Marina’s Little Black Book

Marina’s Little Black Book - Keven Spacey, Christian Ender (MD of HUGO BOSS), Marina Nestel

International names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and local ones such as Top Billing and The One and Only might be all too familiar to us. But when it comes to pulling off an event, they just might have Marina Nestel on speed dial.

For someone who runs such a successful PR and events company, she humbly tells us that she didn’t pursue this as a career.

“The business found me, I never even put a business plan together, it fell into my lap,” she said.


She explained that she was always known for being a social butterfly and while she was working as a sales assistant, she did events for clients. Before she knew it, she had enough clients to start her own events management company in 2007 called, The Little Black Book.

Her big “hit” came when she was interviewed by one of South Africa’s most well-known celebrity talk show hosts.

“My big hit came when Nicky Greenwall interviewed me for Fashion Week,” she said.

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Soon people were knocking at her door and wanting press releases. It was then that she had to hire someone to do press releases and the PR side of her company was born.

As they say, variety is the spice of life and The Little Black Book does all kinds of events, from corporate events, weddings, twenty first birthdays and red carpet, high end events.

The versatility is just one of the reasons that make The Little Black Book successful.

“We do a bit of everything, that’s why it never gets boring,” Marina said.

When taking on an event, Marina and her team prefer to do the whole event, and with a contact list of 14 000 and over 10 000 Facebook followers, there is no reason why they shouldn’t.

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From the DJ, photographer, food, drinks and venue, Marina has you covered. So all that’s left to do is just to sit back, relax and enjoy your occasion.

A person as experienced as Marina might cost you an arm or a leg but, she guarantees us that that is just a perception that people have, and that she works tirelessly to make your event the best it can be with the budget that you have.

So next time you’re thinking of throwing a big bash, why not give The Little Black Book a try. You can visit her website on or drop Marina a line at .

Chilton Mellem
Editor, With a National Diploma in Journalism from CPUT and experience as a newspaper reporter, Chilton shares Dino’s passion for the Portuguese community in South Africa.