Testimonials

James-Byrne
James Byrne

Ann has provided meaningful contribution to the marketing strategies across several of our personal care brands, and helped us develop a more assertive approach to digital marketing. She’s contributed to web development and driven new social media initiatives like influencer marketing and live video. Ann is a great sounding board for the marketing team who trust her judgment and value her commitment to the business.

James Byrne
MD, Lee-Chem Laboratories
Aye Dlamini
Ayethaba Dlamini

I’m MD of a marketing agency, and  I worked with Ann in 2019 to get a new perspective on marketing for my own business.  Sometimes you just need the challenge of fresh insights and a different way of looking at things to elevate the business to the next level.

Ann has a firm grip on marketing strategy and how to put it into practice.  We worked together formally for a few months, but I’ve used her a couple of times as a sounding board, and she’s always happy to listen and give me her input.

Ayethaba Dlamini
MD, Kasi Connect
Shannon Ambrose
Shannon Ambrose

Ann transforms broad briefs into concise copy that’s focused on our clients.  We’ve used her copywriting skills for ads, email campaigns and website landing pages. She always delivers and we’ve worked with her for years.

 

Shannon Ambrose
Head of Marketing, LexisNexis South Africa
Annabelle Da Costa
Annabelle Da Costa

Ann Druce developed the Da Costa Inc website. She delivered a creative, appealing site that reflects who we are and what we offer, and we’re delighted with the results. Ann is organised, easy to work with and I rely on her for social media and copywriting too. I’d recommend Ann to anyone looking for a professional website.

Annabelle Da Costa
MD, Da Costa Inc
Lisa Stanfield B&W
Lisa Stanfield

Lisa Stanfield
Skincare Enthusiast
Clive Donnelly
Clive Donnelly

Ann has the knack of simplifying communication in a complex industry. She takes technical information and makes it accessible without dumbing it down. We’ve worked with her on numerous projects, including websites, company profiles and brochures.  In addition to copywriting, we also rely on the Octarine team for graphic design.

Clive Donnelly
MD, BD&O Group
Bongi Ndlovu
Bongi Ndlovu

Ann was genuinely interested in me and my business. With her as my marketing mentor, we upgraded my brand image and developed a marketing strategy with a clear action plan that suited me, my business and my budget. I wouldn’t have been able to do this on my own. Ann has a wealth of marketing and business experience and her advice and guidance gave me the confidence of knowing my I’m on the right track. I learnt a lot and recommend her highly as a marketing mentor.

Bongi Ndlovu
CEO Avela Amakha Projects
Lufefe Xala
Lufefe Xala

Ann made me rethink my marketing.  With her help, It became clearer how I can reach my market and their needs.  As a QS, I was impressed that she understood my industry and was well informed.  Ann’s advice made perfect sense and, working with her,  I was able to market my business more effectively.

I also used Ann as a copywriter for a series of marketing emails and social media ads.  She makes complicated messages simple.

Lufefe Xala
Quantity Surveyor and MD Isibalo Projects
Sharon Fay
Sharon Fay

Sharon Fay
PR Specialist, Just Write PR
Grindrod-Cathie-Lewis
Cathie Lewis

Thank you for my profile.  It’s really beautifully written.

Cathie Lewis
Group Company Secretary, Grindrod