Nikki has more than 30 years’ experience – not just in the advertising field where she worked for agencies such as Grey, Bates, SBBW, but also in marketing and strategic consulting, where she was involved in the development of business and brand strategies with strong emphasis on cross functional action learning for Clients.
In 1989 he formed Sussens Mann, now Meropa Communications — taking it to a consultancy with 100 staff in four cities.
In 2016 he won a PRISA Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the SA Press Council.
She is past and present editor of Communicare, the Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, and serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Corporate Communication International. She is Past President of the Southern African Communication Association.
Tasneem is the acting Deputy Director-General at the Government Communications and Information System (GCIS), responsible for communication policy, research, media buying, media analysis and the digital, print and electronic products of the GCIS.y communication specialist, with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate communication, the management of reputation risk and stakeholder engagement, in large, multi-national companies. Over the last few years, Esme has specialised in advising executive teams on reputation risk and has led expert professional teams on major, confidential reputation risk issues. Her particular interest in mentoring communication professionals over many years has been both personally fulfilling and effective.
A far-sighted individual with excellent business development skills and hands-on knowledge of directing the activities of all projects, Nkhensani is experienced in supporting the company’s strategic alliances and participating in marketing strategies.
Having entered the work environment in her early teens before completing a Higher Diploma in Somatology, Nkhensani’s determined disposition has taken her from strength to strength. From taking on the role of blogger at L’Oreal to the role of Junior Client Service Manager at HMC Seswa and then Senior Client Service Manager at Glasshouse Communication Management; Moyane continues to play a strategic role in business development, managing the team and operations.
Pheliswa’s role at the JSE is focused on formulating and driving the JSE’s external and internal communication strategies forward for the exchange.
Pheliswa’s career started in PR agencies where she worked at leading PR agencie, including Arcay Burson-Marsteller (now Burson-Marsteller South Africa) and Atmosphere Communications.
She holds a Communications degree from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is currently completing a Leadership Programme at the Wits Business School.
She holds a B-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), the highest rated scholar in Communication Management Science in South Africa.
In her present role as the Group Executive: Marketing, Public Relations and Communications for Altron, she manages and protects the reputation of the group and its leaders in multiple countries and territories. She is also accountable for reputation management, investor relations, marketing, advertising, corporate communications and public relations.
Corné has been recognised for teaching excellence throughout her career and has researched and taught, among others, integrated marketing communication, marketing planning and implementation, strategic communication, public relations management and
practice, as well as corporate communication at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Corné engages with industry and has served on several committees through the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) and Services SETA.
She is the Creative Director & Writer of the Moneyweb.co.za Branded Video Content Hub and is also the Creative Strategist and Writer of plugdin Creative Consulting where she tackles Brand Marketing and Communication problems, and produces channel agnostic creative solutions.
In her role as Editor for adlip.com she wrote, edited, created and curated video, text and audio content covering trends in the Marketing, Advertising, Digital, Social Media, Mobile, Design and overall Communication sectors.
Clockwork Media is one of South Africa’s fastest growing integrated content and communication agencies, with a team of over 80 people, comprising South Africa’s best content, digital and creative minds working on several global accounts. The company specialises in content research and strategy, editorial compilation, digital and social media, public relations, design, web development and videography.
Amongst other accolades, Sylvester celebrates being GQ’s Most Influential Young Man of 2012, Men’s Health Top 20 Young Men of 2014, SA Premier Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, BBQ Young Business Achiever of the Year 2015, and the Oliver Top Empowered Young Achiever of the Year 2016.
Sylvester sits on the board of the SA State Theatre, Council Member for Africa month with the Department of Arts and Culture and a Global Shaper Alumnus. He lectures and speaks at numerous platforms cascading a Stand Against Bland approach to Marketing!
Vicki was COO of the Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa for nine years, specialising in governance, communication, policy and intellectual property, government relations and industry reputation management.
A long career history in the pharmaceutical industry, working for multinational and local companies, included roles in marketing, business development, corporate affairs and government relations. Her experience with GlaxoSmithKline included an international assignment and gave her extensive experience in reputation management, especially in the area of access to medicines.
Vicki holds a BCom (Hons) degree.