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Adam DembovskyAdam Dembovsky

Adam is a bigger picture thinker and serial entrepreneur. After completing a BCom degree, he went head-first into starting his own company from his friend's garage in Cape Town.

Adam HowatsonAdam Howatson

Adam joined OpenText in October of 2001 and has served the organisation in numerous roles, including Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, The Office of The President/CEO and PMO, Partner Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. Adam presently holds the station of Chief Marketing Officer and SVP and also oversees OpenText's Global Partner & Alliance operations..

Adegboye AdeniyiAdegboye Adeniyi

Niyi Adegboye is the Head of Search for VTNS Solutions, an SEO Service firm that focus on helping brand increase their website traffic. Link Builder, avid chess player, lover of art and speaks three languages. One of these statement is false..

Adriaan StrydomAdriaan Strydom

Adriaan Strydom is Managing Director of NMPi South Africa. He joined the executive team at at NMPi parent company, incuBeta Holdings, in December 2005.

Alan Knott-CraigAlan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig is a South African entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of Project Isizwe as well as executive chairman of Hero Telecoms, Ever Africa, and Happimo NPC..

Alan SmithAlan Smith

Alan Smith is the owner and executive producer at Produsa, which specialises in developing advertiser funded programing and broadcasting local content in the Lifestyle, Entertainment and Sport genre's, and has a keen interest in documentaries. His main role is developing the business partnerships and sponsorships to develop local content..

Allon RaizAllon Raiz

Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp, a privately-owned small business Prosperator™ in South Africa, accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the UK-Government approved Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI). In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 world experts in the field..

Amanda DlaminiAmanda Dlamini

Amanda Dlamini is a graduate from the University of Pretoria, GIBS, UNISA's Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), and Harvard Business School. She's held various marketing positions in leading FMCG companies like South African Breweries (SAB), Nampak and Tiger Brands, and she spent a significant tenure as a Senior Strategist for Ogilvy and Mather Africa, based in Nairobi (Kenya)....

Amod MungaAmod Munga

Creative Consultant.

Andre FourieAndre Fourie

Andre Fourie has worked in the field of public relations and strategic communications for the past ten years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors. He is the founder of South Africa's first on-demand strategic communications consulting firm, Fury Strategic..

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.

Andre TrollipAndre Trollip

"Complacency is the biggest enemy of progress. Agile thinking breeds innovation.

Andy HedleyAndy Hedley

As general manager for Southern Africa, Andrew (Andy) Hedley oversees Amadeus' commercial and operational strategies. He has a wealth of commercial, travel and online experience and is well versed in international management.

Andy WalkerAndy Walker

Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..

Angie WhiteAngie White

Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.

Ant PascoeAnt Pascoe

Ant Pascoe is the General Manager at digital news and content company TEAMtalk media. An energetic and vibrant personality, Pascoe's ability to pen insightful commentary and business proposals (he's a journalist too), and his passion for sport and the digital world at large, keep his keen commercial insights well honed....

Antoinette PomboAntoinette Pombo

Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200..

Anton MoulderAnton Moulder

The managing partner of Urbian, Anton Moulder helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Gary Willmott, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams. Described by his clients as a “strategic visionary”, Moulder is obsessed with design thinking, disruptive business models, and how technology can make the world a better place for people and business..

Ashleigh ButterworthAshleigh Butterworth

Social media expert, writer and account manager at Yellow Door Collective.

Audrey NaidooAudrey Naidoo

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

Barry LouzadaBarry Louzada

Living and breathing e-sports for the last 20 years Barry "Anthrax" Louzada has one goal and that is to see e-sports get the true recognition it deserves. Whether it is leading teams to international dominance or shout casting games to panel host.

Beverley KleinBeverley Klein

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

Bianca Quinn-DiavastosBianca Quinn-Diavastos

Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the managing director of the digital marketing agency Jetweb - "Digital on Demand". She has worked in media and publishing since 2006, and has gained a diverse range of experience spanning the marketing and strategic digital industries..

Boris DzhingarovBoris Dzhingarov

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

Bradley ElliottBradley Elliott

Bradley Elliott is the managing director at digital customer experience specialists, Platinum Seed..

Brett ParkerBrett Parker

Brett Parker is the managing director at SAP Africa.

Bronwyn WilliamsBronwyn Williams

Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..

Candice GoodmanCandice Goodman

Candice Goodman is the DMA's Direct Marketer of the Year 2016. She has headed up Education at the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa for the past five years, and was on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA of SA) Advisory Board as Chairman, was the first Certified MMA Mobile Marketer in South Africa and is on the Education Committee of the IAB..

Cari CoetzeeCari Coetzee

Group Editor: Bizcommunity Tourism & Agriculture. Lifestyle contributor..

Carla HarrisCarla Harris

Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Global Access SA. Marketer, Social Activator and general geek girl. Marketing at THE company for innovative and creative digital media and content solutions. I get to have fun and create it for a living..

Carmelo HannityCarmelo Hannity

Carmelo Hannity is a professional content marketer and business consultant residing in Miami, FL. She blogs about social media, entrepreneurship, business, blogging, and design..

Carmen MurrayCarmen Murray

Carmen Murray is a passionate entrepreneur who has been an active force in developing strategies for global and local brands across diverse industries in SA, and extending into Africa. She has shared her passion for digital marketing by conceptualising and orchestrating marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand image and revenue for many blue chip companies across the globe..

Carmen MurrayCarmen Murray

Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.

Charl VollmerCharl Vollmer

Charl Vollmer, founder of REDFLYSEO and dedicated digital marketing entrepreneur. Charl is passionate about helping small to medium sized business reaching their potential targeted audience online and increasing brand awareness..

Charles MburuguCharles Mburugu

Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client's blog or website..

Charlie StewartCharlie Stewart

CEO at Rogerwilco.

Chiara Di RagoChiara Di Rago

Chiara Di Rago is leading the industry when it comes to influencer marketing and how best to utilise new platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. Utilising her BA in Strategic Communications, 22 year old Di Rago has carved out a position as thought leader in the "new" social space.

Chris BothaChris Botha

Chris Botha is Group Managing Director, The MediaShop, Johannesburg. Chris started his life in media when he was a student at the University of the Free State.

Chris BrewerChris Brewer

Having joined the ad industry in London, Chris Brewer spent most of his career in media analysis and planning - but has performed just about every advertising task from Creative to Research. He's an honorary lifetime member of the Advertising Media Association and regularly advises agencies and clients regarding their media plan costs and strategies. He is also often asked to talk at industry functions. Email: .

Chris DayChris Day

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Moving Tactics SA.

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.

Chrisna BassonChrisna Basson

Chrisna is a hands-on, practical, and solutions-driven individual, who values purpose, passion and a good sense of humour. She heads up strategy at Weathermen & Co, a four-year old agency in Windhoek, Namibia, that's quickly grown to become the biggest, with clients like Tafel Lager, Ohlthaver & List, FNB Namibia, NamDairies and MTC.

Cleve GibbonCleve Gibbon

Cleve Gibbon is a technology evangelist with over 20 years' experience delivering digital platforms for large organisations. Currently the Chief Marketing Technology Officer at Cognifide where the team provides the technical expertise to effectively make, manage, measure and mobilise digital content..

Colin ThorntonColin Thornton

Colin Thornton founded Dial a Nerd in 1998. His first clients were friends and family and his first computer repair room the garage of his parent's home.

Craig HannabusCraig Hannabus

Craig Hannabus is Group Digital Strategist at Havas, a communications industry leader that delivers impactful, integrated marketing solutions for leading brands and businesses in Southern Africa and beyond. He has spent his entire adult life in the technology and marketing industry, exploring both the development and the content creationa spects of it..

Dale FerreiraDale Ferreira

Sconetent is a digital agency that looks to partner with the best possible clients to aid them in developing a strategic message that is delivered to the correct audience at the right time..

Dan MarcusDan Marcus

Dan Marcus is the CEO of specialist project management software company, Magnetic. He is a smart thinker and an entrepreneur of note who started his first company at the age of 18, and has since built and led four successful business ventures - the latest of which is Magnetic.

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.

Danilo AcquistoDanilo Acquisto

Danilo Acquisto is a TV presenter on Afternoon Express and a radio presenter on Good Hope FM. Danilo's passion and ambition as a digital entrepreneur in South Africa saw him being appointed as the CEO of Special Effects Media South Africa, a YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) backed by international partners, which launched in 2017.

Darren KerrDarren Kerr

Darren Kerr has been the director and executive producer at 10th Street (Media) since the company opened in 2014, and has worked in the SA production industry for over 10 years. Since launching 10th Street (as 10th Street Media), he has worked on successful projects such as the Origami Art of Savings campaign for European online banking service, the Big Thanks Yous for Big Hearts production for hair care brand Darling, and on Rocomamas' award-winning #ElectionBurger campaign..

David LimbertDavid Limbert

David Limbert heads up the creative services department at Magnetic Storm and has a solid background in theatre. Following his studies at the Guildford School of Acting and qualifying as a stage manager, he cemented his reputation for excellence in the UK theatre world and worked at the Rep Theatre, the London City Ballet, and the world-famous, West End theatres..

Dawie de WetDawie de Wet

Dr Dawie de Wet is the CEO of Q-KON..

Dean Rajh-GopaulDean Rajh-Gopaul

Dean is a digital strategist who started out in above-the-line communications, but swopped the analog for digital the first chance he got. He loves watching intelligence have fun, appreciates simplicity and is pretty sure the creative and strategic talent in the advertising community could solve the world's problems..

Dee StephensDee Stephens

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

Des FennerDes Fenner

Des Fenner is the general manager of Datsun South Africa.

Deseré OrrillDeseré Orrill

Deseré Orrill is a co-founder of the Ole! Media Group and is currently the group CMO as well as managing director of MobiMedia, a mobile engagement company within the group, and HoneyKome, the strategic digital consulting arm of OMG. She is intrigued by the way in which digital communication is redefining the relationship between brand and consumer, and how mobile in particular has become the catalyst for changing the traditional marketing monologue into a conversation..

Desiree GullanDesiree Gullan

Having worked at the 'Big Three' advertising agencies in SA and proving her creative mettle abroad, Desirée has won multiple local and international awards for her work - including Cannes Lions and Clios. She believes in the importance of craftsmanship - that it's not in the designing, but in the redesigning.

Desmond StruwigDesmond Struwig

GM: Digital at Decision Inc..

Dharmesh NagarDharmesh Nagar

Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..

Dirk VisserDirk Visser

Dirk Visser started as a social media specialist and in 2015 was promoted to his new position. He now heads a team of 11 - the biggest department at CBR Marketing Solutions, a company that specialises in digital marketing, which includes social media marketing, search engine optimisation, AdWords, web and app design and development, multimedia design and development, and above-the-line marketing..

Douglas GauldDouglas Gauld

A scholar, problem solver and professional troublemaker, Doug is passionate about campaign optimisaion. "There are always (at least some) problem areas where campaigns can be improved," he says.

Douglas KrugerDouglas Kruger

Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and author of 'They're Your Rules, Break Them, 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

Emma GloverEmma Glover

Emma Glover is Head of Content at GGi Communications, Johannesburg. Gillian Gamsy International is a leading integrated communications company, focusing on PR, social and digital.

Enver DuminyEnver Duminy

Enver Duminy is the CEO at Cape Town Tourism.

Eric KyaloEric Kyalo

The creative energy behind a blog nairobiTechie. He loves being caught up in the rain and he is happiest with a cup of tea beside him creating content and innovating..

Ernst WittmannErnst Wittmann

As Global Account Director for MEA and Country Manager in Southern Africa for Alcatel, Ernst is leading the brand's growth strategy for the MEA region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make Alcatel a formidable force in the fiercely competitive mobile market..

Etienne de VilliersEtienne de Villiers

Etienne de Villiers is the lead programmer at Fuzzy Logic. Etienne has been creating interactive experiences for over 15 years and has worked at some of the top multimedia and game development companies in South Africa and the UK.

Farren RoperFarren Roper

Microsoft global engagement lead for collaboration. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology. Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..

Felix KesselFelix Kessel

Born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where writing was the only way to survive the suburban ennui of his homeworld, Felix wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2008 he moved to a different universe co-founding OwenKessel and then merging with international network Leo Burnett.

Fourie RossouwFourie Rossouw

Fourie Rossouw is a digital storyteller at Stories & Science, a creative marketing agency in Cape Town. He also has a masters degree in cross-cultural identity.

Gabbi BrondaniGabbi Brondani

Director at Urban Espresso.

Gary WillmottGary Willmott

The managing partner of Urbian, Gary Willmott helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Anton Moulder, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams..

Genevieve CuttsGenevieve Cutts

Genevieve is a senior PR Consultant at MANGO-OMC and PR account director for Firestarter. She has been in PR for two-decades having started at the renowned Market Theatre in 1996....

Gil SperlingGil Sperling

Gil Sperling is the co-founder and chief technology officer of ad-tech company Popimedia. Through the development of the meedee8 platform, Popimedia was granted the prestigious Facebook Marketing Partner status - the first company on the African continent to hold this accolade..

Glen BosmanGlen Bosman

Having worked in film and TV advertising production since the early 90s, Glen honed his craft at Velocity with Keith Rose and Ricardo de Carvalho until 1996, when he started Freshwater films - now Bouffant - with Lourens van Rensburg. In 2008, Glen joined Catapult Commercials as executive producer, handling both local and international campaigns..

Glenn van EckGlenn van Eck

Glenn is a true entrepreneur. From the age of 16, he has been involved with Magnetic Storm, initially by assisting his brother with the setting up and de-rigging of AV equipment and thereafter maintenance of equipment; and at 25 years of age Glenn purchased Magnetic Storm.

Graham DeneysGraham Deneys

Graham Deneys is the Strategy Director at Carat in Cape Town..

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 Viljoen

Managing Director and Founder at Bigger Than Me.

Greg WolejkoGreg Wolejko

Greg Wolejko is Head of Cognifide's UI Practice. With almost 15 years' experience in software development, the last 10 focusing solely on front-end technologies, he leads all of Cognifide's UI work, spanning multiple locations with almost 40 people working on delivering the best experiences clients and their customers....

Gustav GoosenGustav Goosen

Gustav Goosen is the CEO of The SpaceStation, a digital media sales company. The SpaceStation executes world-class, multi-platform digital media solutions across more than 40 premium websites, mobile sites and apps, from leading brands at Media24, and MultiChoice, making them a leader in the rapidly growing and evolving digital advertising arena in Sub-Saharan Africa..

Hadlee SimonsHadlee Simons

Hadlee Simons is an editor at Memeburn. Terrible puns make Hadlee difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table.

Herman CremerHerman Cremer

Chief Officer (South Africa) of InTarget Mobile Advertising..

Hicks CrawfordHicks Crawford

Hicks Crawford is a leading Online Marketing Business and author. Over the past 4 years, he's worked closely with clients from all over the world to help them get more results from inbound marketing and blogging.

Hlumelo NdoniHlumelo Ndoni

My twitter bio uses buzz words such as ass kicker, tech geek, and Internet ninja. But when you get down to it- I'm a marketer, a blogger, a social media enthusiast and budding growth hacker..

Ilse LouwIlse Louw

Ilse Louw is a digital strategist with research-led experience spanning corporate consulting, financial services, and FMCG. She also has experience in working as a development economist.

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is a group editor at, the first-choice B2B news site in Africa. She is the former editor of Marketing & Media Africa at and is also a contributing lifestyle and travel writer.

Jacques du BruynJacques du Bruyn

Jacques du Bruyn is the MD of digital marketing agency, Flume. He is a RAU graduate where he obtained a BA Marketing Communication degree, and also holds a BA Honours in Brand Leadership from Vega.

Jainita KhatriJainita Khatri

I am passionate about customer relationships, and how people and partnerships drive long term sustainable solutions. I enjoy and have delivered several innovative and creative solutions in the South African FMCG industry. Have worked for Procter and Gamble and Coca-cola, before creating Prana Business Consulting..

Jarred CinmanJarred Cinman

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

Jason AcarJason Acar

Jason Acar is the head of SL Radio, having started the platform with Soccer Laduma in October 2016. Boasting over a decade of experience in sports journalism across various mediums, he is currently helping pioneer the sports podcasting business in South Africa.

Jason RiedJason Ried

Jason Ried is the founder and MD of Fuzzy Logic. Jason's vision for Fuzzy Logic is to create world-class games and apps while growing the games industry in South Africa which has a wealth of untapped potential and talent.

Jay SmithJay Smith

Jay is a Senior Digital Experience Consultant at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide. Based in Detroit, North America.

Jeanette GroveJeanette Grove

Jeanette is a multi-talented writer, ideas person, video editor, and director. She is fluent in four languages, and has the depth of knowledge and experience to lead social and content teams in telling a brand's stories online..

Jerry MpufaneJerry Mpufane

Jury President IAB SA Bookmarks 2018 and Chairman of the M&C Saatchi JHB Group.

Jessica TennantJessica Tennant

Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at She is also a contributing writer.

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

Johan Walters heads up NMPi Labs. He has over 17 years in the digital marketing space and is also part of the NMPi Digital global consulting team.

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 SaneiJohn Sanei

Specialties: Speaker, Trend Curator, Innovator, Business Strategist, Inspirator, Entrepreneur.

Jon RatcliffeJon Ratcliffe

Jon is the CEO of engage Video Group, a data-driven, social video publishing business. Jon is also the chairman of the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) and the African representative to the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on the global creative economy....

Joseph NeusuJoseph Neusu

Joseph Neusu is a digital marketer with extensive experience in digital strategy and execution, including social media. He has a great passion for understanding human behaviour and is an expert in neuroscience marketing.

Josephine BuysJosephine Buys

Josephine Buys is CEO of the IAB South Africa..

JP KloppersJP Kloppers

CEO at BrandsEye.

Juanita PienaarJuanita Pienaar

Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant for the Marketing & Media news portal at and is also a contributing writer..

Judith MiddletonJudith Middleton

Judith Middleton, director of new business development 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.

Julia RhodesJulia Rhodes

She is most known for skillfully marrying viral capacity video content with social media ads to generate mass amounts of reach....

Kate KenyonKate Kenyon

Kate is principal for content at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide....

Kaz HendersonKaz Henderson

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

Kgaugelo MaphaiKgaugelo Maphai

Kgaugelo Maphai is the Johannesburg MD of digital marketing agency The MediaShop..

Khangelani DzibaKhangelani Dziba

Khangelani Dziba is a communicator with key interests in Brand Communications and Diversity Studies. He has a sociological outlook on social issues and believes in storytelling with a difference..

Kieron McCannKieron McCann

Kieron McCann has worked in technology marketing and marketing strategy for 17 years. Kieron's experience spans industries as diverse as drinks, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications and IT services.

Kim LawrenceKim Lawrence

Course Consultant at GetSmarter and Contributor for Bizcommunity..

Kirsty BarkhuizenKirsty Barkhuizen

Kirsty Barkhuizen is the Regional Director - Africa for Cognifide, based in Johannesburg....

Kyle CowanKyle Cowan

Senior journalist at Caxton Newspapers.

Laura Owings RawdenLaura Owings Rawden

With a background in science, journalism and international media, Laura's passion is communication. A self-proclaimed news addict and social media junkie, she is always inspired by new ways to tell great stories.

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Former automotive and ICT editor.

Lee NaikLee Naik

Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She is passionate about issues of inclusion, equality and diversity, the only SA finalist shortlisted for the Women in Marketing #WIMawards2017, and can be reached at ....

Lenore KerriganLenore Kerrigan

Lenore Kerrigan is the country manager for OpenText in Africa. She is an experienced executive in IT and telecommunications, with a vast range of experience in strategy, planning, management, sales, marketing and services.

Lianne GodfreyLianne Godfrey

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

Lisa Macleod

Lisa MacLeod is head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group..

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor:; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for and her own She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..

Lynette HundermarkLynette Hundermark

With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.

Madelain RoscherMadelain Roscher

Described as a Public Relations (PR) doctor by her peers, Madelain Roscher is the Managing Director of PR Worx, a full-service marketing-communications agency, which she established in 2001. With 22 years' in-depth industry experience based on an impressive consulting and corporate career, the firm has achieved remarkable successes under her leadership..

Maiyo FebiMaiyo Febi

Maiyo Febi is the founder and managing director of Native Worx Public Relations and Communications, a boutique PR agency specialising in lifestyle and entertainment. Out of all the cool PR stuff she gets to do, she loves strategy, employee engagement, communications research, relationship building, event management and media relations.

Marc du PlessisMarc du Plessis

Marc du Plessis is the joint CEO of Spark Media..

Mari-Louise KaplanMari-Louise Kaplan

Mari-Louise is a creative strategist and TTL copywriter. Her offering to organisations and advertising agencies is somewhere between using left-brain neuromarketing to understand the behaviour of the target consumer and applying right-brain linguistics to make an emotional connection and trigger the desired action. She loves talking, sharing and learning, so drop her a note anytime at !.

Mariam NishanianMariam Nishanian

International background in PR, Social Media Management, Communications Consulting and UX design. Interested in Cryptocurrency Investing.

Mark GeschkeMark Geschke

Mark Geschke is the CEO and Co-Founder of Xuviate, a digital transformation company focusing on small and medium businesses. With over 21 years of experience as entrepreneur, developer, IT consultant, business leader and visionary his focus has now shifted towards unlocking the true potential of IT in SMEs worldwide.

Maroefah SmithMaroefah Smith

Production and Content Assistant at Bizcommunity..

Megan BowmanMegan Bowman

Megan Bowman is a senior consultant at Kantar Consulting, a strategic sales and marketing consultancy. She approaches marketing problems through both and art and science lenses with experience crafted through global marketing at Unilever and quantitative market research at TNS..

Mia Arderne

Mia Arderne writes blog posts and press releases for Oxbridge Academy. She is also a freelance columnist and fiction writer based in Cape Town.

Michael BornheimMichael Bornheim

Michael has a broad knowledge of IT, having worked in the industry for over 35 years and has seen amazing and exciting changes taking place in this time....

Michelle JonesMichelle Jones

Passionate about media and digital, for more than a year I have worked at digital marketing agency Rogerwilco where I combine both interests. I was recently promoted to head up the team of content writers.

Mike dos SantosMike dos Santos

Michael graduated with B.A. Honours in Marketing Communication (cum laude) and started his career as a marketing and research assistant before moving into Strategic Planning at Grey Johannesburg.

Mike LawsMike Laws

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

Mike SaundersMike Saunders

Mike Saunders is the CEO of DigitLab, an international speaker, and has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for Gordon's Institute of Business (GIBS)..

Mike SharmanMike Sharman

Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..

Mike StopforthMike Stopforth

Mike is the founder and CEO of Cerebra, a specialist in social media and social business consulting, education and implementation for corporate brands. Now as part of the Wunderman Group following its acquisition in 2013, Cerebra provides support to one of the largest digital agencies in the country....

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.

Musa KalengaMusa Kalenga

IAB SA Head of Brand Council (Facebook) at IAB SA.

Natalie PoolNatalie Pool

A former magazine editor, Natalie found her place at Native VML in 2013, creating content for brands like Nestle, HIV South Africa and Isuzu....

Natassia BadenhorstNatassia Badenhorst

Natassia Badenhorst is the technology lead at FleishmanHillard..

Ndumiso NdlelaNdumiso Ndlela

Ndumiso Ndlela is a storyteller at heart. A lover of cinema, an inspiring documentary filmmaker and digital content creator.

Nicci BothaNicci Botha

Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...

Nicholas DilleyNicholas Dilley

Nicholas is a Capetonian that graduated from the AAA School of Advertising in 2015 with a degree in marketing communications and several specialisations. He has been working in the marketing, PR, and social media space ever since.

Nicholas KühneNicholas Kühne

Nicholas is the founder and group managing director of brand consultancy Wunderbrand. Having spent the past decade consulting to small and large companies in Africa, the Gulf and Sub Continent, Nicholas has built up a unique perspective and process of dealing with multinational businesses in less than ideal environments. With a passion for building marketing and brand capacity in businesses wanting to raise their game in Africa, he believes that African growth can be driven more aggressively with indigenous brands..

Nick HodgeNick Hodge

With over 13 years' experience as a marketer, Nicholas Hodge (38) brings a deep knowledge of digital media plans, and insight on digital extensions to integrated advertising programs..

nicole glickmannicole glickman

We are all given a purpose. Mine is to communicate, to touch peoples' lives, to inspire dialogue and to hopefully make a difference in others' lives....

Nicole SamakoskyNicole Samakosky

Content Strategist at Cavalry Media..

Nir TenzerNir Tenzer

As Microsoft South Africa's Marketing and Operations Director, Nir Tenzer is responsible for the company's entire corporate and product marketing activities, including leading the product Business Groups, the Go-to-Market activities, the Customer and Partner Experience, all compete initiatives, as well as the company's business operations..

Omar EssackOmar Essack

CEO Primedia Broadcasting.

On YavinOn Yavin

On Yavin is the founder and CEO of Online Performance, a company specializing in SEO services. He is an expert in search engine optimization (SEO) with years of experience in Web and mobile marketing..

Oresti PatriciosOresti Patricios

Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (, 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.

Pasqua HeardPasqua Heard

Communications Associate, DGMT.

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 FickPaul Fick

Paul Fick is the chief technology officer for The Jasco Group. He became a part of the Jasco Group in 2010 with the merger of Spescom and Jasco.

Paula RaubenheimerPaula Raubenheimer

Paula Raubenheimer is head of programmatic at SouthernX, The SpaceStation. Paula has a B Bus Science (Law) degree and completed Post-Graduate studies in Marketing and Advertising Communications.

Peter CarruthersPeter Carruthers

Peter Carruthers helps small individuals and small business owners grow online income streams....

Peter SinclairPeter Sinclair

Peter Sinclair is the managing director for communications, media and technology business at Accenture in South Africa..

Pranjali SinghPranjali Singh

Pranjali is a digital marketing content writer at myPracticeReputation, holding 6 years of experience in writing different forms of content. A creative person, fond of writing fiction and poems in her free time.

Quinton JonesQuinton Jones

Quinton Jones is director of TMI Media, TMI is future focused. Media of the future is predictive and data-led.

Quinton PienaarQuinton Pienaar

CEO of Agilitude.

Raleen BaggRaleen Bagg

Raleen Bagg is an advertising agency refugee. After decades in the industry as a copywriter creative director, working on a wide spectrum of prestigious brands and winning several local and international awards, she left to lecture at the AAA School of Advertising to final-year copywriting students..

Rebone MasemolaRebone Masemola

Rebone Masemola is a Junior strategist. She is 24 years old and has a Masters of arts in Research with a major in anthropology from Wits University.

Riaan SunnyRiaan Sunny

Riaan graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Statistics and Economics. He is never discouraged by a daunting task and he carries the same attitude when it comes to his passion - taking down complex Data Sets.

Richard BenstedRichard Bensted

Richard Bensted started iShack with partner Wayne Berger, but he takes the lead on brand and presence. The company focuses on creating inventive online branding solutions for organisations that want to boost their online presence and gain realistic impressions with SEO and Adwords.

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..

Rick VanoverRick Vanover

Rick Vanover (MVP, vExpert, MCITP, VCP, Cisco Champion) is director, technical product marketing and evangelism at Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick is a popular blogger, podcaster and active member of the virtualisation community.

Ricky HendricksRicky Hendricks

Ricky is the founder of entertainment and lifestyle website and the current Digital Media Account Director at Vizeum South Africa....

Robin FredericksRobin Fredericks

Editorial assistant at Bizcommunity..

Robyn CampbellRobyn Campbell

Managing Director at Hellocomputer Cape Town..

Romi AdlerRomi Adler

Romi studied a Bachelor of Business Science with her honours in Marketing at the University of Cape Town. She is currently an Account Manager at digital marketing agency, Flume..

Romy HonneysettRomy Honneysett

Honney Social is a Social Media Marketing Consultancy for Small Businesses, based in Cape Town. It provides freelance services to various clients.

Ross SergeantRoss Sergeant

Ross has 17 years' media and marketing experience, having occupied senior client-side media roles in the United Kingdom (Diageo), Ireland (Diageo) and South Africa (FNB and Brandhouse), and agency-side media strategy roles at MediaCom, OMD, and MEC..

Ross SibbaldRoss Sibbald

Executive Head at Striata Marketing Solutions.

Roxanne MaraisRoxanne Marais

Account Director at Tribeca PR - her portfolio includes clients from the Fashion, Manufacturing, B2B, Airline, Education and Agricultural sectors..

Ryan HarrisRyan Harris

Ryan Harris is a data geek working in the banking industry and has a passion for analysing large data sets and a growing interest in cloud computing solutions, text mining and machine learning. With years of working experience in many of the world's largest market research companies as well as market-leading digital publishers, this has given him a broad base of skills spanning multiple analysis tools such as R, VBA, SAS, SPSS and SQL..

Ryan KhRyan Kh

I'm Ryan Kh, a business graduate, aims to contribute thrilling stories on startups, small businesses & big on shining platforms..

Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams

Ryan Williams is group CEO of Primedia Unlimited..

Sam GqomoSam Gqomo

Marketing Executive at Bluegrass.

Sam SmithSam Smith

Sam Smith is co-founder, president and CEO of Network Events, founded in 1999. Smith, a leading executive in the exposition industry, has been a highly rated speaker at major industry events and has provided sales and marketing consulting and training to top associations and private exposition management organisations.

Samantha WrightSamantha Wright

Sam Wright is a full-time content creator at - she is a gaming and technology blogger and YouTuber, as well as an Esports MC and broadcaster who went on to host some of South Africa's first million-rand competitions before heading overseas, where she has hosted at Gamescom (Europe's biggest gaming expo) and in China (for a $850,000 tournament). She currently consults to brands on how to reach a switched-on generation....

Sandra RobertsSandra Roberts

Sandra is a experienced media and social researcher, with her D litt et Phil in Sociology. She is increasingly interested in how to solve issues related to the the converged media environment.

Sarah HeuerSarah Heuer

Has been in the language and communication business for 15 years. She holds Cum Laude Honours degrees in English Literature and Publishing.

Selema Makgothi-MasekelaSelema Makgothi-Masekela

Success is a mind state..

Serena SeunarainSerena Seunarain

Picture loud, proud and completely opinionated…After what seemed like years of exploring, It dawned on me seven years ago that my passion lay within the realm of all things digital. Be it copywriting, strategy or analytics, my passion for the digital world became an ongoing interest and is now a dream I find myself living at Artifact Advertising....

Shae LeighShae Leigh

Communications Champion/Digital Content Specialist at Red & Yellow Creative School of Business..

Shaun RosenShaun Rosen

Shaun Rosen is managing director and founder of MobiClicks..

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.

Shelley FinchShelley Finch

Shelley Finch is the founder of Handcrafted Brands, a creative and digital marketing agency that specialises in working with socially and environmentally conscious brands..

Sheri GovenderSheri Govender

Junior Accounts Manager at Condriac.

Simon Campbell-YoungSimon Campbell-Young

Having started his career as a startup partner for FSA Distribution in 1990, Simon Campbell-Young went on to start his own company called Memtek Distribution in 1995. This was sold to a Public Company called Siltek Holdings between 1998 to 2000.

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at She can be reached at ..

Stephanie WaltersStephanie Walters

Stephanie Walters joined Amorphous New Media in 2015. With 10 years of digital experience across African markets in both agency and corporate environments, Stephanie has learnt to ask lots of questions, especially the uncomfortable ones people avoid.

Stephen MarshalStephen Marshal

Stephen Marshall is a Director of LMG Solutions with extensive experience in marketing and financial services in Meridian, Idaho. My work has been featured and mentioned in a wide range of publication, including Tweak Your Biz, Mobile Business Insights, Social Nomics, Small Biz Club, Energy Central, Dzone, Biz Community, Blog Her and more..

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

I have a keen interest in innovative, digital marketing-lead advertising and search marketing (SEO and paid search), which I've developed through my award-winning agency and corporate career at Ogilvy, Quirk (now Mirum), Vodacom and now as a freelancer..

Sue DislerSue Disler

Sue Disler has more than 25 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 20 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin..

Susie DinneenSusie Dinneen

Susie has worked as a teacher, writer and editor for thirteen years. While in South Korea she taught English conversation and business writing and on her return to South Africa taught creative writing at the American International School in Pretoria.

Terence ReiTerence Rei

Fascinated by all things digital I am passionate about innovation, customer centricity, and data-driven insights. Corporate meets creative, I work for Vodacom SA as a digital marketing specialist..

Terry MurphyTerry Murphy

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

Tess SulamanTess Sulaman

Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..

Thabiso DlaminiThabiso Dlamini

29 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Environmentalist | Cyclists.

Thabiso MoloiThabiso Moloi

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

Tivania MoodleyTivania Moodley

I have over fifteen years of corporate experience, predominantly within the legal sector....

Tom FelsTom Fels

Tom launched Nurun into South Africa in 2016 and is most interested in leveraging technology to drive business results. Intent on creating real value for his clients through innovation, Tom holds relationships with a number of local and international blue chip clients.

Tom JacksonTom Jackson

Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..

Tom MannersTom Manners

Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..

Tyler GreerTyler Greer

Tyler Greer is director of global sales strategy at Exponential responsible for leading the company's sales strategy and ensuring an integrated sales approach across the company..

Tyron LoveTyron Love

Senior SEO Manager and Trainer at Jellyfish SA agency, where I lead stand-alone organic search projects as well as contribute to complex multi-channel campaigns both technically and creatively. I love teaching my craft and seeing others get excited about SEO!.

Vanessa DaviesVanessa Davies

I am an SEO and content marketing manager at Jellyfish's SA office. Words are my first love, and copywriting is what I live for.

Vaughan PattersonVaughan Patterson

Vaughan Patterson joined the company in 2012 from Antalis where he was Manager of Digital Printing Systems for more than four years. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry as end user, distributor and vendor....

Werner LindemannWerner Lindemann

Werner leads Mediamark, South Africa's leading integrated, multichannel media sales house, as it continues its journey to create a converged sales capability that can help customers leverage mobile, video and content marketing, in combination with its exceptional traditional platforms....

Werner VogelsWerner Vogels

Werner Vogels is the chief technology officer at Amazon Web Services..

Wynand SmitWynand Smit

Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..

Yoray NarainpersadYoray Narainpersad

Yoray Narainpersad is one of SA's most experienced online marketers with over 15 years online marketing experience under his belt. He specializes in SEO, PPC, SEM and lead generation, and has marketed globally in very competitive industries.