Who we are

From corporate activation to event production, from PR and marketing to project management – we are your one-stop solution in the entertainment realm and beyond. Co-founded by Maryke Zietsman and Jessica Schnehage, The Project Room has:

• the contract for international communications and athlete management on behalf of the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship.

• continued involvement in social upliftment and charitable music and sports geared events in South Africa for the Swiss-based company Velosolutions.

• the contract for communications and project management for the remote-based website and e-commerce development team at ShopCreatify.

• produced the live album recording for South African legend Vusi Mahlasela‘s forthcoming album in the heart of Mamelodi, on behalf of Red Light Management (USA).

• managed international talent tours for The Prodigy, Bonobo, Suzanne Vega, Tori Amos, Scott Stapp (Creed), Xavier Rudd, Bombay Bicycle Club, Amanda Palmer, Dave Depper (of Death Cab for Cutie), Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), Laura Burhenn (of the Mynabirds), Daniel Bedingfield, Albert Hammond, Ill Divo, Everything Everything, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Crystal Castles, Flux Pavillion, Civil Twilight, Vuvuvultures and Bowling for Soup.

• managed talent buying, local artist liaison and stage management for Smoking Dragon Festival, Joy of Jazz, MACUFE, Human Rights Day Celebrations, UCT Rag Big Bash, Mad Decent Block Party, MK Couching Sessions, Utopia Festival, Woodstock Live, Root 44 and Cool as Folk and had involvement in a variety of elements for Synergy Live Festival for five years, including production management, talent buying, artist liaison and stage management.

• managed premieres, marketing and publicity elements for Nu Metro and Indigenous Film Distribution for local film releases such as Spud 3, Inumber Number, Khumba, As Jy Sing and Four Corners.

• managed audience & sponsor liaison for the popular KykNet talk show hosted by Karen Zoid – “Die Republiek van Zoid Afrika” as well as event production for the live musical production hosted at Sun Arena, Pretoria in 2018.

Past Agency Clients include: 

  • Zebra & Giraffe
  • Spoek Mathambu
  • Lark
  • Freshlyground
  • Karen Zoid
  • The Narrow
  • Taxi Violence
  • Mr Cat & the Jackal
  • Ashtray Electric
  • Wrestlerish
  • Isochronous

Past Event Clients include: 

  • Indigenous Film Distribution
  • Nu Metro Cinemas
  • Out the Box Productions
  • Break Out Events
  • Charl van Heyningen Enterprises
  • Rogue Event Production
  • MK
  • Greenpop
  • Africa Voices Trust
  • Brainwave Productions
  • Republiek van Zoid Afrika
  • Root 44 Market
  • Patriot Productions
  • Openroom Productions
  • Utopia Festival