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Flash is a specialist sponsorship marketing consultancy that focuses on commercial rights.

We represent a handful of established well-respected rightsholders, and our purpose is to seek out and match them with like-minded partners that are looking to connect and engage with their fans and athletes. Our strategic direction and creative solutions provide a fresh way of delivering on partner expectations for rightsholders via simplified commercial structures that are measurable.

Rightsholder contract development and management play a crucial role in ensuring both our rightsholders and brand partners receive exactly what they need to deliver on their strategic goals and brand targets.

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Richard vd Schyff

Richard is a natural, charismatic leader & has over 20 years of experience in the sponsorship industry.

Richard is extremely well connected, holding relationships with most major brands, rights holders & media owners in SA. His contacts extend across Africa and into Europe.

He has managed some of South Africa's largest accounts in MTN, Vodacom, Standard Bank, Absa, Toyota, SASOL, Yellow Pages, Nestle, Eskom, Emirates, BP & Castrol & Huawei.

Born & bred in KZN, Richard was educated at Kearsney College, has a BSocSci from UCT & a PDM from Wits Business School and In his day captained the South African National Water Polo team.

Gill Fraser

Gill is our import from Cape Town, where she studied sports management and worked at the 2013 ICC Cricket World Cup.

After 2 years abroad, she returned and joined 34Sport on the Powerade account, before joining Flash Media & Rights Sales. Gill was 2IC at the 2015 Comrades “Nedbank Green Mile” & Soweto Marathon, followed by Partnerships Rights Manager for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka (2016 & 2017) . She moved across to Dimension Data as Sponsorship Programme Manager for Dimension Data’s sponsorship of the Tour de France.

She’s a masters hockey player, part time mountain biker and scuba diver, but better known for her laugh.


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