What we do…
We understand that our environment creates our experiences. With a team of professional journalists, editors, content marketers and web developers we engage strategies for understanding your corporate, leisure or lifestyle business, crafting your story and maximizing exposure for your brand on both the print and digital platforms.
With offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Firehorse Media works with local and global companies within the B2B and B2C marketplace using creative content development, story-telling, copywriting, social engagement, media relations and publicity over a wide range of industries and across diverse media outlets and platforms.
Boost your media presence or launch your product or service from the ground up with our web development, creative communications, social media management and media strategies for publicity campaigns.
Through knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the written word we create traction for your brand within your target markets.
With an extensive career in the custom magazine publishing arena working with top South African brand marketing and management teams, Mercédes offers her clients in-depth experience covering communication and content services across a variety of industries and media platforms.
Mercédes holds Higher Diploma’s in Journalism, Hotel Management, Targeted Account Selling, Sales Negotiation, Effective Speaking and Transformational Writing.
Her areas of expertise include writing, editing, proof reading, training and mentorship, design principles, editorial development, commercial awareness, budgeting, print and digital consultancy and project management.
- Publicist for 5-star Haywards Grand Safari Company
- Media consultancy for iCandiCQ
- Media consultancy for Media Ink
- Social Media Manager David Barkham Artist
- Publicist for 4-star DeBergkant Lodge
- PR Account Manager for GrandWest
- Consulting Communications Manager at Atmosphere Orange
- Association Management, Marketing & Print and Digital Editor for the Stationery, Home and Office Products Association of Southern Africa (SHOP-SA).
- Editorial Director at Redsand Interactive (Pty) Ltd. (Received four PICA Magazine Awards from the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA)
- Marketing Manager at Cadplan: Autodesk Reseller of Architectural Design software (awarded the top South African Reseller for five consecutive years)
- Head of Publishing at David Barritt & Company: Public Relations/Photographic Library Services
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