Giles - Public Relations Executive - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Lynn Giles

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


I has been in the Public Relations, Communications industry for 10 years focusing on the tourism, conservation, lifestyle and consumer industries. Prior to that, I worked in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry for 9 years in various levels of marketing, management and operations at world class establishment in South Africa such as Le Quartier Francais, La Petite Ferme and Fancourt. I spent 6 years in the South African Police Force in the uniform and intelligence branches. I am world travelled and an all rounder. I am very result driven, come with an extensive contact date base and have the confidence to approach any challenges that come my way with passion, dedication and vision.

My objectives are:
• To present an organized, secure company with a long-term future.
• To increase my experience within my company culture that demands high standards and encourages growth and motivation.
• To work in an environment that strives for productivity and sustains ability throughout its processes.
• To contribute effectively and productively to my client's short, medium and long term objectives.


Public Relations Executive

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Lynn Giles has been in the Public Relations, Communications industry for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry for 9 year

Work History



May 2012 - May 2012

Relaunching my PR and Events Company:

Public Relations & Media Liaison

Copy Writing & editing

Crisis communication

Creation of Corporate identity & Risk Assessment

Graphic design


Event Management

Golf days & Corporate events

Intimate weddings & celebrations

Funeral planning


Eclipse PR

January 2012 - May 2012

Eclipse Public Relations has a 13-year history of providing strategic communications for clients in both the consumer and corporate arenas.

The energy and efficiency of our people allow us to maintain a small agency feel but provide scalable solutions. This results in our agency being easy to do business with, driven and responsive to the needs of a diverse client base.

Our culture is one of open offices, open communication and transparency. Hard work is applauded, results are rewarded and success celebrated.

We encourage diversity of ideas, innovation and experience, but insist on consistency of delivery.

Our agency and clients admire, and want to be admired, for their people, their partnerships and ultimately their performance.

Royal Admiral


From January 2012

Senior Account Manager

Eclipse PR

January 2012 - May 2012

Senior Account Manager


April 2010 - January 2012

• Public relations – writing, copy editing and distribution of press releases
• Strategic planning and advice – Brainstorming, conceptionalising and follow through
• Management of extensive Media and Corporate databases
• Key account management and client liaison
• Marketing company, sourcing and pitching for new business
• Building corporate Identity building and creating brand awareness
• Pitching proposals and angles to clients and media
• Event planning of product launches, events and functions
• Securing of sponsorships
• Research and formulation of CSI Proposals
• In house Design and Graphics
• Mentorship of junior account managers
Key Accounts:
• Musica – Consumer PR - Music, Gaming, Movies and Lifestyle. Launching new acts, products and stores to the media
• The Body Shop SA – Global Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign – 16 Days of Activism – Nov 2010, March to Parliament – March 2011
• Paul Cluver Wine Estate – Forest Amphitheatre Concert Series 2010/2011
• Intaka Tech – Crisis Management for current tender fraud case and Search Engine Optimisation for company’s website, holding statements and profiles of CEO, Dr Gaston Savoi
• NICRO 100th anniversary/Judge Richard Goldstone’s launch of Human Right Lecture Series – AVE R4million - PRISA PRISM 2011 Submission
• NICRO Non Custodial Sentencing Pilot Project – Public Awareness
• Rehidrat Sport Media Launch
• Nicorette – Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Senior Account Manager

Redline Communications

April 2010 - December 2011

Brand Manager

Barefoot South Africa

March 2009 - November 2009

Senior Brand Manager

Barefoot Saddles SA

March 2009 - November 2009



April 2004 - November 2008


Moments Communications and Event Management

April 2004 - October 2008

Public Relations Executive

Mantis Collection of Boutique Hotels and Game Reserves

September 2001 - March 2004

Public Relations Officer

Mantis Collection

January 2001 - January 2004

Tourism Officer

Two Oceans Aquarium

August 1996 - August 2001

Management - Front Office, Banqueting and Guest Relations

Hotel Industry - Swiss Farm Excelsio, Fancourt, Le Quartier Francais, La Petite Ferme

March 1989 - July 1996


South African Police Service

January 1982 - January 1988



A introduction and overview of 30 years of experience and fusing the best in order to offer a service of Quality, Excellence and dIstInctIon!



The 12th Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre concert season is just around the corner and already tickets are selling hard and fast. The Parlotones kick off this incredible line up of performances on Sat, 4 December and tickets are already sold out for their show! If this tremendous reaction to such a superb mix of artists and venue is anything to go by, people need to purchase their tickets now to avoid any further disappointment.
The 2010/11 season includes local acts such as Freshly Ground, Nataniel, Arno Carstens, Watershed and The Parlotones and this year, Paul Cluver also graces the forest with the Grammy award winning Imogen Heap, a female multi-instrumentalist from the UK. Stef Bos is the other international artist to look out for in February 2011 and is guaranteed to have the Elgin Valley buzzing with excitement.
Paul Cluver Wine Estate is a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town and a superb venue for family and friends. Relaxed old family values resonate throughout the whole Paul Cluver experience. From the award winning wines, al fresco picnic baskets, first class acts enjoyed under the starlit sky and majestic ghost gum trees, this is a perfect way to enjoy a Saturday evening this summer. Tickets are R175 - R395 depending on the artist and seats are limited to just 600.
Concert bookings and picnic orders are through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book online on For more information, biographies or high res images of venue or artists, please contact Lynn Giles on or 0711311380. Paul Cluver Wines –



Hot new local group to emerge on the South African music scene is new indie pop band The Arrows. The Durban-based duo are doing the rounds across the airwaves with their fusion sound of pop, electro-acoustic dance, jazz and indie music. Their debut single “Lovesick” from their first full length album “Make Believe” is being heard on major radio stations across the country.

This talented group will be releasing their first album in Musica stores countrywide and is set to hit the shelves on Thursday, 9 September 2010. The album is jam packed with catchy, quirky and unique songs and the 2 disc special edition of “Make Believe”, which is exclusive to Musica, features a bonus disc of unreleased tracks and video content.

Musica’s music buyer, Susan van Rooyen says: “I heard their music in 2008 and it was really cool and poppy and typical of the sort of sound that you end up tapping your body parts to. When I heard that Universal had signed them I felt that we should do something to help support them as we have done with (to name a few) Parlotones, Prime Circle, Zebra & Giraffe, Goldfish and most recently and very successfully Locnville.”

The Arrows will kick start their South African tour in mid November. Their performances have been described as visually entertaining, and are wowing and attracting major attention from International audiences in LA, New York, Connecticut, Houston (Texas) and Paris. This will later be followed by a second tour to the United States in this year.

For more information about the Arrows and what’s new and happening on the music scene, visit – A World Awaits.



In its continued quest to support and elevate South African musicians into the local and international spotlight, Musica has once again committed to promote 2010 Pop Idols Winner, Elvis Blue to the fullest. In a record breaking 29 days, Universal Records has produced Elvis Blue’s debut album, simply called “Elvis Blue” and features the moving single ‘Things My Father Said’. The song speaks about the journey Elvis has been on the last 12 years of his life. “There’s a line in the song that goes – “If you have a dream you better hold on for dear life” Elvis smiles, “and that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for a long time – holding on for dear life and it has certainly paid off.”
The double disc debut album exclusive to Musica stores nationwide is retailing for an incredible R99.95. This album includes the much loved Idols track “Hallelujah” which does not feature on the single disc album. When performed this song a second time on Idols, it made a profound impact on votes, which secured Elvis Blue the title of Pop Idol 2010.

An exploration of the music Elvis loves, it is original music penned by Elvis himself and fans of the artist are getting a double dose of hits. As Elvis explains: “The album is really great. The 1st disc is a traditional rock album and Disc 2 is more like an Elvis Blue Unplugged. It has beautiful melodies and lyrics that speak to the heart. Good and hearty down to earth music,” he says.

“At Musica, we are inspired by a passion for good music and we are proud to be part of Elvis Blue’s success and rise to stardom,” says Ralph Lorenz, MD of Musica. Not only is it a countrywide launch just in time for the holiday season, Musica is also planning a massive promotional campaign for Elvis Blue fans which include in store appearances, competitions and prizes.
Visit the On Tour section on the Musica home page at to see when Elvis Blue will perform at a store near you or visit to find out all the latest news and stand in line to win some awesome Elvis Blue prizes.
Top South African artists like Elvis Blue are on par to many international acts and Musica being “Proudly South African” is playing a vital role in elevating them to their rightful place. Artists promoted by Musica include amongst others The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Freshlyground, Locnville, Louise Carver, Arno Carstens and Liani May.


1 Child every six hours under the age of 18, goes missing in South Africa and enters into the sex trade. The issue of human trafficking is growing at an uncontrollable rate where children are being sexually exploited and used as prostitutes, drug mules and for bonded labour. The high unemployment rates and poverty, as well as the high number of HIV/Aids orphans in the country are the main contributing factors of internal trafficking of children within South Africa. Many families are being pushed into allowing their children to move from rural to urban areas, with promises of education, care or job opportunities.
Child-sex tourism, for which girls and boys are trafficked internally and across borders, also remains largely unaddressed. South Africa is a point of origin, sending and receiving children who are trafficked within the country. Due to the lack of proper legislation for prosecution of trafficking crimes, these individuals and organisations operate without fear of repercussions.
In South Africa, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill has been under discussion in Parliament for the past 5 years. It was introduced to the National Assembly as an explanatory summary published n Gazette No. 32906 of 29 January 2010.
Corinne Sandenberg, Director of STOP (Stop Trafficking of Persons) says: “This Bill is a very comprehensive one and the standard thereof has to meet international requirements. Because human trafficking is one of the biggest money spinners in the organised crime world, this bill has to be water tight with no loopholes whatsoever. We are, however, concerned that if other legislative priorities keep coming before the Trafficking in Persons Bill, it may be years before it is passed. Every day that we delay, lives are being destroyed by this crime. We need this bill to effectively start putting a stop to this crime, so that it can easily be identified. Law enforcement can act with the weight of the law that directly addresses the crime behind them and be able to do confident, significant and prompt arrests of traffiickers. Proper statistical evidence will also be captured to give the nation a clearer picture of trafficking in SA. The international community will be looking to SA favourably as a Nation that keeps its commitments. This is going to have a great influence economically, diplomatically and relationally with the 1st nations of the world. This nation will with one voice, proudly say - OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE NOT FOR SALE!”
With the increasing spate of children going missing, there is now a dire need for greater protection of children and young people against child sex trafficking, through the urgent implementation and enforcement of protective measures. Maximum awareness needs to be created of the issue with a call to action supporting all those who are at risk and who have been trafficked.
Child Welfare SA, ECPAT and The Body Shop have joined forces as part of a global campaign to stop sex trafficking of children and young people. This will result in a memorandum hand over to the United Nations in 2011. The UK have signed over 1.2 million petitions, while Denmark over 58,000. So far a total of 6 million petitions have been signed globally. Celebrities from all over the world such as Jamie Oliver and Uma Thurman have endorsed this campaign, pledging their support.

Within 8 months, over 43,000 petitions have been signed in South Africa. A march to Parliament on Fri, 18 March 2011 is scheduled in Cape Town to hand over the petitions to assist in the urgent consideration of passing the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. The march starts at 10h00 to 13h00 from the Keizergracht Street Parking, down Darling Street, up Buitenkant Street into Roeland Street to Parliament. Anticipated number of peaceful protestors is 1,500. The public is urged to assist in creating awareness of the march by talking about the issue and encourage Capetonians to join the march.
The Body Shop South Africa is a major sponsor in this campaign, with 100% of the proceeds of the “Soft Hands, Kind Heart Hand Cream”, being donated to Child Welfare SA. For more information on Stop Sex Trafficking Global Campaign, visit
Please contact Lynn Giles on or 0711 311 380 or Lana-Anne Scheepers on or 0833 402 214 for more information on how to participate in the march and make difference.

Qualifications & Certifications

SA Police Force

York High School

York High School, George

Police Administration

South African Police College, Pretoria, South Africa

York High School, George

York High School, George, South Africa

Holy Cross Convent, George

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