Nadine Pillay | Brand and Business Strategist
Nadine has been known as a key success element in major projects she has worked on. She is a senior executive with 24 year professional experience in the advertising, branding and design industries. Representing her companies at an international level she has managing high caliber national and international clients, projects and brands.
Sifiso Ngobese | Founder Of Unconventional Media Solutions
Sifiso Ngobese quit his job at an international investment bank in South Africa, he knew he was looking for something new. He just couldn’t do it anymore. Feeling suffocated and stifled, he couldn’t sit there one more day. Something was missing - a two week road-trip and an even longer emotional road trip has led him here, to Unconventional Media Solutions.
Shaun Harris | Award-Winning Marketer
Shaun Harris is most well-known for his recent role as MD for Futurelife, which he helped become the fastest growing cereal brand in SA as well as market leader in its own new segment, increasing it's revenue tenfold and in the process leading the brand to win numerous national and international awards along the way. Below he very generously provides us with insight into the inner makings of such an achievement and how it has changed his life.
Roxy Burger | Presenter, Voice Artist & MC
Roxy Burger boasts a television and film career spanning 15 years. After numerous international and local TV commercials and Disney film roles, Roxy landed her spot on MNETs flagship children’s channel, KTV, which saw her voice expertise and natural presenting ability flourish. After graduating with her Bachelors Degree in Audiovisual Production Management from the University of Johannesburg and later her Honours Degree in Branding, Roxy left KTV to pursue her career as a TV Producer
Rana Florida | CEO, Author, Editor & Cultural Curator
She brings to this leadership role more than two decades of experience in corporate strategy, communications, and marketing, having directed global strategic communications for HMSHost, the world’s largest airport developer, as well as having executed marketing initiatives for such premier brands as Disney and Starbucks and events experience working with The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute and The Knight Foundation.
Pepe Marais | Creative Advertising genius | Entrepreneur | Agency founder | Author
Pepe Marais is one of SA’s advertising creative icons with a track-record to make anyone in the local advertising landscape swoon with awe, admiration, and to be honest, in my case, a twinge of jealousy. Together with his business partner, he founded the award-winning, highly acclaimed and sought-after agency, Joe Public, whilst still in his mid-20’s. Look, anyone who survives 10 years in advertising is a legend but Pepe has managed to guide Joe Public for 20 years from strength to strength
Oscar Monama | Entrepreneur
Oscar Monama is a director of Strategy and Marketing for I Am Emerge Pty Ltd which he co-owns. It is a creative agency that creates value for money through creative concepts, derived from observing trends in consumer living and society, while immersing clients brands within consumer’s daily life activities in order to effectively fulfill business objectives, and emerge clients brand as a winner in being the consumers brand of choice.
Ed Hatton | Marketing Specialist, Mentor & Consultant
Ed was born and raised in Johannesburg, completing his schooling at Forrest High and the University of the Witwatersrand. He was immediately attracted to the embryonic computer industry, and commenced his career in support and then sales and sales management with one of the founding companies of Dimension Data. He moved to ICL and from sales to marketing, becoming the market manager of that company, before joining Joffe Associates in the fledgling PC and networking field.
Doug De Villiers I CEO Interbrand Africa, Acoustic Guitarist, Practical Academic
Extensive globe travel and international work experience has opened up the world of brand opportunity to this enquiring mind. Doug de Villiers has studied widely, pens papers and delivers talks on his subject. He has honed his professional skills towards Africa while at the reigns of branding and design specialist consultancy, Interbrand Africa.