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Contributors Marketing South Africa

Aa-isha HassiemAa-isha Hassiem

Content Assistant at Bizcommunity.

Adam HunterAdam Hunter

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!.

Adam HunterAdam Hunter

Managing Director at SA's Best Small PR Agency 2023 / Finalist for Business Partners, SA Entrepreneur of the Year / PRCA Africa board member / United Nations Development Program (UNDP) SA Taskforce member..

Albert MakoengAlbert Makoeng

Head of Sales at TheSalt.

Alex WrightAlex Wright

Co-Founder at Correlate Digital.

Ann NurockAnn Nurock

Ann is a Partner at Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy that measures and optimizes client /agency relationships. Her proprietary Radar tool is used by 30 corporates globally and as a result she interacts with over 80 agencies of all disciplines.

Ashleigh BurtonAshleigh Burton

Ashleigh is a Digital Communications Associate at Consulum, a government advisory firm..

Ashleigh ButterworthAshleigh Butterworth

Ashleigh Butterworth, Marketing Manager, FundingHub..

Bonnie RamailaBonnie Ramaila

Bonnie Ramaila is an international communication consultant. She previously worked in the private and public sector as a communication expert.

Brendan SeeryBrendan Seery

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 HaumannBrent Haumann

Brent Haumann is the Managing Director at Tilte..

Brent SmithBrent Smith

I am the Head of Brand Communication for South Africa's leading content marketing agency, New Media, and its in-house dev agency, Swipe iX..

Brett LindsayBrett Lindsay

Brett Lindsay is a Digital Philosopher and Consultant at Big Brave Digital - a Digital Solutions company focused on delivering strategies and advice around engaging content, information gathering and reporting, lead generation through social media, the web, mobile devices and touch screen interaction..

Candy DempersCandy Dempers

Candy Dempers has loved all things media for twenty-three years. A sales and marketing specialist, her first love was radio and bringing brands and platforms together..

Carl WilloughbyCarl Willoughby

Chief creative officer at Hunt Lascaris.

Carli Gey van PittiusCarli Gey van Pittius

Head of Digital Media at +OneX.

Cathlen FourieCathlen Fourie

I am a B2B Public Relations Professional, Content Marketer, Communication specialist and writer. As owner and Chief Content Creator of CF Communications I am responsible for the overall strategy and content creation for all clients..

Cesar VacchianoCesar Vacchiano

President & CEO at SCOPEN.

César VacchianoCésar Vacchiano

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....

Charles SibotoCharles Siboto

Charles Siboto is a delightful, youngish person. He firmly believes that kindness matters and cannot abide people who are asshats..

Chelsea OwensChelsea Owens

Chelsea Owens is the client service director at Incubeta SA. A results-oriented digital media marketer, she has accumulated significant industry experience working across a range of verticals..

Cheryl ReddyCheryl Reddy

Cheryl Reddy is CEO at Eclipse Communications. and is responsible for the agency’s strategic direction and to continuously achieve its mandate of people, client and agency growth across the full spectrum of services and business units in the agency’s four offices in South Africa..

Ciarán McKiverganCiarán McKivergan

CEO and founding partner at 8909 Digital, a MetropolitanRepublic Group company..

Claudia SmithClaudia Smith

Claudia Smith has an impressive consulting career and her fair share of industry stories to tell. And she does exactly that - tell brand stories, backed by strategy and high-level consulting - all focussed on impact.

Craig HannabusCraig Hannabus

Craig is the strategy director at Rogerwilco. His most recent career history, which spans more than 15 years, is dominated by digital - before that he worked in logistics..

Dale HeferDale Hefer

Dale Hefer is CEO of the IMC (Integrated Marketing Council) which incorporates, Africa's foremost integrated marketing conference, the Nedbank IMC..

Danette BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

Danette Breitenbach is a marketing & media editor at Bizcommunity.com. Previously she freelanced in the marketing and media sector, including for Bizcommunity.

David LichtensteinDavid Lichtenstein

Co-Founder & CEO at Superhuman Sales.

Dono WhiteDono White

Dono White is the strategic planning director at VMLY&R and WPP BAV South Africa champion..

Dori-Jo BonnerDori-Jo Bonner

Digital Engagement Strategist at Tilte.

Dr Carla EnslinDr Carla Enslin

Dr Carla Enslin is head of postgraduate studies & research at The Independent Institute of Education's Vega School. Carla's interest and experience in brand building includes the design and implementation of brand identity systems and brand alignment strategies.

Emily StanderEmily Stander

Freelancer specialising in games and entertainment | My first loves are writing, music and video games.

Evan-Lee CourieEvan-Lee Courie

Group Editor: Retail and Lifestyle.

Faeeza KhanFaeeza Khan

She researches and writes weekly trend observations which delve into the key business and consumer trends that are on their radar. Faeeza combines her background in Actuarial Science and Fashion Design to keep track of a broad spectrum of trends and issues that impact business and society.

Gail SchimmelGail Schimmel

Gail Schimmel is the CEO of the Adverting Regulatory Board. She has a BA (Hon) LLB LLM, and is an admitted attorney.

Gareth LeckGareth Leck

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..

Geoff CohenGeoff Cohen

Geoff Cohen is a founding partner of DYDX, a digital transformation agency. Previously he headed media and marketplace businesses at Naspers subsidiaries..

Gillian RightfordGillian Rightford

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....

Glen MeierGlen Meier

Chief Executive Officer at Boomtown.

Glenn GillisGlenn Gillis

Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..

Gordon HooperGordon Hooper

Gordon Hooper is the Managing Director of Bateleur Brand Planning, a market research company he co-founded in 1988..

Grant LappingGrant Lapping

Lapping joined the +OneX team in May 2021 after the company he founded in 2012, DataCore Media, was acquired by +OneX, a new-age solutions and systems integrator. He manages the digital media and marketing team within +OneX.

Gugulethu KhojaneGugulethu Khojane

Senior Strategist at Wunderman Thompson.

Hanno BothaHanno Botha

Marketing Communications Manager at Ford SA.

Heather CaseyHeather Casey

Head of Marketing at Investec Group.

Heinrich SwanepoelHeinrich Swanepoel

Heinrich Swanepoel is the business development manager at Payspace.

Izak van der WaltIzak van der Walt

Head of sponsorship at HaveYouHeard Group.

Jacques BurgerJacques Burger

CEO at M&C Saatchi Abel South Africa.

Jacques du BruynJacques 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..

James McNabJames McNab

James McNab leads marketing for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region at Mimecast. Responsible for EMEA marketing strategy, James leads a high-performing regional team that develops impactful marketing programs to engage with prospects, customers, and partners across the region to inspire and inform them about how Mimecast can enable them to work protected..

Janice SparkJanice Spark

Janice Spark is a managing partner at advertising and PR agency Idea Engineers (Facebook; @ideaengineerssa). Spark, a founding member of Idea Engineers, has directed the marketing efforts of leading global organisations for over 20 years.

Jarred CinmanJarred Cinman

As the Joint CEO of VMLY&R South Africa, Jarred leads both the Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. He oversees the inner workings of the agency, managing all departments from a business, HR and operational point of view.

JG BezuidenhoutJG Bezuidenhout

JG Bezuidenhout is a founding partner of the South African subsidiary of Offernet.net, the data technology company housed in London, United Kingdom. Although based in Cape Town, JG is the global head of Offernet's advisory and innovation hub and, as such, is responsible for the monitoring and implementation of cutting-edge solutions, particularly within the digital marketing environment..

Joe HammanJoe Hamman

Founder & Director at Novus Group.

Johanna McDowellJohanna McDowell

MD of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS), and partner in Scopen Africa, with a background that includes being on both the agency and the client side of the fence, Johanna McDowell is well-placed to offer commentary on marketing and advertising in the South African and international contexts. She built her career in marketing and advertising since 1974, holding directorship in both SA and British advertising agencies.

Jordan MajorJordan Major

Jordan Major is the strategy lead for culture and innovation at RAPT Creative. He believes in the power of collaborating with culture to connect brands to their customers..

Juandre Appelgryn

Experienced in Retail sales, Entertainment sales and production and tutoring with an ambition to be involved in digital marketing and advertising.

Judith MiddletonJudith Middleton

Judith Middleton is the CEO of DUO Marketing and Communications.

Judith Mugeni

Judith Mugeni is the co-founder, chief strategist and managing partner of Ganizani Consulting Services, a strategic marketing and tech firm. Her passion lies in the integration of all marketing activities.

Karabo LedwabaKarabo Ledwaba

Karabo Ledwaba is a Marketing and Media Editor at Bizcommunity and award-winning journalist. Before joining the publication she worked at Sowetan as a content producer and reporter.

Karen WelgemoedKaren Welgemoed

Director / Owner at Goldfish Communications.

Katja HamiltonKatja Hamilton

Katja is the Finance, Property and Healthcare Editor at Bizcommunity..

Kay CheytanovKay Cheytanov

Kay Cheytanov is CEO and Founder at 3RC.

Keletso RakumakoeKeletso Rakumakoe

Currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Regenesys Business School, as the manager of media insights and strategy at Urban Brew Studios, I contribute valuable research and insights for Dumisa TV, One Gospel, and Urban Brew Studio productions..

Kerry HayesKerry Hayes

Kerry Hayes is a senior account manager at Irvine Partners. She used to be the Editor of Tourism Update, a tourism news publication reporting on tourism-related news across southern and East Africa.

Khensani NobandaKhensani Nobanda

Group executive for marketing and corporate at Nedbank.

Kirsty BissetKirsty Bisset

Kirsty joined HaveYouHeard in February 2021 and, while her title links her to the Durban agency, she is actively involved in growing the group's business worldwide (it currently has offices in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and London) and working alongside the teams working on its global client base..

Kirsty BissetKirsty Bisset

Kirsty Bisset is managing director of HaveYouHeard's Durban agency, and actively involved in growing the group's business locally and internationally..

Kopano Shimange

I help our clients; influencers, brands and businesses get the most value from their relationships with Content Creators in their Influencer Marketing campaigns at Humanz AI. Humanz is one of the world's fastest-growing AI companies focused on empowering valuable creators and the marketers that work with them..

Lara-Anne DerbyshireLara-Anne Derbyshire

Lara is a brand specialist who has been in the advertising industry for over a decade. Her key areas of interest are consumer behaviour & psychology and the impact thereof on creating brand positioning and strategies that solve business challenges and truly resonate with consumers..

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Managing editor and retail editor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.

Laurent MartyLaurent Marty

Laurent Marty is the group chief strategic officer at Joe Public United..

Lebo LekomaLebo Lekoma

Head of Client Services at Sea Monster.

Lebo MadibaLebo Madiba

PR Powerhouse is full service public relations consultancy with specialist practice areas in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, public affairs and hospitality..

Leilah potterLeilah potter

Leilah Potter is Sprout Performance Partners’ strategic growth manager..

Leslie AdamsLeslie Adams

Leslie Adams is the sales director at Reach Africa.

Lindsey SchuttersLindsey Schutters

Lindsey is the editor for ICT, Construction&Engineering and Energy&Mining at Bizcommunity.

Loyiso TwalaLoyiso Twala

From being one of the top 30 executive creative directors in Africa and the Middle East at Loeries 2020, Loyiso Twala is now the chief creative officer of McCann Joburg, which are locally part of the Nahana Group and globally part of McCann Worldgroup.

Madelain RoscherMadelain Roscher

Described as a Public Relations (PR) guru by her peers, Madelain Roscher is the CEO 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..

Mark BothaMark Botha

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-Anthony GoncalvesMark-Anthony Goncalves

Paid Media Specialist at ByDesign Communications.

Matthew van der ValkMatthew van der Valk

Matthew van der Valk is the ECD at Executive Creative Director at VML SA..

Mike BarnwellMike Barnwell

Executive Creative Director at FCB Cape Town.

Mongezi MtatiMongezi Mtati

brand strategist at Rogerwilco.

Musa KalengaMusa Kalenga

Musa Kalenga is a technologist, marketer, brand communicator, entrepreneur and author of Ladders and Trampolines. He is the Group CEO and shareholder of Brave Group and co-founder of Bridge Labs..

Natalie BothaNatalie Botha

Natalie Botha is Director of Creative Development at Kantar. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter..

Netta Lev SadehNetta Lev Sadeh

Managing Director EMEA at AppsFlyer.

Niamh NicLiamNiamh NicLiam

Niamh NicLiam is the director for growth and partnerships at Incubeta. Niamh joined the Incubeta group in January 2015, and since then she has helped build successful partnerships with many local and global brands..

Nick DurrantNick Durrant

Nick Durrant is MD at Bluegrass Digital, a digital solutions company with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London. We are experts in crafting web and mobile products and platforms.

Onela MafuOnela Mafu

Account Manager at Tribeca PR.

Petra Mc CardlePetra Mc Cardle

A lover and a fighter, a spiritualist and explorer, I grow Brands to their full potential @Wetpaint, while balancing myself out with yoga..

pierre cassutopierre cassuto

Humanz is one of the world's fastest growing AI companies focused on empowering valuable creators and the marketers that work with them. Each day, Humanz analyzes hundreds of millions of social media profiles and content pieces as well as transaction data from online merchants, to generate better benchmarks and predictions for social commerce ROI, while also improving transparency, motivation and access for creators and marketers..

Pieter GroenewaldPieter Groenewald

CEO Nfinity Influencer and founder of the SALT, (a Nfinity Media company) a micro influencer marketing platform..

Regine le RouxRegine le Roux

Regine is a reputation specialist. She founded Reputation Matters in 2005; where they measure and manage companies' reputations using their unique Repudometer® measurement tool..

Rhys EvansRhys Evans

Rhys Evans is the Director of ALCO-Safe, suppliers of superior drug and alcohol testing equipment and accessories throughout Africa.

Rirhandzu ShingwenyanaRirhandzu Shingwenyana

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a marketing, advertising and communications professional with experience in account management, social media and digital marketing campaign management..

Roan MackintoshRoan Mackintosh

Managing Director - Africa at Incubeta. Roan joined Incubeta in May 2019 after spending 11 years at WPP's global digital marketing technology and consultancy arm, Acceleration, where he was group business director.

Roanna WilliamsRoanna Williams

chief creative officer at Net#workBBDO and Creative Circle chairperson 2023..

Robin FredericksRobin Fredericks

Editor at Bizcommunity..

Rogan Jansen

I am an Art director/Graphic Designer who studied at Red and Yellow in Cape Town. I have recently returned from Austria where i spent the winter working in Kitzbuhel, working and snowboarding.

Ronelle BesterRonelle Bester

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.

Ross SibbaldRoss Sibbald

Commercial Director at Tilte.

Semona PillaySemona Pillay

Semona Pillay is a lecturer and the Programme Coordinator for the Diploma Retail Business Management at the Department of Marketing Management at University of Johannesburg. She lectures Marketing Communications on the Bunting Road campus and Integrated Marketing Communications on the Kingsway campus.

Sid PeimerSid Peimer

A seasoned and insightful executive with multisector experience in roles as diverse as senior management, strategic planning and copywriting. I am a qualified pharmacist with an MBA from UCT.

Simone RossumSimone Rossum

Simone Rossum is the Creative Director at Joe Public Shift which recently won a Loeries Grand Prix for OFM within its first 12 months of business..

Sindiwe MbikoSindiwe Mbiko

Sindiwe Mbiko is a senior brand PR and communications manager at Momentum Metropolitan..

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindy_hullaba_lou) is a group editor at Bizcommunity.com on the Construction & Engineering, Energy & Mining, and Property portals. She can be reached at moc.ytinummoczib@ydnis..

Sphelele MjaduSphelele Mjadu

Mjadu is the founder and managing director of defined PR and has more than 15 years experience as a public relations strategist. She has a strong history of working in the consumer goods/ beauty industry, including Unilever and Estée Lauder.

Stuart ThomasStuart Thomas

Lead content strategist at Irvine Partners.

Tanya de JonghTanya de Jongh

Tanya de Jongh is the integrated creative director (brand & design) at Rapt Creative with over 10 years of experience in the industry..

Tanya PatoTanya Pato

Tanya Pato is a cultural intelligence expert and navigator, who partners with businesses and brands to navigate the ever-changing world by providing deep insights and understanding of culture, which allows them to enhance their human interaction and connection..

Tapelo ZamaTapelo Zama

Tapelo Zama is the digital marketing manager of 555 Media Hub. He specialises in data-driven marketing, media trends, and using social intelligence to identify opportunities for digital innovation..

Terry LevinTerry Levin

Brand and Culture Strategy consulting | Bizcommunity.com CCO at large. Email az.oc.flehsehtffo@yrret, Twitter @terrylevin, Instagram, LinkedIn..

Tyrann BurgerTyrann Burger

Tyrann Burger is the Managing Director of BIGBrave.

Veronica MoleeleVeronica Moleele

CEO at Penquin.

Yael GeffenYael Geffen

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..

Zahra MirzaZahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza is the managing director at HKLM. With extensive experience in working across the continent, on a diverse portfolio of clients in the travel, ICT, consumer, mining and financial sectors, Zahra has the vision, enthusiasm and necessary business expertise to see the big picture in order to make strategic business recommendations and grow business relationships.

Zetu DamaneZetu Damane

Chief Strategic Officer at McCann Joburg.

Zuko MdwabaZuko Mdwaba

Zuko Mdwaba is Area Vice President at Salesforce South Africa..

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