Abey Mokgwatsane is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (www.ogilvy.co.za; @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.
Adam joined OpenText in October of 2001 and has served the organisation in numerous roles, including Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, The Office of The President/CEO and PMO, Partner Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. Adam presently holds the station of Chief Marketing Officer and SVP and also oversees OpenText's Global Partner & Alliance operations..
Hunter has more than 10 years industry experience and currently heads-up Hook, Line & Sinker, a boutique communications agency in Cape Town. His expertise includes: 360 degree content marketing across PESO platforms, local, Pan-African and International media relations, editing and writing, strategy and planning, client liaison and team management, social media, project management, new business and events..
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 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".
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 Govender|
Cofounders at +27, Miller and Govender are ECD and MD respectively....
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..
Aimee Serrao is a Trade Commissioner Assistant at the High Commission of Canada. She holds a Masters in Communication and Media Studies from Monash University and has a passion for communications, media and copywriting.
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-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..
Alan Smith is the owner and executive producer at Produsa, which specialises in developing advertiser funded programing and broadcasting local content in the Lifestyle, Entertainment and Sport genre's, and has a keen interest in documentaries. His main role is developing the business partnerships and sponsorships to develop local content..
Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. Mokoena has agency and brand experience spanning 17 years.
• 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..
Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp, a privately-owned small business Prosperator in South Africa, accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the UK-Government approved Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI). In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 world experts in the field..
Social Media Manager at Elevator Agency.
Amanda is the founder of Writers Write. She creates business and creative writing courses.
Amandine Robin is a design thinker. She co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab with Dora Jurd in 2014.
Client Services Director at Ask Afrika.
Web designer and developer at Clickativity. I am also a writer and video producer based in Cape Town, working countrywide..
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 the founder of South Africa's first on-demand strategic communications consulting firm, Fury Strategic..
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.
"Complacency is the biggest enemy of progress. Agile thinking breeds innovation.
|André 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..
Director and Co-Founder at Whysatisfy.
Andrew Gibson is a seasoned event professional, and has worked with Magnetic Storm since 2005, also opening Magnetic Storm Cape Town in 2013....
Andrew took over the reins of the Loeries, a non-profit company, in 2005. Since then, the programme has grown into the largest celebration of creativity across Africa and the Middle East, and Loeries Creative Week is now the largest gathering in the region for the brand communications industry.
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Digital Strategist at Mindshare.
|Andrew Welch & Graham Lang|
Andrew Welch is CEO of Y&R South Africa, Graham Lang is CCO Of Y&R South Africa and Africa..
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
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.
A former CEO of Grey South Africa and President/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is now the Africa Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specialising in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimisation of B2B relationships. Contact details: | Twitter @Annnurock.
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....
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 Rensburg|
Annelize van Rensburg is a director of Talent Africa, a leading executive search and talent company..
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....
Facilitates courses for Writers Write.
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..
The managing partner of Urbian, Anton Moulder helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Gary Willmott, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams. Described by his clients as a “strategic visionary”, Moulder is obsessed with design thinking, disruptive business models, and how technology can make the world a better place for people and business..
|Anton van Heerden|
Anton Van Heerden is the executive Vice President: Africa & Middle East at Sage..
Social media expert, writer and account manager at Yellow Door Collective.
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..
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.
Social Media Manager at Native.
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 Coetzer is Director, Executive Search, at Talent Africa, an alliance of Korn Ferry..
Babalwa is a trained storyteller who believes that social media has the potential to change the world as we know it. She believes emphatically in the power of creative content, and strives to see brands stretching the boundaries in how they tell their stories everyday.
CEO & Founder at Bandzishe Group & Bandzishe Foundation | CMO-Level Marketer | LGBTIQ+ Workplace & Business Activist | Marketing Columnist | LGBTIQ+ Diversity & Inclusion Columnist Bandile is a Prolific Growth Driver, a seasoned CMO-Level Marketer, a multi-faceted EXCO and Director Level Marketing Mastermind who delivers a broad range of Strategic Marketing Planning and Marketing Management Services that guarantee measurable results Bandzishe Group is a global Bespoke, Integrated and Strategic Marketing Strategy consultancy Bandzishe Foundation is an African Institute for LGBTIQ+ Workplace, Business & Leadership Inclusions.
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. www.icreatewecreate.co.za ICWC: Business of Creativity is the largest youth conference in Africa along with quarterly discipline specific Business Of: Music, Fashion and Brand.
Retired after 52 years in the business, and currently working half-day with Applied Media Logic as a data analyst..
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.
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..
Content Marketer at Process Street.
Beverley Klein is the editor of the Marketing Media South Africa section on Bizcommunity.com. 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 Quinn-Diavastos is the Managing Director of the Digital Marketing agency Jetweb - “Digital on Demand”..
Executive Officer at Commercial Producers Association of South Africa (CPA).
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner for The Creative Counsel. He specialises in, but is not limited to, brand and communication strategy....
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 Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net.
Brad Reilly is executive creative director at Net#work BBDO..
Director Platinum Seed.
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.
Been involved with Media and Marketing for 14 years. I understand the creative process and how it should tie into business objectives.
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 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 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 Parker is the managing director at SAP Africa.
Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..
|Bridget von Holdt|
Bridget von Holdt is managing director of Glasshouse Communication Management and a stalwart of the PR Industry in South Africa..
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....
Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..
|Bruce 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 Little is an award-winning filmmaker and artist..
|Bryen Farrell Pittner|
Bryen is a recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College and Jeannette K. Watson Fellow in New York City.
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..
Associate Director at Added Value.
|Candace van Zyl|
Candace is the marketing manager at QuickEasy Software, a proudly South African software company in Cape Town with a national footprint, focused on simplifying business processes by integrating every aspect of the business cycles into one, easy-to-use system. With a well-known legacy in the printing sector in South Africa, QuickEasy is now effectively offering the same efficiency-improving software to packaging, and to all businesses, in South Africa..
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 is the Editor & Trend Analyst for TrendER Insights. Passionate about analyzing the creative progression within the field of trend forecasting, journalism and editing.
Cara is the head of Client Success over at Webfluential where she empowers brands and agencies to run their own influencer campaigns..
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
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 Hannity is a professional content marketer and business consultant residing in Miami, FL. She blogs about social media, entrepreneurship, business, blogging, and design..
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..
Heading up Be Salt - an awesome Experiential agency that is set on doing things a bit differently..
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.
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 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 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..
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 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..
As a solutions-driven creative with a passion for collaboration, Charlene is the newly appointed creative director at Grey Johannesburg's shopper division..
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..
CEO at Rogerwilco.
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 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 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.
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.
Reader of books, writer of words, human person. Sometimes strategist, oftentimes content marketing and SEO specialist.
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.
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: .
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Moving Tactics SA.
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 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..
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.
Managing Partner at Blast Brand Catalysts.
|Christian von Selle|
The globetrotting COO started his career two decades ago with J. Walter Thompson New York.
Christo Maritz is the owner and creative director of Infestation, a full service communication and design agency in Gardens, Cape Town..
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.
With almost 20 years of experience in media, Mediamark Group Sales Director Cindy Diamond leads top sales teams tasked to craft multichannel advertising solutions for brands. Cindy is one of the founders of Mediamark and has been instrumental in its transformation from a radio sales house to a media results company drawing on the benefits of radio, digital, tv, content and events, including activations..
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.
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..
Managing Director at Alerting the Media/ Lecturer at Boston Media House in Sandton.
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 Roth is the founder of Soul Luxury..
Cleve Gibbon is a technology evangelist with over 20 years' experience delivering digital platforms for large organisations. Currently the Chief Marketing Technology Officer at Cognifide where the team provides the technical expertise to effectively make, manage, measure and mobilise digital content..
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 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....
Director - Marketing at My Online Marketer.
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-Lee, is managing director of Posterscope SA, an Out-of-Home communications agency. He is an architect and retail designer by qualification.
Craig Terblanche is the regional director at OutSystems South Africa.
Sconetent is a digital agency that looks to partner with the best possible clients to aid them in developing a strategic message that is delivered to the correct audience at the right time..
Damon went to New Zealand to work with his old partner Shane Bradnick and make some secret creative sauce. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
Daniel Levy is first an entrepreneur, second CEO of Popimedia, and somewhere down the list, a lawyer....
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.
Danny Bryer is Area Director, Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management, Protea Hotels by Marriott..
Managing Director for South Africa at Avaya.
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 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..
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 Blyth is CEO at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.
David Limbert heads up the creative services department at Magnetic Storm and has a solid background in theatre. Following his studies at the Guildford School of Acting and qualifying as a stage manager, he cemented his reputation for excellence in the UK theatre world and worked at the Rep Theatre, the London City Ballet, and the world-famous, West End theatres..
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 Smythe is strategy director of FCB Cape Town..
David is an IT professional and writer. He always looks to share his knowledge by expressing it through articles.
|Dawie de Wet|
Dr Dawie de Wet is the CEO of Q-KON..
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 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 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..
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-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 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 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..
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.
GM: Digital at Decision Inc..
Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..
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 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 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.
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 Kruger is a professional speaker and author of 'They're Your Rules, Break Them, 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 www.douglaskruger.co.za.
|Dr. Ludi Koekemoer|
Dr. Ludi Koekemoer's illustrious career spans over three large advertising agencies.
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 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.
Strategist at Yellowood Future Architects.
Carpenter judged the 2016 Mobile Lions, which recognise device-driven creativity....
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 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 is a bilingual marketing professional. He has diversified experience in start-ups, business ideas and their process of integrating with marketing..
Enver Duminy is the CEO at Cape Town Tourism.
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....
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 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 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.
After completing an Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Design and Production at City Varsity in 2006, winning the coveted ‘Student of the Year' award, he went on to work for various advertising and design agencies. While working at one small seed (a pop-culture magazine and online platform), Ernst was responsible for the re-branding and redesign of the magazine and websites, resulting in an 800% increase in international sales..
Estee Cockcroft is Business Unit Manager at Boomtown..
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 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 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 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.
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..
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.
Currently chief creative officer at Grey Africa, Fran's career spans just over two decades....
Francois is the Head of Written Content for FleishmanHillard South Africa....
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 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..
Senior graphic designer specializing in brand strategy..
Head of Sales, Olico.
Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.
Garikai Nhongo is the managing director of KG&A Advertising in Rwanda and he is the group head of strategy for the global firm. He is also a blogger at www.thinkingentrepreneur.gq and www.garikainhongo.blogspot.com, an entrepreneur and a poet..
MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..
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..
Chief Digital Officer at OgilvyOne/Ogilvy Africa.
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....
Head of digital marketing at Oneclickhere.co.za..
Gil Sperling is the co-founder and chief technology officer of ad tech company Popimedia..
Chief Executive at Brand Alive, President of the Advertising Benevolent Fund of South Africa.
Joint CEO at SPARK Media.
Gillian Rightford's CV is a mix of marketing, advertising, and management. A former Group MD of Lowe Bull, she started Adtherapy (www.adtherapy.co.za), a consultancy that talks to agencies and marketers about all things advertising.
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 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'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. www.epnet.co.za.
Africa's oldest surviving media planner. Mostly harmless..
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 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 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 Deneys is the Strategy Director at Carat in Cape Town..
|Graham 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 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 Shippey is the CEO and Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg. Grant has incubated and launched a number of digital initiatives.
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 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....
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 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, 24.com and MultiChoice, making them a leader in the rapidly growing and evolving digital advertising arena in Sub-Saharan Africa..
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 Simons is an editor at Memeburn. Terrible puns make Hadlee difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table.
Leading business and executive coach and SA's Co-Master Licensee for global franchise company - ActionCOACH. For more information visit www.actioncoachsa.co.za.
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 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 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 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 Brown has 36 years of inquisitive thinking and enthusiasm for people....
|Herb 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.
Chief Executive ZA.
Chief Officer (South Africa) of InTarget Mobile Advertising..
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.
Using mobile, location and cloud technology, to provide real-time customer, stock and sales information, The Honeybee mobile CRM and sales app empowers sales teams with the information, analytics and freedom to perform, and out-perform company targets and industry norms..
Communications Professional with several years' comprehensive experience in Social Media marketing, strategy and management..
Ilse Louw is a digital strategist with research-led experience spanning corporate consulting, financial services, and FMCG. She also has experience in working as a development economist.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a group editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer.
I have a brand publisher mindset: the creation of content our audience is looking for and then to optimize the path to conversion. With over a decade of PR experience, in consumer, technology and financial services, Content marketing has become my passion allowing me to integrate traditional PR and social media capabilities..
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 Stein|
Communications strategist and brand relevance revolutionary.
Formerly with TEDxSoweto, Ithateng is co-organiser and curator for TEDxJohannesburg, and was an attendee at TED, in Monterey, California..
CEO & Founder at @MyCityWeb. Author & Blogger.
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's grand tour of Added Value started as a graduate in 2000, building experience in qualitative insight, ethnography, cultural insight and brand strategy....
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 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.
CEO at M&C Saatchi Abel Gauteng.
|Jacques 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 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 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 Wyk|
COO of Ricoh SA.
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 Hunt is the Vice President at Create Group, CNN International Commercial..
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James Maposa is director of Birguid and is contactable via email, ..
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 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..
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 Cronje is a Partner, Trade Mark Litigation Department at law firm Adams & Adams.
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 Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..
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.
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 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 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 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 is a Senior Digital Experience Consultant at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide. Based in Detroit, North America.
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 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..
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 is the owner of bespoke PR agency, Jenna McArthur PR..
Jennifer Bruce is the founder of CSR Newsroom, a content production company that turns Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects into a multimedia news package. www.csr-newsroom.com email: email@example.com @jenbruce1.
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 Glover is Executive Creative Director of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and D&AD 2017 Jury President for Radio & Audio..
Jeremy Daniel is the editor of www.memeburn.com, 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.
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 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 Edgson decided she was going to be a writer at the age of 12, mainly because it didn't involve any maths....
Producer at Studio Bolland. Jess is the self appointed mother hen, with 8+ years of industry experience creating, managing and producing.
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 'inthebag.co.za' in 2000, the online shopping business which evolved into the current Woolworths online channel.
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Jillian graduated with an honours degree in journalism from Rhodes University, specialising in broadcast and health journalism....
CEO at BBC Global News Ltd.
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.
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..
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 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 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 Walters heads up NMPi Labs. He has over 17 years in the digital marketing space and is also part of the NMPi Digital global consulting team.
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 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 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 Loos is Household and Property Sector Strategist at FNB Home Loans..
Specialties: Speaker, Trend Curator, Innovator, Business Strategist, Inspirator, Entrepreneur.
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..
|Jolene de Lange|
Marketing Manager at First TechnologyGroup.
Managing partner - African Investments at Exponential Ventures, MMI Holdings.
Joseph Neusu is the Group Digital Marketing Manager for Adclick Africa. He also offers digital marketing consulting services.
Josephine Buys is CEO of the IAB South Africa..
CEO at BrandsEye.
JS Smit (@freehance) is a freelance copywriter. He lives for deadlines and enjoys Marie biscuits.
Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant at Bizcommunity.com. In her free time she enjoys watching cute cat videos, loves long drives/road trips and drinking Steri Stumpies..
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 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 is a junior writer at Memeburn; a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch)..
She is most known for skillfully marrying viral capacity video content with social media ads to generate mass amounts of reach....
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 Wadhwa is an entrepreneur. She is a web programmer and developer by profession.
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 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 is principal for content at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide....
Kate Niemöller is a researcher at IQ Business, specialising in secondary research and linguistic quality assurance. Though the saying goes that a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none, Kate's varied interests have diversified her skillset....
Kaz Henderson is the founder and director of possibilities at Networx PR, whose offices are in Cape Town and Johannesburg....
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)..
PR dIRE at The Principality.
Johannesburg East blogger with work experience in digital journalism & social media. Avid movie watcher, too..
Owner of theSquad, creative events company..
Kelly Thompson is partner - Trade Marks, at the law firm Adams & Adams, the South African member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance..
CEO/Founder at The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town..
GM at Jacaranda FM.
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....
Senior Brand Architect at DNA Brand Architects.
Managing Director, Khaliphani Communications.
Course Consultant at GetSmarter and Contributor for Bizcommunity..
|Kimberley 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....
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 Barkhuizen is the Regional Director - Africa for Cognifide, based in Johannesburg....
Kobus Tosen was born in Witbank and matriculated in 1997 at Hoerskool Suid Natal. In his matric year, he was promoted to deputy head boy, became the 1st team rugby captain as well as senior ‘Victor Laudorium' After leaving high school Kobus studied sports administration and marketing at Pretoria Technikon.
Kroshlen Moodley is GM: Public Sector and Utilities at SAS..
Laiza has 17 years' experience in media and marketing field..
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....
With 23 years in the marketing industry, Isilumko Activate executive Lauren Durant has no difficulty helping companies build emotional connections between their brands and their customers through live events and crafted experiences. A left and right brain thinker, Lauren is always in beta and it's this combination that makes her a creative, yet strategic force in the industry..
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Former automotive and ICT editor.
PR Powerhouse is full service public relations consultancy with specialist practice areas in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, public affairs and hospitality..
Managing Director at Foshizi Consumer Insight Agency. Known for publishing the 1st Township Lingo dictionaries in South Africa.
Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..
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 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 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.
EVP Branding and Sustainable Innovation at Added Value.
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 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.
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..
A journalist and editorial specialist in content development across print, online and radio platforms with a particular passion for entrepreneurship and SMME's..
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.
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 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 Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
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..
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.
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.
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 Spriestersbach is a veteran of the South African advertising industry, having started out at Bates Wells in 1982..
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.
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 Carr is Managing Director of In Touch Media..
|Marguerite 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 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-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'Kelly is arguably one of South Africa's most awarded and respected ECDs....
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 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..
Digital communications director at Boomtown.
Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) 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..
Founder and General Manager of Emlo Communications, a Joburg-based agency that specialises in communication, public relations and social media..
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 Davies is chief content officer at Urban Brew Studios. He has been involved in the film and television industry since 1996.
|Marthinus 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 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 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..
Mathew is a brand strategy and communications professional with broad experience working in Europe, America, Africa and Middle East. He is a strategist by training and has won DBA and APEX awards for marketing effectiveness..
Matt is the CEO of Digital Kungfu — a strategic digital product development house. He is an entrepreneur, speaker and a advisor to startups..
Outreach Manager at Digital Third Coast.
I'm a freelance strategic and creative copywriter specialising in digital content creation..
Obsessed with all things social, Meagan is Rogerwilco's social media strategist. This means she develops and implements the social strategy for clients....
Megan is the Head of Strategy at Techsys Digital. She is passionate about all things digital, especially social media, eCRM and paid media..
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 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 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..
Director at Forever Friday.
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 Arderne writes blog posts and press releases for Oxbridge Academy. She is also a freelance columnist and fiction writer based in Cape Town.
Michael Baretta is Managing Director [dot]GOOD, a marketing consultancy focussed on bridging the gap between the greater good and the bottom line..
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 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..
Mike is technologist, entrepreneur and previous MD of Fuseware (http://www.fuseware.net, @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.
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 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 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.
I have been involved in marketing research for over 40 years, across all spheres. I started Marketing Science in 1992, Infosense (aka Infotools) in 1995 and Panel Services Africa in 2005.
|Mike dos Santos|
Michael graduated with B.A. Honours in Marketing Communication (cum laude) and started his career as a marketing and research assistant before moving into Strategic Planning at Grey Johannesburg.
Mike Freedman is founder of Freedthinkers (www.freedthinkers.com) which has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Freedthinkers works with clients in the private & public sectors to understand what is, discover what can be & reach clarity on how to get there.
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.
Michael is the CEO of Imaginatrix.mobi. 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 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 Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..
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 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 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 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..
Taking the guess work out of marketing. Digital Junkie, Travel addict, bit of a data geek.
Head of Sales and Service Management at T-Systems South Africa..
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.
Graduate of the AAA School of Advertising. Working in Media, Events and Experiences for Heavy Chef (Pty) Lts.
IAB SA Head of Brand Council (Facebook) at IAB SA.
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! www.voiceland.co.za.
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.
Natassia Badenhorst is the technology lead at FleishmanHillard..
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 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...
I am the CEO and Founder of Netland Media (www.netlandmedia.com). We focus on building brands in the information age across various digital platforms..
Nicholas is the founder and group managing director of brand consultancy Wunderbrand. Having spent the past decade consulting to small and large companies in Africa, the Gulf and Sub Continent, Nicholas has built up a unique perspective and process of dealing with multinational businesses in less than ideal environments. With a passion for building marketing and brand capacity in businesses wanting to raise their game in Africa, he believes that African growth can be driven more aggressively with indigenous brands..
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-Mognard is the Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization) (www.apo-opa.com), 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 Liebmann is head of mobile for APAC and South Africa at Exponential, responsible for leading the revenue and operations for the company's mobile solutions....
Content Strategist at Cavalry Media..
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..
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 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 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..
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..
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.
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..
Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has long been on the cutting edge of the media, advertising and branding industries. He has an MBA at GIBS and did his thesis on social media when Twitter was barely a twit.
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..
Communications Associate, DGMT.
|Patrick 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 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 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.
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 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 Case is the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa..
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 Barnard is an art director at Flume, a digital marketing agency in Johannesburg, South Africa. During his career, he has worked with high profile clients such as Universal Music Group, Warner Bros, Samsung, Guess Jeans, Sage, Cisco, and Nedbank.
Peter Carruthers helps small individuals and small business owners grow online income streams....
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..
Entrepreneur, Designer, Strategist, Freelancer and owner of Vee Station and Rock Star Threads..
Phindiwe Nkosi has a decade of experience coupled by post graduate studies from the University of Pretoria. Her experience ranges from working as a journalist, international news anchor, travel writer, speech writer, marketing and communications manager, editor, blogger, foodie and ghostwriter.
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.
Pranjali is a digital marketing content writer at myPracticeReputation, holding 6 years of experience in writing different forms of content. A creative person, fond of writing fiction and poems in her free time.
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 Vagadia is currently a senior business architect with a service operations practice at a well-known IT company in Bangalore..
Quinton Jones is director of TMI Media, TMI is future focused. Media of the future is predictive and data-led.
CEO of Agilitude.
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-Ner is Group co-Chief Executive Officer of The Creative Counsel..
Director at Cultivate Communications.
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 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..
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.
Richard Dunn is the CEO of Playmakers, which is the 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Discovery Sport Agency of the Year..
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 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..
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 is the founder of entertainment and lifestyle website MyCityByNight.co.za and the current Digital Media Account Director at Vizeum South Africa....
Group Strategy Director at Draftfcb.
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..
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 Garden has worked for some of the foremost sponsorship agencies in the world and specialises in sport and entertainment communications with a focus on PR and social media. He is currently a PR specialist at the Discovery Sports Industry Sports Agency of the Year, Levergy.
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..
Founding Partner at DesignThinkers Group - South Africa and Design Thinkers Academy. Member of the Global Council of the DesignThinkers Group.
|Robert 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 Grace is a founding partner and the head of strategy at M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town..
Editorial assistant at Bizcommunity..
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.
Managing Director at Hellocomputer Cape Town..
|Robyn de Villiers|
Robyn de Villiers is Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller: Africa..
Business Unit Manager of The Fort..
Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....
Ronelle Bester, MD of Red Ribbon Communications, started her career in technology at Dimension Data as marketing manager of the Western Cape. She has a BTech degree in public relations from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has lectured in public relations at both the University of South Africa and Varsity College.
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 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 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 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)....
Executive Head at Striata Marketing Solutions.
Account Director at Tribeca PR - her portfolio includes clients from the Fashion, Manufacturing, B2B, Airline, Education and Agricultural sectors..
Writer and Digital Media and Communications consultant. Director at Massyn Media.
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 is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
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..
I'm Ryan Kh, a business graduate, aims to contribute thrilling stories on startups, small businesses & big on shining platforms..
|Sadek 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 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..
Marketing Executive at Bluegrass.
Sam Smith is co-founder, president and CEO of Network Events, founded in 1999. Smith, a leading executive in the exposition industry, has been a highly rated speaker at major industry events and has provided sales and marketing consulting and training to top associations and private exposition management organisations.
As a mediator from the age of 13, Samantha has always loved working with people and assisting them where she can. Whether the assistance came in the form of a hug (such a big hugger) or just sharing a kind word..
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.
Sam Wright handles sales and content at Webfluential, an international influencer marketing platform.
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.
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 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..
Has been in the language and communication business for 15 years. She holds Cum Laude Honours degrees in English Literature and Publishing.
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.
Success is a mind state..
Senzo Xulu is passionate about the people that work in the advertising industry. He is currently an art director at Boomtown Agency.
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....
A strategic marketing technologist that's excited about the cunning use of digital transformation, resulting in business innovation..
Copywriter at Yellow Door Collective.
Shakira Mohamed is a designer at Mark1 Labs, a user-centric, technology driven, design and media business. A graduate of AAA, Shakira specializes in illustration, infographics and social media creative..
With over 20 years' experience in the communications industry, Sharon Piehl was appointed as managing director of FleishmanHillard Johannesburg in May 2016. Prior to her appointment, Sharon spent several years as the lead of many multi-national client accounts at FleishmanHillard.
Sharon Snell holds a masters degree in law, and she is the executive head of the South African Board for Sheriffs..
Shaun Rosen is managing director and founder of MobiClicks..
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 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.
Junior Accounts Manager at Condriac.
Shireen Jaftha, Senior Channel Strategist, OMD Fuse..
Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is the author of 'The Clear Win - the strategies that work; the myths that don't' available on Amazon.
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 began his broadcasting career in 1990 and his passion for the medium to this day burns strong....
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Sipho Hlongwane is a professional communicator and freelance writer based in Cape Town. Follow him on Twitter at @comradesipho..
Sizakele Marutlulle is CEO/Chief Katalyst at Moonchild, an independent cross-cultural brand and communications consultancy; and a board member of Pangea Ultima..
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 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..
I have been in advertising for 20 years, 10 years of that as a creative director. My background is in design and art direction so I love creating beautiful visuals.
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..
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 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 Grootes is political reporter for Eyewitness News (www.ewn.co.za) and contributing editor for Business Day (www.businessday.co.za). He used to write for The Daily Maverick (www.thedailymaverick.co.za).
Stephen Marshall is a Director of LMG Solutions with extensive experience in marketing and financial services in Meridian, Idaho. My work has been featured and mentioned in a wide range of publication, including Tweak Your Biz, Mobile Business Insights, Social Nomics, Small Biz Club, Energy Central, Dzone, Biz Community, Blog Her and more..
I have a keen interest in innovative, digital marketing-lead advertising and search marketing (SEO and paid search), which I've developed through my award-winning agency and corporate career at Ogilvy, Quirk (now Mirum), Vodacom and now as a freelancer..
Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).
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.
Global CEO at Ogilvy Public Relations.
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.
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 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..
Suhana Gordhan is a Creative Director at FCB Johannesburg, where she is the creative lead on Famous Brands' Wimpy - a quick-service restaurant, and Coca-Cola South Africa....
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.
|Suzanne van Aswegen|
Director PR & Social Media at S-factor.
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.
Sylvia Schutte is the MD of Stratitude..
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..
Tamsyn Kiddle, Corporate PR Specialist. As Journalism graduate (UJ), she has experienced both sides of the media curtain.
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 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.
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 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..
Copywriter at R.O.I. Media.
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..
Founder and MD of specialist PR agency, Teresa Settas Communications.
Founder of multi-disciplinary agency OfftheShelf. Talk to us about case studies of growing legacy African brands for the future.
Since 2011, Terry has been with Primedia Outdoor, where she is currently marketing and marketing services executive..
Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..
|Thabang 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.
28 | Traveller | Social Media | Communication | Environmentalist.
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....
Freelance Features Writer.
Thamsanqa D. Malinga is a marketing communications practitioner with industry experience spanning over 10 years in different sectors.
Thembi Mokoena is the VP of Advertising for InTarget.
Thoriso Kolobe is a passionate communicator. One of her preferred methods of communication is through writing.
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'.
Managing Director at Multi-M.
Freelance writer and musician based in Cape Town. Co-editor of the online South African contemporary art magazine ArtThrob..
I have over fifteen years of corporate experience, predominantly within the legal sector....
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 launched Nurun into South Africa in 2016 and is most interested in leveraging technology to drive business results. Intent on creating real value for his clients through innovation, Tom holds relationships with a number of local and international blue chip clients.
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..
Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..
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).
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..
SEO manager at Jellyfish SA..
Ulaysha Sukhu is a strategist, issues management specialist and communications consultant at Firefly Consulting and has worked in the industry for 20 years..
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....
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 Hulsbosch is a brand development agency founded in 2001..
Director at Provantage Media Group.
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 Dlamini is Director at Celebrities and Brands. He is an entrepreneur, marketing executive, former music executive and artist manager.
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..
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 Jethwani is the CEO and Founder of Walnut Solutions. He helps web-based companies with his SEO strategies to grow their revenue.
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.
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 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.
Marketing Manager at New Wave Outdoor Media..
Student at Red & Yellow.
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..
Group Head of Marketing at Coronation Fund Managers.
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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 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 Vogels is the chief technology officer at Amazon Web Services..
Digital Media and Marketing Entrepreneur since 2006..
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 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 Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Marketing consultant at Absa Bank, with a passion for UX, technology, design and the online experience. ..
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..