Carel, Belinda, Connor and Angelique Van Graan

Marketing Channel is owned by Carel Van Graan and Leon Swartz, whom have between the two of them and their respective companies sold in excess of R500 000 000 worth of media and marketing products over the last 20 years in South Africa. During these years they have been responsible for:

The publishing of over 150 publications including: Best of South Africa, Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations SA, The South African Special Events Guide, Food, Beverage & Hospitality SA, Get Out Magazine, The South African Beer Drinkers Guide to name but a few.

They have designed in excess of 8000 magazine adverts, produced more than 50 000 banners, flags and exhibition stands and developed around 250 websites on behalf of clients. They have sold more than 75 000 T-shirts, 100 000 pens, 10 000 soccer balls and 75 000 caps through their corporate gift and clothing divisions.

Leon at the Google conference 2011

They launched, consulted to, and sold several niche websites in South African trade and industry and continue to build on these platforms internationally.

Marketing Channel was launched to provide a platform for South African Marketers to source the best and latest advice, news and tools to ensure their online and offline success in business.

Leon Swartz currently owns the Adverting Agency FRONTPAGE Media which specialises in Internet marketing and web development, their clients include international sporting brands such as Gilbert Rugby, Arena Swimwear, Gray-Nicolls Cricket and Grays Hockey among others.

Carel building a new site

Carel Van Graan is well known for producing videos on the YouTube platform and owns a large brand activation company that boast with clients such as SASOL, Standard Bank, Radio Jacaranda, Hollard Insurance, Shell and 12 other blue chip clients.

Leon, Cornel, Lauren & Luke Swartz

Together Leon and Carel are making it their mission to revolutionise the South African web entrepreneurial landscape.