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!.
Alleta Liebenberg is a freelance business writer with a BCompt degree and a background in accounting, risk and education. A constant learner, she gets excited about writing for people and companies who are making a difference in the South African reality.
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
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..
Azure Fey (Janneker) is a Media and Crisis Communications Practitioner with 18 years experience working in corporate South Africa. Former journalist and former Media and Crisis Communications Manager at SAB and AB InBev..
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..
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..
Brian Eagar is the founder and group CEO of TowerStone. From being voted as the naughtiest kid most likely to fail at school, Brian Eagar found success in the information and technology sector as a young sales and marketing executive, culminating in an executive sales and strategy role for one of the Siemens businesses based in Germany.
|Bridget von Holdt|
Bridget von Holdt is the Business Director at BCW Africa. Bridget's experience in public relations spans over 30 years and is a registered APR. A revered name in South African Public Relations and communication circles and a recipient of the PRISM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, Bridget is known for her vision to see beyond the conventional in the communication industry..
Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..
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.
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....
As a reputation specialist at Reputation Matters, Chanell has a passion for communication and strives to achieve excellence in every aspect of her life. Being a mother of twins, she understands that balance is key to achieve success and excellence..
Chirene Campbell is the Managing Director of Owlhurst Communications. Chirene has 19 years in the PR consultancy environment and a great love for media relations and content creation.
Chris is a Research Analyst sustainability specialist with a wealth of knowledge in the green economy, green consumerism and stakeholder perceptions of corporate environmental performance. At Reputation Matters Chris has gained extensive experience with corporate communication and media relations; and manages communication for many of Reputation Matter's clients within the environmental space..
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.
Chumisa Ndlazi is a Marketing and Communications Practitioner working at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Currently, she is responsible for managing all marketing, media and communication activities for the CSIR National Laser Centre.
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..
About Claire Densham Communications Established 1 February 2007, Claire Densham Communications is a niche PR consultancy focused on providing PR and strategy services primarily to the financial services and related industries.With over 20 years' experience, its founder Claire Densham spent 10 of those in the financial services industry where she was Head of Corporate Communications for Nedcor Investment Bank, part of the Nedcor Group..
Craig Hannabus has spent his entire adult life in the technology and marketing industry, exploring both the development and the content creation aspects of it. He is currently a senior digital strategist..
Dale is the sales director at Open Communications, an independent communications solutions provider specialising in integrating best-in-class technologies with real-world situations..
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..
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 Munslow is the owner and founder of MCC Consulting and former director on the International Association of Business Communicators' International Executive Board. He has 16 years' experience in business communication consulting.
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.
Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.
|Dr. Gleb Tsipursky|
CEO at Disaster Avoidance Experts.
Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.
|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.
Gayle Edmunds is the special projects editor at Ads24..
Reamogetse Motsepe, better known as Gee. Gee's career spanned across the scenes of traditional and digital playgrounds of the public relations industry.
Gerhard Hope is the head of content at NGAGE -The Agency for Industry..
Gosi Legoale is the Senior Social Media Community Manager at Retroviral Digital Communications..
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..
|Hayley van der Woude|
Hayley is the Managing Director for Irvine Partners -- a full-service public relations firm with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos and London..
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.
Hlumelo Williams is a copywriter at Demographica..
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.
PR HOD | Cheil Group Account Director on Samsung.
|Jacqueline Boulos Mayer|
Jacqueline Boulos Mayer is the MD at public relations and marketing specialists, Innocomm. Staying ahead of rapidly changing trends in communication to deliver successful campaigns is a key skill of Jacqueline Boulos, the owner of Innocomm SA. Jacqueline has more than 17 years of experience in communication and strategy and has honed her attention to East Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa..
A linguaphile with a passion for people and communications. Currently spearheading the Online Communications Department at The Web Shack, a Sandton based digital agency..
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.
Jeremy is the CEO of Total Exposure, a leading public relations business representing major global and South African businesses for the past 25 years..
Jerome Cohen is the CEO at Off Limit Communications..
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Johan Scheepers is Commvault systems engineering director for MESAT.
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.
John Akinribido is the founder and CEO of CMG Marketing Communications (Pty) Limited (t/a CreativeMagic Group), a Johannesburg based Pan-African fully-integrated strategy and marketing communications agency that has been providing world-class solutions to clients across Africa for over 14 years..
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.
Karena Crerar is the Advisory Practice Lead at Edelman Africa..
Katlego Thulare is a brand consultant at So On Media..
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.
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....
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.
Khuthalani is a communications strategist, voice over artist, freelancer, proof reader, self-proclaimed CANVA-guru..
Kirsty Dugmore is the chief growth officer at SugaSpice..
Lama Abdelbarr heads up Digital Marketing & PR (Middle East & Africa) at Talkwalker..
Lara Magnus is one of the founding members of Orange Ink. Having understood the need to establish a communications company that can demonstrate how companies engage in meaningful conversations with their public(s), she opened Orange Ink, together with Meggan Liebenberg, in June 2003.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Leago is an intermediate - level public relations and communications consultant with over two years' working experience in the media industry. Currently a P.R Account Executive at Glasshouse Communication Management, Leago specialises in media relations, content development, event public relations and support of crisis communications..
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..
Liesl Simpson is the MD at Evolution PR..
Louise Burgers (previously Marsland) is Founder/Content Director: SOURCE Content Marketing Agency. Louise is a Writer, Publisher, Editor, Content Strategist, Content/Media Trainer.
Lunice Johnston founded Lunice Johnston Communications in 2016. She decided to take the plunge and own her own reputation management business after gathering more than 25 years' experience working for various public relations and reputation management agencies.
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..
Maiyo is the founder and managing director of Native Worx, a boutique consultancy that empowers leaders to position transformation as an essential part of an organisation's growth & development through solutions in change management, corporate affairs and building a culture of personal accountability..
I'm a creative and hardworking young woman, focused on growing professionally. I have proven success with implementation of marketing strategies and the creation and execution of event activations, marketing and PR campaigns..
|Marc de la Querra|
Marc de la Querra is a multi-award winning Creative and Business Unit Director at communications agency Clockwork in Johannesburg South Africa. He has lead various teams to create outstanding content for Netflix, Microsoft, E! Entertainment, LG, Microsoft, Comedy Central, Standard Bank and Jagermeister among others..
Senior Social Media Manager at Boomtown.
Journalist at Luxury Public Relations & Concierge.
Mathe Okaba is the CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA). She is a consummate business professional and entrepreneur with over 23 years' experience spanning the advertising, media, sponsorship and events industries.
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.
Minnie-lee Tagwirei is a Public Relations Strategist, Author and Founder of Minnie-lee Media World Pty Ltd a Public Relations Communications company based in Cape Town..
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..
Mvumikazi Tsewu is the Chief Executive of AM Creation and Designs..
|Nalene de Klerk|
If you could put a percentage to your reputation, what would it be? I can help you do exactly that, to take your stakeholder relations to the next level..
I've honed by skills in managing crisis and issues through a combination of many years of strategic communications, research, knowledge and experience as well as the application of international best practice. Hewers also measure reputation risk to mitigate damage and drive reputation.
Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer for M&C Saatchi Abel, was crowned Industry Leader at the 2019 Adfocus awards held on 27 November 2019..
Nicole Capper is the owner of MANGO-OMC, an integrated communications agency based in Cape Town. Energised by the ability to apply her honed strategic skills to very diverse client needs, she likes nothing better than generating and implementing converged communication campaigns.
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..
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.
Courtesy of over 21 years of successful experience in the media, PR and marketing industry, Prinella Pillay is a seasoned PR and Communications specialist. Priding herself in mapping innovative communication programmes and delivering results-driven brand messaging and development, she has effectively contributed to leading blue chip corporates within the FMCG, Retail, Motoring and Finance industries..
With a strong foundation in traditional public relations, Rachel is an entrepreneur excited about the future of communications and advertising, specifically in response to the evolving consumer psyche. Passionate about creative and meaningful campaign work, and preserving the true craft of journalism..
CEO & Founder at Irvine Partners.
Refilwe Monyai, Account Manager at Orange Ink..
|Regine le Roux|
A Reputation-Superhero that goes to the ends of the earth to protect clients' reputations.
Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a BA Communication Studies graduate from the University of Limpopo. As well as certified Brand and Marketing.
|Rob van Dale|
Rob van Dale is the CMT and Digital partner at global management consultancy KEARNEY..
Robert runs the PR training company, www.robertgentle.com. He has some 25 years of experience in financial journalism, public relations and training.
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.
Founder and CEO of Student Village (est 2001), Ronen Aires is a thought leading pioneer of Afrillennials ® and a long time scholar of the generation gap; Ronen has spent over two decades understanding and researching generational behaviour and statistics. His written works and motivational talks have led to transformative shifts within organisations globally and Student Village has created thousands of opportunities between companies and youth..
Co-Founder and Head of Strategy at HaveYouHeard.
Samantha Hogg is the owner and managing director of GinjaNinjaPR..
Sandra is the CEO at Stone Soup PR. Founded in 2002, Stone Soup South Africa is a 100% women-owned and managed, boutique agency, specialising in bespoke Public Relations strategies and plans, communications, reputation management and events.
Sarah Britten is Strategy Director at Brand Factor, and the de facto campaign manager of the ZACP, the Capitalist Party of South Africa. She has worked across various strategic disciplines in advertising for the past 19 years..
I am a qualified communications professional with a career track record in public relations of more than 20 years. During this time I have focused on media and client management.
Sasha Kupritz is a public relations specialist at TenacityPR..
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..
Having worked in communication for 10 years, the industry continues to offer endless learning opportunities, making it one for those who despise boredom and love telling other's success stories..
Head of Client Services at Stratitude.
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'.
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..
Part of a dynamic reputation management team!.
Victor Koaho is the Business Unit Manager on the Old Mutual account for The MediaShop..
|Victor Moreriane, APR|
Victor Moreriane is a communications strategist and an accredited Public Relations Practitioner (APR) with over 20 years experience in broadcast journalism, PR consulting, leadership and strategic communication management. He is working as Chief Director Communications in the public service.
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.
William Smook is a senior consultant at Meropa Communications (www.meropa.co.za) in Cape Town. He's worked as a journalist, internationally syndicated health writer and editor.
Zibusiso Mkhwanazi is the founder and Group CEO of M&N Brands a holding company with diversified investments in leading advertising, media and communication businesses. M&N Brands, owns Avatar JHB, Avatar CPT, Avatar DBN, Avatar Media Agency, Avatar PR, Mela Events, Mela Projects. The group has acquired the The Make Beautiful Agency in their most recent acquisition to form part of their Integrated Advertising Division as well as Zkhiphani.com to form part of M&N Publishing....