Managing Director at Dial a Nerd.
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.
Abigail Munroe is a freelance writer and editor, who graduated with a degree in Print Journalism, Media Studies and Anthropology from UCT. She has written for Women's Health magazine and currently freelances for TextBOX Conceptual Services, a Cape Town based agency that specialises in writing, editing and PR services for SMMEs.
Hunter is Senior Director for South Africa's top PR firm, marcusbrewster. The agency has more than 25 years of experience, offices across the country and is the most awarded PR firm in South Africa..
Adam Weber is Executive Creative Director, Joe Public..
Niyi Adegboye is the Head of Search for VTNS Solutions, an SEO Service firm that focus on helping brand increase their website traffic. Link Builder, avid chess player, lover of art and speaks three languages. One of these statement is false..
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".
|Adene van der Walt|
Adene van der Walt is executive strategy director of agency Ireland Davenport..
Currently the Director of Dragonfly Marketing and Dragonfly Digital. With a background in Engineering, he offers a unique insight and expertise to the marketing and digital marketing worlds..
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..
In 2004 Adrian Hewlett founded The Habari Group, a media and marketing communications company. The company was the partner to MSN in Africa for seven years and then went on to launch the commercial operations for Facebook in Africa in 2010, while counting the likes of the BBC and LinkedIn amongst its partners..
Adrian Morris studied architecture at Wits, graduating in 2000, and then studied strategic brand communication at Vega, giving him the benefit of understanding design and architecture and its close affiliation to brand strategy. He worked at Old Mutual Properties Development division from 2001 to 2004 before becoming a partner at DZMSpace in 2004.
Ahmed Bulbulia is a marketing professional with 5 years experience within the industry. He is motivated by an insatiable curiosity and has worked with multiple local and international brands..
Ailsa Wingfield is Executive Director, Africa Marketing, Content and Communication, for Nielsen across Africa, with responsibility for building Nielsen's reputation through knowledge creation and thought leadership development. She has extensive experience in Africa working with global and local brands in multiple countries across the consumer goods and telecommunications industry..
Print is my first love, but I'm open to digital.Keepin' it current..
Aimee Serrao is a Social Media Manager at Citiq. She holds a Masters in Communication and Media Studies from Monash University and has a passion for copywriting.
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..
Alasdair and his team are responsible for the sales and marketing of various Out Of Home (OOH) products across 13 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as working closely with Ad Agencies and clients in developing viable and successful OOH advertising campaigns..
Alayne Reesberg is the CEO of Cape Town Design, NPC - the implementing agency for the World Design Capital 2014. Reesberg followed a career in diplomacy and after a Master's degree in Communication studies, moved into management consulting.
|Albert van Jaarsveld|
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation..
Alesia Hsiao is a social media writer who has published numerous articles throughout the web. Find out more about her on LinkedIn.
Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. Mokoena has agency and brand experience spanning 17 years.
• Mobile telecommunications industry professional with wide-ranging experience in electronic and mobile identity, mobile payments, and international development sectors. • Consultant to private sector in SME impact investing, mobile money, market information systems. • Managed multi-stakeholder programmes valued over $1 million in Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. • Special focus on user experience and value chain analysis..
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..
A trucking scribe who works nights at The Witness and days on the road..
Amahle Madlala works in the social media department at Stretch Experiential Marketing, where a team of experts work together to create seamless, innovative and memorable experiential campaigns..
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 the founder of Writers Write. She creates business and creative writing courses.
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.
Amandine Robin is a design thinker. She co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab with Dora Jurd in 2014.
Client Services Director at Ask Afrika.
Amr Shady is the founder and executive chairman of TA telecom, an award-winning company that builds mobile content platforms and analytic tools. The company is now recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
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 ten years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors. He is currently Strategic Communications Director at marcusbrewster. www.marcusbrewster.com (021) 424 0470.
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.
|André van der Poll|
Prof André van der Poll holds a Doctorate in Computer Science obtained from the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is a professor in ICT Management at Unisa SBL and his research interests are in the specification and reasoning of ICT management processes, the formalisation of business process models and formalisms in Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing..
Andrea is the link between brand and brain, and the curiosity behind insights and ideas. With a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree majoring in Law and Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Advertising Communications, she's brought many ideas to life for clients in the financial services, youth marketing, telecommunications and FMCG sectors..
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.
Director and Co-Founder at Whysatisfy.
Andrew Griffith is the product manager: office products at Konica Minolta South Africa.
Andrew Kramer is vice president of sales at Mxit South Africa, having joined the Johannesburg sales team in October 2012. Mxit is a home-grown mobile social network with 4.9 million monthly active users.
Chief Digital Evangelist at New Media Publishing.
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Digital Strategist at Mortimer Harvey.
Creative Typhoon of Raw Energy, capable of performing fantastic feats of agility and stregth.Dextrous and nimble, quick of mind and fleet of foot. Love doing amazing things with amazing brands..
|Andrew Welch & Graham Lang|
Andrew Welch is CEO of Y&R South Africa, Graham Lang is CCO Of Y&R South Africa and Africa..
Andrzej Suski is head of media solutions, Millward Brown, Africa & Middle East. He heads up the Media Solutions practice at Millward Brown in Africa and the Middle East and his role focuses on helping clients optimise their communications budget allocation, calculate and maximise ROI both across and within channels, for both traditional and new media..
MD of Vespa SA.
Anice Hassim is the CEO, Founder and majority shareholder of the immedia ecosystem. He is a speaker and educator around digital trends, strategy and marketing, and helps brands better understand and negotiate the digital space.
A former CEO of Grey South Africa and President/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is now the Africa Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specializing in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimization of B2B relationships. She also conducts talks and workshops on trends in advertising, marketing and communications .
|Annelize van Rensburg|
Annelize van Rensburg is a director of Talent Africa, a leading executive search and talent company..
Facilitates courses for Writers Write.
Antoinette Muller is a freelance writer and content strategist. She writes regularly about sport for the Daily Maverick and was named SAB Sports New Reporter of the year in 2014.
Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200..
Anton 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 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 winning mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.
General Manager at First For Phoenix.
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..
Arno Kemp has spent more than fifteen years in human capital management and employee development roles across varied industries, including hospitality, banking and academia. Arno is an expert in the fields of adult learning, employee and management development, and human resources management global best practice, he also holds an MSc in Training and Human Resource Management from Leicester University in the United Kingdom..
Ashley is an accomplished business owner, having successfully built two businesses over the last decade. She has made it her life's work to teach others how to have the same freedom she enjoys as an entrepreneur through coaching, mentoring, teaching and educating on everything that is branding, social media and online marketing..
I specialise in content marketing and native advertising - two areas that I have been involved in strategically and on a ground level for many years. My media career has spanned a variety of senior roles that have lead me to start my own content agency with my personal vision - one of high quality service, products and innovation.
Social Media Manager at Native.
Auguste Coetzer is Director, Executive Search, at Talent Africa, an alliance of Korn Ferry..
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 at I Create We Create Education Development Agency. A maverick education company that facilitates entrepreneurial education and career development for youth in creative careers beyond the limitations of formal academic studies. www.icreatewecreate.co.za ICWC: Business of Creativity is the largest youth conference in Africa along with quarterly discipline specific Business Of: Music, Fashion and Brand.
Retired after 52 years in the business, and currently working half-day with Applied Media Logic as a data analyst..
I love marketing. I love it because understanding what people want, how they want it and how they want to feel when they get it is, with respect to Al Pacino, what "Keeps me sharp.
A key part of the Ogilvy & Mather South Africa team from January 2014, Ben is responsible for leading Ogilvy's digital portfolio of businesses comprising more than 200 people. This portfolio comprises OgilvyOne - Ogilvy's digital customer engagement specialist, Gloo South Africa's leading digital design agency, Gloo@Ogilvy - a full service creative digital agency formed from the merger of Gloo and OgilvyOne in Johannesburg, Neo - Ogilvy's digital media and performance marketing business and Strike Media - a leading mobile agency..
Ben Wagner is Head and Chief Marketing Warrior of NATIVE VML. 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.
Beverley Klein is the editor of the Marketing Media South Africa section on Bizcommunity.com. With a background in journalism and historical studies, she's dived into the world of industry news, curating content, writing and interviewing thought leaders.
Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the head of business solutions & strategy at 25AM. She has worked in media and publishing since 2006 and has gained a diverse range of experience spanning the marketing and strategic digital industries.
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner for McCann Worldgroup, Johannesburg. He specialises in, but is not limited to, brand and communication strategy..
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 graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net.
Bradley Maseko (@brandedyouthsa) is the Founder and Youth Marketing Strategist at BrandedYouth. A Johannesburg based youth marketing agency which facilitates relationships between brands and the youth market.
Brandon is a Director at Neural Sense - a South African Neuromarketing research company. Hailing from the technology industry, Brandon has a keen interest in technology.
Been involved with Media and Marketing for 14 years. I understand the creative process and how it should tie into business objectives.
Brendan Powell is a Director at Isilumko Activate and has been with the company since 2008. With extensive managerial experience, Powell leads from the front and is known for his natural ability to motivate large teams of people to consistently reach goals and implement an organisational vision.
As Media and Marketing Editor at Independent Media, Brendan Seery has been in the news business for most of his life, covering coups wars, famines - and some funny stories - across Africa. Brendan Seery's Orchids and Onions column runs each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town.
Brent is senior product manager at Riverbed Technology. Brent joined Riverbed Technology early in 2012 following a career in IT & Communications spanning over 30 years..
Brett Bowes is the managing director at TerraNova. He has a long history of strategic marketing and brand communications management in multinational companies.
Brett Horn is a qualified Industrial Designer who, after spending 5 years in design and marketing companies joined Barrows in 2002. Barrows is a Durban based retail marketing solutions company with a footprint in New York, London, Singapore and Sao Paulo. Brett has been intimately involved with the development of hundreds of brands at retail and has spent 6 months embedded in Coca-Cola's Global Design team developing global design strategy and brand guidelines..
Brett Morris is the CEO of FCB South Africa.
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Hailing from a village called Mphanama in Limpopo, grew up in the streets of Atteridgeville in Pretoria, and a resident of Johannesburg since his enrolment at Wits University. Brian Tebogo Mashego is currently working at e.tv as a Media Analyst..
|Bridget von Holdt|
Bridget von Holdt is managing director of Glasshouse Communication Management and a stalwart of the PR Industry in South Africa..
In her role as MediaCom South Africa MD, Britta Reid has been responsible for the operations of the agency including executive oversight on buying..
Bronwen Auret is Head of Digital Operations at MetropolitanRepublic..
|Bruce von Maltitz|
Bruce von Maltitz is currently the MD of 1Stream, a cloud-based contact centre technology provider. He has over 20 years experience in the service industry focusing specifically on contact centres for the last twelve.
Bryan Little is an award-winning filmmaker and artist..
Currently the Owner & Brand Consultant at Bryan Nkosinathi Knowledge (Pty) Ltd, a brand building company. I am a brand and business enthusiast with experience since 2003.
Byron Rex Phillipson is founder and Executive Creative Director of Starling Creative Technologies, an innovation-led digital agency that is pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology in the digital and experiential space..
Associate Director at Added Value.
|Candace (McDonald) Bosch|
Candace McDonald has her Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is a Case Management Officer at CCMA.
My passion is all things mobile :-) First Certified Mobile Marketer in SA, Chairman Emeritus of MMA of SA and runs an award winning mobile marketing consultancy called Mobitainment..
Candice Goodman was the first Certified Mobile Marketer in SA and the Head of the Education & Training committee of the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa..
Candice Winterboer is the owner of Alfalfa Content Generator, a company that specialises in online content for businesses and agencies - ranging from blog posts, newsletters and website content to social media updates. Working as head of social media for an agency, she then saw a gap in the market for an outsourced, online copywriting service and jumped at the chance of opening her own copywriting business.
|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|
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
Carmen Murray is the General Manager for Sales and Marketing at Mobitainment and serves on the MMA. Mobitainment is a mobile marketing business that specialises in mobile technologies and putting unique mobile marketing strategies together to drive high impact in a diverse emerging market..
I believe in idea-driven, stylish and sustainable design..
|Caron de Fortier|
Caron de Fortier is the HP Printers and Supplies Business Unit Manager at DCC..
Catherine is a search engine optimisation (SEO) specialist, digital strategist and web copywriter. She is a co-founder of Black Mountain www.black-mountain.co.za, and has over 12 years experience in paid and organic search marketing.
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..
Completed an undergraduate degree in marketing communications and a post-graduate honours degree in Strategic communication at the University of Johannesburg. Recipient of the Ogilvy Graduate Programme initiative in 2014 and is now a junior planner and Information manager at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg..
Passionate about people and insight, Cécile joined Added Value in 2002..
Cécile Missildine has more than 20 years of communications experience working for global brands in the United States and in EMEA, focusing on technology and innovation-driven companies such as IBM, Skype, PayPal, SanDisk, AMD and Philips. As executive vice president and regional director EMEA, she looks after Text100's operations and key clients in Europe, Middle-East and Africa..
Cecilia Mohlala is a practicing Social Media Community Manager and writer who started out as a journalist and columnist for a community newspaper for two years. She studied Digital Marketing through DigifyZA from Livity Africa.
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 has been providing business-consulting services for over 20 years across multiple industries. She had led large customer experience transformation projects in financial services over the last 8 years.
Charl Vollmer, founder of REDFLYSEO and dedicated digital marketing entrepreneur. Charl is passionate about helping small to medium sized business reaching their potential targeted audience online and increasing brand awareness..
As a solutions-driven creative with a passion for collaboration, Charlene is the newly appointed creative director at Grey Johannesburg's shopper division..
Director of Client Services at Pure Publishing & Design.
Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client’s blog or website..
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.
CEO at Rogerwilco.
A stint outside the advertising world saw Charlie own her own "Scrapbooking" business. But the excitement of advertising and radio continued to call and she returned to Radmark in 2010 as Marketing Manager.
Chemory Gunko is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others. She works as a marketing consultant and provides copywriting, SEO, graphic design and Joomla! website services..
|Chiara Di Rago|
Chiara Di Rago is leading the industry when it comes to influencer marketing and how best to utilise new platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. Utilising her BA in Strategic Communications, 22 year old Di Rago has carved out a position as thought leader in the "new" social space.
Chirag Shivalker is a Head of Content Management Team at Hi-Tech ITO, one of the leading software development and outsourcing firms in India..
Chirene Campbell is the Managing Director of Owlhurst Communications. Chirene has 19 years in the PR consultancy environment and a great love for media relations and content creation.
Reader of books, writer of words, human person. Sometimes strategist, oftentimes content marketing and SEO specialist.
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.
Having joined the ad industry in London, Chris Brewer spent most of his career in media analysis and planning - but has performed just about every advertising task from Creative to Research. He's an honorary lifetime member of the Advertising Media Association and regularly advises agencies and clients regarding their media plan costs and strategies. He is also often asked to talk at industry functions. Email: .
Chris 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 Hitchings is chief executive officer of DStv Media Sales..
Chris graduated top of his class with an Honours Degree in Marketing Communications (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg. With advertising agency experience in Strategic Brand Communication together with business development and growth, Chris has crafted and developed strategic guidelines implemented by clients such as Continental Tyres, Conti Partner, De Beers, Kreepy Krauly and Wits University to name but a few..
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.
Managing Partner at Blast Brand Catalysts.
Chris Roper is a Senior ICFJ Knight Fellow, and the data editor for ICFJ's Code for Africa (CfAfrica) data journalism initiative in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Roper most recently held the position of Editor-in-Chief at South Africa's Mail & Guardian.
|Christian von Selle|
The globetrotting COO started his career two decades ago with J. Walter Thompson New York.
Christo Maritz is the owner and creative director of Infestation, a full service communication and design agency in Gardens, Cape Town..
Chris is a brand strategist and communications consultant whose experience lies predominantly in EM (emerging market) brand building. After seven years at the helm of his own brand consultancy based in Cape Town, Chris joined the Brand Union team in early 2014.
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.
With 17 years of experience in radio, Mediamark Sales Director Cindy Diamond is one of the most admired women working in broadcast media in South Africa. She is a founder of Mediamark, one of the country's leading media solution firms and a subsidiary of Kagiso Media.
I've been in digital since 2014 and I love it! Ad Operations is my forte. What gets me excited is the ever evolving technology and the opportunity to learn more about this industry, even outside of my role as a Campaign Manager, on a daily basis.
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.
Managing Director at Alerting the Media/ Lecturer at Boston Media House in Sandton.
Audience Insights Specialist for a multi media organisation.
Well versed in leveraging information into insights, opportunities and ideas to help build strong brands. As a master of the brand building discipline, I have both the the experience and people skills to help earn me the position of 'trusted advisor' among both clients and staff. Specialties: Brand and Communication Strategy.
Clive Vanderwagen is the Client Service Director at Actuate. Prior to this appointment, he was the Head of Client Strategy at Caxton Magazines.
Colin Morris is a Creative Director, Content-creator 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.
Digital Strategist for Havas Village South Africa.
Craig Howes lives in Cape Town, South Africa and is a social media expert who has consulted on and managed some of South Africa's best brands on social media..
Craig Lowe is founder and managing director of execMobile. Lowe left BT Global Services to start execMobile, introducing innovative roaming voice and data solutions into the South African market.
Craig Page-Lee, is managing director of Posterscope SA, an Out-of-Home communications agency. He is an architect and retail designer by qualification.
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..
Damon went to New Zealand to work with his old partner Shane Bradnick and make some secret creative sauce. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, and before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.
Dan is the head of video for News24 and is responsible for management of the News24 live studio and all of News24's video content. Dan has been a multimedia journalist for five years..
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
Danie Strachan is partner at Adams & Adams..
As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 and 2014 on Bizcommunity.com. Email: .
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 a Principle Consultant at VMA Group and Director of MCC Consulting. He has 13 years' experience in business communications and consulting, and has worked across multiple industries in numerous countries in Africa and Europe..
Head of Search at Mark 1, Dan began his career in Project Management but soon after graduating from CPUT with a Bachelor of Technology, he discovered that writing was a passion. A preoccupation with branding, writing and consumer psychology have given him an edge in Search Marketing, where he focuses on producing performance-driven ad copy..
Digital Strategist at NATIVE.
Daphne Stanford is a writer of many things: poetry, creative nonfiction, and songs for vox & piano. On her off time, she writes, hikes, sings, and reads poems over the FM airwaves at Radio Boise.
As MD for Sage SSB (start-up and small business) Accounting South & Southern Africa, Daryl Blundell oversees the growth of the business and the development of solutions that help SMEs to grow and succeed. The Sage solutions under his watch are Sage One Accounting and Sage Pastel Accounting. Blundell brings 20 years experience in a range of sales, business development and management positions with organisations such as Ariel Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Systems fusion, Burlington Air Express, and Xerox..
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..
A leading blue chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country. Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook..
Digital Head at Net#work BBDO.
David Blyth is CEO at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Doty leads IAB efforts in advancing branding in digital, research and measurement, agency outreach and new ad products, marketing and communications, and international relations with 42 IAB licensees across the globe..
With a solid background in theatre, and an incredible talent in lighting (cementing his reputation for excellence in London's famous West End theatres), David heads up creative services at Magnetic Storm..
David Meyer is a professional web developer at CSSChopper, sharing a keen interest in writing technical blogs on web development related topics. His write-ups are highly knowledgeable and visionary..
David Smythe is strategy director of FCB Cape Town..
David is an IT professional and writer. He always looks to share his knowledge by expressing it through articles.
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.
Stone Soup is a public relations consultancy specialising in business to business communication and is a part of the Iconic Group which includes Wag the Dog Publishers (The Media, The MediaOnline, The MOST Awards and EASYDIY), Ideaology and Snippet Video..
Managing Director of Information Technology (IT) consultancy ModernBusiness.
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.
I am a dedicated individual, an analyst at heart, SEO professional, ORM professional, accomplished Content Marketer, SMO expert, and digital media award winner. Starting out as a content producer I have evolved this business to be the cornerstone of success in all things SEO and Content Marketing for my clients.
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.
Derek Iwasiuk runs national digital search engine optimization firm Engage The Crowd headquarted in Minneapolis. He also spends a lot of his free time educating the minds of thousands of young SEOs and top agencies.
Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner of digital, web PR and social media agency - Gullan&Gullan..
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.
Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.
Specialises in the application of semiotics and cultural intelligence in the branding and marketing industry..
Dmitry Shishkin is currently responsible for modernising BBC's digital offering for Africa, launching the Africa edition of bbc.com and bbc.com/news, as well as working with technical start-ups on the continent to find new ways of connecting with African audiences through digital platforms..
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..
Humorous, witty and with a constant smile, the only way to work is to do it right, with positive energy and love for life. Strategist at NATIVE VML.
Dora Jurd co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab, with Amandine Robin in 2014. The company is dedicated to designing innovative concepts and building consistent brand experiences.
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 is a professional speaker and author of the books 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.
|Dr. Ludi Koekemoer|
Dr Ludi Koekemoer is CEO of AAA School of Advertising and a seasoned academic and consultant in advertising, marketing and brand management. He is also a visiting professor of advertising at the University of North Carolina and California State University, USA, and professor of marketing at UJ and the University of Pretoria.
I am a Digital Media specialist with experience in many facets of the industry. I'm a editorial contributor, new business developer, digital entrepreneur and sales specialist with more than 10 years sales management experience.
Duaan is currently the Marketing Manager at Field Office, a software development company known for its sales management 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.
Even the person who can sell ice to Eskimos needs have a way of letting the world know. Words.
Dylan Kohlstädt is the marketing director of shift ONE digital with extensive local and international experience (South Africa, UK and Australia), and has managed global and national brands. She has over ten years marketing management experience in various industries plus six years hands-on experience in online marketing involving web, mobile, SEO, CRM and social marketing.
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.
Eden has been with Added Value for over nine years and consulted across many categories from financial services to alcoholic drinks and for some of South Africa's most recognisable brands..
Managing Director of Blink Tower.
Strategist at Yellowood Future Architects.
MD of Mediamark.
Emma Odendaal is the Digital Editor at John Brown South Africa. Odendaal cut her teeth in lifestyle magazines before finding her niche in content marketing and creative strategy..
Endri is a bilingual marketing professional. He has diversified experience in start-ups, business ideas and their process of integrating with marketing..
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..
The creative energy behind a blog nairobiTechie. He loves being caught up in the rain and he is happiest with a cup of tea beside him creating content and innovating..
|Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs|
Erik and Neil are the 'old folk' of marketing, with a mountain of experience between them. They love watching brands grow, have seen brands die and have consulted with nearly every major brand in SA at some stage.
Estee Cockcroft is Business Unit Manager at Boomtown..
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 Rudenko is a senior online marketing manager for Oxagile software development company. Oxagile has extensive experience in collaborating with tech startups from all over the world..
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.
Eyabo is integral to the commercial success of Shazam in key European markets such as France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Now, her expertise will become streamlined in 2015 as she takes on her new role as Regional Commercial Head DACH & Africa..
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.
Creative Director at GREY jhb.
|Francois du Preez|
Digital Creative Director at Grey.
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.
|Gaby de Abreu|
Gaby de Abreu is creative director at Switch Brand Communication..
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 Lessing is Creative Partner at Pangea Ultima. He has worked for TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Lowe Bull JHB where he was Executive Creative Director of Lowe Johannesburg, before joining DDB SA as ECD..
Senior graphic designer specializing in brand strategy..
Founder at Mountain Direct Solutions.
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.
Garren Coetzee is the head strategist at digital marketing agency, Flume www.flume.co.za. Flume's focus is to bring business to their client's business by creating brand awareness, building brand reputation and making sure that the funnel and mechanism is optimised for results.
MD of 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 van Zyl|
I began my career in 1998 having qualified with my National Diploma in Graphic Design at Technikon Natal in Durban. Over a 16 consecutive year stretch I have worked in Agencies, starting as a Junior Designer to Senior Designer to Art Director, in Durban and Johannesburg on clients ranging from the smallest SMEs to large Corporates.
Chief Digital Officer at OgilvyOne/Ogilvy Africa.
A natural-born entrepreneur, George is as fervent about IT as he is about affordable communications services and business integrity. He is driven by a burning ambition to see the promise of cloud computing translated into tangible business benefits, and to providing fellow entrepreneurs with better alternatives to the services of South Africa's landline telecoms incumbent.
CEO of at Logikal Consulting.
Germarie Bruwer is an interior designer turned DIY fanatic and writer. She is the creator of the award winning blog, Homeology.co.za that focusses on inspiring DIY, styling and interior design projects.
Head of digital marketing at Oneclickhere.co.za..
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 co-founder and chief technology officer of ad tech company Popimedia..
Chief Executive at Brand Alive, President of the Advertising Benevolent Fund of South Africa.
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.
Having worked in film and TV advertising production since the early 90s, Glen honed his craft at Velocity with Keith Rose and Ricardo de Carvalho until 1996, when he started Freshwater films - now Bouffant - with Lourens van Rensburg. In 2008, Glen joined Catapult Commercials as executive producer, handling both local and international campaigns..
Glenn 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.
|Glenn van Eck|
Glenn is a true entrepreneur. From the age of 16, he has been involved with Magnetic Storm, initially by assisting his brother with the setting up and de-rigging of AV equipment and thereafter maintenance of equipment; and at 25 years of age Glenn purchased Magnetic Storm.
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.epnet.co.za.
Gordon Cook is the director of Strategic Brand Marketing for Thinkers at the UCT Graduate School of Business and the Navigator of Vega School of Brand Management..
Gordon Geldenhuys heads up the Social Media & Insights division of 25AM, a strategic digital consultancy and Salesforce Marketing Cloud Authorised Reseller. He is responsible for developing social media strategies and facilitating the licensing of Salesforce Marketing Cloud to companies in South Africa..
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..
Graeme Pitt, MD of FGI Africa, an innovative data collection and reporting company, has for the past six years been working in a research and advisory capacity with companies and organisations in various stages of business maturity. His experience spans start-ups, established blue chip companies, donor-funding organisations, government parastatals, global research houses and esteemed business consultancies, covering 24 countries across the continent..
Graeme is Group Head of Organic Search at Quirk and manages the SEO teams across the Quirk group. Graeme is passionate about all things related to digital marketing but is especially interested in SEO and the changing landscape of Search Engine Marketing.
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.
Graham has spent 19-years in the advertising business in a career that has spanned Asia and Africa. He has worked across multiple business sectors, worked with local and multinational companies on some of the world's most recognised brands..
Graham Deneys is the Strategy Director at Carat in Cape Town..
|Graham Du Plessis|
Graham du Plessis having completed a BA Degree in Politics has had a somewhat roundabout start to his digital career. Now at South Africa's leading online fashion retailer Zando, in the capacity of Display & Affiliate Marketing Specialist he is able to dive head first into all the new and exciting projects available within the ever changing digital eco-system.
Grant has enjoyed a 30 year career starting in the marketing world with companies like Shell, Unilever, Royal Beechnut (Nabisco) and Premier Milling (Kraft). He then crossed the fence into the world of media and advertising with The MediaShop, built, with partners, Full Circle Media which was absorbed into the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN)..
Grant Shippey is the CEO and Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg. Grant has incubated and launched a number of digital initiatives.
Greg Forbes is the managing director and founder of Lion's Wing Brand Communications (www.lionswing.co.za). His experience includes almost every industry within the broader marketing and communications sector, from public affairs, investor relations and journalism, to media relations, digital communications, media strategy and advertising.
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..
Co-founder of Cavalry Media and an experienced digital practitioner, Greg is focused on helping businesses achieve their digital directives. He makes sure that Cavalry's work is creative, technically solid and always aligned with the business objectives of our clients. These characteristics have allowed us to effectively service both local and international clients across the banking, insurance, development, technology and retail environments..
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.
Gustav Goosen is the CEO of The SpaceStation digital media sales company. The SpaceStation is a partnership between 24.com and DStv Media Sales, both members of the Naspers group.
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 two books on conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media.
CEO at Best Marketing International.
Hansie Smit is a self-employed writer who answers to no one (except his clients). He spends a lot of time in coffee shops tapping into free wi-fi making sure he buys a bran muffin every time to ease the inevitable guilt he feels getting something for free.
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.
Harry Welby-Cooke is a leading business and executive coach and South Africa's master licensee for global franchise company ActionCOACH. For more information visit www.actioncoachsa.co.za.
Haydn Townsend is Chairman and CEO of Pangea Ultima. He's a qualified Chartered Marketer who has worked across the FMCG and advertising industry, including Ogilvy Johannesburg, where he reached Deputy MD and as Chief Strategy Officer at The Jupiter Drawing Room (TJDR).
Heidi Brauer is the chief marketing officer of Hollard Insurance.
Heidi Myers heads up marketing and communications for Meltwater across Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She was formerly managing director of Meltwater San Francisco and opened the Meltwater Wales office as managing director.
Helen McIntee, well-known and respected African marketing personality, is qualified with BA, MBA and CPM degrees, is a published author - including academic textbooks and publication articles - and a lecturer and keynote speaker. She is also the President of the African Marketing Confederation (AMC) and a director of the Institute of Marketing Management..
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).
Henk Swanepoel, CEO, MeMe Mobile..
|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.
Hicks Crawford is a leading Online Marketing Business and author. Over the past 4 years, he's worked closely with clients from all over the world to help them get more results from inbound marketing and blogging.
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.
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).
Communications Professional with several years' comprehensive experience in Social Media marketing, strategy and management..
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..
Marketing Strategist & Account Manager at Pulling Rabbits.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a freelance writer and editor at WordUp Communication. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.
Ingrid Lotze is President-Elect of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) and managing director of Join.the.dots Communications, formerly Puruma Business Communications..
|Ingrid von Stein|
Communications strategist and brand relevance revolutionary.
CEO & Founder at @MyCityWeb. Author & Blogger.
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.
South African style icon Jackie Burger has been involved in the fashion industry for over 25 years, having worked in retail marketing, publishing and television..
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.
CEO at M&C Saatchi Abel Gauteng.
|Jacques de Jager|
Information & communication manager at MobileData.
|Jacques du Bruyn|
Jacques du Bruyn is the MD of digital marketing agency, Flume. He is a RAU graduate where he obtained a BA Marketing Communication degree, and also holds a BA Honours in Brand Leadership from Vega.
|Jacques du Preez|
Jacques du Preez is managing director of Provantage Media Group. He is the founder and a shareholder of the group, which is one of Southern Africa's leading out of home and transit media and marketing companies..
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 at Cellfind. 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 van den Bergh|
Effective social media monitoring and content generation expert with extensive experience in PR, social media, marketing strategy and outsourced marketing solutions..
|Jacques van Wyk|
COO of Ricoh SA.
Jacqui Maroun is Head of User Experience at NATIVE VML..
Jake has been in the industry for 13 lucky years and has worked across virtually all aspects of the advertising landscape, starting in client service, moving to copy and then art direction..
James Cloete is a Creative Partner at Pangea Ultima. Cloete worked at Sonnenburg Murphy Leo Burnett, Network BBDO, Metropolitan Republic and The Jupiter Drawing Room, before joining DraftFCB as Executive Creative Director in 2009.
James Hurford Professional Speaker Trainer Copywriter Bestselling Author
James has over 25 years of experience working in top London Advertising Agencies. He's been a creative on accounts such as; British Airways, British Telecom, Barclays Wealth, Mercedes Benz and Shell.
James now brings his communication skills to individuals and businesses in South Africa and around the world.
Call: (+27) 074 254 5811
James Maposa is the Account Director for Ipsos South Africa's Loyalty division. James has several years' experience within the market research and strategy consulting sectors.
CEO & co-founder, Promise.
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..
Jana Krige is the lead copywriter at Lima Bean - a Cape Town-based digital agency specialising in brand strategy, content marketing, web design and web development..
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...
Jani Cronje is a Partner, Trade Mark Litigation Department at law firm Adams & Adams.
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 Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..
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.
Social Media Manager at Boomtown.
Jason Ray is the owner and strategist at RADAR which he loves because it means he gets to be part of the front-line in their client's quest to be the very best at what they do. In his spare time he loves SA art, adventure travel and designing spaces..
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..
Jed Hewson is a director at 1Stream (Pty) Ltd (www.1stream.co.za), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based contact centre technology in South Africa. He studied at York University and has spent the last 15 years in the IT industry.
Jedd has been in the media industry for 19 years and worked within media agencies and creative agencies like OMD, JWT and Joe Public. He has been lucky enough to work on some fantastic brands like Nissan, Ford, Siemens, Smart Car, Clover, MTN, Absa, Coca Cola and Famous Brands, to name a few..
Jeffery Nemeth was appointed president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA), effective January 1, 2010. In addition to his role as president and CEO of FMCSA, Nemeth was also appointed president and CEO of Ford sub-Saharan Africa, effective October 2013..
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.
Jenna is the owner of bespoke PR agency, Jenna McArthur PR..
Jenny Reid is Managing Director of iFacts..
Jeremy Daniel is the editor of www.memeburn.com, and a firm believer in the transformative power of mobile technology for emerging markets. Jeremy has written across various media platforms for the last 10 years, from television to advertising to print before making the permanent cultural leap into online journalism.
Jeremy Maggs is one of South Africa's most trusted journalists. He cut his teeth during the Apartheid era, working at a variety of independent media organisations.
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 an experienced digital strategist having worked across multiple brands within FMCG, Banking and Parastatal sectors. Jessica has a keen interest in technology and human behaviour and more notably, understanding how the two things influence each other..
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..
Producer at Studio Bolland. Jess is the self appointed mother hen, with 8+ years of industry experience creating, managing and producing.
Jessica Knight is the Senior Executive responsible for the Business Solutions division of UCS Solutions, part of the Business Connexion Group. Prior to her current role she was instrumental in launching 'inthebag.co.za' in 2000, the online shopping business which evolved into the current Woolworths online channel.
Account Executive at Lion's Wing.
Jess is Retail Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Strategic Planning Director at Grey Africa.
BI Consultant at PBT.
CEO at BBC Global News Ltd.
Jimmy Tembo is the co-founder of Birdie Media, a marketing company that focuses on campaign marketing in the Mpumalanga area. At a personal level, he consults for franchises and non-franchise businesses.
|JJ van Niekerk|
National Brand Manager at Forever Friday.
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..
Joanna is MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa (http://ogilvy.co.za/about-us/ogilvy-pr/). She started her career at Microsoft SA before going on to London, where she worked at Schroders Investment Management.
I am a leading reputation strategist with over 15 years' of experience. I have worked with iconic brands from around the world to develop reputation strategies that support business goals..
Johan is an Anthropologist by education, but his career took him on a journey of being a passionate educator and mentor to many students in Business Studies and Visual Arts. He is a certified digital marketer and social media storyteller.
Johan Walters, Digital Marketing Specialist, helps organisations to use data and analytics to track the performance of their online campaigns against their business objectives. Walters has over 14 years of experience in the digital and online market.
Johannesburg-based journalist & editor covering Southern Africa for NewsBizAfrica, the new pan-African business magazine.
Johanna McDowell counsels clients and agencies around expectations in the advertising, marketing process. She is CEO of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS), a division of black-owned marketing services group Mazole Holdings.
John Beale has, for the past year, held the position of Managing Director of MEC Nota Bene, a leading global communications strategy, planning and buying agency. Beale previously headed up strategy at Cerebra, is a recipient of an individual Bookmark Award for Social Media Marketer of the Year for 2012/13, and was an integral part of the team that garnered no less than three Pixel Awards and other accolades for stand-out digital and social media work for Vodacom..
John Bowles is the joint managing director of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB). With a combined newspaper print order of over 3.4 million copies freely distributed/sold across South Africa, and over 1.3 million copies distributed weekly across Southern Africa, NAB enables advertisers to communicate with the critical mass and economically active in Southern Africa..
John French is a communication strategist and communication skills coach with 20 years extensive experience in the communication training industry. John heads up Communication Guru, a communication skills training company operating both nationally and internationally.
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.
Specialties: Leadership Navigator, Trend Curator, Innovationist, Business Strategist, Public Speaker, Inspirator, Mentor.
Professor John Simpson is the director of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing and has headed up all the projects that the Institute has produced since it was established in 1998. He has previously headed up the School of Management Studies at UCT and was the Senior Deputy Dean of the Commerce Faculty for a number of years..
Johnny's role at TowerStone is to define clients' brand promise and find ways of helping leaders engage with employees in such a way that they are committed brand ambassadors..
Jonathan Curran is an author and founder of Promotivate Speakers Agency. He is regarded as an agent of choice by professionals in the speaker industry and an expert on motivational speakers.
Jonathan Deeb is executive creative director, FCB, Johannesburg. Follow @JonathanDeeb on Twitter..
Jonathan joined Added Value UK in 2005 to work on global clients, before moving to head up Added Value France three years later. In 2011 he became Managing Director or Added Value Cheskin in San Francisco..
Co-Founder and CEO of Gorilla Creative Media.
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 the Group Digital Marketing Manager for Adclick Africa. He also offers digital marketing consulting services.
CEO at IAB.
Joy Mali is a certified digital analyst who helps online businesses to perform better on the web with best solutions & advice. Her content is featured on many mainstream sites & blogs..
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 Principa, software, data analytics, and consulting company that helps companies maximise marketing ROI, minimise consumer credit risk and increase operational efficiencies. Originally from the US, Julian moved to SA in 1998 after a 4 year marketing stint at a global software house in Germany.
Juliette Attwell is Head of Marketing & Operations at Recruitgroup. Recruitgroup has won Careerjunction Recruiter of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as Fast Growth Business of the Year at the National Business Awards 2014.
Justine Krige is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
Jyoti Wadhwa is an entrepreneur. She is a web programmer and developer by profession.
As head of client service of Ogilvy Public Relations JHB, Kajsa Claude leads Ogilvy PR's client services teams, where she is responsible for the health of OPR's client relationships and the services the teams provide to all their clients..
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.
Kanchana is a business humanizer, based in SA who enables brands to build purpose strategies for more meaningful business growth. She recently returned from speaking at the Emerge conference at University of Oxford where she and her team shared their experience with some of the world's leading brands to help empower social entrepreneurs and start ups.
Kat is the knowledge director at 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.
Katherine Stuart, Search & Analytics Director at 25AM, has six years of performance media and analytics experience across most client verticals. With her strategic approach to planning and delivering, Stuart specialises in making data digestible to marketing professionals. Before joining 25AM, Stuart worked for a range of leading digital agencies including iProspect South Africa, Purple Cow Communications, Clicks2Customers and Clickego..
Group marketing at Added Value.
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.
Keith Fenner, Senior Vice President Sales for Sage ERP X3 AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa).
Johannesburg blogger with a magazine journalism background..
Owner of theSquad, creative events company..
Kelly Thompson is partner - Trade Marks, at the law firm Adams & Adams, the South African member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance..
Keri-Ann Stanton heads up the PR division at Joe Public, bringing her experience of local and global corporate and consumer brands, across all platforms, to the table. The chosen name for the division is called Engage, with a vision to grow brand belief through authenticity..
Kerry Botha is the CEO of Pleiades Media, a Johannesburg-based strategic media communications consultancy specialising in financial services, technology and the travel sectors..
Account Manager at MANGO-OMC since 2014. Holds a BTech Degree in Public Relations and Communications Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University..
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..
Starting his career as an intern, Kevin has since been with FleishmanHillard for over 20 years, having filled the position of managing director for eight of those years..
Managing Director, Khaliphani Communications.
Kim Andersen, Account CTO at T-Systems South Africa.
With over 18 years' experience as an advertising professional, and with her main focus on FMCG brands, Kim's primary motivation is to provide outstanding shopper marketing services which makes her popular with Grey's clients. Kim has a true passion for FMCG with long standing brand experience and understanding of shopper marketing and activation..
|Kimberley Clare Ogden|
More than 12 years in PR teaches you a thing or two. Along the way, I've learned how to help big businesses maintain reputations, how PR can help small businesses build their profile; and not-for-profits to campaign more effectively....
Quantitative Project Manager at Added Value, having joined late in 2014. Kirsten has a Business Science Degree in Marketing from UCT and has worked in both retail and consumer research.
Kirsty Sharman is the CEO of RetroMedia, an online media buying agency that gives brands the ability to target their paid online content to specific and relevant audiences in order to achieve maximum reach and return on investment.
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..
Krystal Schär has been working as a strategic planner at FCB Cape Town for two years on a number of brands across various categories..
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..
Laiza has 17 years' experience in media and marketing field..
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.
Lauren Durant is Director at Isilumko Activate. She's been with the company since its inception over two decades ago, and has contributed significantly to the evolution of the business to one of the market leaders in the activations space.
Automotive and ICT Editor at Bizcommunity.com.
Experienced marketer and new business professional with over 12 years' experience in the business working with a number of blue chip clients such as Coca Cola, Nintendo, Diageo & 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..
PR Powerhouse is full service public relations consultancy with specialist practice areas in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, public affairs and hospitality..
Managing Director at Foshizi Consumer Insight Agency. Known for publishing the 1st Township Lingo dictionaries in South Africa.
Looks after sales & co-founder of Qorus Software. His team helps businesses around the world understand how simple, yet powerful, the right proposal & RFP management software is.
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..
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.
Leigh-Anne is a brand behaviour specialist who has spent the last 15 years developing brands within some of the biggest organisations across the continent. During this time she has been awarded a number of awards for communication effectiveness, most memorably for the world renowned Trillion Dollar Campaign which was accolade the most awarded campaign in the history of Cannes.
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.
Lerato Tsotetsi is currently an Account Manager at Carat in Johannesburg..
EVP Branding and Sustainable Innovation at Added Value.
Lia Smit's 20 years of experience in the media industry spans across several local and international clients, including her winning work on the Coca-Cola business for six years. In her role as Head of Strategy at SMV Group, Smit and her team are responsible for SMGs global network clients, designing product excellence, integration of tools and driving global best practices.
Having joined the digital advertising industry not so long ago, Lianne is eager to learn and excited to be part of the ever-changing media landscape. While spending most of her working hours booking in campaigns, troubleshooting tagging issues, and compiling and analysing reports to optimise campaigns, she also follows several digital marketing blogs on the web to build upon her knowledge of the business..
|Lidia van Wyk|
My marketing experience spans over ten years. I am hugely motivated by how products and brands today have more impact due to the ubiquitous nature of the internet.
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..
Lionel Moyal is Managing Director at Intervate - a T-Systems business unit in South Africa and the country's foremost provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.intervate.com/Pages/default.aspx..
Lisa 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.
Robertson Edwards was formed in 2011 by Lisa Edwards and Tandi Robertson, bringing together nearly 30 years of combined experience in local and international communications strategy and execution. With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, REPR services across multiple industries and locations..
A journalist and editorial specialist in content development across print, online and radio platforms with a particular passion for entrepreneurship and SMME's..
Lisa Reid joined Truth as Managing Director in July 2014. Prior to Truth, she worked for Virgin Active South Africa as Head of Customer Relationship Management to drive the business towards Customer Centricity.
Lizette Anderson is the Coastal Radio Sales Director at Mediamark.
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 Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.
Luca was appointed deputy managing director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town in 2012 and became MD on 1 November 2013. Since taking over the reins of South Africa's top ad agency, Luca has prioritised a successful drive for new business and finding fresh ways to ensure that the agency stays nimble and responsive to the dynamic digital environment..
Lucinda Boddy is MD of Livewired Public Relations.
EMPIRE Experiential Marketing is a female-driven experiential agency that prides itself on creating unforgettable and flawless experiences that resonate with women of all ages and races..
Lufuno Makungo is a Business Director at MKT Media and he writes in his personal capacity. Email: Lufuno.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke Turnbull is the head of customer and lead analytics at Principa. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1995, during which time he developed his expertise in New Zealand, Great Britain and South Africa.
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.
|Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)|
Madelein van der Watt is Development Manager at Sage Pastel Payroll & HR and a regular commentator in financial and business media, is an expert in areas of employee tax and legislative changes affecting payroll..
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.
Manusha Pillai is currently the General Manager: Communications at Brand South Africa. Manusha holds a degree in Journalism from Rhodes University, a Masters Degree in Diplomacy from the University of Pretoria and a Masters in Business Leadership degree having looked at South Africa's nation branding exercise, execution and lessons learnt as part of her research..
Marc Lax is a senior advertising and marketing professional with significant, results-oriented cross-industry management experience gained with industry-leading brands..
Marc Spriestersbach is a veteran of the South African advertising industry, having started out at Bates Wells in 1982..
Content Manager and Lead Strategist at National Positions.
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.
Creative, focused, goal driven, loyal and a team player with a passion for relationship building through targeted communication and networking - with a knack for organising almost anything under the sun!.
Margie Carr is Managing Director of In Touch Media..
Mariana O'Kelly is arguably one of South Africa's most awarded and respected ECDs..
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 two decades ago. In the past twenty years she has built a solid media relations consultancy, which focuses exclusively on media relations..
|Marilyn Dutlow Munga|
Marilyn Dutlow Munga has been appointed Associate Brand Director at Added Value South Africa, a member of the global marketing consultancy and research firm of the same name..
Digital communications director at Boomtown.
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..
All-round communications practitioner who specialises in public relations and social media..
Sales Training Specialist. Motivational Speaker Extraordinaire.
In a 30-year career, Mark Eardley has assisted business-to-business enterprises to increase sales and margins by applying the key principles of B2B marketing. Based in Johannesburg, he can be found on LinkedIn or contacted on +27 (0)11 646 5183.
Mark Geschke is the CEO and Co-Founder of Xuviate, a digital transformation company focusing on small and medium businesses. With over 21 years of experience as entrepreneur, developer, IT consultant, business leader and visionary his focus has now shifted towards unlocking the true potential of IT in SMEs worldwide.
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..
Markus Davies is chief content officer at Urban Brew Studios. He has been involved in the film and television industry since 1996.
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.
|Marthinus Van Loggerenberg|
Marthinus van Loggerenberg is the Senior Strategic Planner at FCB Cape Town. He obtained an MBA Cum Laude at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and is in the final phase of his PhD on brand strategy.
Slabbert-Capper is an Account Manager at HWB Communications (Pty) Ltd, a communications and crisis management agency based in Cape Town. He has been working in the media and communications industry since 1995..
Martin Walshaw is a senior engineer at F5 Networks and has multiple accreditation from being a CCIE to being a CISSP to being an F5 Certified Professional. His background is in security, but he has also has skills in multiple different areas including unified communications, application acceleration and optimisation..
Outreach Manager at Digital Third Coast.
Matthew is Head of Media at NATIVE VML. He is addicted to everything and anything digital.
Managing Director at Creative Spark Interactive (Pty) Ltd.
Bull founded one of South Africa's premium agencies Lowe Bull, was CEO of London agency Lowe and Global Chief Creative Officer of Lowe Worldwide, then started New York agency, The Bull-White House..
I'm a freelance strategic and creative copywriter specialising in digital content creation..
Behold Mbongeleni Hlomuka. A slinger of words, a super content writer working on his cape.
I am the Head of Strategy & Business Development at Cape Town agency Techsys Digital: http://bit.ly/techsysbizcomm Passionate about digital marketing, my interests are in mobile marketing, social media, online advertising and eCRM!.
Marketing Assistant at Bizcommunity.
Megan has over 30 years' experience in the South African business to business environment. She holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Damelin College and worked in advertising sales and client services within an industrial marketing agency before beginning her entrepreneurial career.
Mehul Rajput is a CEO of Mindinventory, a leading mobile app development company which provide best iOS and Android app development Services all over the world..
Melissa Attree, director: content strategy, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, is a creative digital and marketing consultant who has worked on many major brands, including ABSA, Adidas, Big Blue, MasterCard, Nando's, Nedbank, SAA, SAB, Toyota, Vodacom and Woolworths. Attree began her career as a copy writer, before managing the local strategic transformation of the Kérastase brand for L'Oreal and then providing the social media strategy for 5FM for four years..
Melissa Baird is a multi-faceted communications strategist, workshop facilitator, public speaker and talented wordsmith whose career has spanned traditional advertising, interactive television, digital marketing and book and magazine publishing. Currently Baird is an independent sustainability communications strategist, writer and editor after a five-year tenure heading up strategy at Ogilvyearth..
An innovative, competent and successful Editor and Content Marketer over both print and digital platforms offering comprehensive marketing and sales skills for value-added client interface. Strong communication and organisational skills follow over 20 years in the custom publishing and B2B magazine publishing arena for a wide spectrum of high profile clients over a variety of industries.Able to work independently or manage projects in the role of mentor or team-player under multiple strategies.
Merle O'Brien is Head: Foresight and Innovation Thought Leadership, at Lacuna Radar, a boutique innovation consultancy based in Berlin, Cape Town and London, that helps global brands to sustainably innovate new products, services and business models by combining trends, insight and commercial expertise in one place..
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..
Michael Baretta is Managing Director [dot]GOOD, a marketing consultancy focussed on bridging the gap between the greater good and the bottom line..
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 previous MD of Fuseware (http://www.fuseware.net, @fuseware), a company specializing in social media analytics and research. Fuseware was acquired by Ornico Group in May 2015, where Mike joined the team as a business development manager.
Michele Warbreck is an Account Manager at digital marketing agency, Flume. Michele holds a BBA in Brand Building and Management from Vega (2011-2013) and joined the Flume team in 2014.
Michelle Joubert is Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications at the JSE. With 15 years of experience in the areas of media, Investor Relations and Reputation Management, Michelle's role at the JSE also incorporates heading a team offering related services to companies listed on the exchange..
Mike Abel is chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel, which he launched in South Africa in February 2010. He is the former COO of Ogilvy South Africa and CEO of M&C Saatchi Australia.
Mike Broom has been involved in marketing research for over 40 years, across all spheres. He started Marketing Science in 1992, Infosense (aka Infotools) in 1995 and Panel Services Africa in 2005..
|Mike dos Santos|
Michael graduated with B.A. Honours in Marketing Communication (cum laude) and started his career as a marketing and research assistant before moving into Strategic Planning at Grey Johannesburg.
Mike 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.
Michael is the Group Chief Marketing Officer for InTarget (Previously Integrat), a leading mobile aggregation and solutions company. He has over 23 years' experience in the ICT industry, has worked in multiple mobile network operators across Africa.
An expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage people in a digital world. Mike Saunders is the CEO of DigitLab, an international speaker, and has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for Gordon's Institute of Business (GIBS)..
Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..
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 +021 447 0891 and facebook.com/stretchexp, and follow @stretchmike on Twitter..
Mike Stopforth is a Web 2.0 entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He heads up Cerebra (www.cerebra.co.za) – South Africa’s dedicated social and mobile media company, is a co-founder of blog aggregator Afrigator (www.afrigator.com) and a founder of the 27 Dinner movement (www.27dinner.com).
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..
Mogorosi is part of McCann Johannesburg strategy team and has seven years' experience as strategic planner. His passion lies in finding insights that will unlock a brand's full potential and value. LinkedIn: Mogorosi Mashilo Twitter: @mogorosi28.
|Monica Braganca van der Spuy|
Business 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.
Mosima Selekisho is a Director of Johannesburg-based TALENT AFRICA, a leading executive search and talent management company and an alliance of Korn Ferry, the world's largest executive search business..
.Seasoned sales and marketing professional..
Murray Legg is the Head of Global Strategy at the Influencer platform, Webfluential. Murray holds a Ph.D in biomedical engineering, was included in the global list of Power30under30 in 2013 and Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2014.
Managing Director and Founder at Voiceland An avid reader of literature, biographies & business magazines. A serial jazz collector who has a practical approach to life! www.voiceland.co.za.
|Mxolisi Justice Nzimande|
I have a diploma in Public Relations Management from Durban Institute of Technology. I have also worked for Department of Economic Development 2008 -2010 as a Senior Communication Officer.
I am the Commercial & Channel Manager at The SpaceStation (the Digital Media Sales House representing all 24.com, Media24 Digital Mags & DSTV Online properties), which is owned by NASPERS..
Nafisa Akabor is a freelance journalist and blogger. For more than seven years, Akabor has been an influential voice in consumer and business technology media - across both print and online.
Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher and founder of the Image Supremacy Movement. He is a world recognised authority on global digital trends, image complexities how they impact business performances and create global age skill shifts.
Natalie Bruyns is the general manager at 25AM. She plays an important role in overseeing company operations, building client relationships and providing strategic direction for the business.
I've been in media marketing for (what feels like) ages. I believe that the best-performing companies - in any industry - spend time and money on expert internal communication.
Natasha Wright is a senior associate in Trade Mark Litigation at Adams & Adams..
Boomtown's founder is a classically trained creative, avid entrepreneur, focused strategist and an insatiable ideas person, spearheading it from humble beginnings in 1994 to the award-winning agency it is today..
Neo Mashigo is the co-ECD at O&M JHB..
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
Nicholas Barenblatt is group marketing manager of Protea Hotels, which is part of Marriott International. Protea Hotels has by a wide margin the largest number of branded properties on the African continent and is represented in seven sub-Saharan countries.
Nicholas is the founder and group managing director of brand consultancy Wunderbrand. Having spent the past decade consulting to small and large companies in Africa, the Gulf and Sub Continent, Nicholas has built up a unique perspective and process of dealing with multinational businesses in less than ideal environments. With a passion for building marketing and brand capacity in businesses wanting to raise their game in Africa, he believes that African growth can be driven more aggressively with indigenous brands..
Nick 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 started out in the world of social media growing Africa's largest Online Travel Agency, Travelstart's presence from just around 1500 followers to over 3 million across the globe, a community which was also one of the most highly engaged in the industry. A creative problem solver who values honest marketing, I believe in demystifying what happens on social so that businesses are more clued up as to how they're achieving their goals..
Co-owner and Senior Consultant, Tribeca Public Relations.
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.
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 Shapiro has experience in both the client and agency environments, having worked for Standard Bank in the Global Strategic Marketing team and at Yellowwood as a Senior Brand Strategist..
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.
As Microsoft South Africa's Marketing and Operations Director, Nir Tenzer is responsible for the company's entire corporate and product marketing activities, including leading the product Business Groups, the Go-to-Market activities, the Customer and Partner Experience, all compete initiatives, as well as the company's business operations..
Nivin Xavier is an entrepreneur and marketer from his ninth grade. Failures and success seasoned Digital Marketer exploring the relationship between business, humans, data and technology for refined human experiences.
|Nkem Ndem V|
Nkem Ndem V is a young, dynamic, and brisk freelance writer and online journalist with interests in online writing(web content and blogging), social media, internet marketing, PR, SEO and mobile marketing..
Nkgadimeng holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA), and an Advance Diploma in Brand Innovation from Vega School of Brand Leadership. Prior to him starting Nkgadimeng Brand Communication, he has over eight years work experience in various sectors of business such as: NGO, Financial Institution, Department of Labour, Parastatal, Entertainment and FMCG, Media, including Education and Training..
Nkhensani Moyane is a Senior Client Service Manager at Glasshouse Communication Management and Non-Executive Director of Mazole Holdings. She manages the reputation management for major corporate clients within Glasshouse and has taken on the responsibility for the development of the junior team within the company. Not only do her talents lie in public relations and event management but she is also a linguist speaking six languages over and above her mother-tongue Portuguese..
Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..
Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder and Lead Consultant of Matoyana Business Solutions, a boutique business consulting company located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is targeted at start-ups, small and medium enterprises across 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.
A consummate marketer (www.atomicmarketing.co.za), stoked dad, friend, avid Social Media friend and follower, an innovator, a strategist and proud South African..
|Odette van der Haar|
Odette van der Haar is CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) (www.acasa.co.za), the industry body of the SA advertising and communications sector. She is also a current board member of Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA).
Omar Essack is the group deputy CEO of Kagiso Media..
On Yavin is the founder and CEO of Online Performance, a company specializing in SEO services. He is an expert in search engine optimization (SEO) with years of experience in Web and mobile marketing..
Owen is a writer and multimedia enthusiast who has spent several years writing for publications both online and in print. He's based in Southern California, and is also versed in social media, mobile platforms and work productivity.
Editorial Assistant at Bizcommunity.
|Patrick Bracher & Dale Cridlan|
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice which provides the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. Patrick Bracher is the Director, banking and finance at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.; and Dale Cridlan, is the Director: tax..
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 Scanlon is the managing director of Pernod Ricard South Africa and Namibia..
Paula Raubenheimer is managing director of SouthernX, a recently launched local private ad exchange made up of a coalition of local publishers, intent on creating a media marketplace. SouthernX has partnered with AppNexus and is part of the WPP Group.
Pepe Marais is chief creative officer and senior partner, Joe Public Group, ranked as the largest independent and fastest growing South African advertising group, including a brand design agency (Shift Joe Public), a business activation agency (Ignite Joe Public) and a PR agency (Engage Joe Public) in Johannesburg, as well as offices in Namibia (Cornerstone Joe Public) and Amsterdam (Joe Public Take-Away)..
Pete Case is the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa..
Peter Cowan, Chairman of Unilever South Africa joined the company as Senior Vice President Unilever Philippines in September 2011, as a result of Unilever's acquisition of Alberto Culver..
Peter Davidson is a senior business associate and strives to help different brands and startups to make business decisions and strategies efficiently. He loves to share his views on the latest technologies and applications through his well-researched content pieces..
Peter Drube is the Country Managing Director at Avanade South Africa.
|Peter du Toit|
Peter du Toit is the founder and CEO of Soccer Laduma, the second biggest-selling newspaper in South Africa, and one of the world's top five best-selling football newspapers. Soccer Laduma is also the sixth biggest mobile site in 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 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.
Innovative pioneer in use of automated research for accurate, timeous and cost effective research..
VP Product Marketing, Pace.
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.
Prashant Sengar Founder/Director of Sparx IT Solutions, a globally acknowledged IT consulting company providing the services in the arena of web & mobile app development, Big Data & Business Intelligence Solutions. With the immense support of adroit team Sparx IT Solutions has been serving a huge client base worldwide including Coca Cola, Vodafone, Duracell, HP Invent, BMW, and many more..
Preethi Vagadia is currently a senior business architect with a service operations practice at a well-known IT company in Bangalore..
MD at Yellowfin South Africa.
Quinton Jones is director of Planit Media, SA's newest media agency offering clients "real value in media". He has 20 years' experience in media and communications working in creative agencies, as well as running media agencies and media departments..
CEO of Agilitude.
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..
Ran Neu-Ner is Group co-Chief Executive Officer of The Creative Counsel..
Ravi Bhaya is managing director of The Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG). He recently moved to South Africa from the South East Asia region markets where he spearheaded operations in Indonesia and Vietnam.
Ray is the co-founder and CEO of Qorus Software, a Cape Town-based proposal automation provider. Ray has been in the industry for more than 20 years and regularly travels the world sharing best practice for proposal RFP response creation.
I am a young passionate lady, who believes in her self. I am a go getter and I believe everything is possible as long as you put your mind and soul into it..
Director at Cultivate Communications.
Rebone Masemola is a Social media and strategy Learner at Digital Marketing Agency, Johannesburg. She is 24 years old and has a Masters of arts in Research with a major in anthropology from Wits University.
|Red & Yellow School|
We are an independent business that distils practically applicable knowledge and shares it with an active learning community that crosses geographic, cultural and technological boundaries to produce eager, ambitious minds who drive the industry forward..
A Data Analyst at Mark 1, Riaan graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in Statistics and Economics. He is never discouraged by a daunting task and he carries the same attitude when it comes to his passion - taking down complex Data Sets.
Head of Content at MetropolitanRepublic..
Managing Director / Partner at Rooftop Productions.
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 is now head of digital at The MediaShop, a role that he is well suited for given his passion for all things digital. The big challenge as he sees it, is how to better integrate the digital and traditional media worlds.
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..
Head of Lab42 at Mediamark.
Riona Naidu is the Head of Consulting Services & Marketing at Knowledge Factory where she currently manages the analytics team and is responsible for driving innovative product development. With an inherent passion for accuracy, creativity and innovation, Riona's goal, and that of Knowledge Factory, is to provide information that makes a difference.
The newest member of the Effective Measure South Africa team and a passionate digital industry expert with agency- and client-side background, Rivky is tasked with managing relationships with publishers in the South Africa region..
Having been in the media industry for nine years, I have plenty of experience in every aspect of media, including writing, editing, proofreading, social media, and syndication. I also enjoy a challenge and love to widen my knowledge at every turn..
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.
Rob Mousley is the head of products at Grapevine Interactive, South Africa's leading mobile integrator. The company has been delivering mobile engagement services, solutions and applications to more than 60% of SA's blue chips in the insurance, banking, retail, media and telco sectors for over 14 years..
Rob runs a team of creative directors, strategists, entrepreneurs, and technologists dedicated to building creative ideas through a combination of art and science, which delight people, and deliver business results. Before joining Facebook four years ago, Rob spent his career working at Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever..
Robert Morris is an educator from New York. He is developing a new online course on writing for students.
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..
|Robyn de Villiers|
Robyn de Villiers is Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller: Africa..
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..
Business Unit Manager of The Fort..
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.
Roger Metcalfe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker specialising in environment, alternative energy and medicine. He received the SA National Cancer Association's Award for Enterprising Journalism for televised documentaries (MRI & Breast Cancer).
Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....
With an Honours Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Gerber has managed an array of digital accounts spanning the retail, sports, property and lifestyle sectors..
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.
Roxana Bouwer is the content strategist and worker of words at digital design, development and marketing agency, Cavalry Media..
Senior Account Manager at Tribeca PR - her portfolio includes clients from the Fashion, Manufacturing, B2B, Airline and Agricultural sectors..
Writer and Digital Media and Communications consultant. Director at Massyn Media.
|Rudolph von Abo|
Senior Systems Analyst at Digiata Technology Services.
Russell Jarvis is the Head of Communications at Travelstart - Africa's leading Online Travel Agency with a presence in more than 15 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. He regularly appears in the media as a commentator on the airline industry, issues affecting travel in Africa and travel technology..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
Passionate about building brands and corporate reputations..
Ryan Murphy is a small business owner of Chillibuzz - a digital brand management company that specialise digital public relations. Previously a Public Relations Account Executive at a Cape Town based PR agency, Ryan has PR experience which assists on a daily basis in servicing Chillibuzz clients..
|Sadek Jake Alam|
Sadek Jake Alam is a professional content marketing strategist and a founder and director of Marketing at the content marketing startup MediaMuse. Sadek loves working with emerging tech-enabled startups and helping them craft content strategies that add value to the bottom line.
Saira Chinsamy started her career at FCB Africa, and has been an executive marketing manager having worked over 12 years in different industries across South Africa, with brands such as Edcon, Standard Bank, MWEB and EnviroServ. She has international and national exposure in IT, financial services, retail and entertainment and worked with partners in the USA and well as United Kingdom..
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..
With over 18 years' experience in visual communications, Sam brings a combination of linear and lateral thinking to the table. Her core ability is being able to conceptualise and bring visual elements to life on the page, whether in print or in pixel..
Samantha Page, the former editor of Oprah's O magazine, works as a media consultant, writing for a number of publications and working on projects in the content marketing space. She was with O magazine for 12 years, six of them as editor.
Sam Wright handles sales and content at Webfluential, an international influencer marketing platform.
Sampa Diseko is strategy director, Y&R SA Advertising..
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 El-Khalili is Corporate Communications Manager at TA telecom. She is an independent trainer and consultant in the field of journalism and mass communication.
A blogger, speaker and thought leader, Sarah Britten wrote her PhD thesis on the role of advertising in post-apartheid South African national identity..
Sarah is passionate about the organisational structure of the growing team at WE in Johannesburg and maintaining an open, integrated culture that is geared for long-term success..
Has been in the language and communication business for 15 years. She holds Cum Laude Honours degrees in English Literature and Publishing.
With 18 years of personal experience in the internet communications field, Cundill researches and pioneers communication and technology solutions that have proven potential to change the face of business. Fiercely authentic with a drive - he is passionate about empowering any kind of business with the technology to inspire and cultivate sincerity and relevance through original 'Communication Journeys.'.
Sean functions as the CEO of Ad Dynamo. He began his working career in 1996 at Credit Suisse in London, where he worked in derivatives for a period of 3 years.
Art Director at Boomtown.
A strategic marketing technologist that's excited about the cunning use of digital transformation, resulting in business innovation..
Shane Radfor is a media & entertainment industry leader at IBM..
Business Unit Director at Grey Advertising.
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..
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.
Senior Vice President Telecommunication Solutions for Middle East and Africa at Gemalto.
Shireen Jaftha, Senior Channel Strategist, OMD Fuse..
Sibongile is the Digital Manager at KPMG taking care of KPMG SA's digital footprint and playing an advisory role for KPMG Africa's digital presence. She has over ten years of professional experience in online branding, marketing, web design and digital media strategies and implementation.
Sid Cohn is Principal Consultant and Director at ServiceMIX (Pty) Ltd focusing on Service Strategy since 1997. He is also Part-time Lecturer at the Wits Business School on Service Industry Management where he won the Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2005.
Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry..
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.
Sinal Govender is an Associate and practises as an attorney in the trade mark litigation department. Sinal attained her BA LLB from Rhodes University and is a student member of SAIIPL.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Sipho Hlongwane is a professional communicator and freelance writer based in Cape Town. Follow him on Twitter at @comradesipho..
The usual things expected from a digital agency are spectacular websites, branded social media profiles, some web apps. As Geeks we aim for more.
Sizakele Marutlulle is CEO/Chief Katalyst at Moonchild, an independent cross-cultural brand and communications consultancy; and a board member of Pangea Ultima..
Sona Sales is the Group art director on the Pick n Pay account at John Brown South Africa, a branch of the leading global content marketing agency, John Brown Media..
Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Content Studio..
Stephanie Matterson is Managing Director at KLA. She took over the reins of market research agency KLA, which now forms part of Kagiso Media, in 2004.
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 Digital Strategist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..
I have a keen interest in innovative, digital-lead advertising and digital marketing strategy in general..
Steve Liversedge is the digital director at CubicIce and directs the development of effective online strategies and services for clients in both the B2B and B2C environment. Passionate about online measurability and the need for effective metrics and skills, he believes that without effective web analytics and the experience and skill needed to turn data into actionable intelligence, South African companies are missing out on a significant opportunity to improve business performance..
Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).
CEO of Webfluential.
Stijn Smolders is CEO of Sprout Performance Partners, digital media performance company. The Cape Town based company was founded in 2013, and is an offshoot from customer engagement agency, iKineo.
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.
Stu Stobbs is executive creative director, 1886. Stobbs started in advertising in the 90s after a failed drag queen career.
Stuart abandoned what was beginning to look like a long, quiet career in academia for the frenetic world of tech journalism. Currently heading up the Memeburn team, he likes to run in in his downtime.
Award-winning creative director turned award-winning strategic director, Stuart graduated from Wits University with a degree in Psychology & Law before working in the advertising industry as a copywriter and eventually Creative Director at many of the top agencies in South Africa. He won most of the industry's major creative awards both locally and internationally before making the switch to the Dark Side, strategic planning, in 2003 while Creative Director of Lowe Bull..
|Su-Mari Du Bruyn|
Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development..
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..
Suhaifa Naidoo is the marketing manager for Realmdigital, a top South African e-business strategy and technology partner specialising in web, social and mobile platforms. She holds a BSocSc degree from UCT and a post-graduate from Unisa.
Creative director of Design at at Switch.
Suren Govender is the managing director: Analytics at Accenture South Africa.
Susannah Holz is prime mover at Wordess.com, a marketing and advertising consultancy focussed on producing relevant and original content that improves online visibility..
Susie has worked as a teacher, writer and editor for thirteen years. While in South Korea she taught English conversation and business writing and on her return to South Africa taught creative writing at the American International School in Pretoria.
Tahier Variawa is head of conceptual design for RADAR which is really an excuse to think about everything and anything. RADAR is a before the line, beyond the line, outside the line kind of agency, which is why he likes it..
At my core, I am an Ideas Catalyst and a Brand Activist; seeking to unlock the core of a brand by bringing it to life in the minds of the consumer where it is owned, nurtured and stored. I have worked with a variety of brands, both local and international, allowing me to learn and harvest best practice.
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.
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.
Tamsyn Kiddle, Account Director at Connect Transmedia. She is a communications specialist.
Tanya Eksteen is responsible for aligning Sage International with the latest trends in talent acquisition and helping to recruit the right people to grow the business. She joined the HR team at the Sage VIP, a division of Sage HR & Payroll in 2008, focusing on talent acquisition.
Currently the Marketing Manager for advertising & communications group Joe Public United, across the five different business units. Previous positions include Senior Account Manager for Ogilvy Public Relations World Wide..
Taryn manages content and messaging at Qorus Software, a global provider of bid, sales and marketing solutions. She's always interested in hearing from young writers who might be interested in business technology, as well as from creative b2b freelancers..
Tauriq Moosa contributes to various business and news publications around the world. He is content writer at Cape Town-based digital marketing company Rogerwilco..
Copywriter at R.O.I. Media.
A passionate Business Leader in Marketing, Communications and all things business; from the "idea" to the "go to market moment". Love my family, friends, wildlife, travel , reading and business..
Founder and MD of specialist PR agency, Teresa Settas Communications.
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.
Since 2011, Terry has been with Primedia Outdoor, where she is currently marketing and marketing services executive..
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.
Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..
|Thabang Desmond Mathiane|
Thabang Desmond Mathiane is a public relations practitioner with a lot of experience in public relations and management skills; having worked for companies like Safer South Africa Foundation, and Tshwane Leadership Foundation. He is currently with Toro Global Consulting (Pty) Ltd and also does a lot of freelance work for Bathale.
Thabang Leshilo is a project manager at strategic marketing consultancy Added Value. As a 'next-generation' marketer with fresh and curious eyes looking into the industry, she has a keen interest for brands that are culturally in tune with and able to integrate and immerse themselves into the everyday realities of the consumer..
27 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Environmentalist.
Freelance Features Writer.
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.
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.
Thoriso Kolobe is a passionate communicator. One of her preferred methods of communication is through writing.
Thuli Motaung is currently a Project Director at Added Value South Africa and has over 15 years' experience in social and consumer research.
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 Hill is a Publicist, Brand Manager and Co-owner at Tuned In Publicity (www.tunedinpublicity.co.za), a full service public relations consultancy specialising in building and maintaining positive reputation capital for South African artists and bands. Contact Tim on .
Tim graduated from Cambridge in 1992, was a banker in London for 4 years, before getting involved in the European telecommunications industry in 1996 with LDI. In 1999, he moved to South Africa to set up Storm Telecom.
Tokiso Molefe is an all-round communication professional as a digital strategist, content development manager, media trainer and fitness entrepreneur. She holds a BA degree in Languages: Political Science and Communication and Honours degree in Media Studies: Journalism....
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..
Tony Koenderman has produced an annual review of the ad industry almost every year since 1980, and is an acknowledged thought leader for the industry. He has won numerous awards for his writing and contribution to the ad biz, including lifetime achievement awards from the ad industry, Financial Mail and Advantage magazine..
Business Development at Boomtown.
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.
Tracy Jones is MD of Positive Dialogue Communications, an award-winning Cape Town-based PR and social media consultancy that combines a strategic, creative and opportunistic approach with the setting of measurable objectives that assess, refine and improve on communication results to directly support our client's business objectives..
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 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.
During the course of his career, Tseliso has served on the boards of directors for Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, The Creative Circle and the Loerie Awards. He has also been the recipient of numerous international and local creative awards including Cannes Lions, D&AD and Loeries..
Tyler Greer is head of strategy APAC at Exponential responsible for leading the company's regional sales strategy and ensuring an integrated sales approach across all of Exponential's engagement divisions - Appsnack, Adotube, Firefly Video and Tribal Fusion. He also heads up Exponential's global in-stream video advertising solution, Adotube in Australia and New Zealand..
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..
Varder Hulsbosch is a brand development agency founded in 2001..
Veli Dlamini is Director at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.
Velia Duncan has been in the Direct Marketing and CRM industry for 16 years. Armed with a B.Bus Sc degree from UCT, she started her career in retail at Stuttafords.
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..
Vinod Jethwani is the CEO and Founder of Walnut Solutions. He helps web-based companies with his SEO strategies to grow their revenue.
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 Social 3.0 methodology called DIRECTED ACTIVISM which he then deploys in brands, social change and political election campaigns. Provides INSIGHTS into Social Networks by analysing their structure and the roles of participants and recommends strategy based on that. Professional PUBLIC SPEAKER on the future of Advertising..
Warren Harding is a public speaker, event Emcee and the presenter of BizTakeouts, the marketing and media show on 2oceansvibe radio. Each week Harding chats to the industry leaders and newsmakers from the African and South African marketing, media, digital and advertising industries.
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.
Wayne Naidoo is the founder and managing director of South Africa's newest agency, Duke. He previously served as chief marketing officer at AFB and prior to that was CEO at Lowe & Partners SA.
Wayne Powell is a Strategist at Mortimer Harvey, an independent, omni-channel, results-driven, consulting, marketing and integrated communications company that delivers hard-working strategy, business, advertising and marketing solutions..
Course director at Red & Yellow School.
Chief Marketing Officer at Brand South Africa.
|Wendy Van Schalkwyk|
Wendy believes in increasing the performance of your assets, real time, big time. She's a motivational speaker, business consultant and International Master of Business Administration Student (IMBA) at the Business School Netherlands (BSN)..
|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.
Digital Media and Marketing Entrepreneur since 2006..
William is a founding partner and producer at Arcade, an award-winning division of Egg Films specialising in brand films and music videos, with directors in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Xolisa Dyeshana is the executive creative director at Joe Public.
CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).
Yegs Ramiah joined the Sanlam team at the end of 2012 as chief executive of Sanlam Brand. Ramiah is responsible for Group Brand, corporate affairs, marketing and communications at Sanlam.
Yossi Hasson is the CEO of SYNAQ, leading provider cloud messaging and communication services for South African business..
Marketing consultant at Absa Bank, with a passion for UX, technology, design and the online experience. ..
Zeinab has interviewed leading international figures including the Dalai Lama, President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir, Desmond Tutu and Bill Clinton..
A Communications, Marketing and PR Devotee, A Writer and A Fabric Enthusiast..
Zubair Timol is the Partner and Area Director of India, Middle East & Africa at Meltwater. He joined the company during its startup phase, being trained in Oslo, Norway, under the tutelage of the CEO..