Meet Dylan Kohlstädt

Dylan Kohlstadt: CEO

Dylan is the founder and CEO of Shift ONE, a creative integrated digital marketing agency with 13 full time staff members.

Shift ONE was incubated by CiTi and Google for Entrepreneurs and she now gives back by offering digital marketing training and workshops and talks to entrepreneurs. She has also facilitated the CiTi Women in Business programme twp years running and mentors entrepreneurs, marketing managers and women in business on a regular basis.

Dylan believes that digital marketing is one of the most cost effective ways of growing a small business, and willingly shares her knowledge, strategies and ideas with entrepreneurs in an effort to see them grow and succeed.


Dylan has over 20 years marketing management experience in gaming, insurance, financial and property industries and can be considered a subject matter expert on all things digital.

She has extensive local and international experience (South Africa, UK and Australia), and has managed global and national brands in multiple languages and countries.

Dylan has her IMM (3 years) Marketing Diploma as well as an MBA through Unisa.

She is also the mother of two young girls and knows the challenges of being a mompreneur. She enjoys surfing and kiteboarding as well as playing guitar and painting in her spare time, of which there is very little these days.


Dylan in Silicon Valley

In 2013 Dylan Kohlstädt was invited by Google for Entrepreneurs to attend a two week immersion programme hosted by Blackbox.VC in Silicon Valley.

There she was exposed to key thought leaders and tech entrepreneurs and taught about how to take a business ‘from garage to global’.

Left: Founders of YouTube. Director of Google for Entrepreneurs and VC, Creator of Siri (iPhone).

Dylan as a Speaker

Shift ONE Digital Marketing SEO Social Media Web Design Agency

Dylan is an entertaining and engaging speaker whose practical talks add value to every event and conference.

“Thanks so much for your time and unbelievable presentations.
Our feedback is that your presentation was the best
and especially your style.
You delivered a practical take that all will learn from and sell more cars…”

Dean Dicks: Group Marketing, Sponsorship and Events Manager, Ramsay Media


“Dylan is the Marketing Indaba and DMX Conference’s top-rated speaker, she never fails to get excellent feedback for both her relevant content and her dynamic speaking style.”

Chris de Klerk, Marketing Indaba, DMX Conference, Cadek Media.


On The Radio

“I have NEVER listed to such a coherent, well structured, informative, professional, insightful and valuable feature on radio. WELL DONE!!!”


Dylan's Topics Include

Digital MarketingTech and Innovation, Entrepreneurs and Growth
  • Digital marketing strategy
  • Integrated marketing
  • Social media strategy
  • Content marketing
  • Website and eCommerce design
  • Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation - SEO
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, G+, LinkedIn, YouTube for Business
  • User experience, user testing and user-centric design and user testing, wireframing
  • PR, Blogging and Writing for the Web
  • Video and YouTube
  • Pay-Per-Click, Display Marketing, Remarketing, Social Media Advertising
  • Tech and Innovation trends
  • Future spotting
  • Virtual reality (VR)
  • Cyber currencies and bitcoin
  • #Garage2Global
  • #GrowthHacking
  • Growing your business cost effectively using digital marketing
  • Perfecting your Elevator Pitch
  • Pitching to Investors
  • Silicon Valley Thinking: taking your business from Garage to Global
  • Personal branding
  • Business strategy

Custom content can be created to meet your requirements

Contact Dylan Kohlstadt:

Phone: +27 21 554 2498 | Cell: +27 741 395 265          Twitter: @dylankohlstadt