NOW UNDERWAY! SMARTIES SA LIVE PITCH JUDGING  | MMA
November 16, 2021

Congratulations and well done to this year’s MMA SA SMARTIES 21’ Phase 2 Shortlisted Campaigns, we received over 200 submissions this year, all of them such good quality.

A big thank you to the Smarties SA entry platform developer Silverstone Solutions and all our Pre-screening council members for working tirelessly to make sure that only the best campaigns go through to this round of judging.

  • Velly Bosega: CEO_AdClick Africa
  • Boye Balogun: Managing Director_Future Tech Media
  • Joe Steyn-Begley: Commercial Director & Co-Founder of Mark1
  • Stef Adonis: Head Of Communications_Praekelt Digital SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Daryl van Arkel: CEO Vicinity Media
  • Jared Dallas: CMO_Amka Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Yaron Assabi: Founder & CEO_Digital Solutions Group
  • Russel Smit: Senior Manager, Social Engagement Centre of Expertise_Standard Bank 
  • Lelani Stoman: Product Manager_DStv Digital MediaSmith
  • Craig Miles: Creative Director_Hellosquare
  • Jade Carlisle: Business Unit Director_Hellosquare
  • Raymond Buckle:CEO_Silverstone
  • Rick Joubert:CEO_Yonder
  • Brian Carter: Chief Experience Officer_Digitas Liquorice
  • Winnifred Knight: Managing Director: CUBE [ON THE SQUARE] Pty Ltd      

NOW UNDERWAY! SMARTIES LIVE PITCH JUDGING 

This phase of judging is a live-pitch judging phase exclusive to MMA SA SMARTIES. Finalists are invited to pitch their entries via video conference to a panel of senior marketeer judges, the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their best work to these top-level marketers. This year's finalists will be notified of their pitch dates during the course of this week. The list will be published once it's finalized.

Good Luck to all the finalists.

Our CMO Judging panel are:

Marketing: Brought to you in partnership Pendoring Awards powered by Hollard

  • Judge Chair_Luisa Mazinter: Group Chief Marketing Officer at 42Markets Group & MMA SA Chair Emeritus
  • Head Judge: Darren Hampton: GM Digital Marketing at Nandos Africa, India and Middle East
  • Dudu Mokholo: Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Africa
  • Boniswa Pezisa: Executive Director at Mediology and Pendoring Jury President
  • Kerry Ho-Van Rensburg: Head of Marketing at iKhokha 

Media: Brought to you in partnership with Standard Bank

  • Judge Chair_Luisa Mazinter: Group Chief Marketing Officer at 42Markets Group & MMA SA Chair Emeritus
  • Head Judge_Sagren Pather: Executive Head: Platforms and Channel Management at  Standard Bank South Africa
  • Zia Namooya: CEO at Mindshare
  • Suhayl Limbada:  Marketing Director at KFC South Africa
  • Katherine Madley: VP Marketing at Game  
  • Daniel Courtenay: Executive Head Group Digital Marketing at MultiChoice Group 

Technology: Brought to you in partnership with MTN

  • Judge Chair_Luisa Mazinter: Group Chief Marketing Officer at 42Markets Group & MMA SA Chair Emeritus
  • Head Judge: Denvor Daniels: Senior Manager: Mobile Advertising at MTN
  • Michael Walker: Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa,Part Of Adevinta
  • Lunga Ngcime: Media & Digital Hub Director Africa at Unilever
  • Sarah Utermark: Director Commercial Partnerships at OPERA
  • Munyaradzi Nyikavaranda: Group Head of Digital Analytics at MultiChoice Group 

 Business Transformation: Brought to you in Partnership with META

  • Judge Chair_Luisa Mazinter: Group Chief Marketing Officer at 42Markets Group & MMA SA Chair Emeritus
  • Elizma Nolte: Head of Marketing at META 
  • Philip Cohen: General Manager_ Digital Marketing at ABSA
  • Bruno Bertrand: Digital Commerce Marketing Director at Estee Lauder Companies South Africa
  • Heidi Brauer: Chief Marketing Officer at Hollard Insurance  
  • Sadika Fakir: Integrated Media & Digital  Director at Tiger Brands

All the best 

MMA SA Smarties Team