Meet our Speakers

The industry’s most innovative and inspiring speakers are hand-picked to deliver the finest cross-section of relevant content to significantly impact your business’s marketing and communication strategy. Speakers will provide delegates with first-hand, case-study exposure to the most innovative IMC trends, highlighting aspects of their most successful campaigns in order to give a practical view of how these techniques and tools are best implemented.

As an added advantage, delegates will also be given the opportunity to direct a scope of questions to the speakers prior to the conference via Twitter and Facebook.

  • Boniswa Pezisa CEO - BBDO South Africa
    Big Ideas Will Always Drive Brand Salience at Scale Boniswa’s presentation will look into “Demystifying Integrated Communications” by Leveraging the BIG Idea to Build Brand Memory Structure. see full profile
  • Bongani Chinkanda CEO - HDI Youth Marketeers
    How to connect with township youth through meeting their ‘needs states’. With 50% of the South African population comprising under 24s, it remains glaringly clear that no brand can afford to alienate the youth market. South Africa remains one of the most... see full profile
  • Matthew Barclay Area Director for Africa - Meltwater
    How to Protect your Reputation in a Fake News World In the age of social media, even the most minor brand slip-up can turn into an international crisis within hours. And with the meteoric rise of fake news, the threats to brand and... see full profile
  • Pierre Fouche Head of Marketing, Communications and Citizenship IBM South Africa - IBM
    Unleash the power of AI in Marketing There has never been a more difficult time to be in business and there has never been a more exiting time in business. The role of the CMO is changing faster than any of the... see full profile
  • Jess Jorgensen Director - Instant Grass International
    Gender Neutral Marketing This talk will introduce a global trend that is not only gaining momentum, but has the potential to break down traditional stereotypes about what it means to be a man or a woman through... see full profile
  • Daniel Padiachy Chief Marketing Officer - McDonalds
    McDonald’s South Africa Is Growing In The Innovation Landscape By Creating A Seamless Customer Experience McDonald’s South Africa is investing in new Technology to provide a better experience and service for our customers across all our 255 restaurants in the country. We believe that times... see full profile
  • Walter Penfold Managing Director - Everlytic
    The email and SMS marketing juggernaut Social Media, Mobile Advertising, Instant Messaging, and other new tech failed to bring down the traditional channels of email and SMS. Why are these channels still growing like wildfire... see full profile
  • Tom Manners Managing Director - Clockwork Media
    Truthfulness and Transparency - why brands need great content now more than ever From the era of Trump, Fake News and dirty dealings internationally, to local battles with corruption, misinformation, and questionable PR practices here at home, it’s no secret that... see full profile
  • Katherine Madley Product Marketing Executive - Alexander Forbes
    AI - will it grow my brand and market share? In the ever changing world of marketing, new shiny things keep popping up as the next best thing, programmatic, AI, machine learning, social, Google, Facebook, mobile first, client... see full profile
  • Bradley Elliott Managing Director - Continuon
    The shift of influencer marketing Influencer marketing continues to be the buzz word, with 86% of marketers using influencer strategies in 2016, and most doubling their investment in 2017. However, influencer marketing... see full profile
  • Dan Matthews Technical Architect - Episerver
    Cathedral of Mammon So, you're about to invest in e-Commerce, either for the first time or to take your existing online experience further. Here's the dirty secret that most technologists... see full profile
  • Stéphane Rogovsky Group CEO - R2 Digital
    The REAL secrets of effective Influencer Marketing campaigns With statistics like $6.85 in earned media value for every $1.00 of Influencer Marketing paid media (Burst Media, 2017), Influencer Marketing is dominating the social media landscape. ... see full profile
  • Funeka Montjane Chief Executive for Personal and Business Banking - Standard Bank
    Project Bond How Standard Bank ensures its brand remains relevant. Funeka’s presentation will leave you stirred but not shaken. see full profile
  • Ann Nurock Africa Partner - Relationship Audits and Management
    Cannes Lions Trends and Case Studies Ann's talk includes the following together with some of the most awarded work. The McKinsey & Co report on the how consistently creative companies outperform those who are... see full profile
  • Ryan McFadyen Founder - Have You Heard
    The power of integrated influence marketing For years influence marketing has been seen simply as the ability to broadcast branded messages using influential people on digital platforms. Ironically, research conducted by the... see full profile
  • Daryn Smith Director - MPULL
    Pick the best of inbound and leave the rest behind Inbound marketing is often associated with annoying and often dated tactics such as blogging, gated content and SEO. But there is plenty of strategy and tactics that are innovative - you... see full profile
  • Jason Stewart Managing Partner - Have You Heard
    The evolution of insights  Without drilling into a consumers mind, traditional Marketing Research can struggle to genuinely interpret human behaviour. It needs to match the speed at which technology and consumer... see full profile
  • Lee Naik CEO - TransUnion Africa
    Data Inspired Customer Experience The fourth industrialization revolution is now our reality with vast amounts of data flowing through an evolving digital ecosystem. Lee will share his views on the evolution of customer... see full profile
  • Tertia Barrett Managing Director - Smoke Customer Intelligence
    Gaining the Customer Experience Advantage In this fast paced, dynamic business environment, customer experience has emerged as the new business battleground. With instant access to information and a plethora of options to choose... see full profile
  • Wayne Hull Managing Director - Accenture Digital
    Digital Disruption in Africa ... powered by Experience, Data and Design The rise in digital adoption and a culture of instant gratification is increasing as the result of the tech savvy, mobile first generation entering the work and marketplace. Switching... see full profile
  • Maz Hussien Channel Manager EMEA & APAC - Crimson Hexagon
    Understanding your Consumer - Social Analytics 2.0 How has social media analytics evolved into the next generation of deeper consumer insights? Join Maz to take you through today's challenges and how leaders leverage Crimson Hexagon... see full profile
  • Jacqui Maroun Chief Experience Officer - NATIVE VML
    The patterns of disruption True disruption creates new experiences that we can’t imagine living without. It changes our world for the better. But is this kind of disruption only for the tech startups in Silicon... see full profile
  • Marsh Middleton Business Director - Responsive Digital Innovation
    The integrated eCommerce and content approach. An integrated and personalised approach is needed from eCommerce platforms. Visual content is key to attract and add value to leads. Consumers want an experience not the hard sell.... see full profile
  • Lana Strydom EHOD: Digital, Social and Content Marketing - Vodacom
    Digital Disruption on The Motherland Robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, bots, genome editing, we have all heard the buzz, but what does it mean in Africa? While most other regions have undergone a boom in... see full profile
  • Peter Hutchings ECD - Elevator
    Digitally powered LIVE experiences As technology becomes increasingly interwoven to the fabric of every day consumer existence, brands now have the opportunity of not only using technology to amplify reach and impact but... see full profile
  • Abey Mokgwatsane Managing Executive - Vodacom
    Digital Disruption on The Motherland Robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, bots, genome editing, we have all heard the buzz, but what does it mean in Africa? While most other regions have undergone a boom in... see full profile
  • Dali Tembo Managing Director - Instant Grass International
    Gender Neutral Marketing This talk will introduce a global trend that is not only gaining momentum, but has the potential to break down traditional stereotypes about what it means to be a man or a woman through... see full profile
  • Mike Sharman Owner - Retroviral
    Content and reputation Real Time conflict resolution - how Rocomamas surprises and delights customers see full profile
  • Thabo Ntseoane Business Director - Elevator
    Digitally powered LIVE experiences As technology becomes increasingly interwoven to the fabric of every day consumer existence, brands now have the opportunity of not only using technology to amplify reach and impact but... see full profile
  • Kelvin Jonck Managing Director - YOUKNOW
    Scaling your social media experience for the Enterprise Kelvin's topic overview: Social Media platforms are now a Customer Service channel Call centres are scaled operationally and can meet the desired customer experience... see full profile
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  • All Marketing members need to attend this event, it is informative and motivates you.  Thanks for the great workshops. Lizelle Strydom General Manager - Megavision Media (Pty) Ltd
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  • Attending the 2014 IMC conference in Johannesburg is probably the best decision i've made all year. A professionally crafted event with Insightful and stimulating speakers & content. Looking out for the next one! Caroline Mavuti Brand Manager - Kenolkobil Group
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  • Definitely an event all marketers should attend. I gained some deep and thought-provoking insight. Well Done to the IMC team! Neo Radise Digital Marketing Manager - Momentum
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  • From the IMC Conference, my take out is that I need to have a continuously inquiring mind as I work on brands in order to get fresh insights. What I need to focus on is getting an understanding of the brand problem so as to address it instead of the brief. This means that I need to collaborate with my Clients to deliver truly integrated campaigns that are brave. Enoch Vanderpuye Account Director - Innova DDB Ghana
  • I think it was well organized, precise and engaging. Well done team! Refilwe Matlheketlha Head of Marketing - MWEB Business
  • IMC JHB 2014 was a thoroughly informative and insightful conference which helped focus and highlight key areas of Integrated Marketing  that drive results. I will definitely attend again. Matthew Bremmer Marketing Co-ordinator - University of Johannesburg
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