Jeanri-Tine van Zyl | Feed That Bird Director & Founder

As a qualified journalist (BPhil Journalism: Stellenbosch University supported by an MSocSc in International Relations: University of Cape Town) 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 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 (LG South Africa and MasterCard amongst others), while continuing to write on wine for various lifestyle titles. In 2014, having spent two years in Johannesburg’s corporate world, she returned to her beloved Cape Winelands and founded Feed That Bird 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 South Africa 2017 who competed in the International Wine Tasting Championships in France.

Jeanri-Tine van Zyl-Punt

Director and Creative Lead
Charlotte van Kradenburg | Feed That Bird Account Manager

Feed That Bird’s digital networker, Charlotte, holds a qualification in Public Relations from Varsity College in Pretoria backed with extensive experience in traditional, digital and social media marketing for various lifestyle and hospitality brands. Charlotte was the co-owner and general manager of pop-up fine dining restaurant spasie `{`underground`}` and UPSTAIRS on Bree, a high-end gallery and event venue on Cape Town’s vibrant Bree Street, providing her with key insights into the world of hospitality including experience in planning and executing events. Her obsession with the evolution of communication serves as compass to keep clients abreast of the latest industry trends. With expertise in creative strategy development and execution, she manages clients’ 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.

Charlotte van Kradenburg

Senior Account Manager

With a strong background in journalism (BAHons Media Studies: University of the Free State) matched with seven years’ extensive experience at South African media giant, Media24, Arnold continued his journalism journey at travel and hospitality publishing house, Tip Africa, as digital editor. Here he won a celebrated SANParks Kudu Award in 2018 for his dedication and contribution to travel and conservation journalism. Arnold brings his combined strength in writing and digital publishing to Feed That Bird’s clients. Arnold supports Feed That Bird’s clients with events, digital publishing, narrative development, media liaison and campaign execution.

Arnold Ras

Account Manager

Cape Town-born Megan spent 15 years of her childhood dancing in Cape Town’s leading ballet company until the age of 18. Travelling has always been one of Megan’s greatest loves and her growing passion for culture and food grew as she explored the world from Mexico to Morocco, Croatia to the Caribbean and as far as the East. Eating her way through these incredible destinations, lead to her studying Hospitality Management where she later found her calling as stylist to some of the most notable food, wine and travel brands across South Africa. As a leading stylist, lifestyle writer, photographer and restaurant reviewer, Megan brings a dynamic understanding of the lifestyle, travel, tourism and influencer industries to the team.

Megan Daniels

Account & Social Media Executive
Nic Cumming | Blank Design Studio

Feed That Bird believes in strong collaborations with brands who share our ethos of hard work and professional standards. As such, we joined forces with Blank Design Studio on all design aspects for our clients. Blank Design Studio is an established design agency by graphic designer Nic Cumming, who has more than 15 years’ design experience in the lifestyle sector. Blank Design Studio has proudly done design work for luxury clients like Warwick Wine Estate, Vilafonté, The Cape Wine Auction, Longridge Wine Estate and Kanonkop, in addition to Feed That Bird’s list of clients.

Nic Cumming

Design: Blank Design Studio