I still believe, good research can change business and society, by creating a groundswell of better decisions..
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Andy Hadfield is the CEO of volunteering platform and CSI management tool forgood. He launched his first startup aged 19 before going on to hone his skills in a number of tech ventures, sales apps and one of the first digital engagement programmes in the country, The Deloitte Way.
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Arisha Saroop's story is a wonderful one. She joined The MediaShop's Durban team as the office's media receptionist and is now calling the shots as the Business Unit Manager.
|Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter|
Auryn Hiscock is executive creative director while Mikhaila Hunter is strategic relationships & marketing manager at Fort..
Brand Builder at Thinkerneur.
Boni Mchunu has been at the helm of East Coast Radio since 2015 and leads the team at KZN's number one hit music station with inspiration. Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, she is passionate about KwaZulu-Natal and is proud of ECR's standing amongst the people of the province....
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 Rogers, culture lead at Cape Town advertising agency HaveYouHeard and content curator for In_, a channel of content, which showcases cultural forces that are changing the world. It aims to inform, inspire and entertain the viewer and does so with multimedia posts, including podcasts, videos, google trends, mini Q+A's and more.
Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..
Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.
Charles Rupare is the CEO of Valora, a Pan African consulting firm focused on shaping brands geared for tomorrow. His position in the universe is at a place where strategy, creativity, commodities, energy, writing, travel and agriculture intersect..
Charles Siboto is a delightful, youngish person. He firmly believes that kindness matters and cannot abide people who are asshats..
A versatile, analytical and hard-working individual with a practical hands-on approach, who always perseveres to achieve the best results. I am a broad strategic thinker, with a passion for growth, whilst not losing focus on monitoring, and maximizing media opportunities..
Chris is a Research Analyst sustainability specialist with a wealth of knowledge in the green economy, green consumerism and stakeholder perceptions of corporate environmental performance. At Reputation Matters Chris has gained extensive experience with corporate communication and media relations; and manages communication for many of Reputation Matter's clients within the environmental space..
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.
As a freelance film and theatre journalist for more than 30 years, published playwright and creator of the independent training initiative The Writing Studio, Daniel Dercksen has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. Visit www.writingstudio.co.za.
David Drew is Head of Commercial sub-Saharan Africa at Alpla SA. He's a qualified Chemical Engineer with 20 years' experience in FMCG.
Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.
Doug Woolley is the general manager of Dell EMC South Africa..
Emma Longden started Sitting Pretty in 2009. As she became more aware of the horrors of the clothing industry, she rebranded in 2013 to align her ranges with her own values - ethical clothing produced in a manner that is kind to the environment and the people who make the garments.
Emmanuel Kasese is the programme manager of the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) at GreenCape. He has masters and undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering from Wits University.
Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.
Feroz Koor is the Group Head of Sustainability at Woolworths..
Graeme Palmer is a director in the commercial department of Garlicke & Bousfield..
Hannl Cronje is the CEO of Orion Organisation NPC based in Atlantis, Western Cape. Orion Organisation NPC creates futures for those with physical, intellectual and psycho-social disabilities through the provision of professional and development services..
Hugh Tyrrell designs science-based communication campaigns that influence behaviour for environmental good. These combine social psychology, communications, media and marketing with environmental sustainability.
Ian Fuhr is the founder of The Hatch Institute..
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor with a passion for people & their stories (check out Passing Stories). She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.
Imran is a content and production assistant at Bizcommunity.com..
|Ingrid von Stein|
Communications strategist and brand relevance revolutionary.
Driving solutions from Strategy to Results. High Performance Quality Projects Striving for Excellence.
Jason McNeil is chief operating officer at Interwaste. He has been in the waste management industry for 20 years and has, over this time, been involved in the strategic and day-to-day operational, technical, marketing and sales-related functions within the business.
Jennilee Peremore-Oliver is a Communications Consultant, and Owner/CEO or Jenniemore (Pty) Ltd, a Communications Consultancy based in East London, South Africa. She has a Master's Degree in Applied Media, a Bachelor's Degree in Media, Communication, and Culture, and a professional certificate in Management from the Nelson Mandela University Business School.
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Josephine Buys is CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC)..
Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..
With thousands of successful events under her belt, many of them breaking creative boundaries but always executed to top standards with impeccable attention to detail, Kim Winstanley's work as Worx Group's chief growth officer continues to lead the company from strength to strength....
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Leago is an intermediate - level public relations and communications consultant with over two years' working experience in the media industry. Currently a P.R Account Executive at Glasshouse Communication Management, Leago specialises in media relations, content development, event public relations and support of crisis communications..
Leigh Andrews AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is former Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality, and of course, gourmet food and drinks! She can be reached on Twitter at @Leigh_Andrews..
|Leo Van De Polder|
Leo Van De Polder is the Global Development Director at Shop! Association..
Louise Burgers (previously Marsland) is Founder/Content Director: SOURCE Content Marketing Agency. Louise is a Writer, Publisher, Editor, Content Strategist, Content/Media Trainer.
Marc Lubner is CEO of Afrika Tikkun, a South African non-profit organisation focusing on youth development from cradle to career. He is also founder and executive chairman of the Smile Foundation, which treats children with facial abnormalities.
Marian Salzman-known as one of the world's top five trendspotters - has a communications career that has spanned more than three decades, across multiple industries and the globe. She now heads up comms - , owned and paid - at Philip Morris International (PMI) as it embarks on its transformation to a smoke-free landscape....
Mark Galasiewski (gala-SHEV-ski) is chief analyst for Asia and Emerging Markets at Elliott Wave International. After joining the firm in 2005, Mark wrote essays for The Elliott Wave Theorist which correctly forecasted the global financial crisis.
Enthusiastic UCT graduate with a passion for fashion, film and words..
|Martin Tvede Larsen|
Martin Tvede Larsen is from Denmark travelling through Africa with his wife, Erika, from the Philippines; and the co-founders of While in Africa - a blog promoting Africa as a destination to the international market..
Melissa Baird is a multi-faceted communications strategist, workshop facilitator, public speaker and talented wordsmith whose career has spanned traditional advertising, interactive television, digital marketing and book and magazine publishing. Currently Baird is an independent sustainability communications strategist, writer and editor after a five-year tenure heading up strategy at Ogilvyearth..
Michael Baretta is an experienced creative thinker who is deeply committed to changing the world for the better through innovative marketing and communications. Baretta is the founder of [dot]GOOD, South Africa's first and foremost for-good marketing agency..
Mike Abel is chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel, which he launched in South Africa in February 2010. He is the former COO of Ogilvy South Africa and CEO of M&C Saatchi Australia.
Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer for M&C Saatchi Abel, was crowned Industry Leader at the 2019 Adfocus awards held on 27 November 2019..
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...
Head Agribusiness at Standard Bank.
Nomvula Dlamini, Inyathelo trustee and executive director of the Community Development Resource Association.
Ntombi Malaza is head of brand at TBWA\SA and project manager for Room 13 South Africa..
|Professor Elain Vlok|
Professor Elain Vlok is the founder of Clover Mama Afrika. A BSc in Home Economics marked the start of her academic pursuits, and she has gone on to complete the following degrees to name but a few: BA Library Science (Honours), BA Hons in Zulu, BA Hons in Communication, an MA in Zulu, a doctorate in Communication and an MA in Sociology (Counselling).
Rachel Thompson is the Insights Director at GfK South Africa. She has 16 years of experience in market research, working first for Research International and then moving to GfK South Africa in 2009.
Rebone Masemola is the founder of a digital Feminist platform called the WokeProject, she's a Marketer, and writer who advocates for equality and fair representation. She's a TEDx Speaker who currently works as a Digital Marketing Manager for an international TV Network..
Editor at Bizcommunity..
Robyn Smith is the founder of South Africa's leading ethical retailer, Faithful to Nature. Passionate about showing others that businesses can still be profitable and ethical, Robyn is inspiring and advising more and more key players in the market on creating sustainable success..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. moc.ytinummoczib@htur.
Sameera Munshi is client relationship manager at Tshikululu Social Investments. Munshi began her career in renewable energy in 2011 through implementing solar PV solutions in rural Northern Cape.
Samuel Seeff is chairman of the Seeff Group..
Sharmila Ragunanan is a hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts.
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.
|SheSays Cape Town founders|
The SheSays Cape Town founders are brand strategist Marina Tokar, senior copywriter Johannie Van As and content strategy director Anelde Greeff....
Simon Clarke is director of IBIS Consulting. He has 15+ years of experience in the areas of corporate sustainability and climate change and has worked in South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom and Australia..
Siyabonga Mbanjwa is the regional managing director of Sener Southern Africa, a global engineering and technology group operating in the power, oil and gas sector..
Businesswoman and media mogul Tracey Lange has risen through the ranks. From a determined, motivated intern to becoming one of the most well-recognised personalities in South African television and radio..
Vera Valasis is the Executive Director at Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)..
Yael Geffen is the CEO of Sotheby's International Realty South Africa and a member of the board. Geffen has a BA in Communications and Economics and a Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications Strategy..