Lauren Shantall

Lauren shantall

owner & founder: scout pr & social media

Lauren Shantall is the owner and founder of marketing communications company, Scout PR & Social Media. The agency won Best Social Media Award at the AAXO Roar Awards early in 2018 and a Distinction in 2020, and the award for Emerging Entrepreneur 2016 at the BWA Regional Awards.       

Scout PR & Social Media specializes in lifestyle and looks after standout brands like Spier; Decorex; 100% Design South Africa; Plascon; Herman Miller; the Nando’s Design Programme, Clout; Park Inn by Radisson; Design Indaba; and a host of others. 

Lauren is the founder of trendtalk, a panel session that looks at new directions in lifestyle, which was established in January 2012. She sits on the board of directors for the NPO BRAVE/Rock Girl. Previously, she was the Communications and Social Media Manager for Plascon. She managed the Freeworld Design Centre and was formerly the Deputy Editor of Elle Decoration, Editor of Design Indaba Magazine and Manager of the Design Indaba Expo, Lauren is the recipient of a number of awards, including a Communication Arts Award (USA), and a Mondi Award (SA).


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