Meet the WrappedUp Cofounders 

Dalene Gallagher

"Head Honcho" - Business Strategy + Marketing 

Dalene’s expertise lies in helping SMMEs/microenterprises achieve their business goals through strategic operational strategy supporting effective, affordable marketing services.

Passionate about being an active participant in the Change Economy, she pursues collaboration with companies that look beyond profit and aim to do some good in the world, from furthering sustainability to opening up health or education for all.

She has made it her quest to help bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots in the Western Cape’s underserved communities. In particular, she strives to uplift, educate and

empower young girls to help themselves create their own legacies, within their families and communities.

Dalene is an independent but social people-person; enthusiastic and optimistic - with a healthy dose of realism. She is also an animal-person, with a fur child called Maximilian; a Boston


“Joining forces in 2018 was an easy decision for us, reached over a bottle of Pinotage one night, to take our experience to various businesses where we felt we could make a difference to their bottom line. We have longstanding and solid relationships in the media industry and have access to the best content producers, creatives, PR teams, developers, project managers - the list goes on - so we are in a strong position to offer our clients the best business solutions at highly competitive rates.”


Key Strengths: 

  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing Management
  • Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Performance Tracking
  • Product Marketing
  • Budget Creation & Implementation
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management

LinkedIn profile here.

Gillian Forbes

"Queen of the Scene" - Digital Strategist + Operations

Gillian has a hands-on management style that has enabled her to lend her skills in strategy, campaign conceptualisation, sales, coordination and project management to all manner of digital businesses and projects over the years.

These skills have been earned over the course of a career in bringing brand stories to life on digital platforms, and successfully transforming print properties into robust digital properties, to the delight of advertisers and audiences alike.

She is happiest when contributing to others’ success and thrives on connection and collaboration - so what better career choice than this one?

Everyone always says, “I want to make a positive difference.” Gillian really feels this way, and strives to put it into action whenever she can, at work and in her personal life.

“We create strategies and solutions to identify and present a brand’s story in an accessible, appealing and, ultimately, profitable package. WrappedUp takes a strategic communicative approach to the brand objectives, allowing customers to easily understand, appreciate, engage and support it. We’re loving every minute!”


Key strengths:   

  • Digital strategy
  • Campaign conceptualisation
  • Content planning 
  • Community management
  • Campaign implementation
  • Event and activation coordination
  • Business integrity assurance 
  • Revenue management
  • Production management
  • Team leadership, training and development
  • Interdepartmental and external communication

LinkedIn Profile here. 

African Digital Media Awards

Presented for Best in Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Mobile Services. GQ Magazine - Conde Nast Independent Magazines 2017. In honour of outstanding Digital Media Projects. Presented by WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers & News Publishers).

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