Client Comments

Pat Senne, Corporate Affairs Director, Kraft Foods

“Thanks Sue, you never let us down! Well done”

Sean Murphy, MD, Kraft Foods

“It was great to see so many visuals of the South African team in various videos today. Thanks to you and your teams for ensuring great material was forwarded to the organisers. Makes me feel proud. Thank you" 

Mike Middleton, previous Marketing Director, Kraft Foods

“Plato effectively understand their client’s needs, processes and ways of working in order to better deliver against goals and objectives. Plato Communications is a vital partner to Kraft Foods South Africa. They are an excellent cultural fit and constantly deliver exceptional results”

"Plato’s performance at Cadbury/ Kraft/ Mondelez has been excellent and she has delivered an outstanding ROI year after year. In addition she has always been one of the most awarded agencies at the National Prism awards for PR excellence, an excellent performance given the size of her agency relative to the bigger players she is competing against. Plato were always intricately involved in all brand activities and thus deliver fully integrated PR activities in a quick and proficient manner. The service we received from Plato far exceeded our expectations. Mondelez is very lucky to have Susan and Plato communications as part of their broader marketing team. They might be a small PR agency but they have the clout of all the big guys."

Khurram Siddiqi

“....and lastly, attaching one really joyful Launch Plan from our very own South Africa...”

Rob Muirhead, Founder/ Head of Strategy, MBW Mbongiworks

"Well done to the Plato Team for the great PR amplification work on Magnum Joburg. Plato's launch event and great media, celebrity and blogger network resulted in an exceptional kick-off. With an excellent turnout and the fun had by all resulting in great articles and the seeds of some partnerships with social media that grew over the 8 week activation. Plato have the rare ability to combine strategic and creative thinking with a can-do attitude and staff who are committed, engaging and positive."

Thurlow Moore, Founder, thewinwingroup

"I have worked with many PR companies over the years (and grown a successful Reputation Management Business in our group of companies) but can think of few businesses that have a better consumer PR approach than Plato. Plato's combination of experienced, strategic professionals and energetic, committed relationship builders, enables them to provide a wholistic service for consumer brands. We have worked with Plato on numerous campaigns and their input has always influenced both the creative idea and the implementation plan, positively. The media amplification has been targeted and substantial. They have been wonderful PR partners and I would recommend them to anyone with FCMG products that need to connect with consumers and earn media."


Strong Media and Stakeholder Comments


Edith Venter, socialite

“A huge thank you for that wonderful gift which arrived this morning –what a spectacular presentation and spoil. Of course, I could not wait to sample it and have just spent the last five minutes thinking that we have just died and gone to bubbly heaven."

Anelde Greeff, Eat Out , Woolworths W,Cape Town Partnership

“Wow, this looks amazing. We promote new, hot products on our Facebook page and if this is worthy (which I'm sure it is!) we would love to feature it”

Anelle Mostert, RooiRose

“Our editor Martie recieved a slab of your new bubbly chocolate and it looks amazing! We will definitely feature it”

Samantha Paige, Editor, O-Mag

“Thank you for sending me the new Cadbury Bubbly. I'd love to feature this on my ed'spage”

Damon Kalvari, 5FM

“Just received a Mother's Day gift from you guys.Thanks so much, really appreciate it”

Andrea Pafitis-Hill, Living & Loving

“It was great to meet you earlier and thanks again for organising a wonderful event. It really is impressive that Kraft Foods is leading the way in SA for such an important initiative”

Roy Devenish, Daily Sun

“Now, Ms Hansen, I am firmly convinced you are nuts!!! Many thanks for the lunch bars (stolen by my colleagues) and the peanuts in a bottle which I will carry home under armed guard”

Dylan van Vuuren –Blogger (Justdylanjack.com)

“The eagle had landed (aka I got my big Chappies hamper). I am super stoked! OH MY WORD! Super cool. I cried a little. TEARS OF JOY! Wonderful! You're a star. Thanks for making my day”

Simone Puterman -Editor-at-large: Bizcommunity.com

“Thank YOU, and Kraft for a wonderful afternoon! I must say, those hampers were a real hit and there's a lot of cooler-bag envy out there!”

GILL HYSLOP-Editor, Food Review ,Beverage Review, Packaging Review

“Thank you for my Éclairs SPOIL! Such a lovely surprise. Everyone is into the Éclairs already!”

Shanaaz Prince on Stimorol Rage, Daily Dispatch

“We had such a ball of a time, thanks again for being so hospitable and for all your help, it was truly a blast! You guys are rockstars!”

Clive Glover on the Dentyne Press Packs, Packaging Magazine

“Well done to you for taking the average and making it awesome!”

Sheena Gates on Dentyne Press Packs, Blogger

“Thank you SO much for the awesome fruit bouquet yesterday, what a treat! My entire team jumped for joy when they saw it and minutes later there was nothing left. I tweeted a few photos if you wanted to see”

Taryn Arnotton the Dentyne Slab Launch, Essentials Journalist

“Thanks for such a fabulous launch on Friday –you were all stars and I had such a great time! Thanks for spoiling us guys!”

Rochelle Friedman on the Dentyne Launch, Joburg’s Darling and Joburg.co.za

“Just a quick one to say thanks so much to the Dentyne team for today! The event –as usual –was amazing.”

Chris Rawlinson on his Chappies Retro Notebook, Blogger

“Thanks for the chat and well done again. Best. Notebooks. Ever!"

Pig Spotter on his personalised Stimorol Press Pack, Influencer

“Thanks StimorolSA, you've made my day, or is it, made my week...or my month even...hmm #MegaMystery”

Jeremy Maggs on personalised Stimorol Press Packs, Maggs on Media

“In a sea of poor media packs this one stands out. New Stimorol brand. Nice one Kraft SA.”

Ashley Hayden on her Dentyne Press Pack, Jacaranda

“What a scrummy feast for us –thanks so much –you are a darling!”

Mazz Landman–Ballz Radio Station

“Sasha received his Chappies package -thank you very much! He loves it!”

Khosi Youneson the FairtradeFirst Birthday Event, All4Women

“The celebration was a massive success yesterday, thank you so much for the invitation. We are so proud ofthe amazing work that Cadbury's is doing in giving back to communities they trade in. We will announce this amazing work on All4Women.co.za and inform our readers to buy Cadbury chocolate and no other brands! We are truly proud of Cadbury!”

Bailey Schneider, Radio Presenter, Emcee, Voice Over Artist, Blogger, Vlogger and Social Media Manager

"Every time I receive an email or a special delivery from the Plato Communications team, I can’t wait to open it to find out what new adventure/experience/product is being launched, because you know that their work stands out. The gifts they send and competitions they run and allow me to run on my various platforms such as my radio show, Vanilla Blonde blog, social media etc are always so thoughtful and well packaged. The team is dynamic, innovative, creative, original, exciting and full of fun, whilst being absolutely professional and efficient. Working with them is always a pleasure."

Wendy Knowler, Consumer Editor, Independent Newspapers

"I have dealt with Susan Krause in her various public relations positions, with Cadbury, then Kraft, then Mondelez, for the best part of a decade and have always found her and her team to be consummate professionals.  Emails are acknowledged on receipt and deadlines respected. My questions are usually somewhat forthright - given that as a consumer columnist people write to me about the problems and concerns they have with products - and I appreciate the fact that her responses are detailed and do not avoid "awkward" elements of my query, which is frustratingly common with corporates. In short, she is a pleasure to deal with. I know that if I get a complaint or query about a Kraft product, I can rely on a quick, professional response."