As the new managing director of the insights division for Middle East and Africa at Kantar, I'm big on investing in the future and strongly believe in developing our people to fulfil their own potential in their work..
Ailsa Wingfield is Executive Director: Intelligence for Nielsen Global Markets. She helps companies capture today and tomorrow's prospects by identifying and exploring demand generating trends through strategic foresight, knowledge and thought leadership creation. With a passion for Africa and Middle East, she established the Africa Prospects Indicator which determines overall country prospects and the sources of potential, across economic, business, consumer and retail metrics.
|Alain Dos Santos|
Alain Dos Santos is the Regional Managing Director for Montblanc Africa. Based in the luxury Maison's regional office in Johannesburg, Dos Santos is responsible for expanding Montblanc's presence & operations in key markets across the continent. His role follows 5 years as Montblanc's MD for Brazil, during which he oversaw milestones including the transfer of Montblanc from its historical family external distributor to fully integrated subsidiary within the Richemont Group, & the first Richemont Maison in Brazil to launch its e-commerce offering..
Generating revenue from Entertainment Brands. Representing Global Entertainment companies/studios like Warner Bros and Turner Cartoon Network.
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Having started his first business venture as a varsity student, Andrew Weinberg is now a seasoned entrepreneur whose customer engagement and incentives solutions business, Retail Engage, is changing the game for the South African second-tier retail base. The Entrepreneur of the Year competition (sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners) named Andrew Weinberg as this year's overall competition winner..
The marketing and media industry is no stranger to Angelika who has two decades of experience in brand and agency management. Angelika has a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from the Institute of Management (IMM) and is an accredited facilitator, mediator and negotiator through AFSA (Arbitration Facilitation South Africa) Her strengths include managing all media agency types related to all commercial and process-based issues, with a special focus on contract negotiation, performance management and good governance..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Anjali helps chief marketing officers navigate a market fueled by the ever-evolving consumer. Anjali synthesises multimodal data and applies cutting-edge research techniques to distil the most important changes in consumer behaviour and decision making..
|Anne-marie le Roux|
Part-Time Faculty & Business Consultant for Innovation & Design Thinking at USB-ED.
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.
Creative being in the digital sphere.
Ashleigh started her career at an ICT company where she became head of operations and helped launch the company's EduSmart platform, enabling educational institutions to maximise their productivity through information technology. In 2013 she co-founded Social Places, a digital MarTech company specialising in location-based marketing and reputation management..
Austin Efienamokwu is the CEO of Universal McCann Nigeria, established in Nigeria in 2000 as a strategic media planning and buying agency that leverages Better Science to create Better Art that drives Better Outcomes for its clients..
Babalwa is a Rhodes University-trained journalist turned storyteller who believes that social media has the potential to change the world as we know it. She is an award-winning Social Media Consultant who has worked on brands including Coca-Cola, Vodacom, Uber, Lead SA and currently is the lead Senior Social Consultant for Standard Bank campaigns at VML.
Beate Stiehler-Mulder is a Senior Lecturer and Marketing Coordinator in the Department of Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg. She's a PhD graduate with a strong background of work, research and publications in South African and International Journals and Conference proceedings - presenting research on Marketing, Branding, Retail and Consumer subjects..
Brand Builder at Thinkerneur.
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.
Brent Haumann is the Managing Director at Striata, Africa where he leads the African business providing strategy, direction and market-positioning for the region..
Brian Carter is the Executive Creative Director at Liquorice, a Digitas company. As the man at the helm of the creative department of Liquorice, he is responsible for the innovative work produced across Africa for the digital network.
As the VP Research Director of Serving B2C Marketing Professionals at Forrester, Brigitte serves B2C Marketing Professionals. She leads a team of analysts who help clients develop strategies to master and coordinate digital and traditional marketing channels using new media and technology to win, serve, and retain customers..
Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..
Candice Goodman is the DMA's Direct Marketer of the Year 2016. She has headed up Education at the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa for the past five years, and was on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA of SA) Advisory Board as Chairman, was the first Certified MMA Mobile Marketer in South Africa and is on the Education Committee of the IAB..
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.
Catherine is the Creative Director at HKLM. She specialises in branding and design development and she believes that there is a strategic design solution to every challenge.
Cecil Ungerer is the Chief Sales Officer at in-store advertising innovators Smart Media..
As a reputation specialist at Reputation Matters, Chanell has a passion for communication and strives to achieve excellence in every aspect of her life. Being a mother of twins, she understands that balance is key to achieve success and excellence..
Campaign & Project Lead at Elevating Brands.
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..
Christele Chokossa joined Euromonitor as a research associate in July 2016. She is currently a senior analyst and focuses on researching industries such as Travel & Tourism, Retailing, Consumer Foodservice, Digital Consumers and Consumer Finance in sub-Saharan Africa.
About Claire Densham Communications Established 1 February 2007, Claire Densham Communications is a niche PR consultancy focused on providing PR and strategy services primarily to the financial services and related industries.With over 20 years' experience, its founder Claire Densham spent 10 of those in the financial services industry where she was Head of Corporate Communications for Nedcor Investment Bank, part of the Nedcor Group..
After years as a B2B journalist, then a news journalist and eventually an editor in various industries. Clare finally found herself at ITWeb covering IT, technology and gadgets - a grounding Clare now has expanded upon on a freelance basis..
Craig is blessed with a beautiful wife and two beautiful and intelligent daughters, who by his own admission have their mother's genes. For the past six and a half years, Craig has been the go-to guy for all things Out of Home at The MediaShop, a platform he is very passionate about.
|Cristina de Vierna|
Head of Expansion Southern Africa at DCMN..
Damon is regional chief creative officer for DDB in New Zealand and Australia. Before that, ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and global ECD of Standard Bank.
Marketing Consultant at Rioks B2B Marketing Consultancy.
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 Dercksen has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. As the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio and a published film and theatre journalist of 40 years, teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting throughout South Africa and internationally the past 22 years.
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..
Derek runs ACME, South Africa's network for independent publishers and consults to established companies in optimising their digital businesses. He would like to see a healthy media ecosystem where media, brands and advertisers can thrive; where foreign and corporate control of our digital media is limited; where free speech allows us to build the society we believe in; and the introduction of a new ethic that will portray our industry as one of virtue and value..
Managing Partner at Hello Conversations_.
Dov Girnun is the CEO at Merchant Capital..
|Dr Marius Wait|
Marius Wait lectures in Personal Selling, Sales Management and International Marketing. Dr Wait is the recipient of a service excellence award from the Direct Selling Association of SA for his work on Sales education.
PR & Communications at AFDA /Alumni / Festivals.
Eben has over 20 years retail, pharma & FMCG experience in South Africa. He understands consumer & shopper behaviour patterns, and is an expert in CE.
Head of New Business Development at New Telco SA.
Prior to joining Ogilvy South Africa in April 2018, Elouise Kelly worked at some of the most prominent companies locally and abroad. As a Branding, Communication and Business Strategist, she revamped content for channels, launched brands, handled budgets of up R250 million, led various teams and successfully increased companies bottom-line in accordance with their objectives, including TopTV, MTV Networks Africa (Viacom), MTN Irancell, M-Net and brands within the SABC stable..
Marketing and Media Editorial Assistant at Bizcommunity | My first loves are video games, writing and music | Get in contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ernst Wittmann is Global Account Director MEA & Country Manager - Southern Africa, at TCL Communications.
Estelle Nagel is Head of Communications at Gumtree and works with dynamic teams in top agencies, as well as the larger internal eBay team..
Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.
Marketing, Media and Technology Expert. A thought leader in content and influencer marketing, media and digital PR..
Reamogetse Motsepe, better known as Gee. Gee's career spanned across the scenes of traditional and digital playgrounds of the public relations industry.
Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..
Gosi Legoale is the Senior Social Media Community Manager at Retroviral Digital Communications..
Digital Content Curator at Joe Public Connect..
Grant Lapping is Managing Director at DataCore Media, which helps organisations to drive better results from their digital marketing investments by unlocking the full potential of campaign performance data. DataCore Media services include digital media strategy, buying and planning across all digital, social media and mobile platforms as well as the implementation and management of the technology organisations need to effectively track and optimise their campaigns..
Greg Chen is the CEO and co-founder of Mobiz. He has a long history in the South African mobile space and is passionate about the role technology can play in engaging the country's people across the spectrum..
I am a passionate marketing and communications solutions architect, with experience spanning more than a decade in the print, out of home and digital strategy sectors. Coming from a traditional media background, I am well-positioned to understand the challenges facing many marketers in a world one digital.
Howard Feldman is one of SA's leading entrepreneurs and Head of Marketing & People at Synthesis. His experience is global and extensive, spanning more than 20 years of working as a businessman, philanthropist and social commentator.
Marketing and communication strategist/scholar.
|Isaac Kwame Adom|
Isaac is a marketing and communication strategist with over a decade of experience working on local and global brands and currently Head of Strategy at FCB Wired in Gaborone, Botswana..
Jacqueline Raw is a Sales and Marketing Strategist. She is the founder of Ycagel, a Marketing consulting and services firm and SkillX an online skills incubator for entrepreneurs and professionals.
|James de Waal|
Head of Marketing, Business Imaging Group at Canon South Africa.
Jameson Hlongwane is the Deputy Managing Director at the VWV Group South Africa, a multi-award winning experiential communications agency. Beyond his technical abilities and know-how within experiential marketing, Jameson has been instrumental to the company's success due to his ability to manage large dynamic teams from different cultures and adapt to rapidly changing times..
Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...
Jason Liebenberg is the Business Unit Director (Durban) at Hoorah Digital..
Jennilee Peremore-Oliver is a Communications Consultant and owner of Jenniemore (Pty) Ltd, a Communications Consultancy based in East London, South Africa. She is an award-winning professional with more than ten years of experience working in communications, and marketing in the radio and print media industries.
Director at AccuraCast.
Jessica Barrella is passionate about helping other small businesses and entrepreneurs reach the next level with solid marketing..
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
JG Bezuidenhout, Digital Marketing Aficionado and COO of Bastion & Flowe (https://www.bastionflowe.com), a digital advertising technology company focused on delivering measurable results..
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) and managing partner for SCOPEN in the UK and South Africa.
John Watling leads seven of Accenture's businesses in Africa. These businesses are retail, consumer goods, telco, media, banking, insurance and industrial.
Johnny's role at TowerStone is to define clients' brand promise and find ways of helping leaders engage with employees in such a way that they are committed brand ambassadors..
Jordan Rittenberry serves as the CEO of Edelman Africa. An Edelman veteran with 15 years of service, Rittenberry has held numerous leadership positions at the firm.
Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..
Kamo Mogashoa is the creative director at Idea Hive..
23-year old Keletso Nkabiti doesn't call herself "The Brand Scientist" by chance. Born in Rustenburg, this Brand Strategist for local brand storyteller, Idea Hive, says her love for stories was born at the feet of her grandmother - a teacher for most her life..
Kirsty Dugmore is the chief growth officer at SugaSpice..
Kirsty Sharman is the Founder and CEO of Aerialscoop, the leading tool for driving growth through data-driven insights. Besides being an entrepreneurial powerhouse, she acts as a growth marketer, product builder and was listed in M&G as one of 200 Young South Africans to watch.
Managing editor and retail editor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..
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..
Leigh Andrews is currently Content Marketing Manager in the Insights division at Kantar Africa & Middle East (AME). An award-winning left-handed Aquarian wordsmith, she thrives on creating and curating content, while isolating insights to weave together the storytelling of digital dreams.
Liesl Simpson is the MD at Evolution PR..
Linda has over 20 years' experience in the UK Tech and gaming industry and has a strong vision of what success looks like delivering rich Marketing campaigns for commercial success..
Digital Strategist at The MediaShop..
|Louisa Douwes Dekker|
Louisa Douwes Dekker is a content specialist at Comoonicate Consulting. She is passionate about the power of content marketing and helping brands use the channel to make digital magic!.
Louise Burgers (previously Marsland) is Founder/Content Director: SOURCE Content Marketing Agency. Louise is a Writer, Publisher, Editor, Content Strategist, Content/Media Trainer.
Luise Allemann is a communications specialist with more than 20 years experience in the media and marketing industries including her time as a newspaper and magazine journalist and editor. She founded MediaInk Communications in 2004 with a primary focus on content generation with a subsequent specialisation in PR & social media and has worked with iconic South African brands such as FNB, MTN and Hollard Insurance and most recently @NielsenAfrica and @Sassda_sa..
Lungile Mayindi is a seasoned expert in advertising and production with over 10 years of experience in film and TV and advertising industries..
South African magazine veteran Lynette Botha freelances as an editor and writer for both local and international magazines. She has freelanced extensively over the years for a range of titles both in South Africa and abroad. While she is comfortable writing about any topic, her expertise lies in travel, beauty and wellness and first-person columns..
Manqoba Zondi (aka Que) is a Senior Copywriter at Jupiter Drawing Room. Previously, Que worked as a Mid-weight writer for Ninety9cents communication.
Independent Marketing & PR Consultant | Freelance Writer | Social Media Manager | Just call me 'eM'.
Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I have also built and managed award-winning teams and have been lucky enough to work with some of the best people in the industry. I am excited about the future of digital and to continuing my work in this exciting medium..
Mark Wilson is the Managing Director of SYSPRO Africa, who defines and oversees the go-to-market and channel strategies, identifies key growth areas and develops new partnerships across the continent. Mark believes strongly in a customer-centric approach and the importance of recognising and understanding a customer's specific business needs..
Enthusiastic UCT graduate with a passion for fashion, film and words..
Martin Musasa is an anthropologist at Demographica with a demonstrated history of doing market research in multiple industries focused on business to business marketing. He has experience using quantitative and qualitative research through ethnography to gain human-driven insights that inform business or consumer decision-making processes..
Mary-Clare Tomes is the founder of TVinaCard Video Brochures, South Africa's leading creator of video brochures. We can offer advice and guidance on how to integrate video brochures into your campaigns..
Journalist at Luxury Public Relations & Concierge.
Michael Gullan is the Managing Director and founder of Gullan&Gullan Advertising. He has more than two decades experience at creating value for brands on client accounts from food and beverage, to cosmetics, mail order, medical, publishing and financial services.
Head of Marketing - Sub Sahara Africa at HMD Global.
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.
With a career in data analytics, CRM marketing and customer growth and retention that spans nearly two decades and two continents and multiple industries, Natalie is at the forefront of commercially driven customer strategy and marketing through the intelligent use of data. She is highly skilled at using relevant insights to engage with customers, across multiple channels..
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...
Communication and Marketing at Local Government sector.
As Retail, Sales and Shopper Director at Kantar, I'm an experienced customer development leader with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods and retail industries across categories and channels, and a speciality in ecommerce. I'm passionate about campaigns that don't simply create awareness but go on to change consumer behaviour.
Ntombizamasala, affectionately known as Zama, is Strategy Director at Yellowwood. Zama has 10 years experience in the field of marketing and has worked across the African continent on some of South Africa's most formidable FMCG companies; Unilever, SAB and YUM restaurants..
With a proven track record in business management and finance, Oz Desai heads up Flight Centre Travel Group's dynamic Corporate Traveller brand in South Africa. Having worked in a retail travel, management and finance environment within the Flight Centre group, Desai's first-hand experience brings great depth to the role of positioning Corporate Traveller as the preferred provider of travel solutions to corporate South Africa..
Paul McIntyre is a CX Executive at Elingo..
With over 20 years' experience helping leading organisations overcome various business challenges, Paula understands the challenges that companies face in delivering a consistent brand experience and the impact this has on their bottom line. An analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions, Paula believes that technology plays a major role in solving critical business and branding challenges.
Courtesy of over 21 years of successful experience in the media, PR and marketing industry, Prinella Pillay is a seasoned PR and Communications specialist. Priding herself in mapping innovative communication programmes and delivering results-driven brand messaging and development, she has effectively contributed to leading blue chip corporates within the FMCG, Retail, Motoring and Finance industries..
With a strong foundation in traditional public relations, Rachel is an entrepreneur excited about the future of communications and advertising, specifically in response to the evolving consumer psyche. Passionate about creative and meaningful campaign work, and preserving the true craft of journalism..
Refilwe Monyai, Account Manager at Orange Ink..
|Regine le Roux|
A Reputation-Superhero that goes to the ends of the earth to protect clients' reputations.
Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a marketing and communications professional with experience in account management, social media and digital marketing campaign management, and marketing..
Editor at Bizcommunity..
Roman Magis is the principal director: Video, Advertising and Content at Accenture, Africa..
Roy Morrison writes about content businesses at Meaningful Profits - a blog dedicated to building profitable content businesses without tech skills or big upfront investments..
A seasoned marketing and communications specialist, Russell Jarvis started his own consultancy in 2017 after eight years at online travel and FinTech companies. He is based in Cape Town..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. moc.ytinummoczib@htur.
Co-Founder and Head of Strategy at HaveYouHeard.
Sean Sullivan is an Associate Media Consultant at The MediaShop..
Semona Pillay is a lecturer and the Programme Coordinator for the Diploma Retail Business Management at the Department of Marketing Management at University of Johannesburg. She lectures Marketing Communications on the Bunting Road campus and Integrated Marketing Communications on the Kingsway campus.
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.
Shereesa is a passionate writer who often delves into the world of social media, online trends and all things photography. She is also a journalism graduate of Rhodes University and can be found frequenting YouTube and Instagram.
Founder and proprietor of Pace Digital, Talitha Spykerman has been active in the marketing industry for many years. She was Marketing Manager for 6 leading travel brands in South Africa and Head of Sales & Marketing for Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, where she developed her passion for and cut her teeth on creating successful integrated marketing campaigns..
Tecla Ciolfi is founder and manager of music news website Texx and the City has been a part of the music industry in South Africa for the last 10 years in various capacities, namely journalism, radio presenting, event curation and artist management..
|Terence T Chinyangare|
I'm a technology nomad working as an associate brand manager. I travel around meeting clients and helping them navigate new territories through brand blueprinting and stewardship.
Adding more zeros and heroes to brand value. Brand Turn Around and Brand Positioning specialists.
Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated copywriter, writing trainer and speaker who has worked for over 350 clients worldwide over the last 15 years. She hates misplaced apostrophes, old-fashioned business writing and the word 'revert'.
Adaptable professional with 6+ years of experience and proven knowledge marketing communications, strategic positioning and search engine optimization. Aiming to leverage my skills to successfully fill an exciting role in corporate organization.
Travis Bussiahn is the Executive Creative Director of the Happy Media Video Agency. He solves creative and business problems for both Happy Media and its clients.
|Tyran De Beer|
Tyran De Beer is a creative, out-of-the-box digital marketer making his mark on the world at Absa, where he looks after the technical aspects of digital change. Over the past six years, Tyran has honed his strategic and analytics skills, working with Traffic Brand, Base2 Digital, Gorilla Creative Media and IPG Mediabrands..
Uzoma is a senior copywriter and marketing strategist with IMS Advertising, one of Nigeria's leading marketing communications agencies. He has over seven years experience in advertising and has worked on brands such as Cadbury, Visa, Heineken, Fayrouz and Total.
South African innovator, data scientist and CEO of Canadian machine learning company: Xineoh..
With solid experience in the industry, Wayne Flemming is a business visionary and IMC content creator who describes himself as a "marketing fanatic". His bold thinking is supported by his strong strategy and leadership skills, and he is also a storyteller at heart.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Yatish Narsi is the chief experience officer at Grid Worldwide..
Born in Ghana, Yaw Dwomoh is the Managing Director of Idea Hive, a specialist Brand Storytelling company based in Johannesburg that enables medium-to-large brands to craft their brand stories in a way that is authentic, connecting with customers in a way that captures their hearts and their purchasing power..
Digital Media Manager at The MediaShop..
Zama Mlanjana is a marketer specialising in e-commerce and omni-channel, with close to 7 years of industry experience. Her focus is on customer experience, studying trends and working with developers to improve UX and help grow retail business revenue through profitable e-retailing strategies..
With a rich history and culture, Zubeida had an impressive repertoire, spanning over many years at industry giants, before starting and then dominating with her own company Valiant. Valiant incorporates multiple levels of marketing including but not limited to consulting, social media, storytelling and full content creation.