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Help focus, grow and strengthen your business with a part-time Marketing Director

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Simonsig Tactical Case Study

Simonsig Wine Estate is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch wine region, and the Malan family name.

Bitzer Case Study 

Industrial Client Supplying a Key Component to the Refrigeration Industry

Radio Taxis UK

The Marketing Centre helps Radio Taxis to create a marketing structure and define their strategy.

Team

Akhona Mahlati
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: British American Tobacco (BATSA), Standard Bank of South Africa

Small Biz Experience: Pressure Die Cast, Cutie and Cute

Karen Senior
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: Coutts & Co; Achievement Awards Group

Small Biz Experience: Simonsig; Skybound Capital

Pedro Casimiro
Regional Director

Big Biz Experience: Massmart, Unilever, Marketing in 15+ countries across Africa

Small Biz Experience: Advertising and media agencies. Apparel industry.

Guinevere Thomas
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: 

Cartrack Limited SA & Africa; Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) SA & Africa;3M SA & Africa

Small Biz Experience: 

Managing Director : Business Venture

 

Daniel Serman
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: Umbro International Clothing brand; Fair Cape Dairies

Small Biz Experience: CISA; Bitzer International

'Marketing Director of the Year' 2017

 

Carol Avenant
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience:   

Old Mutual; Sun International

Small Biz Experience: 

Ceres Beverages; Novare Investments

 

Este Pretorius
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: FNB & Dimension Data

Small Biz Experience: SSI & Glyn Marais

Carolyn Dobbie
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: Pennypinchers Building Materials (Pty) Ltd, BP Express Shops

Small Biz Experience: The Cape Town Book Fair, Washtub Industrial Laundry Service

Approach

Our method has been fine tuned through the years whilst working with many mid-size businesses. This results in you finding the best Marketing Director for your company and your culture. So how does this work?

Healthcheck

Business owners can become confused about marketing and that’s totally understandable. Between marketing consultant’s jargon and your sales team potentially considering marketing as part of their departmental function, it can become difficult to know how to move forward effectively. In fact, marketing results can lack focus or consistency, both in implementation and in measurement.

The Marketing Centre approach does away with all these confusing elements, encapsulated through our approach of marketing in a straight forward matrix, called the Marketing 360.

Business Insights

As you would think,  having a large team of highly skilled Marketing Directors provides us with access to an abundance of diverse know-how. We want to share this with you, so you can develop a better understanding of why certain factors work (and how), as well as why they don’t always work out as intended. Above all, knowing what to do next.

Brand Development and attracting investors
  If your product or service isn’t a brand, angel investors won’t give you a second look. We’ve all heard the stories of ideas that have been literally co ...
  • by Simone Girling
  • 25 July 2019
Tech Innovators - Do you have the marketing skills to beat the innovation curve 10 years to mainstream adoption?
  It takes guts to be an innovator. You’re disrupting an industry. And if you’re on the cutting-edge of technology in industries such as telecoms, fintech or insur ...
  • by Marga Schlesinger
  • 23 July 2019
Distributors - Your sales presenter is leaving hundreds of thousands of Rands on the table
  No one is going to dispute that getting a new, unknown product onto a retailer’s shelf isn’t one of the toughest jobs out there. Any sales rep working for a dist ...
  • by Pedro Casimiro
  • 12 July 2019
Marketing vs Budget. Your Marketing Director needs to act like an accountant.
  In our ‘Mad Men’ view of marketing, this is where the fun, ‘fluffy’ side of business happens. The crazy creative ideas, the ad campaigns with beautiful ...
  • by Tony Sousa
  • 04 July 2019
The Marketing Centre appoints Marga Schlesinger as part of the Gauteng leadership team
The Marketing Centre provides experienced marketing directors on a part-time basis to successful firms, and we have added to our regional team in Gauteng with the appointment ...
  • by Marga Schlesinger
  • 18 June 2019
Use Marketing to Build your Business and Sell it
Introduction Every business wants to grow, but not always for the reasons you might think. For many business owners, the ultimate purpose of growth is to place their compan ...
  • by Sally Shuttleworth
  • 13 June 2019
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