Joanne Botha has worked with some of the best local and global brands from a range of fields – beverages, FMCG, infrastructure development, finance, automotive, consumer, multimedia, telecommunications, data analytics and technology. Her clients have included Dimension Data, Woolworths, Impala Platinum, Trafigura, Coca-Cola, Experian, Citi and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. During 2015, Joanne collaborated with the team from Starbucks to announce the brand’s entry into the South African market. She has also worked with some of South Africa’s best chefs including James Diack (Coobs & The National), David Higgs (formerly of Five Hundred) and Marthinus Ferreira (DW eleven-13).
Joanne is a leading corporate reputation strategist with over 15 years’ of experience. She has worked with iconic brands from around the world to develop reputation strategies that support business goals. She has a passion for strategy and management and has worked extensively on reputation development, executive profiling, business development, high-level media relations and issues management. Joanne holds a three-year Diploma in Public Relations and Media Studies. Prior to launching Pillar9 in 2015, Joanne was a Director and Shareholder at Meropa Communications – South Africa’s only national Public Relations company. Before joining Meropa in 2007, Joanne held positions at InZalo Communications, Grant Thornton and Revue Liaison.
What my customers say about me
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you, and I would like to thank you on behalf of everyone at Woolies for your passion, dedication and energy over the last 12 months – you will be sorely missed.
Tx Joanne, good job today – you have given us much to think about. Really unfortunate that we could not have benefitted from your insights earlier.
Brandhouse truly values your work and professional etiquette in the manner in which you managed our account. Thank you for your contribution to our journey and I wish you success in your next big thing.It has been an absolute pleasure. Realeboga.