#MeetTheTeam Series: Meet Gugu

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Introducing Gugu Zuma, a dynamic Project Manager based at our Matriarch Durban Head Office.

Today, we’re thrilled to turn the spotlight on Gugu as we explore her incredible journey both within Matriarch and beyond.

Joining our team in 2018, Gugu brought with her an infectious enthusiasm for bringing campaigns to life. Working closely with Donna’s team, Gugu plays a pivotal role in managing projects for esteemed clients such as Standard Bank and Beiersdorf.

As a Project Manager, Gugu wears many hats, from orchestrating events and activations to coordinating with suppliers, sourcing, and training brand ambassadors, and ensuring the seamless execution of the campaigns she supports. Her dedication and passion shine through in every task she undertakes, making her an invaluable asset to our team.

But Gugu’s story doesn’t end there – she recently celebrated a significant milestone in her personal life! 💍 Gugu said “yes” to Trevor, a delightful twist of fate as they first crossed paths right here at Matriarch! Their love story serves as a testament to the magic that happens within our team’s walls

To gain deeper insights into her aspirations and dreams, we sat down with Gugu for a few questions:

Q: What achievement are you most proud of in your life? 

A: This past year has been incredibly fulfilling – from stepping into the role of Project Manager, to purchasing my first car, and saying “yes” to the love of my life. It’s been a whirlwind of accomplishments that I hold dear to my heart.

Q: What has been the most impactful campaign you’ve worked on during your time at Matriarch?

A: One campaign that stands out is the Even & Lovely initiative from a few years back. It was incredibly rewarding to empower salon stylists with essential knowledge and tools, such as branded salon towels, to enhance their businesses. The highlight was seeing the winner of the campaign receive a complete salon makeover. Even now, years later, I still follow this salon owner on social media and witness the lasting impact we had on her business. It’s campaigns like these, ones that uplift and empower communities, that I’m truly proud to be a part of.

Q: How do you unwind after a busy day at work?

A: After a hectic day, there’s nothing better than indulging in a long, hot bath, followed by cozying up in comfy clothes and diving into my favourite series. My current Netflix fav is “The Rookie”.

Q: What do you love about working in experiential marketing?

A: I love the thrill of creating unique brand experiences that connect with people on a personal level. No two days are the same, so it’s a dynamic, exciting, and interesting industry to work in.

Q: What’s the most adventurous thing you’d like to do? 

A: Without a doubt, I would love to explore the world, hopping from one country to another, immersing myself in diverse cultures and experiences.

Let’s all come together to celebrate Gugu’s achievements and wish her all the best for the exciting journey that lies ahead! 🎉

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