About Nerve Marketing & Events

Introduction : Nerve Marketing & Events

Patton Promotions cc trading as Nerve Advertising ,Marketing & Events was established in 1998.

Nerve offers a one stop solution to all your marketing,communication, promotional and bespoke event needs.


Bespoke Events

Having created and executed over 180 events since our inception we have vast and valued experience in the event industry in South Africa.

Venues regularly invite us on site visits to give input on upgrades and event facilities.

Nerve Marketing & Events is a member of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA) holding the prestigious level of (CPRP) Chartered Public Relations Practitioners

In terms of our events we have created from start to finish:

International sporting competitions

Local community events


Banquets & gala events


Product launches

Shopping centre promotions and activations

Outdoor & indoor exhibitions

Many of the events we have created for clients have lasted many years and some last 10 to 12 years.

Some of our annual events have been :

South Coast Carnival (2003- 2011)

Jeep Durban Carnival (2012 – 2014)

Lizzard Nando’s Surf Pro(2003 – 2009)

Quiksilver Pro Durban (VIP area) (2007- 2009)

Suncoast Kitefly Expo (2006-2008)

Global Diabetes Walk (2011 to date)

Zulu Rally WRC FIA Event (2005 – 2006)

Quiksilver Pro Junior & KOG (2007 – 2013)

Vodacom Kiteboard World Cup

Red Bull nightshift (2011)

FAI Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics (2016) communicatons

Absa Pinotage (2013 to date)

Absa Barclays Branch re-launches – Galleria,Musgrave,Waterfall (Dec 2015)

To name a very few…

We have also over the years worked on many other events and festivals including the Durban Ocean Action

Nokia Totally Board Cape Town

Zulu Rally FIA WRC bid events

Easter Durban Festivals

Nerve has also produced two events for the KPWT World Kitesurfing tour.

We recently undertook the PR & Communication role for the Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics at Greyville Racecourse which was a historical first for aviation and for Durban.

Our experience guarantees you accountability, good governance and excellent event management.

Communications / Public relations

Nerve has an excellent relationship with the local and national media in print, radio and television and the web/social media. We work very closely with the local media and our services include preparing releases and disseminating, digital photography of the event, setting up the event, inviting media to the functions and providing post event reports on media obtained. Media always attend out functions and report on same.


Social Responsibility

In terms of our social responsibility Nerve endeavors to incorporate development programs within its events or includes NGO organizations into its events. Over and above creating these opportunities for the less privileged or previously disadvantaged, Nerve’s Directors have also involved themselves in local sporting associations and National Water Sport Associations. Since 2011 we have created and managed on behalf of Diabetes SA the Global Diabetes Walk. This is an awareness walk and wellness expo to educate the public on Diabetes

For more information on our company and events we have created please find us on :





We look forward to having the opportunity to create your event for you.

Pat Bonini                                                                            Paul Godwin

Contracts co-ordinator                                                   Operations manager

Event Consultant                                                              Event Consultant

Chartered Public Relations Practitioner


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