Andre Britz - André Britz is the 2010 and 2011 best media planner winner at the Bookmarks and heads up Atmosphere Orange, a media planning and buying agency based in Cape Town. She has extensive agency experience and is well-known in the digital space.
Ann 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..
Anthony Duke - Anthony Duke co-founded Capital Radio in 1979, managed 5FM, Good Hope FM and did strategies for all SABC Radio stations as manager of radio training at the corporation. Today he is retired but still consults.
Anton Harber - Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..
Attila Bernariusz - Attila Bernariusz is divisional head of Kagiso Digital and oversees the incubation of new digital and media convergence opportunities for the Kagiso Group..
Avhasei 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.
Banele Rewo - Banele Rewo is a Creative (re)Director of Authentic Creatives. A creative strategy, outdoor media and product placement company specialising in the urban African market.
Benedicta 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 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..
Bonnie Ramaila - Bonnie Ramaila has extensive experience in marketing, advertising, PR, research, branding, and media and communications across government, public entities and the private sector. She is one of the few women marketing and communication specialists with solid and vast experience in these fields and across the three sectors.
Bradley Maseko - Bradley Maseko (@brandedyouthsa) is the founder and youth market strategist at BrandedYouth Insights. He is also the inspiration behind the Youth Social Media Marketing Conference 2013 (#YSMMC2013) that will be held in Johannesburg on 14 March 2013.
Candace McDonald - Candace McDonald has a Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is employed at Front Foot Strategic Consulting, a business marketing company renowned for organising and managing top workshops, conferences and industry forums.
Chantel Botha - Chantel Botha is a Management Consultant specialising in Customer Experience strategy, transformation and measurement..
Chemory Gunko - Chemory Gunko is the MD and creative director of Dsignhaus, a B2B marketing services agency with in-depth and specialist knowledge in the field of digital marketing. For more, go to www.dsignhaus.co.za, email her on or follow @dsignhaus on Twitter..
Chris James - Having been trained as an economics-thinker, I was lead to an inherent interest in behavioural economics and the reasons behind why we make the decisions that we do. I spent a year honing and crafting my experiences as a Brand Strategist at The Brand Union in Woodstock, Cape Town, before accepting the opportunity to become the Strategy Manager at Drawfour, a fledging, upfront and exciting new design and branding agency..
Chris Moerdyk - Apart from currently being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is non-executive chairman of Bizcommunity. He used to be head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.
Colin 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.
Daniel 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 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 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 IIDNemeth Trend Report annually in all major SA cities.
Declan 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 Scheepers - Deon Scheepers is Regional Business Development Manager, Interactive Intelligence Africa..
Don MacRobert - Don MacRobert is a consultant at ENS and has over 28 years experience. He currently practises in the intellectual property department.
Donna Rachelson - Donna Rachelson is the CEO and founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, a company that specialises in personal branding and marketing - and the author of the best-selling book of the same name. Donna can be contacted on or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..
Doug 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 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 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 ..
Duncan McLeod - Award-wining Duncan McLeod is the founder and editor of TechCentral (wwwTechCentral.co.za, @TechCentral]]), South Africa's latest technology news site offering breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinion that launched in September 2009. Before that, he was associate editor at the Financial Mail/FM.
Gail Schimmel - Gail Schimmel is a specialist in advertising law. She runs a consultancy - Clear Copy (www.clearcopy.co.za) - that offers advice to marketers and advertisers in relation to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and other aspects of advertising law.
Gareth 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 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 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.
Georgia Christian - Georgia Christian is a copywriter and e-marketing specialist for Lima Bean (www.limabean.co.za; @limabeansa), a web development, design and online marketing company in Woodstock, Cape Town. She is also editor of email marketing service Mail Blaze (www.mailblaze.co.za; @mailblaze), responsible for communicating its five-plus years of industry experience and accumulated knowledge to the market.
Gill 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.
Gisele Wertheim Aymes - 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 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 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).
Grahame Hall - Grahame Hall is a copywriter with 35 years experience. In that time he has worked in dozens of agencies, large and small.
Gregory Gondwe - Gregory Gondwe is a Malawian journalist who started writing in 1993. He is also a media consultant assisting several international journalists pursuing assignments in Malawi.
Harry 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 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.
HKLM 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..
Ilse du Plessis - Ilse du Plessis is Director at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) IP department.
Ingrid Louw - Ingrid Louw is CEO of Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA)..
James Hurford - James Hurford | Copywriter | Trainer | Coach | Owner of Passion - the copywriting company.
At Passion we specialise in copywriting in plain language for the financial services sector.
Janice 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 Lazarus - Janine Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..
Jess Mouneimne - Jess Mouneimne is a full time mommy blogger, and founder and editor of mommymatters.co.za..
Jessica 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 Lupton - Jessica Lupton is a conceptual fashion and advertising stylist and fashion show producer with the added skill of Art Direction..
John 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.
Josh 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.
Justin McCarthy - Justin McCarthy, group MD at TBWA\Group\Durban, 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.
Keenan 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 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.
Lucinda Boddy - Lucinda Boddy is MD of Livewired Public Relations.
Lynn Smit - Lynne Smit, social media guru at Hippo Communications.
Marcus Stephens - Marcus Stephens is general manager at Howzit MSN
As general manager of Howzit MSN - a division of Kagiso Media - he overseas the strategic growth and day-to-day running of one of South Africa's largest Web portals.
Stephens has more than 18 years of experience in advertising and publishing across new and traditional media..
Matona 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 Rowles - Matthew Rowles is the senior copywriter at human.kind..
Mbali Ndandani - Mbali Ndandani is a communications professional with experience in brand, corporate, sponsorship and CSI communications with clients such as Hyundai, Kagiso Trust, Castrol and MTN. Contact Mbali on or follow @MbaliNdandani on Twitter..
Melody Maker - Melody Maker is a digital strategist at Acceleration Media.
Michele 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..
Nandkishor 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 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.
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..
Noëleen Bruton - Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..
Obaika 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 Patricios - Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has been in the media information business for over 25 years. He has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and a huge body of brand knowledge and experience, which he brings to the brand intelligence offered by the company.
Peter Mann - Peter Mann is a founder of Meropa Communications (www.meropa.co.za) and has been CEO since 1989. He worked for most of South Africa's major newspapers as journalist for 15 years before that.
Petros 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.
Rod Baker - Rod Baker is Content Director at Bizcommunity.com. A journalist since before computers, he worked on a wide range of magazines and, in his youth, rose through the ranks from being a lowly and abused sub-editor, to a high and still abused editor and publisher.
Rolf Akermann - Rolf Akermann is Managing Director at BrandKey. He graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BComm in 1978.
Rosalind 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 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 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.
Samantha Wright - Samantha Wright currently manages the marketing portfolio of an international engineering firm while also consulting and freelancing for niche market SMEs in the brand journalism and content marketing fields. Her passion lies in giving people the tools to "do it themselves".
Sarah Britten - Sarah Britten is a freelance strategist and writer based in Johannesburg. Having worked on brands from Standard Bank, Wimpy and Kulula to MTN and SARS, she now focuses on social media and content strategy.
Steve 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.
Styli Charalambous - Styli Charalambous is the CEO of the Daily Maverick and a chartered accountant by profession..
Subhash Chandra - Subhash Chandra is an SEO & Social Media Consultant at TisIndia, in Noida (UP), India. TIS India is a leading web design development and social media marketing company offers innovative web solutions to world-wide clients..
Sue 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 16 largely dedicated to digital. Currently, she is head of digital at New Media Publishing.
Talifhani 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 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 - Brand activist, owner of %ff the shelf marketing (offtheshelf.co.za), Afrophile, designer, reporter, promoter, forecaster, Bizcommunity.com creative director at large. A regular contributor of events coverage and opinion, she is happy to provide coverage of any industry event you care to name.
Thabani 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 ..
Thamsanqa Malinga - Thamsanqa Malinga is a communications specialist. His industry career spans 8 years focusing on internal communications, media relations, strategy development and implementation, as well as campaign management.
Tiffany 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.
Vanessa Clark - Vanessa Clark divides her time between heading up marketing at Mobiflock (www.mobiflock.com), and freelance journalism at Twokats Communications (www.twokats.com). She was a London-based tech journalist in the last century.
Veli Dlamini - Veli Dlamini is the CEO/Founder at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.
Walter Pike - Walter Pike (@walterpike), the founder of PiKE | New Marketing (www.pike.co.za), consults to agencies and brands in learning how to build brands and businesses in the connected world. He founded and runs the Digital Academy (www.digitalacademy.co.za) to equip people to be successful in this world..
Warren 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.
Wesley Lynch - Wesley Lynch is a serial technology entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Founder of Realmdigital, a leading South African e-business strategy and technology partner, specialising in Web, Social and Mobile platforms as well as the CEO of Snapplify, an innovative digital publishing solutions provider.
William 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.