Dylan James

Public Relations in Cape Town, South Africa

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Dylan is a Creative Partner at The Spaza Agency. The Spaza Agency, comprised of a small team of dynamic individuals with over 40 years of combined experience in advertising, public relations, content creation, design and events management is focused on developing innovative, experiential marketing campaigns and leveraging on unpaid media to help small businesses and start-ups in Cape Town and South Africa achieve market presence, improve their visibility and share-of-voice in the local and global media landscape.

Previously Dylan worked for Cape Media Corporation producing and conceptualising market leading business to business events with a special focus on skills and training as well as leadership development. Other sectors include the medical, tourism and energy industries. Dylan thereafter moved to the private equity arena where over four years he fulfilled the role of COO and CMO.

Dylan is a Director and Board Secretary of the South African Small and Medium Enterprises Federation, a national private social enterprise that unlocks resources from the political and economic centres as a catalyst for the creation and development of sustainable SME’s. He is also an advisor to the South African Informal Traders Alliance, a national grouping of informal trader organisations that are working towards creating a safe and sustainable environment for this vital parallel economy.

A keen business developer, Dylan has worked with companies of all sizes from JSE listed companies, start-ups through to township cooperatives and established small businesses.

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