Our Team

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Esmé Brink

Director & Owner
Communication Strategist

BA Communications Cum Laude (UNISA)
Copywriting for Online Marketing (UCT)
Digital Marketing (UCT)

As strategist, creative thinker and entrepreneur, Esmé drives and fosters a partnership approach when it comes to the vision and success of her clients and their individual brand journeys. She is a knowledge hungry go-getter and forever looking for and finding ways to bring tailored digital and traditional communication solutions to a widely varying client base.

At home she is wife to Charl and mother to Jandré, as well as two foster children Cherné and Liham. Because Jandré lives with autism and due to her role as foster parent, her passion for special needs and child protection is a natural extension from every fibre of her being. She loves art, but it is her passion for making fine cuisine that has left many a client and colleague hinting for personal dinner invites.

Annelie Fouché

Annelie Fouché

Associate: Account Executive, Copywriting, Digital

BA Communications (UJ)
E-Marketing Professional (SETA)
Copywriting (AAA School)

Annelie officially joined us in 2015 and is a bit of a conundrum. She is creative, yet (sometimes painfully) detail-oriented (which is a good quality for a self-professed Grammar Nazi); extremely focussed, but also a multi-tasking ninja; and diplomatic, but often erratic (we won’t elaborate). Her agency background might have something to do with it, but we can’t be sure.

After-hours she goes home to hubby Francois and dotes on  her three small sons. Although she does not share Esme’s love for making fine cuisine, she can whip up one mean cup of instant coffee.

Hanli Van Wyk

Hanli van Wyk

Social Media & Account Executive

BComm Communication Management (UP)
BA Drama and Theatre Studies (US)
Social Media (UCT)
Content Marketing (HubSpot)
Google Analytics (Google)
Email Marketing (Hubspot)

Hanli heralds from Gauteng but has called Cape Town home since 2011. Responsible for the social media of our entire client base, Hanli knows how to think on her feet and out of the box. Her varied interests have broadened her way of thinking and encouraged her to see things from different and varying dimensions.

She has extensive experience in multimedia (including film) and is a keen follower of trends on social media. Hanli is also responsible for coding newsletters and mailers for clients and managing some of our clients with amazing flair!

 Tisha Manhanga

Tisha Manhanga

Strategy Intern

MBA in Corporate Strategy (Maastricht Business School, Netherlands)
Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Hospitality and Tourism

Tisha has more than 10 years’ working experience in account management, business development and customer service with a keen interested in digital marketing and corporate strategy. We welcome her on our team and look forward to exploring new avenues and opportunities for our clients with her niche input, in order to further align their communication strategies with their business goals.

Zandrie Coetzee

Zandrie Coetzee

Digital Marketing Assistant

Diploma in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship
Search Engine Optimisation (UCT)
Google Analytics (Google) 
Google Tag Manager (Google)

As the newest member of our team, Zandrie is our right hand and assists with everything from daily social media management to urgent web updates. She is knowledgeable in various marketing disciplines, including SEO, Consumer Behaviour, Commercial Law and Customer Service. She is cute and quirky, adds zest to the office atmosphere and makes a mean cup of coffee.

True Capetonian at heart, Zandrie enjoys the outdoors, drawing and learning something new.

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Petro Wagner


Education: BA Humanities (US), MA Psychology (NWU)

Petro is a die-hard lover of words. She lives out this passion by speaking four languages, writing, often talking too much and always editing others’ grammar – even if only in her mind. During her university career, she won several academic awards – including many for achievements in languages.

She teaches Psychology at UNISA, is a fanatical traveller, happy wife and proud mother to two princesses. One of her favourite activities is sharing her knowledge and experience in easily digestible language – which is also her role on the team at EB Consulting.


Ilze Van den Berg


BA (Communication Studies)

Ilse is a detail-oriented, enthusiastic editor and writer with a love for words, the digital environment, as well as travel, people and their stories, and community upliftment.

She is currently travelling through Northern Italy getting inspiration, learning the language, soaking up the culture, and regularly sipping on good coffee and wine, whilst writing blogs for some our clients.

Jennifer Lean

Jennifer Lean


Degree in Languages (UCT)
Simultaneous Performers Diploma in Drama 
After graduating with a degree in languages (UCT) and a simultaneous Performers’ Diploma in Drama, Jennifer followed an acting career (both stage and radio), wrote plays for the SABC and further indulged her love of languages by writing book and film reviews, short stories and poetry.  Her short stories and poetry have been published in the UK, Taiwan and South Africa. She returned to UCT a decade later to do her postgraduate HDE and has since amassed over 25 years of teaching languages and drama.  She has travelled widely and has lived and worked in the UK, France, Taiwan and Israel.
Jennifer is an unashamed eccentric who is too passionate (and compassionate) about everything: reading, writing, the meaning of life, nature, animals, travel, photography, good food and good wine.  She detests following recipes and fashions.  She adores her only daughter.
Jean Young

Jean Young


BA Communications and Psychology

Born and bred Capetonian, Jean has been writing all her life. This love of writing led to poetry, short stories, novels – and ultimately to advertising.

After surviving 21 years in this industry as a copywriter, she turned to running EnglishCopylines, her own writing business and, as a very valuable member of our team, also writes varied and often colourful blogs for EB Consulting.

Her achievements include winning several writing competitions and the Grand Prix for the Sunday Times Ad of the Year. When not writing on request, Jean spends her spare time writing psychological thrillers, fantasy and books for African children.

She loves science, history, anything mysterious, good food, good friends, and anyone with a good sense of humour!

Connect with Jean at English Copylines.

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