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Wendy Parkies

Nickname: 'Wendy'

Creative Strategist/ Social Entrepreneur

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Durban South Africa

TV Production and CSI intiatives are my life.

I love the idea of creating a show from start to finish that you present to the world, and it lives in the digital space forever. Knowing that I am making a difference to someone somewhere is my wheelhouse.

I have Video Production experience from UKZN and TV Broadcast experience from Birthmark.
Both companies have taught me skills that I would never trade for anything in the world.

Educating black girls and giving homes to orphans is what is next in the cards for me. I love children and I love the look on their faces when you do something for them when you owe them nothing. My next journey in life is to build orphanages. In my home city of KZN and the city that is currently home to me - JHB.

My passions are everything to me and they are all I live my life by. I believe in hard work, commitment and following ones passions, the rest will fall into place.

Contact details

O: (0)11 428 2937

Web presence

Business Address

1 Saxon Rd, Sandton, South Africa, 2196

Professional Portfolios

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VUKA AWARDS 2011-Women Challenging Illiteracy

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PSA Project

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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Account Executive at Nickelodeon | Viacomm South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | November 2016 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Maintaining relationships with Nickelodeon clients and agencies while simultaneously generating new deals. Deals that focus on multi-family buy in while yielding positive revenue growth for both the channel and clients. Additionally, I have a dual role that seeks to holistically create authentic engagement opportunities with Viacom brands, in the form of offering sponsorship opportunities on our platforms and associated activities.

Production Department | Production | Birthmark
Johannesburg, South Africa | August 2013 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Previous Position(s)

Project Manager | Production | Redbox Marketing
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2016 - November 2016

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Founded in 2005, Redbox has all the experience and expertise an agency needs, from Digital to Print, Expo to Billboard and Radio to TV. The company is passionate about challenges: they are seen as opportunities to find solutions. Reason for leaving: The project I was working on concluded.
My duties included:
- Planning, budgeting, overseeing and documenting all
aspects of the specific projects I am working
- I have to ensure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as other
departments for support
- Conceptualising campaigns mostly for the lower LSM space for various clients
- Liaising with clients, suppliers and staff in studio to ensure efficient flow of campaigns
- Keeping and maintaining budgets
- Problem solving and continuously analyzing data to make good decisions that affect my projects
- Sourcing various elements for my campaigns

Production Assistant | Corporate Relations at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal
Durban, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

I work with video Production
Camera Framing

Educational history


Scottsburgh High School, Durban, South Africa (2004)


Gordan Institute of Business Science

Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2015 - March 2015

Entrepreneurship Development - Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Social Media Management, Human Resources

This program aimed to teach the below:

- Understand the landscape of the ICT sector and how it
affects ones business
- Understand ones business strategy and learn how it
can diversify a service offering
- Receive training and development in areas such as
business strategy, marketing, finance, HR and

Gordan Institute of Business Science

2013 - 2013

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - Business Administration and Management, General

University of KwaZulu-Natal

2012 - 2012

CBA - Business Administration

The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

2008 - 2010

Bachelor - Social Science; General Psychology and English

The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Bachelor of Social Science degree - General Psychology; English



NPS Community Builder | 2015

This award was given to me by a community board to reward the service I am in - regarding vulnerable kids

UKZN Young Business Woman 2011 | 2011

This award was received to signal a young business woman who managed to overcome strenuous circumstances to achieve success.

Shortlist and nomination

SNLR Young Achiever Award | 2013

media exposure

UKZN News | 2011

MNet Vuka Awards

Academic Achievements

ASA Top Student | 2014

Other Achievements

Bakgethwa Orphan Centre | 2013

We managed to develop a place of safety for vulnerable children.



RAG Durban

CSI Manager

RAG stands for Remember an Give










Bakgethwa Orhan Centre

Admin/ Board Member, January 2009 - present

Bakgethwa Orhan Centre is a non-profit registered NGO based in Ivory Park, Tembisa.

We serve as a place of safety or refuge for vulnerable kids who need shelter, food, clothing or just love and attention.

Other Activities

Vlogging/ Web Series


I like working on vlogs and web series in my spare time


Cookie Mona - Supervisor

"Wendy is goal oriented, focused and driven. She is thorough with her work when assigned a project. She works well in a team and on her own. Wendy is capable of running a project from start to finish with minimal supervision. Wendy is highly creative and is a valuable addition to any television/video production team." - 2014

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