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.
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..
I still believe, good research can change business and society, by creating a groundswell of better decisions..
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..
Anele is a partner at the Garrison Group. I was born on 24th January 1965 in Lusaka, Zambia.
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Ann-Mari Höfinger is head of Product Strategy and Research at GetSmarter, a brand of 2U..
|Brandon de Kock|
Brandon de Kock is an award-winning author, photographer, editor, and speaker who is director of storytelling for WhyFive Insights..
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 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..
Brand Repair Workshop CEO Butch Rice co-founded Research Surveys in 1979, which grew to be the largest consumer research company in South Africa in 20 years, employing 200 full-time employees, and 1000 field staff at the time of his exit in 2000, after selling his stake in the company. Research Surveys was acquired by TNS (now Kantar) after his exit..
Candy Dempers has been the Managing Director of MediaHeads 360 since November 2018. Candy has 22 years of experience in the South African media landscape, with 17 of those years being in radio..
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....
Christele Chokossa joined Euromonitor as a research associate in July 2016. She is currently a senior analyst and focuses on researching industries such as Travel & Tourism, Retailing, Consumer Foodservice, Digital Consumers and Consumer Finance in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
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..
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.
|Dr Marius Wait|
Marius Wait lectures in Personal Selling, Sales Management and International Marketing. Dr Wait is the recipient of a service excellence award from the Direct Selling Association of SA for his work on Sales education.
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.
I believe that experiences matter to people and that to create powerful brand experiences, you need to really know what makes people tick, and that means we need to be able to speak to them in real time, all the time..
Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.
Marketing, Media and Technology Expert. A thought leader in content and influencer marketing, media and digital PR..
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....
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..
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.
Driving solutions from Strategy to Results. High Performance Quality Projects Striving for Excellence.
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
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.
Jordan Rittenberry serves as the CEO of Edelman Africa. An Edelman veteran with 15 years of service, Rittenberry has held numerous leadership positions at the firm.
Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa..
Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..
Karena Crerar is the Advisory Practice Lead at Edelman Africa..
CEO at BMi Research.
Kirsty Dugmore is the chief growth officer at SugaSpice..
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.
Lara is a brand specialist who has been in the advertising industry for 10+ years. Her key areas of interest are consumer behaviour & psychology and impact thereof on creating brand positioning and strategies that solve business challenges and truly resonate with consumers..
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
|Leandri Janse Van Vuuren|
Leandri Janse Van Vuuren is the MD of Social Media 101..
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 Andrews is currently Content Marketing Manager in the Insights division at Kantar Africa & Middle East (AME). An award-winning left-handed Aquarian wordsmith, she thrives on creating and curating content, while isolating insights to weave together the storytelling of digital dreams.
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..
Lisa Steingold is a marketer, wannabe cyclist and author of Cut the Crap; the Power of Authenticity for Brands..
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..
|Lyndy van den Barselaar|
Lyndy van den Barselaar is the MD of Manpower Group South Africa..
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....
Enthusiastic UCT graduate with a passion for fashion, film and words..
Martin Musasa is an anthropologist at Demographica with a demonstrated history of doing market research in multiple industries focused on business to business marketing. He has experience using quantitative and qualitative research through ethnography to gain human-driven insights that inform business or consumer decision-making processes..
Marylee Townshend is currently the Learning and Development Director at IRI. Marylee has a strong track record with over 24 years of experience in both marketing research and education.
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.
Since 2000, Mike's career has seen him working with agencies in London, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Dublin....
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.
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..
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.
Nkgabiseng is co-founder and CCO of Think Creative Africa. Think is a through-the-line creative agency that combines truly African creativity and data-led insights to generate ideas that solve business problems and impact society..
Paula is the IAB SA CEO, with a 20-year career commencing in brand marketing at Speedo, then marketing at Touchline Media, joining digital agency Gloo in its first year of inception, going on to become MD of the CT office, and then MD of the integrated business, Gloo@Ogilvy post the merger with Ogilvy in 2015..
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.
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.
Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a BA Communication Studies graduate from the University of Limpopo. As well as certified Brand and Marketing.
Roman Magis is the principal director: Video, Advertising and Content at Accenture, Africa..
Samantha is a senior account manager in the Social and Innovation Portfolio at FleishmanHillard and specialises in digital content strategy, client services, paid media, research and analytics, as well as SEO..
Sarah is passionate about the organisational structure of the growing team at WE in Johannesburg and maintaining an open, integrated culture that is geared for long-term success..
|Sarina de Beer|
Sarina de Beer is Managing Director at Ask Afrika. She is steeped in the Ask Afrika tradition of strong academic grounding.
Sean Sullivan is an Associate Media Consultant at The MediaShop..
Setshwano is the insights and marketing services manager at Discovery Inc..
Strini Naicker is the vice president commercial and content distribution at ViacomCBS Networks Africa..
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.
Entrepreneur first. Marketing professional second.
Tony Spong is the managing partner at AAR Group UK (Strategic Partners to the Independent Agency Search & Selection 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..
South African innovator, data scientist and CEO of Canadian machine learning company: Xineoh..
|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.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..