Romany Thresher LTD

Romany Thresher LTD

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Global, Africa
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The ROI is a long term investment in your business, working at helping you to connect the dots and to meet your customer’s expectations.

  • Online assessment of your digital profile for you and your business.
  • Consultation to see if your business has the potential to offer additional income streams online through online product development, virtual events or webinars.
  • Set up, manage and organize your virtual events, webinars and online training workshops.
  • Content development in the form of short videos, articles and design work.
  • Set up assessments, registrations and feedback processes.
  • Help you collect important information to help you understand your customer’s expectations.



Word-of-mouth marketing is still the most powerful form of marketing and is often a missed opportunity in the virtual world. Word of mouth appears in different formats, these are social media, video, newsletters, emails, live streams, webinars, podcasts, expos, or virtual networking events. There are many opportunities for you to share and exchange information using online word-of-mouth marketing.

Networking strategically is a powerful way for you to meet people who can then become your customers, sponsors, investors, partners or trusted advisors.  Enhance your brand visibility and raise your online profile to connect and gain insight into your ideal customers and strategic partners through networking and social media marketing.

Working with business leaders and decision-makers functioning as your digital advisor, strategist, and project manager supplying you with digital solutions focused on connecting you with your customers both online and in person.

Assisting you in developing your online profile and implementing lead generation processes, giving you ideas and strategies to develop relationships with key stakeholders, customers, sponsors, partners, and suppliers in your industry.

  • Implement strategies for the online side of your business.
  • Reduce costs or find ways to increase revenue that are cost-effective?
  • Find tools and solutions that enhance your business.
  • Project manage your digital assets so you can focus on what you do best.
  • Find your customer base and grow your network.
  • Collect important information data for analysis and a deeper understanding of who are your most likely buyers.

Our goal is to determine what is in your best interest based on your needs and the goals you wish to achieve, both now and in years to come.

What do you need to implement and upgrade in your life and your business and who do you need to align yourself with so that you and those you work with and collaborate with can make a positive impact in your collective environments and communities?  Let’s find out!


Romany Thresher is a digital entrepreneur, networking facilitator, virtual event organiser, researcher and social media early adopter.

Romany Thresher is your personal adviser and consultant working in the background managing your online so you don’t have to. Romany launched Direct Assist Online in 2007 being the first virtual assistant in the world to offer social media management services to business owners and consultants, thanks to the late Richard White, of the Accidental Salesman. Twitter was only a year old at the time.

Thereafter, Romany was one of the very first people to run workshops on social media in South Africa for Your Business Magazine in Cape Town and Johannesburg and ran the very first workshop on the topic of social media for business for the Franchise Association in South Africa alongside Your Business Magazine.

Romany then presented to the Wine Industry in Cape Town, South Africa introducing the potential of social media marketing for wine farmers to use, sharing strategies, case studies and best practices that were introduced by early adopters of social media marketing having interviewed industry icons such as Eric Qualman, and learned from Gary Vaynerchuk in his wine library TV sessions and my own experiences having the fortunate privilege of learning from blog influencer Sarah Arrow who was the master networker before Facebook, Twitter and everything else became a trend. Romany also worked in the background setting up webinars, and landing pages for online marketers when there was no Zoom, no Elementor, none of the sophisticated tools there are today.  It was all coding and in HTML dinosaur version.  Romany now mainly works with the Franchise Association in South Africa, managing all the Association’s online digital assets, ensuring brand visibility for the Association from website to social media.  Romany is also the organiser of FASA’s Virtual Networking events.

As a strategist, Romany’s goal is about directing resources to a more efficient outcome. Romany studies human behaviour and finds the best opportunity for yourself or your business to generate leads and improve business processes. Romany’s strength is spotting your strengths and weaknesses and formulating ideas and solutions that will help you to generate leads, and help you develop additional income streams in your business using webinars, online product solutions, and virtual events.

Romany is now exploring AI, the metaverse, blockchain to keep up with future trends and technologies so that she can prepare her clients and help them migrate and adapt in the virtual world.


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