Hook, Line & Sinker (HLS) is an award winning content agency that helps fellow brands across Africa to find the right hook and deliver the ultimate marketing and communications sinker!.
As the new managing director of the insights division for Middle East and Africa at Kantar, I'm
big on investing in the future and strongly believe in developing our people to fulfil their own
potential in their work..
Director at Werksmans Attorneys.
Main Practice areas:
Competition Law and Data privacy
Appearances before Competition Commission, Competition Tribunal and Competition
Obtaining approval for mergers and takeovers from the competition authorities
Deputy Commissioner of the South African Competition Commission
Named as a recommended lawyer in Competition by Chambers Global (2017 and 2018).
BCom (University of North West)
LLB (University of North West)
MBL (UNISA) Received Old Mutual medal.
Ailsa Wingfield is Executive Director: Intelligence for Nielsen Global Markets. She helps companies capture today and tomorrow's prospects by identifying and exploring demand generating trends through strategic foresight, knowledge and thought leadership creation.
With a passion for Africa and Middle East, she established the Africa Prospects Indicator which determines overall country prospects and the sources of potential, across economic, business, consumer and retail metrics.
Ajay Lalu is is co-founder and director of Consumption Information Real Time (CIRT) and Q-Hop. Ajay is a Certified IoT Professional, Chartered Accountant and serial entrepreneur who has founded several successful companies including the Black Lite Group.
Co-Founder at Correlate Digital.
Allan Dickson is the independent chairman at redPanda Software. He has more than fifty years of experience in the IT industry and holds qualifications in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Information Resource Management from Harvard Business School.
Dickson is one of the most experienced retail systems people in SA.
Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp. In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship.
Alon Fittinghoff is one of the leading B2B marketing technologists in Africa. Integral to this role is the ability to understand the strategic thinking behind the marketing strategy, and to then identify and employ the right technology (and the nuances of each) to be implemented to achieve the marketing objectives in the most effective way..
Amanda Reekie is founding director of ovatoyou and imagineNATION Alliance, and has spent the large majority of her 31-year career in retail and working with retailers.
The ovatoyou research platform has a panel of 23,000+ respondents in SA and more in Africa.
A seasoned and award winning entrepreneur who is currently the CEO and Founder of the largest and fastest growing parenting platforms in South Africa. Amanda is passionate about empowering parents, leveraging her own parenting journey to educate others and influence purchasing decisions.
My role at Influencer Matchmaker involves working with both brands and influencers to form effective and mutually beneficial partnerships. I have represented many well-known influencers and celebrities and built relationships with countless international brands..
Innovative thinker, Digital extraordinaire, Quick learner and Exceptional executor for media strategies..
Andra Nel is the CSI manager at KFC South Africa, a role she assumed over three years ago..
I provide freelance writing, proofreading and editing services, with main focus on professional services..
I still believe, good research can change business and society, by creating a groundswell of better decisions..
Andrew Bourne is Zoho's regional manager for the Africa region and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and has spent the last five years focusing on the implementation and testing of various business technologies.
Andrew Dawson is the Managing Director of MACmobile..
Andrew Rogers is CEO at Indalo Hotels & Leisure Management..
Having started his first business venture as a varsity student, Andrew Weinberg is now a seasoned entrepreneur whose customer engagement and incentives solutions business, Retail Engage, is changing the game for the South African second-tier retail base. The Entrepreneur of the Year competition (sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners) named Andrew Weinberg as this year's overall competition winner..
Associate Director at Kantar Consulting.
The marketing and media industry is no stranger to Angelika who has two decades of experience in brand and agency management. Angelika has a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from the Institute of Management (IMM) and is an accredited facilitator, mediator and negotiator through AFSA (Arbitration Facilitation South Africa)
Her strengths include managing all media agency types related to all commercial and process-based issues, with a special focus on contract negotiation, performance management and good governance..
Ann-Mari Höfinger is head of Product Strategy and Research at GetSmarter, a brand of 2U..
Antonio Petra is GE of Strategy & Innovation at FCB Joburg, he has been in the digital and marketing environment for over 25 years, and is a specialist in strategy, marketing, analytics, and measurement. He is recognized as an industry expert both locally and internationally in this field..
Ashleigh is a Digital Communications Associate at Consulum, a government advisory firm..
Ashleigh Butterworth is a content marketing specialist at Finch Technologies..
Avsharn Bachoo is CIO at Comair..
Babalwa is an award-winning Social Media & Digital Consultant who consistently leads her clients to create work that meaningfully connects with audiences across the African continent. She's young, and unafraid to make her voice heard from telco to tech to the financial sector she has worked across a number of brands as a content strategist..
Banele Rewo - Media Entrepreneur, Business Author, and Content Creator focusing on youth entrepreneurship, content marketing and youth mental health in the digital era. Founder of We Are Coming For Everything a group media companies and platforms providing content and digital marketing solutions.
For content and all relevant links linktr.ee/Rewo
az.oc.gnihtyreverofgnimoceraew@elenab, Twitter @BaneleRewo.
Living and breathing e-sports for the last 20 years Barry "Anthrax" Louzada has one goal and that is to see e-sports get the true recognition it deserves. Whether it is leading teams to international dominance or shout casting games to panel host.
I studied PR at Boston Media House. In my third year I interned at Viacom as their MTV & MTV Base Digital Intern, after which I was promoted to Digital Coordinator for Nickelodeon.
Experienced corporate professional with strong leadership and relationship-building skills, and extensive business experience. Exceptional decision-maker and planner with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Bianca Marie Delport studied Linguistics and English literature before entering the content marketing industry in 2011. In 2014, she joined the National Positions team and has since then established herself as one of the company's leading content specialists.
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner at Thinkerneur, a brand strategy consulting firm and is Advisory Council Member at Vega School of Design | Brand | Business. He is a brand consultant who specialises in but is not limited to, brand, digital and communication strategy..
|Bonga Mpungose Smanga|
Bonga Mpungose is the co-founder and New Business Director of FRESH AF a business to business and business to consumer branded content and content marketing specialist. The business has over 11 years of experience in the field with clients that range from SOEs to blue-chip private sector businesses.
Boni Mchunu has been at the helm of East Coast Radio since 2015 and leads the team at KZN's number one hit music station with inspiration. Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, she is passionate about KwaZulu-Natal and is proud of ECR's standing amongst the people of the province....
Bonnie Ramaila is an international communication consultant. She previously worked in the private and public sector as a communication expert.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency.
Executive Creative Director at Joe Public Cape Town.
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 ran each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town..
Brent Haumann is the Managing Director at Striata, Africa where he leads the African business providing strategy, direction and market-positioning for the region..
Brett Morris is the CEO of Nahana Communications Group.
In 2014 Brett was appointed Group Chief Executive and has since been voted by his peers as most admired agency leader in Johannesburg for five years in a row and three times across South Africa..
Brett Rogers, culture lead at Cape Town advertising agency HaveYouHeard and content curator for In_, a channel of content, which showcases cultural forces that are changing the world. It aims to inform, inspire and entertain the viewer and does so with multimedia posts, including podcasts, videos, google trends, mini Q+A's and more.
In her role as MediaCom South Africa MD, Britta Reid has been responsible for the operations of the agency including executive oversight on buying..
Head of Editorial Services at Red Rabbit Media.
Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..
|Candice Lee Reeves|
Candice Lee Reeves is the playful Senior Digital Copywriter at South Africa's leading digital marketing platform, Everlytic..
Candy Dempers has loved all things media for twenty-three years. A sales and marketing specialist, her first love was radio and bringing brands and platforms together..
|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..
Smith-Allin is the head of PR and communications at Didi e-hailing service. Having been in the communications industry for over 20 years, her passion lies with the understanding of the power of communication..
People Officer at Incubeta Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
Cassie Jaganyi is the Senior Communications Leader for Sub-Sahara Africa at Procter & Gamble. Her passion for brands and people, and telling their stories to the world, has led her on an exciting journey where she champions causes she believes in.
I am a B2B Public Relations Professional, Content Marketer, Communication specialist and writer. As owner and Chief Content Creator of CF Communications I am responsible for the overall strategy and content creation for all clients..
President & CEO at SCOPEN.
Vacchiano graduated from Madrid Complutense University in Economics and Tourism. After participating in several seminars in Business Administration and Management in USA (UCLA and YALE) he started working as a consultant....
I am a results-driven designer who strategically combines creative skills with technical know-how, to develop a presence that brings a brand to life. With the end goal always top-of-mind, I align everything I do to a brand's objective, guaranteeing the memorability and success of its final chapter.
|Chelsea Du Plessis|
Social Media Manager at Vuma.
Having lived in Thailand, South Korea, and the U.K, Chelsey finally returned home to South Africa in 2016 where she now sails the adventurous tides of travel content writing. While she has a special focus on the travel industry, she also creates written content across multiple industries.
Cheryl Reddy is the managing partner and Africa lead at Eclipse Communications. As a highly respected and recognised communications leader in the industry, she
spearheads the Corporate Centre of Excellence business unit, leads new business and strategy for all
clients and runs the agency's Africa Hub..
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO) General Manager Legal Services and Chairperson at the Copyright Coalition of South Africa.
Chris Botha is Group Managing Director, The MediaShop, Johannesburg. Chris started his life in media when he was a student at the University of the Free State.
|Chris de Beer|
|Chris de Beer|
Africa Regional Manager at InfoSource..
Chris Christou Jordan is a multifaceted South African Author and Radio Industry Specialist..
Senior writer and editor at Flow Communications.
Cindy Preller is a lecturer in Corporate Communication at Nelson Mandela University. She writes in her personal capacity..
Cindy-Lee Minnaar is an impactor, communications specialist and the co-founder of Indika Communications..
Claire Denham-Dyson started studying anthropology at the university currently known as Rhodes and then moved to UCT. After finishing her Honours degree she moved back to Johannesburg and through fate or luck she found that Warren Moss (CEO of Demographica) was looking for an anthropologist.
Claudia Smith has an impressive consulting career and her fair share of industry stories to tell. And she does exactly that - tell brand stories, backed by strategy and high-level consulting - all focussed on impact.
Colin Ramparsadh, the owner and CEO of Media Mutation. Colin has spent 30 years in the ad industry, working, among others, at Y&R, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and ZenithOptimedia.
Colleen Harrison is Head of Marketing at PayFast..
Craig is the strategy director at Rogerwilco. His most recent career history, which spans more than 15 years, is dominated by digital - before that he worked in logistics..
Craig Naicker is Group Managing Director at CWDi. For more information or to connect with CWDi, please click here..
|Daan Du Toit|
Daan Du Toit is the co-founder and MD of Mark1, a full service media agency part of the proudly 100% Black-owned Duke Group of companies..
Dale started through-the-line agency Chillibush from a suburban garage in 1998. The agency was ranked a top three South African agency by Finweek and the Financial Mail.
Damon is regional chief creative officer for DDB in New Zealand and Australia. Before that, ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and global ECD of Standard Bank.
Danette Breitenbach is a marketing & media editor at Bizcommunity.com. Previously she freelanced in the marketing and media sector, including for Bizcommunity.
Daniel Dercksen has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. As the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio and a published film and theatre journalist of 40 years, teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting throughout South Africa and internationally the past 22 years.
Online Platforms Specialist at Special Effects Media SA.
An accomplished and seasoned digital marketing specialist with 12 years of entrepreneurial, digital agency and corporate experience ranging from multinationals to bespoke SMEs. With specialities within the consumer and customer experience, relationship management environment and technical experience across multiple CRM suites, his blended digital experience is bedded in digital strategy, campaign planning and business development..
I'm a freelance copywriter who has worked for some of the biggest advertising agencies in the country. I have experience in above and below the line advertising - having won awards, locally and internationally, for both.
Founder of MySociaLife, SA's Premier Digital Life Skills Program in Schools.
Writer, editor, and owner of long-time journalism hub, Mediaweb South Africa..
Deborah is the Chief Strategy Officer for Primedia Broadcasting and was previously Group Head of Data and Analytics for Primedia Group..
Deirdre King is Managing Director of Jacaranda FM. King has extensive experience in marketing, communications, business, and content sectors.
Having worked at the 'Big Three' advertising agencies in SA and proving her creative mettle abroad, Desirée has won multiple local and international awards for her work - including Cannes Lions and Clios. She believes in the importance of craftsmanship - that it's not in the designing, but in the redesigning.
Devon Meerholz is Chief Creative Officer at IMImobile, a global software and solutions group with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Devon's unique approach to creativity is put to good use at IMImobile's Johannesburg office.
Telecoms analyst at DataEQ.
Dono White is the strategic planning director at VMLY&R.
CEO at Salesmindset.
PR & Communications at AFDA /Alumni / Festivals.
Edward matriculated in 1992 after which he performed military service and began his working career in printing by studying electronic origination at the South African Printing College. Edward eventually became an account executive for Oakes and Associates at Investec Bank.
Elizma Nolte is Head of Business Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa. She is passionate about media, technology and Africa - and finding ways to connect the three for positive change.
|Emilie Carver | Red Ribbon Communications|
PR Account Director at Red Ribbon Communications.
Lifestyle Editor and M&M Assistant at Bizcommunity | My first loves are writing, music and video games | Get in contact: email@example.com.
Editor: Marketing & Media.
Senior manager of Digital Operations at Game.
She researches and writes weekly trend observations which delve into the key business and consumer trends that are on their radar. Faeeza combines her background in Actuarial Science and Fashion Design to keep track of a broad spectrum of trends and issues that impact business and society.
Firdous Osman believes the secret in building a successful agency lays in developing and growing its people and bringing diversity into the workplace. Her work experience spans across multi-cultural brands and categories globally, regionally and locally, in both the private and public sectors.
Digital campaign manager at +OneX.
|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.
Gareth Leck completed his B.Com. degree at the University of Cape Town in 1994 and in 1995 he completed a postgraduate in Marketing at AAA School of Advertising..
MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..
|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.
Gayle Edmunds is the special projects editor at Ads24..
CEO of AutoTrader South Africa.
Executive head Content Strategy & 3rd Party Channels at MultiChoice Group.
Chief Executive Officer at Boomtown.
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..
Gordon Hooper is the Managing Director of Bateleur Brand Planning, a market research company he co-founded more than 30 years ago in 1988. He was inspired by the promise of gaining experience in a multitude of different marketplaces and making a difference to companies in their strategic brand journeys..
|Graham Du Plessis|
Experienced digital and marketing professional, with an interest in ecommerce, product development and customer experience. Started in the martch environment before moving into the retail environment at Zando, rising quickly into the management space first as the head of mobile and then heading up the groups marketing initiatives.
Grant Lapping is Managing Director at DataCore Media, which helps organisations to drive better results from their digital marketing investments by unlocking the full potential of campaign performance data. DataCore Media services include digital media strategy, buying and planning across all digital, social media and mobile platforms as well as the implementation and management of the technology organisations need to effectively track and optimise their campaigns..
Lapping joined the +OneX team in May 2021 after the company he founded in 2012, DataCore Media, was acquired by +OneX, a new-age solutions and systems integrator. He manages the digital media and marketing team within +OneX.
Greg Bailie is the Head of Growth & Innovation at the Influencer Division of Nfinity Media..
Greg Chen is the CEO and co-founder of Mobiz. He has a long history in the South African mobile space and is passionate about the role technology can play in engaging the country's people across the spectrum..
Greg Gatherer is an account manager at Liferay Africa..
Greg is Head of Strategic Accounts for Africa at Striata SA. His career in Operations Management within various industrial sectors has given him strong technical and operational experience..
Greg Stewart has been in various media and advertising roles over the last 30 years. He started at The Star in the late 80's and has been in senior management positions at various media and advertising companies including The Independent Group, Prime Media digital, The Citizen as well as running his own media and advertising consultancy for a number of years.
Managing Director and Founder at Bigger Than Me.
Haydn Townsend is the managing director of Accenture Interactive, He's a qualified chartered marketer who has worked across the FMCG and advertising industry, including Ogilvy Johannesburg, where he reached deputy managing director and as chief strategy officer at The Jupiter Drawing Room (TJDR). He was also CEO of sponsorship and activation company Sail Sport & Entertainment..
Heinrich Swanepoel is the business development manager at Payspace.
Helen is a highly regarded business-building strategist, coach and leader. She's worked with blue-chip clients across multiple categories, connecting businesses to their customers across SA, Africa and the Middle East.
I am a passionate marketing and communications solutions architect, with experience spanning more than a decade in the print, out of home and digital strategy sectors. Coming from a traditional media background, I am well-positioned to understand the challenges facing many marketers in a world one digital.
Howard Feldman is one of SA's leading entrepreneurs and Head of Marketing & People at Synthesis. His experience is global and extensive, spanning more than 20 years of working as a businessman, philanthropist and social commentator.
Howard Saunders, aka the Retail Futurist, is a writer and speaker whose job it is to see beyond retail's currently choppy waters.
Howard spent 25 years at some of London's most renowned retail design agencies where he created concepts and strategies for dozens of British high street brands.
Prof Ilse Struweg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing Management at University of Johannesburg (UJ). She is based on the Bunting Road campus where she teaches Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Management and supervises post-graduate students.
Bizcommnity Editor: IT, Automotive, Entrepreneurship.
Imran loves all things technical and has a passion for the world of motoring. He keeps a close eye on the tech industry and has recently become infatuated with the entrepreneurship space in South Africa..
Isla Prentis is a Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop..
|Izak van der Walt|
Head of sponsorship at HaveYouHeard Group.
CEO at M&C Saatchi Abel Gauteng.
|Jacques du Preez|
Jacques du Preez is CEO 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..
Director for sub-Saharan Africa at CM.com.
Creative Strategist at Flow Communications.
As the Joint CEO of VMLY&R South Africa, Jarred leads both the Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. He oversees the inner workings of the agency, managing all departments from a business, HR and operational point of view.
Jason Stewart is the co-founder and MD of HaveYouHeard (www.haveyouheard.co.za), a communications agency immersed in culture to influence it. With 11 years' trading experience and offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London, HaveYouHeard uncovers unique insights to create innovative ideas that influence the audience by bringing the brands it partners with to the centre of culture..
JanDirk (JD) Engelbrecht is a commercial technologist who is passionate about finding creative solutions to problems. His experience in digital product development and commercialisation has allowed him to work with various South African market leaders in media, ecommerce, advertising, data science, and agriculture..
Jenita Ferreira is head of digital at communications agency, 99c.
Jennifer Leppington-Clark is the managing director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa..
Jennifer Stein lives and breathes PR. With over 25 years in the industry she has extensive corporate and consumer PR experience across a number of sectors including automotive, IT, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, property, luxury brands and various services industries.
Jennilee Peremore-Oliver is an award-winning media and communications professional, who started her career in 2009. In 2017 she founded the Communications Agency, Jenniemore (Pty) Ltd.
Jerusha Raath leverages a decade's experience as a journalist and editor in her role as head of Adspace Studio..
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
JG Bezuidenhout, Digital Marketing Aficionado and COO of Bastion & Flowe (https://www.bastionflowe.com), a digital advertising technology company focused on delivering measurable results..
Founder & Director at Novus Group.
Joey Khuvutlu is the managing director at Hellocomputer..
With over 22 years experience in digital marketing and eight years experience in AR, Johan Walters enables brands and agencies to adopt AR into their marketing mix..
Johan is a Digital Marketing Professional & AR Marketing Expert, helping brands on their transformation towards digital marketing maturity..
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) and managing partner for SCOPEN in the UK and South Africa.
Editor: CSI & Sustainability at Bizcommunity..
Futures Strategist John Sanei makes sense of future trends and merges them so individuals and organisations can forge forward with confidence, elevating their leadership vision to exponential heights.
At the intersection of human science, neuroscience, quantum technology, futurism and business strategy, John has a knack for sharing his knowledge and creating meaningful connections. He ignites platforms, connects with crowds and leaves an empowering perspective that lasts long after the lights have switched off..
John Watling leads seven of Accenture's businesses in Africa. These businesses are retail, consumer goods, telco, media, banking, insurance and industrial.
Head of Content & Production at InBroadcasting.
Jonathan Ayache holds a Business Science and Honours in Finance and Economics degree from UCT..
Jonathan Cherry is a professional futurist, seasoned marketer and founder of the boutique futures consultancy Cherryflava Media. Jonathan works with clients to unlock future opportunities by helping them create and implement the right strategies and action plans that are future-fit and maximise the potential of the business.
Jordan Rittenberry serves as the Chairman of Edelman Africa. An Edelman veteran with 15 years of service, Rittenberry has held numerous leadership positions at the firm.
Co-Founder and CEO of Gorilla Creative Media.
Josephine Buys is CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC)..
With over 11 years of experience, Josephine, also known as Jay is inspired by creating brand to consumer connections. Jay has worked as a Brand and Communications Strategist for agencies in Africa like The Jupiter Drawing Room, The Restorative Justice Centre, Joe Public United (SA and Namibia), Mixology, The Hardy Boys, The Digital Brand Agency in Kenya, FireBrands in Malawi and now heads up Janong Digital Agency in South Africa..
Joshua Maraney owns and runs Top Click Media. Top Click Media are Premier Google Partners and are Google Ads and SEO specialists.
Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..
Judith Middleton is the CEO of DUO Marketing and Communications.
Freelance Writer and Editor at Write Skills, Juliet edits for corporates, government entities, authors, publishers, researchers, academics and scholars, and writes articles, textbook content, training manuals and poetry..
Karabo Ledwaba is a Marketing and Media Editor at Bizcommunity and award-winning journalist. Before joining the publication she worked at Sowetan as a content producer and reporter.
Media director and founding partner of Full Circle Media (www.fcm.co.za), part of Aegis Media, Karen Phelan has over 23 years of industry experience and has always focused on the media side, especially her personal love, the research side. In addition to her daily business activities, she is also the Cape Town chair of the Advertising Media Forum.
Karena Crerar is the Advisory Practice Lead at Edelman Africa..
Karl Haechler is the co-market leader and managing director of BCW Africa, an award-winning African public relations network which covers over 50 African countries..
Karyn is the Marketing Manager of Everlytic, a SaaS marketing automation platform. With over 14 years' experience in the digital marketing industry she brings knowledge from both agencies and corporates alike.
CEO at Globex Outreach.
Katja is the Finance and Health Editor at Bizcommunity..
Managing Director at Idea Engineers.
Keegan Weber is a product specialist at BrandsEye.
Putting productions of every shape and size together for over 20 years. Now CEO of TheSquad Creative Events and on a mission! Creating brilliantly planned, well executed and bodacious event experiences.
Kelvin Jonck is the MD of YouKnow Digital. The company helps brands and agencies across Africa to efficiently use marketing technology platforms - spanning social media analytics and insights, social media management and business optimisation - to scale their marketing, customer service and research operations with ease..
Kerry Hayes is a senior account manager at Irvine Partners. She used to be the Editor of Tourism Update, a tourism news publication reporting on tourism-related news across southern and East Africa.
Kevin is a co-founder and director of ByDesign Communications, with over twenty years' experience in corporate communication strategy, media strategy, social media strategy and crisis counselling....
Business Unit Director for Advisory at Edelman Africa.
Khangelani Dziba is a Marketing and Brand Communications enthusiast who has over 7 years of experience in the industry as an Account Director. He enjoys writing about contemporary topics and has contributed significantly to marketing platforms which further saw him being dubbed Bizcommunity's Top 10 Most Read Contributor in 2018 and 2019.
Khanya Sijaji is the executive creative director at 8909 Digital.
Digital transformation and technology director Servest.
A facilitator and leadership development & wellbeing specialist, Lana founded BREATHE, a company on a mission to disrupt traditional wellness and make employee wellbeing a strategic imperative so that workplaces in South Africa can thrive and grow..
Lauren is a psychology graduate and qualified life coach with a passion for words, people and all things digital. Her love affair with all things advertising began in 2015, where she undertook the role of traffic manager in a digital agency.
Managing editor and retail editor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Laurent Marty is the group chief strategic officer at Joe Public United..
Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..
Leigh Andrews AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is former Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality, and of course, gourmet food and drinks! She can be reached on Twitter at @Leigh_Andrews..
Leigh Crymble is a behavioural linguist and language practitioner and founded BreadCrumbs in 2019 - South Africa's first Behavioural Linguistics firm that is rooted in behavioural theory and combines sociolinguistics, psychology and marketing principles to create personalised and persuasive communication..
Leigh Tayler is the strategy director at Joe Public United. During her career of more than 13 years, she's worked in a plethora of categories and has fostered a well-rounded and instinctual approach to strategic thinking that she applies at every level, from big brand concepts to last-mile moments of truth..
Founder at OnlyKind (Pty) Ltd.
Lesley-Ann Rozanski is head of digital at NGAGE, The Agency for Industry..
head of Solution Engineering, Salesforce South Africa.
Lindani Ntsibande is a musician, writer and creative at Music and Innovation..
Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.
Luthando Mkumatela is currently serving as a Councilor of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). He has previously served at the Department of International Affairs of the ANC in Lusaka as the Senior Legal Resource..
Described as a Public Relations (PR) guru by her peers, Madelain Roscher is the Managing Director of PR Worx, a full-service marketing-communications agency, which she established in 2001. With 22 years' in-depth industry experience based on an impressive consulting and corporate career, the firm has achieved remarkable successes under her leadership..
group marketing manager at Eskort.
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..
Mariëtte Frazer is a Lecturer: Marketing & Retail at the Department of Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)..
Account Director at The MediaShop.
Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I have also built and managed award-winning teams and have been lucky enough to work with some of the best people in the industry. I am excited about the future of digital and to continuing my work in this exciting medium..
Paid Media Specialist at ByDesign Communications.
Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse.
Mathew is the Managing Director for Superunion Africa. He has accumulated broad experience in both design and advertising in the US, Central America and EMEA where he built brands across a range of industries including FMCG, Financial Services, Hospitality and Tourism..
Head of SME and FTTH at Seacom.
Matthew Leighton is the Creative Director at OneDayOnly..
I have 16 years' experience in digital marketing, with an MBA somewhere along the way. I spent the last 8 years leading the digital strategy for some of South Africa's largest brands, including Toyota, Lexus, Cell C, South African Tourism, Barclays Africa, Absa and Fanta Global..
strategic planner at Grey.
Managing Director at BrandsEye.
Michael Oelschig is Managing Director at Wunderman Thompson South Africa. A qualified attorney and a strategist by trade, Oelschig has spent 7 years in the Wunderman Thompson Group, initially as head of strategy in the social media specialist agency Cerebra..
Managing Director at Synthesis.
Mike Smollan is Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Smollan..
Head of Marketing - Sub Sahara Africa at HMD Global.
Executive Creative Director at FCB Cape Town.
I have been involved in marketing research for over 40 years, across all spheres. I started Marketing Science in 1992, Infosense (aka Infotools) in 1995 and Panel Services Africa in 2005.
Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..
Miranda Lusiba is the Founding Director of Strangé Consulting - a boutique PR Agency specialising in Communications, Freelance Writing, Media Relations, Reputation Management and Media Training..
Mkhuseli Vangile is the managing director of the DCF, a vibrant PR and marketing agency..
Head of Sales and Innovation at Konica Minolta South Africa.
Mongezi Mtati founded WordStart to help companies generate buzz around their products and services among South African influencers. He is passionate about helping brands to connect the dots from social media, digital data and human interactions outside the web.
Mtati is also digital analyst, a speaker and a contributor on some of South Africa's leading platforms..
Taking the guess work out of marketing. Digital Junkie, Travel addict, bit of a data geek.
Moti Grauman is a digital media strategist at The MediaShop..
Mpume joined the Joe Public team in 2013 as Business Unit Director, spearheading a portfolio that included the development of brand strategy and ATL campaigns for some of South Africa's most iconic brands such as Nedbank, CCI's Brothers for Life, Zazi, British American Tobacco, South African Breweries' corporate brand, Brutal Fruit, Redd's and Castle Milk Stout..
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.
IAB SA Head of Brand Council (Facebook) at IAB SA.
Mzi Deliwe is the Deputy CEO at Provantage Media Group.
Nadia Coetzer is the head of support at PaySpace.
Natalia Rosa is the MD of Big Ambitions, a specialist travel and tourism communications and marketing organisation which helps tourism and travel organisations connect with their members and customers..
Natasha Maharaj is the Marketing Director for Distell. Natasha in her current role has led the Marketing Department of Distell Southern Africa for over 2.5yrs which includes short and long-term marketing and innovation strategy development and execution.
Managing Director - West Africa, Insights division at Kantar.
Afro-Enthusiast. Ambitious for Africa and for Kantar.
With +15 years of analytics, data-driven marketing, and strategic leadership experience, I specialise in creating best-in-class analytics strategy, capabilities, teams, and solutions..
Niamh NicLiam is Head of Business Partnerships at Incubeta. Niamh joined the Incubeta group as Client Service Director in January 2015, and since then she has helped build successful partnerships with many local and global brands..
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 Duminy is a marketing professional with 12 years of experience working in the FMCG/QSR categories. Nic has worked on some of SA's most loved brands, most recently as the Marketing Director Digital & eCommerce for Yum Brands, KFC, and previously as the Marketing Manager for Carling Black Label..
Nicholas is the founder of brand consultancy Wunderbrand..
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 Grubb is the Chief Executive of Radio at Kagiso Media. He is a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur with an extensive radio and digital background.
Nicky Brand is a senior business consultant at Acceleration..
Nicola Cooper is a trend researcher, analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates (NC&A), as well as in-house trend research at 99c advertising and communications agency.
Business Unit Director at Tribeca Public Relations.
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the founder and chairman of APO Group (African Press Organization) (www.apo-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service. More information: www.Pompigne-Mognard.com..
Nicole Shapiro is Director, Consulting Practice at Kantar. She is passionate about unlocking growth and opportunities for brands and businesses.
Nicolet Pienaar is head of Market Insights at GfK South Africa. She is an industry expert in the Technical Consumer Goods and Telecoms market across Africa, and leads the Market Intelligence team in South Africa, turning data into actionable predictive insights for manufacturers, operators and retailers.
Key market players rely on Nicolet's thought leadership, market guidance and analytic skills to help them navigate the uncertainties of the current market situations..
Director at Ebony & Ivory: Advertising & Creative Agency.
Nontokozo Madonsela is the chief marketing officer at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings..
As Retail, Sales and Shopper Director at Kantar, I'm an experienced customer development leader with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods and retail industries across categories and channels, and a speciality in ecommerce.
I'm passionate about campaigns that don't simply create awareness but go on to change consumer behaviour.
Production and Content Assistant at Bizcommunity.
Nunu Ntshingila is the regional director of Facebook Africa..
Obren Msuku founded Msuku Media in 2018. Msuku Media is a 360° public relations, marketing and brand activation agency that specialises in developing communications strategies and execution plans for private businesses and public sector organisations..
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.
Pabi Mogosetsi is Universum Global's Country Manager for South Africa. After 15 years of honing her skills in the branding industry and beyond, in 2021 Pabi Mogosetsi was appointed the new Employer Branding Advisor and Country Manager for Universum South Africa.
Account Manager at DUO Marketing + Communications.
Paul Geary is a Director at One Custom - a nimble and independent Customer Experience & Marketing Intelligence agency. Their mission is to help companies be more connected to their fans and customers, with the goal of creating and fostering long-term, predictable & profitable relationships that delivers business growth.
CEO / Founder at Grey Advertising Africa.
Managing Director at Ebony+Ivory.
|Paul van den Berg|
As the founder and leader of a number of creative, digital, retail and content agencies in both the UK and South Africa, Paul brings a wealth of local understanding and agency expertise to the business. It was this energy and African knowledge that brought him to the attention of Oliver in 2016 encouraging them to step in and make an acquisition of the local agenc.
With over 20 years' experience helping leading organisations overcome various business challenges, Paula understands the challenges that companies face in delivering a consistent brand experience and the impact this has on their bottom line. An analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions, Paula believes that technology plays a major role in solving critical business and branding challenges.
Percy Shangase is the 1st Black person to win the Prestigious Alan Paton Literary Award. He runs a Marketing and Research Consultancy, despite living with a disability - below knee amputation, however he drives and flies wherever is necessary.
Digital Production Lead at OLIVER + MORE.
Head of Marketing, Africa at Meltwater.
Pieter Geyser is the Head of Digital PR & Marketing at Irvine Partners. He has more than a decade of experience as a digital marketing specialist.
CEO and founder of theSALT, (a Nfinity Media company) a micro influencer marketing platform..
Head of market strategy and thought leadership at CX product group, Zoho Corp, He has been with Zoho for 10 years and led worldwide marketing for the customer service and contact centre categories before..
Chief digital officer at Seacom.
|Regine le Roux|
A Reputation-Superhero that goes to the ends of the earth to protect clients' reputations.
Product Strategy Lead at Itech South Africa..
General Manager and Technology Leader at IBM South Africa.
Richard Lord is Media & Operations Director at Meta Media, South Africa's newest media agency, and part of the IPG global network and Nahana Communications Group of specialist agencies. At Meta Media we don't just look at the numbers, we dig deeper, we look for the story behind the story.
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..
Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a marketing and communications professional with experience in account management, social media and digital marketing campaign management, and marketing..
Managing Director at Incubeta Group, Middle East and Africa. Roan joined Incubeta in May 2019 after spending 11 years at WPP's global digital marketing technology and consultancy arm, Acceleration, where he was group business director.
Rob Noble is the Managing Director of online fashion retailer Runway Sale and its new sister store Fixel, which is pioneering the use of AI to create the ultimate sneaker shopping experience..
Robbie Kearns is Senior Regional Vice President, Salesforce Africa, Middle East, Israel and the Mediterranean. He joined Salesforce in 2013 and leads the fast-growing cloud business across commerce, marketing, service and platform.
Robert Grace is a founding partner and the head of strategy at M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town..
Area Vice President, Salesforce - Emerging Markets.
Managing Director at Machine_
Head of IAB Agency Council.
Ron Stefanski is an internet entrepreneur and marketing professor at National Louis University who has a passion for helping people create and market their own online business. You can learn more from him by visiting OneHourProfessor.com.
Ronelle Bester, MD of Red Ribbon Communications, started her career in technology at Dimension Data as marketing manager of the Western Cape. She has a BTech degree in public relations from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has lectured in public relations at both the University of South Africa and Varsity College.
Executive Head at Striata Marketing Solutions.
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity. moc.ytinummoczib@htur.
Ryan Falkenberg is co-founder and CEO of software company Clevva..
Ryan Jamieson currently holds the position of Solutions Lead at Altron Karabina. This role is all about the alignment of technology to the company's strategy which involves thought leadership, leading technical leaders, innovation and R&D, as well as product development.
Ryan McFadyen is Strategic Director at HaveYouHeard and a recognised trendspotter and guru. You can catch him weekly on Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto, or LinkedIn, or Instagram or follow HaveYouHeard's culture and trend resource on Instagram: @thisisin__.
Sabine Lehmann founded the Attractions Africa conference in 2014, the only attractions conference on the African continent. After successfully launching the AAVEA association in 2018, Sabine is now president of the AAVEA board and executive director..
Sam Swaine is a freelance consultant with over 20-year's experience in marketing and PR. She also specialises in social media and digital marketing trends.
Samantha Hogg is the owner and managing director of GinjaNinjaPR..
Dr Sarah Britten has 21 years of experience across various clients and multiple strategic disciplines, including social media and shopper. Her client experience includes Nedbank, Investec, FNB, Bothongo Group, Sanofi, Colgate Palmolive, Aspen, Adcock Ingram, Kraft Heinz, Citroën and Land Rover..
|Sarah Browning-de Villiers|
Chief Content Officer at Narrative / Publicis Machine.
Sarthak Rohal is the vice president of IT services at AlphaCodes..
Sasha Kupritz is a public relations specialist at TenacityPR..
Managing Director at In2IT Technologies South Africa.
Selina Bieber is the regional director for Turkey and MENA at GoDaddy EMEA..
Managing Director at Openfield Marketing.
Shamesh Padayachy is head of design at Eclipse Communications..
Shan Radcliffe is the editor of Bizcommunity HR, Education and Legal..
Shaun Rosen is managing director and founder of MobiClicks..
|Shaun van Rooyen|
Shaun van Rooyen is the strategic accounts and partnerships manager for Infobip Africa..
Shaune Jordaan is the co-founder and chief commercial officer at Hoorah Digital. He is passionate about delivering world class results to brands and building a digital culture that drives change.
Sibusiso Sitole is the co-founder and creative chief executive at The Odd Number..
A seasoned and insightful executive with multisector experience in roles as diverse as senior management, strategic planning and copywriting.
I am a qualified pharmacist (non-practicing); my highest degree is an MBA from the University of Cape Town, and I am in my second year for my PhD in Business Management at UCT.
Sindy Peters (@sindy_hullaba_lou) is a group editor at Bizcommunity.com on the Construction, CSI & Sustainability, and Property portals. She can be reached at moc.ytinummoczib@ydnis..
Siya Metane is the CEO of SlikourOLife, a platform for sharing information on urban culture and music, featuring videos and interviews to give substance to the music and to musicians who may not have access to traditional platforms, and offering a more cohesive and accessible place for their videos than YouTube. As a former member of Skwatta Kamp, perhaps the most successful South African hiphop group ever with cross-over appeal, he knows what content is relevant to the diverse South African audience..
Head of Commercial at Idea Hive.
Sizwe "Scoop" Simelane is the director of content and engagement at Idea Hive.
Stacey Brewer is the co-founder & CEO at SPARK Schools and has a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Brewer is a strong business development professional who holds an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science..
Head of Client Services at Stratitude.
Senior Area Director of Marketing & Communications at Radisson Hotel Group, Middle East & Africa.
Strini Naicker is the vice president commercial and content distribution at ViacomCBS Networks Africa..
Lead Strategist at Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency.
Stuart Sims is the strategy director at Superunion Africa..
Lead content strategist at Irvine Partners.
Stuart is the Chief Strategy Officer at Grey Advertising Africa, a WPP company. He has 20 years of experience at many of the industry's leading agencies and on numerous blue-chip clients - first as Creative Director - Copywriting and, currently, as a strategist.
Styli Charalambous is the co-founder and CEO of Daily Maverick, South Africa's leading independent news, analysis and investigative publisher..
Sue Garret is General Manager for Product and Marketing at Flight Centre Travel Group..
Suhana Gordhan is the Executive Creative Director of the DUKE Group and has over 15 years' experience in the advertising industry..
Sylvia Schutte is the MD of Stratitude, a full-service marketing agency that provides strategic and creative solutions focussed on making an impact on their clients' brands and their bottom lines..
Tammy Tal is an award-winning digital strategist at Flume Digital Marketing & PR. She is passionate about unlocking business and growth opportunities for clients through data-driven strategies and has experience across various verticals having done work for numerous blue-chip companies..
Tara Turkington is the CEO of Flow Communications (www.flowsa.com), one of the country's top communications companies. Follow her on Twitter at @taraturk1..
After 18 years in media and marketing, Taryn Gill began her natural haircare venture The Perfect Hair in 2015, expanding the product line into salons, Edgars and Clicks. Today she works with beauty distributor Sunpac to further grow and scale several haircare brands into retail channels across Southern Africa..
Tasneem Cassim is a digital strategist at Clockwork..
Tecla Ciolfi is founder and manager of music news website Texx and the City has been a part of the music industry in South Africa for the last 10 years in various capacities, namely journalism, radio presenting, event curation and artist management..
Terena Chetty is a Brand and Content Strategist at 1Africa Consulting, a strategic communications
agency working with pan-African and global brands..
Adding more zeros and heroes to brand value.
Brand Turn Around and Brand Positioning specialists.
Thomas Kolster is the author of Goodvertising (Thames & Hudson 2012; (Goodvertising.info; Facebook), founder of the Goodvertising Agency (Goodvertisingagency.com) and the world's first collaborative communication platform dedicated to sustainability: WhereGoodGrows (Wheregoodgrows.com; Facebook). He hails from Copenhagen, Denmark, and has spent some time in South Africa.
I spend 10 hours a day writing - and teaching others to write. I was South Africa's Freelance Copywriter of the Year in 2020 and one of the world's 'Top 50 Female Content Marketers' in 2021..
Tracy Jones is the founder and MD of Positive Dialogue, the full-service Public Relations and Influencer Marketing Agency in the DUKE Group of companies..
Vikash Gajjar is the senior strategist at Razor PR.
CEO at Accenture.
Warren Moss is the founder & CEO of Demographica, a full-service specialist agency focusing on Business to Business (B2B) and niche consumer markets. What makes Demographica unique is the fact that anthropology (the study of human societies and cultures and their development) is at the heart of all of their strategies.
Wayne Bischoff recently rejoined Mediamark as CEO, having previously held the position of sales and marketing director at what was then Radmark and Digitalmark..
William aims to instil true passion about Roche Diagnostic's solutions and products, which filters
through to all aspects of the organisation so that in turn, the organisation can collectively translate
that "contagious" passion through to patients and customers.
It falls to marketing and communications to build strategic imperatives and make them a reality,
both internally and externally, so that the ultimate result is achieved: to bring positive impact to
patients and customers..
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Yael Geffen is the CEO of Sotheby's International Realty South Africa and a member of the board. Geffen has a BA in Communications and Economics and a Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications Strategy..
Born in Ghana, Yaw Dwomoh is the Managing Director of Idea Hive, a specialist Brand Storytelling company based in Johannesburg that enables medium-to-large brands to craft their brand stories in a way that is authentic, connecting with customers in a way that captures their hearts and their purchasing power..
Head of Analytics, Insights and Research at FNB Business.
Digital Media Manager at The MediaShop..
|Zoe van der Vyver|
Zoe van der Vyver from RevelAfrica. Revel Africa is all about creating authentic, innovative, and memorable events.
With a rich history and culture, Zubeida had an impressive repertoire, spanning over many years at industry giants, before starting and then dominating with her own company Valiant. Valiant incorporates multiple levels of marketing including but not limited to consulting, social media, storytelling and full content creation.
Zuko Mdwaba is Area Vice President at Salesforce South Africa..
Consumer Communications and Marketing Excellence Director at Nestlé.