Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor:; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for and her own 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 Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine.
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Africa Editor -
Present - Cape Town
Founder, Publisher, Editor, Content Curator, Writer, Researcher, Columnist, Thought Leader, Influencer, Speaker, Strategy, Networking, Marketing.


Editor in Chief, Publisher, Journalism and writing, Content curation, Public speaking, Strategy and planning, B2B media, Sub Editing, Leadership skills


Masters in Commerce
Year completed:2008
Education level:Masters
Final year subjects:Strategy & Organisational Dynamics
Institution:University of KwaZulu Natal
Location:Durban, South Africa
National Diploma
Year completed:1987
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:Journalism & Political Science
Institution:Pretoria Technikon
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
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By Louise Marsland 26 Sep 2016

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By Louise Marsland 8 Aug 2016

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Interbrand has released its inaugural 'Interbrand Breakthrough Brands' report to celebrate the "next generation of brands" that will shape the market. Two African brands feature...

By Louise Marsland 5 Aug 2016

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By Louise Marsland 18 Jul 2016

#TRENDING: How creatives can lead us to a circular economy

The creative industries are key to building a circular economy which reduces waste and makes economic sense for brands...

By Louise Marsland 8 Jul 2016

#MobileFocus: Mobile apps have changed communication

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By Louise Marsland 1 Jul 2016

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By Louise Marsland 20 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Five things you need to know about the future of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016

Independent TV audience measurement for Africa

Kantar Media and partners will begin a pilot television audience measurement trial in Nigeria in a few months...

By Louise Marsland 9 Jun 2016

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Elon Musk believes we could be living in a giant computer simulation. Really. And the interwebs just overheated...

By Louise Marsland 6 Jun 2016

[Shopper Marketing] Brand groupies and the death of friction

Latest shopper marketing trends and how retailers and brands need to target shoppers in this digital age, where disruption is transforming the retail landscape...

By Louise Marsland 6 Jun 2016

The future of TV is here

Channels Television, Nigeria, chairman, John Momah talks to about the challenges of standardising audience measurement...

By Louise Marsland 3 Jun 2016

[Shopper Marketing] Menlyn Park raises stakes in retail innovation

Menlyn Park shopping centre in Pretoria is undergoing a R2bn redevelopment, which will include futuristic retail innovations...

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2016

[Shopper Marketing] Customers gravitate to the 'Third Place'

Shopper marketing is being driven by a shopper revolution powered by our digital world. It has led a "seismic change in marketing"...

By Louise Marsland 31 May 2016

#TRENDING: Best new products this year

I think I've discovered my Best New Product of the Year for 2016 already: a cat collar that makes your cat 'talk' back...

By Louise Marsland 23 May 2016

#TRENDING: Will a robot take your job?

The disruption of work - from hiring, to new industries and the new skills required to remain relevant in the future - is going to be massive, says trend guru Dion Chang...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2016

Dear Truworths, this is what mothers really want

A controversial Mother's Day ad has moms defining 'motherhood' for the advertising industry and telling us what they really want...

By Louise Marsland 6 May 2016

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