Suzanne Weil, who founded the communications and eventing company Nine Squared in 2011, was the life and soul of every party.
Nobody ever forgot Suzanne once they’d met her. She had the energy of a nuclear power plant, and threw her considerable public relations superpower into mobilising people and fighting causes she believed in – whether for charity, against injustice, or on behalf of a client.
She was previously the owner of public relations and communications company Suzanne Weil & Associates.
Her vast expertise extended to:
- Public Relations
- Event Management
- Marketing Strategy
- Marketing Communications
- Business Strategy
- Brand Development
- Online advertising
- Social media marketing
- Corporate communications.
Her particular area of specialty was her ability to set strategic imperatives for Corporate and Altruistic Foundations and execute the implementation thereof.
Some of her best known projects include the organisation and oversight of:
- Nelson Mandela’s 80th birthday
- Oprah’s visit to South Africa
- The World Cup kick off concert in 2010
- Lighting the flame of Democracy at Constitutional Hill
- Cell C Take a Girl Child To Work Day® initiative
- Cyril Ramaphosa’s Adopt a School Foundation
- Shanduka Black Umbrella
- Jewish Achiever awards
- Vodacom Journalist of the year Awards
Her feisty pursuit of excellence in her field has been applauded by politicians, business leaders and members of the general public.
Suzanne has been variously described in the media as the best loved public relations communicator in South Africa; a pint-sized unflappable woman with extraordinary energy and communication skills, the trailblazing doyenne of public relations in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s favourite fundraiser.
Suzanne’s 35 years of expertise in the field of Public Relations, Communications and Eventing have continued since her death in May 2016 by her daughter Stephanie Weil.
Stephanie might have learnt the business at her mother’s knee, but her charm, creativity and attention to detail are skills she has honed and developed herself.