Marketing Achievers Council
The Marketing Achievement Awards aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding South African Marketing.

While the awards provide a platform for marketers to come together and celebrate their wins, they also emphasise the importance of connecting, innovating, and advocating within our community.

Marketing needs to solve challenges and unlock opportunities that drive business results and the growth that our economy needs to flourish.

We can all learn from each other, which is why we are developing a thought-leading ecosystem of commercial partners and mentors who aim to inspire, inform, and celebrate best practices.

Meet the marketing leaders who are committed to spearheading this process.

Asha Patel, Founder and CEO of Vistara Digital

Asha Patel
Founder and CEO of Vistara Digital

 

David Wingfield
Consultant at large

 

Doug Place
Chief Marketing Officer, Nando’s

 

Enzo Scarcella - Chief Consumer Officer: MTN Group

Enzo Scarcella
Chief Consumer Officer, MTN Group

 

Dr Sean McCoy
Founder and Executive Director – HKLM Group

 

Firoze Bhorat, Chief Marketing Officer at Discovery Limited

Firoze Bhorat
Chief Marketing Officer at Discovery Limited

 

Faye Mfikwe
Chief Marketing Officer of First National Bank

 

Geoff Whyte
Group CEO and Executive Director, ADvTECH Group

 

Gugu Mthembu

Gugu Mthembu
Chief Marketing Officer at Telkom

 

Mosala Phillips - Chief Marketing Officer of Old Mutual Limited

Mosala Phillips
Chief Marketing Officer at Old Mutual Limited

 

Ivan Moroke
MAA Chairperson & CEO, Kantar South Africa

 

Leigh-Anne Acquisto

Leigh-Anne Acquisto
Head of Brand Expression and Activation, IG Group

 

Brunella Boamgard

Brunella Boamgard
General Manager: Brand integration at Absa Group

 

Thulani Sibeko

Thulani Sibeko
Freelance Brand Builder and Business Executive

 

Sbusiso Kumalo, Chief Marketing Officer at African Bank

Sbusiso Kumalo
Chief Marketing Officer at African Bank

 

Haydn Townsend
Africa Lead, Accenture Song

 

Themba Nobanda

Themba Nobanda
CEO: Africa, Middle East, South Asia at Brand Spear

 

Mphothe Elizabeth Mokoena

Mphothe Elizabeth Mokwena
Executive Marketing Director: HomeCare Africa at Unilever and Founder of MEQUALITY Consulting

 

Rob Fleming

Rob Fleming
Director, Incrementum SA

 

Meet the Judges of the 2023 Marketing Achievement Awards

We're excited to introduce the incredible lineup of judges who will be contributing to this year's deliberations. These are not just industry experts; they're the people who know marketing inside-out. Their deep experience and unwavering commitment to excellence make them the driving force behind this year's judging process.

These judges have a sharp eye for spotting exceptional work, and their insights will be instrumental in selecting our winners. With their guidance, the Marketing Achievement Awards continue to uphold the highest standards of excellence, ensuring that only the most deserving marketing endeavours are celebrated.

Get to know the experts who are shaping the future of marketing recognition.

Meet the Judges

Anna-Marie Marks

Anna-Marie Marks
Head of Marketing and Sales at TRACE Southern Africa

 

Anwar Jappie Head of Industry at Google

aNwAr Jappie
Head of Industry at Google

 

Clare Trafankowska-Neal

Clare Trafankowska-Neal
Managing Director at iProspect South Africa

 

Candy Dempers

Candy Dempers
Managing Director at MediaHeads 360

 

Celéste Burger

Celéste Burger
Brand strategist and Chartered Marketer

 

Carla Enslin

Dr Carla Enslin
Academic Head of The IIE’s Vega School

 

Leigh-Anne Acquisto

Leigh-Anne Acquisto
Head of Brand Expression and Activation, IG Group

 

Lukasz Kowalczyk,<br />
CMO of Avon Justine South Africa

Lukasz Kowalczyk
Marketing Director, Avon Justine South Africa

 

Firdous Osman, Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi

Firdous Osman
Group Managing Director at Boomtown

 

 
Koo Govender

Koo Govender
CEO of Publicis Groupe Africa

 

David Blyth

David Blyth
Founder of DeltaVictorBravo, Africa Partner for eatbigfish

 

David Sidenberg<br />
David Sidenberg<br />
Executive Director & CEO of BMI Sport Info (BMI)<br />
, Founding Partner & CEO of SS Network (SSN)

David Sidenberg
Executive Director & CEO – BMI Sport Info (BMI)

 

Yasmin Kathoria

Yasmin Kathoria
Brand Growth Director at Kantar Consulting

 

Bianca de Beer

Bianca de Beer
Marketing Lead at 1st for Women Insurance

 

Kim Thipe

Kim Thipe
Non-Executive Director at African Media Entertainment (AME)

 

Struan Campbell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Levergy

Struan Campbell
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Levergy

 

Thandeka Ngoma

Thandeka Ngoma
Consumer & Commercial Business Sales Director at Bridgestone EMIA

 

Imke Dannhauser - Marketing Manager at Google

Imke Dannhauser
Product Marketing Manager at Google

 

Brad Knowles

Brad Knowles
Owner, aHead Marketing Services

 

Jade Carlisle Managing Director of Hellosquare

Jade Carlisle
Managing Director of Hellosquare

 

Jean Willers

Jean Willers
Managing Director of T&W

 

Carmen Mohapi

Carmen Mohapi
Managing Director of Aware.org

 

Clement Motale

Clement Motale CM(SA)
Managing Executive: CIB Marketing & Communications, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking

 

Mike Joubert,<br />
Founder of The Billybo Group

Mike Joubert
Founder of The Billybo Group

 

Rob Fleming

Rob Fleming
Director – Incrementum SA

 

Langa Khanyile, Marketing Director of PepsiCo South Africa

Langa Khanyile
Marketing Director of PepsiCo South Africa

 

Paul Raphaely Director at NOMU

Paul Raphaely
Director at NOMU

 

Marcel Matodes

Marcel Matodes
Strategy and Operations lead for Google Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Dr Sean McCoy

Dr Sean McCoy
Founder and Executive Director – HKLM Group

 

Donald Mokgale

Donald Mokgale
Managing Director, Avatar Media Agency

 

Themba Nobanda

Themba Nobanda
CEO, Brand Spear

 

Ivan Moroke

Ivan Moroke
CEO at Kantar South Africa

 

Asha Patel, Founder and CEO of Vistara Digital

Asha Patel
Founder and CEO of Vistara Digital

 

Clayton McCoy

Clayton McCoy
Head of Strategy at HKLM

 

Serisha Pillay

Serisha Pillay
Divisional Manager, Vitality Global

 

Robyn Willmore

Robyn Willmore
Digital Marketing Manager of PepsiCo South Africa

 

Belinda Wagner

Belinda Wagner
Owner of Wagner Consulting and Founder of Living with Cancer

 

David Wingfield

David Wingfield
Consultant at large

 

Robert Mafuna

Robert Mafuna
Managing Director of GolfA2Z

 

Ravi Pillay

Ravi Pillay
GIBS Business School Faculty and Boundary Spanner wipl work

 

Zayd Abrahams, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Tiger Brands

Zayd Abrahams
Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Tiger Brands

 

Jeremy Sampson, Chairman of Brand Finance Africa

Jeremy Sampson
Chairman, Brand Finance Africa

 

Samantha Mokonyama - Senior Manager, Performance Marketing at Standard Bank
Samantha Mokonyama
Senior Manager, Performance Marketing at Standard Bank

 

Simon Camerer, Principal at BrandSpring Advisory

Simon Camerer
Principal at BrandSpring Advisory

 

Immaculata Segooa, Head of Integrated Marketing Communication at Discovery Limited

Immaculata Segooa
Head of Integrated Marketing Communication at Discovery Limited

 

Robyn Willmore

Thandeka Ngqumeya
Marketing Director at DANONE SOUTHERN AFRICA