Apart from being the Group Managing Director of The MediaShop, Chris is also an extremely proud father, husband and devoted Free State Cheetahs supporter. Having started his media career at Publicis before joining The MediaShop Chris found his love for media on brands like Nando’s, MINI, Virgin Mobile, ABSA, Shoprite Checkers and the JD Group.
Craig is blessed with a beautiful wife and two beautiful and intelligent daughters, who by his own admission have their mother’s genes. For the past six and a half years, Craig has been the go-to guy for all things Out of Home at The MediaShop, a platform he is very passionate about. Craig’s favourite quotation is: “Whenever I feel the urge to exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes…” which is why Laiza runs faster than you.

Zambian born Sean Clarke qualified as an accountant before the mad advertising bug bit. When a former boss in an engineering company went to work at Ogilvy, Sean followed in his footsteps and thank goodness he did!  Sean joined The MediaShop as Finance Director in 1990 when the agency was still in its early days, having been founded by Dick Reed in 1988. Today he’s the agency’s Operations Director, looking after pretty much everything in the IT, finances and general services fields with a team of 35 assisting him.

Volleyball, golf, her husband Dylan and media are a few of Isla’s favourite things. She is passionate about the media industry and driving its growth. Never content with sitting still, she believes life and work are boring without a challenge. Her mathematically orientated mind analyses every challenge until the best solution is found.

Fiona has been with The MediaShop family for just short on four years, and in the media industry for 22 years. She started her career in 1993 working on Unilever, gaining experience through the ranks from Buying to Implementation Planning and Strategy. Fiona has headed up a number of prestigious portfolios over the years and served as Unit Head on Unilever, Cadbury, Colgate, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Tsogo Sun and Cell C.

Ncamisile Sigwebela joined The MediaShop in July 2010 as the Group Financial Manager. ‘Ncami’ as she is affectionately known, is responsible for the entire finance department and is a member of The MediaShop exco. Ncami has always had a passion for numbers. Her journey began in Swaziland where she studied Accounting (AAT) at the Swaziland College of Technology and Swaziland Institute of Management & Public Administration.
Sandra ‘I don’t do boring’ Burger loves adventure and learning new things. She was also one of the first interns that undertook the then AAPA (now AAA) course. Having worked in the industry since 1982 as a media planner, client and strategist, Sandra has a well rounded knowledge of the intricacies of the media industry.

Jedd calls himself a BUM and gets away with it. That’s because the technical term Business Unit Manager is not nearly as much fun. Jedd heads up the Famous Brands account at TMS and for the past seven years, has been on the company’s management team. He’s passionate about the media industry and everything in it, especially since no two days are the same.

Sean’s 1000 litre tropical aquarium is testament to his passion for fishkeeping and is his pride and joy. His 22 years in the media industry is testament to his love for advertising. Now in his 15th year at The MediaShop, he has gained a wealth of knowledge having worked across a broad spectrum of clients. Large and small – Sean has seen it all! A wide variety of clients has kept his journey alive ensuring that every day is different with a new set of challenges.
Bonita MD of our Cape Town operation is described as a woman of strength, a fierce friend, motivator and a person who steadfastly walks in truth. She believes in turning adversity into victory, her 25 years of experience in the industry has armed her with astute business management, negotiating and leadership skills.
Managing Director - Johannesburg
Apart from his love of media, Kgaugelo is passionate about many things, but thoroughly enjoys travelling around South Africa and the world with his family, and watching a variety of sports. He wouldn’t say no to a good documentary so if you know of one, share it with him! Kgaugelo is also an ardent believer in the importance of understanding our diverse South African consumers - he spends time learning about different behaviours, what influences different groups of people and how to effectively communicate with them in their own environments.
Gareth Grant, Business Unit Manager
Having joined the advertising industry in 2005, Gareth quickly made a name for himself in the industry. As a newbie he was invited to guest lecturer at the AAA during 2006 and 2008, providing unique insights into his first impressions of the workplace. From his humble beginnings at UM as a media planner, Gareth quickly proved his worth, landing a great opportunity as Senior Media Strategist at FNB, a position he held for four years before joining The MediaShop team.
Arisha Saroop, General Manager: Durban
Arisha's story is a wonderful one. On a personal note she managed to marry her childhood sweetheart and remain madly in love! On a professional note, Arisha joined The MediaShop's Durban team as the office's media receptionist and is now calling the shots as the General Manager.