Mandy is the owner of Maraschino Lifestyle Marketing & Events, a well established and reputable 26 year old marketing company with clients across South Africa of all sizes and across most industries. Mandy is exceptionally passionate about helping SMMEs grow in an ever-changing market, focussing all her efforts on client relationships and building brand awareness through creating unique and personalised content, brand campaigns, events, designs and communication strategies for each of her clients.
Mandy is not new to the world of TV, in 2010 she hosted the 3rd season of “Karibu”, a beauty orientated magazine TV show on Africa Magic Channel. She was also a guest on “Good Morning Africa” on the same channel a number of times. During this time Mandy was also involved in product placement for a number of local films as well as arranging locations for TV shoots.
2016 saw Mandy and her family relocate from Johannesburg to Ballito where she engrained herself into the community from a business level as well as supporting and getting involved in local community projects, charities and local events. In 2019 Mandy received the Margaret Hirsch Business Woman Achiever Award and has recently also been interviewed on Margaret’s “Coffee Chat” on Facebook Live. Being passionate about all things marketing, Mandy has also done a number of motivational and inspirational talks for a variety of business networks across the country.
Having a long standing friendship and working relationship with Morne Lane resulted in the two starting “The Vuvuzela” in April 2020 together with a group of special, likeminded people. This free online channel gave hope and much needed exposure to many small business owners and community projects along the North Coast.
Mandy is geared with decades of expertise and experience to play a vital roll in rolling out Ballito TV and turning it into the success that we know it is capable of.