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!.
Adiv Maimon is the Head of Product at Continuon, the social media analytics tool that identifies, and segments, influencers to help brands create real relationships that deliver business benefit. A mechatronic engineer, Adiv has crafted a successful career using technology to create real value for brands and businesses.
Aileen Lamb is the CEO of New Media, the company that owns Eat Out. She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of media - in the UK and South Africa - and was the driving force behind the digitisation and relaunch of successful media brands including Eat Out, VISI and Woolworths TASTE..
Generating revenue from Entertainment Brands. Representing Global Entertainment companies/studios like Warner Bros and Turner Cartoon Network.
Alon is a marketing technologist at Demographica..
Founder of one of the largest baby/parenting platforms in South Africa, Amanda is passionate about empowering parents, leveraging her own parenting journey to educate others and influence purchasing decisions. Amanda is an aggressive brand builder and is passionate about strategically growing brands to increase top and bottom-line results and has combined her communications excellence with FMCG brands..
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..
Andrew Dabbs is a digital media strategist at The MediaShop..
Managing Director at Boomtown.
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..
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..
Angela Madlala joined Ogilvy South Africa as Chief People Officer, in January 2015, with a solid background in integrated talent management. In her 12-year career, she has overseen multiple functional areas, including training and development, recruitment, diversity and organizational effectiveness..
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..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Ann-Mari Höfinger is head of Product Strategy and Research at GetSmarter, a brand of 2U..
Anton has over 18 years' experience in guiding businesses to greater profitability using technology and data, and is passionate about working with partners to realise the innovative potential of their data. Omnisient makes it much faster and very affordable to create data partnerships with other organisations or internal departments, while protecting customer privacy and information security..
Antony Adelaar is the head of product marketing at inQuba..
Armand Mukenge is a digital marketing strategist. He advises companies and brands throughout Africa in digital strategy, content direction, insight analysis, strategic branding, and eCommerce.
Ashleigh started her career at an ICT company where she became head of operations and helped launch the company's EduSmart platform, enabling educational institutions to maximise their productivity through information technology. In 2013 she co-founded Social Places, a digital MarTech company specialising in location-based marketing and reputation management..
Dr Avsharn Bachoo is CTO at PPS, a South African international insurance company. Focused on controlling IT projects in a financial systems environment, he has over 15 years of management experience, leading large technical teams and managing multimillion-dollar budgets..
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..
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.
|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.
Giving brands a social currency is Boniswa's raison d'être. Litha and Khwezi's mom, big sister, daughter, business leader, partner, community builder, coach, social entrepreneur, public speaker, nurturer and activist are some of the adjectives used to describe Pezisa. Pezisa, a committed industry player, sits on various boards; communication industry, NGO's and is the past Chairperson of the Loeries and the ACA Boards....
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency.
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..
As the guardian of New Media's brand, my role is to ensure South Africa's leading content agency is properly represented..
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..
Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..
Bruce Parker-Forsyth is the CEO of WorldSport South Africa..
Candice Goodman is the DMA's Direct Marketer of the Year 2016. She has headed up Education at the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa for the past five years, and was on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA of SA) Advisory Board as Chairman, was the first Certified MMA Mobile Marketer in South Africa and is on the Education Committee of the IAB..
Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.
Catherine is the head of Digital Transformation at Enlight Strategic. She has over 13 years digital experience and specialises in customer experience (CX), digital disruption, platform and digital maturity analyses, research, and cutting though the noise, to find simple, pragmatic solutions to complex challenges..
Celeste Sirin is an employer branding specialist, speaker, facilitator and founder of Employer Branding SA which aims to develop employer banding best practice in South Africa by educating South African leaders. She is a leading authority in positioning and elevating employer brands for companies, offering extensive insight into local, African and international employer branding trends..
CEO at Rogerwilco.
Chiedza Gonyora is a senior anthropologist at Demographica..
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|
Africa Regional Manager at InfoSource..
Chris Doyle is the co-founder and director at Divicii..
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.
UrbanHouse Media's director Cindy Kidger is a seasoned public relations practitioner with the scars to prove it. With a background in journalism, her knowledge and understanding of the SA media industry is invaluable..
Craig Johnston is the marketing manager at Seidor Bluekey and has been in the marketing industry for almost a decade. With vast experience in marketing strategy and campaign execution, he has developed a solid foundation in both traditional and digital marketing..
Craig is blessed with a beautiful wife and two beautiful and intelligent daughters, who by his own admission have their mother's genes. For the past six and a half years, Craig has been the go-to guy for all things Out of Home at The MediaShop, a platform he is very passionate about.
Dale is the sales director at Open Communications, an independent communications solutions provider specialising in integrating best-in-class technologies with real-world situations..
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.
My 4 decades of media and communication experience have aided me to offer in-depth training through AceCube PR to spokespeople, company executives and senior managers so that they are able to recognise and optimise opportunities for digital media interaction..
Marketing Consultant at Rioks B2B Marketing Consultancy.
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 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.
Danilo Acquisto is the CEO of Special Effects Media South Africa, a YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) backed by international partners, which launched in 2017. Special Effects Media is the first commercial Multichannel Network in South Africa, and brings creators, brands, content and audiences together.
Darren Johnston is a copywriter at Stratitude..
Darren Mansour is the Founder and Digital Director of So Interactive, Digital Creative Agency..
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.
David Jenkins is the founding partner at Mickey Llew. He has worked with well-known brands and companies across several industries including financial services, FMCG and retail, mining, IT and more where organic and paid media strategies are crafted, created, launched and managed. In his role he is responsible for managing and driving Mickey Llew's client strategy with internal and external stakeholders..
Founder of MySociaLife, SA's Premier Digital Life Skills Program in Schools. Writer, editor, and owner of long-time journalism hub, Mediaweb South Africa..
Derek runs ACME, South Africa's network for independent publishers and consults to established companies in optimising their digital businesses. He would like to see a healthy media ecosystem where media, brands and advertisers can thrive; where foreign and corporate control of our digital media is limited; where free speech allows us to build the society we believe in; and the introduction of a new ethic that will portray our industry as one of virtue and value..
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.
Devin Ross is a Senior Strategist at Arc (Publicis Groupe Africa), Publicis Groupe's international shopper marketing agency. He has over 6 years of experience in strategy and is passionate about how technology and data intertwine with creative and marketing..
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.
Head of On-Demand content at Kagiso Media, overseeing podcasting for East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM, and Project head of ECR's East Coast Gold digital radio station. Before that, Diane led ECR's video unit, East Coast TV and was Managing News Editor for over a decade..
Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.
Eben has over 20 years retail, pharma & FMCG experience in South Africa. He understands consumer & shopper behaviour patterns, and is an expert in CE.
Head of New Business Development at New Telco SA.
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.
Prior to joining Ogilvy South Africa in April 2018, Elouise Kelly worked at some of the most prominent companies locally and abroad. As a Branding, Communication and Business Strategist, she revamped content for channels, launched brands, handled budgets of up R250 million, led various teams and successfully increased companies bottom-line in accordance with their objectives, including TopTV, MTV Networks Africa (Viacom), MTN Irancell, M-Net and brands within the SABC stable..
Ernst Wittmann is Global Account Director MEA & Country Manager - Southern Africa, at TCL Communications.
Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.
Fagan is a Media Strategist at OMD, SA's largest media agency. She is a creative and driven young talent with a passion for innovative and unique media..
Fareez Jouley is the chief innovation officer at Eclipse Communications..
Microsoft global engagement lead for collaboration. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology. Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..
|Federico de Nardis|
Federico de Nardis is GroupM's sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) CEO..
Federico Dedeau is the Business Development Lead for EMEA at indaHash, a global technology platform that connects more than 589,000 social media influencers with a combined reach of one and a half billion followers to brands around the world. An industry veteran with more than 18 years experience in marketing and advertising and has held positions at some of the leading advertising and media agencies in SA.
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..
business athlete // engagement architect // innovator I am passionate about building brands that make a positive difference to people's lives, while delivering business results through a clear and inspiring strategy. Contact Gareth at www.unleashacademy.co.za or garethmarshall.co.za..
Gayle Edmunds is the special projects editor at Ads24..
Marketing, Media and Technology Expert. A thought leader in content and influencer marketing, media and digital PR..
As the General Manager of ADreach, Genevieve oversees the sales, marketing and operations of one of the largest outdoor media businesses in South Africa. Her broad range of responsibilities stretch from developing new business, managing capex for projects, optimising the use of assets to the developing of people and managing of teams.
Gillian's CV is a mix of marketing, strategy, advertising, and leadership. She obtained a Business Science (Honours) degree in Marketing from UCT, worked in marketing strategy consulting, then headed into the creative world, doing account management and strategy for below and above the line agencies, before becoming co-founder and managing director of Hercules/DMB&B, and then group managing director of Lowe Bull....
Growing up working in my dad's general dealer store in a small town in the rural Eastern Cape, I learned a number of lessons that have been entrenched deeply and formed the foundations of who I am today:.
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..
Digital Content Curator at Joe Public Connect..
|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..
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..
Founded by Gustav Goosen, Open Ocean Consulting affords our clients access to more than 20 years executive management and applied business development experience to help unlock ways to optimise process, enhance marketing, utilise data and the technologies required..
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..
Executive Head: Marketing at Cell C..
Heidi Custers is the Digital Transformation Strategy Leader at Deloitte..
Howard Plaatjes is the CEO of AYO Technology Solutions..
Ian Fuhr is the founder of The Hatch Institute..
Inge Rademeyer is a Senior UX Designer at VMLY&R South Africa. She has been helping companies increase the conversion rates of their products by improving the UX and user journeys for the last 5 years.
Isla Prentis is a Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop..
Jacqueline Raw is a Sales and Marketing Strategist. She is the founder of Ycagel, a Marketing consulting and services firm and SkillX an online skills incubator for entrepreneurs and professionals.
|Jacques du Bruyn|
Jacques Du Bruyn is the Managing Director of Flume, a full-service Digital & PR Marketing Agency based in Johannesburg and Cape Town. He is a UJ and Vega School graduate with an honours degree in Brand Strategy..
Driving solutions from Strategy to Results. High Performance Quality Projects Striving for Excellence.
CEO & co-founder, Promise.
James Tagg is co-founder and co-director of Quicket where he initially worked on the development of the platform and later shifted focus into operations as MD. With a background in web development, he is drawn towards automation and extracting efficiency from day to day operations in and out of the work environment..
Jane Ruinard has extensive experience within the advertising and media sector and management. She has worked in radio, digital, social media, out of home and print magazines for the past 19 years.
As the 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.
Digital Media Strategist at The MediaShop.
Jason Liebenberg is the Business Unit Director (Durban) at Hoorah Digital..
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..
A linguaphile with a passion for people and communications. Currently spearheading the Online Communications Department at The Web Shack, a Sandton based digital agency..
Jennilee Peremore-Oliver is a Communications Consultant, and Owner/CEO or Jenniemore (Pty) Ltd, a Communications Consultancy based in East London, South Africa. She has a Master's Degree in Applied Media, a Bachelor's Degree in Media, Communication, and Culture, and a professional certificate in Management from the Nelson Mandela University Business School.
Director at AccuraCast.
Jessica Barrella is passionate about helping other small businesses and entrepreneurs reach the next level with solid marketing..
Jes Edgson is a freelance writer and editor with roots in the marketing industry. Originally from Cape Town, she's spent the past few months enjoying the fresh air in the tiny town of Darling.
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..
|Jodi Lynn Karpes|
Managing Director at GreenQueen Communications. Enthusiastic, relationship-centric, theatrical..
Joey Khuvutlu is the managing director at Hellocomputer..
Johan Scheepers is Commvault systems engineering director for MESAT.
With over 20 years' experience in digital marketing, Johan Walters specialises in helping brands harness the full potential of the digital solutions..
With over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, Johan Walters specialises in helping brands to harness the potential of digital solutions..
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.
Josephine Buys is CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC)..
Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..
Judith Middleton is the Head of the Advisory Services Division at DUO Marketing + Communications. She founded DUO Marketing + Communications in 2004 and has extensive experience in strategic marketing and business development.
Kalliebree has several years' experience in implementing digital campaigns that align and achieve the key objectives of a brand. Before joining Joe Public Connect as Head of Social, she was the Head of Digital at Meropa Communications.
Kamo Mogashoa is the creative director at Idea Hive..
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.
Kea is a Programmatic Specialist Hoorah Digital. She has a demonstrated history of working in the media and advertising industry.
I have a strong base in marketing and I believe in focused strategies that bring brands to their relevant audiences. Audiences are not broad and undefined as in the past, we are now in the future.
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.
With over 11 years of experience in both the communication and digital realms, Keshia has the learning required to give clients the edge in the highly competitive market of corporate communications. Keshia has worked for global communications agencies such as Ogilvy and GGi, and lists amongst the clients she has represented Engineering counsel of South Africa, SANOFI, Kellogg's, Ford Motors, TGR Attorneys.
Khuthalani is a communications strategist, voice over artist, freelancer, proof reader, self-proclaimed CANVA-guru..
Kim Furman is the marketing manager at Synthesis..
Kim Polley is the managing partner at Instinctif Partners..
Kriya Gangiah is undoubtedly one of South Africa's most diverse media personalities. The vivacious presenter, actress, MC and businesswoman, has come a long way since presenting youth television on Craz-E in 2009.
Kyle has 10 years' experience in events, marketing and social media and brings passion and enthusiasm to all projects he works on, with an array of experience working with people he thrives on tight deadlines and making the impossible possible. With a key focus on social media advertising and customer engagement, he is able to develop, implement and execute digital campaigns that deliver success..
Lara Utian-Preston is a passionately committed communications expert and strategist with a focus on promoting African content and events. Two decades of working across Africa have provided her with insights and experience that she puts to work for the projects she manages.
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.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Executive at Graphic Image Technologies.
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-Anne is a brand behaviour specialist who has spent the last 15 years developing brands within some of the biggest organisations across the continent. During this time she has been awarded a number of awards for communication effectiveness, most memorably for the world renowned Trillion Dollar Campaign which was accolade the most awarded campaign in the history of Cannes.
Lerato Mokhethi is a freelance journalist and creative content consultant with experience working with clients from research and development to international higher education..
Lerato Senne is currently an insights strategist at The MediaShop..
Lesley-Ann Rozanski is head of digital at NGAGE, The Agency for Industry..
Lisa MacLeod is head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group..
Lisa Steingold is a marketer, wannabe cyclist and author of Cut the Crap; the Power of Authenticity for Brands..
Liz McConnell is Head of Sales at Tractor Outdoor - a national OOH media owner that specialises in connecting brands to consumers through its network of traditional and digital inventory, as well as its transit networks and ambient platforms..
|Louisa Douwes Dekker|
Louisa Douwes Dekker is a content specialist at Comoonicate Consulting. She is passionate about the power of content marketing and helping brands use the channel to make digital magic!.
Louise Burgers (previously Marsland) is Founder/Content Director: SOURCE Content Marketing Agency. Louise is a Writer, Publisher, Editor, Content Strategist, Content/Media Trainer.
Luise Allemann is a communications specialist with more than 20 years experience in the media and marketing industries including her time as a newspaper and magazine journalist and editor. She founded MediaInk Communications in 2004 with a primary focus on content generation with a subsequent specialisation in PR & social media and has worked with iconic South African brands such as FNB, MTN and Hollard Insurance and most recently @NielsenAfrica and @Sassda_sa..
Lwazi Piti is a PR ICT and B2B consultant with over four years experience. He started off doing consumer PR and Communication, consulting for a broad spectrum of clients.
Erasmus is Managing Director of the Cape Town-based strategic communications, marketing, project management and public relations consultancy HWB Communications Pty Ltd. It is affiliated to the Public Relations Global Network, an international network of 50 Public Relations firms.
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..
Makgotso Sekete is a Media Strategist at The MediaShop..
CEO at Colony HQ.
Maria Berrios-Carter is a senior copywriter at a Cape Town-based marketing agency. She loves the smell of freshly squeezed ideas in the morning and working with people who have a passion for their craft.
Marian Salzman-known as one of the world's top five trendspotters - has a communications career that has spanned more than three decades, across multiple industries and the globe. She now heads up comms - , owned and paid - at Philip Morris International (PMI) as it embarks on its transformation to a smoke-free landscape....
Senior Social Media Manager at Boomtown.
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..
Mark started his digital career in 1997, navigating the likes of Netscape and Mosaic. Part of a small group of digital entrepreneurs in South Africa, he went on to start his first agency in 1999.
Masego Motsogi is the Managing Director at Grid Worldwide and her experience in the industry spans just over 16 years. She has worked with clients across various industries and has a keen interest in youth and women development and their advancement in the industry.
Matt has a strong media background centred around digital media strategy. At VML South Africa, Matthew looks after the media, social media and data departments ensuring clients' properties, brands and experiences reach engaged audiences with measurable success.
Matt is the CEO of Digital Kungfu - a purpose built lead generation company for technology businesses..
Matthew is the Chief Connections Officer at VMLY&R South Africa. He ensures clients' properties, brands and experiences connect with audiences delivering measurable success..
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..
Maxine Ohayon is the B2B Business Engagement Lead at Demographica..
Melissa Bender is the head of marketing and a senior executive at Messe Frankfurt South Africa, a subsidiary of the third-largest event company in the world. She is an event marketing specialist with experience in the trade and consumer shows in industries such as textiles, automotive and agriculture across sub-Saharan Africa..
Michael Gullan is the Managing Director and founder of Gullan&Gullan Advertising. He has more than two decades experience at creating value for brands on client accounts from food and beverage, to cosmetics, mail order, medical, publishing and financial services.
Michael King is the managing director of Reprise Digital, an IPG Mediabrands company..
I play a dual role at The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town where I drive the existing and new business for the agency, as well as develop brand and communications strategies for our clients such as Burger King SA, Lewis Group, Sasko Bread and Flour, Virgin Group, and KWV Wines..
Michelle Marais is an experienced marketer with R-Squared Digital. She has over twenty years' experience in the marketing and advertising sectors, having made the shift from traditional to digital marketing.
Michelle McGowan is the head of marketing at LG Electronics South Africa..
Michelle is a high-energy go-getter with a passion for life. She is goal orientated and dedicated to building positive business relationships..
|Miguel De Gracia|
Based in Miami, Miguel's focus is on managing client relationships and advising clients on their digital technology requirements and multi-channel marketing strategies to drive business performance. Additionally, Miguel oversees our partner relations with companies such as Salesforce, Google, Adobe and Selligent.
Since 2000, Mike's career has seen him working with agencies in London, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Dublin....
Mike Silver is the founder of Elevator, a brand experience agency now part of the Smollan Group. Mike has been working in the below-the-line and brand experience arena since 2000.
|Mike van Eck|
Mike van Eck is the founder and owner of Digital Khaki. Digital Khaki is a small, ambitious, specialist travel and destination digital marketing agency, providing content and social media marketing services. With over 30 years of experience in the business of media, Mike has been privileged to witness the media landscape evolve from a world dominated by traditional media to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where physical meets digital through world-changing innovation and technology..
Mkhuseli Vangile is the managing director of the DCF, a vibrant PR and marketing agency..
Moliehi has over 18 years' experience in the communications industry, having worked across the spectrum of PR for both public and private sector clients across the continent. She has a mix of skills including strategy development, reputation and crisis management, client service management, media relations and stakeholder management..
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..
Mvumikazi Tsewu is the Chief Executive of AM Creation and Designs..
With a career in data analytics, CRM marketing and customer growth and retention that spans nearly two decades and two continents and multiple industries, Natalie is at the forefront of commercially driven customer strategy and marketing through the intelligent use of data. She is highly skilled at using relevant insights to engage with customers, across multiple channels..
Natascha Torres is the Digital Strategist at DataCore Media, which helps organisations to drive better results from their digital marketing investments by unlocking the full potential of campaign performance data. She has over 14 years of marketing experience working at agencies like FCB, Ogilvy and Publicis Groupe..
Natasha Fourie is the head of marketing intelligence and insights of DCMN South Africa. For more information about the services offered by DCMN's Insights team, please click here or send an email to az.oc.nmcd@tizwoh..
Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer for M&C Saatchi Abel, was crowned Industry Leader at the 2019 Adfocus awards held on 27 November 2019..
Niamh NicLiam, head of business partnerships at Incubeta and IAB agency council member.
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.
Communication and Marketing at Local Government sector.
Nthabiseng Dube is the CEO at New Heights Media..
Nunu Ntshingila is the regional director of Facebook Africa..
|Odette van der Haar|
Odette van der Haar joined Publicis as the MD from 1 September 2019, before which, she was the CEO of JWT Jhb. She was also CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) (www.acasa.co.za), the industry body of the SA advertising and communications sector, and previously headed up Sentech's Advertising, Events and Sponsorships portfolio....
With a proven track record in business management and finance, Oz Desai heads up Flight Centre Travel Group's dynamic Corporate Traveller brand in South Africa. Having worked in a retail travel, management and finance environment within the Flight Centre group, Desai's first-hand experience brings great depth to the role of positioning Corporate Traveller as the preferred provider of travel solutions to corporate South Africa..
Paul Beattie is responsible for the UK and European sales operation within BT's Global media and technology sector where he currently leads a dynamic team of business account directors. Working with an extensive network of highly qualified consultants and partners, this team provides global security, cloud and networking solutions for multi-national customers.
Paul Cook is co-founder and Managing Director of Silvertree Holdings, which builds, invests into and operates disruptive consumer brands, including UCOOK, Faithful to Nature, PriceCheck, Pet Heaven and many more. Paul holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology. Before 2013, he worked as a consultant in McKinsey & Company's Johannesburg and London offices, focused on growth strategy in Africa and the strategic implications of global trends..
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.
Paul McIntyre is a CX Executive at Elingo..
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.
Peter Khoury is the CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg and intends on taking South Africa's most iconic agency to new heights. Khoury has dabbled in the movie business as a creative and marketing consultant on the local film Stone Cold Jane Austen, as well as the DStv series Ayeye....
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.
Media Strategist at The MediaShop..
Over the past 16 years, I have worked across the industry in the different capacities of buying, implementation planning, strategy and most recently account management within media-independent's, in-house agencies and full-service agencies, working across a broad selection of both local and international high profile brands and a mix of new business ventures..
Owner at 5:25 Productions specialising in video production and post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound and original music. Other services include digital conversions, DVD and Blu-Ray authoring..
Quinton Jones is director of TMI Media, TMI is future focused. Media of the future is predictive and data-led.
Rachel Thompson is the Insights Director at GfK South Africa. She has 16 years of experience in market research, working first for Research International and then moving to GfK South Africa in 2009.
Freelance writer for any business or service which reveres gracious grammar, interesting ideas, and superb spelling. A wealth of experience in conceptualising and writing high-impact advertising campaigns across all media, original and effective social media content, and everything in between..
Raymond Smit is head of Paid Search at Reprise Digital South Africa..
Rebone Masemola is the founder of a digital Feminist platform called the WokeProject, she's a Marketer, and writer who advocates for equality and fair representation. She's a TEDx Speaker who currently works as a Digital Marketing Manager for an international TV Network..
Refilwe Maluleke is the Managing Director at Yellowwood..
Riaan graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Statistics and Economics. He is passionate about Programmatic Media and Yield management and has managed teams and drastically improved overall Revenue in some of the Largest Publishing websites in 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 BA Communication Studies graduate from the University of Limpopo. As well as certified Brand and Marketing.
Managing Director at Incubeta MEA.
Rob Stokes is an investor and entrepreneur focused on the technology and education sectors. In his first innings he founded award-winning digital agency, Quirk, in 1999.
|Rob van Dale|
Rob van Dale is the CMT and Digital partner at global management consultancy KEARNEY..
Vision Setter. SEO expert.
Robert runs the PR training company, www.robertgentle.com. He has some 25 years of experience in financial journalism, public relations and training.
Editor at Bizcommunity..
Roman Magis is the principal director: Video, Advertising and Content at Accenture, Africa..
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.
Rosalind Davey is a partner at corporate law firm Bowmans and obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of Natal and was admitted as an attorney in 2002..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. 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.
Co-Founder and Head of Strategy at HaveYouHeard.
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 Fletcher is a Partner and Client Service Director at G&G Digital www.gullanandgullan.com. Ambitious, enthusiastic and versatile, Samantha's strong operational background, relationship skills and drive to succeed inspires her to deliver exceptional work for clients.
Samantha Hogg is the owner and managing director of GinjaNinjaPR..
Operations Director at Merchants South Africa. As the Operations Director for Merchants, Sandra's broad operational expertise combined with an analytical mind enables her to offer unique insights and practical solutions to clients that need to optimise customer service to achieve their goals for growth..
Sashin Pillay is a digital growth consultant at Google Africa..
Managing Director at In2IT Technologies South Africa.
Setshwano is the insights and marketing services manager at Discovery Inc..
Shamesh Padayachy is head of design at Eclipse Communications..
Shaun Rosen is managing director and founder of MobiClicks..
Shaune Jordaan is the CEO of Hoorah, a digital consultancy focused on digital media, people-based marketing, data, CRM, creative and technology..
Sheila Afari, managing director at Sheila Afari Public Relations, is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and has serviced clients in territories such as the UK, New York, Los Angeles, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Africa..
Shereesa is a passionate writer who often delves into the world of social media, online trends and all things photography. She is also a journalism graduate of Rhodes University and can be found frequenting YouTube and Instagram.
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.
As more small companies look to establish their online presence around the world, GoDaddy is expanding its European operations and has appointed Stefano Maruzzi as its Vice President of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa)..
Stephane Rogovsky is the founder and CEO of R-Squared. Stephane grew up in Belgium and lived in Switzerland, from where he travelled every month to Turkey before moving to South Africa in 2014.
Steve Thobela is an executive at Novus Print, a division of the Novus Holdings Group..
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..
Sugeshni Subroyen brings more than 18 years of experience in marketing and communication disruption to her role as head of marketing for the Mint Group of Companies and also serves as a director for Mint Inland..
Sylvia Schutte is the MD of Stratitude..
Founder and proprietor of Pace Digital, Talitha Spykerman has been active in the marketing industry for many years. She was Marketing Manager for 6 leading travel brands in South Africa and Head of Sales & Marketing for Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, where she developed her passion for and cut her teeth on creating successful integrated marketing campaigns..
Tanja is the CEO and co-founder of Enlight Strategic. She has more than a decade's worth of experience as a senior executive in the digital publishing and agency space and is passionate about the role technology can play in transforming businesses..
Tasmin is the COO at Hoorah digital. She is results-driven and one of Africa's brightest talents.
Tasneem Cassim is a digital strategist at Clockwork..
|Terence T Chinyangare|
I'm a technology nomad working as an associate brand manager. I travel around meeting clients and helping them navigate new territories through brand blueprinting and stewardship.
In 2013, Thomas co-founded the Just Perfect digital agency, which provides integrated services to corporates. This gave rise to him, in conjunction with Mitchan Adams and Lyle Eckstein, forming i-Pay (now known as Ozow) at the end of 2014 to reinvent the digital economy market in Africa.
Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated copywriter, writing trainer and speaker who has worked for over 350 clients worldwide over the last 15 years. She hates misplaced apostrophes, old-fashioned business writing and the word 'revert'.
Tinashe is a seasoned journalist who has gained extensive research and writing skills throughout his academic studies and work experience. He has taken a large number of editing roles for individuals and companies, editing company documents, commercial web content, short stories, essays and assignments..
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..
Tshepo is SEO specialist. A voracious learner and marketing enthusiast who enjoys discovering and understanding the things that make people tick..
Tyler Greer is director of global sales strategy at Exponential responsible for leading the company's sales strategy and ensuring an integrated sales approach across the company..
|Tyran De Beer|
Tyran De Beer is a creative, out-of-the-box digital marketer making his mark on the world at Absa, where he looks after the technical aspects of digital change. Over the past six years, Tyran has honed his strategic and analytics skills, working with Traffic Brand, Base2 Digital, Gorilla Creative Media and IPG Mediabrands..
Vaughan Patterson is the head of Commercial and Industrial Print at Ricoh SA..
South African innovator, data scientist and CEO of Canadian machine learning company: Xineoh..
Victor Koaho is the Business Unit Manager on the Old Mutual account for The MediaShop..
Viresh Hargovan is the CEO at Immersion Group. The Immersion Group is a human-centred design practice committed to creating human experiences that change lives and build value.
Vishal is the CTO at In2IT Technologies and is responsible for creating and building up our portfolio of innovative services and solutions with a view to serve customised offerings to each client. He has also used his extensive experience in driving process improvements, collaborating on program design, implementing talent management strategy and workforce planning into driving measurable business outcomes. Tel: 011 054 6900 Email: moc.hcetti2ni@lahsiv.
|Walter van der Merwe|
Walter van der Merwe is the CEO at Fedgroup Life..
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.
Warren Ravinsky is the head of Gumtree Media..
With solid experience in the industry, Wayne Flemming is a business visionary and IMC content creator who describes himself as a "marketing fanatic". His bold thinking is supported by his strong strategy and leadership skills, and he is also a storyteller at heart.
|Willem S Eksteen|
Willem S Eksteen, Chief Executive and founder of Stone, has a passion for business strategy, integrated marketing and communication. He loves the earth and the people of Africa, the continent of his heart and birth.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
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..
Digital Media Manager at The MediaShop..
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 BrandTruth. BrandTruth incorporates multiple levels of marketing including but not limited to consulting, social media, story-telling and full content creation.