Abey Mokgwatsane - Abey Mokgwatsane is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (www.ogilvy.co.za; @OgilvySA). Apart from being one of South Africa's Mail & Guardian top 200 young leaders in 2011, he was voted one of the country's top 25 "game-changers" in The Annual 2012.
Amy Johnson - Amy Johnson is an Academic Officer at online education company, GetSmarter, which presents a portfolio of over 30 online part-time short courses to working professionals throughout South Africa. Amy is the principle content writer for the University of Cape Town Social Media short course.
Anton Ressel - Anton Ressel is an experienced business development consultant with a special focus on community-based businesses, emerging entrepreneurs, small-scale manufacture and the creative industries. He is an Associate Consultant at ED and CSI specialist at agency Fetola, which specialises in assisting emerging entrepreneurs, SMEs, grassroots projects and community based organisations to attain new levels of success through medium-to-long term business development programmes.
Arthur Sithole - I am employed full time with Toyota SA and run my own media company as well..
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.
Brian Berkman - Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..
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.
Carolyn Holgate - Carolyn Holgate is a part-time tech guru and general manager at leading internet service provider MWEB. She is responsible for the strategic focus of the consumer division that offers Internet access to the consumer and SOHO/SME markets.
Catherine Milward-Bridges - Catherine Milward-Bridges is an Independent Communication Specialist and freelance writer, passionate about strategically sound, effective internal communication that shows agility and authentic people engagement. She has ten years' experience in the financial services arena, with the last seven spent steeped in perfecting her craft as a communicator.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Estelle Nagel - Estelle Nagel has worked in PR and marketing for 6 years and is currently PR Account Manager at DUO Marketing, a marketing and communications firm focusing on the ICT sector in South Africa..
Eve Williams - Eve Williams is the Managing Director of Cedar, the global creative and commercial content agency. She is currently based in the London office, but was instrumental in setting up the Shanghai business in January 2011 and enjoys spending time with the team in Cape Town..
Felix 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 Kessel wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2006 he moved to a different universe - brand activation - shortly thereafter cofounding a new entity, OwenKessel (www.owenkessel.com), to tackle the holistic communication needs of brands.
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.
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.
Grace Harding - Grace Harding is the founder and driver of grace consultancy. With over 25 years experience in both people practices (H.R) and marketing grace consultancy is the third business she has started from scratch.
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..
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.
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..
Janine 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 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.
Jess Mouneimne - Jess Mouneimne is a full time mommy blogger, and founder and editor of mommymatters.co.za..
Karen Ashwin - Karen Ashwin is the founder and MD of The Event Production Company, South Africa's event pioneer. Karen is considered one of the industry's leading personalities and has a track record of 20 years, with The Event Production Company having conceptualised and executed most of South Africa's largest, most significant, high profile and innovative events.
Katlego 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.
Keri-Ann Stanton - Keri-Ann Stanton is the Managing Director at GGi Communications, a 30 year old global agency with numerous corporate and consumer brands. The GGi team are senior, experienced, hands-on specialists in and across all platforms.
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.
Lee Helme - Lee Helme is a copywriter and blogger for Pulling Rabbits Design & Advertising. When she's not loving words, she's loving dictionaries.
Lorrianne Cloete - Lorrianne Cloete is the owner and founder of the Press Room, a Cape Town based boutique PR and marketing consultancy specialising within fashion and retail, as well as the founder and co-owner of Press Stick, an online content portal for the media industry. Contact her on tel +27(0)83 4482557, email and follow @lorriannecloete on Twitter..
Louise Worsley - Louise is currently the Director of PiCubed, a project management education and consultancy company based in Cape Town. With twenty years in a senior management role in the consultancy and education fields, sheis an expert in project and programme management.
Lucinda Boddy - Lucinda Boddy is MD of Livewired Public Relations.
Maja Rode - Maja Rode is an account director at Corporate Image (www.corporateimage.co.za). With qualifications in marketing, economics and business administration, she's a firm believer in the power of smart communication, of which she thinks there is a serious shortage in SA.
Matt Rose - Matt Rose, avid trend watcher passionate about SA's people, is a strategic planner at Base2 Digital Johannesburg (WPP) , specializing in market research, shopper marketing, behavioral psychology. He brings a grounded, often controversial approach to uncovering consumer insights.
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..
Mike Freedman - Mike Freedman is founder of Freedthinkers (www.freedthinkers.com) which has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Freedthinkers works with clients in the private & public sectors to understand what is, discover what can be & reach clarity on how to get there.
Mike 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.
Mongezi Mtati - Mongezi Mtati (@Mongezi) is the founding MD of WordStart (www.wordstart.co.za). Apart from being a kite-boarding and sandboarding adventurer, Mongezi connects companies and brands with measurable word-of-mouth through young African influencers at WordStart.
Nicole Capper - Nicole Capper is the owner of MANGO-OMC, an integrated communications agency based in Cape Town. Energised by the ability to apply her honed strategic skills to very diverse client needs, she likes nothing better than generating and implementing converged communication campaigns.
Noëleen Bruton - Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..
Nthabeleng Meso - I have been in Cape Town since 2003 to pursuit my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. I founded Mesong Web Design & Marketing Solutions, which offers web design and development, graphic design, marketing consulting and supply of marketing material.
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.
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.
Ronelle Bester - Ronelle Bester, MD of Red Ribbon Communications, started her career in technology at Dimension Data as marketing manager of the Western Cape. She has a BTech degree in public relations from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has lectured in public relations at both the University of South Africa and Varsity College.
Saint-Francis Tohlang - Saint-Francis Tohlang is an Independent Insight Consultant and Trend Analyst. He provides insight observations to different stakeholders such as Flux Trends, HDI Youth Marketeers, Lovelife, Savino Del Bene and South African trend observations to a leading international trend firm.
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".
Sanele Mgaga - Sanele Mgaga is a media strategist at SABC Radio Airtime Sales. He has been a strategist for just over two years.
Sarah Leftwich - Sarah Leftwich, Blue Moon's Integrated Employee Engagement (IEE) Business Director, has been a driving force behind Blue Moon's business strategy, creative execution and delivery for many years..
Sid Peimer - Sid Peimer has established himself as one of the great adventurers in the field of strategic planning..
Ted Leonhardt - Ted Leonhardt currently assists companies in the US and UK by offering the seminar "Negotiating Success," and business consulting services covering: acquisitions, strategic positioning, partner communications, sales and marketing..
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.
Thomas Oosthuizen - Thomas Oosthuizen is a marketing and brand strategist (www.drthomasbrand.co.za) who focuses on helping clients achieve greater marketing and brand success by spending less, for which he has devised his own methodologies. He has consulted widely to major companies across Africa and the Middle East and holds a doctorate in marketing communications.
Tiffany 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.
Veli Dlamini - Veli Dlamini is the CEO/Founder at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.
Zimkhitha Mqutheni - Zimkhitha Mqutheni is the MD of Ukhanyiso Communications, a communications agency that focuses on assisting clients with cutting edge communications solutions and developing internal and external communication strategies and plans. Follow @ZimkhithaM on Twitter..