Dylan Kohlstädt


Dylan Kohlstadt is the founder and CEO of Shift ONE, a digital marketing agency with 14 full time staff members.


Dylan is a serial entrepreneur and speaker who knows how to use digital marketing and social media to grow a business and build a brand that people love.

Dylan founded Shift ONE Digital in 2011 and the Digital Marketing Academy in 2013.

She recently launched her #AskDK YouTube show where she shares her knowledge on digital marketing, marketing and entrepreneurship with her followers.

Dylan has over 20 years of marketing and digital 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 married with two young girls and knows the challenges of being a mompreneur. She lives in Cape Town and enjoys surfing, writing books as well as playing guitar and painting in her spare time, of which there is very little these days.


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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.
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.


Keynote Speeches:

  • How to Use Social Media to Become the Star of Your Own Reality Show: Take Your Brand and Business to Another Level
  • How Not to Become the Next BlackBerry:Remaining Relevant in a Digital Age
  • From Dairy Cow to Longhorn Steer: My Journey from Corporate Hell to Entrepreneurship GloryIntegrated marketing

Digital Marketing Talks:


Tech and Innovation,
Entrepreneurs and Growth Topics:

  • Tech and Innovation trends
  • Future spotting
  • Virtual reality (VR)
  • #Garage2Global
  • #GrowthHacking
  • Growing your business cost effectively using digital marketing
  • Perfecting your Elevator Pitch
  • Pitching to Investors
  • Silicon Valley Thinking: taking your businessfrom Garage to Global
  • Personal branding
  • Business strategy

Book Dylan Kohlstädt

Dylan Kohlstädt is a top-rated keynote speaker who will empower, entertain, and enlighten your delegates with digital marketing, marketing or entrepreneurship-centered topics.

She is also renowned for practical marketing strategiesmarketing, and digital marketing courses, and helping marketers and digital marketers integrate their marketing efforts cohesively.

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