Ali Rez
Regional Executive Creative Director
Impact BBDO, MENA/Pakistan 

Ranked amongst the Top 20 ECDs in the world on the 2020 World Creative Rankings and named South Asia Creative of the Year by Campaign magazine, Ali Rez is one of the most successful award-winning creative leaders in the world. He has won more than 500 international accolades in his career spanning USA, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, at everything from Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, Effie, One Show, Loeries, to Dubai Lynx, Spikes and many more.

Rez’s work has been instrumental in Impact BBDO being ranked amongst the Top 5 most creative agency in the world in 2020, and has brought tremendous business success to the global and regional brands he looks after. He has been on the jury at almost every major award show, including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, and jury president at Spikes Asia and AdFest.

Besides lecturing at Oxford University and St.Martin’s College, Rez has exhibited at Tate UK, spoken at Tedx, captained a cricket county team in California, and - being a firm believer that curiosity leads to creativity - has traveled to 131 countries.

 

Jabulani Sigege
Creative Consultant

Pop culture junkie. Amateur(ish) runner. Cultural capital advocate. Laweyi. Just some of the terms used to describe Jabulani. Despite having the official ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup named after him, he did not receive a single cent from FIFA or Sepp Blatter. Allegedly.

Currently a creative consultant, Jabulani has previously worked at King James, Net#work BBDO Cape Town, M&C Saatchi Abel and Hero. He’s helped shape homegrown and international brands such as Nando’s, Heineken, Capitec, Yardley London, Takealot.com and Old Mutual, to name a few.

His accolades include Cannes, One Show, Loeries, Pendorings, Bookmarks and Assegais, among others. His claim to fame though is that a bot (@jabscolleagues) was created to collect and archive his “Colleague 1” tweets, the unfiltered ramblings of his agency co-workers, for posterity.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him people watching (but not in a creepy way).

Keri-Ann Stanton
Creative Consultant

Keri-Ann Stanton is a multi award winning PR strategist and creative now heading up her own independent communications consultancy: KAMuses ™ - the same name as her social media handles @KAMuses.

Stanton excels at crafting narratives: be they for election campaigns or for financial services companies dipping their toes into consumer marketing. She consistently wins awards, sits on jury panels, wins and nurtures clients and most importantly, delivers business results in the PR and communications space. She works across sectors: corporate, public affairs,  internal communications, B2B, consumer and NGOs. She has built three award winning agencies to date: Kezi Communications, Engage Joe Public and Avatar PR. All three were shortlisted for PR Agency of the Year by Financial Mail AdFocus. She promises that KAMuses ™ is going to remain small and exclusive.

Lanre Adisa
Founder/CCO
Noah's Ark, Nigeria

Lanre founded Noah’s Ark, one of West Africa’s leading independent agencies in 2008. He started out in 1990 as a Trainee Copywriter at MC&A: Saatchi & Saatchi, Lagos. He was an Associate Creative Director at Insight-Grey till 2003 when he joined TBWA\Concept as CD. He left in 2008 as ECD to start Noah’s Ark. 

Lanre is actively involved in the Nigerian creative community with a special passion for inspiring and grooming the next generation. He was part of the pioneer team that started the Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF). He’s the current chairman of LAIF Management Board. He has been on the juries of festivals across and beyond the continent, like the  Pitcher Awards, African Cristal Festival, Cristal MAD, Loeries and the Cannes Lions. He has  also served as a mentor in the Loeries Students Portfolio Boot Camp.

Sunshine Shibambo
Founder
Cheri Yase Kasi

Hlamalani Sunshine Shibambo is a known tastemaker and cultural curator that merges and develops ideas for corporate SA; lifestyle brands; artists; entertainment channels and traditional brand marketing to execute innovative concepts; events and quality through the line executions.”

Born and bred in Johannesburg, Sunshine started working in the industry in 2004 creating a career focused on developing and sustaining unique brand ideas and tailor made concepts that are targeted at the diverse African market.

Qualified with two diplomas from the AAA School of Advertising in Art Direction and Marketing Communications in 2003. Studied Digital Brand Marketing with the Red and Yellow School in Cape Town and qualified for a certificate from Stellenbosch in 2014 to keep up with growing digital market and demand.

With 16 years in the “game” it is this reason; Sunshine has solid and respectable following on social media, with a mix of the consumers ages  and South Africa’s promoters;  events managers; corporate brands; PR & media companies.

In September 2020 her vision Cheri Yase Kasi Smart Creatives officially turns 5. Cheri Yase Kasi; a proudly African ideation specialist agency pioneering disruptive consumer centric experiential marketing strategies. Servicing top brands in Africa like Tigerbrands; Nestle; Unilever; Mercedes Benz and SAB Inbev. A year later Mandla Mazibuko joined Cheri Yase Kasi as partner as part of the strategy to grow the company. The two friends had worked together in traditional agencies before, and they had their own dreams that they didn’t know how to realise individually.

Slyvester Chauke
Founder and Chief Architect
DNA Brand Architects 

CNBC All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year 2017, Sylvester Chauke is Founder and Chief Architect of South Africa’s PR agency of the year 2018 and winners of the ICCO World’s Best PR campaign 2019.

A passionate advocate for creativity, Member of the Advisory Council for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Board Member of the SA State Theatre, Top 100 Influential Africans 2018 and author of 'Stand Against Bland’.

Sarah-Jane Boden
Founder
SoulProviders Collective 

SJ, as she is known in the industry, has over 22 years experience working in the marketing and communications domain across multiple local, pan-African and global brands in South Africa, the UK and Europe. A Loeries (2007, 2017, 2019) and Prisms Awards judge (2020), Sarah-Jane has a flair for predicting expectations of current and future consumers and is adept at understanding and shaping how ideas and solutions can impact real-world behaviour and drive brand-building through the power of content and digital.

Founding boutique digital and social media agency SoulProviders Collective in 2011 and co-founding branding and design agency Suketchi in 2015, SJ’s strong experience, understanding and curiosity around the digital and mobile revolution, consumer behaviour and how humans intersect with culture and context means that she and her team are always thinking of new, meaningful ways to interact and engage with consumers from all corners of the globe. SJ is fluent in French and has a passion for all things Africa, in particular in the area of entrepreneurship and driving down inequality.

Caroline Pretorius
Executive Creative Director
VWV Group 

Caroline has led VWV’s creative endeavour for over 20 years.  During this time the experiential agency has won 12 Loeries Grands Prix and 39 Loeries Golds plus a raft of industry awards including Financial Mail’s Specialist Agency of the Year and Finweek AdReview’s Outstanding Performer Award.  

A seasoned expert, Caroline has guided the creative execution of hundreds of large-scale launches, events, conferences, activations, festivals and ceremonies for clients both here and around the world.  She played a key role in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and has been acknowledged locally and internationally for her directorship skills.      

 Caroline serves on the Loeries committee and is a board member of the VWV Group and the Phakama Women’s Academy, a VWV initiative, which readies young women in the communications sector for the corporate world.    

Grant Sithole
Executive Creative Director
FOXP2

Grant Sithole is the ECD at FOXP2  and has worked at FCB, Ogilvy, Bakone and most recently at Avatar.  He has worked on some of South Africa's iconic brands including Coca-cola, Vodacom, Toyota, Old Mutual, FNB, Tiger Brands, DSTV and Standard Bank. He has also the hosted Gman The Adman, an advertising and branding based podcast on CliffCentral.com.

Awards include multiple Loeries including the Grand Prix, Pendoring Grand Prix, Cannes Gold, D&AD and Clios amongst others.

 

Tracy Jones
Founder / Managing Director
Positive Dialogue

Tracy Jones is the founder and MD of Positive Dialogue, the full-service Public Relations and Influencer Marketing Agency in the DUKE Group of companies. Tracy, who is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation and the Businesswoman Association of South Africa, was selected to be a judge at the esteemed Loeries in 2020. A problem-solver at heart and a creative strategist by nature, Tracy has worked on numerous local and international blue-chip brands on Positive Dialogue's multiple award-winning journey from a pure-play PR agency into a digitally relevant, 360-degree communications company. Tracy champions the power of PR and authentic content and storytelling as an intrinsic cog in a business's marketing strategy.