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About Me

Passionate about development! My most recent focus has been on small business development,  assisting entrepreneurs to grow and navigate their business strategy and digital marketing efforts. Experienced in WordPress and Shopify website development, social media, digital audits, coaching, training, and out-of-the-box strategy.

I have a number of years experience in both the Marketing and advertising industry as well as eCommerce Online stores and extensive Leisure and Corporate Travel Management experience in some of South Africa’s leading Tourism and Travel Management Companies.

 I work well independently or as part of a team.  I am a determined and disciplined go-getter who has recently founded and opened a school in Durban for special needs children.

visit my LinkedIn Profile for more.

Skills

  • Web Sites - Development and Maintenance
  • Digital Newsletter Design and distribution
  • Graphic Design
  • Business Startups
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Account Management
  • Copywriting
  • Community Management
  • Customer Service and Public Speaking
  • Key Account Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Training

For further information please visit my Linkedin Profile

Experience

July 2017Current

Marketing Coach - Development Services

Siyakha
  • Client Engagement
  • Client Strategy
  • Website Development
  • Website Design
  • Social Media Design
  • Social Media Implementation
  • Basic Site SEO
  • Adwords Campaigns
  • Facebook Marketing Campaigns
  • training
  • strategy
Jan 2011Current

Digital Marketing Consulting

Socialhat Digital Marketing
  • Brand & Community Management
  • Strategy, Planning and Execution
  • Digital Newsletter Distribution 
  • Copywriting
  • Blogging
  • Website Development
  • Content Creation 
  • Social Media
  • Research
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Reporting 
  • Account Management 
Sep 2014Jun 2017

Marketing Director

Miss Mantra and Love and Locket
  • Brand Management
  • Strategy, Planning and Execution
  • Digital Newsletter Distribution 
  • Copywriting
  • Blogging
  • Website Design and Creation 
  • Digital Marketing including social media
  • Procurement
  • Sourcing
Mar 2006Nov 2010

Strategic Relationship Manager

Tourvest Travel Services
  • Corporate Travel Management
  • Consultant Management
  • Strategy & Execution
  • Drafting of Travel Policies
  • Policy Engagement 
  • Travel Policy Training
  • Public Relations
  • Client retention
  • Supplier Negotiations
  • Public Speaking 
  • Presenting
  • Procurement & Analytics

Clients included – MTN, Nedbank, SAB miller, ABI, Siemens, Toyota, NPC Cimpor, Unitrans, Conlog Shneider, Dimension Data

Mar 2003April 2006

Area Manager

Leisure Online
  • Budgets
  • Branch and Operation Management
  • Corporate Travel Management
  • Leisure and Corporate Travel
  • Marketing
  • Advertising 
  • Consultant Management
  • Travel Policies
  • Public Relations
  • Client retention
  • Supplier Negotiations
  • Public Speaking 
  • Presenting
  • Procurement & Analytics
  • Events

Clients included - ABSA Bank, Cell C, Trellicor,  Specialty Stores (Mr Price, Hub, Miladys, Retail Shop fitting Services, Business Connexions

Countries Visited & Explored

Nationality Dual - Italian and South African

Countries visited: Ireland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique

Interests

Sports, Art, Travel and Health Lifestyle

Education

20112011

Internet Marketing

University of Cape Town - Correspondance
19981999

Graphic Design & desktop Publishing

PixelArt
19921993

Rapid Results 

Travel & Tourism