ABOUT US

About Us

Coolcumba Communications is an SME at large and an enterprise at heart. We take pride in being flexible, proactive and passionate about whatever we do.

Using our experience and knowledge, we adopt an integrated marketing approach where we combine traditional and digital go-to-market campaigns to achieve our clients’ business needs.

Our Marcoms services include but are not limited to event and customer engagements, brand management, project management, digital marketing, PR and content management, social media and SEO management, print and online design and placement, website design and development, branding and signage, promotional items, clothing and gifts.

Over the years, we have partnered with leading global clients, including Oracle Corporation, SAS Institute, Oxbow, SymbiosysIT, Saryx Engineering Group, Titan Global Wheel, Check Point, JustSolve, Mediro ICT Connect and SME Survey.

We are a level 2 contributing supplier.

DEBBIE WHITTAKER: FOUNDER AND OWNER

I qualified with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Mathematics 11 Major from the University of Witwatersrand in 1992. Over the past 30 years, I have gained experience working in the following fields: teaching, project management, change management consulting and business process re-engineering, Internet consulting, market research, brand management, marketing strategy, digital marketing, website design and development, Public Relations and social media, and hybrid event management.

My career started in 1993 as a mathematics teacher at Bryanston High School in Johannesburg where I taught for three years. In 1995 I joined Synovate where I conducted market research surveys and developed Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) research reports for Delta Motor Corporation. In 1996 I was employed by REL Consultancy as a change management consultant. Here I worked on query management reporting and business process re-engineering for the Credit Control Department at SA Breweries and Afrox.

My experience in the ICT sector started in 1997 when I was employed at BMI-TechKnowledge Group as an Internet Analyst and was later promoted to BMI-T’s marketing and communications manager. In 2000 I was approached by Digital Planet, one of South Africa’s first e-retailers, to head up its marketing division and to grow the online community of permission-based users.

I started Coolcumba Communications in 2001 and have worked with many local and global clients, focusing on taking SMMEs and companies to market in a digital era using integrated sales and marketing strategies.

RISE high with us!