Adam is a bigger picture thinker and serial entrepreneur. After completing a BCom degree, he went head-first into starting his own company from his friend's garage in Cape Town.
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..
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..
Adriaan Strydom is Managing Director of NMPi South Africa. He joined the executive team at at NMPi parent company, incuBeta Holdings, in December 2005.
Aimee Serrao holds a Masters degree in Communication and Media Studies from Monash University. She has a passion for communications, media and copywriting.
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..
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.
Amandine Robin is a design thinker. She co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab with Dora Jurd in 2014.
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.
Managing Director at Boomtown.
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..
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..
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..
Social media expert, writer and account manager at Yellow Door Collective.
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.
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.
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". She has worked in media and publishing since 2006, and has gained a diverse range of experience spanning the marketing and strategic digital industries..
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner for Net#work BBDO, a committee member of AMASA Johannesburg and is Advisory Council Member at Vega Johannesburg..
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.
Director Platinum Seed.
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 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.
Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..
Bryan Little is an award-winning filmmaker and artist..
|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..
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Christou Jordan is a multifaceted South African Author and Radio Industry Specialist..
|Christian von Selle|
The globetrotting COO started his career two decades ago with J. Walter Thompson New York.
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 Denham-Dyson started studying anthropology at the university currently known as Rhodes and then moved to UCT. After finishing her Honours degree she moved back to Johannesburg and through fate or luck she found that Warren Moss (CEO of Demographica) was looking for an anthropologist.
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 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..
Director - Marketing at My Online Marketer.
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.
Dan Marcus is the CEO of specialist project management software company, Magnetic. He is a smart thinker and an entrepreneur of note who started his first company at the age of 18, and has since built and led four successful business ventures - the latest of which is Magnetic.
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.
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 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..
|Dawie de Wet|
Dr Dawie de Wet is the CEO of Q-KON..
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.
Des Fenner is the general manager of Datsun South Africa.
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.
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.
Carpenter judged the 2016 Mobile Lions, which recognise device-driven creativity....
Enver Duminy is the CEO at Cape Town Tourism.
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..
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..
As Global Account Director for MEA and Country Manager in Southern Africa for Alcatel, Ernst is leading the brand's growth strategy for the MEA region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make Alcatel a formidable force in the fiercely competitive mobile market..
|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.
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 is the Head of Written Content for FleishmanHillard South Africa....
Head of Sales, Olico.
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..
Chief Digital Officer at OgilvyOne/Ogilvy Africa.
Gil Sperling is the co-founder and chief technology officer of ad tech company Popimedia..
Joint CEO at SPARK Media.
Having kicked off his seasoned advertising career as a creative, Glen, who's more comfortable in a pair of boardshorts than a suit and tie, made his way over to the operational oversight and strategic side of the industry. That's where his key strengths lie, and that's where his decisiveness ensures Boomtown's efficiency, his strategic game plan ensures connection to clients and his project management delivers professional, consistently on-brand campaigns that give our clients value..
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 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 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)..
New Business Development Executive at Mscsports.
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..
Managing Director and Founder at Bigger Than Me.
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..
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..
Helna Brown has 36 years of inquisitive thinking and enthusiasm for people....
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.
|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..
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....
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 Wyk|
COO of Ricoh SA.
I am passionate about customer relationships, and how people and partnerships drive long term sustainable solutions. I enjoy and have delivered several innovative and creative solutions in the South African FMCG industry. Have worked for Procter and Gamble and Coca-cola, before creating Prana Business Consulting..
James Hunt is the Vice President at Create Group, CNN International Commercial..
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....
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 Persuade Ltd.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. Want to chat? Message me here: www.calendly.com/persuade.
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.
Jeanette is a multi-talented writer, ideas person, video editor, and director. She is fluent in four languages, and has the depth of knowledge and experience to lead social and content teams in telling a brand's stories online..
Jennifer Stein lives and breathes PR. With over 25 years in the industry she has extensive corporate and consumer PR experience across a number of sectors including automotive, IT, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, property, luxury brands and various services industries.
Jennilee Peremore is a professional within the media and communications industry. She holds both a Bachelor's and Masters Degree in Media and Communication and has diverse experience in the media industry..
Jessica Edgson decided she was going to be a writer at the age of 12, mainly because it didn't involve any maths....
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
|Jill Young Schutte|
Jill Young Schutte is the founder of EvenMe! a free Online Portal and App aimed at Inspiring and motivating the youth..
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.
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 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.
Specialties: Speaker, Trend Curator, Innovator, Business Strategist, Inspirator, Entrepreneur.
Joseph Neusu is a digital marketer with extensive experience in digital strategy and execution, including social media. He has a great passion for understanding human behaviour and is an expert in neuroscience marketing.
CEO at BrandsEye.
Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant for the Marketing & Media news portal at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer..
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.
Kate is principal for content at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide....
Kelli Knutsen (@KelliKnutsen) is a Cape Town girl living in the Big Smoke and is currently the marketing coordinator at FleishmanHillard South Africa, named PRISA's Best Large PR Consultancy (2014 & 2015)..
Kelly Thompson is partner - Trade Marks, at the law firm Adams & Adams, the South African member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance..
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 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....
Khangelani Dziba is a communicator with key interests in Brand Communications and Diversity Studies. He has a sociological outlook on social issues and believes in storytelling with a difference..
Managing Director, Khaliphani Communications.
Kirsty Barkhuizen is the Regional Director - Africa for Cognifide, based in Johannesburg....
Lauren is a psychology graduate and qualified life coach with a passion for words, people and all things digital. Her love affair with all things advertising began in 2015, where she undertook the role of traffic manager in a digital agency.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Former automotive and ICT editor.
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 is the only SA finalist shortlisted for the Women in Marketing #WIMawards2017, and can be reached at ..
Leon Ayo is the Chief Executive Officer of Odgers Berndtson, Sub-Saharan Africa. He has consulted and led teams across four continents.
EVP Branding and Sustainable Innovation at Added Value.
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 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..
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 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 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.
Matt is the CEO of Digital Kungfu — a strategic digital product development house. He is an entrepreneur, speaker and a advisor to startups..
Obsessed with all things social, Meagan is Rogerwilco's social media strategist. This means she develops and implements the social strategy for clients....
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....
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.
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.
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 is the founder and CEO of Cerebra, a specialist in social media and social business consulting, education and implementation for corporate brands. Now as part of the Wunderman Group following its acquisition in 2013, Cerebra provides support to one of the largest digital agencies in the country....
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..
Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor, is a man with a plan and a vision. He is responsible for extending shelf life of films while captivating the existing and potential audience/moviegoers.
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.
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 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..
With over 13 years' experience as a marketer, Nicholas Hodge (38) brings a deep knowledge of digital media plans, and insight on digital extensions to integrated advertising programs..
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..
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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..
CEO Primedia Broadcasting.
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.
Paula Raubenheimer is head of programmatic at SouthernX, The SpaceStation. Paula has a B Bus Science (Law) degree and completed Post-Graduate studies in Marketing and Advertising Communications.
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.
Innovative pioneer in use of automated research for accurate, timeous and cost effective research..
Quinton Jones is director of TMI Media, TMI is future focused. Media of the future is predictive and data-led.
Director at Cultivate Communications.
Richard Dunn is the CEO of Playmakers, which is the 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Discovery Sport Agency of the Year..
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..
Ricky is the founder of entertainment and lifestyle website MyCityByNight.co.za and the current Digital Media Account Director at Vizeum South Africa....
Rob Lith is the director of Connection Telecom. ICT Industry aficionado and internet specialist, he has been involved in the industry for the last 20 years.
Founding Partner at DesignThinkers Group - South Africa and Design Thinkers Academy. Member of the Global Council of the DesignThinkers Group.
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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.
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.
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Robyn de Villiers is Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller: Africa..
Ronelle Bester, MD of Red Ribbon Communications, started her career in technology at Dimension Data as marketing manager of the Western Cape. She has a BTech degree in public relations from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has lectured in public relations at both the University of South Africa and Varsity College.
Ross 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 is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
I'm Ryan Kh, a business graduate, aims to contribute thrilling stories on startups, small businesses & big on shining platforms..
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.
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....
Copywriter at Yellow Door Collective.
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.
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.
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 Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
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.
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 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).
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Director PR & Social Media at S-factor.
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 is a best-of-breed group of marketing communication specialists with a pan-African footprint..
Founder of multi-disciplinary agency OfftheShelf. Talk to us about case studies of growing legacy African brands for the future.
Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..
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 Mokoena is the VP of Advertising for InTarget.
Thomas Sepheka is a husband, father to two boys, a research specialist and founder of Insight Story brand consultancy. He's also the drummer for a Cape Town band The Urban Legends..
Thoriso Kolobe is a passionate communicator. One of her preferred methods of communication is through writing.
Freelance writer and musician based in Cape Town. Co-editor of the online South African contemporary art magazine ArtThrob..
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..
Senior SEO Manager and Trainer at Jellyfish SA agency, where I lead stand-alone organic search projects as well as contribute to complex multi-channel campaigns both technically and creatively. I love teaching my craft and seeing others get excited about SEO!.
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.
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....
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..
Walter is the managing director of Everlytic, a SaaS marketing automation platform. Everlytic was voted the fastest growing tech company in South Africa by Deloitte in 2014, and was acquired by Vox Telecom in January 2016..
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....
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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..
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..
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Yolandi Allen is Boomtown's Digital Communications Manager, and loves to identify new and emerging trends and enjoys the challenge of trying new tools and social platforms. It feeds her curiosity, and she's inspired by the ever-changing landscape of the web and the fast-paced variety she craves..