business Director at MKT Media and he writes in his personal capacity. Email:

Marc LaxMarc Lax

Marc Lax is a senior advertising and marketing professional with significant, results-oriented cross-industry management experience gained with industry-leading brands..

Mariana O'KellyMariana O'Kelly

Mariana O'Kelly is arguably one of South Africa's most awarded and respected ECDs..

Marion ScherMarion Scher

Marion Scher ( 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..

Mark ZellerMark Zeller

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 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.

Mercedes WestbrookMercedes Westbrook

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.

Michael WalkerMichael Walker

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

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 LawsMike Laws

Michael is the CEO of He has over 23 years' experience in the ICT industry, has worked in multiple mobile network operators across Africa. These include Econet Wireless and Vodacom South Africa where he was instrumental in establishing the mobile advertising division.

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..

Mike SilverMike Silver

Mike Silver is the founder of Stretch Experiential Marketing (, a Cape Town-based experiential agency specialising in concept development and activations for national campaigns. Contact Mike via , tel +021 447 0891 and, and follow @stretchmike on Twitter..

Mogorosi MashiloMogorosi Mashilo

Mogorosi has 9 years' experience as a strategic planner and in his career he has worked for global agency networks which include GREY Africa, Havas Worldwide and McCann Worldgroup. In addition, he has consulted for many more agencies through The Strategy Department, a strategy consulting agency that brought him into contact with agencies such as The Jupiter Drawing Room, Interbrand and OwenKessel Leo Burnett..

Musa MsaneMusa Msane

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!

Nicolas Pompigne-MognardNicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization) (, 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.

Noëleen BrutonNoëleen Bruton

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

Pasqua HeardPasqua Heard

Editorial Assistant at Bizcommunity.

Paula RaubenheimerPaula Raubenheimer

Paula Raubenheimer, managing director of SouthernX, has over 9 years' experience in the digital media landscape. Paula has a B Bus Science (Law) degree and completed Post-Graduate studies in Marketing and Advertising Communications.

Pepe MaraisPepe Marais

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)..

Preethi VagadiaPreethi Vagadia

Preethi Vagadia is currently a senior business architect with a service operations practice at a well-known IT company in Bangalore..

Quinton JonesQuinton Jones

Quinton Jones is director of Planit Media, SA's newest media agency offering clients "real value in media". He has 20 years' experience in media and communications working in creative agencies, as well as running media agencies and media departments..

Red & Yellow SchoolRed & 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..

Richard FirthRichard Firth

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 TaylorRichard Taylor

Head of Lab42 at Mediamark.

Rivky GraumanRivky Grauman

The newest member of the Effective Measure South Africa team and a passionate digital industry expert with agency- and client-side background, Rivky is tasked with managing relationships with publishers in the South Africa region..

Roane SwindonRoane Swindon

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 NewlanRob Newlan

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 GraceRobert Grace

Robert Grace is a founding partner and the head of strategy at M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town..

Robert ReddickRobert Reddick

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..

Robyn OettléRobyn Oettlé

Business Unit Manager of The Fort..

Rod BakerRod Baker

Rod Baker is Content Director at 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 AkermannRolf Akermann

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

Ross SergeantRoss Sergeant

Ross is MD of consulting firm Limelight consulting and has 17 years' marketing experience, having occupied senior media roles in advertisers in South Africa (First National Bank, Brandhouse), Ireland and the United Kingdom (Diageo) as well as major media agency and advertising agency groups in South Africa (FCB, OMD and MediaCom)....

Sadek Jake AlamSadek Jake Alam

Sadek Jake Alam is a professional content marketing strategist and a founder and director of Marketing at the content marketing startup MediaMuse. Sadek loves working with emerging tech-enabled startups and helping them craft content strategies that add value to the bottom line.

Scott CundillScott Cundill

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 RileySean Riley

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.

Senzo XuluSenzo Xulu

Senzo Xulu is passionate about the people that work in the advertising industry. He is currently an art director at Boomtown Agency.

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.

Sibongile LehlooSibongile Lehloo

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 PeimerSid Peimer

Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry..

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

Stephen Sandmann is a Senior Digital Strategist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

I act as business owner of Search Marketing performance across Vodacom's digital platforms. I have a keen interest in innovative, digital-lead advertising and digital marketing strategy in general..

Stuart ThomasStuart Thomas

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.

Tahier VariawaTahier Variawa

Tahier Variawa is head of conceptual design for RADAR which is really an excuse to think about everything and anything. RADAR is a before the line, beyond the line, outside the line kind of agency, which is why he likes it..

Takudzwa MadzikandaTakudzwa Madzikanda

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.

Terry Levin

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

Terry MurphyTerry Murphy

Since 2011, Terry has been with Primedia Outdoor, where she is currently marketing and marketing services executive..

Tess SulamanTess Sulaman

Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..

Thabiso DlaminiThabiso Dlamini

27 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Environmentalist.

Thabiso MoloiThabiso Moloi

An in-between introvert and extrovert, Thabiso is a curious individual who has interests in a number of topics including (but not limited to) influencer marketing, sports, technology and writing....

Tiffany MarkmanTiffany Markman

Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated freelance copywriter, copy editor and writing trainer who has worked for over 180 clients in South Africa and across the world. She is an EMPOWERDEX-certified EME who hates misplaced apostrophes and dangling modifiers but loves pizza and pina coladas.

Tim Wyatt-GunningTim Wyatt-Gunning

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.

Tony KoendermanTony Koenderman

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..

Travis BussiahnTravis Bussiahn

Travis is a media analyst who uses industry trends to create contagious and harmonious content solutions across multiple channels for brands and broadcasters alike. He understands the importance of emotional connection in content, branded or otherwise and believes in traditional media's ability to be blended with new media to profound and holistic effect.

Tseliso RangakaTseliso Rangaka

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..

Veruschka KhanVeruschka Khan

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..

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.

Warren HardingWarren Harding

Warren Harding is a public speaker, event Emcee and the presenter of BizTakeouts, the marketing and media show on 2oceansvibe radio. Each week Harding chats to the industry leaders and newsmakers from the African and South African marketing, media, digital and advertising industries.

Wayne PowellWayne Powell

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..

Will GreenWill Green

Digital Media and Marketing Entrepreneur since 2006..

William NicholsonWilliam Nicholson

William is a founding partner and producer at Arcade, an award-winning division of Egg Films specialising in brand films and music videos, with directors in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Yaron AssabiYaron Assabi

CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).

Zimaseka NjomiZimaseka Njomi

A Communications, Marketing and PR Devotee, A Writer and A Fabric Enthusiast..