Stone holds its clients dear and team members often form part of clients’ in-house teams to execute strategy development and implementation. We also realise the importance of clients’ reputations and brands and will therefore go beyond our brief to guard these assets. In recognition of how highly Stone values its clients, we always deploy senior consultants on the account to guide strategy development with the client’s business objectives in mind.
Drawing on sound international experience and proven skills, Stone can add value to your business through our range of strategy and communication consulting services:
Business strategy consulting
Counsel on integrated marketing
Communication and reputation management consulting
“Willem gives sound advice, counsel and direction in the communication profession. He is by far one of the best communication strategists I have encountered in my professional career and I will recommend him without any reservations.”
Ntombi Mhangwani, Africa Director for Integrated Marketing and Communications at Accenture
“Stone’s strategic communication approach, their well-known drive for quality and the values they hold dear align well with the key business drivers within Mediclinic and what we stand for. Willem Eksteen and his team at Stone are a pleasure to work with.”
Tertia Kruger, Communication Manager, Mediclinic.
“Our company has hugely benefitted from Stone's immense experience in Corporate Communication, Media Relations and Reputation Management. On many occasion that we have worked with Willem and his team, their output has always been stellar and in line with the brief given to them. We have also found them to be extremely knowledgeable, insightful and capable of blending both traditional and modern communication approaches to appeal to our different audiences.”
Dennis Matsane, Distell Group Manager: Communications and Corporate Marketing
“In various companies in my recent career, Willem has been instrumental in assisting us in the strategic development of our integrated marketing strategy as well as regularly facilitating the strategic development processes for other areas of the business in the company. Willem has a solid understanding of the ICT industry and the issues at play both in South Africa and abroad. Given the requirements of my current and past roles, Willem has been able to provide a strong understanding of marketing integration and used this knowledge to the best result and ROI for clients.”
Mandisa Ntloko, Marketing Director, BCX
“Stone’s strategic communication approach, their knowledge of the mining industry and well-known drive for quality, add value to our industry standing. I will recommend Willem and his team without any reservations.”
Boris Kamstra Former Chief Executive, Alphamin Resources Corp.
“Stone has been a valued partner of non-for-profit company Mould Empower Serve (MES) for more than 10 years and has helped shape the way in which the NPC is positioned and managed, adding value to the marginalised audiences in South African metropolitan cities. Stone Chief Executive, Willem Eksteen, strategically leads the marketing and fundraising of MES and has provided valuable counsel as a long serving board member, friend of, and contributor to, MES.”
“Willem Eksteen and his team at Stone have added a lot of value to various areas of Acorn Agri, and continues to be a value-adding strategic business and marketing counsel. Stone's variety of skill sets and experience provide fresh perspectives accompanied with the ability to see beyond the urgent to what is important for the business future. They are passionate about developing our business by adding value through their extensive experience in strategy development, communication and marketing consulting services, or facilitation sessions with executive leadership.”
Gerhard Visagie, Investment Director, Acorn Agri & Food
“There are a number of key factors which distinguishes the service offering provided by Stone, namely they have a real passion for the work they do; they make an effort to understand their client’s business before providing potential solutions; their professional manner and friendly attitude make them a pleasure to work with and Willem Eskteen and his team always go the extra mile.”
Morné Wilken, Former Chief Executive, Attacq
“It is a pleasure to endorse Stone as our communication and strategy provider since 1 August 2008. I am very proud of the value that the Stone team has been able to add to the growth and direction of Optimum Coal from our company’s inception to its current state as a listed company on the JSE and the fourth largest exporter of coal in South Africa.”
Kobus Breytenbach, Former Investor Relations Manager, Optimum Coal
“Stone’s expertise in communication and strategy in the tourism field have been instrumental in assisting us to strengthen our brand within the tourism market. Stone’s strategic communication approach, their well-known drive for quality and the values they hold dear, are well-aligned with the Thebe Tourism Group.”
Marilyn J Lewis, accomplished executive leader and board member of various companies.
“I had have the pleasure of working with Willem Eksteen and the Stone team in both the capacity of client and a partner on projects. The skills, experience and vision inherent in the company culture positions the team as a valued counsel for any project. Stone provided a sound business strategy for Unleash, their visionary approach has ensured that our business goals have remained relevant and ensured a real investment for our business commitment.”
Alastair Macduff, Director, Unleash Consulting and Unleash Network