Digital Marketing Powerhouses: Celebrating Influential Women in South Africa!

Happy Women’s Month, South Africa! Women’s Day commemorates the day 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. This march was to protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The famous quote “You strike a woman, you strike a rock” came from this iconic march on the 9th of August, 1956. Today we can surely say that South African women have been striking goals; on Wednesday, 2 August 2023, the South African Women’s Football team- Banyana Banyana, scored a victory by beating Italy in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, making it to the knockout stages! This is the perfect win to start women’s month. 

However, it doesn’t end there, South African women stay winning, and we have a few doing so in the Digital Marketing and Tech world. Here are a few South African women that we want to celebrate this  Women’s Month in Digital Marketing:

The Social Media Law Expert

The rise of social media has made it crucial to be aware of its legal implications. Emma Sadleir, an esteemed social media law expert, has been an invaluable resource for marketers and businesses navigating the intricacies of these online platforms. Through her books and workshops, she has empowered South African digital marketers with the expertise they need to confidently traverse the legal landscape and uphold ethical practices in the digital space. Emma Sadleir’s guidance ensures a positive and lawful online presence.

The Facebook Trailblazer

Nunu Ntshingila is a South African marketing executive who has made significant strides in digital marketing. As the Regional Director for Facebook Africa, she has been crucial in expanding the platform’s reach and influence. She has shown remarkable leadership skills, enabling companies to utilise social media to enhance brand recognition and grow their businesses. Nunu Ntshingila is a prominent figure in the digital marketing community of Africa.

The Personal Branding Expert

Despite being based in the US, Cynthia Johnson‘s expertise in personal branding and social media has tremendously impacted digital marketing in South Africa. Her reputation as a successful author, speaker, and entrepreneur has inspired many business owners and marketers to build authentic and effective private brands. The South African community has been particularly receptive to her insights on utilising social media to personally and professionally advance. Cynthia’s contributions are invaluable in empowering individuals and businesses to achieve their fullest potential.

The Digital Entrepreneur

Marang Marekimane is an exceptional digital entrepreneur and a celebrated thought leader in the South African digital marketing industry. Her digital marketing agency has successfully assisted numerous small businesses and startups in building a solid online presence and achieving sustainable growth. Marang’s dedication to empowering entrepreneurs, particularly women, has earned her a well-deserved reputation as a top influencer in South African digital marketing. It is inspiring to see her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others, and we look forward to seeing her continued success.

The Strategic Marketer

Boniswa Pezisa is a highly accomplished marketing professional with a remarkable track record of shaping strategic marketing initiatives for various South African brands. Her expertise in crafting innovative campaigns and driving business growth has made her a powerful force in South African digital marketing. Boniswa’s enthusiasm and positive outlook are infectious, and her sincere dedication to her work is truly inspiring. Working alongside such an interested and friendly executive in the marketing industry is a privilege.

The digital marketing industry in South Africa owes its success to the unwavering commitment and hard work of exceptional women who have contributed their immense skills and knowledge. 

These influential women have played a leading role in the industry, introducing data-driven strategies, social media law, personal branding, and entrepreneurship. Their monumental contributions have left a lasting impact on the industry, and they continue to inspire the next generation of marketers and business leaders. We recognise the importance of diversity and inclusivity in promoting innovation and sustaining the growth of digital marketing in South Africa, and these exemplary women are shining examples of this. They serve as role models for aspiring marketers, demonstrating that one can make a significant difference in the dynamic world of digital marketing with passion, persistence, and expertise. We are grateful for their inspiring work and contribution and look forward to the industry’s continued success.

Happy Women’s Month!