Shirley Williams Communications

Shirley Williams Communications is a full-service integrated communications company in Durban specialising in public relations, marketing, advertising, communications, crisis management, and events throughout South Africa for more than two decades.  

We have a sound basis of local and national contacts in media, business, technology, and community, and we leverage those contacts to help spread our clients’ communication messages.

We offer our clients a seamless experience.

That’s one of the many reasons they come to us. Clients also come to us because they’ve found what used to work isn’t working anymore. They know media, technology, and culture are rapidly changing, and only brands that continue to adapt will remain relevant.

Our approach is to connect with consumers on various levels that appeal not only to minds, but also to hearts using social media, marketing, communications, public relations, reputation management, and other capabilities.

We will work together to help you create the right strategy for your business.

Of course, there’s a lot more to it, and we’d be happy to explain in greater detail. Or you can browse our services.

Learn more about who we are, what we do, who we do it for, and how we can help you get your brand’s message out there.

Every day we get to create solutions for brands we love.

No matter the media, no matter the ask, SWC has the power to help transform how we connect and communicate with one another.

What clients said
The proof is always in the pudding
“They were able to create heightened awareness of our business through considerable airtime on radio as well as publicity in a number of print publications.”
Malcolm YoungGeneral Manager for Riverview Manor
“Our experience with Shirley has shown her to be extremely committed to the promotion of Corobrik and the Corobrik brand. She has always found an avenue to help us get to our desired target audience.”
Peter du TrevouChairman of Corobrik South Africa
“We consider SWC as an extension of our marketing department rather than an outsourced function, providing strategic input into our communications’ programme.”
Marriott Asset Management(the late) Dr Simon Pearse, CEO of Marriott Asset Management
“Working with SWC, we have been able to develop new business opportunities through successful media exposure. We find SWC’s services extremely efficient and professional. The interaction is of a high standard and the quality of media exposure speaks for itself.”
Dr. Mehran ZarrebiniCEO of PFE International (Pty) Ltd
“We found Shirley Williams to be thorough, prompt and professional throughout this process and the result was what we hoped for. I would recommend Shirley for her expertise in facilitating the process of creating a professional and practical Crisis Communication Plan.”
Michele BovetS A Home Loans Marketing Manager
“SWC has added value to our business, and our investment in marketing it, by identifying newsworthy topics that have drawn significant interest from the media. As a result of Shirley Williams’ thorough and targeted approach, we have received a significant amount of coverage on a regular basis.”
Clinton HolcroftMD of Serco Industries (Pty) Ltd
“Shirley has excellent organisational skills with a keen attention to detail and swift ability to translate what she has been taught into practical experience. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.”
Christopher GoodFinancial Director at T&N Holdings Limited (now retired)
“Shirley has worked tirelessly alongside me to gain brand awareness across the Willowton Group portfolio and, more specifically, the brands; Sunfoil, Sunshine D and Allsome Rice, to name a few. “
Hilton Cairnsformerly Willowton Group National Marketing Manager
“Shirley kept in constant communication with her vast media network, regularly updating everyone with details about the project, allowing for fair warning for any disruptions to commuters and residents. She also dealt with any queries swiftly and effectively, freeing the rest of the team up to focus on the work.”
Martin BrightEWS Project Manager for the Western Aqueduct Project and Northern Aqueduct Augmentation
“Shirley has gained intimate knowledge of the target market and is incredibly adept at generating valuable publicity for the organisation. Her vast understanding of the company brands and ethos, as well as her extensive media network, ensured Willowton Group secured relevant media exposure on a regular basis.”
David SweidanGroup Marketing Executive of Willowton Group
“As Corporate Affairs Manager at SAB, I rely heavily on Shirley to initiate and manage the collation of leads and details for stories … She is creative, resourceful and committed to the delivery of quality outputs.”
Shobna Persadhpreviously Corporate Affairs Manager at South African Breweries (2010)
“Shirley Williams is a skilled publicist who is professional, efficient and very easy to work with. No task was too large and no detail too small. We enjoyed regular updates and feedback throughout the project and felt confident that everything was on track. The results certainly speak for themselves.”
Helen WhiteDirector of Communications and Fundraising for Orbis Africa
“Shirley Williams Communications was contracted by Debt-IN to provide marketing and public relations’ services. The service received was always of the highest standard and the content produced exceeded my expectations.”
Mark EsseyManaging Director at Debt-IN
“She is well-researched in the area of our industry and provides perspective with a clear narrative. She has written across our operations and has always been able to adapt her writing style accordingly.”
Melanie ClarksonIntegrated Communications and Marketing Executive, Tongaat Hulett Developments
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