Specialist PR and Marketing for Tech Companies in Africa

Dominique Pienaar, CEO of DUO, on importance of PR

Dominique Pienaar

CEO

Dominique is the CEO of DUO Marketing + Communications, and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, client service excellence and quality control, as well as driving the business goals together with Judith. She initially joined the company in May 2014 as Regional Manager to develop and drive business in Gauteng, before being promoted to CEO in March 2017.

Dominique has worked in the public relations industry for more than 19 years, with experience ranging from consumer, to corporate to technology PR. She held previous leadership positions including the Managing Consultant for Text 100 Global Public Relations in Johannesburg. Dominique holds a BA Human Resource Management degree from the University of Johannesburg.


Judith Middleton - CEO

Judith Middleton

Head of Advisory Services

Judith is the founder of DUO Marketing + Communications. She has extensive experience in strategic marketing, media and business development.

Formerly the Marketing Director for the Cape Information Technology Initiative (CITI) and member of the founding team that conceptualised and built Cape Town’s first tech incubator, Bandwidth Barn, she subsequently became a Director of CITI and Calling the Cape (now BPeSA) and also a member of the Board of Advisors to the Cape Manufacturing Advisory Committee.

In 2017/8 she attended a course at Harvard Business School on Scaling Entrepreneurial Businesses alongside 66 other global entrepreneurs. Judith is currently hatching an advisory division at DUO which will launch within the next few weeks.

Judith is also a proud mentor to the Global Endeavor Community in South Africa; an advisor to Wyzetalk and an investor in a few budding rockstars.

Judith will lead DUO’s newly launched Advisory Services, which provides commercially-orientated consulting to tech companies wanting advice on best practice, tools and methodologies.