A Director 'Snapshot'...

Our Story:


Marketing Grit was founded in 2021 as a fresh, dynamic marketing and digital agency specifically focused on helping small and medium companies survive (and indeed thrive) in the 'post-COVID-19' world. A new way of thinking - of behaving - of operating - is required in this new world - the 4th Industrial revolution!

Marketing Grit is a company founded on passion. Passion for people. Passion for life. Passion for our clients. And. Passion for results.


To help small and medium businesses achieve their dreams and aspirations through the creation of business value, razor-sharp results-driven focus,  strategic know-how, infinity thinking, visual design, passion and being channel champions.



We believe passionately in the power of ideas and innovative thinking  - to influence people, change attitudes and ultimately, make a real difference to, and for others.


Our aim is to focus on the future … but ever mindful of our roots. Our humble beginnings.

We want to work with like-minded people – those we employ  – as well as our partners, our clients. People who want to make a difference – in their lives and in the lives of the people they provide products and services to. We are not necessarily talking about philanthropy – but passion, commitment and resolve.

Marketing Grit is owned by two experienced, unique and vastly different individuals – who complement each other incredibly and share a common bond of passion, integrity, trust and commitment.

Noeleen Bruton, a seasoned marketing professional with a proven track record - at a senior strategic level with hands-on experience with various different size businesses across a multitude of business sectors.


As Group Director of Marketing, of Tsogo Sun for two decades, Noeleen was responsible for overseeing the marketing, branding, advertising, CRM, entertainment, public relations and promotions for 14 casino and entertainment developments as well as for over 90 hotels (over 13 000 rooms).  During this time she was appointed to the Group Executive Committee (GEC) which is effectively the most senior forum within the organisation comprising of 12 multi-disciplined individuals who effectively managed the group direction and strategy. The group at that time was listed on the JSE and employed over 18 000 employees. 

In 2019, Noeleen decided to return to her home, Cape Town, to give her the opportunity to bring her twin daughters up at the coast. She took up the position of Marketing Director at Pam Golding Properties where she remained for 18 months before leaving to pursue her dream of running her own business.

Noeleen's interest in Digital started several years ago. So as to ensure she could provide the necessary strategic and hands-on support and guidance to the digital department, she successfully completed a certified SEO as well as several accredited digital courses. 

Dean Sandham is a fresh, dynamic and experience social media practitioner – since landing on the social scene he has already garnered an impressive track record having successfully worked on several high-profile and aspirational brands. Dean’s area of specialty is Social Media content creation – developing and nurturing a brand personality so as to build relationships, expand reach and achieve established objectives.