Just Clive Jive

Clive Simpkins

on 27/03/2012

Clive Simpkins is a marketing and communications strategist who helps people and organisations communicate better. Whether interpersonally, for press, radio, TV or social media.

He was part of the John Orr’s general management team in the heydays of the department store group. Subsequent to that he was Market Development Manager for the Greaterman’s stores group before moving into advertising with J. Walter Thompson.  He then joined Ogilvy & Mather where he was a client service account director. It was with O&M that he specialised in the professional speaking, media coaching and communications arena in New York City, in the early 1980s. Clive’s been back running his own business in South Africa since 1986.

His African continent clients include four Heads of State. He was pro bono parliamentary speechwriter to the late ANC first lady, Mrs Adelaide Tambo. He hosted his own show on Talk radio 702 several years back and is a regular radio and TV guest on media (including social media), reputation management and communications related topics.

Clive is author of three books, all based on four decades of hard-won personal and practical experience: 1) Presenting, Speaking and Facilitating Secrets, 2) Media Appearance Secrets and, 3) Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, the latter with a foreword by psychiatrist Dr Dora Wynchank.

He’s a technologically, sociologically and trends-literate veteran of the South African communications and speaking business. He’s the first recipient of the Professional Speakers Association of SA (PSASA) peer award in recognition of his contribution to public speaking and communicating in South Africa.

He’s an avid student of the universality of religions, is ‘adopted grandfather’ to nine year-old Siphe Buthelezi and for recreation he writes, reads voraciously, paints occasionally in acrylics and oils, cooks and dotes on his last remaining beloved Rottweiler.

Tel: 0861 462 496
Mobile: 082 774 4011

P.O. Box 783861
Republic of South Africa



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