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Abey MokgwatsaneAbey Mokgwatsane

Abey Mokgwatsane is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (; @OgilvySA). Apart from being one of South Africa's Mail & Guardian top 200 young leaders in 2011, he was voted one of the country's top 25 "game-changers" in The Annual 2012.

Abigail MunroeAbigail Munroe

Abigail Munroe is a freelance writer and editor, who graduated with a degree in Print Journalism, Media Studies and Anthropology from UCT. She has written for Women's Health magazine and currently freelances for TextBOX Conceptual Services, a Cape Town based agency that specialises in writing, editing and PR services for SMMEs.

Adam HunterAdam Hunter

Hunter has more than 10 years industry experience and currently consults to one of the world's largest computer software companies - specialising in the B2B IT/Tech space. He also supports an international retail fashion brand with local media relations activities.

Adegboye AdeniyiAdegboye Adeniyi

Niyi Adegboye is the Head of Search for VTNS Solutions, an SEO Service firm that focus on helping brand increase their website traffic. Link Builder, avid chess player, lover of art and speaks three languages. One of these statement is false..

Adelaide PotgieterAdelaide Potgieter

Adelaide Potgieter is the founder of Cape Town based creative agency, Mad Advertising. Known for achieving the impossible, Adelaide lives the philosophy of "what we dream we can create".

Adiv MaimonAdiv Maimon

Currently the Director of Dragonfly Marketing and Dragonfly Digital. With a background in Engineering, he offers a unique insight and expertise to the marketing and digital marketing worlds..

Adrian Miller and Prenneven GovenderAdrian Miller and Prenneven Govender

Cofounders at +27, Miller and Govender are ECD and MD respectively....

Adrian MorrisAdrian Morris

Adrian Morris studied architecture at Wits, graduating in 2000, and then studied strategic brand communication at Vega, giving him the benefit of understanding design and architecture and its close affiliation to brand strategy. He worked at Old Mutual Properties Development division from 2001 to 2004 before becoming a partner at DZMSpace in 2004.

Ailsa WingfieldAilsa Wingfield

Ailsa Wingfield currently serves as head of thought leadership across Nielsen's global emerging markets, with responsibility for helping companies 'future-proof' their businesses through strategic foresight, knowledge creation and thought leadership curatorship. Ailsa has extensive experience in Africa working with global and local brands in multiple countries across the consumer goods and telecommunications industry..

Aimeé SerrãoAimeé Serrão

Aimee Serrao is a Communication Officer (Social Media Manager and Marketing) at Citiq. She holds a Masters in Communication and Media Studies from Monash University and has a passion for communications, media and copywriting.

Aki KalliatakisAki Kalliatakis

Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Contact him on +27 (0)83 379 3466, +27 (0)11 640-3958 or .

Alan Knott-CraigAlan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig is a South African entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of Project Isizwe as well as executive chairman of Hero Telecoms, Ever Africa, and Happimo NPC..

Alasdair MullerAlasdair Muller

Alasdair and his team are responsible for the sales and marketing of various Out Of Home (OOH) products across 13 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as working closely with Ad Agencies and clients in developing viable and successful OOH advertising campaigns..

Alesia HsiaoAlesia Hsiao

Alesia Hsiao is a social media writer who has published numerous articles throughout the web. Find out more about her on LinkedIn.

Alistair MokoenaAlistair Mokoena

Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. Mokoena has agency and brand experience spanning 17 years.

Alix MurphyAlix Murphy

• Mobile telecommunications industry professional with wide-ranging experience in electronic and mobile identity, mobile payments, and international development sectors. • Consultant to private sector in SME impact investing, mobile money, market information systems. • Managed multi-stakeholder programmes valued over $1 million in Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. • Special focus on user experience and value chain analysis..

Amahle MadlalaAmahle Madlala

Amahle Madlala works in the social media department at Stretch Experiential Marketing, where a team of experts work together to create seamless, innovative and memorable experiential campaigns..

Amanda PattersonAmanda Patterson

Amanda is the founder of Writers Write. She creates business and creative writing courses.

Amandine RobinAmandine Robin

Amandine Robin is a design thinker. She co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab with Dora Jurd in 2014.

Amelia RichardsAmelia Richards

Client Services Director at Ask Afrika.

Amr ShadyAmr Shady

Amr Shady is the founder and executive chairman of TA telecom, an award-winning company that builds mobile content platforms and analytic tools. The company is now recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Analize ViljoenAnalize Viljoen

Web designer and developer at Clickativity. I am also a writer and video producer based in Cape Town, working countrywide..

Andre FourieAndre Fourie

Andre Fourie has worked in the field of public relations and strategic communications for the past ten years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors. He is currently Managing Director at marcusbrewster. (021) 424 0470.

Andre SteenekampAndre Steenekamp

As CEO of 25AM, Andre Steenekamp leads the company's expansion in South Africa's fast-growing digital marketing and advertising space. His 25-year career has seen him work in a range of sales, marketing and management positions for leading traditional and digital publishers and agencies.

Andre TrollipAndre Trollip

"Complacency is the biggest enemy of progress. Agile thinking breeds innovation.

André van der PollAndré van der Poll

Prof André van der Poll holds a Doctorate in Computer Science obtained from the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is a professor in ICT Management at Unisa SBL and his research interests are in the specification and reasoning of ICT management processes, the formalisation of business process models and formalisms in Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing..

Andrew FelbertAndrew Felbert

Director and Co-Founder at Whysatisfy.

Andrew GibsonAndrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson is a seasoned event professional, and has worked with Magnetic Storm since 2005, also opening Magnetic Storm Cape Town in 2013....

Andrew MacKenzieAndrew MacKenzie

Managing Director at Boomtown.

Andrew ReinhartAndrew Reinhart

Digital Strategist at Mindshare.

Andrew Welch & Graham LangAndrew Welch & Graham Lang

Andrew Welch is CEO of Y&R South Africa, Graham Lang is CCO Of Y&R South Africa and Africa..

Andy ReidAndy Reid

MD of Vespa SA.

Andy WalkerAndy Walker

Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy 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..

Angie WhiteAngie White

Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.

anice hassimAnice Hassim

Anice Hassim is the CEO, Founder and majority shareholder of the immedia ecosystem. He is a speaker and educator around digital trends, strategy and marketing, and helps brands better understand and negotiate the digital space.

Ann NurockAnn Nurock

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. She also conducts talks and workshops on trends in advertising, marketing and communications.

Annabel PorterAnnabel Porter

Annabel Porter in the group marketing manager for Kantar Added Value. Prior to joining the agency in 2016 her job was to get people to watch more TV, as commercial marketing manager for broadcaster UKTV....

Anne DolinschekAnne Dolinschek

I'm a gladiator in a pencil skirt aka PR consultant by day and a blogger person in my free-time. I also work my magic with words as a freelance writer from time to time..

Annelize van RensburgAnnelize van Rensburg

Annelize van Rensburg is a director of Talent Africa, a leading executive search and talent company..

Ant PascoeAnt Pascoe

Ant Pascoe is the General Manager at digital news and content company TEAMtalk media. An energetic and vibrant personality, Pascoe's ability to pen insightful commentary and business proposals (he's a journalist too), and his passion for sport and the digital world at large, keep his keen commercial insights well honed....

Anthony EhlersAnthony Ehlers

Facilitates courses for Writers Write.

Antoinette PomboAntoinette Pombo

Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200..

Anton HarberAnton Harber

Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..

Anton van HeerdenAnton van Heerden

Anton Van Heerden is the executive Vice President: Africa & Middle East at Sage..

Ashleigh ButterworthAshleigh Butterworth

Social media expert, writer and account manager at Yellow Door Collective.

Ashley KnightAshley Knight

Ashley is an accomplished business owner, having successfully built two businesses over the last decade. She has made it her life's work to teach others how to have the same freedom she enjoys as an entrepreneur through coaching, mentoring, teaching and educating on everything that is branding, social media and online marketing..

Athar NaserAthar Naser

I specialise in content marketing and native advertising - two areas that I have been involved in strategically and on a ground level for many years. My media career has spanned a variety of senior roles that have lead me to start my own content agency with my personal vision - one of high quality service, products and innovation.

Atiyya KarodiaAtiyya Karodia

Social Media Manager at Native.

Audrey NaidooAudrey Naidoo

I am a professional marketer working with full experience in both traditional and digital marketing. In my current role within Absa, I am responsible for all things digital including influencing and managing the group digital media investment.

Auguste CoetzerAuguste Coetzer

Auguste Coetzer is Director, Executive Search, at Talent Africa, an alliance of Korn Ferry..

Bandile NdzisheBandile Ndzishe

Bandile Ndzishe is the CEO and Founder of Bandzishe Group, a global strategic bespoke marketing strategy consultancy - He is a prolific growth driver who delivers profits and returns on investment (ROI) from marketing resources by generating more leads, more sales and new customers.

Banele RewoBanele Rewo

Banele Rewo - Creative Director at I Create We Create Education Development Agency. A maverick education company that facilitates entrepreneurial education and career development for youth in creative careers beyond the limitations of formal academic studies. ICWC: Business of Creativity is the largest youth conference in Africa along with quarterly discipline specific Business Of: Music, Fashion and Brand.

Barbara CookeBarbara Cooke

Retired after 52 years in the business, and currently working half-day with Applied Media Logic as a data analyst..

Barry BlassoplesBarry Blassoples

I love marketing. I love it because understanding what people want, how they want it and how they want to feel when they get it is, with respect to Al Pacino, what "Keeps me sharp.

Ben EvansBen Evans

A key part of the Ogilvy & Mather South Africa team from January 2014, Ben is responsible for leading Ogilvy's digital portfolio of businesses comprising more than 200 people. This portfolio comprises OgilvyOne - Ogilvy's digital customer engagement specialist, Gloo South Africa's leading digital design agency, Gloo@Ogilvy - a full service creative digital agency formed from the merger of Gloo and OgilvyOne in Johannesburg, Neo - Ogilvy's digital media and performance marketing business and Strike Media - a leading mobile agency..

Benjamin BrandallBenjamin Brandall

Content Marketer at Process Street.

Beverley KleinBeverley Klein

Beverley Klein is the editor of the Marketing Media South Africa section on With a background in journalism and historical studies, she's dived into the world of industry news, curating content, writing and interviewing thought leaders.

Bianca DelportBianca Delport

Bianca Marie Delport studied Linguistics and English literature before entering the content marketing industry in 2011. In 2014, she joined the National Positions team and has since then established herself as one of the company's leading content specialists.

Bianca Quinn-DiavastosBianca Quinn-Diavastos

Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the head of business solutions & strategy at 25AM. 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 MotshegwaBogosi Motshegwa

Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner for McCann Worldgroup, Johannesburg. He specialises in, but is not limited to, brand and communication strategy....

Bonnie RamailaBonnie Ramaila

Bonnie Ramaila spent her working years in some of the reputable research, marketing, public relations, advertising agencies and the public sector. She has extensive experience in the advertising, public relations, marketing, branding, media and communications industries across the three sectors; government, public entities and the private sector.

Boris DzhingarovBoris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as,,,

Brad ReillyBrad Reilly

Brad Reilly is executive creative director at Net#work BBDO..

Brandon BesterBrandon Bester

Brandon is a Director at Neural Sense - a South African Neuromarketing research company. Hailing from the technology industry, Brandon has a keen interest in technology.

Brandon FaberBrandon Faber

Been involved with Media and Marketing for 14 years. I understand the creative process and how it should tie into business objectives.

Brendan McAraveyBrendan McAravey

Brendan McAravey is Country Manager at Citrix South Africa. McAravey is responsible for the growth and development of Citrix operations across the southern African development community, driving revenues, generating new business opportunities and cultivating the company's valued partner ecosystem..

Brendan PowellBrendan Powell

Brendan Powell is a Director at Isilumko Activate and has been with the company since 2008. With extensive managerial experience, Powell leads from the front and is known for his natural ability to motivate large teams of people to consistently reach goals and implement an organisational vision.

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.

Brett ParkerBrett Parker

Brett Parker is the managing director at SAP Africa.

Brian BerkmanBrian Berkman

Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..

Brian Tebogo MashegoBrian Tebogo Mashego

Hailing from a village called Mphanama in Limpopo, grew up in the streets of Atteridgeville in Pretoria, and a resident of Johannesburg since his enrolment at Wits University. Brian Tebogo Mashego is currently working at as a Media Analyst..

Bridget von HoldtBridget von Holdt

Bridget von Holdt is managing director of Glasshouse Communication Management and a stalwart of the PR Industry in South Africa..

Bronwen AuretBronwen Auret

Bronwen Auret is Head of Digital Operations at MetropolitanRepublic..

Bronwen RautenbachBronwen Rautenbach

With an Honours degree in Information Design, Bronwen is a brand identity design expert with 16 years' experience in multi-national design agencies. She rose to executive creative director at The Brand Union's Africa and Middle East office before leaving in 2010 to found Sunshinegun with George Rautenbach....

Bronwyn WilliamsBronwyn Williams

I am a strategic marketer and corporate copywriter with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..

Bruce von MaltitzBruce von Maltitz

Bruce von Maltitz is currently the MD of 1Stream, a cloud-based contact centre technology provider. He has over 20 years experience in the service industry focusing specifically on contact centres for the last twelve years.

Bryan LittleBryan Little

Bryan Little is an award-winning filmmaker and artist..

Bryan NdlovuBryan Ndlovu

Currently the Owner & Brand Consultant at Bryan Nkosinathi Knowledge (Pty) Ltd, a brand building company. I am a brand and business enthusiast with experience since 2003.

Byron PhillipsonByron Phillipson

Byron Rex Phillipson is founder and Executive Creative Director of Starling Creative Technologies, an innovation-led digital agency that is pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology in the digital and experiential space..

Camilla FanningCamilla Fanning

Associate Director at Added Value.

Candice GoodmanCandice Goodman

My passion is all things mobile :-) First Certified Mobile Marketer in SA, Chairman Emeritus of MMA of SA and runs an award winning mobile marketing consultancy called Mobitainment..

Candice GoodmanCandice Goodman

Candice Goodman was the first Certified Mobile Marketer in SA and the Head of the Education & Training committee of the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa..

Candice SimonCandice Simon

Candice is the Editor & Trend Analyst for TrendER Insights. Passionate about analyzing the creative progression within the field of trend forecasting, journalism and editing.

Candice WinterboerCandice Winterboer

Candice Winterboer is the owner of Alfalfa Content Generator, a company that specialises in online content for businesses and agencies - ranging from blog posts, newsletters and website content to social media updates. Working as head of social media for an agency, she then saw a gap in the market for an outsourced, online copywriting service and jumped at the chance of opening her own copywriting business.

Cari CoetzeeCari Coetzee

Group Editor at Bizcommunity.

Carla HarrisCarla Harris

Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Global Access SA. Marketer, Social Activator and general geek girl. Marketing at THE company for innovative and creative digital media and content solutions. I get to have fun and create it for a living..

Carmelo HannityCarmelo Hannity

Carmelo Hannity is a professional content marketer and business consultant residing in Miami, FL. She blogs about social media, entrepreneurship, business, blogging, and design..

Carmen MurrayCarmen Murray

Carmen Murray is a passionate entrepreneur who has been an active force in developing strategies for global and local brands across diverse industries in SA, and extending into Africa. She has shared her passion for digital marketing by conceptualising and orchestrating marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand image and revenue for many blue chip companies across the globe..

Carmen SchaeferCarmen Schaefer

I believe in idea-driven, stylish and sustainable design..

Caron de FortierCaron de Fortier

Caron de Fortier is the HP Printers and Supplies Business Unit Manager at DCC..

Catherine BlackCatherine Black

Catherine is a search engine optimisation (SEO) specialist, digital strategist and web copywriter. She is a co-founder of Black Mountain, and has over 12 years experience in paid and organic search marketing.

Cathleen MakhethaCathleen Makhetha

Completed an undergraduate degree in marketing communications and a post-graduate honours degree in Strategic communication at the University of Johannesburg. Recipient of the Ogilvy Graduate Programme initiative in 2014 and is now a junior planner and Information manager at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg..

Cécile GorgeonCécile Gorgeon

Passionate about people and insight, Cécile joined Added Value in 2002..

Cecilia MohlalaCecilia Mohlala

Cecilia Mohlala is a practicing Social Media Community Manager and writer who started out as a journalist and columnist for a community newspaper for two years. She studied Digital Marketing through DigifyZA from Livity Africa.

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....

Chans WeberChans Weber

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..

Chantel BothaChantel Botha

Chantel Botha is a brand and business innovator who focuses on how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing engaging customer experiences that creates value for brands and their patrons..

Charl VollmerCharl Vollmer

Charl Vollmer, founder of REDFLYSEO and dedicated digital marketing entrepreneur. Charl is passionate about helping small to medium sized business reaching their potential targeted audience online and increasing brand awareness..

Charlene OlivierCharlene Olivier

As a solutions-driven creative with a passion for collaboration, Charlene is the newly appointed creative director at Grey Johannesburg's shopper division..

Charles MburuguCharles Mburugu

Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client's blog or website..

Charlie StewartCharlie Stewart

CEO at Rogerwilco.

Charlie WannellCharlie Wannell

A stint outside the advertising world saw Charlie own her own "Scrapbooking" business. But the excitement of advertising and radio continued to call and she returned to Radmark in 2010 as Marketing Manager.

Chemory GunkoChemory Gunko

Chemory Gunko is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others. She works as a marketing consultant and provides copywriting, SEO, graphic design and Joomla! website services..

Chiara Di RagoChiara Di Rago

Chiara Di Rago is leading the industry when it comes to influencer marketing and how best to utilise new platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. Utilising her BA in Strategic Communications, 22 year old Di Rago has carved out a position as thought leader in the "new" social space.

Chirag ShivalkerChirag Shivalker

Chirag Shivalker is a Head of Content Management Team at Hi-Tech ITO, one of the leading software development and outsourcing firms in India..

Chirene CampbellChirene Campbell

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.

Chloe HolensteinChloe Holenstein

Reader of books, writer of words, human person. Sometimes strategist, oftentimes content marketing and SEO specialist.

Chloé HolensteinChloé Holenstein

Senior Digital Content Strategist at National Positions South Africa..

Chris BothaChris Botha

Chris Botha is Group Managing Director, The MediaShop, Johannesburg. Chris started his life in media when he was a student at the University of the Free State.

Chris BrewerChris Brewer

Having joined the ad industry in London, Chris Brewer spent most of his career in media analysis and planning - but has performed just about every advertising task from Creative to Research. He's an honorary lifetime member of the Advertising Media Association and regularly advises agencies and clients regarding their media plan costs and strategies. He is also often asked to talk at industry functions. Email: .

Chris DayChris Day

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Moving Tactics SA.

Chris GotzChris Gotz

Chris Gotz is the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town. He is also the current chairperson of the Creative Circle and on the Board of the Loerie Awards..

Chris GregoryChris Gregory

Chris Gregory (@listen_to_chris) Is the Africa and Middle East Sales Manager for TripAdvisor, where he is responsible for paid digital media and content solutions. Chris is an avid chef who loves golf and Netflix..

Chris MidgleyChris Midgley

Chris graduated top of his class with an Honours Degree in Marketing Communications (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg. With advertising agency experience in Strategic Brand Communication together with business development and growth, Chris has crafted and developed strategic guidelines implemented by clients such as Continental Tyres, Conti Partner, De Beers, Kreepy Krauly and Wits University to name but a few..

Chris MoerdykChris Moerdyk

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.

Chris PrimosChris Primos

Managing Partner at Blast Brand Catalysts.

Chris RoperChris Roper

Chris Roper is a Senior ICFJ Knight Fellow, and the data editor for ICFJ's Code for Africa (CfAfrica) data journalism initiative in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Roper most recently held the position of Editor-in-Chief at South Africa's Mail & Guardian.

Christian von SelleChristian von Selle

The globetrotting COO started his career two decades ago with J. Walter Thompson New York.

Christo MaritzChristo Maritz

Christo Maritz is the owner and creative director of Infestation, a full service communication and design agency in Gardens, Cape Town..

Christopher SmithChristopher Smith

Christopher Smith is MD of Sha-Izwe Communications, a media relations and social media marketing company. He has been in the industry for 7 years working on projects in theconsumer, environmental, automotive and financial sectors.

Cindy DiamondCindy Diamond

With 17 years of experience in radio, Mediamark Sales Director Cindy Diamond is one of the most admired women working in broadcast media in South Africa. She is a founder of Mediamark, one of the country's leading media solution firms and a subsidiary of Kagiso Media.

Cindy MaritzCindy Maritz

I've been in digital since 2014 and I love it! Ad Operations is my forte. What gets me excited is the ever evolving technology and the opportunity to learn more about this industry, even outside of my role as a Campaign Manager, on a daily basis.

Claire HeckrathClaire Heckrath

With a design background, and a successful career in publishing at Penguin Books heading the local publishing division, the skills in process management and people management made for an obvious choice initially as operations manager, advancing to managing director in seven years in online panel research at Panel Services Africa..

Claire Jackson-BernardoClaire Jackson-Bernardo

Managing Director at Alerting the Media/ Lecturer at Boston Media House in Sandton.

Claudelle NaidooClaudelle Naidoo

Claudelle Naidoo is an accomplished Marketing, Consumer & Media Research Specialist with 13 years of experience working across multi-million rand portfolios within organisations such as Nielsen SA, Media 24, Caxton, and Kagiso Media. Currently, Claudelle heads up MediaCom's Analytics & Insights division, where she focuses on using technology and data modelling exercises to develop and execute insights that assist businesses in understanding the impact of their sales and marketing initiatives..

Claudia RothClaudia Roth

Claudia Roth is the founder of Soul Luxury..

Clive EvansClive Evans

Well versed in leveraging information into insights, opportunities and ideas to help build strong brands. As a master of the brand building discipline, I have both the the experience and people skills to help earn me the position of 'trusted advisor' among both clients and staff. Specialties: Brand and Communication Strategy.

Conn BertishConn Bertish

Conn Bertish is the founder of Cancer Dojo, an award-winning social enterprise project of HTK (Harder To Kill) - the world's first resilience-building content agency run by survivors and warriors....

cormac reynoldscormac reynolds

Director - Marketing at My Online Marketer.

Craig HannabusCraig Hannabus

Digital Strategist for Havas Village South Africa.

Craig LoweCraig Lowe

Craig Lowe is founder and managing director of execMobile. Lowe left BT Global Services to start execMobile, introducing innovative roaming voice and data solutions into the South African market.

Craig Page-LeeCraig Page-Lee

Craig Page-Lee, is managing director of Posterscope SA, an Out-of-Home communications agency. He is an architect and retail designer by qualification.

Craig TerblancheCraig Terblanche

Craig Terblanche is the regional director at OutSystems South Africa.

Damon StapletonDamon Stapleton

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 BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

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.

Danie StrachanDanie Strachan

Danie Strachan is partner at Adams & Adams..

Daniel LevyDaniel Levy

Daniel Levy is first an entrepreneur, second CEO of Popimedia, and somewhere down the list, a lawyer....

Daniel MunslowDaniel Munslow

Daniel is an independent communication consultant working with leading organisations on mapping out strategic communication, executive communication and crisis communication needs. He regularly speaks at local and international conferences about research, crisis communication, leadership communication, agility and integration.

Daphne StanfordDaphne Stanford

Daphne Stanford is a writer of many things: poetry, creative nonfiction, and songs for vox & piano. On her off time, she writes, hikes, sings, and reads poems over the FM airwaves at Radio Boise.

Daryl BlundellDaryl Blundell

As MD for Sage SSB (start-up and small business) Accounting South & Southern Africa, Daryl Blundell oversees the growth of the business and the development of solutions that help SMEs to grow and succeed. The Sage solutions under his watch are Sage One Accounting and Sage Pastel Accounting. Blundell brings 20 years experience in a range of sales, business development and management positions with organisations such as Ariel Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Systems fusion, Burlington Air Express, and Xerox..

Daryn SmithDaryn Smith

Daryn Smith is the Executive Director of Product and Marketing at MPULL, a Marketing Software start-up based in Cape Town. He has lead Marketing teams in Africa for Global brands before joining MPULL, and now merges two of his passions Marketing and Tech..

Dave NemethDave Nemeth

A leading blue chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country. Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook..

David BlythDavid Blyth

David Blyth is CEO at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.

David LimbertDavid Limbert

With a solid background in theatre, and an incredible talent in lighting (cementing his reputation for excellence in London's famous West End theatres), David heads up creative services at Magnetic Storm..

David MeyerDavid Meyer

David Meyer is a professional web developer at CSSChopper, sharing a keen interest in writing technical blogs on web development related topics. His write-ups are highly knowledgeable and visionary..

David SmytheDavid Smythe

David Smythe is strategy director of FCB Cape Town..

David WicksDavid Wicks

David is an IT professional and writer. He always looks to share his knowledge by expressing it through articles.

Dawie de WetDawie de Wet

Dr Dawie de Wet is the CEO of Q-KON..

Daya CoetzeeDaya Coetzee

Stone Soup is a public relations consultancy specialising in business to business communication and is a part of the Iconic Group which includes Wag the Dog Publishers (The Media, The MediaOnline, The MOST Awards and EASYDIY), Ideaology and Snippet Video..

Dean OelschigDean Oelschig

Dean Oelschig is the founder of Halo, an indie communication design agency that creates ideas for business growth. Halo is setting out to make below-the-line sexy again.

Dean Rajh-GopaulDean Rajh-Gopaul

Dean is a digital strategist who started out in above-the-line communications, but swopped the analog for digital the first chance he got. He loves watching intelligence have fun, appreciates simplicity and is pretty sure the creative and strategic talent in the advertising community could solve the world's problems..

Dee StephensDee Stephens

I am a dedicated individual, an analyst at heart, SEO professional, ORM professional, accomplished Content Marketer, SMO expert, and digital media award winner. Starting out as a content producer I have evolved this business to be the cornerstone of success in all things SEO and Content Marketing for my clients.

Deirdre Elphick-MooreDeirdre Elphick-Moore

Deirdre Elphick-Moore, has an Honours Degree in Psychology and over 10 years of international experience in human capital management at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Co-founding The Office Coach in 2009, she now focuses on personal and workplace effectiveness training and development.

Derek IwasiukDerek Iwasiuk

Derek Iwasiuk runs national digital search engine optimization firm Engage The Crowd headquarted in Minneapolis. He also spends a lot of his free time educating the minds of thousands of young SEOs and top agencies.

Deseré OrrillDeseré Orrill

Deseré Orrill is a co-founder of the Ole! Media Group and is currently the group CMO as well as managing director of MobiMedia, a mobile engagement company within the group, and HoneyKome, the strategic digital consulting arm of OMG. She is intrigued by the way in which digital communication is redefining the relationship between brand and consumer, and how mobile in particular has become the catalyst for changing the traditional marketing monologue into a conversation..

Desiree GullanDesiree Gullan

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.

Desmond StruwigDesmond Struwig

GM: Digital at Decision Inc..

Dharmesh NagarDharmesh Nagar

Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..

Dominique PienaarDominique Pienaar

Dominique Pienaar is the regional manager: Gauteng at DUO Marketing and Communications and has worked in the public relations industry for more than 15 years, with experience ranging from consumer to corporate and technology PR....

Dora JurdDora Jurd

Dora Jurd co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab, with Amandine Robin in 2014. The company is dedicated to designing innovative concepts and building consistent brand experiences.

Doros HadjizenonosDoros Hadjizenonos

Doros Hadjizenonos, country manager at Check Point South Africa, is responsible for Check Point's business in Southern Africa from a sales perspective. Hadjizenonos joined Check Point in 2010 as a channel manager, and brings more than 15 years of IT security experience to the organisation.

Douglas GauldDouglas Gauld

A scholar, problem solver and professional troublemaker, Doug is passionate about campaign optimisaion. "There are always (at least some) problem areas where campaigns can be improved," he says.

Douglas KrugerDouglas Kruger

Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and author of the books 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at

Dr. Ludi KoekemoerDr. Ludi Koekemoer

Dr. Ludi Koekemoer's illustrious career spans over three large advertising agencies.

Dries BadenhorstDries Badenhorst

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is an international real estate franchise company with real estate agents across the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa.

Duaan DekkerDuaan Dekker

Duaan is currently the Marketing Manager at Field Office, a software development company known for its sales management app, Honeybee. Duaan finished his Bachelor and Honours degrees of commerce at Stellenbosch University, after which he went to China to study a Master degree in Economics at Hunan University.

Dustin ChickDustin Chick

Dustin is head of strategy at Ogilvy Public Relations, Johannesburg where he is responsible for areas such as communications strategy, planning, insights, data and analytics and issues and crisis management....

Dylan KohlstädtDylan Kohlstädt

Dylan Kohlstädt is the marketing director of shift ONE digital with extensive local and international experience (South Africa, UK and Australia), and has managed global and national brands. She has over ten years marketing management experience in various industries plus six years hands-on experience in online marketing involving web, mobile, SEO, CRM and social marketing.

Elsa GouwsElsa Gouws

Strategist at Yellowood Future Architects.

Emma CarpenterEmma Carpenter

Carpenter judged the 2016 Mobile Lions, which recognise device-driven creativity....

Emma GloverEmma Glover

Emma Glover is Head of Content at GGi Communications, Johannesburg. Gillian Gamsy International is a leading integrated communications company, focusing on PR, social and digital.

Emma OdendaalEmma Odendaal

Emma Odendaal is the Digital Editor at John Brown South Africa. Odendaal cut her teeth in lifestyle magazines before finding her niche in content marketing and creative strategy..

Endri HasanajEndri Hasanaj

Endri is a bilingual marketing professional. He has diversified experience in start-ups, business ideas and their process of integrating with marketing..

Eoin WelshEoin Welsh

Born in Dublin, Ireland, and bred in Johannesburg, Eoin began his career writing property brochures. From these humble beginnings he has risen through the ranks to creative director at such esteemed agencies as Draft FCB, King James, Metropolitan Republic, Lowe & Partners (both in South African and Europe) and now is the chief creative officer executive creative director of the Havas Group of Companies in Southern Africa....

Eric KyaloEric Kyalo

The creative energy behind a blog nairobiTechie. He loves being caught up in the rain and he is happiest with a cup of tea beside him creating content and innovating..

Erik Du PlessisErik Du Plessis

Erik is the Chairman of Millward Brown (SA), Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business Schools unit of Neuro-Decisionmaking, Conference Speaker on matters of the brain, emotions, advertising and brand strategy, i.e. neuro-marketing..

Erik du Plessis and Neil HiggsErik du Plessis and Neil Higgs

Erik and Neil are the 'old folk' of marketing, with a mountain of experience between them. They love watching brands grow, have seen brands die and have consulted with nearly every major brand in SA at some stage.

Estelle NagelEstelle Nagel

Estelle Nagel is Head of Communications at Gumtree and works with dynamic teams in top agencies, as well as the larger internal eBay team..

Etienne de VilliersEtienne de Villiers

Etienne de Villiers is the lead programmer at Fuzzy Logic. Etienne has been creating interactive experiences for over 15 years and has worked at some of the top multimedia and game development companies in South Africa and the UK.

Eugene RudenkoEugene Rudenko

Eugene Rudenko is a senior online marketing manager for Oxagile software development company. Oxagile has extensive experience in collaborating with tech startups from all over the world..

Eugene YigaEugene Yiga

Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.

Farren RoperFarren Roper

Microsoft global engagement lead for collaboration. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology. Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..

Felix KesselFelix Kessel

Born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where writing was the only way to survive the suburban ennui of his homeworld, Felix wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2008 he moved to a different universe co-founding OwenKessel and then merging with international network Leo Burnett.

Fran LuckinFran Luckin

Currently chief creative officer at Grey Africa, Fran's career spans just over two decades....

Francois du PreezFrancois du Preez

Digital Creative Director at Grey.

Francois RankFrancois Rank

Francois is the Head of Written Content for FleishmanHillard South Africa....

Gaelyn ScottGaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scott is a director at ENSafrica and head of the firm's IP department. Gaelyn has 20 years' experience and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of IP rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa..

Gareth LessingGareth Lessing

Gareth Lessing is Creative Partner at Pangea Ultima. He has worked for TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Lowe Bull JHB where he was Executive Creative Director of Lowe Johannesburg, before joining DDB SA as ECD..

Gareth McKinnellGareth McKinnell

Senior graphic designer specializing in brand strategy..

Gareth MountainGareth Mountain

Founder at Mountain Direct Solutions.

Gareth PearsonGareth Pearson

Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (, 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.

Gary AllemannGary Allemann

MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..

Gary WillmottGary Willmott

The managing partner of Urbian, Gary Willmott helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Anton Moulder, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams..

Gaurav SinghGaurav Singh

Chief Digital Officer at OgilvyOne/Ogilvy Africa.

Genevieve CuttsGenevieve Cutts

Genevieve is a senior PR Consultant at MANGO-OMC and PR account director for Firestarter. She has been in PR for two-decades having started at the renowned Market Theatre in 1996....

Germarie BruwerGermarie Bruwer

Germarie Bruwer is an interior designer turned DIY fanatic and writer. She is the creator of the award winning blog, that focusses on inspiring DIY, styling and interior design projects.

Gert HattinghGert Hattingh

Head of digital marketing at

Gil SperlingGil Sperling

Gil Sperling is the co-founder and chief technology officer of ad tech company Popimedia..

Gillian RightfordGillian Rightford

Gillian Rightford's CV is a mix of marketing, advertising, and management. A former Group MD of Lowe Bull, she started Adtherapy (, a consultancy that talks to agencies and marketers about all things advertising.

Glen BosmanGlen Bosman

Having worked in film and TV advertising production since the early 90s, Glen honed his craft at Velocity with Keith Rose and Ricardo de Carvalho until 1996, when he started Freshwater films - now Bouffant - with Lourens van Rensburg. In 2008, Glen joined Catapult Commercials as executive producer, handling both local and international campaigns..

Glenn JefferyGlenn Jeffery

Creative Director at GREY Johannesburg.

Glenn van EckGlenn 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.

Gordon BarkerGordon Barker

Gordon's passion and driving force is in Internet technology, building brands and bringing new ideas to the web and has recently launched a live web streaming service.

Gordon MullerGordon Muller

Africa's oldest surviving media planner. Mostly harmless..

Graeme PittGraeme Pitt

Graeme Pitt, MD of FGI Africa, an innovative data collection and reporting company, has for the past six years been working in a research and advisory capacity with companies and organisations in various stages of business maturity. His experience spans start-ups, established blue chip companies, donor-funding organisations, government parastatals, global research houses and esteemed business consultancies, covering 24 countries across the continent..

Graeme StilesGraeme Stiles

Graeme is Group Head of Organic Search at Quirk and manages the SEO teams across the Quirk group. Graeme is passionate about all things related to digital marketing but is especially interested in SEO and the changing landscape of Search Engine Marketing.

Graham CruikshanksGraham Cruikshanks

Graham has spent 19-years in the advertising business in a career that has spanned Asia and Africa. He has worked across multiple business sectors, worked with local and multinational companies on some of the world's most recognised brands..

Graham DeneysGraham Deneys

Graham Deneys is the Strategy Director at Carat in Cape Town..

Graham Du PlessisGraham Du Plessis

Graham du Plessis having completed a BA Degree in Politics has had a somewhat roundabout start to his digital career. Now at South Africa's leading online fashion retailer Zando, in the capacity of Senior Mobile, Display & Affiliate Marketing Specialist he is able to dive head first into all the new and exciting projects available within the ever changing digital eco-system.

Grant FraserGrant Fraser

Grant has enjoyed a 30 year career starting in the marketing world with companies like Shell, Unilever, Royal Beechnut (Nabisco) and Premier Milling (Kraft). He then crossed the fence into the world of media and advertising with The MediaShop, built, with partners, Full Circle Media which was absorbed into the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN)..

Grant ShippeyGrant Shippey

Grant Shippey is the CEO and Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg. Grant has incubated and launched a number of digital initiatives.

Greg MasonGreg Mason

Greg Mason is Effective Measure's Country Manager for South Africa. He has extensive experience in both the publisher and advertiser side of online advertising, having worked with large international publishers like MSN, BBC, CBS Interactive, Sky News and Times Lives..

Greg NicolsonGreg Nicolson

Greg Nicolson is a journalist at the Daily Maverick ( and iMaverick ( Follow him on Twitter at @gregnicolson and connect on LinkedIn..

Greg WolejkoGreg Wolejko

Greg Wolejko is Head of Cognifide's UI Practice. With almost 15 years' experience in software development, the last 10 focusing solely on front-end technologies, he leads all of Cognifide's UI work, spanning multiple locations with almost 40 people working on delivering the best experiences clients and their customers....

Greg WrightGreg Wright

Co-founder of Cavalry Media and an experienced digital practitioner, Greg is focused on helping businesses achieve their digital directives. He makes sure that Cavalry's work is creative, technically solid and always aligned with the business objectives of our clients. These characteristics have allowed us to effectively service both local and international clients across the banking, insurance, development, technology and retail environments..

Gustav GoosenGustav Goosen

Gustav Goosen is the CEO of The SpaceStation, a digital media sales company. The SpaceStation executes world-class, multi-platform digital media solutions across more than 40 premium websites, mobile sites and apps, from leading brands at Media24, and MultiChoice, making them a leader in the rapidly growing and evolving digital advertising arena in Sub-Saharan Africa..

Gwen WatkinsGwen Watkins

Gwen is the only Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in Botswana, a member of SAFREA and SASJA, a sub-editor for BizCommunity and the author/editor of three books on Conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media.

Hadlee SimonsHadlee Simons

Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat..

Hansie SmitHansie Smit

Hansie Smit (@freehance) is a freelance copywriter. He lives for deadlines and enjoys Marie biscuits.

Harry Welby-CookeHarry Welby-Cooke

Leading business and executive coach and SA's Co-Master Licensee for global franchise company - ActionCOACH. For more information visit

Harsha PragHarsha Prag

Harsha Prag is a brand associate director at strategic marketing consultancy, Added Value. With 12 years' experience across both agency and client side, she has helped steer the strategic direction and growth of many brands across a number of different categories including FMCG, financial services and automotive..

Haydn TownsendHaydn Townsend

Haydn Townsend is Chairman and CEO of Pangea Ultima. He's a qualified Chartered Marketer who has worked across the FMCG and advertising industry, including Ogilvy Johannesburg, where he reached Deputy MD and as Chief Strategy Officer at The Jupiter Drawing Room (TJDR).

Heidi MyersHeidi Myers

Heidi Myers heads up marketing and communications for Meltwater across Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She was formerly managing director of Meltwater San Francisco and opened the Meltwater Wales office as managing director.

Helen McInteeHelen McIntee

Helen McIntee, well-known and respected African marketing personality, is qualified with BA, MBA and CPM degrees, is a published author - including academic textbooks and publication articles - and a lecturer and keynote speaker. She is also the President of the African Marketing Confederation (AMC) and a director of the Institute of Marketing Management..

Helna BrownHelna Brown

Helna Brown has 36 years of inquisitive thinking and enthusiasm for people....

Henk PretoriusHenk Pretorius

Henk Pretorius is the co-founder and CEO of Columinate. He is a marketing researcher and registered research psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Herb van der RaadHerb van der Raad

Herb van der Raad leads consulting services at Cognifide. Over the last 15 years, he has worked with brands across financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, and services industries to help shape and drive the operating model changes to make them more customer-centric.

herman cremer

Chief Executive ZA.

Herman CremerHerman Cremer

Chief Officer (South Africa) of InTarget Mobile Advertising..

Hicks CrawfordHicks Crawford

Hicks Crawford is a leading Online Marketing Business and author. Over the past 4 years, he's worked closely with clients from all over the world to help them get more results from inbound marketing and blogging.

Howard MoodycliffeHoward Moodycliffe

Howard is Head of Marketing and International at wiGroup. He has 15 years' experience in B2B and B2C marketing and operations across a range of industry sectors from ICT (Logica - UK), to publishing and media (News Corporation - Australia) and mobile (wiGroup - South Africa).

Hugo VenterHugo Venter

Communications Professional with several years' comprehensive experience in Social Media marketing, strategy and management..

Ian DrummondIan Drummond

Ian Drummond brings his passion for media and marketing to the task of leading Mediamark's growth beyond its roots in FM radio. While heading up the convergence division at Mediamark he was responsible for the creation and execution of multimedia solutions that drove growth for Mediamark and delivered exceptional business value to the company's clients..

Ian HendersonIan Henderson

Ian Henderson is the chief technology officer and founder of Rubric South Africa ( Twitter: @rubricinc.

Idelette AucampIdelette Aucamp

Marketing Strategist & Account Manager at Pulling Rabbits.

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is the ICT, Automotive, and Logistics editor at She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at and is also a contributing writer.

Ingrid LotzeIngrid Lotze

Ingrid Lotze is President-Elect of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) and managing director of Join.the.dots Communications, formerly Puruma Business Communications..

Ingrid von SteinIngrid von Stein

Communications strategist and brand relevance revolutionary.

Ithateng MokgoroIthateng Mokgoro

Formerly with TEDxSoweto, Ithateng is co-organiser and curator for TEDxJohannesburg, and was an attendee at TED, in Monterey, California..

Ivan DimitrijevicIvan Dimitrijevic

CEO & Founder at @MyCityWeb. Author & Blogger.

Ivanna GranelliIvanna Granelli

Ivanna Granelli - a teacher by training - moved into the corporate world as an IT trainer at SAPPI and First Paper House between 1991 and 1993. She decided in 1994 to create a business that combined her twin passions for education and technology and established Can!Do with the vision of helping companies to unlock the business value of their ERP systems through end-user training..

Iza GrekIza Grek

Energy, personal finance and food processing is the strange combination of niches I have - by hook or by crook - fallen into. I also write just about anything under the sun for all media platforms including magazine, press releases, blogs and research articles..

Izzy PughIzzy Pugh

Izzy's grand tour of Added Value started as a graduate in 2000, building experience in qualitative insight, ethnography, cultural insight and brand strategy....

Jackie BurgerJackie Burger

South African style icon Jackie Burger has been involved in the fashion industry for over 25 years, having worked in retail marketing, publishing and television..

Jaco PienaarJaco Pienaar

Jaco is an MA Information Science graduate who specialises in research, analytical framework development, and content analysis. His thesis was on Intellectual Capital measurement and he applies this to his framework developments as well as knowledge strategies.

Jacques BurgerJacques Burger

CEO at M&C Saatchi Abel Gauteng.

Jacques du BruynJacques du Bruyn

Jacques du Bruyn is the MD of digital marketing agency, Flume. He is a RAU graduate where he obtained a BA Marketing Communication degree, and also holds a BA Honours in Brand Leadership from Vega.

Jacques du PreezJacques du Preez

Jacques du Preez is managing director of Provantage Media Group. He is the founder and a shareholder of the group, which is one of Southern Africa's leading out of home and transit media and marketing companies..

Jacques SwanepoelJacques Swanepoel

Jacques Swanepoel is the Chief Operating Officer at Cellfind. His career started in the Information Technology industry in 1991 where he was exposed to diverse sectors such as Government, Health, Commerce, Medical Aid and Telecommunications.

Jacques van den BerghJacques van den Bergh

Effective social media monitoring and content generation expert with extensive experience in PR, social media, marketing strategy and outsourced marketing solutions..

Jacques van WykJacques van Wyk

COO of Ricoh SA.

Jake BesterJake Bester

Jake has been in the industry for 13 lucky years and has worked across virtually all aspects of the advertising landscape, starting in client service, moving to copy and then art direction..

James CloeteJames Cloete

James Cloete is a Creative Partner at Pangea Ultima. Cloete worked at Sonnenburg Murphy Leo Burnett, Network BBDO, Metropolitan Republic and The Jupiter Drawing Room, before joining DraftFCB as Executive Creative Director in 2009.

James HurfordJames Hurford

• Keynote Presentations • Public Speaking Coaching and Training • Speech Coaching • Presentation Skills Training • Writing Coaching and Training • Self-Confidence Building

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James MaposaJames Maposa

James Maposa is director of Birguid and is contactable via email, ..

James WhiteJames White

James White is a content specialist for SEO Company Go and blogs in his free time at InfoBros. His articles have been published by ConverStations, Thought Catalog and IP Watchdog..

James WilsonJames Wilson

James is a communications and marketing specialist with more than 17 years' experience. He has worked in agencies and in-house, giving him the full scope of agency and client life....

Jana KrigeJana Krige

Jana Krige is the lead copywriter at Lima Bean - a Cape Town-based digital agency specialising in brand strategy, content marketing, web design and web development..

Jane StevensonJane Stevenson

Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...

Jani CronjeJani Cronje

Jani Cronje is a Partner, Trade Mark Litigation Department at law firm Adams & Adams.

Janine HillsJanine Hills

Janine Hills is founder and CEO of Vuma Reputation Management and a leader in the field of reputation management, specialising in building organisational reputation from the inside out. Hills and her team have earned the respect of top leaders in the private and public sectors with in-depth knowledge of the telecoms, financial services, mining, power generation, government, engineering and mobile technology sectors..

Janine LazarusJanine Lazarus

Janine Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..

Janine LloydJanine Lloyd

Janine Lloyd is the CEO of PR Expert, an entrepreneur and motivational speaker. With 27 years in leadership and entrepreneurship in the communications, marketing and branding fields, Janine is known for being an inspiring leader, razor-sharp strategist and successful entrepreneur.

Jared KoningJared Koning

CSO at Fatality Ltd - Your lethal marketing & sales ninja. We focus on B2B inbound marketing, sales ready appointments focused on delivering high quality leads through conversion planning and automation while fused with offline traction points to deliver, introduce companies to decision makers in they industry.

Jarred CinmanJarred Cinman

Jarred has worked in the digital industry for more than 15 years, founded two of SA's leading digital agencies (Cambrient & VWV Interactive), & is now one of the founders & directors of NATIVE, one of the top three digital agencies in the country. He sits on the Bookmarks committee & spearheaded the development of the entry & judging system.

Jason RayJason Ray

Jason Ray is the owner and strategist at RADAR which he loves because it means he gets to be part of the front-line in their client's quest to be the very best at what they do. In his spare time he loves SA art, adventure travel and designing spaces..

Jason RiedJason Ried

Jason Ried is the founder and MD of Fuzzy Logic. Jason's vision for Fuzzy Logic is to create world-class games and apps while growing the games industry in South Africa which has a wealth of untapped potential and talent.

Jay SmithJay Smith

Jay is a Senior Digital Experience Consultant at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide. Based in Detroit, North America.

Jed HewsonJed Hewson

Jed Hewson is the co-founder of 1Stream (Pty) Ltd, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based contact centre technology in South Africa. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, and his expertise lies in call centre technology and the communications and call centre space..

Jedd CokayneJedd Cokayne

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..

Jeff NemethJeff Nemeth

Jeffery Nemeth was appointed president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA), effective January 1, 2010. In addition to his role as president and CEO of FMCSA, Nemeth was also appointed president and CEO of Ford sub-Saharan Africa, effective October 2013..

Jenna McArthurJenna McArthur

Jenna is the owner of bespoke PR agency, Jenna McArthur PR..

Jennifer BruceJennifer Bruce

Jennifer Bruce is the founder of CSR Newsroom, a content production company that turns Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects into a multimedia news package. email: @jenbruce1.

Jennifer HumanJennifer Human

Jennifer Human is social media manager at Creative Spark, working on both global and local brands on social media across all platforms to create strategically minded content that not only speaks to brands' business objectives, but also keeps engagement and creativity top of mind....

Jenny GloverJenny Glover

Jenny Glover is Executive Creative Director of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and D&AD 2017 Jury President for Radio & Audio..

Jeremy DanielJeremy Daniel

Jeremy Daniel is the editor of, and a firm believer in the transformative power of mobile technology for emerging markets. Jeremy has written across various media platforms for the last 10 years, from television to advertising to print before making the permanent cultural leap into online journalism.

Jeremy MaggsJeremy Maggs

Jeremy Maggs is one of South Africa's most trusted journalists. He cut his teeth during the Apartheid era, working at a variety of independent media organisations.

Jesse SharkieJesse Sharkie

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 DavisJessica Davis

Jessica Davis is a Content Strategy Specialist with Godot Media, a leading content marketing firm serving clients from various backgrounds. She has years of experience in working closely with online businesses, helping them refine their marketing strategy through optimum use of content.

Jessica EdgsonJessica Edgson

Jessica Edgson decided she was going to be a writer at the age of 12, mainly because it didn't involve any maths....

Jessica HopleyJessica Hopley

Producer at Studio Bolland. Jess is the self appointed mother hen, with 8+ years of industry experience creating, managing and producing.

Jessica KnightJessica Knight

Jessica Knight is the Senior Executive responsible for the Business Solutions division of UCS Solutions, part of the Business Connexion Group. Prior to her current role she was instrumental in launching '' in 2000, the online shopping business which evolved into the current Woolworths online channel.

Jessica TennantJessica Tennant

Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at She is also a contributing writer.

Jessica WheelerJessica Wheeler

Strategic Planning Director at Grey Africa.

Jillian PenalunaJillian Penaluna

Jillian graduated with an honours degree in journalism from Rhodes University, specialising in broadcast and health journalism....

Jim EganJim Egan

CEO at BBC Global News Ltd.

Jimmy TemboJimmy Tembo

Jimmy Tembo is the co-founder of Birdie Media, a marketing company that focuses on campaign marketing in the Mpumalanga area. At a personal level, he consults for franchises and non-franchise businesses.

Joanna OosthuizenJoanna Oosthuizen

Joanna is MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa ( She started her career at Microsoft SA before going on to London, where she worked at Schroders Investment Management.

Joanne BothaJoanne Botha

I am a leading reputation strategist with over 15 years' of experience. I have worked with iconic brands from around the world to develop reputation strategies that support business goals..

Jodene ShaerJodene Shaer

Co-Owner: Director of Strategy at Chat Factory Social Online Agency, focusing on community & engagement management, social media publicity & Online influencer management. Co-Owner: Life Achievement Facilitator at Lifeology, focusing on people development through talks, workshops & online assistance..

Johan BothaJohan Botha

Johan is an Anthropologist by education, but his career took him on a journey of being a passionate educator and mentor to many students in Business Studies and Visual Arts. He is a certified digital marketer and social media storyteller.

Johan HanekomJohan Hanekom

Johan Hanekom is the Managing Director of Hanbro - a boutique consultancy helping international companies setup and develop their UK market presence. Johan is a lifelong entrepreneur having started his first business at age 16.

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

Johan Walters heads up C2C Labs. He has over 17 years in the digital marketing space and is also part of the Clicks2Customers global consulting team.

Johann BarnardJohann Barnard

Johannesburg-based journalist & editor covering Southern Africa for NewsBizAfrica, the new pan-African business magazine.

Johanna McDowellJohanna McDowell

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), a division of black-owned marketing services group Mazole Holdings.

John BealeJohn Beale

John Beale has, for the past year, held the position of Managing Director of MEC Nota Bene, a leading global communications strategy, planning and buying agency. Beale previously headed up strategy at Cerebra, is a recipient of an individual Bookmark Award for Social Media Marketer of the Year for 2012/13, and was an integral part of the team that garnered no less than three Pixel Awards and other accolades for stand-out digital and social media work for Vodacom..

John LaurenceJohn Laurence

John is MD of HeadSpace Neuromarketing and is an experienced marketer with over 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry. As well as having worked in marketing research, he has headed the marketing divisions of two blue-chip global brands in South Africa and has developed strategy for several well-known brands.

John LittleJohn Little

John Little is Regional Managing Partner, Middle East and Africa at The Observatory International. Between 1981 and 2009 he held the positions of MD of Ogilvy Jhb, Group MD of Leo Burnett, MD of Ogilvy Africa and CEO of GroupM, Africa.

John LoosJohn Loos

John Loos is Household and Property Sector Strategist at FNB Home Loans..

John SaneiJohn Sanei

Specialties: Speaker, Trend Curator, Innovator, Business Strategist, Inspirator, Entrepreneur.

John SimpsonJohn Simpson

Professor John Simpson is the director of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing and has headed up all the projects that the Institute has produced since it was established in 1998. He has previously headed up the School of Management Studies at UCT and was the Senior Deputy Dean of the Commerce Faculty for a number of years..

Johnny JohnsonJohnny Johnson

Johnny's role at TowerStone is to define clients' brand promise and find ways of helping leaders engage with employees in such a way that they are committed brand ambassadors..

Jonathan HallJonathan Hall

Jonathan joined Added Value UK in 2005 to work on global clients, before moving to head up Added Value France three years later. In 2011 he became Managing Director or Added Value Cheskin in San Francisco..

Jonathan StewartJonathan Stewart

Managing partner - African Investments at Exponential Ventures, MMI Holdings.

Jordan WallaceJordan Wallace

Co-Founder and CEO of Gorilla Creative Media.

Joseph NeusuJoseph Neusu

Joseph Neusu is the Group Digital Marketing Manager for Adclick Africa. He also offers digital marketing consulting services.

Josephine BuysJosephine Buys

Josephine Buys is CEO of the IAB South Africa..

JP KloppersJP Kloppers

CEO at BrandsEye.

Judith MiddletonJudith Middleton

Judith Middleton, director of new business development of DUO Marketing + Communications which she founded in 2004, has extensive experience in strategic marketing and business development. She was also a director of CITI, Calling the Cape (Call Centre Investment Initiative) and a board of advisors member for the Cape Manufacturing Advisory Committee.

Julia AhlfeldtJulia Ahlfeldt

Julia Ahlfeldt is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP). She consults to blue-chips and multi-nationals and advises them how to retain relevance and increase profits by transitioning from inwardly focused silos to being dynamic and customer-centric.

Julia RhodesJulia Rhodes

She is most known for skillfully marrying viral capacity video content with social media ads to generate mass amounts of reach....

Juliette AttwellJuliette Attwell

Juliette Attwell is Head of Marketing & Operations at Recruitgroup. Recruitgroup has won Careerjunction Recruiter of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as Fast Growth Business of the Year at the National Business Awards 2014.

Justin HawesJustin Hawes

Justin Hawes is managing director of exhibition, events and retail display company, Scan Display. He is actively involved in the industry, having served on the board of the Exhibition & Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) and co-founded the Event Greening Forum (EGF), a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting sustainability in the South African events industry.

Jyoti WadhwaJyoti Wadhwa

Jyoti Wadhwa is an entrepreneur. She is a web programmer and developer by profession.

Kajsa ClaudeKajsa Claude

As head of client service of Ogilvy Public Relations JHB, Kajsa Claude leads Ogilvy PR's client services teams, where she is responsible for the health of OPR's client relationships and the services the teams provide to all their clients..

Kanchana MoodliarKanchana Moodliar

Kanchana is a business humanizer, based in SA who enables brands to build purpose strategies for more meaningful business growth. She recently returned from speaking at the Emerge conference at University of Oxford where she and her team shared their experience with some of the world's leading brands to help empower social entrepreneurs and start ups.

Kate KenyonKate Kenyon

Kate is principal for content at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide....

Katherine StuartKatherine Stuart

Katherine Stuart, Search & Analytics Director at 25AM, has six years of performance media and analytics experience across most client verticals. With her strategic approach to planning and delivering, Stuart specialises in making data digestible to marketing professionals. Before joining 25AM, Stuart worked for a range of leading digital agencies including iProspect South Africa, Purple Cow Communications, Clicks2Customers and Clickego..

Kaz HendersonKaz Henderson

Kaz Henderson is the founder and director of possibilities at Networx PR, whose offices are in Cape Town and Johannesburg....

Kelli KnutsenKelli Knutsen

Kelli Knutsen (@KelliKnutsen) is a Cape Town girl living in the Big Smoke and is currently the marketing coordinator at FleishmanHillard South Africa, named PRISA's Best Large PR Consultancy (2014 & 2015)..

Kelly Clark

PR dIRE at The Principality.

Kelly MattheeKelly Matthee

Johannesburg blogger with Magazine/Digital journalism background..

Kelly McGillivrayKelly McGillivray

Owner of theSquad, creative events company..

Kelly ThompsonKelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson is partner - Trade Marks, at the law firm Adams & Adams, the South African member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance..

Kerry BothaKerry Botha

Kerry Botha is the CEO of Pleiades Media, a Johannesburg-based strategic media communications consultancy specialising in financial services, technology and the travel sectors..

Kerryn LloydKerryn Lloyd

Account Manager at MANGO-OMC since 2014. Holds a BTech Degree in Public Relations and Communications Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University..

Kevan AspoasKevan Aspoas

CEO/Founder at The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town..

Kevin WelmanKevin Welman

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....

Khuthalani KhumaloKhuthalani Khumalo

Managing Director, Khaliphani Communications.

Kim AndersenKim Andersen

Kim Andersen, Account CTO at T-Systems South Africa.

Kim LawrenceKim Lawrence

Course Consultant at GetSmarter and Contributor for Bizcommunity..

Kimberley Clare OgdenKimberley Clare Ogden

More than 12 years in PR teaches you a thing or two. Along the way, I've learned how to help big businesses maintain reputations, how PR can help small businesses build their profile; and not-for-profits to campaign more effectively....

Kirsten ClarkeKirsten Clarke

Quantitative Project Manager at Added Value, having joined late in 2014. Kirsten has a Business Science Degree in Marketing from UCT and has worked in both retail and consumer research.

Kirsty BarkhuizenKirsty Barkhuizen

Kirsty Barkhuizen is the Regional Director - Africa for Cognifide, based in Johannesburg....

Kroshlen MoodleyKroshlen Moodley

Kroshlen Moodley is GM: Public Sector and Utilities at SAS..

Krystal SchärKrystal Schär

Krystal Schär has been working as a strategic planner at FCB Cape Town for two years on a number of brands across various categories..

Laiza ZikalalaLaiza Zikalala

Laiza has 17 years' experience in media and marketing field..

Lara-Anne DerbyshireLara-Anne Derbyshire

Lara's official role is a creative team leader but she considers herself as someone who inspires and facilitates possibility and creativity - Boomtown's values. Overseeing the creative process, Lara ensures her team find the best possible creative solutions for clients, for them to realise their possibility....

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Former automotive and ICT editor..

Lebo MadibaLebo Madiba

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

Lebo MotshegoaLebo Motshegoa

Managing Director at Foshizi Consumer Insight Agency. Known for publishing the 1st Township Lingo dictionaries in South Africa.

Lee ChildLee Child

Looks after sales & co-founder of Qorus Software. His team helps businesses around the world understand how simple, yet powerful, the right proposal & RFP management software is.

Lee NaikLee Naik

Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..

Leigh CrymbleLeigh Crymble

Leigh Crymble is a senior marketing manager at a leading health insurance company in Joburg. Passionate about all things linguistic, she is interested in new ways of communicating and the online language trends in South Africa.

Leigh-Anne AcquistoLeigh-Anne Acquisto

Leigh-Anne is a brand behaviour specialist who has spent the last 15 years developing brands within some of the biggest organisations across the continent. During this time she has been awarded a number of awards for communication effectiveness, most memorably for the world renowned Trillion Dollar Campaign which was accolade the most awarded campaign in the history of Cannes.

Lenore KerriganLenore Kerrigan

Lenore Kerrigan is the country manager for OpenText in Africa. She is an experienced executive in IT and telecommunications, with a vast range of experience in strategy, planning, management, sales, marketing and services.

Lerato TsotetsiLerato Tsotetsi

Lerato Tsotetsi is currently an Account Manager at Carat in Johannesburg..

Leslie PascaudLeslie Pascaud

EVP Branding and Sustainable Innovation at Added Value.

Lia SmitLia Smit

Lia Smit's 20 years of experience in the media industry spans across several local and international clients, including her winning work on the Coca-Cola business for six years. In her role as Head of Strategy at SMV Group, Smit and her team are responsible for SMGs global network clients, designing product excellence, integration of tools and driving global best practices.

Lianne GodfreyLianne Godfrey

Eager to learn more about anything digital, and excited to be part of the ever-changing online advertising ecosystem, Lianne fulfills the role of Sell Side Team Leader at DQ&A South Africa. An expert in DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) and AdExchange AdX) means that she can provide specialist advice on the optimal setup and optimisation of publishers' DFP and AdX accounts..

Lidia van WykLidia van Wyk

My marketing experience spans over ten years. I am hugely motivated by how products and brands today have more impact due to the ubiquitous nature of the internet.

Linda TrimLinda Trim

Linda Trim is a director at Giant Leap. For more information, call Giant Leap on +27 (0)11 880 1490 or visit

Lionel MoyalLionel Moyal

Lionel Moyal is Managing Director at Intervate - a T-Systems business unit in South Africa and the country's foremost provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions. For more information, please visit:

Lisa EdwardsLisa Edwards

Robertson Edwards was formed in 2011 by Lisa Edwards and Tandi Robertson, bringing together nearly 30 years of combined experience in local and international communications strategy and execution. With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, REPR services across multiple industries and locations..

Lisa IllingworthLisa Illingworth

A journalist and editorial specialist in content development across print, online and radio platforms with a particular passion for entrepreneurship and SMME's..

Lisa ReidLisa Reid

Lisa Reid joined Truth as Managing Director in July 2014. Prior to Truth, she worked for Virgin Active South Africa as Head of Customer Relationship Management to drive the business towards Customer Centricity.

Lisa SteingoldLisa Steingold

Steingold is the Marketing Manager of Facebook Marketing Partner, Popimedia. Lisa takes the insights from having worked as a communications consultant and coach and couples it with her formal experience in the field of marketing and brand engagement to ensure she lives and breathes brand engagement. Her very own personal 'THEORY OF EVERYTHING' is (Authentic Engagement + Business Insight)*Innovation = Mastery®.

Lizelle McDermottLizelle McDermott

Lizelle McDermott is a journalist by trade, but has over 13 years' ICT marketing communications experience. Her core specialty lies in taking complex technologies and simplifying them to communicate them to a broader market.

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor:; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for and her own 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 Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..

Louise RobinsonLouise Robinson

Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.

Luca GallarelliLuca Gallarelli

Luca was appointed deputy managing director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town in 2012 and became MD on 1 November 2013. Since taking over the reins of South Africa's top ad agency, Luca has prioritised a successful drive for new business and finding fresh ways to ensure that the agency stays nimble and responsive to the dynamic digital environment..

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley

EMPIRE Experiential Marketing is a female-driven experiential agency that prides itself on creating unforgettable and flawless experiences that resonate with women of all ages and races..

Lufuno MakungoLufuno Makungo

Lufuno Makungo is a Business Director at MKT Media and he writes in his personal capacity. Email:

Luke TurnbullLuke Turnbull

Luke Turnbull is the head of customer and lead analytics at Principa. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1995, during which time he developed his expertise in New Zealand, Great Britain and South Africa.

Lutz BlaeserLutz Blaeser

In 2011, Blaeser founded Intact Security, building on his knowledge and experience of the reseller market. His main focus at Intact Security is to continue building the Avira Antivirus market but also provide additional solutions into the offering.

Lynette HundermarkLynette Hundermark

With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.

Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)

Madelein van der Watt is Development Manager at Sage Pastel Payroll & HR and a regular commentator in financial and business media, is an expert in areas of employee tax and legislative changes affecting payroll..

Manas KumarManas Kumar

Manas Kumar is a blogger and experienced Internet marketer who works with SEO company in Chicago, one of the most eminent SEO firms. When he is not blogging about social media, technology topics and other issues, he likes to spend his time catching up with new digital marketing ideas and currently manages

Manusha PillaiManusha Pillai

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.

Marc SpriestersbachMarc Spriestersbach

Marc Spriestersbach is a veteran of the South African advertising industry, having started out at Bates Wells in 1982..

Marco GolzMarco Golz

Content Manager and Lead Strategist at National Positions.

Marcus BrewsterMarcus Brewster

Marcus Brewster is the executive chairman of SA's most awarded PR agency. His managed communications services firm has offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg and represents both consumer-facing FMCG and corporate b2b clients needing integrated campaigns.

Mareli SmitMareli Smit

Creative, focused, goal driven, loyal and a team player with a passion for relationship building through targeted communication and networking - with a knack for organising almost anything under the sun!.

Margie CarrMargie Carr

Margie Carr is Managing Director of In Touch Media..

Marguerite De VilliersMarguerite De Villiers

Marguerite de Villiers is an anthropologist at strategic marketing consultancy Added Value. With three Social Science degrees, she applies her cultural insight and critical thinking in creative and innovative ways to explore the question of what it means to be human..

Mari-Louise KaplanMari-Louise Kaplan

Mari-Louise is a creative strategist and TTL copywriter. Her offering to organisations and advertising agencies is somewhere between using left-brain neuromarketing to understand the behaviour of the target consumer and applying right-brain linguistics to make an emotional connection and trigger the desired action. She loves talking, sharing and learning, so drop her a note anytime at !.

Maria Berrios-CarterMaria Berrios-Carter

Maria Berrios-Carter is a freelance copywriter and creative consultant, with over 12 years' experience in the communication industry. She loves the smell of freshly squeezed ideas in the morning, working with people who believe in what they do and finding a Vida Lindt in her pocket.

Mariana O'KellyMariana O'Kelly

Mariana O'Kelly is arguably one of South Africa's most awarded and respected ECDs..

Marie RocherMarie Rocher

I help brands create engaging content to share with their communities - through their websites, social media channels and custom magazines..

Marie YossavaMarie Yossava

Marie Yossava, founder and owner of Grapevine Communications, embarked on a PR/communications career more than two decades ago. In the past twenty years she has built a solid media relations consultancy, which focuses exclusively on media relations..

Marilyn Dutlow MungaMarilyn Dutlow Munga

Marilyn Dutlow Munga has been appointed Associate Brand Director at Added Value South Africa, a member of the global marketing consultancy and research firm of the same name..

Marion MaraisMarion Marais

Digital communications director at Boomtown.

Marion ScherMarion Scher

Marion Scher ( is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..

Marisa LouwMarisa Louw

Founder and General Manager of Emlo Communications, a Joburg-based agency that specialises in communication, public relations and social media..

Mark GeschkeMark Geschke

Mark Geschke is the CEO and Co-Founder of Xuviate, a digital transformation company focusing on small and medium businesses. With over 21 years of experience as entrepreneur, developer, IT consultant, business leader and visionary his focus has now shifted towards unlocking the true potential of IT in SMEs worldwide.

Markus DaviesMarkus Davies

Markus Davies is chief content officer at Urban Brew Studios. He has been involved in the film and television industry since 1996.

Marthinus Van LoggerenbergMarthinus Van Loggerenberg

Marthinus van Loggerenberg is the Senior Strategic Planner at FCB Cape Town. He obtained an MBA Cum Laude at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and is in the final phase of his PhD on brand strategy.

Marthinus Van RhynMarthinus Van Rhyn

Having obtained my journalism degree at the University of Pretoria, I found myself drawn to the world of social media advertising and web content creation....

Martin WalshawMartin Walshaw

Martin Walshaw is a senior engineer at F5 Networks and has multiple accreditation from being a CCIE to being a CISSP to being an F5 Certified Professional. His background is in security, but he has also has skills in multiple different areas including unified communications, application acceleration and optimisation..

Matt ZajechowskMatt Zajechowsk

Outreach Manager at Digital Third Coast.

Matthew EdwardsMatthew Edwards

I'm a freelance strategic and creative copywriter specialising in digital content creation..

Meagan ElstonMeagan Elston

Obsessed with all things social, Meagan is Rogerwilco's social media strategist. This means she develops and implements the social strategy for clients....

Megan StarkMegan Stark

Megan has over 30 years' experience in the South African business to business environment. She holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Damelin College and worked in advertising sales and client services within an industrial marketing agency before beginning her entrepreneurial career.

Mehul RajputMehul Rajput

Mehul Rajput is a CEO of Mindinventory, a leading mobile app development company which provide best iOS and Android app development Services all over the world..

Melissa AttreeMelissa Attree

Melissa Attree, director: content strategy, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, is a creative digital and marketing consultant who has worked on many major brands, including ABSA, Adidas, Big Blue, MasterCard, Nando's, Nedbank, SAA, SAB, Toyota, Vodacom and Woolworths. Attree began her career as a copy writer, before managing the local strategic transformation of the Kérastase brand for L'Oreal and then providing the social media strategy for 5FM for four years..

Melissa BairdMelissa Baird

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..

Mercedes WestbrookMercedes Westbrook

An innovative, competent and successful Editor and Content Marketer over both print and digital platforms offering comprehensive marketing and sales skills for value-added client interface. Strong communication and organisational skills follow over 20 years in the custom publishing and B2B magazine publishing arena for a wide spectrum of high profile clients over a variety of industries.Able to work independently or manage projects in the role of mentor or team-player under multiple strategies.

Mercia OliphantMercia Oliphant

Director at Forever Friday.

Merle O’BrienMerle O’Brien

Merle O'Brien is Head: Foresight and Innovation Thought Leadership, at Lacuna Radar, a boutique innovation consultancy based in Berlin, Cape Town and London, that helps global brands to sustainably innovate new products, services and business models by combining trends, insight and commercial expertise in one place..

Mia ArderneMia Arderne

Mia Arderne writes blog posts and press releases for Oxbridge Academy. She is also a freelance columnist and fiction writer based in Cape Town.

Michael BarettaMichael Baretta

Michael Baretta is Managing Director [dot]GOOD, a marketing consultancy focussed on bridging the gap between the greater good and the bottom line..

Michael BornheimMichael Bornheim

Michael has a broad knowledge of IT, having worked in the industry for over 35 years and has seen amazing and exciting changes taking place in this time....

Michael WoodMichael Wood

Michael Wood is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Michael has many years international experience where he held the positions of Marketing Director, Sales Director and Managing Director with the Gillette company and Procter & Gamble..

Michal WronskiMichal Wronski

Mike is technologist, entrepreneur and previous MD of Fuseware (, @fuseware), a company specializing in social media analytics and research. Fuseware was acquired by Ornico Group in May 2015, where Mike joined the team as a business development manager.

Michele WarbreckMichele Warbreck

Michele Warbreck is an Account Manager at digital marketing agency, Flume. Michele holds a BBA in Brand Building and Management from Vega (2011-2013) and joined the Flume team in 2014.

Michelle JonesMichelle Jones

Passionate about media and digital, for more than a year I have worked at digital marketing agency Rogerwilco where I combine both interests. I was recently promoted to head up the team of content writers.

Michelle StoreyMichelle Storey

Michelle Storey is CEO and founder of Tradeway, results-driven marketing specialists in customised promotions, brand activations and experiential marketing solutions for leading local and international brands..

Mike AbelMike Abel

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.

mike broommike broom

Mike Broom has been involved in marketing research for over 40 years, across all spheres. He started Marketing Science in 1992, Infosense (aka Infotools) in 1995 and Panel Services Africa in 2005..

Mike dos SantosMike 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 JonesMike Jones

It all started for Mike at a little agency called MorrisJones&Co. This is where he cut his first teeth, often alone in the strategy department working on clients like Famous Brands, Discovery and Foodcorp.

Mike LawsMike Laws

Michael is the CEO of He has over 23 years' experience in the ICT industry, has worked in multiple mobile network operators across Africa. These include Econet Wireless and Vodacom South Africa where he was instrumental in establishing the mobile advertising division.

Mike SaundersMike Saunders

An expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage people in a digital world. 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 SharmanMike Sharman

Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..

Mike SilverMike Silver

Mike Silver is the founder and Co-CEO of Elevator agency, a national BTL agency specialising in BTL communication, activations, digital and employee engagement. Contact Mike via or 021 447 0891 and follow @stretchmike on Twitter..

Mike TabernerMike Taberner

Mike Taberner is a Partner and Director at Brandesign, a brand development company. He consults on brand development and marketing channels to be used by clients.

Mladen PupovacMladen Pupovac

Mladen Pupovac is the founder and CEO of Web Marketing Hub, an online marketing services company. He is a search engine optimisation expert, with years of experience in web marketing..

Mogorosi MashiloMogorosi Mashilo

Mogorosi has 9 years' experience as a strategic planner and in his career he has worked for global agency networks which include GREY Africa, Havas Worldwide and McCann Worldgroup. In addition, he has consulted for many more agencies through The Strategy Department, a strategy consulting agency that brought him into contact with agencies such as The Jupiter Drawing Room, Interbrand and OwenKessel Leo Burnett..

Monique ClaassenMonique Claassen

Taking the guess work out of marketing. Digital Junkie, Travel addict, bit of a data geek.

Mosima SelekishoMosima Selekisho

Mosima Selekisho is a Director of Johannesburg-based TALENT AFRICA, a leading executive search and talent management company and an alliance of Korn Ferry, the world's largest executive search business..

Mpumi NhlapoMpumi Nhlapo

Head of Sales and Service Management at T-Systems South Africa..

Murray LeggMurray Legg

Murray Legg is the Head of Global Strategy at the Influencer platform, Webfluential. Murray holds a Ph.D in biomedical engineering, was included in the global list of Power30under30 in 2013 and Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2014.

Murray RobertsonMurray Robertson

Graduate of the AAA School of Advertising. Working in Media, Events and Experiences for Heavy Chef (Pty) Lts.

Musa KalengaMusa Kalenga

IAB SA Head of Brand Council (Facebook) at IAB SA.

Musa MsaneMusa Msane

Managing Director and Founder at Voiceland An avid reader of literature, biographies & business magazines. A serial jazz collector who has a practical approach to life!

Mxolisi Justice NzimandeMxolisi Justice Nzimande

I have a diploma in Public Relations Management from Durban Institute of Technology. I have also worked for Department of Economic Development 2008 -2010 as a Senior Communication Officer.

Naseem JavedNaseem Javed

Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher and founder of the Image Supremacy Movement. He is a world recognised authority on global digital trends, image complexities how they impact business performances and create global age skill shifts.

Natalie BruynsNatalie Bruyns

Natalie Bruyns is the general manager at 25AM. She plays an important role in overseeing company operations, building client relationships and providing strategic direction for the business.

Natassia BadenhorstNatassia Badenhorst

Natassia Badenhorst is the technology lead at FleishmanHillard..

Neil HartNeil Hart

Boomtown's founder is a classically trained creative, avid entrepreneur, focused strategist and an insatiable ideas person, spearheading it from humble beginnings in 1994 to the award-winning agency it is today..

Nicci BothaNicci Botha

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...

Nick PaulNick Paul

I started out in the world of social media growing Africa's largest Online Travel Agency, Travelstart's presence from just around 1500 followers to over 3 million across the globe, a community which was also one of the most highly engaged in the industry. A creative problem solver who values honest marketing, I believe in demystifying what happens on social so that businesses are more clued up as to how they're achieving their goals..

Nicolas Pompigne-MognardNicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization) (, the sole press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa. Used by some of the world's largest companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations, APO Africa Wire has a potential reach of 600 million.

Nicole SamakoskyNicole Samakosky

Content Strategist at Cavalry Media..

Nicole ShapiroNicole Shapiro

Nicole Shapiro has experience in both the client and agency environments, having worked for Standard Bank in the Global Strategic Marketing team and at Yellowwood as a Senior Brand Strategist..

Nir TenzerNir Tenzer

As Microsoft South Africa's Marketing and Operations Director, Nir Tenzer is responsible for the company's entire corporate and product marketing activities, including leading the product Business Groups, the Go-to-Market activities, the Customer and Partner Experience, all compete initiatives, as well as the company's business operations..

Nkem Ndem VNkem Ndem V

Nkem Ndem V is a young, dynamic, and brisk freelance writer and online journalist with interests in online writing(web content and blogging), social media, internet marketing, PR, SEO and mobile marketing..

Nkgadimeng RamelaNkgadimeng Ramela

Nkgadimeng holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA), and an Advance Diploma in Brand Innovation from Vega School of Brand Leadership. Prior to him starting Nkgadimeng Brand Communication, he has over eight years work experience in various sectors of business such as: NGO, Financial Institution, Department of Labour, Parastatal, Entertainment and FMCG, Media, including Education and Training..

Nkhensani MoyaneNkhensani Moyane

Nkhensani Moyane is a Senior Client Service Manager at Glasshouse Communication Management and Non-Executive Director of Mazole Holdings. She manages the reputation management for major corporate clients within Glasshouse and has taken on the responsibility for the development of the junior team within the company. Not only do her talents lie in public relations and event management but she is also a linguist speaking six languages over and above her mother-tongue Portuguese..

Noëleen BrutonNoëleen Bruton

Noëleen Bruto is marketing manager at Tsogo Sun, a hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa..

Nokwazi MzobeNokwazi Mzobe

Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder and Lead Consultant of Matoyana Business Solutions, a boutique business consulting company located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is targeted at start-ups, small and medium enterprises across Africa..

Nozibele ZondiNozibele Zondi

An Independent Radio Advertising Consultant and Founder of Nubia Advertising and Promotions. Nubia is a consultancy agency providing 360° integrated marketing and communication solutions to companies needing assistance with communicating their advertising message effectively.

Nuno LopesNuno Lopes

A consummate marketer (, stoked dad, friend, avid Social Media friend and follower, an innovator, a strategist and proud South African..

On YavinOn Yavin

On Yavin is the founder and CEO of Online Performance, a company specializing in SEO services. He is an expert in search engine optimization (SEO) with years of experience in Web and mobile marketing..

Parusha PartabParusha Partab

A senior strategic planner at Joe Public United with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry, Parusha is skilled in digital strategy, consumer insights analysis, trends analysis, strategic brand consulting and strategic planning. She has a keen interest in research and media studies with a BA (Hons) focused in Information Design from University of Pretoria..

Pasqua HeardPasqua Heard

Communications Associate, DGMT.

Patrick Bracher & Dale CridlanPatrick Bracher & Dale Cridlan

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice which provides the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. Patrick Bracher is the Director, banking and finance at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.; and Dale Cridlan, is the Director: tax..

Paul DivallPaul Divall

Paul holds a B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pretoria, as well as completing the Programme in Business Communication from the University of South Africa Centre for Business Management. He has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology space..

Paul FickPaul Fick

Paul Fick is the chief technology officer for The Jasco Group. He became a part of the Jasco Group in 2010 with the merger of Spescom and Jasco.

Paul StewartPaul Stewart

I have been in this industry for almost 10 years. I love the variety each day brings and the resultant solutions (creative and business) created to answer a client's needs....

Paula RaubenheimerPaula Raubenheimer

Paula Raubenheimer, managing director of SouthernX, has over 9 years' experience in the digital media landscape. Paula has a B Bus Science (Law) degree and completed Post-Graduate studies in Marketing and Advertising Communications.

Pete CasePete Case

Pete Case is the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa..

Peter AlkemaPeter Alkema

Peter is the CIO of FNB Business and has spent 15 years in IT. He is a key driver behind developing and implementing innovative IT solutions in CRM, procurement, finance and HR.

Peter CarruthersPeter Carruthers

Peter Carruthers helps small individuals and small business owners grow online income streams....

Peter DavidsonPeter Davidson

Peter Davidson is a senior business associate and strives to help different brands and startups to make business decisions and strategies efficiently. He loves to share his views on the latest technologies and applications through his well-researched content pieces..

Peter Vee

Entrepreneur, Designer, Strategist, Freelancer and owner of Vee Station and Rock Star Threads..

Phindiwe NkosiPhindiwe Nkosi

Phindiwe Nkosi has several years of writing experience coupled by post graduate studies from the University of Pretoria. Her experience ranges from working as a journalist (newspapers/magazines), international news anchor, travel writer, speech writer, marketing and communications manager, editor, blogger and ghostwriter.

Pieter ScholtzPieter Scholtz

Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Licensee in Southern Africa for ActionCOACH, the fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally. Pieter and his partner, Harry Welby-Cooke developed ActionCOACH across Southern Africa, which now boasts over 30 franchisees.

Prashant SengarPrashant Sengar

Prashant Sengar Founder/Director of Sparx IT Solutions, a globally acknowledged IT consulting company providing the services in the arena of web & mobile app development, Big Data & Business Intelligence Solutions. With the immense support of adroit team Sparx IT Solutions has been serving a huge client base worldwide including Coca Cola, Vodafone, Duracell, HP Invent, BMW, and many more..

Preethi VagadiaPreethi Vagadia

Preethi Vagadia is currently a senior business architect with a service operations practice at a well-known IT company in Bangalore..

Quinton JonesQuinton Jones

Quinton Jones is director of TMI Media, TMI is future focused. Media of the future is predictive and data-led.

Quinton PienaarQuinton Pienaar

CEO of Agilitude.

Raleen BaggRaleen Bagg

Raleen Bagg is an advertising agency refugee. After decades in the industry as a copywriter creative director, working on a wide spectrum of prestigious brands and winning several local and international awards, she left to lecture at the AAA School of Advertising to final-year copywriting students..

Ran Neu-NerRan Neu-Ner

Ran Neu-Ner is Group co-Chief Executive Officer of The Creative Counsel..

Ray MeiringRay Meiring

Ray is the co-founder and CEO of Qorus Software, a Cape Town-based proposal automation provider. Ray has been in the industry for more than 20 years and regularly travels the world sharing best practice for proposal RFP response creation.

Rebecca CronjeRebecca Cronje

Director at Cultivate Communications.

Rebone MasemolaRebone Masemola

Rebone Masemola is a Junior strategist. She is 24 years old and has a Masters of arts in Research with a major in anthropology from Wits University.

Red & Yellow SchoolRed & Yellow School

We are an independent business that distils practically applicable knowledge and shares it with an active learning community that crosses geographic, cultural and technological boundaries to produce eager, ambitious minds who drive the industry forward..

Riaan SunnyRiaan Sunny

A Data Analyst at Mark 1, Riaan graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in Statistics and Economics. He is never discouraged by a daunting task and he carries the same attitude when it comes to his passion - taking down complex Data Sets.

Riaan WolmaransRiaan Wolmarans

Head of Content at MetropolitanRepublic..

Richard AhlfeldtRichard Ahlfeldt

Managing Director / Partner at Rooftop Productions.

Richard LordRichard Lord

Richard is now head of digital at The MediaShop, a role that he is well suited for given his passion for all things digital. The big challenge as he sees it, is how to better integrate the digital and traditional media worlds.

Richard MullinsRichard Mullins

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..

Richard TaylorRichard Taylor

Head of Lab42 at Mediamark.

Rick VanoverRick Vanover

Rick Vanover (MVP, vExpert, MCITP, VCP, Cisco Champion) is director, technical product marketing and evangelism at Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick is a popular blogger, podcaster and active member of the virtualisation community.

Ricky HendricksRicky Hendricks

Ricky is the founder of entertainment and lifestyle website and the current Digital Media Account Director at Vizeum South Africa....

Rivky GraumanRivky Grauman

The newest member of the Effective Measure South Africa team and a passionate digital industry expert with agency- and client-side background, Rivky is tasked with managing relationships with publishers in the South Africa region..

Roane SwindonRoane Swindon

Having been in the media industry for nine years, I have plenty of experience in every aspect of media, including writing, editing, proofreading, social media, and syndication. I also enjoy a challenge and love to widen my knowledge at every turn..

Rob MousleyRob Mousley

Rob Mousley is the head of products at Grapevine Interactive, South Africa's leading mobile integrator. The company has been delivering mobile engagement services, solutions and applications to more than 60% of SA's blue chips in the insurance, banking, retail, media and telco sectors for over 14 years..

Rob NewlanRob Newlan

Rob runs a team of creative directors, strategists, entrepreneurs, and technologists dedicated to building creative ideas through a combination of art and science, which delight people, and deliver business results. Before joining Facebook four years ago, Rob spent his career working at Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever..

Robert BloomRobert Bloom

Founding Partner at DesignThinkers Group - South Africa and Design Thinkers Academy. Member of the Global Council of the DesignThinkers Group.

Robert Bloom and Katherine TrainRobert Bloom and Katherine Train

Robert Bloom, founder of Design Thinkers Group and Design Thinkers Academy-SA, has been facilitating design thinking programs since 2011. Robert has facilitated workshops with listed companies on the JSE as well as in Dubai and Kuwait.

Robert GraceRobert Grace

Robert Grace is a founding partner and the head of strategy at M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town..

Robin SinghRobin Singh

Robin is a Technical Support Executive with a combined experience of 6 years. He is well acquainted with various Knowledge base tools and is currently associated with ProProfs.

Robyn de VilliersRobyn de Villiers

Robyn de Villiers is Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller: Africa..

Robyn OettléRobyn Oettlé

Business Unit Manager of The Fort..

Roger MetcalfeRoger Metcalfe

Roger Metcalfe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker specialising in environment, alternative energy and medicine. He received the SA National Cancer Association's Award for Enterprising Journalism for televised documentaries (MRI & Breast Cancer).

Rolf AkermannRolf Akermann

Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....

Ronel GerberRonel Gerber

With an Honours Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Gerber has managed an array of digital accounts spanning the retail, sports, property and lifestyle sectors..

Ronelle BesterRonelle Bester

Managing Director at Red Ribbon Communications. With over 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing, Ronelle is one of the South African communications industry's most influential voices..

Ros SiddleRos Siddle

Ros Siddle is the Marketing & Loyalty Research Manager at Truth, a boutique consulting business specialising in customer centricity and customer loyalty programmes. Ros holds a degree in Human Resource Management majoring in Industrial Psychology from Stellenbosch University.

Rose SetshogeRose Setshoge

Rose Setshoge's wealth of talent includes marketing, communications, journalism, advertising and research. She completed a media planning course at the AAA School of Advertising.

Ross SergeantRoss Sergeant

Ross is MD of consulting firm Limelight consulting and has 17 years' marketing experience, having occupied senior media roles in advertisers in South Africa (First National Bank, Brandhouse), Ireland and the United Kingdom (Diageo) as well as major media agency and advertising agency groups in South Africa (FCB, OMD and MediaCom)....

Roxana BouwerRoxana Bouwer

Roxana Bouwer is the content strategist and worker of words at digital design, development and marketing agency, Cavalry Media..

Roxanne MaraisRoxanne Marais

Senior Account Manager at Tribeca PR - her portfolio includes clients from the Fashion, Manufacturing, B2B, Airline and Agricultural sectors..

Rudi MassynRudi Massyn

Writer and Digital Media and Communications consultant. Director at Massyn Media.

Russell JarvisRussell Jarvis

Russell Jarvis is the Head of Communications at Travelstart - Africa's leading Online Travel Agency with a presence in more than 15 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. He regularly appears in the media as a commentator on the airline industry, issues affecting travel in Africa and travel technology..

Ruth CooperRuth Cooper

Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .

Ryan HarrisRyan Harris

Ryan Harris is a data geek working in the banking industry and has a passion for analysing large data sets and a growing interest in cloud computing solutions, text mining and machine learning. With years of working experience in many of the world's largest market research companies as well as market-leading digital publishers, this has given him a broad base of skills spanning multiple analysis tools such as R, VBA, SAS, SPSS and SQL..

Ryan KhRyan Kh

I'm Ryan Kh, a business graduate, aims to contribute thrilling stories on startups, small businesses & big on shining platforms..

Sadek Jake AlamSadek Jake Alam

Sadek Jake Alam is a professional content marketing strategist and a founder and director of Marketing at the content marketing startup MediaMuse. Sadek loves working with emerging tech-enabled startups and helping them craft content strategies that add value to the bottom line.

Saira ChinsamySaira Chinsamy

Saira Chinsamy started her career at FCB Africa, and has been an executive marketing manager having worked over 12 years in different industries across South Africa, with brands such as Edcon, Standard Bank, MWEB and EnviroServ. She has international and national exposure in IT, financial services, retail and entertainment and worked with partners in the USA and well as United Kingdom..

Sam BainbridgeSam Bainbridge

With over 18 years' experience in visual communications, Sam brings a combination of linear and lateral thinking to the table. Her core ability is being able to conceptualise and bring visual elements to life on the page, whether in print or in pixel..

Samantha PageSamantha Page

Samantha Page, the former editor of Oprah's O magazine, works as a media consultant, writing for a number of publications and working on projects in the content marketing space. She was with O magazine for 12 years, six of them as editor.

Samantha WrightSamantha Wright

Sam Wright handles sales and content at Webfluential, an international influencer marketing platform.

Sanele MgagaSanele Mgaga

Sanele is a Media Strategist for SABC's Business Unit Intelligence, focusing primarily on Radio Airtime Sales. He has an Honours Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg and is on the AMASA Committee for the 2014/15 year.

Sara El-KhaliliSara El-Khalili

Sara El-Khalili is Corporate Communications Manager at TA telecom. She is an independent trainer and consultant in the field of journalism and mass communication.

Sarah BrittenSarah Britten

A blogger, speaker and thought leader, Sarah Britten wrote her PhD thesis on the role of advertising in post-apartheid South African national identity..

Sarah Gooding-KobusSarah Gooding-Kobus

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..

Sarah HeuerSarah Heuer

Has been in the language and communication business for 15 years. She holds Cum Laude Honours degrees in English Literature and Publishing.

Scott CundillScott Cundill

With 18 years of personal experience in the internet communications field, Cundill researches and pioneers communication and technology solutions that have proven potential to change the face of business. Fiercely authentic with a drive - he is passionate about empowering any kind of business with the technology to inspire and cultivate sincerity and relevance through original 'Communication Journeys.'.

Sean RileySean Riley

Sean functions as the CEO of Ad Dynamo. He began his working career in 1996 at Credit Suisse in London, where he worked in derivatives for a period of 3 years.

Senzo XuluSenzo Xulu

Senzo Xulu is passionate about the people that work in the advertising industry. He is currently an art director at Boomtown Agency.

Serena SeunarainSerena Seunarain

Picture loud, proud and completely opinionated…After what seemed like years of exploring, It dawned on me seven years ago that my passion lay within the realm of all things digital. Be it copywriting, strategy or analytics, my passion for the digital world became an ongoing interest and is now a dream I find myself living at Artifact Advertising....

Seth WhiteheadSeth Whitehead

A strategic marketing technologist that's excited about the cunning use of digital transformation, resulting in business innovation..

Sharon BothaSharon Botha

Business Unit Director at Grey Advertising.

Sharon Snell

Sharon Snell holds a masters degree in law, and she is the executive head of the South African Board for Sheriffs..

Shaune JordaanShaune Jordaan

Shaune Jordaan is the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi's digital search marketing/digital arm, Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize, an award-winning, full-service digital agency and Google Analytics Certified Partner, which boasts a team of 75 professionals based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Follow Shaune: @jordaanshaune on Twitter or @BigLoveBigData..

Sheila McGillivraySheila McGillivray

Sheila McGillivray's knowledge of the advertising industry spans four decades. Sheila's energy, enthusiasm and passion for her work has grown with every new position and challenge.

Sherry ZameerSherry Zameer

Senior Vice President Telecommunication Solutions for Middle East and Africa at Gemalto.

Shireen JafthaShireen Jaftha

Shireen Jaftha, Senior Channel Strategist, OMD Fuse..

Sibongile LehlooSibongile Lehloo

Sibongile is the Digital Manager at KPMG taking care of KPMG SA's digital footprint and playing an advisory role for KPMG Africa's digital presence. She has over ten years of professional experience in online branding, marketing, web design and digital media strategies and implementation.

Sid CohnSid Cohn

Sid Cohn is Principal Consultant and Director at ServiceMIX (Pty) Ltd focusing on Service Strategy since 1997. He is also Part-time Lecturer at the Wits Business School on Service Industry Management where he won the Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2005.

Sid PeimerSid Peimer

Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry..

Simon Campbell-YoungSimon Campbell-Young

Having started his career as a startup partner for FSA Distribution in 1990, Simon Campbell-Young went on to start his own company called Memtek Distribution in 1995. This was sold to a Public Company called Siltek Holdings between 1998 to 2000.

Simon ParkinsonSimon Parkinson

Simon began his broadcasting career in 1990 and his passion for the medium to this day burns strong....

Sinal GovenderSinal Govender

Sinal Govender is an Associate and practises as an attorney in the trade mark litigation department. Sinal attained her BA LLB from Rhodes University and is a student member of SAIIPL.

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at She can be reached at ..

Sipho HlongwaneSipho Hlongwane

Sipho Hlongwane is a professional communicator and freelance writer based in Cape Town. Follow him on Twitter at @comradesipho..

Sizakele MarutlulleSizakele Marutlulle

Sizakele Marutlulle is CEO/Chief Katalyst at Moonchild, an independent cross-cultural brand and communications consultancy; and a board member of Pangea Ultima..

Skhumbuzo TuswaSkhumbuzo Tuswa

Skhumbuzo Tuswa is social media marketer at Just Perfect, a digital agency. Skhumbuzo has managed the online presence of leading South African brands and award-winning musicians.

Sona SalesSona Sales

Sona Sales is the Group art director on the Pick n Pay account at John Brown South Africa, a branch of the leading global content marketing agency, John Brown Media..

Sophie BakerSophie Baker

Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Content Studio..

Spero PatriciosSpero Patricios

Managing Director at Launch Factory.

Stefan AbroStefan Abro

Stefan Abro is the marketing and trade rights manager at Primedia Instore, with responsibility for marketing programmes, brand management, new product development and trade rights management. Prior to joining Primedia Instore, he worked in a variety of trade marketing and brand management roles in the FMCG industry.

Stephanie MattersonStephanie Matterson

Stephanie Matterson is Managing Director at KLA. She took over the reins of market research agency KLA, which now forms part of Kagiso Media, in 2004.

Stephen GrootesStephen Grootes

Stephen Grootes is political reporter for Eyewitness News ( and contributing editor for Business Day ( He used to write for The Daily Maverick (

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

Stephen Sandmann is a Senior Digital Strategist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

I act as business owner of Search Marketing performance across Vodacom's digital platforms. I have a keen interest in innovative, digital-lead advertising and digital marketing strategy in general..

Steve LiversedgeSteve Liversedge

Steve Liversedge is the digital director at CubicIce and directs the development of effective online strategies and services for clients in both the B2B and B2C environment. Passionate about online measurability and the need for effective metrics and skills, he believes that without effective web analytics and the experience and skill needed to turn data into actionable intelligence, South African companies are missing out on a significant opportunity to improve business performance..

Steven CohenSteven Cohen

Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).

Stijn SmoldersStijn Smolders

Stijn Smolders is CEO of Sprout Performance Partners, digital media performance company. The Cape Town based company was founded in 2013, and is an offshoot from customer engagement agency, iKineo.

Stuart SmithStuart Smith

Global CEO at Ogilvy Public Relations.

Stuart ThomasStuart Thomas

Stuart abandoned what was beginning to look like a long, quiet career in academia for the frenetic world of tech journalism. Currently heading up the Memeburn team, he likes to run in in his downtime.

Stuart WalshStuart Walsh

Award-winning creative director turned award-winning strategic director, Stuart graduated from Wits University with a degree in Psychology & Law before working in the advertising industry as a copywriter and eventually Creative Director at many of the top agencies in South Africa. He won most of the industry's major creative awards both locally and internationally before making the switch to the Dark Side, strategic planning, in 2003 while Creative Director of Lowe Bull..

Sue DislerSue Disler

Sue Disler has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 18 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin..

Suhaifa NaidooSuhaifa Naidoo

Suhaifa Naidoo is the marketing manager for Realmdigital, a top South African e-business strategy and technology partner specialising in web, social and mobile platforms. She holds a BSocSc degree from UCT and a post-graduate from Unisa.

Susie DinneenSusie Dinneen

Susie has worked as a teacher, writer and editor for thirteen years. While in South Korea she taught English conversation and business writing and on her return to South Africa taught creative writing at the American International School in Pretoria.

Sven HammarSven Hammar

Sven Hammar is co-founder and CEO of Apica, a provider of powerful, best-in-class technology for testing, monitoring, and optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. He has decade-long experience and expertise in web performance and web optimization, e-commerce, cloud services, IT entrepreneurship and the Internet.

Tahier VariawaTahier Variawa

Tahier Variawa is head of conceptual design for RADAR which is really an excuse to think about everything and anything. RADAR is a before the line, beyond the line, outside the line kind of agency, which is why he likes it..

Takudzwa MadzikandaTakudzwa Madzikanda

At my core, I am an Ideas Catalyst and a Brand Activist; seeking to unlock the core of a brand by bringing it to life in the minds of the consumer where it is owned, nurtured and stored. I have worked with a variety of brands, both local and international, allowing me to learn and harvest best practice.

Talifhani MunzhedziTalifhani Munzhedzi

Talifhani Munzhedzi is a deputy station manager at UNISA Radio. The radio station strives to be amongst the few if not only campus radio stations to provide the talk radio format to students and staff.

Tamsyn KiddleTamsyn Kiddle

Tamsyn Kiddle, Corporate PR Specialist. As Journalism graduate (UJ), she has experienced both sides of the media curtain.

Tanya EksteenTanya Eksteen

Tanya Eksteen is responsible for aligning Sage International with the latest trends in talent acquisition and helping to recruit the right people to grow the business. She joined the HR team at the Sage VIP, a division of Sage HR & Payroll in 2008, focusing on talent acquisition.

Tarryn GiebelmannTarryn Giebelmann

Tarryn Giebelmann is a content strategist and storyteller at WE Communications. With a background in tech journalism and PR, she has become somewhat of a nerd when it comes to gadgets and technology.

Tarryn PitchersTarryn Pitchers

Currently the Marketing Manager for advertising & communications group Joe Public United, across the five different business units. Previous positions include Senior Account Manager for Ogilvy Public Relations World Wide..

Taryn NettervilleTaryn Netterville

Taryn manages content and messaging at Qorus Software, a global provider of bid, sales and marketing solutions. She's always interested in hearing from young writers who might be interested in business technology, as well as from creative b2b freelancers..

Tendai MatsikaTendai Matsika

Copywriter at R.O.I. Media.

Teresa JenkinsTeresa Jenkins

An eternal entrepreneur and passionate marketer in all things business; from the "idea" to start up, scale up and ulitmately leading a successful business. Love spending time with family and friends; travel - especially wildlife and oceans reading and the adventure of eternal learning through the internet of things..

Teresa SettasTeresa Settas

Founder and MD of specialist PR agency, Teresa Settas Communications.

Terry Levin

Founder of multi-disciplinary agency OfftheShelf. Talk to us about case studies of growing legacy African brands for the future.

Terry MurphyTerry Murphy

Since 2011, Terry has been with Primedia Outdoor, where she is currently marketing and marketing services executive..

Tess SulamanTess Sulaman

Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..

Thabang Desmond MathianeThabang Desmond Mathiane

Thabang Desmond Mathiane is a public relations practitioner with a lot of experience in public relations and management skills; having worked for companies like Safer South Africa Foundation, and Tshwane Leadership Foundation. He is currently with Toro Global Consulting (Pty) Ltd and also does a lot of freelance work for Bathale.

Thabang LeshiloThabang Leshilo

Thabang Leshilo is a project manager at strategic marketing consultancy Added Value. As a 'next-generation' marketer with fresh and curious eyes looking into the industry, she has a keen interest for brands that are culturally in tune with and able to integrate and immerse themselves into the everyday realities of the consumer..

Thabiso DlaminiThabiso Dlamini

27 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Environmentalist.

Thabiso MoloiThabiso Moloi

An in-between introvert and extrovert, Thabiso is a curious individual who has interests in a number of topics including (but not limited to) influencer marketing, sports, technology and writing....

Thabiso ThantshaThabiso Thantsha

Freelance Features Writer.

Thamsanqa MalingaThamsanqa Malinga

Thamsanqa D. Malinga is a marketing communications practitioner with industry experience spanning over 10 years in different sectors.

Thembi MokoenaThembi Mokoena

Thembi Mokoena is the VP of Advertising for InTarget.

Thoriso KolobeThoriso Kolobe

Thoriso Kolobe is a passionate communicator. One of her preferred methods of communication is through writing.

Thuli MotaungThuli Motaung

Thuli Motaung is currently a Project Director at Added Value South Africa and has over 15 years' experience in social and consumer research.

Tiffany MarkmanTiffany Markman

Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated copywriter, copy editor and writing trainer who has worked for over 300 clients worldwide. She hates misplaced apostrophes, old-fashioned business writing and the word ‘revert'.

Tim LeibbrandtTim Leibbrandt

Freelance writer and musician based in Cape Town. Co-editor of the online South African contemporary art magazine ArtThrob..

Tim Wyatt-GunningTim Wyatt-Gunning

Tim graduated from Cambridge in 1992, was a banker in London for 4 years, before getting involved in the European telecommunications industry in 1996 with LDI. In 1999, he moved to South Africa to set up Storm Telecom.

Tivania MoodleyTivania Moodley

I have over fifteen years of corporate experience, predominantly within the legal sector....

Tokiso MolefeTokiso Molefe

Tokiso Molefe is an all-round communication professional as a digital strategist, content development manager, media trainer and fitness entrepreneur. She holds a BA degree in Languages: Political Science and Communication and Honours degree in Media Studies: Journalism....

Tom JacksonTom Jackson

Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..

Tom MannersTom Manners

Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..

Tony KoendermanTony Koenderman

Tony Koenderman has produced an annual review of the ad industry almost every year since 1980, and is an acknowledged thought leader for the industry. He has won numerous awards for his writing and contribution to the ad biz, including lifetime achievement awards from the ad industry, Financial Mail and Advantage magazine..

Tonya KhouryTonya Khoury

Tonya Khoury is the Managing Director of ROI Africa in Johannesburg. She has more than 20 years' experience in media monitoring and client liaison and is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in the South African and African media monitoring industry.

Torquil MathewsonTorquil Mathewson

Business Development at Boomtown.

Tralone KhozaTralone Khoza

Tralone is a writer, marketer, loves anything, marketing, brands and PR related. She has a BA communication degree and holds a post graduate diploma in Marketing (IMM).

Travis BussiahnTravis Bussiahn

Travis is a media analyst who uses industry trends to create contagious and harmonious content solutions across multiple channels for brands and broadcasters alike. He understands the importance of emotional connection in content, branded or otherwise and believes in traditional media's ability to be blended with new media to profound and holistic effect.

Tseliso RangakaTseliso Rangaka

During the course of his career, Tseliso has served on the boards of directors for Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, The Creative Circle and the Loerie Awards. He has also been the recipient of numerous international and local creative awards including Cannes Lions, D&AD and Loeries..

Tyron LoveTyron Love

SEO manager at Jellyfish SA..

Ulaysha SukhuUlaysha Sukhu

Ulaysha Sukhu is a strategist, issues management specialist and communications consultant at Firefly Consulting and has worked in the industry for 20 years..

Vanessa BaardVanessa Baard

With over twenty years' experience, Vanessa brings a wealth of experience within strategy development, crisis management and content development across various business-to-business clients....

Vanessa DaviesVanessa Davies

I am an SEO and content marketing manager at Jellyfish's SA office. Words are my first love, and copywriting is what I live for.

Varder HulsboschVarder Hulsbosch

Varder Hulsbosch is a brand development agency founded in 2001..

Vaughan BerryVaughan Berry

Director at Provantage Media Group.

Vaughan PattersonVaughan Patterson

Vaughan Patterson joined the company in 2012 from Antalis where he was Manager of Digital Printing Systems for more than four years. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry as end user, distributor and vendor....

Veli DlaminiVeli Dlamini

Veli Dlamini is Director at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.

Velia DuncanVelia Duncan

Velia Duncan has been in the Direct Marketing and CRM industry for 16 years. Armed with a B.Bus Sc degree from UCT, she started her career in retail at Stuttafords.

Vicki ErskineVicki Erskine

Vicki Erskine is an experienced leader, independent consultant and writer, with a passion for improving the way South African organisations service their customers. Vicki holds a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town, with Honours in Industrial Psychology, is a Six Sigma accredited Black Belt and has a Diploma in Managing Service Systems from the Scandinavian International Management Institute..

Vicky SidlerVicky Sidler

Writing content for key businesses in the South African technology sector, including Telkom, Vodacom, Samsung, LG, BMW, and many more. Also representing MyBroadband at press briefings and media events..

Vinod JethwaniVinod Jethwani

Vinod Jethwani is the CEO and Founder of Walnut Solutions. He helps web-based companies with his SEO strategies to grow their revenue.

Walter PikeWalter Pike

Walter has decades long experience in advertising, PR, digital marketing and social media both as a practitioner and as an academic. As a public speaker; Speaks on the future of advertising in the post - broadcast era.

Wanda MatandelaWanda Matandela

A seasoned business executive with a passion for building and growing organisations. Wanda's career spans multiple industries including FMCG, Banking and Telecommunications, mainly in sales and operational roles....

Warren HardingWarren Harding

Warren Harding is a public speaker, event Emcee and the presenter of BizTakeouts, the marketing and media show on 2oceansvibe radio. Each week Harding chats to the industry leaders and newsmakers from the African and South African marketing, media, digital and advertising industries.

Warren WeinerWarren Weiner

Marketing Manager at New Wave Outdoor Media..

Wayne PowellWayne Powell

Wayne Powell is a Strategist at Mortimer Harvey, an independent, omni-channel, results-driven, consulting, marketing and integrated communications company that delivers hard-working strategy, business, advertising and marketing solutions..

Wendy Van SchalkwykWendy Van Schalkwyk

Wendy believes in increasing the performance of your assets, real time, big time. She's a motivational speaker, business consultant and International Master of Business Administration Student (IMBA) at the Business School Netherlands (BSN)..

Werner LindemannWerner Lindemann

Werner leads Mediamark, South Africa's leading integrated, multichannel media sales house, as it continues its journey to create a converged sales capability that can help customers leverage mobile, video and content marketing, in combination with its exceptional traditional platforms....

Werner van ZylWerner van Zyl

Werner van Zyl is the founder of Neuromind Marketing and applies psychology and neuroscience to marketing and strategy. He has a passion for knowing how the brain works and to better understand human behaviour.

Werner VogelsWerner Vogels

Werner Vogels is the chief technology officer at Amazon Web Services..

Will GreenWill Green

Digital Media and Marketing Entrepreneur since 2006..

Willem GousWillem Gous

Are you a business owner? When you started your business you were the original building block, but you never removed yourself from that position, and you are stuck. Are you serving your business more than it serves you? Do you have deteriorating health and personal relationships because of workload? Is life the same every year, only with more stress? Do you want your life back? Your business should be a building block and not a stumbling block in your life..

William NicholsonWilliam Nicholson

William is a founding partner and producer at Arcade, an award-winning division of Egg Films specialising in brand films and music videos, with directors in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Wynand SmitWynand Smit

Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..

Zane FordZane Ford

Marketing consultant at Absa Bank, with a passion for UX, technology, design and the online experience. ..

Zubair TimolZubair Timol

Zubair Timol is the Partner and Area Director of India, Middle East & Africa at Meltwater. He joined the company during its startup phase, being trained in Oslo, Norway, under the tutelage of the CEO..