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Abram MolelemaneAbram Molelemane

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

Adriaan MockeAdriaan Mocke

Service Line and Capability Lead at Avanade.

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.

Andile QokweniAndile Qokweni

Andile Qokweni is Business Unit Head at Carat, Carat, one of the world's leading independent media planning & buying agencies and a market-leader in digital and non-traditional media solutions..

Andre 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..

Andrea MitchellAndrea Mitchell

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

Angela HornAngela Horn

I am a skilled web content writer and blogger with a people-focused outlook. I have four years experience researching, developing and editing well crafted, engaging blog posts and articles across a wide range of topics.

Ann DruceAnn Druce

Ann heads up Octarine, a marketing communications and advertising agency, where she focuses on copywriting and marketing strategies for clients in the professional and industrial sectors. Prior to that, Ann spent 15 years in marketing management for major companies including Unilever and Adcock Ingram before joining an ad agency..

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)..

Athar Naser

I am a university graduate with a first class honors degree in Multimedia Design, Technology & Communications. I am also a highly skilled media professional with 7 years of comprehensive experience in a variety of sales driven roles.

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..

Avhasei MukomaAvhasei Mukoma

Avhasei Mukoma is chairman of Mukoma Attorneys (www.mukomaattorneys.co.za). He is writing a book on competition in broadcasting and telecommunications industries in South Africa.

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 NativeSA. He has been an active member of the digital industry for more than a decade and has served on multiple industry bodies during this period.

Benedicta DubeBenedicta Dube

Benedicta is MD of HQ Media, a strategic media and communications firm based in Johannesburg. She is a journalist, writer and editor by training and profession.

Bernard MatlhagaBernard Matlhaga

Appointed in 2012 as Ogilvy & Mather South Africa MD of Brand Activation, Bernard Matlhaga is a specialist in his field who brings 20 years of multinational marketing experience - spanning trade, channel, category, customer, consumer and shopper - to further reinforce Ogilvy & Mather South Africa's competency in these areas. For more, go to brandactivation.tumblr.com and Facebook, and follow @BA_Joburg on Twitter..

Beverley KleinBeverley Klein

Beverley Klein is an editorial assistant at Bizcommunity.com..

Bhekisisa MncubeBhekisisa Mncube

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

Bonnie 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.

Bradley MasekoBradley Maseko

Bradley Maseko (@brandedyouthsa) is the Founder and Youth Marketing Strategist at BrandedYouth . email: bradley@brandedyouth.co.za mobile:+27 72 853 7011 website:www.brandedyouth.co.za.

Branko BrkicBranko Brkic

Branko Brkic is the founder, publisher and editor of The Daily Maverick and iMaverick.co.za. He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife and published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian.

Brett FieldBrett Field

Creative Director at FedGroup.

Bronwen MintoorBronwen Mintoor

Passionate about PR&Communications, digital strategy, singing, good glass of wine, team player & proudly South African.

Candace McDonaldCandace McDonald

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

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..

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.

Chantel BothaChantel Botha

Chantel Botha is a Management Consultant specialising in Customer Experience strategy, transformation and measurement..

Chemory GunkoChemory Gunko

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

Chris 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 HumanChris Human

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

Chris JamesChris James

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

Chris 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.

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.

Coerene VoslooCoerene Vosloo

Coerene Vosloo is currently completing her third year of studies towards a BA majoring in Communication Science at UNISA. She enjoys community involvement and recently been appointed as the Western Cape Regional Communication Chairperson for the Girl Guides South Africa.

Colin CullisColin Cullis

Colin Cullis, Digital Content Producer, 567 Cape Talk, has spent 15 years with Primedia Broadcasting, for most of it he has been looking for great stories and getting them on the radio, these days he is taking those stories to other platforms and on occasion trying to tell them in 140 characters or less. He is still working on that one..

Colin RamparsadhColin Ramparsadh

Colin Ramparsadh, the owner and CEO of Media Mutation. Colin has spent 30 years in the ad industry, working, among others, at Y&R, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and ZenithOptimedia.

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 MunslowDaniel Munslow

Daniel Munslow is chief communications officer at Talk2Us (www.talk2us.co.za, @Talk2Us_za), a consultancy specialising in internal communication and employee engagement at a strategic level. He is an IABC regional board member and sits on several other industry committees and judging panels.

Darren WoolleyDarren Woolley

Darren Woolley is the founder of Trinityp3, an Australian-based a marketing management consulting company with an international network of more than 30 industry professionals that helps people to achieve commercial purpose through creative process. Website www.trinityp3.com, email , read his blog at www.trinityp3.com/blog/ and follow him on Twitter at @trinityp3..

Dave NemethDave Nemeth

Often referred to as one of South Africa's leading trend experts, Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has been in a variety of industries over the past 20 years. His company Trend Forward presents the Nemeth Trend Report annually in all major SA cities.

David RossDavid Ross

David Ross is the Director of the South African manufacturer of display technologies, PVision. Focussed on the commercial market, the group equips business with locally manufactured products which include commercial displays, lite commercial displays, nano displays, touchscreen technology, mounting solutions and back end architecture..

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..

Dean LederleDean Lederle

Having studied a Bachelor of Visual Communications at the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Graphic Design, he has all the skills of a graphic designer with the humour of a stand-up comedian. Injecting energy into all that he works on, Dean goes above and beyond in order to achieve design innovation for our clients..

Declan HollywoodDeclan Hollywood

Declan Hollywood is account manager at Google South Africa. Declan has been working for three years with Google. He began his career in the European Headquarters as an account manager for the travel industry, working with OTA's and Tour Operators.

Deon ScheepersDeon Scheepers

Deon Scheepers is Regional Business Development Manager, Interactive Intelligence Africa..

Desiree GullanDesiree Gullan

Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner a 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.

Don MacRobertDon MacRobert

Don MacRobert is a consultant at ENS and has over 28 years experience. He currently practises in the intellectual property department.

Doug MayneDoug Mayne

Doug Mayne, MD of Primedia Lifestyle, founded his marketing and advertising career at Ogilvy Durban, where his leadership qualities ensured his progression from account executive to group account director. Joining Primedia Lifestyle in 2007 as KZN regional marketing manager, Doug was appointed MD in July 2011.

Douglas KrugerDouglas Kruger

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

Dr KF LaiDr KF Lai

Dr KF Lai is co-founder and CEO of BuzzCity (www.buzzcity.com), a mobile media company in the development and marketing of mobile services and entertainment globally. Email ..

Dunja KartteDunja Kartte

Dr. Dunja Kartte, PhD (Economics) works for MAC Consulting - a multi-disciplined, dynamic and innovative and South African management consultancy.

Ed HerbstEd Herbst

Ed Herbst is an author and a prize-winning reporter. He worked for SABC television news for 28 years but left in 2005 without other employment in prospect because of the pervasive news and other corruption at all levels of the corporation.

Erik de JagerErik de Jager

A graduate of Pretoria Film School, Erik has amassed a wealth of television and related production experience, receiving several local and international nominations and awards along the way, including from Vuka's, NNTV and Avantis to nominations at the London International Awards as well as the coveted Cannes Lion's..

Eugene YigaEugene Yiga

Eugene Yiga is a reformed accountant, now living it up as an entertainment writer (and Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards board member) in Cape Town. He also writes about personal development and is on a quest to read the 100 greatest books of all time before he turns 30. Follow @eugeneyiga on Twitter or by email to say, um, hello..

Eve Pearce

Eve Pearce is a budding freelance writer and full-time mother of two. She moved into freelance writing soon after becoming a mother when she decided to develop her passion for writing with her deep interest in business development.

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.

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.

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 PearsonGareth Pearson

Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.

Gavin MeiringGavin Meiring

Gavin Meiring has over 20 years of experience in the field of radio from production, programming and station management. Meiring is now the director of the advertising agency Brandswell Radio in Cape Town and also runs his own radio consultancy, GM Radio Solutions.

Gavin MillsGavin Mills

Gavin Mills is the MD of Don't Forget George Events, (www.dontforgetgeorge.co.za), a specialist event production and communications company launched in 1998. He is as passionate about life as he is about his business, and believes it is up to voices of reason in a turbulent world, to help craft our future, not just accept it.

Gavin MoffatGavin Moffat

Gavin is an accidental specialist in the field of marketing, communication, public relations and pot hole spotting. Focus on strategic marketing and communication, business consulting, social media strategy and implementation and conference speaking.

Giles ShepherdGiles Shepherd

Chief Executive at Brand Alive, President of the Advertising Benevolent Fund of South Africa.

Gill MoodieGill Moodie

Gill Moodie (@grubstreetSA) is a freelance journalist, media commentator and the publisher of Grubstreet (www.grubstreet.co.za). She worked in the print industry in South Africa for titles such as the Sunday Times and Business Day, and in the UK for Guinness Publishing, before striking out on her own.

Gisèle Wertheim AymésGisèle Wertheim Aymés

Gisèle Wertheim Aymés has worked in the media industry in South Africa for over two decades. She is a director of a medical company, owner and publishing editor of Longevity Media (www.longevitymag.co.za) and a shareholder in Stuff Group SA, publishers of Stuff (www.Stuff.co.za) - the world's best-selling gadget magazine.

Glenda NevillGlenda Nevill

Glenda Nevill is a journalist, editor and communicator with 25 years experience working in media. She worked for The Sunday Times in various roles for nine years.

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. www.epnetstreaming.co.za.

Gordon GeldenhuysGordon Geldenhuys

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

Gordon PattersonGordon Patterson

With over 25 years experience in the media industry, Gordon Patterson is MD of Starcom and an active and outspoken media professional well-known for his passion for insight/strategy and creativity. He is currently deputy president of the ABC and a past chairman and active member of the Advertising Media Forum (AMF).

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.

Grahame HallGrahame Hall

Grahame Hall is a copywriter with 35 years experience. In that time he has worked in dozens of agencies, large and small.

Grant ShippeyGrant Shippey

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

Greg SchneiderGreg Schneider

Greg Schneider is MD of Hiring Bounty (www.hiringbounty.com; @hiringbounty). While heading up new business in Cape Town for ORM company BrandsEye, he was exposed to the power of social conversation.

Gys KappersGys Kappers

Gys Kappers is CEO of WyseTalk..

Hansie SmitHansie Smit

I'm a copywriter with a soft spot for long copy and corporate communication. I'm head writer at The Copy Drive Thru, a specialist copy house servicing clients in the advertising industry in desperate need of words.

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.

HDI Youth Marketeers TeamHDI Youth Marketeers Team

Jason Levin is MD, Jessica Oosthuizen is writer and analyst and Mokebe Thulo is communications and publicity manager for HDI Youth Marketeers (www.hdiyouth.co.za). All three spend their time deepening their understanding of what makes young South Africans tick.

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.

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.

HKLM Exco TeamHKLM Exco Team

Gary Harwood is a founder and director of HKLM (www.hklm.co.za); Graham Leigh is a founding director; Jerry Nyagah is MD of HKLM Nairobi; Julia Bouie Leuner is a director; Andre Redelinghuys is head of strategy; Johan van Wyk is ECD; and Dr Sean McCoy is HKLM's CEO and Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA) chairperson. Read the livinglab.hklmgroup.com blog; follow @hklm_lab on Twitter; connect on Facebook..

Ian HendersonIan Henderson

Ian Henderson is the chief technology officer and founder of Rubric South Africa (http://www.rubric.com/za). Twitter: @rubricinc.

Ilse du PlessisIlse du Plessis

Ilse du Plessis is Director at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) IP department.

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

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

Ingrid LouwIngrid Louw

Ingrid Louw is CEO of Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA)..

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.

Jaco PienaarJaco Pienaar

Jaco is an MA Information Science graduate who specialises in research, analytical framework development, and content analysis. His thesis was on Intellectual Capital measurement and he applies this to his framework developments as well as knowledge strategies.

James HurfordJames Hurford

James Hurford | Corporate Trainer | Author, 'How to write well' and 'How to speak well' | If you want training 'How to write well' or 'How to speak well' in your business, just get in touch, and I'll send you the training modules FREE. Call: 0742 545 811 Email: Website: www.passion.za.com.

James TimpsonJames Timpson

James, a self-styled business fanatic with a passion for technology and writing. Having spent many years working in the city James has recently moved to a more rural area of the UK and now focuses his efforts on writing and expanding for portfolio..

Jan SleetJan Sleet

Owner at Sleet Consultancy - Marketing Solutions. Jan worked for blue chip companies in the UK for 15 years including British Airways, HSBC and BASF, and has a wide variety of experience in finance, customer relations and marketing. She has been in South Africa since 2006 working on consumer interaction enhancement primarily within the wine industry.

Janice SparkJanice Spark

Janice Spark is a managing partner at advertising and PR agency Idea Engineers (Facebook; @ideaengineerssa). Spark, a founding member of Idea Engineers, has directed the marketing efforts of leading global organisations for over 20 years.

Janine LazarusJanine Lazarus

Janine Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..

Janine LloydJanine Lloyd

Janine Lloyd has been in the PR and marketing communications industry for 25 years, and now heads up Greater Than Johannesburg as managing director. In her career she has advised over 50 local and global businesses on PR and communications, as well as profiling for CEOs, executives and leaders.

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.

Jerome MoutonJerome Mouton

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

Jess MouneimneJess Mouneimne

Jess Mouneimne is a full time mommy blogger, and founder and editor of mommymatters.co.za..

Jessica DavisJessica Davis

Jessica Davis is a Content Strategy Specialist with Godot Media, a leading content marketing firm serving clients from various backgrounds. She has years of experience in working closely with online businesses, helping them refine their marketing strategy through optimum use of content.

Jessica LuptonJessica Lupton

Jessica Lupton is a conceptual fashion and advertising stylist and fashion show producer with the added skill of Art Direction..

Joey KhuvutluJoey Khuvutlu

Co-founder & Managing Director at Threefold Creative.

Johan PoolmanJohan Poolman

Manager at Mindset Management Programs.

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

Johan Walters is an expert in several fields relating to digital marketing. Walters is passionate about positioning brands to become part of the consumer's multi-device lifestyle, using new media such as augmented reality, and is a qualified video editor and member of the South African Guild of Editors (S.A.G.E)..

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 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 FrenchJohn French

John French is a communication strategist and communication skills coach with 20 years extensive experience in the communication industry. Contact John at or visit www.johnfrench.co.za..

John GinsbergJohn Ginsberg

John is involved in a software as a service company called Ensight. The company is building a marketing platform that helps companies automate communication across multiple channels.

Joseph NeusuJoseph Neusu

Joseph Neusu is a digital marketing specialist at Yookos, a leading social networking platform. Joseph is a digital media enthusiast who loves sharing new media marketing expertise and helping brands to build brand awareness online, increase sales and engagement with their clients.

Josh AdlerJosh Adler

Josh Adler is director at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (www.anzisha.org) at African Leadership Academy (@ALAcademy) - identifying, developing and connecting the next generation of African leaders. Before entering education, Josh worked for UNDP's Africa Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM) and prior to that was the CEO of web technology firm Prefix Technologies.

JP LandmanJP Landman

JP Landman is a political analyst at Nedbank Private Wealth. JP joined BoE Personal Stockbrokers in 2000 as a part-time political analyst.

Judith MiddletonJudith Middleton

Judith Middleton, CEO of DUO Marketing + Communications which she founded in 2004, has extensive experience in strategic marketing and business development. She was also a director of CITI, Calling the Cape (Call Centre Investment Initiative) and a board of advisors member for the Cape Manufacturing Advisory Committee.

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.

Kabelo MekoaKabelo Mekoa

Kabelo Mekoa started on community radio early in 2009 at Motheo FM a community radio station in Bloemfontein Free State Province. Later he became Assistant Programming Manager at 104.

Kat ScholtzKat Scholtz

Kat is the co-founder of Quirk Education (now 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..

Katlego LedimoKatlego Ledimo

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

Keanan 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.

Keenan HarduthKeenan Harduth

Keenan Harduth is currently the head of Cerebra's Online Reputation Management (ORM) division. He is responsible for the team that monitors various brands online, by using various tools to track mentions online, extract insights and make strategic recommendations for content development and assisting in meeting media and business objectives.

Kevin BassettKevin Bassett

Kevin Bassett, a mobile communications specialist, is the founder and CEO of Floodgate Communications (2004). Floodgate (www.floodgate.co.za) specialises in mobile communication strategies that deliver solutions for marketing and advertising, corporate internal communications, call centres and customer queries.

Kevin LourensKevin Lourens

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

Kevin MeltzerKevin Meltzer

Kevin Meltzer is the co-founder of Consology and has been the Business Development Director of the company for over ten years. After graduating from UCT Kevin spent three years in the UK where he gained contact centre experience and managed customer care teams. Kevin went on to pursue his passion in Self-Service and e-billing by co-founding Consology..

Laura ChiwesheLaura Chiweshe

Laura Chiweshe is a Content Manager at CREACHA - a full service Agency, where, with the rest of the CREACHAs, they have embarked on a journey to creatively change the world..

Leigh HarrisLeigh Harris

Project director at Added Value South Africa.

Leigh RaymondLeigh Raymond

I'm a dedicated health journalist who trained at Rhodes University. I'm interested in anything health and wellness related with a special interest in behaviour change communication.

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).

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.

Lucinda BoddyLucinda Boddy

Lucinda Boddy is MD of Livewired Public Relations.

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.

Luke Wingfield DigbyLuke Wingfield Digby

Luke Wingfield Digby is the founder and CEO of Total Send, an easy-to-use, low cost email marketing service. His experience lies in web development and affiliate marketing.

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.

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..

Maria MullerMaria Muller

Heads up éclat Marketing in South Africa. Nearly 10 years experience in high tech public relations/marketing - in both B2B and B2C. Maria has excellent media and analyst contacts in both the UK, where she has been a resident for 11 years, as well as here in South Africa..

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..

Matona SakupwanyaMatona Sakupwanya

Matona Sakupwanya is GM of the Radio Advertising Bureau of South Africa (RABSA; www.rab.co.za; @RABSouthAfrica). She is passionate about championing the medium of radio and helping marketers, media and creative agencies to better understand and harness the power of the medium for their brands.

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold

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

Melody MakerMelody Maker

Melody Maker is a digital strategist at Acceleration Media.

Mfundo NtsibandeMfundo Ntsibande

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

Mia BothaMia Botha

Mia Botha facilitates for Writers Write. She is also a novelist, a ghost writer, and the winner of the Mills & Boon Voice of Africa Competition..

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.

Michal WronskiMichal Wronski

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

Michele UsherMichele Usher

Michele is Head of Marketing at Futuregrowth Asset Management. She has worked in the marketing environment within the financial services industry for over 20 years and enjoys managing a brand that fosters the principles of Good Money, ie sustainable business and social practices..

Mike PerkMike Perk

Mike Perk is the Managing Director of World Wide Creative, a web marketing agency based in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London. Mike has been on the lecture circuit talking about search engine marketing since 2003, and is famous for pulling people up on stage and shamelessly adorning them with multiple props..

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

Nandkishor ButyNandkishor Buty

Nandkishor Buty is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Africa (www.ogilvyafrica.com). He has been in advertising and marketing for the past two decades, initially in India and then in Kenya, Tanzania and other markets in Africa.

Naseem JavedNaseem Javed

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

Natalie PoolNatalie Pool

NATIVE VML's Head of Content.

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.

Ness GarciaNess Garcia

As a non-fictional writer, Ness is glad to be able to provide so much useful information to people all around the world. She's been writing for over 5 years now and also majored in English during her time as a student.

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.

Nick Hedley

I have a strong interest in the South African economy and the current global crisis. My economic background and my love for writing have resulted in my keen interest in economic journalism..

Nilesh TalaviyaNilesh Talaviya

Nilesh Talaviya works as a mobile strategist for Cygnet Infotech, a leading enterprise mobility company offering tailored app development solutions. He is fascinated with the direction mobile development is taking and loves to write about current trends.

Nina JoubertNina Joubert

Nina Joubert is a Copywriter at Everlytic. She enjoys working at the company and describes it as a minefield filled with content ideas that simply need to be triggered.

Nivin XavierNivin Xavier

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

Noëleen BrutonNoëleen Bruton

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

Obaika Consulting TeamObaika Consulting Team

African global communicator Nonye Mpho Omotola is the managing partner of Obaika Consulting South Africa (www.obaikaconsulting.com), focusing on increasing FDI for businesses across Africa. Victor Obaika is principal partner of law firm Obaika & Company and executive chairman of ad agency The Firehouse Africa; TV and radio production company Que Films Productions; and business advisory firm Obaika Consulting.

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 DivallPaul Divall

Paul holds a B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pretoria, as well as completing the Programme in Business Communication from the University of South Africa Centre for Business Management. He has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology space..

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.

Paul SteynPaul Steyn

Paul is a content publisher predominantly for the African travel trade. He was previously editor of Africa Geographic's interactive travel magazine Safari and blogs, and now writes and consults to businesses interested in creating a professional media presence online - something entirely achievable with the publishing tools of today.

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.

Peter MoreyPeter Morey

Peter Morey is highly regarded as one of SA's leading event, corporate and celebrity photographers. Peter has spent the past 23 years channelling his professional expertise in numerous fields.

Peter SearllPeter Searll

Innovative pioneer in use of automated research for accurate, timeous and cost effective research..

Petros KondosPetros Kondos

Petros Kondos is a CRM, mobile media and customer communications specialist. He has extensive experience making cost-effective CRM work for a range of industries specialising in retail and the financial services space.

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.

Rachel ChilsonRachel Chilson

Rachel Chilson is a Marketing Communications Coordinator at Sajan, a leading language translation services company with offices around the globe..

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.

Richard MullinsRichard Mullins

Richard Mullins is the director at Acceleration. He opened Acceleration's Johannesburg office in 2000 and has played an instrumental role in the growth of Acceleration in South Africa..

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.

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.

Rod Baker

Content Director at Bizcommunity.com.

Rolf AkermannRolf Akermann

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

Rosalind DaveyRosalind Davey

Rosalind Davey is a Partner at corporate law firm Bowman Gilfillan and obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of Natal and was admitted as an attorney in 2002..

Rose SetshogeRose Setshoge

Rose Setshoge's wealth of talent includes marketing, communications, journalism, advertising and research. She completed a media planning course at the AAA School of Advertising.

Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams

Executive head of sales at Cinemark (www.cinemark.co.za), Ryan Williams has a Psychology and English degree and was previously the group MD at Nota Bene. He has served on the AMASA committee, has judged PICA, Roger Garlick and AdFocus awards, and has lectured at AAA, Vega, UJ and the Red and Yellow School.

Ryland FisherRyland Fisher

Ryland Fisher has more than 30 years of experience in the media industry as an editor, journalist, columnist, author, senior manager and executive..

Sandra RobertsSandra Roberts

Sandra Roberts is Writing Unit Manager at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. Follow @SandraRoberts_ on Twitter..

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.

Shane RadfordShane Radford

Shane Radfor is a media & entertainment industry leader at IBM..

Shaune JordaanShaune Jordaan

Shaune Jordaan is the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi's digital search marketing/digital arm, Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize, an award-winning, full-service digital agency and Google Analytics Certified Partner, which boasts a team of 75 professionals based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Follow Shaune: @jordaanshaune on Twitter or @BigLoveBigData..

Sid PeimerSid Peimer

Sid Peimer is a freelance strategist resident at www.stratplanning.com..

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com and a writer for BizLifestyle. She can be reached at ..

Stephen GrootesStephen Grootes

Stephen Grootes is political reporter for Eyewitness News (www.ewn.co.za) and contributing editor for Business Day (www.businessday.co.za). He used to write for The Daily Maverick (www.thedailymaverick.co.za).

Steve CraggSteve Cragg

Steve Cragg is CEO of the Buchanan Group Africa, India & Middle East, Turkey and Brazil, which recently developed and launched HomeTesterClub.com in South Africa, India and Australia. After first working in the Australian office, Cragg returned to SA and set up the African office.

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..

Styli CharalambousStyli Charalambous

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

Subhash ChandraSubhash Chandra

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

Sue DislerSue Disler

Sue Disler has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 18 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin..

Sue 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.

Talifhani MunzhedziTalifhani Munzhedzi

Talifhani Munzhedzi is a deputy station manager at UNISA Radio. The radio station strives to be amongst the few if not only campus radio stations to provide the talk radio format to students and staff.

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.

Thabani KhumaloThabani Khumalo

Thabani Khumalo is a researcher, writer and commentator with various radio stations and newspapers and MD of Think Tank Marketing Services, a marketing, communication and media consultancy. Contact him on +27 (0)83 587 9207, tel +27 (0)31 301 2461 or email ..

Thalia AndersonThalia Anderson

Owner of Change Communications.

Thamsanqa MalingaThamsanqa Malinga

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

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.

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.

Tom MannersTom Manners

Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..

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.

Tyrone Van HeerdenTyrone Van Heerden

Tyrone Van Heerden (@tyronevh) is a Cape Town based PR professional..

Vanessa ClarkVanessa Clark

Hi! I'm a freelance journalist, copywriter and editor based in Cape Town, South Africa. I write as a journalist and for corporates and agencies.

Veli DlaminiVeli Dlamini

Veli Dlamini is the CEO/Founder at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.

Victor MorerianeVictor Moreriane

Victor Moreriane has more than 15 years experience in Journalism and Public Relations. He has over the years accumulated specialist skills in managing communication campaigns, Project Management, Media Relations, Stakeholder Relations, Branding as well as Strategy Formulation.

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 methodology called directed activism which he then deploys in brands, social change and political election campaigns..

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.

Warren MossWarren Moss

Warren Moss is the founder of Demographica (www.demographica.co.za), South Africa's largest digital direct marketing company. He has a profound understanding of email and direct marketing, sales and entrepreneurship, and how businesses can benefit from these.

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.

Wayne LevineWayne Levine

Since joining the company in 2007, Wayne Levine has been responsible for the complete restructuring of the NXT\ business and strategic direction. With the deployment of effective platforms and services in several industries, NXT\ has enjoyed phenomenal success, with Levine at the helm..

William SmookWilliam Smook

William Smook is a senior consultant at Meropa Communications (www.meropa.co.za) in Cape Town. He's worked as a journalist, internationally syndicated health writer and editor.

Yvonne Shaff

Zimaseka NjomiZimaseka Njomi

A public servant, a communications and PR observer, and a fabric enthusiast..