Besides my specialist expertise in marketing communications, I have a wealth of experience in marketing and business in general.
With more than thirty five years in the marketing communications industry, I worked first as a copywriter and creative director in South Africa before managing Lintas, McCann-Erickson and Y&R Brands advertising agencies in Malawi, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
My industry experience ranges from carbonated soft drinks, beer and wine to margarine and motor cars, and I have worked with blue-chip companies like Coca-Cola, SABMiller, Distell, Unilever, Ford and General Motors.
I have spent the past fourteen years as an independent marketing and communications advisor. During this period, I also assisted part-time a Cape Town-based Brandesign, a brand development company with mentorship, brand strategy and copywriting.
More recently, I acted as interim marketing manager in St Leger & Viney, a Johannesburg based fabric house and later worked on a part-time basis as a brand strategist and copywriter at Zanusi Brand Solutions.
My qualifications are a BA degree from the University of Cape Town (English Literature, Economics & Psychology) and an IMM certificate in Marketing Management. I have also attended advertising agency management seminars in the USA and France.
Since 2006 I have been an Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business (IIB) and a member of the OpenCircle Business Advisory Group since 2014. I am also a founder member of the BizWiser Emerging Markets consultancy group.
More often than not, additional expertise is required to ensure that our clients get the best possible solution to their business challenges. Through my membership of these business advisory groups, I can harness the most appropriate expertise and skills and assemble a team specifically for any marketing communications project.
I also enjoy excellent working relationships with several specialist design companies and a range of other suppliers to the branding and marketing communications industry.
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I want to help the owners and managers of small to mid-size businesses in South Africa to solve any marketing challenge that you may be facing as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Please don't hesitate to contact me to set up a no-obligation chat about your business future. I look forward to being of service to you very soon.
Over the years, I have gained experience in many different industries and worked on a large number of blue-chip and other brands: Beverages Coca-Cola, Tusker Lager, Safari Lager, Nescafe, Milo, Appletiser, Liquifruit Wine & Spirits Nederburg, Autumn Harvest, KWV, Ashton Kelder, Glenfiddich, Grants, Klipdrif, Bols, Martell, Mainstay, Malawi Gin, Powers No.1 Food Nestle, Kelloggs, Unilever, Colman, Bokomo, Khoisan Salt, Verlaque, Fercon Foods, Genadendal Frozen Vegetables, Crocodeli Bakery Automotive Ford, Motorcraft, General Motors, Goodyear, Firestone, Trentyre, Gabriel, Armstrong, Caltex, Payen, Pilkington Glass, Connoisseur, Williams Hunt, Union Motors Financial Santam, Trust Bank, Metropolitan Life, Heritage Insurance, Standard Bank Tanzania, Legacy Information Technology FinSwitch, Altech Isis, Fuel Online Training Hospitality & Tourism Holiday Inn, Block Hotels, Kenya Airways, Air Malawi, Green Routes, All Cape Private Tours, Esprit du Cape, Cape Scenic Gems, Jolly Fine Private Tours, South African Chauffeurs Guild FMCG Blue Band, Surf, Pepsodent, Reckitt Household, Vaseline, Ponds, Gillette Retail & Wholesale Clicks, St Leger & Viney, Artefect Interiors, Office Options Media & Signage Your Business, The Nation, Algoa FM, Sign-A-Rama Tokai Industrial Calculus Products, Specialised Industrial Distributors Security Securicor, Mountain Men Consultancy OpenCircle, BizWiser, Performher, Entrevise Business Solutions.