Who we are.

Unlike many marketing consultancies who offer conventional and cookie-cutter template solutions that may or may not be relevant or fit your brand, Marketing Grit is built around one core premise ... that is to unlock real business value through the convergence of strategy and creative storytelling


We have a wealth of senior, in-depth experience that we fuse to make your marketing and digital spend and efforts count - to get optimal return on your investment or put plainly "BANG FOR YOUR BUCK"!



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highly experienced marketing strategist

To unlock real business value through the convergence of strategy and creative 

The Managing Partners are supported by a team of highly specialised and committed individuals

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Managing Partner

Noeleen brings with her a wealth of experience from working with, and for, some of the top local and international brands.


Some career highlights include;

  • Vice President of Marketing MGM Grand SA;

  • Group Marketing Director of Tsogo Sun. This included overseeing the marketing (including digital, CRM, brand, promotions, Public Relations and entertainment) for over 100 hotels, 14 casino's, various theatres and entertainment venues (including The Teatro at Montecasino), over 250 conference venues, 90 plus restaurant brands, cinemas, retailers and a theme park;

  • Rebranding of the entire Tsogo Sun Group (Tsogo Sun Gaming and Southern Sun Hotels)  Corporate Identity for the companies  listing on the JSE

  • Trained by Disney theatres for the marketing of The Lion King. Since than she worked on  numerous concerts and musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Evita, Celine Deon's 'Taking Chances world tour' as well as  Boktown  (also an official FIFA fan park).

  • Marketing Director of Pam Golding Properties

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Managing Partner

Debbie is an experienced, well-rounded businesswoman, whose career in the Hospitality and Events industry spans 25 years.


Some of her career highlights include;

  • Group Manager of Events and Entertainment for Tsogo Sun, which included working on events the likes of; the Celine Dion World Tour,  the SA Tennis Open, Broadway and West End theatre productions such as Phantom of the Opera and Jersey Boys.

  • Marketing Manager for Montecasino, Gauteng’s largest entertainment destination

  • CEO for the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show which ignited a passion for the wine industry, which she continues to consult to. Responsible for launching the largest-ever consumer wine survey.

  • Launching her own eCommerce lifestyle brand in 2020


Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.