Brent Chalmers

Basic

Angestellt, CEO, XLR8 Communications

Johannesburg, South Africa

Skills

Expertise and Experience in Digital Communications
Event Management
Sports Marketing
Extensive professional business contact network
globally-scaled news/media and public policy/government/NGO contacts
polished all-purpose professional & business writing & editing skills
entrepreneurial spirit
business savvy
mentoring/coaching and peer review engagement
senior-level administrative/operations general management
strategic planning
PR/public affairs and communications visioning skills
public speaking/on-the-record spokesperson skills
new collaboration and partnership opportunities
as well as strategic communications counsel
consulting and support services
with best practices knowledge and business cases
embracing: corporate communications
marketing
branding
PR
media relations
public affairs
public policy
sustainable development
cost/time and budget management
government relations
lobbying
Parliamentary affairs
corporate affairs
investor relations
executive communications
speech writing
Web & digital content development
publicity and promotion content management
publishing and publications management
communications strategy & planning
non-profit communications & advocacy
NGO communications and advocacy
advertising
corporate social responsibility
customer relationship management
brand communications
product marketing
image and reputation management
issues management
crisis communications
international and multicultural campaigning
international development
event/trade show and convention/conference planning/management
fundraising
grant writing and major gifts
stakeholder and donor/sponsor relations
small business/agency management
HR communications
corporate positioning
geographically dispered teams
direct mail
e-commerce
international trade
legal branding and marketing
cause marketing
and multilingual communications

Timeline

Professional experience for Brent Chalmers

  • Current 24 years and 5 months, since 1998

    CEO

    XLR8 Communications

    Owner and CEO

  • 4 years, Jan 1994 - Dec 1997

    Commissioner

    PGA Tour of Southern Africa

  • 1990 - 1993

    Chief Manager Group Communications

    First National Bank of Southern Africa

  • 1985 - 1989

    General Manager

    South Africa Foundation

  • 13 years, Jan 1973 - Dec 1985

    Commanding Officer

    South African Defence Force

    Drafted into the Transvaal Horse Artillery, volunteered for a further 12 years, the last five were as commanding officer with the rank of Lt Colonel. Decorated on four seperate occasions.

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • French

    Intermediate

Wants

Communications
PR
Mass Marketing
Events
Event Audit
Crisis Communication
Writing
Photography
Professional business networking contacts
peer review
collaboration and partnership opportunities
communications and PR/public affairs consulting opportunities
direct full-time or contract employment
best practices for communications and PR performance
knowledge sharing and information/business cases regarding: corporate communications
marketing
branding
marcom
PR
media relations
public affairs
public policy
sustainable development
strategic planning
cost/time and budget management
government relations
lobbying
Parliamentary affairs
corporate affairs
investor relations
executive communications
speech writing
Web & digital content development
publicity and promotion content management
publishing and publications management
communications strategy & planning
non-profit communications & advocacy
NGO communications and advocacy
advertising
corporate social responsibility
customer relationship management
brand communications
product marketing
image and reputation management
issues management
crisis communications
international and multicultural campaigning
international development
event/trade show and convention/conference planning/management
fundraising
grant writing and major gifts
stakeholder and donor/sponsor relations
small business/agency management
HR communications
internal/intranet communications and technology
corporate positioning and branding
investor and analyst relations
geographically dispered teams
direct mail
e-commerce
international trade
legal branding and marketing
cause marketing.

Interests

Communications
Public Relations
Marketing
New Media
Digital Photography
Writing
Arsenal Football Club
Artillery
Physical Exercise
Golf
Tennis

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