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 is a journalism graduate at the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2011 he was nominated for the Record print journalist of the year award.
|Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel|
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.
CEO of at Lion of Africa Insurance.
Adam Simpson is a technology professional and co-founder of several start-up companies. He currently serves as CEO at Easy Office Phone.
Adam Weber is Executive Creative Director, Joe Public..
Adelaide Potgieter is the founder of Cape Town based creative agency, Mad Advertising. Known for achieving the impossible, Adelaide lives the philosophy of "what we dream we can create".
Service Line and Capability Lead at Avanade.
Adrian Burger is the creative director of Blink Tower, the South African -based global provider of animated explainer videos that counts companies and organisations such as Vodacom, Sanlam, Afrihost and the Shuttleworth Foundation among its clients. He uses the medium of animated explainer videos, combining hand drawn animation, classic narrative structures, and professional voice-overs to deliver a simple, memorable message that illustrates the human value of a specific product or service..
|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.
Aiden Choles is a co-founder and the managing director of The Narrative Lab.
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 .
Content Strategist at Yellowwood.
Dad, African, Mobile Evangelist, Business Manager @alwaysactive, Grommet Surfer, Newbie Runner, Durban Lifestyle Lover..
Alan Smith is a Partner at Adams & Adams and specialises in Intellectual property (trade marks, copyright and unlawful competition) litigation, agreements, licensing and franchising and advertising disputes. Email him at ..
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.
|Albert van Jaarsveld|
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation..
|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 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.
16 years of Client-side insight and brand experience and 10 & 1/2 years of global consulting experience.
Allison Ross is the owner of Allison Ross Consulting (www.allisonross.co.za), a business aimed at making marketing easy to access, understand and apply. As an entrepreneur in South Africa, she understands first-hand the challenges we face when making the transition from entrepreneur to business owner..
Alun Davies is the Creative Director of Saints Branding, a full service branding agency with clients that span the health, construction, FMCG and finance industries..
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 Jacobs is Social Media Coordinator for MyLife - People Search Directory, a revolutionary website for people to consolidate all their social media profiles and see who is searching for them. You can also search for people at MyLife.com.
Amanda James is a UI Design Lead at CREACHA - a full service Agency, where, with the rest of the CREACHAs, they have embarked on a journey to creatively change the world..
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.
Amy Johnson is an Academic Officer at online education company, GetSmarter, which presents a portfolio of over 30 online part-time short courses to working professionals throughout South Africa. Amy is the principle content writer for the University of Cape Town Social Media short course.
I am brand sales manager at WD South Africa. WD, a Western Digital company, is a long time innovator and storage industry leader.
Andile Qokweni is Business Unit Head at Carat, Carat, one of the world's leading independent media planning & buying agencies and a market-leader in digital and non-traditional media solutions..
Andre 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..
As CEO of 25AM, Andre Steenekamp leads the company's expansion in South Africa's fast-growing digital marketing and advertising space. His 25-year career has seen him work in a range of sales, marketing and management positions for leading traditional and digital publishers and agencies.
Sometimes I have to remind myself not to talk about branding at social events.
Digital Marketing "veteran" specialising in training, mentoring, coaching, digital strategy and PPC.
Andrew is the CEO of Smoke Customer Care Solutions (South Africa) and part of the solutions team helping to take the company's voice of the customer technology - Eyerys - to all corners of the globe. Great customer service is Andrew Cook's mission in life.
Chief Digital Evangelist at New Media Publishing.
The world has become a very exciting place with all things Digital. We all publish content, the questions is where, how and what.
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 is Director Emerging Markets, Panduit (www.panduit.com).
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.
Anelde Greeff is the content director of Eat Out and Woolworths W (and organising committee member of Content 2013 - the conference). Content 2013 is taking place in Cape Town on 25 and 26 February.
I am a skilled web content writer and blogger with a people-focused outlook. I have four years experience researching, developing and editing well crafted, engaging blog posts and articles across a wide range of topics.
Angelique Robbertse is Job Mail Product and Marketing Manager at Job Mail..
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 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..
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.
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..
With a background in Industrial Psychology, Social Entrepreneurship and the Sciences, Annie McWalter joined The Hope Factory as deputy CEO, to continue her passion to help address one of South Africa's most challenging problems: that of high failure rate of South African businesses..
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, 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 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 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.
Channel Director at Phoenix Software.
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..
I am employed full time with Toyota SA and run my own media company as well..
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 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 is divisional head of Kagiso Digital and oversees the incubation of new digital and media convergence opportunities for the Kagiso Group..
Avhasei Mukoma is chairman of Mukoma Attorneys (www.mukomaattorneys.co.za). He is writing a book on competition in broadcasting and telecommunications industries in South Africa.
Public Relations at Student.
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 - Creative Director of Authentic Creatives Outdoor Platforms. A 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.
Retired after 52 years in the business, and currently working half-day with Applied Media Logic as a data analyst..
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 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.
Appointed in 2012 as Ogilvy & Mather South Africa MD of Brand Activation, Bernard Matlhaga is a specialist in his field who brings 20 years of multinational marketing experience - spanning trade, channel, category, customer, consumer and shopper - to further reinforce Ogilvy & Mather South Africa's competency in these areas. For more, go to brandactivation.tumblr.com and Facebook, and follow @BA_Joburg on Twitter..
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..
After competing his Financial Analysis studies at Stellenbosch University, Bevan joined UCS solutions as a junior consultant. He went on to work at a firm in the mobile payment industry, and slowly started to connect the dots between business, retail and mobile systems and seeing how the three could work seamlessly together..
Beverley Klein is an editorial assistant at Bizcommunity.com..
A professional juggler with an art directing profession in one hand and a love for writing and telling stories. Email: .
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 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 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.
Boris Dzhingarov is an enthusiast when it comes to the internet and everything related. He gladly shares all his opinions and is a frequent contributor for Blog For Web..
Portfolio Director with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.
Bradley Maseko (@brandedyouthsa) is the Founder and Youth Marketing Strategist at BrandedYouth . email: email@example.com mobile:+27 72 853 7011 website:www.brandedyouth.co.za.
Visual-effects/Animation Director at bradleystilwell.com.
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 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 Bowes is the managing director at TerraNova. He has a long history of strategic marketing and brand communications management in multinational companies.
Creative Director at FedGroup.
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 can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..
|Bridget von Holdt|
Executive Director at Glasshouse Communication Management.
I am an Industrial Design graduate and received my diploma in 2012 from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, CPUT, in Cape Town. I currently specialise in Social Media and Digital marketing and includes Content Marketing and Design.
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 has her Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is the Head of Research at Aquavision TV Productions..
|Carey van Vlaanderen|
Carey van Vlaanderen is CEO of ESET Southern Africa. ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers and is dedicated to delivering instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats..
|Cari Van Wyk|
Editorial support at Bizcommunity.
Caroline Lowings is the principal consultant at Change Story, a Gauteng-based consultancy providing focused change management and strategic planning services to clients. Change Story offers reflection workshops to corporate CSI teams and stakeholders, to increase the impact of their contribution towards social upliftment and welfare in South Africa, and to ensure alignment of their CSI efforts with the company's strategic goals - For more information, go to http://changestory.co.za/.
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.
Carolyn Holgate is a part-time tech guru and general manager at leading internet service provider MWEB. She is responsible for the strategic focus of the consumer division that offers Internet access to the consumer and SOHO/SME markets.
Catherine Milward-Bridges is a passionate communication specialist and founder of simplyput.co.za. Catherine guides her clients in taking their engagement efforts from good to great; and helps them optimise social media with strategic know-how..
Catherine Wijnberg is the Director and Founder of the Fetola Foundation (www.fetola.co.za).
Chamendran Naidoo works as a General Practitioner in the SA Navy. His interests include fine surgery as well as approaching the patient as a whole in a Bio-Psycho-Social manner.
As 25AM's digital media director, Chanel MacKay translates clients' marketing needs and objectives into effective media strategies and campaigns. Mackay, who joined 25AM in 2007, has more than a decade of international media experience across a wide range of markets.
Chantel Botha is a Management Consultant specialising in Customer Experience strategy, transformation and measurement..
MD MB AME at Millward Brown.
Director of Client Services at Pure Publishing & Design.
I'm a professional blogger with more than four years experience. I have written on a wide range of topics including health, finance, technology, real estate, travel and career.
Charles Stretch, is the managing director of SMSPortal. Established in 2002, it has grown to be a large bulk SMS provider sending 100 million SMS a month.
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 Anderson is a Copywriter at CREACHA - a full service Agency, where, with the rest of the CREACHAs, they have embarked on a journey to creatively change the world..
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 Charter is director in the competition and regulatory practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm. Contact Charter on tel: +27 (0)11 562 1053 or email ..
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 Grant is the Founder and CEO of Netdynamix. technology and hardware grew from earning pocket money to one of the leading New Media Consultancy Company's in Africa, with a primary focus on the radio and television broadcasting industry.
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.
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..
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.
Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.
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..
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 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 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.
Content Marketing professional based in Cape Town. Her professional passion lies within visual storytelling, creative thinking and all things digital.
Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa.
Audience Insights Specialist for a multi media organisation.
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 is the Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris. He has over 21 years experience in advertising and marketing.
Clive Vanderwagen is the Head of Client Strategy at Caxton Magazines. He recently completed his Master's degree at Wits University, focussing on magazine journalism and has worked in magazines for the bulk of his career, working as Creative Strategy Director, Editor and Writer..
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.
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, Digital Content Producer, 567 Cape Talk, has spent 15 years with Primedia Broadcasting, for most of it he has been looking for great stories and getting them on the radio, these days he is taking those stories to other platforms and on occasion trying to tell them in 140 characters or less. He is still working on that one..
Colin Morris is a Creative Director, Contentualiser and Brand Strategist. Working across Africa as The Creative Pitch Doctor he is passionate about training Agencies and Brands on How to Win-then Keep Business.
Colin Ramparsadh, the owner and CEO of Media Mutation. Colin has spent 30 years in the ad industry, working, among others, at Y&R, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and ZenithOptimedia.
Managing a network of freelance creative professionals to provide high value and affordable alternative to mainstream marketing and advertising agencies..
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 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.
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..
Founder of 3 companies, entrepreneur at heart love creating innovative environments, author in progress and always learning..
Craig Freer is Head of Enterprise Products, Vox Telecom..
Graig Green is the OPB Channel manager of Bytes Document Solutions, authorised distributor of Xerox.
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 is Managing Director at Posterscope South Africa, an Out-of-Home communications agency..
Digital Manager at Channel Mobile, devising strategies, improving usability, design and content is all in a day's work. I also ensure management of the various digital platforms and responsible for Channel Mobile's online reputation. Social Media SEO Mobile Marketing Content Marketing Blog Event and charity sponsorship's.
Interested in Digital Marketing Strategy..
Craig Utermark is CEO of Atmosphere Orange, a digital agency that provides holistic solutions to media that are driven by data and programmatic technology..
Dan Fletcher is the former managing editor of Facebook, and has written for Bloomberg and TIME magazine..
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 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.
Analyst at compute.
Daniel Marcus, is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Magnetic, a cloud-based small business management tool that streamlines the day-to-day administrative functions needed to maintain steady growth in a small business. Additionally, Daniel also manages and co-own Living Your Brand, one of South Africa's leading events and conference agencies, which counts Bentley SA, FNB Wealth, Nedbank Capital, Sanlam Investment Management, Vodacom and Standard Bank among its client list.
Daniel Munslow is chief communications officer at Talk2Us (www.talk2us.co.za, @Talk2Us_za), a consultancy specialising in internal communication and employee engagement at a strategic level. He is an IABC regional board member and sits on several other industry committees and judging panels.
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.
Digital Strategist at NATIVE.
Danni Dixon joined TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg in November 2012 as General Manager..
Danny Groner is the manager of blogger partnerships and outreach for Shutterstock..
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 van der Schyff|
Darren van der Schyff is Head of Agency Business at Demographica, South Africa's leading digital direct marketing company. He manages a team of account managers that look after the top digital agencies in the country. After completing a Diploma in computer programming Darren joined Demographica and over the past two years he has been instrumental in creating the Agency Business Unit within the company.
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..
Daryl Bartkunsky is the co-founder and MD of Student Brands, a dynamic youth portal that strives to facilitate students through their university careers..
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..
Often referred to as one of South Africa's leading trend experts, Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has been in a variety of industries over the past 20 years. His company Trend Forward presents the Nemeth Trend Report annually in all major SA cities.
David 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 is CEO at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.
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 Mattin is the Lead Strategist at trendwatching.com, responsible for trend thinking across free and Premium content. He started his career on the features desk at The Times, and has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio.
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..
Dawie Botes is a Senior Systems Analyst at Digiata Technology Services..
Dawn Rowlands is the of CEO Dentsu Aegis Network SSA. 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.
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..
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..
Dean Oelschig is the founder of Halo, an indie communication design agency that creates ideas for business growth. Halo is setting out to make below-the-line sexy again.
Deborah Usher is Media Director at The MediaShop.
Deirdre Elphick-Moore, has an Honours Degree in Psychology and over 10 years of international experience in human capital management at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Co-founding The Office Coach in 2009, she now focuses on personal and workplace effectiveness training and development.
Deon Scheepers is Regional Business Development Manager, Interactive Intelligence Africa..
Derek Buchanan is CEO of Episys, a global information technology solutions and services company to a range of industries including retail..
Deseré Orrill is a co-founder of the Ole! Media Group and is currently the group CMO as well as managing director of MobiMedia, a mobile engagement company within the group, and HoneyKome, the strategic digital consulting arm of OMG. She is intrigued by the way in which digital communication is redefining the relationship between brand and consumer, and how mobile in particular has become the catalyst for changing the traditional marketing monologue into a conversation..
Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner of digital, web PR and social media agency - Gullan&Gullan..
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..
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 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 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.
Dirk Dijkstra has more than 15 years online and offline marketing experience and is currently in charge of Ahoy Employ, Africa's first and only recruitment marketplace..
Don MacRobert is a consultant at ENS and has over 28 years experience. He currently practises in the intellectual property department.
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..
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..
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 is director of Werksmans Attorneys. Her main practice areas are intellectual property and Africa.
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 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 Frances Wright|
Dr Frances Wright, in her capacity as Managing Director, is responsible for the overall management of Trinitas Consulting. Having first studied and practiced as an oral hygienist, she embarked on her career in operations management in 1986 and specialises in communications, marketing and the implementation of systems and processes that minimise waste, streamline business practices, enhance productivity, and maximise service delivery to a varied client base..
|Dr Julie Reid|
Dr Julie Reid is an academic and media analyst at the department of communication science at Unisa. She tweets about media issues regularly at @jbjreid..
|Dr KF Lai|
Dr KF Lai is co-founder and CEO of BuzzCity (www.buzzcity.com), a mobile media company in the development and marketing of mobile services and entertainment globally. Email ..
|Dr Nikolaus Eberl|
Dr Nikolaus Eberl is the author of BrandOvation: How Germany won the World Cup of Nation Branding and The Hero's Journey: Building a Nation of World Champions. He headed the Net Promoter Scorecard research project on SA's destination branding success story during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, co-authored the World Cup Brand Ambassador Program 'Welcome 2010' and was chairperson of the inaugural 2010 FAN World Cup.
|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).
|Dr Tracy Dunbar|
Dr Tracy Dunbar is director of Analytics at BITanium..
|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.
Duaan is currently the Marketing Manager at Field Office, a software development company known for its sales app, Honeybee. Duaan finished his Bachelor and Honours degrees of commerce at Stellenbosch University, after which he went to China to study a Master degree in Economics at Hunan University.
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.
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.
Dr. Dunja Kartte, PhD (Economics) works for MAC Consulting - a multi-disciplined, dynamic and innovative and South African management consultancy.
Dylan Laubscher, Founder and Managing Director, DIMA, has worked in through-the-line advertising as well as strategy based in-store and digital marketing with Unilever, P&G, GSK, Coca Cola, Spar group, Mondelez, BDF, Distell and Tiger brands at companies like TBWA; FCB and Barrows. Dylan Leads the DIMA team to create unique contextual design 'ideations' and solutions..
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.
Managing Director of Blink Tower.
MD of Mediamark.
Co-founder of Entrepreneur Traction, an established and growing network of tech entrepreneurs, seeking to drive collaborations and partnerships among local tech start-ups. With a vision to build the next generation of technology companies in South Africa..
|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..
Estee Cockcroft is Business Unit Manager at Boomtown..
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..
Estiaan Robbetze has a passion for marketing and media and has nine years experience in the media industry. With a BA in Corporate Communication, he plunged into the media industry in 2006.
Eugene Yiga is a reformed accountant, now living it up as an entertainment writer (and Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards board member) in Cape Town. He also writes about personal development and is on a quest to read the 100 greatest books of all time before he turns 30. Follow @eugeneyiga on Twitter or by email to say, um, hello..
Eve Pearce 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.
Eve Williams is the Managing Director of Cedar, the global creative and commercial content agency. She is currently based in the London office, but was instrumental in setting up the Shanghai business in January 2011 and enjoys spending time with the team in Cape Town..
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..
Farren Roper is the Central Marketing Organisation (CMO) lead for Microsoft South Africa heading up marketing and branding for the local subsidiary. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology. Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..
Born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where writing was the only way to survive the suburban ennui of his homeworld, Felix wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2008 he moved to a different universe co-founding OwenKessel and then merging with international network Leo Burnett.
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.
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, 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 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 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.
Works closely together with Brian Webber handling commercial and corporate work for clients ranging from private individuals and small business to large companies, including listed companies and international corporations. His position involves the attendance of consultations and negotiations for the purpose of structuring business deals..
Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.
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 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 Bryant is Managing Director at The Brand Union. The agency, part of WPP Group since 1986, is a global brand agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, design, interaction, brand management and employee engagement..
Gary Davies is CEO at Point. He has more than 23 years experience in the print and reprographics industry in South Africa.
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 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..
Managing Director at Ogilvy Cape Town.
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 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 is an accidental specialist in the field of marketing, communication, public relations and pot hole spotting. Focus on strategic marketing and communication, business consulting, social media strategy and implementation and conference speaking.
Owner of Gavin Rajah Concept (GRC).
CEO of at Logikal Consulting.
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.
Gerry Costa is a Zimbabwean national who has worked in the advertising industry for over 20 years. His African experience is as vast as the continent itself, having lived and worked in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and, now, South Africa.
Elingo (Pty) Ltd is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) business, focused on connecting people with people. We are a well-established Johannesburg, South African based ICT company partnering with our customers to deliver the best possible solution and service..
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.
Chief Executive at Brand Alive, President of the Advertising Benevolent Fund of South Africa.
Gill Moodie (@grubstreetSA) is a freelance journalist, media commentator and the publisher of Grubstreet (www.grubstreet.co.za). She worked in the print industry in South Africa for titles such as the Sunday Times and Business Day, and in the UK for Guinness Publishing, before striking out on her own.
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 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 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..
Creative Director at GREY Johannesburg.
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.
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'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 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.
With over 25 years experience in the media industry, Gordon Patterson is MD of Starcom and an active and outspoken media professional well-known for his passion for insight/strategy and creativity. He is currently deputy president of the ABC and a past chairman and active member of the Advertising Media Forum (AMF).
Grace Belger runs the Meropa media training division and has conducted media training and crisis communication workshops for over 100 clients who have ranged from multi-nationals, listed entities, government entities, a rock band and a Kgosi..
Grace Harding is the founder and driver of grace consultancy. With over 25 years experience in both people practices (H.R) and marketing grace consultancy is the third business she has started from scratch.
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 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.
Master trainer and coach, Avocado Vision.
Grant is a self confessed serial entrepreneur and the CEO & Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg..
Gregory McFarlane is the man behind creative agency, Where is my Horse? (WIMH) Rooted in branding and design, simply put, McFarlane specialises in the delivery of solutions to brand problems. He effectively offers up a space, within WIMH, where brands are sacrosanct and nurtured, where client and agency are encouraged to enjoy the journey along the multi channelled, ever changing media super highway, where honesty and integrity is paramount and results, the pinnacle of success..
Experienced digital practitioner, both in strategy and development..
After several years of working, racking up experience in government communications, promotions, television broadcasting, PR and experiential marketing, I'd like to think of myself as standing for individualism, big thinking, and clever solutions. Naturally, I'm always looking to work with people who have the same ideals.
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 is CEO of WyseTalk..
Hamish Pringle is an expert in the development and stewardship of corporate, product, and service brands..
CEO at Best Marketing International.
Hannah Connor is a marketing strategist for the Vouchercloud.net coupon site. Hannah has experience in developing content, social media strategies and promotions globally.
I'm a copywriter with a soft spot for long copy and corporate communication. I'm head writer at The Copy Drive Thru, a specialist copy house servicing clients in the advertising industry in desperate need of words.
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 has a passion for delivering on promises and an attitude that demands that The MediaShop 'goes the extra mile'. With a BA in Classics and Anthropology behind him, Harry plunged into the media industry in 1975.
|HDI Youth Marketeers Team|
Jason Levin is MD, Jessica Oosthuizen is writer and analyst and Mokebe Thulo is communications and publicity manager for HDI Youth Marketeers (www.hdiyouth.co.za). All three spend their time deepening their understanding of what makes young South Africans tick.
Heidi Franck is the Chief Operations Officer of One Property Holdings, a leading South African based property holding group. She is also the MD of Intigra, a company within the group.
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 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.
I am an author, a copywriter, and a journalist. That means I author books, produce compelling copy for ad agencies and websites, or write research based journalistic articles.
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.
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..
|HKLM Exco Team|
Gary Harwood is a founder and director of HKLM (www.hklm.co.za); Graham Leigh is a founding director; Jerry Nyagah is MD of HKLM Nairobi; Julia Bouie Leuner is a director; Andre Redelinghuys is head of strategy; Johan van Wyk is ECD; and Dr Sean McCoy is HKLM's CEO and Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA) chairperson. Read the livinglab.hklmgroup.com blog; follow @hklm_lab on Twitter; connect on Facebook..
Honore Gasa, Customer Insights Director and General Manager Cape Town.
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 & Françoise Henderson|
Ian Henderson, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, is the founder of Rubric and oversees the process of creating a better localisation experience for Rubric's clients. 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.
Ian Drummond brings his passion for media and marketing to the task of leading Mediamark's growth beyond its roots in FM radio. While heading up the convergence division at Mediamark he was responsible for the creation and execution of multimedia solutions that drove growth for Mediamark and delivered exceptional business value to the company's clients..
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..
|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 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 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.
Ivanna Granelli - a teacher by training - moved into the corporate world as an IT trainer at SAPPI and First Paper House between 1991 and 1993. She decided in 1994 to create a business that combined her twin passions for education and technology and established Can!Do with the vision of helping companies to unlock the business value of their ERP systems through end-user training..
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 is currently Head of New Business Development at Primedia Online..
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 de Jager|
Information & communication manager at MobileData.
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..
Jacques Storm is a senior Learning Specialist at The Training Room Online (TTRO), an organisation that designs and develops technology-based solutions within various industries. Jacques specialises in Learning and Development solutions for the contact centre industry and has been implementing learning strategies for over 10 years..
Jacques Swanepoel is the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Label Mobile and the Managing Director of Cellfind - a member of Blue Label Mobile. His career started in the Information Technology industry in 1991 where he was exposed to diverse sectors such as Government, Health, Commerce, Medical Aid and Telecommunications. Jacques joined Blue Label Telecoms as the COO at Cellfind in July 2007.
Jacqui Maroun is Head of User Experience at NATIVE VML..
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 | Africa's #1 Communication Skills Trainer | Speaker | Author, 'How to write well', 'How to speak well' | Book a 'How to write well' or 'How to speak well' workshop for your organisation, just call: 0742 545 811 or email: Website: www.passion.za.com.
CEO at CRS Technologies.
James, a self-styled business fanatic with a passion for technology and writing. Having spent many years working in the city James has recently moved to a more rural area of the UK and now focuses his efforts on writing and expanding for portfolio..
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.
Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...
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.
Janice Spark is a managing partner at advertising and PR agency Idea Engineers (Facebook; @ideaengineerssa). Spark, a founding member of Idea Engineers, has directed the marketing efforts of leading global organisations for over 20 years.
Janine Hills is founder and CEO of Vuma Reputation Management and a leader in the field of reputation management, specialising in building organisational reputation from the inside out. Hills and her team have earned the respect of top leaders in the private and public sectors with in-depth knowledge of the telecoms, financial services, mining, power generation, government, engineering and mobile technology sectors..
Janine Hollesen is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..
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 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 is Team Leader at Interactive Concepts. He likes to find ways to make the internet work..
Jarred Cinman is the Managing Director of NATIVE, one of the country's largest digital agencies. He has judged the Loeries four times and still sits on the Loeries Committee.
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.
Social Media Manager at Boomtown.
Jason Stewart is the co-founder and MD of HaveYouHeard (www.haveyouheard.co.za), South Africa's first specialist word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM) agency. Jason attended Red & Yellow School of Advertising, where he obtained a postgraduate higher diploma in marketing and advertising communications management and later went on to work abroad in Nigeria and the UK.
CEO of NATIVE VML.
On a mission to coin the phrase "ambidextrous thinking". Merging sensible ideas with creativity.
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..
Jeanniey Mullen is Global Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Zinio, the world's most popular digital newsstand and publishing media marketplace. She is widely credited for her pivotal role in ushering in the new waves of digital marketing, connection and communications.
Jed Hewson is a director of 1Stream..
Jeff Osborne heads up the Gumtree Automotive Team from their office in Johannesburg. Jeff has decades of experience in the motor industry and served as the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry for 13 years.
Jennifer Leppington-Clark is an Account Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa.
Jenny Reid is Managing Director of iFacts..
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.
Jerker Hellström, CEO of the Handheld Group, is a pioneer and industry veteran in the mobile rugged computer industry. In both entrepreneurial and managerial positions, he has 25 years of experience from developing, designing, manufacturing and marketing rugged computers globally..
Sales Manager at Database 360, a Cape Town-based strategic marketing consultancy specialising in lead generation and database profiling.
34 South Media is a video content agency who specializes in producing branded content. We focuses on several key aspects of YouTube Marketing, the creation of engaging content, advertising campaigns and channel management.
Jess Mouneimne is a full time mommy blogger, and founder and editor of mommymatters.co.za..
Journalist, blogger and editor, Digital strategist, social media trail blazer and public relations guru. Mother, wife and lover of chocolate, good coffee and Mixed Martial Arts.
Jessica is a digital media strategist at Native in Cape Town and is responsible for compiling insightful and impactful digital brand strategies based on digital media trends, consumer insights and online user behaviour. Her key focus is to set trends, and not follow them.
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.
As head strategist at Crimson Room Communications, I have firsthand experience in developing highly integrated and cohesive campaigns across a variety of industry touch points - from PR to Experiential and Shopper Marketing sects. Overseeing an extensive list of key accounts with clients such as P&G Prestige, Edcon and Nestle; I have developed an acute understanding of trends, consumer patterns and behaviours, the economy of brands and the returns on effective brand strategies..
Jessica Lupton is a conceptual fashion and advertising stylist and fashion show producer with the added skill of Art Direction..
Executive at at Experience iT.
Jess is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
BI Consultant at PBT.
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.
Joachim Hambsch is the founder and co-owner of Freshtake Creative, a boutique visual creative studio, on the value and use of video in internal communications..
Co-founder & Managing Director at Threefold Creative.
Johan Botes is a director of Employment Law at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, a business law firm specialising in employment law and labour relations. Johan is an internationally accredited change management practitioner.
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 is an expert in several fields relating to digital marketing. Walters is passionate about positioning brands to become part of the consumer's multi-device lifestyle, using new media such as augmented reality, and is a qualified video editor and member of the South African Guild of Editors (S.A.G.E)..
|Johann M. Smith|
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.
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..
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 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 Harvey is Media Relations Consultant at Roger Wilco, an established, award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cape Town. He was weaned and came of age on a very unhealthy diet of newsprint and post-midnight deadlines - yet still comes back for more..
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.
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.
Jolandé Duvenage is the Chief Executive Officer of eBucks. The eBucks Rewards Programme is a company within the FirstRand Group (the largest financial services group in South Africa) and is the leading Rewards Programme in South Africa..
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.
Jose Capelo is a business marketing consultant and speaker with a passion for all things digital. He is the founder of Marquetingquery and has years of experience in the field of digital marketing.
Joseph Neusu is a digital marketing specialist at Yookos, a leading social networking platform. Joseph is a digital media enthusiast who loves sharing new media marketing expertise and helping brands to build brand awareness online, increase sales and engagement with their clients.
Josh Adler is director at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (www.anzisha.org) at African Leadership Academy (@ALAcademy) - identifying, developing and connecting the next generation of African leaders. Before entering education, Josh worked for UNDP's Africa Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM) and prior to that was the CEO of web technology firm Prefix Technologies.
JP Landman is a political analyst at Nedbank Private Wealth. JP joined BoE Personal Stockbrokers in 2000 as a part-time political analyst.
Owner and strategist of At That Point marketing communications consultancy.
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.
Julian Diaz is responsible for Marketing & PR at Relate Technologies, a Customer Experience Technology company. Originally from the US, Julian moved to South Africa in 1998 after a four year marketing stint at a global software house in Germany.
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 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 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 is Head Internal Brand Engagement at HKLM..
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 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 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 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..
Jyoti Wadhwa is an entrepreneur. She is a web programmer and developer by profession.
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.
Kamogelo Modise is a Communication Practitioner with a Media Studies Diploma from Boston Media House, majoring in Strategic Public Relations. She has worked for various Communications Companies and has written for multiple online and offline publications.
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.
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.
Kat is the co-founder of Quirk Education (now Red & Yellow) and drives the conceptualisation, production of content and compilation of video material for Red & Yellow's array of courses. She has played a key role in the globally acclaimed textbook, eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Marketing in a Digital World, since its inception and is the editor of the most recent 5th edition..
Group marketing at Added Value.
Katlego Ledimo is driven by learning and results keep a smile on her face. She is currently an Account Manager, working in the PR and Marketing Industry.
Keanan Reis is a communication consultant who develops solutions around New and Traditional Media, internal and external stakeholders. He is currently the Head of Strategy and MD for Ambigram Solutions.
Keenan Harduth is currently the head of Cerebra's Online Reputation Management (ORM) division. He is responsible for the team that monitors various brands online, by using various tools to track mentions online, extract insights and make strategic recommendations for content development and assisting in meeting media and business objectives.
Newsroom Media Content provides copywriting, news, photography and research services across several media platforms..
Keith Fenner is Senior Vice President of Sales for Africa, Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa..
Kelly is a blogger by profession. She loves writing, reading and travelling.
Owner of theSquad, creative events company..
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.
Founded in 1998, Joe Public is the largest 100% independently owned communications group in the country, a proudly South African company whose core focus is growing its clients and people. Joe Public was rated by Financial Mail's AdFocus as the 2012 Agency of the Year, by Finweek's AdReview as the 2013 Agency of the Year.
Kerry Evans is the MD of Quintica..
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.
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!.
Managing Director at Jacaranda FM.
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 is Chief Growth Officer at NATIVE VML and is responsible for client service and business development..
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..
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..
Kobus consults to corporate clients on how to design, build and implement their own unique customer experience - especially branded experiences. His advanced strategies and solutions are crafted and developed using trusted brand-building methodologies.
Jacaranda FM DJ, business columnist and Senior Consultant at Deloitte in Vulnerability Management. She has also been the producer and presenter of "The Business" show on Ballz Visual Radio for the past year..
Laine Barnard is the CEO and Marketing Director of 8brand. Laine has been instrumental in the repositioning and re-branding of some of the top telecommunication players in Africa, developing many successful brand launch strategies, go-to-market strategies and repositioning strategies..
Lana Hindmarch has 12 years' experience in the marketing industry, with specialities in video marketing, visual communication, presentation development, inbound marketing and public relations. She is currently the MD of HolyCow (www.holycow.co.za), a video and content creation agency that has for the past 10 years helped SA's top brands sell, inspire and educate. Lana has held this position since 2008.
Lara Magnus is one of the founding members of Orange Ink. Having understood the need to establish a communications company that can demonstrate how companies engage in meaningful conversations with their public(s), she opened Orange Ink, together with Meggan Liebenberg, in June 2003.
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 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..
Experienced marketer and new business professional with over 10 years' experience in the business working with a number of blue chip clients such as Nestle, Coca Cola, Nintendo, Diageo and Microsoft. While working in the incite head office in London she proved herself to be a brilliant client manager and a great team leader.
Marketing and communications specialist with over 19 years of hands-on experience in Southern Africa. As a specialist in mobile marketing and data protection, Lauretta is also a Mobile Marketing Winner$ Team Leader and co-founder of the Thinking Mobile Confex Series.
Laurie Sloan - New Business, Amorphous New Media - has an Honours degree in Social Anthropology and a deep interest and understanding of human behaviour and population dynamics..
Chief Strategist at Inventors Kitchen. Twitter @Lebza1Mukansi.
Lee Hartman is a former banker turned entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Connecto, a mobile app that enables any business to connect with its customers to enhance loyalty, reduce churn and drive repeat sales..
Lee Helme is a copywriter and blogger for Pulling Rabbits Design & Advertising. When she's not loving words, she's loving dictionaries.
Account Manager at PR Expert.
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is the new senior editor of the marketing and media industry at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Leigh Crymble is a content specialist at a leading health company based in Johannesburg. Passionate about all things linguistic, she is interested in new ways of communicating and the online language trends in South Africa.
Project director at Added Value South Africa.
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.
Leon Marinus started his career as a Cross Channel Marketing Specialist in 2010 after learning about Mike's Products and Services. He started his small Business known as ATKA SA - Cross Channel Marketing Specialists based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Leon Minnie is the product manager: production systems at Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa. In 2002, Leon joined Konica Minolta South Africa as a software technician in the digital cut sheet printing industry.
Lewis Edward is one of the owners of The Office Providers. He is an expert in many fields, including virtual offices and office space for rent, and spends his free time by sharing his ideas through blogs and magazines..
Internet Guru at Carpe Diem Productions. Passionate about technology and the Internet.
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.
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 is CEO at Ads24, Media24's newspaper and digital sales arm. She joined the company at the end of 2008.
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..
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 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..
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).
Lisa Cohen is a brand strategist specialising in the African market, and has been using her expertise and experience to drive strategy at Offlimit Communications over the past six years.
Lize Mills is a senior lecturer in the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University..
Lizette Anderson is the Coastal Radio Sales Director at Mediamark.
Llew Claasen is VP: Marketing at Clickatell.com, an online SMS mobile messaging gateway covering 869 networks in 223 countries and territories. He is a member of the CMO Council advisory board for Africa, the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience global advisory board, the Customer Experience Board, and Mobile Marketing Association Research and Metrics Committee.
Llewellyn Kriel is CEO of TopEditor International, a media services company based in Johannesburg and serving markets in SA, the USA and United Kingdom. He has 38 years of frontline experience in journalism, corporate affairs and marketing.
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 has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa for 20 years. She was Editor of Bizcommunity.com; Editor-in-Chief of AdVantage magazine; edited The New Age newspaper weekly Media & Marketing Page; Editor of Marketing Mix magazine; Editor of Progressive Retailing magazine; and writes on the industry as a specialist columnist, trends commentator and speaker.
Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting..
Louise is currently the Director of PiCubed, a project management education and consultancy company based in Cape Town. With twenty years in a senior management role in the consultancy and education fields, sheis an expert in project and programme management.
Lucinda Boddy is MD of Livewired Public Relations.
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.
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.
In 2011, Blaeser founded Intact Security, building on his knowledge and experience of the reseller market. His main focus at Intact Security is to continue building the Avira Antivirus market but also provide additional solutions into the offering.
An adman during the day and a writer of fiction and essays in the evenings, Lwandile Fikeni has been with Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town since October 2013..
After completing both her BA in English Literature, Politics and Environmental Science Honours degree, Lyndi honed her writing skills and digital knowledge as a copywriter with Quirk, working on several high-profile brands and campaigns..
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.
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.
Dr Madelise Grobler is the Managing Director of Bytes People Solutions, a professional provider of talent management services, including soft skills development solutions..
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.
Freelance Writer, Copy Editor at 10 Plus Media.
Marcus Brewster is the executive chairman of SA's most awarded PR agency. His managed communications services firm has offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg and represents both consumer-facing FMCG and corporate b2b clients needing integrated campaigns.
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 Berrios-Carter is a freelance copywriter and creative consultant, with over 12 years' experience in the communication industry. She loves the smell of freshly squeezed ideas in the morning, working with people who believe in what they do and finding a Vida Lindt in her pocket.
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..
I help brands create engaging content to share with their communities - through their websites, social media channels and custom magazines..
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 (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..
Sales Training Specialist. Motivational Speaker Extraordinaire.
Mark Corke is senior negotiator at Suitegum..
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 of Wholesale Clearance, a bankrupt and surplus stock supplier. A marketing expert, he also has a deep interest in SMEs, business, Ecommerce and travel.
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 Taylor, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nashua Mobile, is an ICT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience. Prior to re-joining Nashua Mobile on 1 October 2012, Taylor was the managing director (MD) of Vodacom Payment Services (M-PESA) as well as managing executive for Vodacom's Supply Chain and Logistics divisions..
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 (@markzella) is the Marketing & Communications Manager at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (@OgilvySA). He loves big ideas & business development; he is curious about the world and is obsessed with Veblen goods..
Marthinus Botha is a passionate marketer with a keen interest in understanding what it is that drives consumers. His entrepreneurial nature has seen him bring to market the Green Shebeen organic wine brand which is being distributed internationally.
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.
Matt Rose, avid trend watcher passionate about SA's people, is a senior strategic planner with Promise Brand Specialists (JHB) , specializing in market research, shopper marketing, behavioral psychology. He brings a grounded, often controversial approach to uncovering consumer insights.
Matt Rowles is Head of Copy at Human.Kind Advertising. Follow @humankind_SA on Twitter..
Matthew is Head of Media at NATIVE VML. He is addicted to everything and anything digital.
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 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 is the Managing Director at RockCorps South Africa..
Matthew Samuel is an experienced content writer and editor..
Mbali Ndandani is a communications professional with experience in brand, corporate, sponsorship and CSI communications with clients such as Hyundai, Kagiso Trust, Castrol and MTN. Contact Mbali on or follow @MbaliNdandani on Twitter..
Mbongeleni B. Hlomuka is a marketing specialist who offers an extra-mile approach to branding.
Mbongeleni B. Hlomuka is a marketing specialist that offers an extra-mile approach to branding.
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 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..
Melody Maker is a digital strategist at Acceleration Media.
Mervyn Naidu is in the media industry. He is a SETA accredited trainer and conducts training on sales and presentation skills within the industry and at the WITS Radio Academy..
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 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 is MD of Neo@Ogilvy South Africa. Her digital career began at Tiscali UK, the European ISP group.
Director at Grow Consulting.
As Director of Search and Analytics at 25AM, Michael heads up the search engine marketing team and helps clients to maximise their use of search and analytics in their online marketing strategies. He has 11 years of experience in the online world, including eight years with leading e-commerce site Kalahari.net.
Michael Wood is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Michael has many years international experience where he held the positions of Marketing Director, Sales Director and Managing Director with the Gillette company and Procter & Gamble..
Michael is a pioneer of the internet industry. He speaks regularly on the use of email as a business tool and customer communication method.
Mike is technologist, entrepreneur and MD of Fuseware (www.fuseware.net, @fuseware), a company specializing in social media analytics and digital research. Mike's experience involves working with technology in its various forms to enhance the way businesses operate and disrupt the way brands connect with customers.
Michele is Head of Marketing at Futuregrowth Asset Management. She has worked in the marketing environment within the financial services industry for over 20 years and enjoys managing a brand that fosters the principles of Good Money, ie sustainable business and social practices..
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 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 Freedman is founder of Freedthinkers (www.freedthinkers.com) which has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Freedthinkers works with clients in the private & public sectors to understand what is, discover what can be & reach clarity on how to get there.
Mike Jones, is Native's Lead Digital Strategist and is a dedicated team player. He comes from a traditional agency background specialising in brand and communication strategy.
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 Saunders is an expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences, and helping business engage people in a digital world. He is the CEO of DigitLab, and has been at the forefront of the digital industry for over five years..
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 is a Partner and Director at Brandesign, a brand development company. He consults on brand development and marketing channels to be used by clients.
CEO at Brand South Africa.
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) 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.
Account Director at marcusbrewster, and bureau chief for Johannesburg..
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.
Managing Director at Max Creative Concepts. Seasoned sales, marketing and branding professional..
Mvelase Peppetta, a graduate of the University of Cape Town, holds a degree in Social Sciences majoring in Politics and History. He currently works at Irvine Bartlett whilst continuing to write on a freelance basis.
director of business intelligence and advanced analytics at BITanium.
Nandkishor Buty is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Africa (www.ogilvyafrica.com). He has been in advertising and marketing for the past two decades, initially in India and then in Kenya, Tanzania and other markets in Africa.
Naseem Javed, 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.
I've been in media marketing for (what feels like) ages. I believe that internal communication is as important as talking to your clients/ suppliers.
NATIVE VML's Head of Content.
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 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.
Natasha Wright is a senior associate in Trade Mark Litigation at Adams & Adams..
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 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.
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 is MD at Bluegrass Digital, a digital production agency. We work with marketing teams and creative agencies around the world delivering digital platforms.
I have a strong interest in the South African economy and the current global crisis. My economic background and my love for writing have resulted in my keen interest in economic journalism..
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).
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.
|Nicolas De Sousa|
Nicolas De Sousa is Marketing Director at Traditional Brands. A master of Marketing and Business Administration with varied international experience within internationally recognized corporations adds a clear backing of experience within his favoured fields within retail and marketing, PR management, logistics and finance.
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization) (www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa. Used by some of the world's largest companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations, APO Africa Wire has a potential reach of 600 million.
Nicole Capper is the owner of MANGO-OMC, an integrated communications agency based in Cape Town. Energised by the ability to apply her honed strategic skills to very diverse client needs, she likes nothing better than generating and implementing converged communication campaigns.
I work with an incredible team of talented communications professionals in a demanding and constantly changing industry. We've been around for almost ten years and it's still as fresh and new every day as the very first day in PR..
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.
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 is Africa Country Manager at BuzzCity. She has spent the last nine years working in the industry both locally and abroad.
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 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 is a marketer for over 12 years. His basic forte lies in building from scratch, startup and small business consulting.
Nkululeko Mthethwa is a developer at Bizcommunity..
Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..
An Independent Radio Advertising Consultant and Founder of Nubia Advertising and Promotions. Nubia is a consultancy agency providing 360° integrated marketing and communication solutions to companies needing assistance with communicating their advertising message effectively.
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.
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African global communicator Nonye Mpho Omotola is the managing partner of Obaika Consulting South Africa (www.obaikaconsulting.com), focusing on increasing FDI for businesses across Africa. Victor Obaika is principal partner of law firm Obaika & Company and executive chairman of ad agency The Firehouse Africa; TV and radio production company Que Films Productions; and business advisory firm Obaika Consulting.
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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, 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.
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..
Patrick Lacy is the CEO of Printing Industries Federation of Southern Africa..
Paul Anderson is a software consultant based out in California. For over five years he has been offering CRM consultation services to a wide market.
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..
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.
I am rediscovering the world through my children's eyes..
Paul is the co-founder of WhySatisfy. A business that is dedicated to providing brands with the technology, training and support to take control of their digital interactions with customers, helping ensure they deliver amazing customer service and experiences.
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 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.
Founder and CEO at Gloo.
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 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 Drube is the Country Managing Director at Avanade South Africa.
A sales veteran with over 30 years of experience, Peter Gilbert is MD of HR Chally SA (www.challysa.co.za), an international sales consulting company specialising in talent management and recruitment. He is passionate about sales as a profession and the identification of real sales talent who can really sell! Email him at .
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 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 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 Redelinghuys has consulted locally and internationally on the development of emerging entrepreneurs. He founded Evolved Coaching, situated in Fourways, Gauteng.
Innovative pioneer in use of automated research for accurate, timeous and cost effective research..
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.
Petros Kondos is a CRM, mobile media and customer communications specialist. He has extensive experience making cost-effective CRM work for a range of industries specialising in retail and the financial services space.
A Digital Marketer by default, dreamed of changing the world through words when he was younger and in matric learned that this was called copywriting. Is a qualified Marketing Practitioner of South Africa (MPSA) having been admitted by the Chartered Marketing Council of South Africa.
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.
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.
Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Franchisor for ActionCOACH in Southern Africa. The fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally.
Portia Sokkie is a Human Resources professional who has been in the working world since 1998 and has over 13 years human resource experience. Her industry proficiency ranges from banking, insurance, entertainment industry, consulting, health care and NGO.
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.
MD at Yellowfin South Africa.
|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..
Quentin Joubert is the product manager at Cellfind, a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms.
Rachel writes for thepeloton.co.uk and enjoys discussing the most up-to-date and effective forms of marketing for all sized businesses. She has many years of experience in the industry and has worked with a variety of brands across many industries..
Rachel Chilson is a Marketing Communications Coordinator at Sajan, a leading language translation services company with offices around the globe..
Rachel Greenberg is site editor for My VoIP Provider, based in San Diego, in the United States. She writes about technology, telecoms, and the VoIP industry..
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 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 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.
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..
CEO at Arctic Circle Brand Institute.
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.
A stalwart of the South African IT industry, Richard has been involved in the technology arena since 1989. With diplomas in Information Technology and Business Process Re-engineering, his successful career in IT has spanned various roles, including programming, IT implementation, and various management positions culminating in his current responsibilities as Chairman & CEO of MIP Holdings.
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 is the Managing Director of iLearn, a national specialist provider of ONSITE instructor-led and ONLINE e-learning training methodologies..
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.
Strategy Analyst at Yellowwood.
Robert Reddick, an independent recruitment communications consultant with over 40 years experience of the industry gained both here and in the UK, was the co-founder of South Africa's first full-service recruitment ad agency, the genesis of what is today JSE-listed Adcorp..
Joint CEO at Integr8 Group.
Robert Volker is an Editorial Content Developer at GetSmarter, an online education company, where he assists with the content development of numerous short courses such as University of Cape Town Internet Marketing short course and the University of Cape Town Project Administration short course. Contact details: tel +27 (0) 21 447 7565 | website www.getsmarter.co.za.
As a Knowledge Officer at Red & Yellow, Robyn Hazekamp contributes to the online learning side of the business, ensuring that course content meets the highest possible standards and is always up-to-date, relevant, and accessible to everyone from recent school-leavers to people who have been in the marketing business for years..
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.
Content Director at Bizcommunity.com.
Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....
Ronald Bach, Business Unit Director at one of South Africa's leading digital agencies, Prezence Digital, is responsible for the business delivery team servicing clients and driving new business opportunities. He previously held postions at 24.com, the last of which was being responsible for the Mobile strategy for 24.com..
Managing Director at Red Ribbon Communications. With over 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing, Ronelle is one of the South African communications industry's most influential voices..
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.
Rose Setshoge's wealth of talent includes marketing, communications, journalism, advertising and research. She completed a media planning course at the AAA School of Advertising.
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..
Rowan Forster is director of ENS' IP department..
Rudi Greyling is Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Director, Avanade South Africa.
Writer and Digital Media and Communications consultant. Director at Massyn Media.
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Senior Systems Analyst at Digiata Technology Services.
Russel Brand is Innovation Consultant: Solution Sales and Portfolio Management of T-Systems in South Africa..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a co-editor and contributor to the Lifestyle section. .
Passionate about building brands and corporate reputations..
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.
Executive head of sales at Cinemark (www.cinemark.co.za), Ryan Williams has a Psychology and English degree and was previously the group MD at Nota Bene. He has served on the AMASA committee, has judged PICA, Roger Garlick and AdFocus awards, and has lectured at AAA, Vega, UJ and the Red and Yellow School.
Ryland Fisher has more than 30 years of experience in the media industry as an editor, journalist, columnist, author, senior manager and executive..
Saint-Francis Tohlang is an Independent Insight Consultant and Trend Analyst. He provides insight observations to different stakeholders such as Flux Trends, HDI Youth Marketeers, Lovelife, Savino Del Bene and South African trend observations to a leading international trend firm.
Sajidha Gamieldien is a Senior Associate at Intellectual Property law firm Adams & Adams. Her practice areas include trade mark prosecution: local and foreign trade mark searches, filings and prosecution; litigation relating to trade marks, passing-off, unlawful competition, advertising complaints and company and close corporation name objections..
Managing Director and Owner at Watt Communications. Twitter @wattisup.
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 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 is Writing Unit Manager at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. Follow @SandraRoberts_ on Twitter..
Sanele is a Media Strategist for SABC's Business Unit Intelligence, focusing primarily on Radio Airtime Sales. He has an Honours Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg and is on the AMASA Committee for the 2014/15 year.
Sara Butchart is Strategy Director at Kaelo..
Sarah Britten is a freelance strategist and writer based in Johannesburg. Having worked on brands from Standard Bank, Wimpy and Kulula to MTN and SARS, she now focuses on social media and content strategy.
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 is group managing director at Gloo..
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 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.
Art Director at Boomtown.
Seth Rotherham is Founder and CEO at 2oceansvibe Radio..
Shan Radcliffe is the head of content for Bizcommunity Retail.
Shane Chorley is Vox Telecom Executive Head of Network and Operations.
Shane Radfor is a media & entertainment industry leader at IBM..
Shantel Bassanna is the co-founder and Managing Director of XP², a leading experiential marketing company. With a natural flair for operations management, Bassanna's business acumen has grown XP²'s national footprint that sees the company operating out of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
Shaune Jordaan is the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi's digital search marketing/digital arm, Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize, an award-winning, full-service digital agency and Google Analytics Certified Partner, which boasts a team of 75 professionals based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Follow Shaune: @jordaanshaune on Twitter or @BigLoveBigData..
Shauneen Procter is Managing Partner of Idea Engineers Advertising & PR agency..
Sheila McGillivray's knowledge of the advertising industry spans four decades. Sheila's energy, enthusiasm and passion for her work has grown with every new position and challenge.
Sid Peimer is a freelance strategist resident at www.stratplanning.com..
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.
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.
Simone Tal is the Brand Manager for Demographica, South Africa's leading digital direct marketing company. Demographica's goal is to provide companies with a results-driven advertising solution by directly communicating with targeted consumers via email and SMS. Simone is responsible for all marketing and brand management, including media communication and event management.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Siyanda is a doer, creator, thinker, and an explorer, obsessed by the Web's ability to unite, connect and empower. More and more, people's primary interaction with your business takes place here.
Stella Robinsons, born and raised in Philadelphia. Interested in ways to make income from home.
Stephanie Houslay is General Manager at Acceleration Media. She leads the company's growth in the Western Cape region and she has extensive experience in managing global and local multichannel accounts across industries as diverse as fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and telecoms, and is passionate about branding, strategic communications, social marketing and business sustainability..
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 is a Senior SEO Specialist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..
Steve Cragg is CEO of the Buchanan Group Africa, India & Middle East, Turkey and Brazil, which recently developed and launched HomeTesterClub.com in South Africa, India and Australia. After first working in the Australian office, Cragg returned to SA and set up the African office.
Steve 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..
Struan Campbell is the Co-founder and strategic director of Levergy, a communications agency specialising in the leveraging of sport and entertainment properties that deliver results. He is passionate about creative sponsorship that makes a difference.
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 is the CEO of the Daily Maverick and a chartered accountant by profession..
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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 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 has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 18 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin..
Sue 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.
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.
Creative director of Design at at Switch.
Suren Govender is the managing director: Analytics at Accenture South Africa.
Brand activist, Susan Peimer is a marketing strategist and consultant who work on creative solutions around new and traditional media..
Susannah Holz is prime mover at Wordess.com, a marketing and advertising consultancy focussed on producing relevant and original content that improves online visibility..
Talifhani Munzhedzi is a deputy station manager at UNISA Radio. The radio station strives to be amongst the few if not only campus radio stations to provide the talk radio format to students and staff.
Chief Marketing Officer at the Integr8 Group.
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.
With a degree in English and screenwriting from UCT, Tamlyn completed her studies with Honours in digital art from Wits. She is currently a digital writer at Amorphous New Media creating digital campaigns for clients such as Nebank, Steers, SABC, Neotel and Times Media Independent Films.
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 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 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 ..
Tauriq Moosa contributes to various business and news publications around the world. He is content writer at Cape Town-based digital marketing company Rogerwilco..
Ted Leonhardt currently assists companies in the US and UK by offering the seminar "Negotiating Success," and business consulting services covering: acquisitions, strategic positioning, partner communications, sales and marketing..
Entrepreneur, passionately obsessive about the art & science of brand communication, resource mobilisation and business.Love family, wildlife, travel and reading..
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 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 is the CEO of Accsys.
Managing Director of Rocketseed South Africa.
25 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Nature Lover | Media Analyst at Kwanda Media Evaluation and Communications | BizCommunity PR contributor.
Independent media professional.
Thamsanqa D. Malinga is a marketing communications practitioner with industry experience spanning over 10 years in different sectors.
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.
Theresa Wright is Partner, Trade Mark attorney at Adams & Adams. She has a BA and LLB from University of Stellenbosch, a graduate Diploma in Law (IP) from Monash University and a LLM (specialising in IP law) from UNISA.
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 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 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.
Tiffany Morris is a Copywriter at OgilvyOne Worldwide, Johannesburg. OgilvyOne Worldwide is a leading Digital Agency in South Africa.
Experienced brand and communication strategist at Hatch Strategy, offering consulting services to marketers and agencies. Tim@hatchstrategy.co.za.
Tim Wyatt-Gunning is CEO at Web Africa.
Tinyiko Maswanganye is a strategist at Creative Chapel Advertising, a through the line advertising agency based in Johannesburg and a founding member for Limpopo Young Professionals Network. Contact: +27 (0) 11 646 4491 email: .
Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..
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Tony de Sousa is Executive: product sales and marketing at Gijima, a South African communication and technology group..
Tonya Khoury is the Managing Director of ROI 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.
Tracy Gilpin is the author of the Marks and Lambrecht Series published in the UK and Europe. The South African spy thrillers - Bold-Faced Lie, The Slave Tree, and Rain of Ashes - are now available as eBooks.
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 Brown is GM at Mall Active and is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the Mall Fusion and Mall Active businesses which both fall under the Primedia Unlimited banner. Travis has close on two decades of design, strategy, account management, and account direction experience.
Travis is a media analyst who uses industry trends to create contagious and harmonious content solutions across multiple channels for brands and broadcasters alike. He understands the importance of emotional connection in content, branded or otherwise and believes in traditional media's ability to be blended with new media to profound and holistic effect.
Tyrone Middleton is the founder, creator and director of Teedu.co.za, South Africa's first social photo uploading site, as well as the MD of MC² - an IT recruitment company..
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Tyrone Van Heerden (@tyronevh) is a Cape Town based PR professional..
Ulaysha Sukhu is a strategist, issues management specialist and communications consultant at Firefly Consulting and has worked in the industry for 20 years..
|Val Bourdos Nichas|
Owner of VBN Consultants. A respected leader and visionary with solid business experience spanning nearly 30 years.
Managing Director at The Consultant Powerhouse an integrative consultancy at the forefront of creating training and development practices that inspire new ways of thinking and relating to others, as a means of building relevance and trust in a distracted economy..
Hi! I'm a freelance journalist, copywriter and editor based in Cape Town, South Africa. I write as a journalist and for corporates and agencies.
Veli Dlamini is the CEO/Founder at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.
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.
Veronica Clyde is a tech writer at VPNServices.net - a place where you can read reviews about the best VPN providers. If interested check out a Private Internet Access review..
Veruschka Khan is the Head of Sales for Gumtree South Africa. She currently oversees several teams in charge of mobile and desktop ad sales and has many years of rich media experience..
Vicky Stilwell is a director in Intellectual Property (IP) at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs)..
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 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.
Walter Pike (@walterpike), the founder of PiKE | New Marketing (www.pike.co.za), brings data, tech, social science and marketing, advertising and PR skills together in a methodology called directed activism which he then deploys in brands, social change and political election campaigns..
Warren is Brand Manager at Everlytic. He's a qualified online marketing specialist with almost five years' experience covering adwords, email, mobile and social marketing.
Radio presenter of BizTakeouts - the Marketing and Media radio show on 2OceansVibe Radio for http://www.biztakeouts.com Business Development Director for John Brown Media SA.
Warren Moss is the founder of Demographica (www.demographica.co.za), South Africa's largest digital direct marketing company. He has a profound understanding of email and direct marketing, sales and entrepreneurship, and how businesses can benefit from these.
Owner of Mushroom Media - a post-production studio based in Johannesburg with a client base spanning the likes of BMW, Vodacom and MTN.
After completing his B Com degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2003, Wayne began a 6 month internship at OMD Media South Africa. It wasn't long before his passion for strategy emerged and he took up a post at WPP's Nota Bene spending 4 years with the Unilever team.
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..
Chief Marketing Officer at Brand South Africa.
|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 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.
Digital Media and Marketing Entrepreneur since 2006..
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.
Xolani Ndlovu is Territory Account Manager, Panduit in South Africa.
CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).
Yossi Hasson is the CEO of SYNAQ, leading provider cloud messaging and communication services for South African business..
Yvonne Nhuta is Editorial Content Developer at GetSmarter, an online education company, where she has co-written the part-time University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety short course, and assists with the writing of numerous other short courses. Contact details: tel +27 (0) 21 447 7565 | website www.getsmarter.co.za..
Zibusiso Mkhwanazi (Twitter @ZibusisoSays) is a multi-award winning South African digital entrepreneur, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and the Founder/CEO of AVATAR. He serves on the boards of the National Economic Education Trust and is the chairman of The Red Quarter brand agency..
A public servant, a communications and PR observer, and a fabric enthusiast..
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