1 April 2021 – Kia South Africa is excited to announce that Terence Steenkamp will join its marketing department on 1 April 2021 as PR & Communications Manager. In this role, Steenkamp will manage all of Kia ’s communications and public relations initiatives, as well as media relations.
Steenkamp graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Languages, and completed his B.A. Honours degree in Journalism at the University of Stellenbosch. Following an extensive and distinguished journalism career, Steenkamp also acquired a Diploma in Public Relations from the University of Cape Town.
As a journalist, he gained extensive experience as copy editor for Wiel, Getaway and Car Magazine, before assuming the roles of Associate Editor, Deputy Editor and finally Editor of Car Magazine. He has also edited diverse publications such as Business Day Homefront and Rapport Eiendomme, acted as Launch Editor for motoring magazine Apex and has contributed to a wide variety of publications. Steenkamp has also excelled as a content strategist for various publishers and marketing agencies.
“Terence brings more than 14 years of experience in print and online journalism, copywriting and editing to the Kia South Africa marketing department, which in combination with his excellent Kia product knowledge and deep understanding of the bigger automotive industry is set to make a notable difference to Kia’s communications department,” comments Stephen Crosse, Sales Director, for Kia South Africa. “We’re very excited to see Terence apply his expertise to Kia’s evolving dealer, growing product range and continued brand repositioning.”
Steenkamp reports directly to Kia South Africa’s GM: Marketing, Christo Valentyn. Terence can be contacted on 011-457-0200 or 082-451-6467, and via email on terences@Kia.co.za.