25.06.2019

I wish someone had told me about The Daily podcast

“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 l...

23.06.2019

WholeHearted: Heaven is on the Ground

Ruth Everson is a poet, writer, keynote speaker and coach who strives to live On Purpose. We got to know her as a teacher at St Stithians, where Carel is chair of the governing council. Ruth taught English for 39 years and continues to follow h...

23.06.2019

Getting on the right side of the investing fence

As an equity investor, you have two options: passive investing (Exchange Traded Funds [ETF]) or active investing (stock-picking). In the June edition of the FAnews Magazine, our partner EasyEquities shared insights into investing in ETFs, you can re...

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

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!

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

Rob Christian Engineer
Rob Christian Engineer

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

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

Joshua Nuttall Josh of all trades
Joshua Nuttall Josh of all trades
@nuttalljosh

Bicycle freak, data nerd, overthinker, customer relationship champion and all-round great guy

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.

Neo Matsei Brand manager
Neo Matsei Brand manager

Upwardly mobile all-rounder with skills in writing, social media, client relations and being a good human. Wears tiny shoes and has a big heart

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)

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

Emi Adriano Social media princess
Emi Adriano Social media princess
@eadriano_x

Social media whizz, drama major, social butterfly, millennial. Clients LOVE her — as do we

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

Jarryd Frey Data whizz
Jarryd Frey Data whizz
@jarryd_frey

Excel fundi, gym and rowing specialist with a passion for not stressing

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.

Rikus Kok Events Guru
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
Blake Dyason Trail runner

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.

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.

Joshua Nuttall Josh of all trades
@nuttalljosh

Bicycle freak, data nerd, overthinker, customer relationship champion and all-round great guy

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.

Blake Dyason Trail runner

Rob Christian Engineer

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

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)

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

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

Jarryd Frey Data whizz
@jarryd_frey

Excel fundi, gym and rowing specialist with a passion for not stressing

Colin Ford Word nerd
@donfrolic

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

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.

Neo Matsei Brand manager

Upwardly mobile all-rounder with skills in writing, social media, client relations and being a good human. Wears tiny shoes and has a big heart

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.

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.

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

Emi Adriano Social media princess
@eadriano_x

Social media whizz, drama major, social butterfly, millennial. Clients LOVE her — as do we

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!

Partners

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