17.11.2019

I wish someone had told me to “just leave it.”

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or le...

17.11.2019

Podcasts: exploring our connectivity

As humans we connect in many different way – through tech, learning, social media, face to face, and many more. Some of our most powerful connections run through the network of our brain...

15.11.2019

Where were you tweeting from at noon

On Thursday, 14 November 2019, we thought we'd share our noon locations a bit differently and with the help of Twitter. Here's a recap of some of our team's tweets from noon...

12.11.2019

Instagram is no longer showing a like count

Social media has evolved over time and thinking deeply about this, I am encouraged to see how platforms are taking steps to drive digital interactions among like-minded individuals with similar interests.

Let's make some magic!

CN&CO is a lifestyle business populated by people who believe, above all other things, in the importance and the power of those around us. Our passion and skills lie in anything to do with people and brands. Where these two worlds intersect, true magic happens.

The CN&CO team is a passionate, creative, talented, good looking bunch of magicians with mad skills in:

  • Marketing (and more)
  • PR and media relations
  • Content generation
  • Social media
  • Training
  • Human resources strategy and implementation
  • Specialist recruitment
  • Communications – across the board
  • Events and activations
  • Generally making magic happen, wherever it’s needed

The Team

Joshua Nuttall Josh of all trades
@nuttalljosh

Bicycle freak, data nerd, overthinker, and all-round great guy. Interested in tech, data, brands and the ever expanding digital space.

Rob Christian Engineer
Rob Christian Engineer

Rob has a hugely eclectic study-work-live-travel pedigree, giving him “an approximate knowledge of many things”.

Llewellyn du Plessis Events Guru
Llewellyn du Plessis Events Guru

Llewellyn enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family. He has been in the entertainment world since the age of six, and even spent time working in a circus.

Allan Bader Generalist/Hockey coach
Allan Bader Generalist/Hockey coach
@redabja

A.k.a. Bades, Bader, Al, Mabel. Always in a good mood. When he’s not busy getting things organised for our CN&CO partners, you’ll either find him coaching hockey or out on a date.

Francois Joubert Events Guru
Francois Joubert Events Guru

Our own TV star who likes nothing more than making people happy. Never had a bad hair day in his life. Determined and talented. Fan of Beyonce and prolific sender of GIFs.

Gianluca Tucci Managing Brand Manager
Gianluca Tucci Managing Brand Manager
@giangitucci

Gianluca [Jun-loo-ca] or “Gee” is an energiser with Italian and South African roots. His background is marketing communications, and brand and project management.

Josie Dougall Brand and strategy guru
Josie Dougall Brand and strategy guru
@jozidougall

Believes unwaveringly in creating brands from the inside out; brands that work in real life and not just on the pretty slides they’re presented on. Working mom. Lives at the seaside

Penny Hickinbotham Admin goddess
Penny Hickinbotham Admin goddess

Reigning CN&CO gold medallist in bridge, baking, hospitality and whisky. Stay-at-home gran. Keeps Carel’s life orderly — the toughest job at CN&CO (if not in the world)

Blake Dyason Trail runner
Blake Dyason Trail runner

Carel Nolte Chief señor
Carel Nolte Chief señor
@carelnolte

His passions are numerous and legendary — insurance, education, the arts, travel, fitness, cancer awareness, champagne, clever people, smart brands and not fuccing up, to name but a few

Colin Ford Word nerd
Colin Ford Word nerd
@donfrolic

Eternal student. Loves learning. Always willing (gently) to point out the incorrect application of apostrophe’s and Capital letters

Lethabo-Thabo Royds Brand Manager
Lethabo-Thabo Royds Brand Manager
@thabsizzle

Eternal optimist, traveller, Arsenal supporter, and dreamer with a big heart. Thinks we should always treat each other and ourselves with kindness, respect, generosity, and love

Kurt Solomon Communications boss
Kurt Solomon Communications boss
@kurtsol89

If ever a boych liked to klap it, it’s this oke. Kurt has a strong background in communications and making stuff happen – with a bang!

Rikus Kok Events Guru

Rikus studied musical theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology and has experience in theatre and television, both in South Africa and abroad.

Blake Dyason Trail runner

Carel Nolte Chief señor
@carelnolte

His passions are numerous and legendary — insurance, education, the arts, travel, fitness, cancer awareness, champagne, clever people, smart brands and not fuccing up, to name but a few

Allan Bader Generalist/Hockey coach
@redabja

A.k.a. Bades, Bader, Al, Mabel. Always in a good mood. When he’s not busy getting things organised for our CN&CO partners, you’ll either find him coaching hockey or out on a date.

Kurt Solomon Communications boss
@kurtsol89

If ever a boych liked to klap it, it’s this oke. Kurt has a strong background in communications and making stuff happen – with a bang!

Francois Joubert Events Guru

Our own TV star who likes nothing more than making people happy. Never had a bad hair day in his life. Determined and talented. Fan of Beyonce and prolific sender of GIFs.

Llewellyn du Plessis Events Guru

Llewellyn enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family. He has been in the entertainment world since the age of six, and even spent time working in a circus.

Rob Christian Engineer

Rob has a hugely eclectic study-work-live-travel pedigree, giving him “an approximate knowledge of many things”.

Colin Ford Word nerd
@donfrolic

Eternal student. Loves learning. Always willing (gently) to point out the incorrect application of apostrophe’s and Capital letters

Josie Dougall Brand and strategy guru
@jozidougall

Believes unwaveringly in creating brands from the inside out; brands that work in real life and not just on the pretty slides they’re presented on. Working mom. Lives at the seaside

Joshua Nuttall Josh of all trades
@nuttalljosh

Bicycle freak, data nerd, overthinker, and all-round great guy. Interested in tech, data, brands and the ever expanding digital space.

Penny Hickinbotham Admin goddess

Reigning CN&CO gold medallist in bridge, baking, hospitality and whisky. Stay-at-home gran. Keeps Carel’s life orderly — the toughest job at CN&CO (if not in the world)

Rikus Kok Events Guru

Rikus studied musical theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology and has experience in theatre and television, both in South Africa and abroad.

Gianluca Tucci Managing Brand Manager
@giangitucci

Gianluca [Jun-loo-ca] or “Gee” is an energiser with Italian and South African roots. His background is marketing communications, and brand and project management.

Lethabo-Thabo Royds Brand Manager
@thabsizzle

Eternal optimist, traveller, Arsenal supporter, and dreamer with a big heart. Thinks we should always treat each other and ourselves with kindness, respect, generosity, and love

Partners

We don’t work for our clients, we work with them - which is why we prefer to call them partners...
even friends.