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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.

Abram 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.

Adam Samie

CEO of at Lion of Africa Insurance.

Adriaan Mocke

Service Line and Capability Lead at Avanade.

Adriana de Kock

Adriana is a project manager at translation and language services agency, Linda Botha Language Solutions (Pty) Ltd (lbls). With studies in journalism, drama, French and English, Adriana has a passion for language and aims to be one of the youngest editors ever to head up a South African national magazine.

Aki Kalliatakis

Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Contact him on +27 (0)83 379 3466, +27 (0)11 640-3958 or .

Al Mackay

Content Strategist at Yellowwood.

Alastair Haarhoff

South African brand design supremo, Alastair Haarhoff (35), based in the picturesque winelands town of Stellenbosch, is the Managing Director and owner of brand design agency Just Design. Alastair is also a shareholder of Haarhoff & Associates, which includes Just Design, through-the-line creative solutions company Espresso Communications and multimedia specialists Milk.

Aldley Natale Rodrigues de Souza

I am Aldley Natale Rodrigues de Souza, from Brazil, São Paulo. I'm student from Cape Peninsula University, on my second year in Public Relations where I had discovered my passion for serving people with creative and loyalty trough that career I'm currently building in SA..

Alex Martin

Alex Martin is founder and MD of Recruit Digital, a specialist recruitment consultancy focused on the digital sectors throughout SA. After a successful career in London and Dubai, he is fast becoming a recognised name in the recruitment sector, working with leading online start-ups, corporates, marketing agencies and digitally-focused businesses.

Alison Tucker

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

Amanda Cromhout

Amanda is the founder & CEO of Truth. Amanda's extensive experience in the field of Loyalty & CRM has put Truth at the forefront of loyalty in South Africa.

Amanda 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.

Anamika Budree

I am brand sales manager at WD South Africa. WD, a Western Digital company, is a long time innovator and storage industry leader.

Andre 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 Meltzer

Sometimes I have to remind myself not to talk about branding at social events.

Andrea Mitchell

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

Andries Noeth

Andries started working at Consulta in 2004 as a Client director managing the research portfolio of various large corporate companies in South Africa. In 2012 he was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Consulta Research focussing on new business development and client relationship building..

Andy Oldfield

Andy Oldfield is Director Emerging Markets, Panduit (www.panduit.com).

Aneesh Reddy

Co-Founder and CEO of Capillary Technologies. A visionary who believes that advances in technology can lead to significant advances in business value and ROI, Aneesh leads the Capillary team and works with enterprise customers to help them put the right communications for the right products into the hands of the right customers at the right time.

Angela Horn

Angela is a Cape Town-based freelance writer, minimalist lifestyle blogger and public speaker. Her sense of humour has a mind of its own and as a result has her leaning more towards witty and conversational than businessy when she writes.

Angelique Robbertse

Angelique Robbertse is Job Mail Product and Marketing Manager at Job Mail..

Angus Robinson

Angus Robinson is Director: mobile, content and community divisions at NATIVE and has 17 years experience with technology start-ups. Angus is also a founding member of the South African Chapter of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and is active on the WASPA Code of Conduct Committee and a number of other WASPA subcommittees.

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..

Ann Nurock

A former CEO of Grey South Africa and president/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is back in South Africa, . She is is the South African Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specializing in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimization of B2B relationships.

Anna Malczyk

Born in Poland, Anna Malczyk swapped an icy future for one in sunny South Africa. Fast forward to 2012 and that move has paid off: Anna is the latest addition to the Cape Town Quirk Education team (www.quirk.biz/courses/home) as a knowledge officer.

Annette Jansen van Rensburg

Annette has practical experience in copywriting, strategy development, media liaison, advertising planning, event management and campaign implementation. Her dedication to each venture enhances her commitment to the pursuit of excellence and attention to detail. Annette is excited about the changing communication industry, and is proud to be part of an agency that is at the forefront of providing a strategic approach to communication and reputation management..

Anthony Swart

Anthony Swart is the MD of Point, bringing 18 years of brand consulting and design experience, as well as six years in the retail industry experience to the company. Having spent almost two decades at The Brand Union in Johannesburg, eight years of which as CEO, Anthony has immense management experience and fuels the continued growth of Point in South Africa, as well as in the rest of Africa and the Middle East..

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)..

Anton Krugel

Anton heads Interbrand Sampson's design team as creative director, driving the creative team from initial inspiration to conceptualisation and finally to creative execution with a highly experienced eye for superb brand development. Anton has developed brand identities for numerous companies within the fast developing African countries ranging from telecommunications, banking, petroleum, airlines and beverages amongst others.

Anton Ressel

Anton Ressel is an experienced business development consultant, mentor and SME specialist. He is the Senior consultant at ED and CSI specialist agency Fetola (www.fetola.co.za ), a mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.

Anton Vukic

Channel Director at Phoenix Software.

Antonio Petra

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

Ashley Truscott

Ashley Truscott is MD of Waterfall Marketing (www.waterfallmarketing.co.za), an agency specialising in developing and implementing marketing strategies, including social media marketing and production of business publications. Prior to starting Waterfall Marketing in 2010, she was marketing manager of auditing firm BDO in South Africa.

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 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 Bernariusz

Attila Bernariusz is divisional head of Kagiso Digital and oversees the incubation of new digital and media convergence opportunities for the Kagiso Group..

Ayanda Dlamini

Ayanda Dlamini is the business development manager at LGR Telecommunications. He joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for growing and maintaining business development among LGR clients.

Banele Rewo

Banele Rewo - Creative Director of Authentic Creatives Outdoor Platforms. An maverick start-up outdoor media company specialising in mural and freestanding outdoor advertising in LSM 3 to Afropolitan markets www.AuthenticCreatives.co.za Opinion Leader on www.eBizRadio.com every Monday 10AM CAT.

Barbara Cooke

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

Ben 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 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.

Betsy Zikakis

Betsy Zikakis is vice-president of marketing, responsible for global marketing strategy and execution, at Certain Inc., a provider of event management technology for the global meetings and events industry..

Beverley Klein

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

Bhekisisa 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..

Bongani Mahlangu

Bongani Mahlangu is a Communications Professional with more than eight years in the field, working for different sectors. He currently holds a National Diploma in Public Relations Management from Vaal University of Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from IMM Graduate School of Marketing.

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.

Brad Hook

Portfolio Director with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

Bradley Stilwell

Visual-effects/Animation Director at bradleystilwell.com.

Branko 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.

Brendon Williamson

Brendon Williamson is general manager of business development at PayGate, which is an international payment gateway that simplifies payments for online retailers, which can be a very complex part of running a business..

Brett Field

Creative Director at FedGroup.

Brett Kaplan

Brett Kaplan became MD of Clothing and General Merchandise business in July 2013 after joining Woolworths in 1978 as a trainee manager and starting retail life in Adderly Street. Over the years he held various merchandising and buying management positions throughout the Clothing & GM Business Three years ago Brett was promoted to divisional director of Clothing and GM. In 2010 he joined EXCO as director of Clothing and GM Buying reporting to CEO Ian Moir.

Brian Berkman

Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..

Bronwen Mintoor

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

Bruce von Maltitz

Bruce von Maltitz is the director of 1Stream. He was instrumental in bringing the hosted call centre model to South Africa and has helped many large multinationals set up call centres - including wonga.com and Amazon..

Candace McDonald

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

Cari Van Wyk

Editorial support at Bizcommunity.

Carolyn Cramer

Carolyn Cramer heads up Coz it counts, a boutique PR agency which focuses on telling the stories of South African NGOs. Coz it counts clients include Afrika Tikkun, WWF, the conservation organisation, and Relate Bracelets.

Catherine Milward-Bridges

Catherine Milward-Bridges is a passionate communication specialist and founder of simplyput.co.za. She's guided various clients in taking their engagement efforts from good to great, and has 'basked with them' in the results..

Catherine Wijnberg

Catherine Wijnberg is the Director and Founder of the Fetola Foundation (www.fetola.co.za).

Chanel 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.

Charles Foster

MD MB AME at Millward Brown.

Charles Mburugu

Charles Mburugu is an internet entrepreneur based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the owner of TechBlogKe, a technology blog which offers tips on social media, blogging, making money online, web development and SEO..

Chemory 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 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 Gotz

Chris Gotz is the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town. He is also the current chairperson of the Creative Circle and on the Board of the Loerie Awards..

Chris 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 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 Kaufman

As an entrepreneur and product designer, he has had his work featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Businessweek, among others. He's worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients, including Ford, Lowe's, Chrysler, Audi, American Standard, and Pulte Homes.

Chris Moerdyk

Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is 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.

Chris Welham

Chris Welham is Director of Space Age Technologies and has always been fascinated by the enormous potential and power of technology. What he most enjoys is using digital technology to provide solutions that empower people and their companies..

christine storey

My expertise lies in brand development and design, from strategy to the implementation of both graphic and environmental design.Having spent most of my working years in the design and branding industry, I have extensive knowledge of the industry as well as experience in the production field (managing the process from design to product completion)..

Christophe van Zyl

Christophe van Zyl is a dynamic, business-minded attorney who joined Von Seidels in 2013 after spending eight years at a large IP law firm in Pretoria. Christophe has expertise in the registration of trademarks, strategic branding advice, copyright law, domain name registrations and disputes, company name objections, advertising and marketing law, advice on regulatory aspects of IP including packaging and labelling requirements for foodstuffs and other products, commercial aspects of IP, anti-counterfeiting, dispute resolution and litigation..

Christopher Mills

Christopher Mills is founder and managing director of iMod Digital, a leading digital marketing agency specialising in inbound marketing, web development and digital campaigning. Over the years he and his team have worked with a number of companies; some of the larger ones include Google, WebAfrica, TAKEALOT, Nokia and Mini Cooper.

Christopher 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.

Claudio 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.

Clint Bryce

Clint is the Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris. He has over 21 years experience in advertising and marketing.

Coerene 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.

Cole Rautenbach

Having worked her way through various jobs and gained invaluable experience, Cole Rautenbach decided that she was better suited to being her own boss. Now she takes on numerous writing projects across industry lines.

Colin 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..

Colleen Lewis

Managing a network of freelance creative professionals to provide high value and affordable alternative to mainstream marketing and advertising agencies..

Colyn Dee

Cirrus TechVue has been in business since the early 1980s. It's an SME with an exemplary track record in introducing new technology to South Africa and implementing enterprise scale solutions in some of the country's largest organisations, such as Telkom, Absa, Sasol and Mutual & Federal, to name a few..

Conrad David

Conrad Travis David is the Founder and CEO of Hashtag South Africa, a Social Media Agency that specializes in Social Media Management, Consulting and Analytics. Hashtag South Africa was created out of the National Development Plan 2030 of South Africa based on the growing need to expand the awareness of South African products and services to the world.

Courtney Bentley

Starting his first business at 19 Courtney Bentley is a South African entrepreneur, thought leader and soon to be author who has founded 2 companies and is developing education tools and platforms designed to break new frontiers for business and education in South Africa..

Courtney Bentley

Founder of 3 companies, entrepreneur at heart love creating innovative environments, author in progress and always learning..

Craig Freer

Craig Freer is Head of Enterprise Products, Vox Telecom..

Craig Green

Graig Green is the OPB Channel manager of Bytes Document Solutions, authorised distributor of Xerox.

Craig Kolb

Craig Kolb owns AcentricTM Marketing Research. AcentricTM conducts marketing research in the areas of new-product research, brand equity, customer satisfaction/loyalty, employee engagement, stakeholder satisfaction and public opinion.

Craig Page-Lee

Craig Page-Lee is Managing Director at Posterscope South Africa, an Out-of-Home communications agency..

Craig Rossouw

Marketing & Account Manager at Channel Mobile.

Dan Fletcher

Dan Fletcher is the former managing editor of Facebook, and has written for Bloomberg and TIME magazine..

Dana Leavy-Detrick

Dana Leavy-Detrick is the founder of Brooklyn Resume Studio, a company specialising in resume preparation, job-search strategy and personal-brand building tools..

Danette 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.

Danie Pienaar

Analyst at compute.

Daniel Pinch

Dan is the founder and creative director of Society, one of the fastest growing social media and content agencies in South Africa (and part of the King James Group). Since moving to Cape Town from London in 2004 he has worked on award winning social media and PR campaigns for the likes of kulula.com, Santam, Johnnie Walker and Steri Stumpie among others.

Danielle Jaffit

Digital Strategist at NATIVE.

Danni Dixon

Danni Dixon joined TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg in November 2012 as General Manager..

Danny Groner

Danny Groner is the manager of blogger partnerships and outreach for Shutterstock..

Daphney Mngomeni

Daphney Mngomeni is a media developer and communication specialist who works for Flow Communications, one of the country's top digital and communications companies. Follow her on Twitter: @Nomagugz.

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..

Daryn Smith

Daryn Smith is the Executive Director of Product and Marketing at MPULL, a Marketing Software start-up based in Cape Town. He has lead Marketing teams in Africa for Global brands before joining MPULL, and now merges two of his passions Marketing and Tech..

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.

David Barnard

David Barnard is Country Manager for Exponential in South Africa where he has overall responsibility for the growth, performance and operations of four divisions - Tribal Fusion, AdoTube, Appsnack and Firefly Video - within the region. David joined the company in 2010 as national sales manager for Tribal Fusion where he was instrumental in launching Tribal Fusion's digital offer to the market and establishing and developing key partnerships with leading agencies and brands.

David Blyth

David Blyth is Group Managing Director at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.

David Hochner

David Hochner has been CEO of SatLink Communications since 1995, joining SatLink from Scientific Atlanta after running its Israeli branch. He joined in 1989, assisting with the implementation of Israel's cable infrastructure.

David 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..

Dawn Rowlands

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

Daya 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 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..

Deon Scheepers

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

Derek Buchanan

Derek Buchanan is CEO of Episys, a global information technology solutions and services company to a range of industries including retail..

Deseré 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. 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 Gullan

Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner a Digital, Web PR and Social media agency - Gullan&Gullan..

Dhatchani Christian

Dhatchani's corporate career began at Research Surveys where she was trained in research methodology, worked across diverse products and industries, she made the leap to 'client side' and brand management at Colgate Palmolive SA. She spent time in the sales environment at Standard Bank and marketing strategy at FNB before joining Yellowwood in 2011..

Diane Charton

As managing director of Red & Yellow, Diane Charton steers the strategic direction of the business. She strives to empower and educate the SA marketing communications industry through a myriad of traditional and digital educational platforms.

Dina Myers

Dina Saffer-Myers is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South Africa and sub Saharan Africa. Dina has 12 years successful business and leadership experience in one of the world's top companies, Procter & Gamble.

Dina Saffer-Myers

Dina Saffer-Myers is Co-Founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Dina has 12 years successful business and leadership experience in one of the world's top companies, Procter & Gamble.

Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg

Dion Chang (@dionchang) is the founder of Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and visionary.

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..

Donna-Rae Patricios

After completing a post graduate copywriting diploma in 1996 from AAA, Donna-Rae was determined there would be a Loerie with her name on it someday. But a week as an intern in the strategy department at The Jupiter Drawing Room, and she was hooked on planning..

Donovan White

Humorous, witty and with a constant smile, the only way to work is to do it right, with positive energy and love for life. Social Media Strategist at NATIVE VML.

Donvay Wegierski

Donvay Wegierski is director of Werksmans Attorneys. Her main practice areas are intellectual property and Africa.

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 Carla Enslin

Dr Carla Enslin is one of the founding members of Vega School of Brand Leadership. She is Academic Head at The Independent Institute of Education's Vega School of Brand Leadership, a Teaching Fellow at UCT's Graduate School of Business, and deputy chair of the Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA)..

Dr Estelle van Tonder

Dr Estelle van Tonder is head of department in the Faculty of Management and Leadership of Milpark Business School. She was awarded her DCom degree in Marketing Management in 2010 and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Dr Pieter Streicher

Dr Pieter E Streicher is MD of wireless application service provider Bulksms.com (www.bulksms.com). He also sits on the management committee of the Wireless Application Service Provider Association (WASPA).

Drew van Vuuren

Drew Van Vuuren is one of South Africa's most dynamic bastions of information technology security. With over 18 years' experience in corporate security and privacy, Drew currently heads up 4Di Privaca - an innovative specialist information security and privacy practice.

Duduzile Mkhize

Duduzile Mkhize is an award winning director with BA Audiovisual Production degree from the University of Johannesburg. She freelances as a producer and Director in the commercials and television industry.

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.

Dunja Kartte

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

Dylan Balkind

Dylan is a hybrid Copywriter and Freelance Writer with TTL and Digital experience. Passionate about the art of writing and its ability to motivate emotion, he blogs at www.three-cents.com.

Ed 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 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..

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..

Eugene 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..

Evan-Lee Courie

Evan-Lee Courie is Group Editor and Social Media Manager at Bizcommunity.com, as well as a Biz Lifestyle contributor. Follow him on Twitter at @evan1985.

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.

Evert Lombaert

Evert is a Social Media Manager at Ctrlroom and GQ Magazine's Film Editor for South Africa. He's left-handed & has Jedi beliefs...and makes a mean burger..

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.

Ferdie Bester

After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a BComm (and an appreciation for good wine), Ferdie travelled extensively before working in a corporate environment. He then responded to his unquenchable entrepreneurial desire and love of technology by starting an online marketing company from home.

Fose Segodi

Segodi Samalekane is a news and current affairs producer, politics student and co-founder of 882 People; a brand and talent management agency. He is also an aspiring author and political analyst with an interest in the politics of difference.

Francois van Dyk

Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico, the Brand Intelligence research company. He is part of the management team that has seen Ornico expand across Africa, currently with data resources in 14 countries and employing more than 100 media enthusiasts.

Françoise Henderson

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

Gaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scott is Director and Head of Intellectual Property at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has 17 years experience. She practises as an attorney in the intellectual property department and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa.

Gail 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 Slaven

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

Gary Allemann

Gary Allemann is a member and senior consultant at Master Data Management. He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..

Gary Hadfield

Gary Hadfield joined the team at Loot.co.za as CEO in January 2011. Hadfield has been in the one-to-one industry for the duration of his career, nine years of which he spent in the mail order industry, and 13 years in the e-Commerce environment..

Gary Hendrickse

Gary Hendrickse is the founder and CEO of Sherpa Business Communications and brings that extra perspective to the table having led brand, marketing, sales, product development and communications portfolios for some of South Africa's top brands. He was also shareholder and MD of a leading digital design and communications company prior to founding Sherpa..

Gavin Levinsohn

Managing Director at Ogilvy Cape Town.

Gavin 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 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 Rajah

Owner of Gavin Rajah Concept (GRC).

Gerald Naidoo

CEO of at Logikal Consulting.

Gerhard Jacobs

Gerhard's first love is writing and communication in all its forms. He has a degree of affection for food, politics, talking loudly and staring at plants.

Gil Sperling

Gil Sperling is the chief technology officer at Popimedia. An electrical engineer by training he is also skilled in software engineering which helped him earn Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) badge, the only one in Africa at present and one of 260 such companies in the world.

Giles Shepherd

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

Gillian Rightford

Gillian Rightford's CV is a mix of marketing, advertising, and management. A former Group MD of Lowe Bull, she started Adtherapy (www.adtherapy.co.za), a consultancy that talks to agencies and marketers about all things advertising.

Gisèle 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 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.

Glenn Gillis

Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..

Godfrey Madanhire

Professional motivational speaker and life coach, Godfrey Madanhire is the driving force behind leading motivational company, Dreamworld Promotions. Through Dreamworld Promotions, and based on his life experiences merged with extensive knowledge of the concepts and skills around motivating and inspiring individuals, Godfrey has held seminars helping people grow and organisations such as MWeb, Engen and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants to build their workforces. Twitter @godfreyinafrica.

Golden Muzanago

A Consumer Researcher and Brand Strategist with a special focus on the Middle East and Africa. Diverse sector expertise covers: packaged goods, food & beverages, financial services, retail, healthcare, automotive and telecoms.

Gordon 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 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.

Graeme Wilson

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

Grant Bushby

Grant Bushby has been in the marketing and PR business for over 25 years. After graduating from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, he worked at the SABC for a number of years, starting off as a news writer for (then) Radio 5 and Radio Highveld.

Grant Newton

Master trainer and coach, Avocado Vision.

Grant Shippey

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

Gwen Watkins

Gwen is the only Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in Botswana, a member of SAFREA and SASJA, a sub-editor for BizCommunity and the author of a book on conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media.

Gys Kappers

Gys Kappers is CEO of WyseTalk..

Hamish Pringle

Hamish Pringle is an expert in the development and stewardship of corporate, product, and service brands..

Hando Sinisalu

CEO at Best Marketing International.

Hannah Connor

Hannah Connor is a marketing strategist for the Vouchercloud.net coupon site. Hannah has experience in developing content, social media strategies and promotions globally.

Harriet Gavshon

Harriet Gavshon is an award winning Managing Director for one of South Africa's leading film and television production companies - Quizzical Pictures. Her passion for the industry and commitment to telling rich, relevant stories through quality production saw Harriet winning the Woman of Courage and Vision Crystal Award from Women in Film in 1998.

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.

Helena Green

Helena Green is a digital freelancer working under the brand of Get Me Online. Her mission it is to implement growth in small businesses by harnessing the online and digital environment to increase sales, building their customer base through her experience and knowledge of the internet and its various marketing avenues.

Henk Pretorius

Henk Pretorius is the co-founder and CEO of Columinate. He is a marketing researcher and registered research psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Henrie Geyser: motoring editor

Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years.

Hilton 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.

Hilton Veldsman

A passion to utilise my experience in advertising, marketing and public relations, to make a positive contribution to the communications industry in South Africa, gets me up in the morning..

Honore Gasa

Honore Gasa, Customer Insights Director and General Manager Cape Town.

Howard Moodycliffe

Howard is Head of Marketing and International at wiGroup. He has 15 years' experience in B2B and B2C marketing and operations across a range of industry sectors from ICT (Logica - UK), to publishing and media (News Corporation - Australia) and mobile (wiGroup - South Africa).

Ian Henderson

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

Ian Nel

Ian Nel, co-founder of Engage Brandcraft along with Chris Human, is a celebrated designer responsible for the origination and visual development of a multitude brands in South Africa, the United Kingdom, The United States and Italy..

Ilan Hertz

Ilan Hertz is the VP of Marketing at SysAid Technologies, a leading provider of IT Service Management solutions, deployed at over 100,000 companies around the world..

Ilse du Plessis

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

Ilse 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 Louw

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

Ingrid von Stein

Ingrid Von Stein is Director of Possibilities at Indigo Zebra Communications.

Ivan 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 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 Lintvelt

Jaco Lintvelt is currently Head of Digital Sales SA at DQ&A International Media Group with a local office in Cape Town..

Jaco 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.

Jacques Oberholzer

Jacques Oberholzer is the New Media Director at Now Boarding Brand Communication Agency. Jacques has worked on brands across the globe, from San Francisco to Zurich to Sydney, and has a passion for digital media..

Jamaaludeen Khan

Jamaaludeen Khan is an internationally acclaimed trainer and strategic consultant with expertise in leadership, social media, and cloud computing. He works with young adults, entrepreneurs, corporations, as well as not-for-profit organisations globally.

James Hurford

James Hurford | Plain-language writer | Corporate Trainer | Author of 'How to write well' | James specialises in writing in plain language. With over 25 years of experience, he brings a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to every organisation he works with.

James McKerrell

CEO at CRS Technologies.

Jan 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.

Janet Kinghorn

Janet Kinghorn is executive creative director at Brand Union Africa. Over the years she has worked on many of South Africa's most iconic brands like SAB, SAA, and Standard Bank, Johnson and Johnson, coca cola and Nike.

Janine Hollesen

Janine Hollesen is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..

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.

Japie Swanepoel

Japie Swanepoel is Team Leader at Interactive Concepts. He likes to find ways to make the internet work..

Jason Kempen

Jason Kempen (32) was born in Cape Town, the son of a Dutch father and a South African mother. Despite a school background including both academic and artistic pursuits, Jason's primary interest in the creative world led him to enrol at the renowned AAA School for Advertising where he graduated with Honours after completing a three year diploma.

Jason Levin and Mokebe Thulo

MD of HDI Youth Marketeers Jason Levin has been in the marketing industry for over 20 years. In April 2008 Levin took over as the new MD where he now spends his time understanding what makes young South Africans tick.

Jason Xenopoulos

CEO of NATIVE VML.

Jayson O’Reilly

Jayson joined DRS in November 2012 after being in the vendor community for over 12 years. His experience and exposure to industry experts and global customers have allowed him the opportunity to get involved at the grass roots where it matters most..

Jed Hewson

Jed Hewson is a director of 1Stream..

Jennifer Leppington-Clark

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

Jeremy Matthews

Jeremy Matthews is Panda Security's country manager. Originally from the UK, he is a 20-year veteran of the local IT industry with a range of experience covering enterprise software sales, application integration, web enablement and network/endpoint security.

Jerome Hendricks

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

Jerome 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.

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 McEndoo

Executive at at Experience iT.

Jessica Taylor

Jess is content assistant and support manager at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer to the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.

Jillian Reilly

Jillian Reilly (@changingview) is a writer, speaker and consultant with over twenty years experience working across the developing world. Her book, Shame: Confessions of an avid worker in Africa, was published last year.

Joey Khuvutlu

Founder & CEO at Threefold Creative.

Johan Poolman

Manager at Mindset Management Programs.

Johan van Wyk

Johan is currently Director and Executive Creative Director at branding and stakeholder communication consultancy, HKLM, a company he joined in 2009 as Creative Director for its Graphic Design division..

Johan Walters

Technical Account Director at digital media consultancy, Acceleration Media.

Johanna 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 Blignaut

Good ideas that make positive social impact are my passion. I get to do this everyday at Pulling Rabbits, a brand design agency in Cape Town..

John 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 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 Laurence

John is MD of HeadSpace Neuromarketing and is an experienced marketer with over 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry. As well as having worked in marketing research, he has headed the marketing divisions of two blue-chip global brands in South Africa and has developed strategy for several well-known brands.

John Maeda

Artist, graphic designer, computer scientist, and educator John Maeda is president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and was previously Associate Director of Research at MIT Media Lab. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Sonos.

Jonathan Stilwell

Jonathan Stilwell is a senior copywriter who has worked at some of South Africa's top agencies. With 16 years' experience in the industry, he has created campaigns for some of the country's leading brands.

JP 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 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.

Julie Cheung

Julie Cheung is a freelance online marketer with a keen interest in business, investment and finance. She can be found writing on Finance Girl Blog and can be contacted via Twitter at @juliecheung or on LinkedIn..

Juliet Newton

Juliet is a businesswoman and entrepreneur. She founded learning and development company, Avocado Vision, in 1996 and built it up to a 29-strong team with a list of corporate clients, before handing over the managing director reins to Steve Gaydon and taking up the position of CEO.

Juliette Attwell

Juliette Attwell is currently head of marketing and operations at Recruitgroup, a Level Three BEE contributor which was awarded the Best Recruitment Agency of the Year at the CareerJunction Awards in 2010 and 2012, as well as other industry honours. She holds a BCom in Industrial Psychology and Honours in Marketing Management.

Jurgen Vogt

Jurgen Vogt is Head Internal Brand Engagement at HKLM..

Justin Hawes

Justin Hawes is the managing director of two display companies: exhibition specialist, Scan Display, and retail specialist, Scan Retail Solutions. He is also one of the founders and the current chairperson of the Event Greening Forum, a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to transforming the South African events industry into a more sustainable model.

Justin Lee

Justin Lee has over 15 years of IT experience specialising in Network and Security. He is currently the Regional Sales Manager for Blue Coat Systems in South Africa, and is responsible for leading sales and channel initiatives for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Justin 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.

Justin Smith

Justin Smith is head of the Woolworths Good Business Journey (Sustainability Programme). He is responsible for the strategy, structure and integration of sustainability across the retailer's business to deliver its over 200 targets across transformation, social development, environmental issues and climate change..

Kabelo 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.

Karen Ashwin

Karen Ashwin is the founder and MD of The Event Production Company (www.theeventcompany.co.za), South Africa's event pioneer. Karen is considered one of the industry's leading personalities and has a track record of 21 years, with The Event Production Company having conceptualised and executed most of South Africa's largest, most significant, high profile and innovative events.

Karen De Lorenzo

Karen De Lorenzo is the customer loyalty and engagement consultant at Truth, she helps clients to get closer to understanding their customers, and develops strategies to maximise the relationship. She has over 12 years' experience working in CRM and Direct Marketing, gained across a mix of industries including: publishing, media, mobile, retail, entertainment, and automotive.

Kat Potgieter

An adventurous knowledge-junkie, Kat is curious about all things digital. She has moved into the digital marketing communications arena and is currently the in-house digital and communications specialist for chef school Capsicum CulinaryStudio.

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.

Keanan Reis

Keanan Reis is a communication consultant who develops solutions around New and Traditional Media, internal and external stakeholders. He is currently the Head of Strategy and MD for Ambigram Solutions.

Keeran Sewsunker

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

Keith Fenner

Keith Fenner is Senior Vice President of Sales for Africa, Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa..

Kelly Summerfield

Kelly Summerfield is a researcher in the Department of Marketing Management at the University of Pretoria. Visit bcommarketing.up.ac.za for more information on the research the Department of Marketing Management is doing..

Kenneth von Rauch

Kenneth von Rauch is an SEO and web developer. He's confident that smart web solutions with just a bit of SEO can make the web a better place to be.

Kerry Evans

Kerry Evans is the MD of Quintica..

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.

Kevin Bierman

These days I represent Moving Tactics as the Head of Digital Signage Solutions, backed by a talented group of individuals who live and breathe digital signage. It is an exciting time in and exciting industry!.

Kevin Fine

Managing Director at Jacaranda FM.

Kevin Liebenberg

Kevin Liebenberg is the Managing Director of Actuate; a position he has held for the past 4 years. Before his arrival at Actuate, Kevin spent 9 years with Nedbank in various positions including strategic marketing, client value propositions, sales management, CRM, organisational development, change management and leadership development.

Kevin Lourens

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

Kevin 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..

Kirsty Chadwick

As an educator, public speaker and leader, Kirsty Chadwick has spent almost two decades involved in the field of education. Founder of The Training Room Online, which designs and develops innovative tailor-made e-learning material for the corporate, industrial and private sectors, Kirsty has trained, developed and inspired people across three continents..

Larry Khumalo

Alternative critical thinker with a background in social research, project management and administration. An upcoming media research personality branching into reputation management with a penchant for Social Media.

Laura 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..

Lebo Mukansi

Chief Strategist at Inventors Kitchen. Twitter @Lebza1Mukansi.

Lee Helme

Lee Helme is a copywriter and blogger for Pulling Rabbits Design & Advertising. When she's not loving words, she's loving dictionaries.

Lee Wanless

Account Manager at PR Expert.

Leigh Crymble

Leigh Crymble is a keen language enthusiast with a master's degree in Applied English Language and Linguistics. Her interests lie in the field of media, marketing, and communication.

Leigh Harris

Project director at Added Value South Africa.

Leigh 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.

Liam Prince

My interest in all things technical in the world of Events is only matched by my interest in the world of Marketing and it's evolving nature. Twitter: @ljp311.

Linda Botha

Translator, content creator and editor, Linda Botha, has established herself firmly in the language services industry over the last 25 years. Her experience includes corporate and educational content development and publishing, and managing large document projects.

Linda Gibson

Linda Gibson is CEO at Ads24, Media24's newspaper and digital sales arm. She joined the company at the end of 2008.

Linda Trim

Linda Trim is the marketing and sales director of Giant Leap. For more information, call Giant Leap on +27 (0)11 880 1490 or visit www.giantleap.co.za..

Lindani Tshabangu

In a world where legitimate email senders are mistaken as spammers sneaking their way into the inbox, some describe Lindani Tshabangu as the "lawyer of the accused". Lindani is Everlytic's Reputation Manager and her zero spam tolerance translates really well into her personality.

Lionel Moyal

Lionel Moyal is Managing Director at Intervate - a T-Systems business unit in South Africa and the country's foremost provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.intervate.com/Pages/default.aspx..

Lisa Basson

When she is not busy hoarding books, drinking coffee or running in the park, you might find her working on brand and/or digital strategy at Base 2. (www.basetwo.co.za).

Lize Mills

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

Lizette Anderson

Lizette Anderson is the Coastal Radio Sales Director at Mediamark.

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 Marsland

Louise Marsland is publishing editor of TRENDAFRiCA.co.za and a journalist, columnist, trainer and speaker in the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa, and a specialist in B2B media. Email her on , read her at www.trendafrica.co.za and follow her on Twitter at @Louise_Marsland..

Louise Robinson

Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting..

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.

Luise 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 McKend

Formerly an industry head for Google UK, Luke Mckend is the country director for Google South Africa (www.google.com/Africa; google-africa.blogspot.com; @googleafrica; adwords.blogspot.com). For more, email ..

Luke 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.

Lyndsey Moorhouse

As Can!Do's managing director, Lyndsey Moorhouse oversees the delivery of high-impact ERP education solutions that help companies drive real ROI from their investments into applications. Lyndsey has been working in the ERP end-user education and change field for 20 years, 10 of those with Can!do Consulting.

Manas Kumar

Manas Kumar is a blogger and experienced Internet marketer who works with 1SEOIN one of the most eminent SEO company in India. When he is not blogging about social media, technology topics and other issues, he likes to spend his time catching up with new digital marketing ideas and currently manage www.1seoin.com.

Marc Pienaar

Freelance Writer, Copy Editor at 10 Plus Media.

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..

Maria 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 Rocher

Marie Rocher is a Durban freelance writer with extensive media experience. She heads up MARIE ROCHER COPYWRITING, a boutique content agency which focuses on producing outstanding branded content with a strong emphasis on SEO for web and social media..

Marie Yossava

Marie Yossava, founder and owner of Grapevine Communications, embarked on a PR/ communications career more than a decade ago. In the past eight years she has built a solid media relations consultancy, which focuses exclusively on media relations. Marie's strength lies in her well-established relationships with editors and journalists across all mediums.

Marion Scher

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

Mark Hawkins

Mark Hawkins is Operations Director at Bluegrass Digital. After 7 years in the UK working for eCommerce leader PhotoBox, he returned to SA in 2010 and has been responsible for the overall management and delivery of the client services, project management, and development teams..

Mark Porter

Mark Porter of Wholesale Clearance, a bankrupt and surplus stock supplier. A marketing expert, he also has a deep interest in SMEs, business, Ecommerce and travel.

Mark Schefermann

My knowledge and enthusiasm for the digital world enables me to think creatively and challenge briefs. My passion is strategy and showing how digital can open new opportunities for clients.

Mark Wright

Coming from a Public Relations background, Mark is a devoted enthusiast of the internet. As a wordsmith, consultant and marketer, he aims to bring your ideas to life and attract the attention your organisation deserves.

Mark Zeller

Mark Zeller is the Group Marketing Assistant at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa: "I am a brand obsessed millennial; and love big ideas, marketing and social media. I am passionate about the creative communications business, continuously learning at O&M, curious about the world, and chasing a dream.".

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 Arnold

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

Matthew Gray

Matthew Gray is client service director at cloud based e-recruitment company, Graylink. Passionate about the growth of digital and its role in rapidly changing business processes, Matthew has been at the forefront of solutions delivery, driving recruiting process change to Graylink's customer base, since the inception of the business in 2003..

Matthew Jankelow

Matthew Jankelow is the CEO of VentureWeb, which began as a digital agency, and now is establishing itself as a leading supplier of outsourced marketing services to global clients..

Matthew Karpinski

Matthew Karpinski is the Managing Director at RockCorps South Africa..

Matthew Samuel

Matthew Samuel is an experienced content writer and editor..

Meg Enerson

Meg began her career as a marketing and sales executive for the Protea Hotels group in 2003. Meg left Protea in 2008 to join an international accounting and auditing firm called BDO and is currently responsible for the coordination of all the marketing and business development activities within the Durban office as well as a number of national marketing campaigns..

Melissa Baird

Melissa Baird is a sustainability communication strategist at Ogilvyearth South Africa whose career has included multi-faceted marketing communications campaigns in traditional advertising, interactive television, web based marketing and book and magazine publishing..

Mfundo 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 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..

Mia Scholtz

Mia Scholtz is MD of Neo@Ogilvy South Africa. Her digital career began at Tiscali UK, the European ISP group.

Michael Walker

Head of search and web analytic's at Acceleration Media..

Michael Wood

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

Michal 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.

Michelle Caldeira

Michelle Caldeira is the managing director of Blue Moon Corporate Communications, specialists in Integrated Employee Engagement. Blue Moon turns 25 in 2014, marking a quarter of a century of loving what we do!.

Michelle Strauss

Michelle Strauss heads up the social media team at Hoopla Creative, a Johannesburg-based full-service digital agency. As social media strategist, her focus lies in the development of strategies to improve brand presence, to enhance traditional marketing activities, to improve client services and to obliterate social media stigmas in her path.

Mike 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 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..

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.

Mitchell Barker

Mitchell Barker is the founder and managing director of www.whichvoip.co.za, which provides a central view of all the credible VoIP operators in South Africa. Under his leadership, the site has expanded to include hosted PBX and Connectivity operators, and has grown into a VoIP and Hosted PBX information resource in sub-Saharan Africa..

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.

Monica Braganca

Account Director at marcusbrewster, and bureau chief for Johannesburg..

Monika D'Agostino

Chief Consultative Sales Officer at Consultative Sales Academy - I work with highly motivated individuals and organisations to create success by utilizing a consultative sales approach. Contact details: website: www.consultativesalesacademy.net | Twitter @monikadago | LinkedIn.

Nadine Shenker

director of business intelligence and advanced analytics at BITanium.

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.

Natalie Pool

NATIVE VML's Head of Content.

Natasha Madhav

Madhav is completing a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. She is a Head of Programme in IT at the Independent Institute of Education, responsible for researching current industry trends and incorporating these into curriculum development.

Natasha 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.

Neal Bricker

Neal Bricker has accumulated a significant amount of experience in the telecoms industry over the course of his career. He is also a writer who crafts useful pieces aimed at empowering enterprises with the information they need to make informed decisions ahead of major tech procurement drives..

Neil Kirby

Neil Kirby is director: health care and life sciences law of Werksmans. He is the chair of the Medicine and Law Committee of the International Bar Association.

Ness 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 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 Schilperoort

Nick attended the University of Stellenbosch, graduating with an honours degree in commerce, majoring in financial and investment management. After three years he decided to join XFACTA where today he serves as a strategic planner/new business development manager/copywriter/runner/public relations manager/account manager, and currently as a director of the Brand Council of South Africa (@BrandCouncilSA).

Nicola Kleyn

Professor Nicola Kleyn is a member of marketing faculty and deputy dean at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science. She research, consults and teaches in marketing and branding with a focus on corporate branding.

Nicole Velleman

Nicole Velleman is strategy analyst at Yellowwood Future Architects. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media Production at UCT, and went on to do her Honours degree in Brand Leadership at Vega School of Brand Leadership in 2011.

Nicole Zetler

Staying true to her passion, Nicole's journey formally started at the University of Cape Town when she graduated with a Business Science degree with Honours in Marketing. Being intrigued by the approach of Unconventional Wisdom and Nicole's goal of being challenged on a daily basis led her to Yellowwood in 2011, where she goes back to her puzzle building roots, solving business and marketing problems as a Strategist..

Nicolle Harding

Nicolle Harding is Africa Country Manager at BuzzCity. She has spent the last nine years working in the industry both locally and abroad.

Nilesh 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 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 Xavier

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

Nkululeko Mthethwa

Nkululeko Mthethwa is a developer at Bizcommunity..

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.

Odette van der Haar

Odette van der Haar is CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) (www.acasa.co.za), the industry body of the SA advertising and communications sector. She is also a current board member of Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA).

Oresti 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.

Patricia Pichulik

Trish Pichulik, managing director of P and P Communications, has been in the industry for over 30 years, having worked across most business sectors over this period. Trish established P and P as a founding member during the mid-1980s, and acquired Medialine, a dedicated business-to-business agency in the early 1990s, which she later merged into the P and P stable..

Paul 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 Jacobson

I am a legal strategist specialising in digital marketing, Internet and digital content. My work entails identifying legal and compliance risks; helping my clients better understand the impact these risks may have on their businesses and developing enabling frameworks to address these risks and support my clients' objectives.

Paul 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 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.

Pete Case

Founder and CEO at Gloo.

Pete Hutchings

Pete joined Stretch in 2011 after working in experiential marketing in the UK with the likes of Cadburys, Transport For London & Coca Cola. Stretch is a specialist experiential marketing agency developing strategies and concepts for national execution.

Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson is a business analyst who loves to share entrepreneurship and marketing secrets with the world. Overcoming business challenges is his passion and he aspires to reach at the highest rung of this field..

Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey is the MD of PayGate. Leading through integrity, with more than 26 years in IT and payment processing, Peter is a master when it comes to creating solutions to clients' exact requirements.

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.

Peter 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 Townshend

Peter Townshend is managing director of Know More Waste, the environmental consultancy division of Know More. Know More is the research and consultancy arm of workplace specialists, Giant Leap.

Phindiwe Nkosi

Phindiwe Nkosi has several years of writing experience coupled by post graduate studies from the University of Pretoria. Her experience ranges from working as a journalist (newspapers/magazines), international news anchor, travel writer, speech writer, marketing and communications manager, editor, blogger and ghostwriter.

Pierre 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.

Prakash Patel

Prakash Patel, currently CEO at one of South Africa's leading digital agencies Prezence Digital, one, has more than 23 years of international and local integrated marketing experience. Patel has more than a decade of digital experience which includes Strategic Planning, Integrated Marketing (online ad offline), Social Media Planning and Execution, CRM/eCRM, Website and Mobisite Design & Build, as well Data Planning and Analysis.

Prof Owen Dean

Professor Owen Dean is a former partner and chairman of Spoor & Fisher, specialist intellectual property solicitors, and holds the chair of intellectual property law at Stellenbosch University..

Rachel Chilson

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

Rachel Sikwane

Rachel Sikwane is a senior associate at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) and has six years' experience as an attorney in the intellectual property department. She specialises in trademark and copyright litigation, domain name disputes, company and close corporation name objections, ASA disputes as well as passing-off and unlawful competition matters.

Rachel Smith

Rachel believes in going the extra mile for her clients. One of the things she recommends is checking the minor updates to the Google algorithms to get the advantage over your competitors.

Raisa Elizabeth Mathew

Digital journalist +Raisa Elizabeth Mathew is a 360° engagement-centric content strategist and publishing consultant. Her ideas and passion are user engagement, mobile, social media, reputation and public relations.

Ramiz Islam

Ramiz Islam is a professional writer at Wholesale Pages, who loves to share his expertise about marketing trends for wholesale business. He has been working in the wholesale business sector for many years and has a deep interest in wholesale market, investing trends and international business management.

Refiloe Mataboge

I am fascinated by the never ending pursuit to understand human behaviour and translating this knowledge into actionable insights that can be used advertisers and marketers..

Reghard Goussard

CEO at Arctic Circle Brand Institute.

Reuben Yonatan

Reuben Yonatan is a VoIP enthusiast at GetVoIP.com, and a self-professed web surfer by night. Equipped with an extensive background in ecommerce, blogging and online media, striving to make the web a better place.

Richard 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..

Richard Rayne

Richard Rayne is the Managing Director of iLearn, a national specialist provider of ONSITE instructor-led and ONLINE e-learning training methodologies..

Rob Lith

Rob Lith is the Director of Connection Telecom. ICT Industry aficionado and internet specialist, he has been involved in the industry for the last 20 years.

Robert Jameson

Strategy Analyst at Yellowwood.

Robert Sussman

Joint CEO at Integr8 Group.

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.

Rod Baker

Content Director at Bizcommunity.com.

Rolf Akermann

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

Ros Siddle

Ros Siddle is the Marketing & Loyalty Research Manager at Truth, a boutique consulting business specialising in customer centricity and customer loyalty programmes. Ros holds a degree in Human Resource Management majoring in Industrial Psychology from Stellenbosch University.

Rowan Belchers

Rowan Belchers is the founder and CEO of The Fresh Group, a boutique consultancy specialising in the development of people - primarily in the corporate sector..

Rudi Greyling

Rudi Greyling is Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Director, Avanade South Africa.

Rudi Massyn

Writer and Digital Media and Communications consultant..

Russel Brand

Russel Brand is Innovation Consultant: Solution Sales and Portfolio Management of T-Systems in South Africa..

Ruth Cooper

Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a co-editor and contributor to the Lifestyle section. .

Ruth Steyn

Ruth Steyn is Editorial Content Developer at GetSmarter, an online education company. She is the primary content developer for the part-time University of Cape Town Public Relations short course, and assists with the writing of numerous other short courses.

Ryland Fisher

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

Samantha Watt

Managing Director and Owner at Watt Communications. Twitter @wattisup.

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".

Samkelisiwe Dlalisa

Samkelisiwe Dlalisa is a PR and social media community manager at MegaVision Media. She is a young professional who is determined to take all of South Africa's business online, one social media platform at a time.

Sandra Roberts

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

Sanele Mgaga

Sanele Mgaga is a media strategist at SABC Radio Airtime Sales. He has been a strategist for just over two years.

Sara Butchart

Sara Butchart is Strategy Director at Kaelo..

Sarah Doody

Sarah Doody is user experience consultant and designer who specializes in product and brand development. She is passionate about helping teams use the power of storytelling to turn their ideas into thoughtful product experiences.

Sean Donnelly

Sean Donnelly is group managing director at Gloo..

Sean McCoy

DR Sean McCoy, MD and founding member of HKLM, is a prominent figure in the branding arena with his expertise centred on client service, brand strategy and business development. Sean has been chairperson for the Brand Council of South Africa for this past year.

Sean Paine

Sean Paine is an IT professional with more than 13 years' experience in strategic IT consulting, project management, software development, security, application architecture and data warehouse design. He joined EnterpriseWorx in 2009 and is responsible for operations, also working with clients as a project manager and BI consultant.

Shan Radcliffe

Shan Radcliffe is the head of content for Bizcommunity Retail.

Shane Chorley

Shane Chorley is Vox Telecom Executive Head of Network and Operations.

Shauneen Procter

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

Sid Peimer

Sid Peimer has established himself as one of the great adventurers in the field of strategic planning..

Siddharth Bawa

Siddharth is a business development manager at Everlytic and an enthusiastic blogger. He has a passion for meeting diverse people and travelling to new places, learning about different cultures.

Simon 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 Peters

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

Stephen 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).

Stephen Sandmann

Stephen Sandmann is an SEO Strategist at Neo@Ogilvy, a division of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa. He has a keen interest in everything digital..

Steve Ferguson

Steve Ferguson is an attorney who specialises in the field of intellectual property and IT law. Steve has been involved in the tech and media industries since 2003 and has helped a number of exciting businesses, including Bizcommunity, navigate the legal issues facing them in the digital age..

Stuart Buchanan

Stuart Buchanan is a content developer and digital strategist who works for Flow Communications, one of the country's top communications companies. He is a trained journalist and now specialises primarily in online and video content.

Styli Charalambous

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

Su-Mari Du Bruyn

Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development..

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. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin..

Sue Northam

Sue Northam is a curious Capetonian with a desire to discover and capture stories of innovative and inspiring projects and people. She explores initiatives that are impactful and making a difference in her city.

Suhana Gordhan

I started my advertising career at Ogilvy, Johannesburg in 2001. It was here that I learnt a few things about 360-degree brand stewardship, copywriting and foosball.

Susan Peimer

Brand activist, Susan Peimer is a marketing strategist and consultant who work on creative solutions around new and traditional media..

Tamlyn McPherson

Tamlyn McPherson is a copywriter at human.kind. She is a Copywriting graduate from the Red and Yellow School of Advertising, prior to which she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town, majoring in English, Media and Film.

Tara Turkington

Tara Turkington is the CEO of Flow Communications (www.flowsa.com), one of the country's top communications companies. Follow her on Twitter at @taraturk1..

Tarryn Pitchers

Tarryn Pitchers is Joe Public's marketing manager, having previously held the post of senior account manager at Ogilvy Public Relations (Johannesburg). Tarryn brings diverse knowledge to the Joe Public brand having managed FMCG, advertising and technology clients such as KFC South Africa, Ogilvy and Mather South Africa and Altech Autopage Cellular.

Tasneem Mohamed

Tasneem has a diverse career spanning marketing, human resources and social and enterprise development. She has a BA in human resources management and communications from the University of Johannesburg and is a certified trainer and assessor.

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 ..

Teresa Jenkins

Entrepreneur, passionately obsessive about the art & science of brand communication, resource mobilisation and business.Love family, wildlife, travel and reading..

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.

Terry Sutherland

Terry Sutherland is the founder of The RSVP Agency (http://www.rsvpagency.co.za) and has extensive experience in the development of RSVP solutions for clients across industries. Terry started her career in 1979 in the motor industry selling BMW's. In 1981 she joined Lindsay Saker where she won the top sales award for 5 consecutive years..

Teryl Schroenn

Teryl Schroenn is the CEO of Accsys.

Tess Sulaman

Stop naked email..

Thamsanqa Malinga

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

Thandi Guilherme

User Experience Designer at NATIVE VML. She spends most of her days working out how to give customers the best experience possible from her client's products.

Thomas Kolster

Thomas Kolster is the author of Goodvertising (Thames & Hudson 2012; (Goodvertising.info; Facebook), founder of the Goodvertising Agency (Goodvertisingagency.com) and the world's first collaborative communication platform dedicated to sustainability: WhereGoodGrows (Wheregoodgrows.com; Facebook). He hails from Copenhagen, Denmark, and has spent some time in South Africa.

Thomas 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.

Tim Wyatt-Gunning

Tim Wyatt-Gunning is CEO at Web Africa.

Tom Manners

Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..

Tony de Sousa

Tony de Sousa is Executive: product sales and marketing at Gijima, a South African communication and technology group..

Tonya Khoury

Tonya Khoury is the Managing Director of Data Driven Insights (DDI) Africa in Johannesburg. She has more than 20 years' experience in media monitoring and client liaison and is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in the South African and African media monitoring industry.

Tralone 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 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.

Vanita 'Bezi Phiri

Vanita Nyembezi Phiri juggles juggles between her art directing profession and an interest in creative writing in which she holds a postgraduate degree. She's recently relocated to Kenya for work temporarily.

Veli Dlamini

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

Velly Bosega

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

Vicky Stilwell

Vicky Stilwell is a director in Intellectual Property (IP) at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs)..

Victor 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.

Vijay Sai Pratap

Vijay Sai Pratap, Director-Business Development and head of the m-governance & Life impacting services unit with OnMobile Global Ltd, has been associated with the Mobile Telecom value-added services industry for over nine years..

Walter Penfold

Walter Penfold has been the MD of Prefix Technologies (Everlytic's holding company) for three years now. When he arrived, Everlytic was a team of 15 and has since grown to 60 employees.

Warren Cornelius

Warren is Brand Manager at Everlytic. He's a qualified online marketing specialist with almost five years' experience covering adwords, email, mobile and social marketing.

Warren Harding

John Brown Media, part of a leading global content marketing agency. Our passion is to help brands engage with their customers across a multitude of platforms, from digital to print.

Warwick Allan

Owner of Mushroom Media - a post-production studio based in Johannesburg with a client base spanning the likes of BMW, Vodacom and MTN.

Wayne Harrison

Wayne Harrision is Managing Director at Boomtown SA. Contact details: website: www.boomtown.co.za | email | LinkedIn.

Wayne 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..

Werner van Zyl

Werner van Zyl is the founder of Neuromind Marketing and applies psychology and neuroscience to marketing and strategy. He has a passion for knowing how the brain works and to better understand human behaviour.

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.

Will Smith

Will Smith is a professional travel blogger who has written many articles on luxury family travel, adventure holiday, Concierge Travel Services and many more..

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.

Yaron Assabi

CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).

Yvonne Shaff

Zimaseka Njomi

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

Zubin Kutar

Zubin Kutar is the founder of an internet marketing blog where accomplished writers and bloggers share their tips, strategies and stories. Read some of his motivational posts and connect with him on Google+.