Following the completion of her BA Honours in Brand Leadership degree at Vega, majoring in Brand Management, it was her strong belief in the power of branding that inspired her to make a meaningful impact to businesses and their clients. As a senior consultant at Joe Public Shift, her purpose lies in bridging the gap between building authentic, sustainable, purposeful brands/businesses while empowering and positively impacting the world around us through meaningful strategy and resonant design..
Howard owns and runs the award-winning three-studio facility ‘Howard Audio' - based at Ministry Of Illusion, Bryanston, JHB. There, Howard Audio's services include music composition, album production, arrangements, audio final mix, sound design and musical direction for corporate events....
Adam joined OpenText in October of 2001 and has served the organisation in numerous roles, including Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, The Office of The President/CEO and PMO, Partner Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. Adam presently holds the station of Chief Marketing Officer and SVP and also oversees OpenText's Global Partner & Alliance operations..
Ade Lewis is digital marketing agency that works with websites, customers and markets to provide SEO Consultancy..
Building experiences for brands in ways that establish strategic and meaningful connections with their customers..
Andrew Gibson is a seasoned event professional, and has worked with Magnetic Storm since 2005, also opening Magnetic Storm Cape Town in 2013....
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.
A former CEO of Grey South Africa and President/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is now the Africa Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specialising in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimisation of B2B relationships. Contact details: | Twitter @Annnurock.
Living and breathing e-sports for the last 20 years Barry "Anthrax" Louzada has one goal and that is to see e-sports get the true recognition it deserves. Whether it is leading teams to international dominance or shout casting games to panel host.
Ben Shapiro began his career of almost 8 years on the conceptual side of advertising as a copywriter before he realised his talents were best put to use at the beginning of the creative process - the point when the strategic thinking happens. Since then he has worked across many different brands and categories.
Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the managing director of the digital marketing agency Jetweb - "Digital on Demand". She has worked in media and publishing since 2006, and has gained a diverse range of experience spanning the marketing and strategic digital industries..
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner at Thinkerneur, a brand strategy consulting firm and is Advisory Council Member at Vega School of Design | Brand | Business. He is a brand consultant who specialises in but is not limited to, brand, digital and communication strategy..
|Bonga Mpungose Smanga|
Bonga Mpungose is the a co-founder and executive board director of Lelentle Trading and Projects (PTY) LTD publisher of Zkhiphani.com one of South Africa's biggest urban youth digital portal. Zkhiphani.com is credible youth news source boasting a monthly readership of 300 000+ afro millennials and member of the IAB..
Bonnie Ramaila is an international communication consultant. She previously worked in the private and public sector as a communication expert.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency.
Bradley Elliott is the managing director at digital customer experience specialists, Platinum Seed..
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.
Before joining nlighten in 2010, Brendon held a number of customer experience management positions at a variety of local and international organisations. In his career, which spans almost two decades, he has worked closely with leading financial institutions, hotels and retail giants. He has the unique ability to translate his vast insights and understanding into actionable strategy and focused customer experience improvement..
Brett Parker is the managing director at SAP Africa.
Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..
Cari Coetzee is a contributor to Bizcommunity Tourism, Agriculture and Lifestyle..
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.
Heading up Be Salt - an awesome Experiential agency that is set on doing things a bit differently..
Chans Weber is the CEO of Leap Clixx, a digital marketing agency. He has 10 plus years of experience in a variety of industries, including marketing, finance and online technology, and is known for his skill in transforming company's visions and goals into tangible revenue..
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.
Damon went to New Zealand to work with his old partner Shane Bradnick and make some secret creative sauce. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.
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.
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.
Danny Bryer is Area Director, Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management, Protea Hotels by Marriott..
Darren Mansour is the Founder and Digital Director of So Interactive, Digital Creative Agency..
David Jenkins is the Co-Founder at Mickey Llew. David has worked across several clients including Investec and Pizza Hut where organic and paid media strategies were crafted, created, launched and managed..
Derryn studied a BA in Communications Sciences and Psychology through UNISA and majored in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is currently a Senior Digital Account Manager at Flume Digital Marketing..
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.
Donna Rachelson is the CEO and founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, a company that specialises in personal branding and marketing - and the author of the best-selling book of the same name. Donna can be contacted on or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..
Estee Cockcroft is Business Unit Manager at Boomtown..
Estelle Nagel is the Vertical and Brand Manager of Gumtree South Africa. She holds a Marketing Degree from CPUT with a strong background in Public Relations, Internal and Crisis Communications.
Evan-Lee Courie is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com..
Gail Macleod is the founder and CEO of proudly South African company Stratcom Branding, as well as a board member of the GLBA (Global Local Branding Alliance) of which she is a founder, with offices in Johannesburg, Berlin, New York, Shanghai, Moscow, Istanbul and Sao Paulo..
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..
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.
Reamogetse Motsepe, better known as Gee. Gee's career spanned across the scenes of traditional and digital playgrounds of the public relations industry.
Chief Executive at Brand Alive, President of the Advertising Benevolent Fund of South Africa.
|Glenn van Eck|
Glenn is a true entrepreneur. From the age of 16, he has been involved with Magnetic Storm, initially by assisting his brother with the setting up and de-rigging of AV equipment and thereafter maintenance of equipment; and at 25 years of age Glenn purchased Magnetic Storm.
Howard Feldman is one of SA's leading entrepreneurs. His experience is global and extensive, spanning more than 20 years of working as a businessman, philanthropist and social commentator.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor who loves all things related to travel, wine, cars, and entrepreneurship. She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.
Irina Herf is the General Manager of DCMN South Africa. When the office opened in 2017, she brought 15 years' experience in media agencies (independent and performance driven) as well as in a fashion start-up.
Driving solutions from Strategy to Results. High Performance Quality Projects Striving for Excellence.
Maposa is the founder and managing director of Birguid, a research and advisory company. Maposa has 15 years work experience, mostly spent in research and strategy consulting.
Jedd has been in the media industry for 19 years and worked within media agencies and creative agencies like OMD, JWT and Joe Public. He has been lucky enough to work on some fantastic brands like Nissan, Ford, Siemens, Smart Car, Clover, MTN, Absa, Coca Cola and Famous Brands, to name a few..
As one of the creative group heads at Boomtown, I share the lead of a team of really tight-knit creatives and account managers with most of our work focusing within the FMCG market....
Jessica Edgson decided she was going to be a writer at the age of 12, mainly because it didn't involve any maths....
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Head of Digital for HKLM Group and a semi-active blogger trying to learn as much as I can and educate as I go along....
Joseph Neusu is a digital marketer with extensive experience in digital strategy and execution, including social media. He has a great passion for understanding human behaviour and is an expert in neuroscience marketing.
|Josh Da Costa|
BCom Economics graduate from The University of Cape Town, soon to be a postgraduate LLB student. PR and Communication Intern at R-Squared..
Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant for the Marketing & Media news portal at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer..
Kea is a Programmatic Specialist Hoorah Digital. She has a demonstrated history of working in the media and advertising industry.
Head of operations at Lightspeed Digital Media. I have a strong base in marketing and I believe in focused strategies that bring brands to their relevant audiences.
Khangelani Dziba is a Marketing and Brand Communications enthusiast who has over 7 years of experience in the industry. 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.
|Kirsten McLeod Grobler|
Kirsten is an experienced marketer, brand manager and content writer. She is the owner-manager of Source Marketing Solutions, a boutique marketing and branding consultancy.
Kyle Rolfe is the brand engineer and founder of creative consultancy, Idea Power..
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.
Chief Executive Officer at Lemok Group (Pty) Ltd.
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality. She's also on the Women in Marketing: Africa advisory panel, was an #Inspiring50 2018 nominee, and can be reached at ....
Leon Ayo is the Chief Executive Officer of Odgers Berndtson, Sub-Saharan Africa. He has consulted and led teams across four continents.
Lisa Steingold is a marketer, wannabe cyclist and author of Cut the Crap; the Power of Authenticity for Brands..
Louise Hefer has over a decade of media industry experience - currently Media Strategist and CCM (Chief Coffee Maker) at The MediaShop. She is a custodian of knowledge management, laughing, having fun and seeing the glass half full.
Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
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.
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..
Manusha Pillai is currently the Director: Stakeholder Relations and Communications. Prior to this she was General Manager: Communications at Brand South Africa and has also been at the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs as well as Government Communication and Information Systems.
CEO at Colony HQ.
Enthusiastic UCT graduate with a passion for fashion, film and words..
|Marthinus Van Loggerenberg and Tuelo Lechuti|
Marthinus van Loggerenberg heads up strategy at Hellocomputer Cape Town. He specialises in brand narrative, branded entertainment, word-of-mouth marketing, brand identity design and trend forecasting.
Mathew is a brand strategy and communications professional with broad experience working in Europe, America, Africa and Middle East. He is a strategist by training and has won DBA and APEX awards for marketing effectiveness..
Megan Bowman is a senior consultant at Kantar Consulting, a strategic sales and marketing consultancy. She approaches marketing problems through both and art and science lenses with experience crafted through global marketing at Unilever and quantitative market research at TNS..
Mercia is currently a digital media strategist at The MediaShop..
Mfundo Ntsibande is marketing professional with over 16 years career of building brands, with a maverick approach to brand thinking. A thought- leader with a background in media and broadcasting (TV, Radio, Print), Advertising and entrepreneurship.
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..
|Mick Shepard and Nick Liatos|
Mick Shepard is the regional creative director at J. Walter Thompson - Johannesburg and Nick Liatos is the executive creative director at J.
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.
|Mike dos Santos|
Michael graduated with B.A. Honours in Marketing Communication (cum laude) and started his career as a marketing and research assistant before moving into Strategic Planning at Grey Johannesburg.
Mike Freedman is founder of Freedthinkers (www.freedthinkers.com) which has partners in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban. Freedthinkers works with clients in the private & public sectors to understand what is, discover what can be & reach clarity on how to get there.
Mike joined the Group in 2009 and is the previous group CFO. Prior to Kevro, Mike worked for Buffet Investments before moving over to the company full time.
Mike Saunders is the CEO of DigitLab, an international speaker, and has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for Gordon's Institute of Business (GIBS)..
Mike is the founder and CEO of Cerebra, a specialist in social media and social business consulting, education and implementation for corporate brands. Now as part of the Wunderman Group following its acquisition in 2013, Cerebra provides support to one of the largest digital agencies in the country....
Mpho Mpofu is the founder and director of Masutane Consulting Services, a market research agency with offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, providing market insights to corporates across the SADC region. Mpho's background spans consumer relations, market research and business development. She was also the QRCA Global Outreach Scholarship winner 2017-2018..
Mpho Nkomonde is the Group Account Director at Leratadima Marketing, one of South Africa's leading 100% black South African owned agencies. Mpho is an executive with unparalleled experience in brand strategy, events and communications management; Mpho has experience from a variety of industries including Publishing, Broadcast, Fashion and Music.
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Ndumiso Ndlela is a storyteller at heart. A lover of cinema, an inspiring documentary filmmaker and digital content creator.
Neil is a co-founder and Director of Growth Marketing at Hoorah Digital. He believes that solving problems starts with digging into the data.
I've been in media for the past 10 years. Six of those years have been dedicated to digital - ranging from planning to strategy, to social media crisis comms and content writing.
Nicholas is the founder and group managing director of brand consultancy Wunderbrand. Having spent the past decade consulting to small and large companies in Africa, the Gulf and Sub Continent, Nicholas has built up a unique perspective and process of dealing with multinational businesses in less than ideal environments. With a passion for building marketing and brand capacity in businesses wanting to raise their game in Africa, he believes that African growth can be driven more aggressively with indigenous brands..
Nick Grubb is the Chief Executive of Radio at Kagiso Media. He is a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur with an extensive radio and digital background.
Ofentse is a social media manager and content producer who holds a Diploma Animation from Boston Media House, with skills in photography, video production, video editing, animation, community management and strategy development. He started off his career as a marketing intern working the roles of video content producer and social media community manager at Montecasino and was then later promoted to Digital Community Specialist at the Tsogo Sun Group.
My name is Omphemetse Mokwena founder and CEO of a township-based out of home media agency MOKOM Group (Pty)Ltd. Apart from just being township based we also provide our extensive knowledge regarding the township market.
Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has long been on the cutting edge of the media, advertising and branding industries. He has an MBA at GIBS and did his thesis on social media when Twitter was barely a twit.
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.
I'm a person whose passionate about PR and Communications. I enjoy organising events and writing as well.
Pieter Geyser is a Google Certified Partner and "m"Ad Man for Search, Display and Shopping. He utilises his experience and resources in Marketing to develop unique concepts..
CEO and founder of theSALT, (a Nfinity Media company) a micro influencer marketing platform..
Media Strategist at The MediaShop..
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.
|Raymond van Niekerk|
Raymond van Niekerk is former Global Head of Marketing at Investec and convenor of the Brand Creation for New Ventures programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB)..
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..
Richard Bensted started iShack with partner Wayne Berger, but he takes the lead on brand and presence. The company focuses on creating inventive online branding solutions for organisations that want to boost their online presence and gain realistic impressions with SEO and Adwords.
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..
Editor at Bizcommunity..
I have been in the digital printing industry for over 20 years. Starting with Omnigraphics in late 90's where I spent 13 years working in sales and then running the Truck Branding Division.
Romi studied a Bachelor of Business Science with her honours in Marketing at the University of Cape Town. She is currently an Account Manager at digital marketing agency, Flume..
Honney Social is a Social Media Marketing Consultancy for Small Businesses, based in Cape Town. It provides freelance services to various clients.
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
Ryan Williams is group CEO of Primedia Unlimited..
Sandra Burger is Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop.
Sarah is the CEO of MullenLowe South Africa. What she has learned about both knowledge and approach has put her in good stead when taking the MullenLowe challenger attitude into the market.
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..
Communications Champion/Digital Content Specialist at Red & Yellow Creative School of Business..
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..
Sibusiso Ndhlovu is a brand strategist and owner of Arctic Moon, a brand development agency. The agency is aimed at helping brands understand and effectively penetrate the African market.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Siphiwe is an analytical yet out of the box thinker and a music selector in his own right. Having studied at Vega and worked at varies industries one of his key topics of interest lies in brand storytelling, strategic brand communications, urban-lifestyle, music, digital communications and corporate social responsibility/sustainability.
Stephen Marshall is a Director of LMG Solutions with extensive experience in marketing and financial services in Meridian, Idaho. My work has been featured and mentioned in a wide range of publication, including Tweak Your Biz, Mobile Business Insights, Social Nomics, Small Biz Club, Energy Central, Dzone, Biz Community, Blog Her and more..
Lead Strategist at Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency.
Sylvia Schutte is the MD of Stratitude..
Tashalene Reid has more than 15 years experience in the Quick Service Restaurant market. Her passion for the evolution of integrated marketing through traditional and digital facets, combined with the understanding of being a Brand for the People led to the success of Hungry Lion's new look re-launch 5 years ago..
Adding more zeros and heroes to brand value Brand Turn Around and Brand Positioning specialists Specialising in corporate identity development, brand identity refreshes and the creation of heritage brands to achieve market leadership position. Currently acting as Bizcommunity.com creative director at large.
Topaz heads up Marketing and Communications at Popimedia and is responsible for ensuring ROI on marketing spend. She takes care of digital, comms, PR, client retention and inbound marketing.
I'm currently studying an MBA at GIBS and own a startup called Blendid Frozen Smoothies. I have a past life in media sales, being the sales manager at United Stations and Kaya FM, as well as in IT as the sales director of Aspvia.Unision which was sold to Adapt IT for R200m in 2016..
With experience in Human Resources generalist roles, Vanessa is tasked with finding, placing, engaging and growing top creative and technical talent for Native VML..
Vumani is Head of Paid Search Performance at Hoorah Digital. He started his career in performance media in 2008, spending the last 11 years working across different agency and in-house roles building and leading digital performance teams.
|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.
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.
Werner Theron has held several senior positions in the media and marketing departments of corporate companies, including Armscor, Sasol, Old Mutual and McCarthy Motor Holdings (now Bidvest Automotive). Before starting The Hothouse Communications 19 years ago, he was the head of a department at an advertising agency.