With over 15 years online marketing experience,I'm highly passionate for e-commerce, online sales generation and digital marketing.I believe the digital age has given small businesses as much opportunity as large corporations to showcases their quality products and services.I love helping them succeed in an ever-changing, highly-competitive marketplace.I enjoy high pressure,fast-paced environments I love what I do - I look forward to Monday mornings and it's just as furious on Friday afternoons! I'll do what it takes to get things done.I challenge myself to identify inefficiencies and then innovate for improvements.Success comes from clear communication, attention to detail, follow up and having the right people who believe what you believe.I have a strong conviction of 'why' I do things and that has always helped me effectively determine the 'what' things I do and the 'how' I do them.I've been fortunate to experience many different roles in my career - consultant, internet marketer, SME,project manager,entrepreneur,translator,researcher,salesperson,trainer,presenter,negotiator,hiring coordinator,manager and strategist.My experience has help me relate to others and identify self-motivated individuals, who when inspired have done great things. True leadership is not just leading, it is inspiring others to realize their potential and go for it!I love my family, reading, learning, piano, sports,competition, and seeing new places.Life is all about the people - it's a lonely world on your own!
Holding executive positions in Homeland Security, Marketing and BI companies, Adi has a host of experience in business and product strategy, leading multidisciplinary teams in developing solutions under conditions of extreme uncertainty and time constraints.Managing product, development and customer success endeavors in government and enterprises, Adi brings strategic thinking as well as attention to detail in driving complex projects into completion.
I am a seasoned entrepreneur having launched 5 successful businesses in as many years across the media, advertising, technology and transport sectors. It all began with Out-of-home and Guerrilla IMC which today is a well respected and leading player in mega format Out-of-home in South Africa.An infatuation with location began back in 2008 when GPS/Satnav devices became commonplace, this led to the formation of Business Positioning Systems(BPS) which has very few if any competitors who can compete with its market offering.In late 2013 we decided to build a bespoke location based ad serving solution and mobile ad network this lead to the spin off of our mobile solutions into a new company and Vicinity Media was born. Vicinity Media is making huge strides(and waves) in the media industry through a unique solution to location based advertising on mobile, it's a relevance revolution.I spend my time as CEO of Vicinity Media whilst serving on the boards of Guerrilla and BPS in a strategic advisory capacity.
George Leith is the Chief Customer Officer, EVP of Sales for Vendasta, an award-winning platform that helps agencies and media companies sell digital marketing solutions to businesses. With a track. record of success in media promotion and marketing that spans three decades, he is driven to show the world that businesses can transform their sales and marketing in the digital era.George is a visionary that gets results. Doubling revenue year-over-year and optimizing revenue growth models, George leads marketing and sales strategies through to impeccable execution. He is the leading trainer in the digital marketing space and has pioneered a vision that gives media companies and agencies the tools that allow their SMB clients to survive and thrive.George knows that selling digital to local businesses isn’t easy. Prospecting is a chore, educating SMBs on the value of digital is an uphill battle, and scaling can seem like a complex mathequation. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people across North Americas in conferences and through seminars, helping businesses overcome these difficulties. His dedication to educating others about digital marketing and sales solutions led him to launch Conquer Local. The podcast is the accessible landing point for George’s wealth of sales, digital marketing, and local business expertise. For more information on Conquer Local and to book George for your next event, contact Farrah Dzik at firstname.lastname@example.org. For media requests, contact Dani Mario at email@example.com.
Gil Ilani co-founded Camilyo and led its transition from an online presence technology provider to the leading provider of a comprehensive business management platform for small businesses worldwide. Prior to Camilyo, Gil headed Product and Business Development at InfoGin. Gil graduated summa cum laude from Tel Aviv University with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Psychology.
Bsc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, Finance and Accounting; MBA (Strategy) Lunga joined Trudon (Pty) Ltd on the 1st of May 2018. He has experience in Financial Analysis, Digital Transformation, eCommerce, Sales and Marketing. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise rooted in working with Blue Chip companies such as MTN, BP, Santam and Standard Bank where he held several senior and executive positions. Lunga has a track record of creating, executing and scaling digital channels and businesses.
I am a dynamic and committed team player who adds value to any opportunity or situation.My competencies include an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Digital Space, Digital Strategy, Big Data & Analytics, Enterprise IT, Mobility Platforms & Tools, Digital Marketing and Digital Brand Development, Customer Engagement, Corporate Communications, Employee Benefit Design, Loyalty & Rewards, New Business Development, Client Service Management, Enterprise Risk Management etc to name but a few.
Paul Plant is an experienced Strategic Marketeer, Digital Thought Leader, Entrepreneur and Change Agent, and he has been privileged to have worked with some of the world's largest media and telecoms companies.
Sandy has extensive business experience and is passionate to be leading the talented team at MatchCraft, who was recognized as Bing's Growth Partner in both 2017 & 2018. MatchCraft is one of the world’sleading digital advertising platform for the largest number of Google Premium Partners reselling search, social, shopping, remarketing, and display. The AdVantage platform manages advertising campaigns allowing reseller partners to sell at scale with increased profits and performance. Sandy currently enjoys riding her bike in the Southern California sunshine, though she is always looking for any opportunity to visit her new grandson in Florida.
Standard Bank South Africa / Digital Media Specialist
Media and advertising professional with broad experience in most aspects of media planning, social media strategy and overall advertising planning and implementation. Direct experience managing a high performing sales team, planning and implementing structures for developing a sales team and creating a fertile environment for consistently meeting set objectives. I am interested in helping brands in South Africa better understand the Digital and Social Media environment and how to build effective through the line strategies to help them meet their set objectives.Specialties: Sales management, Social Media strategy development, media planning and strategy implementation for radio advertising.
Thabo is a highly experienced businessman with more than 25 years in senior leadership positions in companies covering the financial services, consumer and media sectors.Thabo was Chief Executive Officer of Trudon, the South African publisher of Yellow and White Pages directories, from 2002 to 2017. During his 15 years in the local advertising space he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the strategy to transform the company from a traditional media business to a major player in the digital arena. The transformation entailed understanding and appreciating the intricacies and challenges of transforming from a process-based to a knowledge-based organisation, driven by an insight-led customer marketing strategy. The approach also involved migrating from obsolete skill sets with legacy systems and accompanying processes, while developing cutting edge products and services and building a new and dynamic operating culture.Thabo is founder of Awande Investment Managers, a company that invests in medium-sized businesses, specifically focusing on the Telecoms, Media & Technology sectors. He also serves as non-executive director for a number of companies (publicly listed and private).Thabo is an accomplished public speaker and he has delivered papers and presentations at numerous international conferences and events throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
Yola is changing the way businesses get online. Yola is fast becoming the leading choice globally to create and grow an online business presence by offering its easy-to-use, free website builder and innovative premium hosting and feature sets to its millions of customers worldwide.
Since 2005 I have been passionately working in the local search, local media and local business listing industry in the emerging markets of Turkey and the Middle East. Over this time I have gained great insight and understanding of the challenges both small business owners and national brand managers face in terms of digital discovery of their respective “bricks and mortar” locations on the web, websites, digital maps, apps, mobile devices and sat nav systems. Over this time I have also developed an expertise in the compilation and validation of local business listing data for Turkey and the Middle East. With the help of smart technically skilled colleagues who understood “location”, we built and maintained high quality, granularly addressed and manually geo-coded bilingual local business listing databases in Turkey, Egypt, Saudi, UAE, and Palestine. In 2009, as managing director of Turkey Yellow Pages, our brand was challenged with poor brand awareness and a market with no appetite for traditional Yellow Pages online solutions. It was time to create and execute a transformation strategy. It was at that point when we introduced a concept of business listing discovery on digital maps and mobile devices with a strategic partnership with NAVTEQ Maps and Nokia’s Ovi Maps. This was the precursor to the introduction of two business discovery concepts known as Brand SoLoMo and SMB SoLoMo. Basically, list your business once and get found everywhere. Get found on Social, Local and Mobile platforms - SoLoMo! In the following years we focused on ensuring we maintained the highest quality local listing database in the country while simultaneously entering into strategic business listing licensing agreements with Google, Yandex, Bing, Yelp, Trip Advisor, Foursquare, Here Maps, TomTom and Factual to name a few. Thus facilitating the ability to surface business listing data on all key local and global local search and map platforms all from one unique database.