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Aaron ThorntonAaron Thornton

Managing Director at Dial a Nerd.

Adegboye AdeniyiAdegboye Adeniyi

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

Adiv MaimonAdiv Maimon

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

Aimeé SerrãoAimeé Serrão

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

Aki KalliatakisAki Kalliatakis

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

Al MackayAl Mackay

Content Strategist at Yellowwood.

Amahle MadlalaAmahle Madlala

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

Amandine RobinAmandine Robin

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

Amelia RichardsAmelia Richards

Client Services Director at Ask Afrika.

Amr ShadyAmr Shady

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

Andre SteenekampAndre Steenekamp

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

André van der PollAndré van der Poll

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

Andrew MacKenzieAndrew MacKenzie

Managing Director at Boomtown.

Andy WalkerAndy Walker

Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..

Ann NurockAnn Nurock

A former CEO of Grey South Africa and President/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is now the Africa Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specialising in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimisation of B2B relationships. She also conducts talks and workshops on trends in advertising, marketing and communications.

Anne DolinschekAnne Dolinschek

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

Antoinette PomboAntoinette Pombo

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

Ashleigh ButterworthAshleigh Butterworth

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

Audrey NaidooAudrey Naidoo

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

Bandile NdzisheBandile Ndzishe

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

Benjamin BrandallBenjamin Brandall

Content Marketer at Process Street.

Beverley KleinBeverley Klein

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-DiavastosBianca Quinn-Diavastos

Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the head of business solutions & strategy at 25AM. She has worked in media and publishing since 2006 and has gained a diverse range of experience spanning the marketing and strategic digital industries.

Bogosi MotshegwaBogosi Motshegwa

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

Boris DzhingarovBoris Dzhingarov

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.

Brandon FaberBrandon Faber

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

Brendan McAraveyBrendan McAravey

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

Bryan LittleBryan Little

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

Candice GoodmanCandice Goodman

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

Candice GoodmanCandice Goodman

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

Cari CoetzeeCari Coetzee

Group Editor at Bizcommunity.

Cecilia MohlalaCecilia Mohlala

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

Charles MburuguCharles Mburugu

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

Charlie StewartCharlie Stewart

CEO at Rogerwilco.

Charlie WannellCharlie Wannell

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

Chemory GunkoChemory Gunko

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

Chiara Di RagoChiara Di Rago

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

Chris BrewerChris Brewer

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

Chris GregoryChris Gregory

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

Christian von SelleChristian von Selle

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

Christopher SmithChristopher Smith

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

Claire HeckrathClaire Heckrath

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

Claudelle NaidooClaudelle Naidoo

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

Claudia RothClaudia Roth

Claudia Roth is the founder of Soul Luxury..

cormac reynoldscormac reynolds

Director - Marketing at My Online Marketer.

Craig LoweCraig Lowe

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

Craig TerblancheCraig Terblanche

Craig Terblanche is the regional director at OutSystems South Africa.

Damon StapletonDamon Stapleton

Damon went to New Zealand to work with his old partner Shane Bradnick and make some secret creative sauce. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.

Danette BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.

Daniel LevyDaniel Levy

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

Daniel MunslowDaniel Munslow

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

Dave NemethDave Nemeth

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

David BlythDavid Blyth

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

Dawie de WetDawie de Wet

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

Dean Rajh-GopaulDean Rajh-Gopaul

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

Dee StephensDee Stephens

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

Deseré OrrillDeseré Orrill

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

Desiree GullanDesiree Gullan

Having worked at the 'Big Three' advertising agencies in SA and proving her creative mettle abroad, Desirée has won multiple local and international awards for her work - including Cannes Lions and Clios. She believes in the importance of craftsmanship - that it's not in the designing, but in the redesigning.

Desmond StruwigDesmond Struwig

GM: Digital at Decision Inc..

Dharmesh NagarDharmesh Nagar

Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..

Dominique PienaarDominique Pienaar

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

Dora JurdDora Jurd

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

Douglas GauldDouglas Gauld

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

Douglas KrugerDouglas Kruger

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

Dries BadenhorstDries Badenhorst

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

Emma CarpenterEmma Carpenter

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

Eric KyaloEric Kyalo

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

Erik du Plessis and Neil HiggsErik du Plessis and Neil Higgs

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

Esther KarukuEsther Karuku

Esther Karuku is the strategy lead at Ten Brands. An integrated marketing agency based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a passion to develop effective communication for brands, both corporate and non-profit.

Etienne de VilliersEtienne de Villiers

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

Farren RoperFarren Roper

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

Francois RankFrancois Rank

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

Françoise HendersonFrançoise Henderson

Françoise Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, is a the co-founder of Rubric. She oversees Worldwide Production and is responsible for localisation methodology and human resources.

Gareth MountainGareth Mountain

Founder at Mountain Direct Solutions.

Gaurav SinghGaurav Singh

Chief Digital Officer at OgilvyOne/Ogilvy Africa.

Graeme PittGraeme Pitt

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

Graham CruikshanksGraham Cruikshanks

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

Graham DeneysGraham Deneys

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

Graham Du PlessisGraham Du Plessis

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

Grant FraserGrant Fraser

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

Harry Welby-CookeHarry Welby-Cooke

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

Harsha PragHarsha Prag

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

Hein KoenHein Koen

Co-founder and Director of Flickswitch, a technology company in the mobile telecoms space focusing on the management of M2M data SIM cards across various African mobile networks. He is passionate about mobile data and its connectivity means in Africa.

Helna BrownHelna Brown

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

Herman CremerHerman Cremer

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

Hicks CrawfordHicks Crawford

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

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is the Group Editor for IT, Automotive, and Logistics at Bizcommunity.com. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.

Ivan DimitrijevicIvan Dimitrijevic

CEO & Founder at @MyCityWeb. Author & Blogger.

Jaco PienaarJaco Pienaar

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

Jacques van WykJacques van Wyk

COO of Ricoh SA.

James MaposaJames Maposa

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

James WhiteJames White

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

James WilsonJames Wilson

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

Jared KoningJared Koning

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

Jason RayJason Ray

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

Jason RiedJason Ried

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

Jessica EdgsonJessica Edgson

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

Jimmy TemboJimmy Tembo

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

Joanna OosthuizenJoanna Oosthuizen

Joanna is MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa (http://ogilvy.co.za/about-us/ogilvy-pr/). She started her career at Microsoft SA before going on to London, where she worked at Schroders Investment Management.

Jodene ShaerJodene Shaer

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

Johan HanekomJohan Hanekom

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

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

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

Johanna McDowellJohanna McDowell

Johanna McDowell counsels clients and agencies around expectations in the advertising, marketing process. She is CEO of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS), a division of black-owned marketing services group Mazole Holdings.

John BealeJohn Beale

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

John LittleJohn Little

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

John SaneiJohn Sanei

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

Joseph NeusuJoseph Neusu

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

JP KloppersJP Kloppers

CEO at BrandsEye.

Julia AhlfeldtJulia Ahlfeldt

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

Julia RhodesJulia Rhodes

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

Juliette AttwellJuliette Attwell

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

Kate KenyonKate Kenyon

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

Kelli KnutsenKelli Knutsen

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

Kerushan Govender

Until recently Kerushan Govender was Area Head: Public Sector, Small-to-Medium Solution and Partner Group, for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa. He generated market share in the healthcare, education, and government sectors across 80 countries and received the Microsoft Thought Leadership Award for his innovations and business results..

Kevin WelmanKevin Welman

Kevin is a co-founder and director of ByDesign Communications, with over twenty years' experience in corporate communication strategy, media strategy, social media strategy and crisis counselling....

Khuthalani KhumaloKhuthalani Khumalo

Managing Director, Khaliphani Communications.

Koliwe Nyoni MajamaKoliwe Nyoni Majama

Koliwe (@koliwenyoni) is a media rights activist who works as a Programme Officer for Broadcasting and ICT at the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Zimbabwe. You can reach her on ..

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

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

Lee NaikLee Naik

Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

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

Leslie PascaudLeslie Pascaud

EVP Branding and Sustainable Innovation at Added Value.

Lisa IllingworthLisa Illingworth

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

Lisa SteingoldLisa Steingold

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

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

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..

Louise RobinsonLouise Robinson

Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley

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

Luke TurnbullLuke Turnbull

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

Lulu White-RaheemLulu White-Raheem

Lulu White is a results-driven African Elections Expert with over 14 years' experience, working with high-profile African organisation. Her sound analytical and strong systems based skills has seen her specialise in; structuring, standardising and streamlining elections processes in order to provide more accurate and productive processes that help organisations realise their goals and achieve credible elections of their representatives..

Lynette HundermarkLynette Hundermark

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

Marc SpriestersbachMarc Spriestersbach

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

Mari-Louise KaplanMari-Louise Kaplan

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

Marilyn Dutlow MungaMarilyn Dutlow Munga

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

Marthinus Van LoggerenbergMarthinus Van Loggerenberg

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

Meagan ElstonMeagan Elston

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

Michael BarettaMichael Baretta

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

Michael WoodMichael Wood

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

Michelle JonesMichelle Jones

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

Mike dos SantosMike dos Santos

Michael graduated with B.A. Honours in Marketing Communication (cum laude) and started his career as a marketing and research assistant before moving into Strategic Planning at Grey Johannesburg.

Mike LawsMike Laws

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 SaundersMike Saunders

An expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage people in a digital world. Mike Saunders is the CEO of DigitLab, an international speaker, and has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for Gordon's Institute of Business (GIBS)..

Mike SharmanMike Sharman

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

Mladen PupovacMladen Pupovac

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

Mosima SelekishoMosima Selekisho

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

Murray LeggMurray Legg

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

Murray RobertsonMurray Robertson

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

Musa MsaneMusa Msane

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

Naseem JavedNaseem Javed

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

Nicci BothaNicci Botha

Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...

Nicholas KuhneNicholas Kuhne

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..

Nicolas Pompigne-MognardNicolas Pompigne-Mognard

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 ShapiroNicole Shapiro

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

Nir TenzerNir Tenzer

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

Nkem Ndem VNkem Ndem V

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

Nkgadimeng RamelaNkgadimeng Ramela

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

Nokwazi MzobeNokwazi Mzobe

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

Nuno LopesNuno Lopes

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

Oresti PatriciosOresti Patricios

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.

Pasqua HeardPasqua Heard

Editorial Assistant at Bizcommunity.

Paula RaubenheimerPaula Raubenheimer

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

Peter SearllPeter Searll

Innovative pioneer in use of automated research for accurate, timeous and cost effective research..

Prashant SengarPrashant Sengar

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

Rebecca CronjeRebecca Cronje

Director at Cultivate Communications.

Ricky HendricksRicky Hendricks

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

Roane SwindonRoane Swindon

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

Robert BloomRobert Bloom

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

Robert Bloom and Katherine TrainRobert Bloom and Katherine Train

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

Robin SinghRobin Singh

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

Robyn de VilliersRobyn de Villiers

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

Rolf AkermannRolf Akermann

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

Ros SiddleRos Siddle

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

Ross SergeantRoss Sergeant

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

Ruth CooperRuth Cooper

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

Ryan KhRyan Kh

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

Sara El-KhaliliSara El-Khalili

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

Sean RileySean Riley

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

Serena SeunarainSerena Seunarain

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

Sheila McGillivraySheila McGillivray

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

Sherry ZameerSherry Zameer

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

Sibongile LehlooSibongile Lehloo

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

Simon Campbell-YoungSimon Campbell-Young

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

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

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

Skhumbuzo TuswaSkhumbuzo Tuswa

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

Sophie BakerSophie Baker

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

Stefan AbroStefan Abro

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

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

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

Steven CohenSteven Cohen

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

Stuart ThomasStuart Thomas

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

Takudzwa MadzikandaTakudzwa Madzikanda

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

Tarryn GiebelmannTarryn Giebelmann

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

TBWA AfricaTBWA Africa

TBWA is a best-of-breed group of marketing communication specialists with a pan-African footprint..

Terry Levin

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

Tess SulamanTess Sulaman

Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..

Thabiso MoloiThabiso Moloi

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

Thembi MokoenaThembi Mokoena

Thembi Mokoena is the VP of Advertising for InTarget.

Tiisetso MalomaTiisetso Maloma

Tiisetso Maloma is an Entrepreneur, author of The Anxious Entrepreneur and STARTUP PICNIC founder..

Tim LeibbrandtTim Leibbrandt

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

Tom JacksonTom Jackson

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

Tom MannersTom Manners

Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..

Tracy JonesTracy Jones

Tracy Jones is MD of Positive Dialogue Communications, an award-winning Cape Town-based PR and social media consultancy that combines a strategic, creative and opportunistic approach with the setting of measurable objectives that assess, refine and improve on communication results to directly support our client's business objectives..

Travis BussiahnTravis Bussiahn

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

Tyron LoveTyron Love

SEO manager at Jellyfish SA..

Vahid MonadjemVahid Monadjem

Vahid Monadjem is the co-founder and CEO of Nomanini, a South African-based mobile Point of Sale service for facilitating cash transactions in emerging markets. He is passionate about working at the intersection of technology and design in informal markets, where Nomanini's solutions can directly impact people's lives..

Vanessa BaardVanessa Baard

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

Vanessa DaviesVanessa Davies

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

Vicki ErskineVicki Erskine

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

Wanda MatandelaWanda Matandela

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

Wendy Van SchalkwykWendy Van Schalkwyk

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

Werner LindemannWerner Lindemann

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

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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..

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