… “Ms Lamb consulted my business in the field of communications, public relations and marketing and as a result of her advice, helped drive my business to greater heights and additional clients. Her understanding of the communications field – its principles and theories and the implementation of them; from strategy to writing, to organizing my communications campaigns as well as follow-through, was phenomenal. She is an effective communicator who enjoys an acute understanding of the various communications requirements in various contexts of business, thereby always achieving the goal of the project. She built my corporate image and helped create a buzz in the identified target markets for my business. She is also an excellent writer and would write
communications for my business.
Ms Lamb also obtained free PR in the form of editorial content in the print media as well as public speaking engagements, which in Beverly Hills, are perceived as an endorsement and credibility booster. I also hired Ms Lamb to assist me in the marketing of my business; which she did with aplomb. She was a highly regarded member of her community in the United States, and I was often exposed to events where she was invited to do public speaking engagements (e.g. at the invitation of the SA Consul General to Los Angeles). Besides her consultancy business, she was also the Managing Editor of the acclaimed SA expat magazine, JULUKA, in the US. Ms Lamb also assisted my business in media relations, something she is excellent at. In order to better understand the American marketplace and its culture, she enrolled at UCLA’s communications school; where she completed courses in Entertainment Publicity and Events Management. Her ideas and input are highly valued. She is a smart, savvy woman, whom I would not hesitate to recommend to potential clients.”Charlotte Gray, President - The Acting Place/Act Now Coaching, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
… “Ms Avis has achieved great success with JULUKA; utilizing her strategic, marketing, public relations and communications skills. She was appropriately officially recognized by the South African Ambassador to the United States, Ms Barbara Masekela for the turnaround of JULUKA. The magazine was ultimately welcomed back into the Embassy as well as three South African Consulates in the United States. Ms Avis dramatically increased the financial/business side of the magazine. Under Ms Avis’ leadership, JULUKA has become a household name in the United States. She has ensured that the magazine has been well marketed and promoted and enjoys a high level of recognition and credibility in the marketplace. This has been well endorsed, as evidenced by her getting the magazine onto the national South African carrier, South African Airways, departing from both New York’s JFK gateway as well as Washington DC. Ms Avis’ driven, positive and embracing, bubbly personality has held her in good stead in the marketplace and has made her welcome in the community; at both a social, business and government level. She has dealt with top echelons of society to those on the ground, and they all respect and admire her. She is often invited to top level interviews; including former South African State President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mr. FW de Klerk, former Deputy State President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma to top medical personnel in the United States. The list goes on and on. Ms Avis is a networker elextraordinaire and has created many positive contacts for JULUKA.”Chak Reddy, COO: Mindsgate Media, Inc
… “Ms Lamb has been responsible for both internal and external communications and has also project managed a rebranding exercise for the company. She has managed the Communications Department’s functions with aplomb; and has built a reputation for being a hardworking, dedicated and committed employee.”Elza Theron, Group Manager: Human Resources SSI
… “Charlene is a very capable person always willing to help anyone with anything. I found her to be extremely motivated with a hunger for learning and obtaining knowledge. She is a very enthusiastic person with a real flair for the business. In the time she has spent in marketing she has proven to be a very responsible person with good attention to detail. Charlene is very passionate about what she does and is highly regarded by her colleagues and peers alike.”Vanda Harries, Marketing Manager – Ladies Wear Edgars