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Gillian Rightford

Gillian Susan Rightford

Gillian is an expert in creative advertising.


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born 18-06-1965 in Johannesburg South Africa

Gillian launched Adtherapy as a consulting company to Marketers and Advertising Agencies, with a view to improving the quality of advertising, and therefore the effectiveness of ad investment. The company reviews creative work, relationships and skills and develops strategies to improve those areas that affect the overall quality of the end output. She also conducts Executive Leadership mentoring and coaching in this industry. In addition, Gillian consults to Moya, a range of skin and body products made from indigenous Cape Fynbos. the range is stocked in select Woolworths stores, and used in treatments in top Spa's worldwide. Gillian also lectures Advertising at UCT in the School of Management Science.

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O: 0217612812

M: 0832659099


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Current Position(s)

Lecturer | School of Management Studies | University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - present

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Lecture Integrated Marketing Communications to 3rd year Business Science and Post Grad Diploma in Marketing Management.


Managing Director | Adtherapy
Cape Town | 2007 - present

Previous Position(s)

Director | Moya
Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - February 2014

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

I manage marketing communications and new business development for Moya. This includes export, new product development, and new sector development.


Director | Twist
Johannesburg | 2004 - 2006

Group Managing Director | Lowe Bull Cape
Cape Town | 2003 - 2007

Group Managing Director | Initiative Media SA
Johannesburg | 2003 - 2007

Managing Director | Lowe Bull
Johannesburg | 2000 - 2007

Managing Director | Hercules D'Arcy
Johannesburg | 1994 - 2001

Educational history

Secondary

Bryanston High School, Johannesburg (1982)

Tertiary

University of Cape Town

Completed 1986

Bachelor of Business Science

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Association of Communication Agencies

Director, 2003 - 2007

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