Murray Legg

We are so excited for today’s #HowToFriday session with Murray Legg! “A man with MANY talents” certainly comes to mind…

From a PhD in biomedical engineering to investment banker, digital agency boss to partner in the development of an innovative heart valve, Murray has diverse interests in industries with high growth potential.

SA Cardiosynthetics, which he co-founded with cardiac surgeon David Wheatley, is probably the venture that has the greatest potential to have global impact. Having recently been granted a patent in 11 major territories, this innovation appears well on track to make its mark on the medical industry by offering a longer term solution to a problem affecting many hundreds of thousands of people every year.

That apart, he has partnered with lifelong friend and digital specialist Mike Sharman to establish digital agency Retroviral that specialises in creating online marketing campaigns. A spin-off of this is his third business venture, Webfluential that has introduced a new concept in peer and influencer-driven marketing.

#HowToFridays take place on the last Friday of every month from 11am – 12pm. Email Olivia if you would like to attend our next session on the 27th June 2014.


AddHopeToday is World Hunger Day and 3.3 million South African children go hungry every day.

But there is Hope.

As World Hunger Day comes and goes, and another year passes, the plight of the hungry still hangs heavily on the world, and this country, but where there are dark clouds there are silver linings.

KFC is committed to advocating in the fight against child hunger and is working with 90 organisations on the ground that makes it their mission to help children daily. Through KFC’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Add Hope, KFC calls on customers to donate R2 at its 750 stores countrywide to give a meal to a child.

Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg fully supports this incredible initiative. Please take the time to do so too. It just takes one click.

Share the “Thank You Very Much” AV on May 28th (World Hunger Day), and for every share the AV receives, KFC will donate a food parcel to an Add Hope beneficiary.

Olwethu Mlawu

Recognise this face? That’s because the lovely @olwethumlawu, one of our Account Managers, is also the Face of Ponds! Olwethu is a part-time model but first and foremost a Mom to her little boy, Imam. She enjoys spending time in Maboneng on weekends and plans to travel a lot more and see the world!

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Mark ZellerMeet our newly-appointed Marketing & Communications Manager, @markzella, who also happens to be a wonderful human being. Mark studied Visual Communications and has many talents & skills, including web development! He is curious about the world and its many cultures and plans to travel a lot in his life.

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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.

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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.

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