Thompson - Publicist - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Marilyn Thompson

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Born Drake, then married Billy Hilse, and then GaryThompson. Gary passed away in July 2007. We were together for 33 years. I miss him!

Thompson n Team is my business and I'm a publicist in the music, theatre, entertainment and hospitality industries. Don't do corporate - they bore me and I frighten the shit out of them.

Have done many concerts, tours and events - Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, KC&JoJo; Mary J, UB40 - and many more. Did publicity for Dunhill Symphony of Fire - international pryro competition in the V&A -wonderful event. Too many to name here. Handled publiciy, advertising and media for The Cape Town Internationakl Jazz Fest for 11 years. Now it's the 4th biggest (and most famous) in the world!

Semi-retired but still need/want to work.
My brother was Martin Drake - passed in March 2010 and my baby sister is Justine Drake. Justine is now the editor of PnP mag Fresh Living - if you haven't bought one - do so - because it is really good. It sells for R13.95 but if you're clever there is a coupon in every issue that gives you R2 discount on the next one! R11.95 for a mag.
For those of you that go way back, I went to Notre Dam Convent,followed by Bergvliet High. I have lived in Muizenberg, Pinelands, Constantia, Rondebosch East, Mouille Point and am currenty in Devil's Peak, and have been for about 33 years! That's it.



Work History

Thompson N Team


Self Employed Consultant

Worked at Fair Lady magazine, then advetising industry, director of ad agency, started on my own doing the full marketing range - advertising, PR, events. Can still do all of these things, but my expertise is in obtaining publicity for places and events.

Qualifications & Certifications

Notredame & Bergvliet

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