South Africa’s first comprehensive content marketing conference, Content 2013 – The Whole Story, has confirmed its speaker line-up that includes experts from South Africa and abroad.
Joe Pulizzi (US) – Founder of the Content Marketing Institute
For the first time, South Africans get to share in Pulizzi’s years of experience as THE leading content marketing guru in the US, as well as a respected author, speaker and strategist.
Eve Williams (UK) – Managing director of Cedar (a global creative and commercial content agency)
Cedar works with major international brands like British Airways, Nikon and Best Western, and Eve is one of the UK’s ’30 under 30’ which acknowledges the brightest talent in the industry.
Sam Wilson – Content champion at Woolworths
As former Editor-in-Chief of 24.com’s Lifestyle brands, Wilson was a key driver in transforming these award-winning platforms into thriving online content communities.
Glenn Gillis – Managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment
As one of South Africa’s pre-eminent animation, gaming and app development companies, Sea Monster tells brand stories in a fresh and unique way.
Mike Sharman – Owner of Retroviral Digital Communications
Sharman is a spirited and entertaining presenter, known for his unusual, unconventional thinking. Even his topic will raise a few eyebrows: “Online communications is a joke – how social media and stand-up comedy are inextricably linked.”
Sean Riley – CEO of Ad Dynamo
As the CEO of a South African digital advertising agency operating in SA and abroad, Riley comes with an interesting take on what is happening globally versus locally in the world of online advertising.
Julia Hutchison (UK) – Head of Content for Group FMG
Hutchison recently embarked on a new adventure. After nine years as COO of UK’s respected Content Marketing Association, where she was responsible for delivering £60m of business to the content marketing sector and driving it to what is now a £1bn industry, she is now leading the content revolution at Group FMG.
Zibusiso Mkhwanazi – founder/CEO of AVATAR
Mkhwanazi is a multi-award winning South African digital entrepreneur, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and the Founder/CEO of AVATAR. and how marketing as we know it is changing.
Alistair King – founding creative partner of King James Group
King James is an independent seven-agency-strong collective that covers the full spectrum of brand communication. The agency has a daunting list of awards, and is best known for its work on brands such as Allan Gray, Kulula, Santam, Johnnie Walker and Bell’s Whisky.
John-Henry Barac (UK) – Lead UX designer for Shazam
Barac designs user experiences. After a decade as art director for the Guardian newspaper, he then captained the development and design of its-award winning iPhone news app.
Elizabeth de Stadler – senior associate at Esselaar Attorneys
She is probably the only attorney in Cape Town that wears jeans and T-shirts to client meetings. Her daily involvement with regulatory compliance, focused on consumer law and plain language drafting, enables her to reveal the intricacies of the new Protection of Personal Information (POPI) legislation and what it means for everyone involved with data-collection.
Talia Sanhewe – MC
Sanhewe is an award-winning reporter, presenter and managing director of an innovative television production, media and digital publishing company.
The full conference agenda is available on the website.
Content 2013 is taking place on the 25-26 February 2013 at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, Content2013 communication channels are: