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.
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..
Aggrey Maposa is a Regional Director with TNS Africa Mediterranean and Middle East specialising in digital consulting and shaping the transformation of research approaches to align with modern technological advancements. A respected market researcher, he has worked across several countries in Africa and consulted for clients in various sectors including technology; consumer packaged goods; financial and social services..
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..
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.
Albie Bester is general manager at Pamoja, the Cloud business unit of Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM and a wholesale provider of Cloud services..
Amanda is the founder & CEO of Truth. Amanda's extensive experience in the field of Loyalty & CRM has put Truth at the forefront of loyalty in South Africa.
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..
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.
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.
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 workshops on Thought Leadership.
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.
Channel Director at Phoenix Software.
Arie Vered is Sales Director for Africa at SatLink Communications. Recognised as a pioneer in global satellite communications services, SatLink is among the world's 15 top independent teleports and a leading provider of transmission solutions for Global Content Distribution over Satellite Platforms, Fibre and IP..
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.
After competing his Financial Analysis studies at Stellenbosch University, Bevan joined UCS solutions as a junior consultant. He went on to work at a firm in the mobile payment industry, and slowly started to connect the dots between business, retail and mobile systems and seeing how the three could work seamlessly together..
A professional juggler with an art directing profession in one hand and a love for writing and telling stories. Email: .
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..
|Cari Van Wyk|
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
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..
I'm a professional blogger with more than four years experience. I have written on a wide range of topics including health, finance, technology, real estate, travel and career.
Charles Stretch, is the managing director of SMSPortal. Established in 2002, it has grown to be a large bulk SMS provider sending 100 million SMS a month.
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..
Chizobam is an assertive, passionate, well-rounded 'adman' with TEQUILA - a top Through-The-Line marketing communication agency in Nigeria. She has the unique experience of a strong creative (writing) and account management background, has worked on major accounts that span financial services to FMCGS, telecoms, alcoholic beverages and oil & gas..
Chris is a strategist specialising in new brand development and through-the-line (media neutral) communication campaign work. At Engage Brandcraft, he is tasked with the building and implementation of client's brand-building strategies and concepts as well as the development of their respective brand identities and cultures.
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.
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.
Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa.
|Cobus van Zyl|
Cobus van Zyl is the Chief Operations Officer at Aggrey & Clifford, an independent, East African, brand-building agency. Their client base includes Vodacom Tanzania, Tanzania Breweries, The National Housing Corporation, and Azam TV to name but a few.
Having worked her way through various jobs and gained invaluable experience, Cole Rautenbach decided that she was better suited to being her own boss. Now she takes on numerous writing projects across industry lines.
Conrad Travis David is the Founder and CEO of Hashtag South Africa, a Social Media Agency that specializes in Social Media Management, Consulting and Analytics. Hashtag South Africa was created out of the National Development Plan 2030 of South Africa based on the growing need to expand the awareness of South African products and services to the world.
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.
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..
Cuan Chelin is Founder/CEO at Super-Brands Group. He completed his BCOM Honours (cum laude) and earned a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) qualification in 2004 before enrolling with the internationally acclaimed, Edinburgh Business School's MBA program.
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.
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 Munslow Corporate Communications. He has 12 years' experience in business communications and consulting, and has worked across multiple industries in numerous African countries..
Dan is the founder and creative director of Society, one of the fastest growing social media and content agencies in South Africa (and part of the King James Group). Since moving to Cape Town from London in 2004 he has worked on award winning social media and PR campaigns for the likes of kulula.com, Santam, Johnnie Walker and Steri Stumpie among others.
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.
David Hochner has been CEO of SatLink Communications since 1995, joining SatLink from Scientific Atlanta after running its Israeli branch. He joined in 1989, assisting with the implementation of Israel's cable infrastructure.
Account Manager at Stone Soup - I specialise in PR for the media industry. Stone Soup is of the Iconic Group that publishes The Media Magazine and The Media Online..
Deseré Orrill is a co-founder of the Ole! Media Group and is currently the group CMO as well as managing director of MobiMedia, a mobile engagement company within the group, and HoneyKome, the strategic digital consulting arm of OMG. She is intrigued by the way in which digital communication is redefining the relationship between brand and consumer, and how mobile in particular has become the catalyst for changing the traditional marketing monologue into a conversation..
Desiree Gullan is the Creative Director and founding partner of digital, web PR and social media agency - Gullan&Gullan..
As managing director of Red & Yellow, Diane Charton steers the strategic direction of the business. She strives to empower and educate the SA marketing communications industry through a myriad of traditional and digital educational platforms.
Dina Saffer-Myers is Co-Founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Dina has 12 years successful business and leadership experience in one of the world's top companies, Procter & Gamble.
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..
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.
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.
Strategist at Yellowood Future Architects.
Eran Feinstein is the Founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited and Co-Founder of Online Zanzibar. With over 14 years of leading technology, sales, marketing and operation teams Eran is an authority in the East African e-commerce and payments arena..
|Erik de Jager|
A graduate of Pretoria Film School, Erik has amassed a wealth of television and related production experience, receiving several local and international nominations and awards along the way, including from Vuka's, NNTV and Avantis to nominations at the London International Awards as well as the coveted Cannes Lion's..
|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.
Esther Karuku is the strategy lead at Ten Brands. An integrated marketing agency based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a passion to develop effective communication for brands, both corporate and non-profit.
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.
After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a BComm (and an appreciation for good wine), Ferdie travelled extensively before working in a corporate environment. He then responded to his unquenchable entrepreneurial desire and love of technology by starting an online marketing company from home.
|Francois van Dyk|
Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico, the Brand Intelligence research company. He is part of the management team that has seen Ornico expand across Africa, currently with data resources in 14 countries and employing more than 100 media enthusiasts.
Françoise Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, is a the co-founder of Rubric. She oversees Worldwide Production and is responsible for localisation methodology and human resources.
Gareth Slaven is CEO of Ensight, a marketing automation platform that delivers relevant, personalised communications, on the platforms and devices your audiences prefer. Twitter: @gthinking0.
Gary Lawrence is MD of CA Southern Africa. He is an IT industry veteran, having more than 20 years' experience in creating, building and managing software businesses in the Southern African market.
|Gisèle Wertheim Aymés|
Gisèle Wertheim Aymés has worked in the media industry in South Africa for over two decades. She is a director of a medical company, owner and publishing editor of Longevity Media (www.longevitymag.co.za) and a shareholder in Stuff Group SA, publishers of Stuff (www.Stuff.co.za) - the world's best-selling gadget magazine.
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..
A Consumer Researcher and Brand Strategist with a special focus on the Middle East and Africa. Diverse sector expertise covers: packaged goods, food & beverages, financial services, retail, healthcare, automotive and telecoms.
Gordon 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..
Graham Deneys is the Strategy Director at Carat in Cape Town..
Grant Shippey is the CEO and Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg. Grant has incubated and launched a number of digital initiatives.
Greg Wright heads up Cavalry Media, a digital design, development and marketing agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gregory Gondwe is a Malawian journalist who started writing in 1993. He is also a media consultant assisting several international journalists pursuing assignments in Malawi.
Gwen is the only Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in Botswana, a member of SAFREA and SASJA, a sub-editor for BizCommunity and the author of a book on conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media.
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.
Co-founder and Director of Flickswitch, a technology company in the mobile telecoms space focusing on the management of M2M data SIM cards across various African mobile networks. He is passionate about mobile data and its connectivity means in Africa.
Henk Swanepoel, CEO, MeMe Mobile..
I am an author, a copywriter, and a journalist. That means I author books, produce compelling copy for ad agencies and websites, or write research based journalistic articles.
Hilton Rose is Director of 'Your Brand Agency', a fully integrated brand design and digital communications agency. Contact details: website www.yourbrandagency.co.za | email | Twitter @hiltonrose1 | LinkedIn.
A passion to utilise my experience in advertising, marketing and public relations, to make a positive contribution to the communications industry in South Africa, gets me up in the morning..
Honore Gasa, Customer Insights Director and General Manager Cape Town.
Howard is Head of Marketing and International at wiGroup. He has 15 years' experience in B2B and B2C marketing and operations across a range of industry sectors from ICT (Logica - UK), to publishing and media (News Corporation - Australia) and mobile (wiGroup - South Africa).
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a content creator and editor, currently travelling around Northern Italy. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.
Jaco Cronje [Pr.Eng; B.Sc (Elec & Computer Eng)], is the Operations Director at EES Africa (Pty) Ltd and a registered Professional Engineer (Electrical and Electronic). He has been involved in Project Directorship and Management of amongst others, FIFA World Cup Stadia, urban surveillance projects, ICT system design and implementation projects in the retail and hospitality industry.
James Hurford | International Professional Speaker | 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, American Express, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Shell.
James now brings his vast amount of knowledge and expertise to individuals and businesses around the world.
CEO at CRS Technologies.
Janine Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..
Social Media Manager at Boomtown.
CEO of NATIVE VML.
On a mission to coin the phrase "ambidextrous thinking". Merging sensible ideas with creativity.
|Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais|
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais is Chairman of the Advisory Board at Quantum Global Gruppe. He specialises in property finance, emerging markets, ICT and commodities.
Jenny Reid is Managing Director of iFacts..
Sales Manager at Database 360, a Cape Town-based strategic marketing consultancy specialising in lead generation and database profiling.
Jess is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
BI Consultant at PBT.
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.
Joanne Bushell is currently the vice president for Regus Africa.She joined Regus in October 1998 as a national corporate account manager South Africa and has worked her way up through the ranks..
Johan Walters, a Digital Marketing Specialist, helps organisations to use data and analytics to track the performance of their online campaigns against their business objectives. With over 15 years of experience in the digital and online market, he specialises in helping clients to harness the power of ad serving, tracking, reporting and analysis to enhance their digital campaigns and strategies..
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 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.
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.
Let me help you with all your digital marketing needs. I offer onsite and offsite training as well as 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.
Karen Ashwin is the founder and MD of The Event Production Company (www.theeventcompany.co.za), South Africa's event pioneer. Karen is considered one of the industry's leading personalities and has a track record of 21 years, with The Event Production Company having conceptualised and executed most of South Africa's largest, most significant, high profile and innovative events.
|Karen De Lorenzo|
Karen De Lorenzo is the customer loyalty and engagement consultant at Truth, she helps clients to get closer to understanding their customers, and develops strategies to maximise the relationship. She has over 12 years' experience working in CRM and Direct Marketing, gained across a mix of industries including: publishing, media, mobile, retail, entertainment, and automotive.
|Koliwe Nyoni Majama|
Koliwe (@koliwenyoni) is a media rights activist who works as a Programme Officer for Broadcasting and ICT at the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Zimbabwe. You can reach her on ..
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..
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..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is senior editor of the marketing and media industry 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.
|Lex van Wyk|
Lex van Wyk is CEO of Teraco, sub-Saharan Africa's only vendor neutral data centre..
Liezl Roxin is National Digital Media Strategist & Planner at TriggerIsobar. Email .
Translator, content creator and editor, Linda Botha, has established herself firmly in the language services industry over the last 25 years. Her experience includes corporate and educational content development and publishing, and managing large document projects.
In a world where legitimate email senders are mistaken as spammers sneaking their way into the inbox, some describe Lindani Tshabangu as the "lawyer of the accused". Lindani is Everlytic's Reputation Manager and her zero spam tolerance translates really well into her personality.
Lorrianne Cloete is the owner and founder of the Press Room, a Cape Town based boutique PR and marketing consultancy specialising within fashion and retail, as well as the founder and co-owner of Press Stick, an online content portal for the media industry. Contact her on tel +27(0)83 4482557, email and follow @lorriannecloete on Twitter..
Louise has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa for 20 years. She was Editor of Bizcommunity.com; Editor-in-Chief of AdVantage magazine; edited The New Age newspaper weekly Media & Marketing Page; Editor of Marketing Mix magazine; Editor of Progressive Retailing magazine; and writes on the industry as a specialist columnist, trends commentator and speaker.
Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.
Lulu White is a results-driven African Elections Expert with over 14 years' experience, working with high-profile African organisation. Her sound analytical and strong systems based skills has seen her specialise in; structuring, standardising and streamlining elections processes in order to provide more accurate and productive processes that help organisations realise their goals and achieve credible elections of their representatives..
Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..
Sales Training Specialist. Motivational Speaker Extraordinaire.
Mark Porter of Wholesale Clearance, a bankrupt and surplus stock supplier. A marketing expert, he also has a deep interest in SMEs, business, Ecommerce and travel.
My knowledge and enthusiasm for the digital world enables me to think creatively and challenge briefs. My passion is strategy and showing how digital can open new opportunities for clients.
Mark Tinka is Head of Engineering at Pan-African telecom enabler SEACOM..
Matthew Dawes is the founder of All Amber, organisers of Mobile Web Africa. Launched in 2009, Mobile Web Africa is an annual event that focuses on mobile data, products and services..
Matthew Samuel is an experienced content writer and editor..
Michael Fletcher is sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa, a position he assumed in July 2010. In this role, Michael is responsible for the day to day operations of Ruckus Wireless - focused on identifying and increasing the company's partner footprint across Africa, exploring new business opportunities and driving the company's revenue and customer outreach locally.
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..
Michele McCann is Business Development Manager at NAPAfrica - a neutral Internet eXchange Point (IXP) in Africa, housed within Teraco, the largest provider of resilient, vendor neutral data centre facilities in Africa..
Michelle Caldeira is the managing director of Blue Moon Corporate Communications, specialists in Integrated Employee Engagement. Blue Moon turns 25 in 2014, marking a quarter of a century of loving what we do!.
Mike Saunders is an expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences, and helping business engage people in a digital world. He is the CEO of DigitLab, and has been at the forefront of the digital industry for over five years..
Mike 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 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.
|Monica Braganca van der Spuy|
Business Director at marcusbrewster, and bureau chief for Johannesburg..
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..
Managing Director at Max Creative Concepts. Seasoned sales, marketing and branding professional..
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.
|Nadia Takyiwaa Mensah|
Nadia Takyiwaa Mensah has lived in the UK all her life until four years ago when she moved to Ghana. She's the CEO and Head of Marketing at Sixth Sense Manifesto and has been managing the company for four years now with six board of directors.
Naseem Javed, recognised as a world authority on corporate image and global name identities, is a harsh critic of casual and accidental naming. He is a dynamic speaker on corporate image and branding issues, and is also the author of Naming for Power and Domination, the GTLD Name Game.
Neal Bricker has accumulated a significant amount of experience in the telecoms industry over the course of his career. He is also a writer who crafts useful pieces aimed at empowering enterprises with the information they need to make informed decisions ahead of major tech procurement drives..
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 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.
Nick attended the University of Stellenbosch, graduating with an honours degree in commerce, majoring in financial and investment management. After three years he decided to join XFACTA where today he serves as a strategic planner/new business development manager/copywriter/runner/public relations manager/account manager, and currently as a director of the Brand Council of South Africa (@BrandCouncilSA).
Professor Nicola Kleyn is a member of marketing faculty and deputy dean at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science. She research, consults and teaches in marketing and branding with a focus on corporate branding.
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization) (www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa. Used by some of the world's largest companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations, APO Africa Wire has a potential reach of 600 million.
Nicole Velleman is strategy analyst at Yellowwood Future Architects. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media Production at UCT, and went on to do her Honours degree in Brand Leadership at Vega School of Brand Leadership in 2011.
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.
|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..
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).
Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has long been on the cutting edge of the media, advertising and branding industries. He has an MBA at GIBS and did his thesis on social media when Twitter was barely a twit.
Paul Scanlon is the managing director of Pernod Ricard South Africa and Namibia..
Pete joined Stretch in 2011 after working in experiential marketing in the UK with the likes of Cadburys, Transport For London & Coca Cola. Stretch is a specialist experiential marketing agency developing strategies and concepts for national execution.
Peter Davidson is a business analyst who loves to share entrepreneurship and marketing secrets with the world. Overcoming business challenges is his passion and he aspires to reach at the highest rung of this field..
A sales veteran with over 30 years of experience, Peter Gilbert is MD of HR Chally SA (www.challysa.co.za), an international sales consulting company specialising in talent management and recruitment. He is passionate about sales as a profession and the identification of real sales talent who can really sell! Email him at .
Peter Harvey is the MD of PayGate. Leading through integrity, with more than 26 years in IT and payment processing, Peter is a master when it comes to creating solutions to clients' exact requirements.
Innovative pioneer in use of automated research for accurate, timeous and cost effective research..
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.
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..
Robin Philip is an advocate for service excellence at PayGate. A people-centric leader with a strong financial background and sound understanding of business.
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.
Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....
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.
Samkelisiwe Dlalisa is a PR and social media community manager at MegaVision Media. She is a young professional who is determined to take all of South Africa's business online, one social media platform at a time.
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.
Shane Radfor is a media & entertainment industry leader at IBM..
Senior Vice President Telecommunication Solutions for Middle East and Africa at Gemalto.
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 Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry..
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Kagiso Digital..
Stephen Sandmann is a Senior SEO Specialist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..
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.
|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..
Head of Marketing at DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa..
Sylvain Béletre is associate editor - senior research analyst at Balancing-Act (ICT, telecoms and audiovisual markets in Africa - Media, Consultancy and Research).
Tarryn Pitchers is Joe Public's marketing manager, having previously held the post of senior account manager at Ogilvy Public Relations (Johannesburg). Tarryn brings diverse knowledge to the Joe Public brand having managed FMCG, advertising and technology clients such as KFC South Africa, Ogilvy and Mather South Africa and Altech Autopage Cellular.
Tatenda Chiweshe is the CEO of Media Trace, a specialised outdoor media insights company operating across Africa. Contact Tatenda on +27 (0)74 839 7440 or email him on ..
Multi-disciplinary agency with a passion and proven track record for building legacy African brands for the future. We are Afrophiles offering strategic brand design and architecture, brand content and standout PR activations.
Terry Sutherland is the founder of The RSVP Agency (http://www.rsvpagency.co.za) and has extensive experience in the development of RSVP solutions for clients across industries. Terry started her career in 1979 in the motor industry selling BMW's. In 1981 she joined Lindsay Saker where she won the top sales award for 5 consecutive years..
Managing Director of Rocketseed South Africa.
Thamsanqa D. Malinga is a marketing communications practitioner with industry experience spanning over 10 years in different sectors.
Thomas Oosthuizen is a marketing and brand strategist (www.drthomasbrand.co.za) who focuses on helping clients achieve greater marketing and brand success by spending less, for which he has devised his own methodologies. He has consulted widely to major companies across Africa and the Middle East and holds a doctorate in marketing communications.
Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated freelance copywriter, copy editor and writing trainer who has worked for over 180 clients in South Africa and across the world. She is an EMPOWERDEX-certified EME who hates misplaced apostrophes and dangling modifiers but loves pizza and pina coladas.
Experienced brand and communication strategist at Hatch Strategy, offering consulting services to marketers and agencies. Tim@hatchstrategy.co.za.
Tolu Onile of Ere Playhouse.
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..
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..
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.
Vahid Monadjem is the co-founder and CEO of Nomanini, a South African-based mobile Point of Sale service for facilitating cash transactions in emerging markets. He is passionate about working at the intersection of technology and design in informal markets, where Nomanini's solutions can directly impact people's lives..
|Val Bourdos Nichas|
Owner of VBN Consultants. A respected leader and visionary with solid business experience spanning nearly 30 years.
Velly is the CEO of AdClick Africa,the fastest growing multiplatform and multiscreen advertising network in Africa. We deliver the best engagement for advertisers, maximum revenue for publishers and the best engaging advertising experience for internet users.
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..
|Vijay Sai Pratap|
Vijay Sai Pratap, Director-Business Development and head of the m-governance & Life impacting services unit with OnMobile Global Ltd, has been associated with the Mobile Telecom value-added services industry for over nine years..
Walter 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 is Brand Manager at Everlytic. He's a qualified online marketing specialist with almost five years' experience covering adwords, email, mobile and social marketing.
|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.
Yossi Hasson is the CEO of SYNAQ, leading provider cloud messaging and communication services for South African business..