A qualified journalist - B Phil Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch, supported by a M.Soc.Sc in International Relations from UCT - and communications professional with print, broadcast and online experience, Jeanri-Tine entered the wine industry as a young wine writer at Wine Magazine in 2008. Here she gained immeasurable knowledge under the mentorship of wine critic Christian Eedes, the magazine’s editor at the time, and later qualified to serve as a wine judge on the magazine’s monthly wine tasting panels.
Following the closing of Wine Magazine, Jeanri-Tine entered the public relations sphere, supporting the marketing strategy of multinational corporates in technology and finance, while continuing to write on wine for various lifestyle titles.
In 2014, she returned to her beloved Winelands and founded her PR company – which she sees as an opportunity to serve her true passions: wine and words.
Career highlights include a first in class distinction from the Michael Fridjhon Wine Tasting Academy, serving as an Associate Judge on the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, judging alongside Joe Wadsack at Veritas 2016, and qualifying for Team SA 2017 who competed in the International Wine Tasting Championships in France.
Jeanri-Tine is a strong strategic thinker with a complementary creative drive, which serves brands well in their bid to stand out from the rest.
Feed That Bird’s digital networker, Charlotte holds a qualification in Public Relations from Varsity College which is backed up with extensive experience in digital and social media marketing for various hospitality brands, and the global brand Get Smarter.
Charlotte was the co-owner of UPSTAIRS on Bree, a high-end gallery and event venue, providing her with key insights into the world of hospitality including experience in planning and executing events including the creative, technical and logistical elements.
Charlotte’s obsession with the evolution of communication in the digital world has helped to keep our clients updated on the latest communication trends.
Charlotte’s expertise is in managing companies’ social and digital presence through the creation and execution of channel-specific social and digital media marketing strategies. Lending strategic communication support for all brands at Feed That Bird, Charlotte knows how to find and highlight brands’ unique selling points.
Feed That Bird believes in strong brand collaborations with brands who share our ethos of hard work and professional standards.
As such, we collaborate with Blank Design Studio on all design aspects for our clients.
Blank Design is an established design agency by Nic Cumming, who has more than 14 years’ design experience in the lifestyle sector.
Blank Design has proudly done design work for luxury clients like Warwick, Vilafonte, Cape Wine Auction, Longridge and Kanonkop.