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Abey MokgwatsaneAbey 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.

Adam WeberAdam Weber

Adam Weber is Executive Creative Director, Joe Public..

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".

Aimee DyamondAimee Dyamond

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

Al MackayAl Mackay

Content Strategist at Yellowwood.

Alison TuckerAlison Tucker

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

Amanda SevastiAmanda 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 FourieAndre 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..

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.

Andrea MitchellAndrea Mitchell

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

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 specializing in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimization of B2B relationships. She also conducts workshops on Thought Leadership.

Anton HarberAnton 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 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 (www.fetola.co.za ), a winning mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.

Antonio PetraAntonio Petra

Antonio Petra is Head of Strategy and Insight at NATIVE, he has over 15 years experience in the digital environment, and is a specialist in strategy, and data science.He is recognized as an industry expert both locally and internationally in this field..

Athar NaserAthar 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 BernariuszAttila 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 RewoBanele Rewo

Banele Rewo - Creative Director at I Create We Create Education Development Agency. A maverick education company that facilitates entrepreneurial education and career development for youth in creative careers beyond the limitations of formal academic studies. www.icreatewecreate.co.za ICWC: Business of Creativity is the largest youth conference in Africa along with quarterly discipline specific Business Of: Music, Fashion and Brand.

Barbara CookeBarbara Cooke

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

Ben WagnerBen Wagner

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

Beverley KleinBeverley Klein

Beverley Klein is the Deputy Editor at Bizcommunity.com. Follow @BevCPT.

Bezi PhiriBezi Phiri

A professional juggler with an art directing profession in one hand and a love for writing and telling stories. Email: .

Bonnie RamailaBonnie 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.

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.

Brett FieldBrett Field

Creative Director at FedGroup.

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 e.tv 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..

Catherine Milward-BridgesCatherine Milward-Bridges

Catherine Milward-Bridges is a passionate communication specialist and founder of simplyput.co.za. Catherine guides her clients in taking their engagement efforts from good to great; and helps them optimise social media with strategic know-how..

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.

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 AndersonChris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a Copywriter at CREACHA - a full service Agency, where, with the rest of the CREACHAs, they have embarked on a journey to creatively change the world..

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 GotzChris 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 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.

Christopher SmithChristopher 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.

Claire ButlerClaire Butler

Content Marketing professional based in Cape Town. Her professional passion lies within visual storytelling, creative thinking and all things digital.

Claudelle NaidooClaudelle Naidoo

Audience Insights Specialist for a multi media organisation.

Claudio MiloClaudio 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.

Craig SteynCraig Steyn

Interested in Digital Marketing Strategy..

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.

Daniel PinchDaniel 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 JaffitDanielle Jaffit

Digital Strategist at NATIVE.

Daphney MngomeniDaphney 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 SmithDaryn 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 BarnardDavid 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 SmytheDavid Smythe

David Smythe is strategy director of FCB Cape Town..

Dawn RowlandsDawn Rowlands

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

Daya CoetzeeDaya 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..

Deborah UsherDeborah Usher

Deborah Usher is Media Director at The MediaShop.

Desiree GullanDesiree Gullan

Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner of digital, web PR and social media agency - Gullan&Gullan..

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.

Dina MyersDina 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-MyersDina 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.

Douglas KrugerDouglas Kruger

Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and author of the books 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.

Dr. 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 driven by the knowledge that what I do positively changes people's situations. Currently Africa Account Manager at Bizcommunity.

Dylan BalkindDylan Balkind

Even the person who can sell ice to Eskimos needs have a way of letting the world know. Words.

Dylan LaubscherDylan Laubscher

Dylan Laubscher, Founder and Managing Director, DIMA, has worked in through-the-line advertising as well as strategy based in-store and digital marketing with Unilever, P&G, GSK, Coca Cola, Spar group, Mondelez, BDF, Distell and Tiger brands at companies like TBWA; FCB and Barrows. Dylan Leads the DIMA team to create unique contextual design 'ideations' and solutions..

Elton OllerheadElton Ollerhead

MD of Mediamark.

Estiaan RobbetzeEstiaan Robbetze

Estiaan Robbetze has a passion for marketing and media and has nine years experience in the media industry. With a BA in Corporate Communication, he plunged into the media industry in 2006.

Evan-Lee CourieEvan-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.

Ferdie BesterFerdie 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 SegodiFose 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.

Francois BoshoffFrancois Boshoff

Creative Director at GREY jhb.

Françoise HendersonFrançoise Henderson

Françoise Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, is a the co-founder of Rubric. She oversees Worldwide Production and is responsible for localisation methodology and human resources.

Gaelyn ScottGaelyn 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 SchimmelGail Schimmel

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

Gareth SlavenGareth Slaven

Gareth Slaven is CEO of Ensight, a marketing automation platform that delivers relevant, personalised communications, on the platforms and devices your audiences prefer. Twitter: @gthinking0.

Garren CoetzeeGarren Coetzee

Garren Coetzee is the head strategist at digital marketing agency, Flume www.flume.co.za. Flume's focus is to bring business to their client's business by creating brand awareness, building brand reputation and making sure that the funnel and mechanism is optimised for results.

Gary AllemannGary Allemann

MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..

Gavin LevinsohnGavin Levinsohn

Managing Director at Ogilvy Cape Town.

Gerhard JacobsGerhard 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 SperlingGil 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 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.

Glenn JefferyGlenn Jeffery

Creative Director at GREY Johannesburg.

Gordon GeldenhuysGordon Geldenhuys

Gordon Geldenhuys heads up the Social Media & Insights division of 25AM, a strategic digital consultancy and Salesforce Marketing Cloud Authorised Reseller. He is responsible for developing social media strategies and facilitating the licensing of Salesforce Marketing Cloud to companies in South Africa..

Graeme WilsonGraeme Wilson

Graeme has been in the software and telecommunications industry for more than a decade, in various roles concentrating in sales and business development - notably at MTN Business, Verizon and SEACOM. His successful track record of delivering growth and innovation in close alignment with customers' business requirements has earned him a reputation as results-orientated professional.

Grant ShippeyGrant Shippey

Grant Shippey is the CEO and Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg. Grant has incubated and launched a number of digital initiatives.

Greg McFarlaneGreg McFarlane

Gregory McFarlane is the man behind creative agency, Where is my Horse? (WIMH) Rooted in branding and design, simply put, McFarlane specialises in the delivery of solutions to brand problems. He effectively offers up a space, within WIMH, where brands are sacrosanct and nurtured, where client and agency are encouraged to enjoy the journey along the multi channelled, ever changing media super highway, where honesty and integrity is paramount and results, the pinnacle of success..

Greg WrightGreg Wright

Greg Wright heads up Cavalry Media, a digital design, development and marketing agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gugu SitholeGugu Sithole

After several years of working, racking up experience in government communications, promotions, television broadcasting, PR and experiential marketing, I'd like to think of myself as standing for individualism, big thinking, and clever solutions. Naturally, I'm always looking to work with people who have the same ideals.

Hando SinisaluHando Sinisalu

CEO at Best Marketing International.

Hannah ConnorHannah 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.

Hansie SmitHansie Smit

Hansie Smit is a self-employed writer who answers to no one (except his clients). He spends a lot of time in coffee shops tapping into free wi-fi making sure he buys a bran muffin every time to ease the inevitable guilt he feels getting something for free.

Harry HerberHarry Herber

Harry Herber has a passion for delivering on promises and an attitude that demands that The MediaShop 'goes the extra mile'. With a BA in Classics and Anthropology behind him, Harry plunged into the media industry in 1975.

Harry Welby-CookeHarry Welby-Cooke

Harry Welby-Cooke is a leading business and executive coach and South Africa's master licensee for global franchise company ActionCOACH. For more information visit www.actioncoachsa.co.za.

Helena GreenHelena 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.

Henk SwanepoelHenk Swanepoel

Henk Swanepoel, CEO, MeMe Mobile..

Hilton RoseHilton 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.

Ian DrummondIan Drummond

Ian Drummond brings his passion for media and marketing to the task of leading Mediamark's growth beyond its roots in FM radio. While heading up the convergence division at Mediamark he was responsible for the creation and execution of multimedia solutions that drove growth for Mediamark and delivered exceptional business value to the company's clients..

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is a content creator and editor, currently travelling around Northern Italy. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.

Ingrid von SteinIngrid von Stein

Marketing Manager - firstcoast.

Ivan MorokeIvan 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.

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

James Hurford | International Professional Speaker | Bestselling Author

James has over 25 years of experience working in top London Advertising Agencies. He's been a creative on accounts such as; British Airways, British Telecom, Barclays Wealth, American Express, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Shell.

James now brings his vast amount of knowledge and expertise to individuals and businesses around the world.

Jane StevensonJane Stevenson

Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...

Jason StewartJason Stewart

Jason Stewart is the co-founder and MD of HaveYouHeard (www.haveyouheard.co.za), South Africa's first specialist word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM) agency. Jason attended Red & Yellow School of Advertising, where he obtained a postgraduate higher diploma in marketing and advertising communications management and later went on to work abroad in Nigeria and the UK.

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.

Jennifer Leppington-ClarkJennifer Leppington-Clark

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

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.

Jerome HendricksJerome Hendricks

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

Jessica GregoryJessica Gregory

As head strategist at Crimson Room Communications, I have firsthand experience in developing highly integrated and cohesive campaigns across a variety of industry touch points - from PR to Experiential and Shopper Marketing sects. Overseeing an extensive list of key accounts with clients such as P&G Prestige, Edcon and Nestle; I have developed an acute understanding of trends, consumer patterns and behaviours, the economy of brands and the returns on effective brand strategies..

Jessica McEndooJessica McEndoo

Executive at at Experience iT.

Jessica TaylorJessica Taylor

Jess is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.

Jessica WheelerJessica Wheeler

Strategic Planning Director at Grey Africa.

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

Johan Walters, a Digital Marketing Specialist, helps organisations to use data and analytics to track the performance of their online campaigns against their business objectives. With over 15 years of experience in the digital and online market, he specialises in helping clients to harness the power of ad serving, tracking, reporting and analysis to enhance their digital campaigns and strategies..

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 CooneyJohn 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 HarveyJohn Harvey

John Harvey is Media Relations Consultant at Roger Wilco, an established, award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cape Town. He was weaned and came of age on a very unhealthy diet of newsprint and post-midnight deadlines - yet still comes back for more..

John 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.

Jonathan DeebJonathan Deeb

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

Joseph NeusuJoseph Neusu

Let me help you with all your digital marketing needs. I offer onsite and offsite training as well as consultancy.

Justin McCarthyJustin 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 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..

Katlego LedimoKatlego Ledimo

Katlego Ledimo is driven by learning and results keep a smile on her face. She is currently an Account Manager, working in the PR and Marketing Industry.

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.

Keeran SewsunkerKeeran Sewsunker

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

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 LourensKevin Lourens

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

Lebo MukansiLebo Mukansi

Chief Strategist at Inventors Kitchen. Twitter @Lebza1Mukansi.

Lee WanlessLee Wanless

Account Manager at PR Expert.

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is senior editor of the marketing and media industry at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..

Leigh HarrisLeigh Harris

Project director at Added Value South Africa.

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.

Lisa BassonLisa 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 MillsLize Mills

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

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

Louise has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa for 20 years. She was Editor of Bizcommunity.com; Editor-in-Chief of AdVantage magazine; edited The New Age newspaper weekly Media & Marketing Page; Editor of Marketing Mix magazine; Editor of Progressive Retailing magazine; and writes on the industry as a specialist columnist, trends commentator and speaker.

Louise RobinsonLouise Robinson

Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.

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..

Luise AllemannLuise 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.

Lwandile FikeniLwandile Fikeni

An adman during the day and a writer of fiction and essays in the evenings, Lwandile Fikeni has been with Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town since October 2013..

Manas KumarManas 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.

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..

Marcus StephensMarcus 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..

Marie RocherMarie Rocher

I help brands create engaging content to share with their communities - through their websites, social media channels and custom magazines..

Marion ScherMarion Scher

Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..

Mark PorterMark 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 SchefermannMark 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 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 BothaMarthinus Botha

Marthinus Botha is a passionate marketer with a keen interest in understanding what it is that drives consumers. His entrepreneurial nature has seen him bring to market the Green Shebeen organic wine brand which is being distributed internationally.

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold

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

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 Kalahari.net.

Michael WoodMichael Wood

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

Michal WronskiMichal Wronski

Mike is technologist, entrepreneur and previous MD of Fuseware (http://www.fuseware.net, @fuseware), a company specializing in social media analytics and research. Fuseware was acquired by Ornico Group in May 2015, where Mike joined the team as a business development manager.

Mike SilverMike 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 +021 447 0891 and facebook.com/stretchexp, and follow @stretchmike on Twitter..

Mike TabernerMike Taberner

Mike Taberner is a Partner and Director at Brandesign, a brand development company. He consults on brand development and marketing channels to be used by clients.

Mogorosi MashiloMogorosi Mashilo

Mogorosi is part of McCann Johannesburg strategy team and has seven years' experience as strategic planner. His passion lies in finding insights that will unlock a brand's full potential and value. LinkedIn: Mogorosi Mashilo Twitter: @mogorosi28.

Natasha McClymontNatasha 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.

Natasha WrightNatasha Wright

Natasha Wright is a senior associate in Trade Mark Litigation at Adams & Adams..

Nick DurrantNick 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 ZetlerNicole 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 XavierNivin Xavier

Nivin Xavier is an entrepreneur and marketer from his ninth grade. Failures and success seasoned Digital Marketer exploring the relationship between business, humans, data and technology to data-driven decisions for refined human experiences.

Odette van der HaarOdette 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 PatriciosOresti 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 ScottPaul 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.

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)..

Pete HutchingsPete 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 MannPeter 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 CassutoPierre 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.

Ramiz IslamRamiz 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 GoussardReghard Goussard

CEO at Arctic Circle Brand Institute.

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.

Rob LithRob 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 JamesonRobert Jameson

Strategy Analyst at Yellowwood.

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..

Rod BakerRod 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 AkermannRolf Akermann

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

Ruth GolemboRuth Golembo

Passionate about building brands and corporate reputations..

Ruth SteynRuth 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 MgagaSanele Mgaga

Sanele is a Media Strategist for SABC's Business Unit Intelligence, focusing primarily on Radio Airtime Sales. He has an Honours Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg and is on the AMASA Committee for the 2014/15 year.

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.'.

Senzo XuluSenzo Xulu

Art Director at Boomtown.

Shauneen ProcterShauneen Procter

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

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

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

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

Stephen Sandmann is a Senior SEO Specialist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..

Steve FergusonSteve 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..

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.

Styli CharalambousStyli Charalambous

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

Sue NorthamSue 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 GordhanSuhana 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.

Tarryn PitchersTarryn 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 ChiwesheTatenda 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 ..

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 SulamanTess Sulaman

Managing Director of Rocketseed South Africa.

Thabiso DlaminiThabiso Dlamini

25 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Environmentalist | Ornican at Ornico Media Information | BizCommunity PR contributor.

Thandi GuilhermeThandi 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 KolsterThomas 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 OosthuizenThomas Oosthuizen

Thomas Oosthuizen is a marketing and brand strategist (www.drthomasbrand.co.za) who focuses on helping clients achieve greater marketing and brand success by spending less, for which he has devised his own methodologies. He has consulted widely to major companies across Africa and the Middle East and holds a doctorate in marketing communications.

Tiffany 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.

Tiffany MorrisTiffany Morris

Tiffany Morris is a Copywriter at OgilvyOne Worldwide, Johannesburg. OgilvyOne Worldwide is a leading Digital Agency in South Africa.

Tim AllemannTim Allemann

Experienced brand and communication strategist at Hatch Strategy, offering consulting services to marketers and agencies. Tim@hatchstrategy.co.za.

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.

Tom MannersTom Manners

Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..

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..

Tralone KhozaTralone Khoza

Tralone is a writer, marketer, loves anything, marketing, brands and PR related. She has a BA communication degree and holds a post graduate diploma in Marketing (IMM).

Travis 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.

Velly BosegaVelly Bosega

Velly is the CEO of AdClick Africa,the fastest growing multiplatform and multiscreen advertising network in Africa. We deliver the best engagement for advertisers, maximum revenue for publishers and the best engaging advertising experience for internet users.

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 Pike (@walterpike), the founder of PiKE | New Marketing (www.pike.co.za), brings data, tech, social science and marketing, advertising and PR skills together in a Social 3.0 methodology called DIRECTED ACTIVISM which he then deploys in brands, social change and political election campaigns. Provides INSIGHTS into Social Networks by analysing their structure and the roles of participants and recommends strategy based on that. Professional PUBLIC SPEAKER on the future of Advertising..

Warren HardingWarren Harding

Radio presenter of BizTakeouts - the Marketing and Media radio show on 2OceansVibe Radio for http://www.biztakeouts.com Business Development Director for John Brown Media SA.

Wayne BishopWayne Bishop

After completing his B Com degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2003, Wayne began a 6 month internship at OMD Media South Africa. It wasn't long before his passion for strategy emerged and he took up a post at WPP's Nota Bene spending 4 years with the Unilever team.

Will GreenWill Green

Digital Media and Marketing Entrepreneur since 2006..

Yaron AssabiYaron Assabi

CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).

Zimaseka NjomiZimaseka Njomi

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