Have a heavy-weight marketing director on speed dial

A Small business start-up study in the US reveals 46% of new businesses fail due to marketing and managerial incompetence. The findings reveal that 1 in 4 start-ups will fail in their first year of operation, largely due to marketing issues such as pricing mistakes and wasted advertising resources. The Branding & Marketing YOU team will become your strategic marketing partner – assisting you in developing a marketing strategy and then working with you to ensure you are ‘on track’. What marketing help do you need?

Training: Personal Branding Entrepreneurs

Your most powerful asset is YOU! As the face of your company it is business-critical that you hone your personal brand to reflect positively on your business. At Branding & Marketing YOU we know that every piece of self-improvement pays for itself, be it better communication, raised visibility or reputation building.

Training: Marketing Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

A 2-day, practical marketing workshop designed to impact your bottom line.


We’ve all heard the term. We all know we have to do it. How remains the biggest variable. What cannot be denied is that the power of a brand and the messages it communicates to its target market can make or break a business.

Whether you’re a start-up business or an established one, the world as we know it has changed dramatically. Never before has it been more true that the customer is king, and if we’re not talking to him, we’re not owning a place in his head and heart.

This workshop has been designed to help you develop clear thinking in terms of your marketing and how to extend it into the online realm.

Today, an online presence can give you just the right voice you need to talk to customers in the virtual world, to affect their purchases in the real world.

Learn how to create a website that works, discover tools for saving time online, as well as tips, tricks and best practices that ensure all your digital elements seamlessly work together.

You will learn:

·      What marketing entails and how to take control of it

·      Impactful low and no cost marketing strategies

·      The power of online marketing

You will leave with:

·      Practical marketing templates

·      A workable marketing plan

·      Practical marketing ideas to take your business to the next level

This is a practical, focused marketing workshop which gives key insight on how to adapt to an ever changing market. Fabulous and highly recommended  experience from a dragon in the industry.
Lesley Witt
Coach Approach

Marketing Support and Coaching for Entrepreneurs

So you have the capacity and the resources to take your marketing to the next level, but you’re not sure what the right move is. Branding & Marketing YOU can come alongside your business as a marketing consultancy and guide and support you along the decision making process. We can tailor our time to suit your business size, but no matter how little or big the commitment, our expertise and book of contacts will help give your business’ brand the impact you’re looking for.

We also offer Group marketing coaching – an innovative way of working with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs in a 10 week structured intervention that is guaranteed to take your business to the next level.

Marketing Outsource

Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of relying on a number of different marketing suppliers e.g. website; social media; PR; graphic designers etc – many of which demonstrate that they have the best interests of the business at heart. In reality, they are looking at marketing from their particular lens as opposed to having a holistic marketing perspective of the business. Imagine if you could focus on what you do best in your business and you could let someone else take control of your marketing initiatives. Branding & Marketing YOU will become your strategic marketing partner – assisting you in developing a marketing the right strategy for your business at the right time, and then working with you to ensure you are ‘on track’.

At Branding & Marketing YOU, we have helped entrepreneurs for over 10 years develop marketing solutions that get results and impact the bottom line. We understand that if you are the chosen player in your market – we’ve achieved our objective. Branding & Marketing YOU is led by Donna Rachelson who has a solid business education and a 25 year career in branding and marketing. She has held a number of blue chip marketing Director positions including Nando’s; The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and DNA Supply Chains and has run a number of entrepreneurial businesses herself. She is also a guest lecturer at GIBS University and is often asked to speak on platforms about personal and team branding; marketing and business development. Branding & Marketing YOU comprises an extensive network of marketing suppliers, all of whom are experts in their fields. They’ll deliver the best work at the most prudent pricing for your company’s marketing needs.

Call Branding & Marketing YOU today where we will take you through a no obligation audit to help you better understand how marketing could positively impact your business.

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“Focus Rooms contracted the services of BMYOU in August 2011 and have since then been enjoying the fruits of this joint venture. Their specific goals where to identify the “WOW” & Differentiating Factors for Focus Rooms to make us the most unique conference, training and event destination in South Africa through an experiential component. 3 years on and our business relationship has grown from strength to strength as has BMYOU’s critical involvement in all our marketing and brand related activity. B&M YOU have proven to be the most professional and effective business partner in Brand Building and Strategic Marketing management. They have also sourced the most effective and resourceful service providers with the greatest integrity and professionalism. Focus Rooms has enjoyed significant growth levels due to this strategic partnership and we look forward to further opportunities.”
Marisa Scott
Managing Director, Focus Rooms