Talk 2 at a glance:
We’ve been in business in Hermanus for 23 years – and our first clients are still with us 😆
Cater to the Hermanus-sized businesses that mainly need lower volumes, but still demand quality and excellent service at a reasonable price
Provide practical advice on efficient communication. We even talk ourselves “out of business” if it means retaining a prospect as a long-term client.
Talk 2 Printing and Business Communication in Hermanus is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Neville and Alet Sherriff. The company was established in March 1994 – so as at 2014 we’ve been serving Hermanus businesses for 20 years.
Why the name Talk 2? Well, right from the start, even before we’d decided on a name, people would walk in and say, “I’ve been told to come talk to the 2 of you.” Because we wanted to be known for providing not just a printing service but also a place where you get advice on the best way to communicate a business message, it was a sort of “eureka!” moment!
The focus of Talk 2 has always been to provide a service to the small to medium business, and our structures and equipment are geared towards the type of company that needs lower volumes of material.
I’ve been involved in marketing – specifically marketing communications – for most of my working life. In the early 80s I became Toyota South Africa’s first Dealer Advertising Consultant – a company which at that time was considered by many to be the top marketing group in the country and one of the most proficient in the world. I then established Toyota’s Dealer Marketing Department with responsibility for retail advertising, sales incentives, retail publicity & promotions for 320 dealerships around the country. The department also structured and implemented corporate marketing programmes and was responsible for corporate video productions and direct marketing activities.
Alet and I returned to Hermanus in October 1990.
- I was born and schooled in Hermanus
- In 1995 I published a book aimed at the local market, called Marketing Your Small Business (Jonathan Ball Publishers).
- I have published two novels through Pan MacMillan in the UK.
- In 2000, at the invitation of the Institute for International Research, I held a workshop in Dubai on the subject of incentive communication strategy.
- I have a number of websites ranging from Marketing to Travel.
Alet has worked in the information field for many years while we lived in Johannesburg. Her speciality was establishing research libraries for large corporations such as Sappi, General Mining and Haggie Rand.