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We were super chuffed when we were featured in Campaign Magazine recently!

From the article:

Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg’s offices are located on former farmlands in Bryanston on the outskirts of South Africa’s capital city. The most iconic feature of the sprawling office campus is an original Cape Dutch house, which was initially used as the main entrance and a meeting room venue.

Analogous of the Cape farmlands, the house is what attracted O&M JHB to the property. At the time, former chairman, Robyn Putter, was quoted in a local newspaper as saying, “This is an appropriate choice since our agency was started in Cape Town.”

Following a restoration of the house and the construction of additional office space, O&M JHB moved into the aptly named Brand Building, on December 1st, 1992. The Cape Dutch theme was incorporated into the new office space, using uncomplicated and inexpensive design concepts and materials.

Read the full article here.

Antoinette Johnson

This is Antoinette Johnson. She’s a Senior Copywriter.

She tells us that she could happily colonise a cat island. Her exotic shorthair, Fiddlesworth, agrees. Antoinette is a born and bred Jozi girl, has been married to Darren for 3 years and makes a mean Chicken Parmesan.

Follow #FacesofanAgency on Instagram and get to know the wonderful people who work at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

Nick Bedfor

Contrary to popular belief, Bradley Cooper does not work at Ogilvy JHB, but Nick Bedford does.

Our Social@Ogilvy Business Director tells us that had he not chosen this industry, he would’ve chased his Formula One Champion dream down. At home he can be found making delicious Spaghetti Bolognaise for his wife, his daughter and their miniature daschund, Rosie.

Follow #FacesofanAgency on Instagram and get to know the wonderful people who work at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

Who Wore it Best?

Who wore it best?

Julian Ribeiro, MD of our JHB office or Creative Director, Carl Willoughby? Julian tells us that had he not gone into advertising, he would’ve pursued his professional soccer career while Carl enjoys making Dim Sum at home and taking photos (proof on his Instagram feed).

Follow #FacesofanAgency on Instagram and get to know the wonderful people who work at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

I see a different you

We see a different them.

Meet @innocentmukheli & @vuyompantsha, two of our talented creatives by day, 2/3s of I see a different you by night.

@iseeadifferentyou is a trio collective from Soweto, portraying South Africa as they see it. Check out their TedTalk here.

Follow #FacesofanAgency on Instagram and get to know the wonderful people who work at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

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Join us on Friday, 28 February for How to Friday’s with Marshall Manson. Marshall is Managing Director of EAME Social@Ogilvy and he will be sharing key insights about social media and emerging trends.Marshall has more than 15 years’ experience in building effective and award-winning digital and social campaigns. Previously, Marshall worked at Edelman where he was Managing Director of Digital for EMEA.During his time at Edelman, Manson created and executed successful digital and social media marketing strategies for global consumer brands including, Diageo’s Johnnie Walker. He has also developed and implemented online reputation management strategies for a wide range of corporate clients, such as HP and AstraZeneca and helped clients manage complex issues and crises breaking in social media.
This is a session you do not want to miss out on. We look forward to seeing you there!

Don’t miss this one - RSVP by Thursday 27 February – 12:00.

Time: 11 A.M – 12 P.M
Venue: 143B – Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg

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