Heidi is a Member of Vega Brand School National Advisory Council and Advisor and friend to Umuzi Photo Club (youth activism and upliftment). She served as a Board member and Deputy Chairman of the Marketing Association of South Africa and as Board member of ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations). She has judged the Association for Communication & Advertising’s APEX awards, the FM AdFocus awards and the AMASA Roger Garlick Innovation in Media award.
His previous agency experience includes that of MD of FCB JHB where the agency was twice named Agency of the Year during his tenure, and later as CEO at The Jupiter Drawing Room JHB. He was previously the Group Marketing Director at the SABC, and GM: Global Brand at South African Tourism.
Jerry is the vice-Chairman of the Association of Communications Agencies (ACA) and a Member of the Board of the Loerie Awards. He is a Judge of the Bookmarks Awards, The Loerie Awards and PRISM Awards.
Her career path moved in 2013 into Group Strategy at Alexander Forbes and she drove Group Innovation as well, running an internal programme which has already yielded some game changing business cases and innovations in the financial services industry.
Katherine holds a degree in Marketing and a post graduate qualification in strategic development.
She has worked in both client and agency marketing and communication and has established skills of successful marketing and communication campaigns, including media management and crisis communication.
Lisa studied a Bachelor of Economic Sciences majoring in Commercial Law, Marketing and Business Management.
Lisa has recently started using her experience to benefit her philanthropic passions, which saw her move to Goodbye Malaria, where she has joined African entrepreneurs in solving one of Africa’s biggest problems, malaria.
Recently awarded as the 2017 Woman of the Year: Media, Madelain’s keen eye for attention to detail, extensive communication and marketing experience, professionalism and a sizeable client base across both sectors, will stand her in good stead as judge on the PRISM panel.
In her spare time Madelain is a wife, mom, mimi, women empowerment advocate, hair icon, a pantsuit aficionado, and a lover of life!
From her extensive exposure to the image and style trends abroad as a result of her wide travels, working for the prestigious fashionTV brand, TV presenting, life coaching and workshop facilitating, amongst her many other pursuits, Natalie has gained much experience in assessing people and what elements bring out the best in them. Her strengths also lie in strategy formulation and advisory: developing strategies for marketing, advertising, branding, public relations and corporate social investment.
Throughout her career she has worked for numerous corporate, public and international non-governmental organisations, demonstrating an ability to build and protect reputations; create and implement development strategies; engage policymakers and in-market influencers; generate high-level media results; establish a consistent brand across multiple platforms; and connect with internal audiences.
Currently she is the Managing Director for Weber Shandwick in Africa, the world’s largest public relations agency, and oversees a large portfolio of partner agencies, consultants and affiliates that cover 23 nations across the continent.
Stanton heads up the PR division at Joe Public United, bringing her experience of local and global corporate and consumer brands, across all platforms, to the table. Engage Joe Public’s purpose centres around growing brand belief, something that their case studies and credentials prove.
Her expertise in audience segmentation and building channel bench strength has been cornerstones in her development of employee engagement programmes for organisations. She has a passion for “connecting the dots” and converting this into visibly felt communications that employees can experience at all levels within the organisation. Working with organisations where change is a daily reality, Lizel employs her creativity and out-of-the box thinking to ensure messaging does not only land but behaviour change is a measurable outcome that yields bottom line business results.
Mandy has a special interest in proving the value of communication to the bottom line. She is the first African to complete AMEC’s (Association for Measurement and Evaluation in Communications) International Certificate in Measurement and Evaluation based on the Integrated Measurement Framework launched in 2016.
He is also President of ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Organization) – the largest and most influential global organization of Public Relations professionals and practitioners. In 2016 he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the first Museum of Public Relations – in New York and became the first Bulgarian ever included in the prominent annual Global Power Book of the renowned British weekly PR Week.
Jacqui has an intimate knowledge of the South African media landscape and an extensive network of journalists and influencers.
Jacqui started her career as a newspaper reporter at the Star and then joined Talk Radio 702 (now 702) as a radio producer, but found her true calling in corporate communication. Prior to joining Telkom, she served as the VP of group corporate branding and communication at Sasol.
Aviation was Jacqui’s “work home” for more than five years – working for Airports Company South Africa and South African Airways in senior positions.
She holds a BA in English and Politics from the University of Stellenbosch.
He is responsible for managing the 70-strong team in SA and overseeing FH’s growth in sub-Saharan Africa. His client duties include strategic counsel, strategy drafting, and crisis and corporate reputation management.
While his background is primarily in Financial Services he has a passion for digital communication and believes firmly in telling great stories.
FleishmanHillard is one of the leading communication agencies on the planet with over 80 offices and 3000 staff. FH is owned by the NY-Listed OmniCom Group.
Lucy’s current role includes managing media and overall strategic communication, cause-related programmes as well as providing extensive training to staff and volunteers regarding CANSA’s programmes. She has received the CANSA 2014/15 Gold Senior Leadership award.
In May 2010, Marilyn Watson founded Cinnamon Communication, a company offering end to end communication solutions.
She has vast experience in Crisis and Issue Management, and the formulation and implementation of communication and public relations strategies and social media in Mining, ICT, Medical, Retail, Construction, Government, Entertainment and Scientific environments.
Professionalism, commitment, attention to detail and a passionate, enthusiastic approach to getting the best results possible for clients – these are Nicola’s personal work ethics that she injects into the Tynago team.