I still believe, good research can change business and society, by creating a groundswell of better decisions..
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Arisha Saroop's story is a wonderful one. She joined The MediaShop's Durban team as the office's media receptionist and is now calling the shots as the Business Unit Manager.
Brand Builder at Thinkerneur.
Boni Mchunu has been at the helm of East Coast Radio since 2015 and leads the team at KZN's number one hit music station with inspiration. Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, she is passionate about KwaZulu-Natal and is proud of ECR's standing amongst the people of the province....
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.
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.
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.
Charles Rupare is the CEO of Valora, a Pan African consulting firm focused on shaping brands geared for tomorrow. His position in the universe is at a place where strategy, creativity, commodities, energy, writing, travel and agriculture intersect..
Charles Siboto is a delightful, youngish person. He firmly believes that kindness matters and cannot abide people who are asshats..
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..
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.
Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.
Doug Woolley is the general manager of Dell EMC South Africa..
Emma Longden started Sitting Pretty in 2009. As she became more aware of the horrors of the clothing industry, she rebranded in 2013 to align her ranges with her own values - ethical clothing produced in a manner that is kind to the environment and the people who make the garments.
Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.
Graeme Palmer is a director in the commercial department of Garlicke & Bousfield..
Hugh Tyrrell designs science-based communication campaigns that influence behaviour for environmental good. These combine social psychology, communications, media and marketing with environmental sustainability.
Ian Fuhr is the founder of The Hatch Institute..
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor with a passion for people & their stories (check out Passing Stories). She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.
Editor: IT & Automotive; Editorial Assistant for Entrepreneurship.
|Ingrid von Stein|
Communications strategist and brand relevance revolutionary.
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.
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
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..
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
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..
|Leo Van De Polder|
Leo Van De Polder is the Global Development Director at Shop! Association..
Louise Burgers (previously Marsland) is Founder/Content Director: SOURCE Content Marketing Agency. Louise is a Writer, Publisher, Editor, Content Strategist, Content/Media Trainer.
Marc Lubner is CEO of Afrika Tikkun, a South African non-profit organisation focusing on youth development from cradle to career. He is also founder and executive chairman of the Smile Foundation, which treats children with facial abnormalities.
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..
Melissa Baird is a multi-faceted communications strategist, workshop facilitator, public speaker and talented wordsmith whose career has spanned traditional advertising, interactive television, digital marketing and book and magazine publishing. Currently Baird is an independent sustainability communications strategist, writer and editor after a five-year tenure heading up strategy at Ogilvyearth..
Mike Abel is chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel, which he launched in South Africa in February 2010. He is the former COO of Ogilvy South Africa and CEO of M&C Saatchi Australia.
Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer for M&C Saatchi Abel, was crowned Industry Leader at the 2019 Adfocus awards held on 27 November 2019..
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
Nicky Brand is a senior business consultant at Acceleration..
Head Agribusiness at Standard Bank.
Director at Ebony & Ivory: Advertising & Creative Agency.
Ntombi Malaza is head of brand at TBWA\SA and project manager for Room 13 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..
Editor at Bizcommunity..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. moc.ytinummoczib@htur.
Sameera Munshi is client relationship manager at Tshikululu Social Investments. Munshi began her career in renewable energy in 2011 through implementing solar PV solutions in rural Northern Cape.
Samuel Seeff is chairman of the Seeff Group..
Sharmila Ragunanan is a hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts.
Siyabonga Mbanjwa is the regional managing director of Sener Southern Africa, a global engineering and technology group operating in the power, oil and gas sector..
Businesswoman and media mogul Tracey Lange has risen through the ranks. From a determined, motivated intern to becoming one of the most well-recognised personalities in South African television and radio..
Vera Valasis is the Executive Director at Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)..
Yael Geffen is the CEO of Sotheby's International Realty South Africa and a member of the board. Geffen has a BA in Communications and Economics and a Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications Strategy..