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Digital Media Africa 2018

Speakers | Digital Media Africa 2018

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Digital Media Africa 2018 will host leading minds in the digital media space for a day long discussion on trends and best-practice. 

Managing Director, Tuko.co.ke & Genesis Interactive

Valentine Gichau is the founding partner of Genesis Interactive Africa, and the founding director of the leading digital portal in Kenya - Tuko Media Ltd. 

She has over 11 years experience in the world of strategic creative media and marketing both traditionally and digitally. Adding on her 4 years spent in consumer/ market research across local and international markets. 

Having shaped the brands of some of the world's leading international brands in the market, she has accrued vital insights that have moulded her analytical and strategic perception, and her creative strengths. Her portfolio includes digital marketing solutions that increased clients’ revenue by 1400%.

She is passionate about Africa’s fast-evolving creative development, and consistently driven to enable this progressive evolution in the region. 

Managing Editor: Digital

Riaan Wolmarans is Managing Editor: Digital at Tiso Blackstar Group and the publisher of the Sunday Times, TimesLIVE, Sowetan, SowetanLIVE, Business Day, BusinessLIVE and Sunday World, among other titles. He previously worked for the Mail & Guardian, the Financial Times in London and MetropolitanRepublic, the Johannesburg-based advertising agency, and has experience in both print and digital publishing.

 

Consultant, Subscriptions & Membership Marketing, UK

Joss is a subscription and membership-marketing consultant with over 20 years’ experience of acquiring and retaining customers in the media and e-commerce sectors.

During the course of her career, Cripps has developed hundreds of marketing programmes designed to reach, acquire and engage audiences, and has worked for several blue-chip brands including Amazon, the Financial Times (FT), News UK and Sky.

 At the FT, in the role of EVP, B2C Global Marketing, she was responsible for print and digital subscriptions revenue growth. During her tenure, she commercialised the FT digital subs paywall globally, conducted testing and analysis that led the publisher to make its successful transition from metred access to paid access and

Whilst at the FT, over the course of a decade, Joss undertook several global assignments taking her to Asia and North America. Joss returned to the UK in 2015 and joined Amazon to run their loyalty engagement programme ‘Subscribe and Save’ with a pan-EMEA remit. 

In 2017, recognising the emergence of a new subscriptions-based economy, Joss established a consultancy business which helps brands optimise their recurring revenues.  Given her background, not surprisingly, much of her focus has been on servicing clients in the publishing sector - devising paywall strategy and how to efficiently acquire and retain digital audiences. 

When she’s not consulting, Joss lectures on digital marketing strategy and customer insight for the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) and enjoys mentoring and guiding the pivotal career decision points for professional women.

Head of Media - Digital, Sub-Saharan Africa at Kwesé

Carl Jordan Digital Media Africa Kwese

Carl Jordan is an advertising technology specialist who has worked for Yahoo UK, Google UK, Thomson Reuters UK and Outbrain South Africa. Jordan has more than a decade of  experience selling advertising technology solutions to media and digital agencies, brands and publishers. 

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