• SUMMARY

    I Help Innovative People And Large Companies Have Captivating Conversations In The Media And On Social Media

  • Passion

    I have been a contributing writer to the following platforms: CheckOutAfrica, Huffington Post South Africa, iAfrikan, The African Exponent and WomenChangeAfrica. As well as seen in the Huffington Post U.S. and Teakisi.

    Independence

    In the past three and a half years of my Communications & Public Relations career; I have built a strong network of Tier 1 International, Pan-African and Sub-Saharan African Media contacts and played a major role in achieving high quality media visibility for clients. Particularly my client work towards Innovation Prize for Africa 2017 (IPA2017) media outreach which resulted in a highly successful edition with over 1600 media hits worth over USD$1.5 million
     
    I have also been instrumental in elevating the quality of Social Media Content Development and LinkedIn Campaign execution for various clients
     
    Additionally, I have effectively contributed to New Business Request for Proposal documents (RFPs), particularly in the areas of Research and the Creation of Infographics from inception to execution
  • MY MOTTO

    “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”

  • CURRENT POSITION

    Wimbart

    Senior PR Account Executive Aug 2018 - Present

    Speech Writing;
    • recently drafted a speech for the U.K. High Commissioner to Tanzania; for an inauguration event that she attended and hosted
    Social Media Communications;
    • strategy, lead generation, content creation, community management, influencer management and advertising management for an innovation and startup client
    Media Communications;
    • sourcing and generating of client interviews for Fintech, innovation and startup clients

    Self Employed

    Freelance Communications and Public Relations Consultant Jun 2018 - Present

    Ad hoc consulting, short and long term contracted freelance projects for individuals and companies based across the African continent; specializing in Media Relations Management and Social Media Communications.
    Placed interviews in;
    Bloomberg South Africa
    Bloomberg Nigeria
    TechPoint Nigeria
    CNBC Africa
    African Mining
    Mining Review
    The Guardian Nigeria
    THISDAY Nigeria
    Arise News/ Arise TV
    Ad hoc consulting clients;
    • Benjamin Sporton when he was CEO, World Coal Association
    • Michael Kent, Founder & CEO, Azimo
    • Enterprise Singapore Group

    Djembe Communications

    Senior Account Executive Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

    • Extreme understanding of the media relations space and able to deliver strategic media relations opportunities in tier 1 publications for client accounts.
    Name of publication placed in Q1, 2018:
    -- Africa On the Rise

    -- Forbes
    • Experienced in running various social media campaigns on different social media platforms. -Currently running and managing a LinkedIn campaign for a Leading Remote Services company.

    Djembe Communications

    Account Executive Sep 2015 - Jan 2018

    • Experience writing blogs for the company's website.
    -- Hot topics covered: African Culture, Education, Digital, Innovation, Lifestyle, NGOs, Opinion & Analysis and Politics in Africa.
    • First phone interview six months into my PR career was with Colin Gayle, Founder & CEO, Africa Creative Agency for a co-written blog entitled Smartphones & Africa's Digital Music Platforms.
    • Independently placed several media articles in top tier publications, with the target media being Sub-Saharan and Pan-African. For both the clients and thought leadership team.
    -- Hot topics covered: Africa, Communications, ICT, Innovation, Technology and Public Relations.
    Names of some of the publications placed:
    --African Business Magazine.
    --Africa Business Communities.
    --African Leadership Magazine.
    --Africa Updates.
    --Disrupt Africa.
    --ITWeb Africa.
    --KenyaBuzz.
    --Media Update.
    --Moneyweb.
    --New African Magazine.
    --New African Woman Magazine.
    --The Nerve Africa.
    --Radio interview placed in Dakar-based West Africa Democracy Radio.
    --VentureBurn.
    • Moderated three Tweet Chats entitled:
    --Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Women in Africa.
    --A trip to Africa: discussing the amazing monuments, sites, and heritage in Africa.
    --Education Made in Africa: addressing literacy issues across Africa and how to overcome them.
    • Experience with Social Media Campaigns foot holding the launching and driving of Webinars, Tweet chats, LinkedIn campaigns and Photo contests, that run every two months. Involving high profile and renowned partners with a focus on African innovation and uplifting Africa.
    • Experience with Hootsuite, Cision Point, WordPress, and Sysomos.
    • Experience with Social Media Content Creation, Marketing, Reporting, and Strategizing.

    Djembe Communications

    Communications and Public Relations Intern Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

    • Supported the Djembe Communications Team in Dubai, and the wider international team.
    • Conducted client and industry specific research on companies associated with Djembe.
    • Media training and monitoring.
    • CisionPoint and Hootsuite equipped.
    • Conducted new business leads.
    • Writing blogs for the Djembe website.
    • Digital stakeholder mapping.
    • Developed media lists.
    • Follow ups for press releases.
    • Developed Infographics for clients and the wider team.
    • Global research project for a client in Angola.

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  • The Blog

    Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it. - Pema Chödrön

    The Sp_ce is a lifestyle, fashion and design concept store with an extension to a Turkish inspired shisha lounge that has a range of international tapas on the menu. Their boutique carries various products with a strong theme of contemporary Africa, with items ranging from clothing, beauty...
    If you took a look at African media, specifically TV, you'd definitely see that the quality of homegrown TV is often quite lacking. This goes without say for the national channel in my home country, Zimbabwe. In my quest to share the experiences of creatives making a name for themselves all...
    “But, when your dream comes true, it's time to dream bigger.” – Asanda Sizani My love for beauty, art, the poetry in visuals and the need to communicate a strong narrative through fashion. That’s the first thing that came out of Asanda’s mouth when we started speaking, and from there I knew...
    Olatorera Oniru is the founder of Dressmeoutlet.com, an online retailer of fashion, beauty, and home goods. Olatorera is super passionate about all things Africa, never forgetting to learn, dive and gallop through her life with a vision to witness the continent develop to its full potential. ...
    “There’s a huge market here especially for African millennial women who are buying more into brands and companies that are supporting the growth of our continent.” – Kamara Sivada. Social media is playing a major part in a lot of brands being well known and their presence across different...
    ‘Find your purpose and be true to it.’ “I believe this is what has sustained me throughout my trip. Waking up daily and working to preserve and celebrate our culture through food.” – Mogau Seshoene An African, a daughter, sister, a friend, a foodie, and an entrepreneur in that order. The six...
    “For one to make an impact you have to be known in your country first so that you can make it internationally whether you like it or not, if your people don't know you then it's of no use to yourself and them. So I am working on a couple of projects that will see an expansion of my brand in...
    'Dream big, work hard, stay humble.' "It's a simple quote that I try to live by because it is a step by step recipe to succeed in life." – Kim Jayde Robinson Proudly Zimbabwean, full-time model, fashion blogger & presenter with an honors degree in Social Work and Psychology that's who Kim...
    ‘I do struggle because I’m attracted to beautiful things, yet at the same time I am very aware, in some sense, their lack of value and that the most important things in life are your connections to other people.’ - Tom Ford. A favorite quote to one of Zimbabwe’s most sought after Luxury Event...
    Jeremy Riro is a strategy consultant and investment analyst, whose firm Fie-Consult, is supporting entrepreneurs to create sustainable solutions and overcome the various challenges they face across Sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Fie-Consult was founded in 2014 to support Micro-,...
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