Core Services

typewriter

PR & Communications

HWB specialises in drafting and implementing communication strategies for our clients that support their marketing plans and business objectives. Our understanding of the media and communications landscape allows us to arrange and facilitate targeted media briefings that allow clients direct access to the media in a controlled and secure environment.
View This Service
thumb2

Digital

As a communications partner, our role is not only to manage social media on our client’s behalf but also to empower them to own this space. HWB also ensures that our clients’ messages are integrated throughout the digital and social media spheres. 
View This Service
Microphone

Reputational Risk Management

Our reputational risk management strategies enable our clients to successfully navigate communication threats to their business. 
View This Service
Media Training

Media Training

HWB Communications has, for more than a decade, conducted successful media training courses that equip clients to understand and deal with the press comfortably and professionally, especially in times of crisis. 
View This Service

You're in good company...

For the past 13 years, HWB has worked closely with ADT South Africa to maintain a positive perception of our brand and provide valuable support for our overall marketing strategy.

Martin Ochieng – Marketing and Strategy Director of ADT

ADT Logo

We have been working with HWB Communications for over two years now, during which time they have extended the media coverage the deVere group receives threefold. HWB has also helped us to develop our social media presence in Africa and to position us as the preeminent and fastest growing independent wealth advisor on the continent.

Craig Featherby – Head of deVere Africa

deVere Logo

HWB’s strategic expertise, coupled with their professional execution, has played a valuable role in building the Futuregrowth brand over the past decade.

Michele Usher – Head of Marketing of Futuregrowth Asset Management

Futuregrowth

HWB’s strategically focused communications support for Juta & Company over the past year has made a valuable contribution to enhancing our profile in the media.

Lynne Du Toit – CEO of Juta & Company

Juta

Our News...

Meet the team

Evelyn Holtshauzen

Evelyn John Holtzhausen

Chief Executive Officer

HWB co-founder Evelyn John Holtzhausen is a former Senior Assistant Editor, Night Editor and Senior Writer of the Cape Times and Sunday Times. He has worked as a journalist in South Africa, Swaziland, the United Kingdom, and Norway. Evelyn has 15 years experience in Public Relations and specialises in strategy development and crisis communications. An enthusiastic hiker, Evelyn wrote a fortnightly column, titled Urban Edge for the Cape Times for 11 years. His poetry anthology, In the Palm of My Soul was published in 1997.

Evelyn Holtshauzen

   Connect with me

    Lynn Erasmus

    Lynn Erasmus

    General Manager and Executive Director

    Lynn is a senior Public Relations and Media Practitioner who has worked in the consultancy and corporate communications environment for 14 years, gaining extensive marketing and communications strategy, project management and media experience. She holds a BA Degree from the University of Stellenbosch (1994), a Post Graduate Diploma at the AAA School of Advertising (1995) and completed the University of Stellenbosch School of Business' Management Development Programme in 2008.

    Lynn Erasmus

       Connect with me

      Lee-Anne Roberts

      Lee-Anne Roberts

      Account Director

      Lee-Anne was previously News Editor with Heart FM radio in Cape Town and spent six and a half years in the newsroom as an anchor and reporter. She deals with corporate accounts at HWB and enjoys her role on the other side of the news and communications industry. She completed a B.Tech Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

      Lee-Anne Roberts

         Connect with me

        Arlene Gertse

        Arlene Gertse

        Office Manager

        Arlene is the Office Manager. She organises and supervises all administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office. This would include supplier liaison, purchasing, financial & HR administration as well as the development and improvement of administrative systems. What she loves most about her job is the diversity of the tasks she performs. She believes that Attitude ultimately determines Altitude.

        Arlene Gertse

           Connect with me

          Talk to us

          Website developed by Amanzi Digital