Digital Marketer, Social Media Guru & Speaker



  • Dylan Kohlstadt is the founder and CEO of Shift ONE, a creative integrated digital marketing agency with 25 subject matter experts, founded in 2011. She also launched the Digital Marketing Academy in 2011, a face-to-face training academy.

Shift ONE was incubated by CiTi and Google for Entrepreneurs and she now gives back by offering digital marketing training and workshops and talks to entrepreneurs.

She has also facilitated the CiTi Women in Business programme two years in a row, and mentors entrepreneurs, marketing managers, and women in business on a regular basis.

Dylan Kohlstadt believes that digital marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways of growing a small business, and willingly shares her knowledge, strategies, and ideas with entrepreneurs in an effort to see them grow and succeed.

Dylan has over 20 years of marketing management experience in the gaming, insurance, financial and property industries and can be considered a subject matter expert on all things digital.

She has extensive local and international experience (South Africa, UK, and Australia), and has managed global and national brands in multiple languages and countries. Dylan has her IMM (3 years) Marketing Diploma as well as an MBA through Unisa.

She is married and the mother of two young girls and knows the challenges of being a mompreneur. She enjoys surfing and kiteboarding as well as playing guitar and painting in her spare time, of which there is very little these days.

Dylan Kohlstädt


Dylan is an entertaining and engaging speaker whose practical talks add value to every event and conference.

Thanks so much for your time
and unbelievable presentations.
Your presentation was the best and
especially your style. You delivered a
practical take that all will learn from
and sell more cars…
Dean Dicks: Group Marketing, Sponsorship and
Events Manager, Ramsay Media.

Dylan is the Marketing Indaba
and DMX Conference’s top-rated
speaker, she never fails to get excellent
feedback for both her relevant content
and her dynamic speaking style.
Chris de Klerk, Marketing Indaba, DMX Conference,
Cadek Media.

I have NEVER listened to such a coherent, well structured, informative, professional, insightful, and valuable feature on radio. WELL DONE!!!
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Digital Marketing & Social Media Topics

  • AI  in Marketing

  • Next Level Social Media

  • Influencer Marketing

  • Personal Brand Building

  • Thought Leadership

  • Digital marketing strategy

  • Integrated marketing

  • Social media strategy

  • Content marketing

  • Website and eCommerce design

  • Google Analytics & Search Engine Optimisation - SEO

  • Email Marketing

  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc

  • LinkedIn for Executives

  • YouTube for Business

  • User experience, user testing and user-centric design

  • PR, Blogging and Writing for the Web

  • Video and YouTube

  • Click Funnels and Customer Journeys
Dylan Kohlstädt

Tech and Innovation, Entrepreneurs and Growth

  • Tech and Innovation trends

  • Future spotting

  • Virtual reality (VR)

  • #Garage2Global

  • #GrowthHacking

  • Growing your business cost effectively using digital marketing

  • Perfecting your Elevator Pitch

  • Pitching to Investors

  • Silicon Valley Thinking: taking your business from Garage to Global

  • Personal branding

  • Business strategy

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