Raised on a diet of cartoons, video games and movies, it only made sense that I would become an Animator one day. It didn’t hit me until I was in my teens that Animation was an arena that I could have a career in.
Tim Hughes a global expert in creative brand strategy and founder of The Brief Doctor. His background is in TV promotions, branding and marketing. For many years he ran strategy for Discovery UK’s in-house creative agency. He is a lifetime achievement award-winner and former chair of Promax UK.
Lee Hunt is founder of Lee Hunt LLC, a New York-based consultancy focusing on brand strategy, on-air architecture, competitive analysis, and personnel training for television networks and media companies around the world.
Lee is a strategist, trainer, and industry thought leader. His success in launching and positioning channel brands, in addition to his pioneering work in audience management have set many of the standards for our industry.
By Day, Gavin is a Director and Designer for the UK’s beloved creative studio Aardman Animations. By night he goes under the alias of JamFactory, indulging in all manner of passion projects, from filmmaking to illustration, toy design to photography.
He prides himself on being a ‘realistic idealist’ or ‘idealistic realist’ – striking the balance between uncurbed enthusiasm and pragmatic process. Floaty sentiments aside, his talks are about finding the energy and making the time to create things that matter. That’s something Gav believes applies to everyone – from a GSCE to CEO!
Don't Look Down Production and Agency (Pty) Ltd Producer
Tebogo Peter Tariq “Lepito33” Mogola is a South African born and bred in a hood called Mamelodi in Pretoria where the bar is set high by Political struggle icon “Kalushi” and Mamelodi Sundowns”
Having been involved more than a decade on the frontlines of African entertainment content and creative production (highlights being working on the launching and creating content for Mzansi Magic, Vuzu and being a Creative Director for the Channel O award and DSTV Viewers Choice Awards)
NBCUniversal International SVP, Brand & Creative Strategy, EMEA Networks & Central
BIO Marco Giusti is Senior Vice President, Brand & Creative Strategy, Europe, Middle East & Africa Networks and Central Creative, NBCUniversal International (NBCUI). He heads up a multi-disciplined, award-winning creative and production team based in London and is responsible for the creative brand strategy and evolution of NBCUI Networks and Studios (the portfolio of channel […]
Emile Rademeyer is Creative Director and Digital Placemaking Strategist at VANDAL in Sydney, Australia.
Under Emile’s direction, VANDAL combines the physical and digital worlds to enhance human experience and bridge the gap between art, advertising, digital media, content and culture. As leader in its field, VANDAL transforms physical places and spaces with digital placemaking, experiences and activations that change human behaviour.
M-Net South Africa Senior Marketing Manager, Local Interest Channels
I am a firm believer in the power of brands and their ability to improve life. My insatiable curiosity in the world around me and my love for people have led me into a career in marketing. I want to be at the helm of building iconic brands which will continue to enrich people’s lives.
I am currently the marketing HOD for the M-Net Local Interest Channels (1Magic , Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Mzansi Bioskop, Channel O & Mzansi Magic Music.
Viacom International Media Networks Africa On-Air Manager
Pippa Tshabalala is the On Air Manager for Viacom International Media Networks Africa, where she oversees the On Air team, producing promos and graphics for all the African brands (MTV Base, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, NickJr). Pippa has a diverse background in television, animation, video games and academics. She has worked as a lecturer, television presenter, magazine editor and a content and promo producer.
The Walt Disney Company Media Networks Marketing Manager
BIO Samira Gerin-Singh is the newly appointed Media Networks Marketing Manager for The Walt Disney Company, responsible for National Geographic, FOX and Disney channel brands on the continent. While her previous portfolio as Head on On Air and Creative Services for then, FOX Networks Group Africa, included overseeing brands across entertainment, factual and sports genres, […]
Bron Schultz is currently Content Discovery Manager at DStv, working within the newly formed Content Discovery team, defining and delivering new ways to guide customers to the content they prefer by personalizing customer journeys across all available platforms. This allows her to combine her experience and expertise in both traditional and digital Marketing and Promotional disciplines as well as her in-depth understanding of the back-ends and hardware involved with the Broadcast and OTT delivery of Television.
Donne Henry heads up the Group: Events & Brand Experiences at the South African Broadcast Corporation. Driving the Evolution of Brand Experiences in a rapidly changing world, one driven by advances in technology, design and social expectations to ensure that the SABC remains relevant within a competitive market, is what fills her day.
She started her career at a Below-The-Line Advertising Agency in KZN, working on multiple brands for Unilever, British American Tabacco and Simba. She then cut her teeth within the broadcast sector taking up a position as Public Relations Manager at East Coast Radio. It seems the broadcast bug bite is strong as she moved over to SABC where she has remained for more than 10 years, taking up positions as Marketing Manager, Stakeholder Engagement Manager and Group Events & Brand Experience Manager, the position she currently holds.