Change Routes is a boutique development communications consultancy that is designed to cater for your unique needs as a school, university, small business, company, NPO, NGO, government department or agency. We help you navigate your route to the future you imagine.

We do this by providing you with a personalised communications strategy, team building, strategic workshop facilitation, creative content solutions for print and digital media and tailor-made digital and social media training. Change Routes is proudly South African and 100% Black woman owned and managed.
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ABOUT

Change Routes is a boutique development communications consultancy that is designed to cater for your unique needs as a school, university, small business, company, NPO, NGO, government department or agency. We help you navigate your route to the future you imagine.

We do this by providing you with a personalised communications strategy, team building, strategic workshop facilitation, creative content solutions for print and digital media and tailor-made digital and social media training. Change Routes is proudly South African and 100% Black woman owned and managed.
CHANGE ROUTES PTY LTD IS A PRIVATE COMPANY, CIPC REG NUMBER 2016/240718/07

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WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

Brand awareness and earned media

How to build your brand and gain a presence on social media, print, radio and television through thought leadership and remaining relevant. Through our longstanding relationships with key leaders in mainstream media and our insider’s understanding of what goes on behind the headlines we will help get your message to the people who matter.

Content
We help you tell your stories for all platforms, print, social media and website. We produce compelling native advertising content for maximum effect on multi media platforms. We also produce quality writing and photographs, design and layout for journals, magazines and books.

Communications Strategy
Are your departments working in silos and not working as a team? We can help you get your teams working from the same hymn sheet through transparent, creative internal communications strategies tailor made to your organisation. We also help develop your external communications strategy for communicating to your chosen market.

Mentorship
Need help getting your communications team geared for the future of a multi-media world? We help mentor your team to produce quality content (text, photographs, video) for thought leadership articles in print, facebook posts, twitter feeds, instagram posts. We also train you how to use established digital audience measurement tools like google analytics and face book insights to ensure your message reaches the audience you seek.

Training
In collaboration with our partners, we provide social media and multimedia training for journalists, smmes, parents, NGO’s, trade unions and educators. From essential social media tools, to mobile journalism, creating your own Facebook and twitter video, to online safety and parental control of digital media, we can provide you with tailor made social media training and writing courses for your organisation’s needs.

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CLIENTS

JULY 2017-

IMD BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP COURSES

Writing and editing thought leadership pieces for the African market

Interviewing and providing video clips of IMD African alumni for the IMD website

African media pitching and placement of IMD thought leadership pieces

Facilitation of interviews with IMD professors and African journalists

 
JAN -AUG 2017

HASSO PLATTNER INSTITUTE OF DESIGN THINKING AT UCT

Richard Perez, founding director of The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at UCT:

“Change Routes has provided the Hasso PLattner Institute of Design Thinking at UCT with a multi-faceted boutique communications service from writing, editing and getting news and thought leadership pieces published in a wide range of African digital and print media, to writing content for our website,  picture editing and video direction as well as assisting with communications for our launch event.”

 

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Media liaison and communications strategy consulting

Writing,  editing thought leaders, a book chapter, a newsletter and placing thought leaders in print and online media 

Writing and distributing Press releases

Picture-editing, video production direction 

Managing press clippings

Mail and Guardian

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JAN-JULY 2017

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NALI BALI LITERACY AND READING CAMPAIGN

Interviewed an amazing assortment of writers and literacy activists who promote the importance of reading for fun especially in mother tongue languages. The stories were published in The Daily Dispatch, The Herald and Sunday World and on the Nali Bali website.

1.SISONKE MSIMANG-ACTIVIST, AUTHOR

2.BANDILE SIKWANE-AUTHOR

3.JEMMA KHAN-ACTRESS AND PLAYWRIGHT

4.COKISA SIKWEBU-LITERACY ACTIVIST

5.BONTLE SENNE – AUTHOR

6.REGINA MARY NDLOVU-ACTRESS

7.NOKUPHIWE TSHABANE- STORY SPARKER

SEPT-OCT 2016

NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY MISSIONVALE CAMPUS

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Incoko Newsletter
FEBRUARY TO NOVEMBER 2016

TIMES MEDIA GROUP EASTERN CAPE

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 Ten month change management strategic development and internal communications consultancy for The Daily Dispatch and The Herald editorial, advertising, circulation,marketing, community paper and printing press teams, facilitating transformation to a digital first, print premium workflow.

Yasteel Kuseeal former GM of Times Media Eastern Cape and current director of Times Media:

“CHANGE ROUTES has assisted me in the facilitation of Times Media Group Eastern Cape’s transformation into a digital first, print premium work flow. Heather Robertson helped create an environment of transparent communication in our organisation from management to staff, staff to management and between departments through organising staff working groups and inspiring a culture of innovation throughout the Eastern Cape businesses.

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June-July 2016

RYLAND FISHER

Commissioned to research and write 6000 word chapter on women involved in Umkhonto We Sizwe  FLOWERS OF THE REVOLUTION. An edited version of this titled  was published in City Press newspaper in December 2016.

July 2016

SOCIAL WEAVER

Social media training for TVET lecturers from King Hintsa TVET college in Butterworth and high school teachers from East London district schools at Walter Sisulu University, sponsored by e-Skills CoLab based at Walter Sisulu university organised by Lorna Van der Merwe, acting coordinator of the CoLab

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East London High School teachers at the e-Skills CoLab social media workshop at WSU university

Edmond Makhalima, teacher:
“Plz those sessions are really enjoyable and informative, knowledge is power# thinkDifferent”

Kenneth Kotey, teacher:
“I learned about the usefulness of Social Media in the Teaching and Learning Process.
Facebook: By creating a group for the class it will enable the sharing of information, new discoveries, allow group discussions.
Google: Create lessons in group, import maps into the document, create graphs etc.”

May 2016
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Researched and wrote profiles on Nelson Mandela, palaeontologist Lee Burger and boxer Baby Jake Matlala.

Nelson Mandela – Gauteng Tourism Authority

“Baby Jake” Matlala – Gauteng Tourism Authority

Lee Berger – Gauteng Tourism Authority

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CHANGE AGENTS

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DIRECTOR
Heather Robertson is an editor, journalist, writer, teacher, trainer, mentor, facilitator and change management consultant. She knows the transformative power of stories, because she has spent 28 years bringing stories to life in newspapers, television, radio, magazines, books and on digital platforms.

Heather Robertson’s CV

TEAM
Your change route starts with the most creative and innovative guides to your future. Heather works with a team of professional writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, social media trainers, workshop facilitators, editors and proofreaders. She creates the perfect team for your project, hand picks every member, encourages an entrepreneurial approach and a nurturing, engaging spirit of camaraderie.